September 14, 2001

Pakistan's biggest victories in Test cricket

Pakistan's recent overwhelming victory by a record margin of an innings and 264 runs against Bangladesh at Multan was their largest in Test Cricket to date. Incidentally, by virtue of the margin, it was also the sixth biggest in test cricket history so far. England, however, hold the record of achieving biggest victory in Test Cricket by an innings and 579 runs against Australia at the Oval in 1938.

Pakistan also has a good share in Test cricket's biggest victories. Five of Pakistan's 24 innings victories have been with a margin of 150 runs or more. Also five others have been by a wide margin, from 204 to 301 runs. Pakistan's recent victory at Multan was also the biggest at home in a Test match. Their largest victory in away tests was when they beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 175 runs in the final of 1st Asian Test Championship at the neutral ground of Dhaka in 1998-99.

Presented below is a list of largest Test victories for Pakistan from 1952 to date:

Largest victories: 1952-53 to date

Innings & 264 runs v Bangladesh, Multan:2001-02
Innings & 188 runs v Australia, Karachi: 1988-89
Innings & 175 runs v Sri Lanka, Dhaka: 1998-99
Innings & 166 runs v New Zealand, Dunedin: 1972-73
Innings & 163 runs v Sri Lanka, Galle: 1999-2000
Innings & 119 runs v India, Hyderabad: 1982-83
Innings & 102 runs v Sri Lanka, Lahore: 1981-82
Innings & 87 runs v England, Lahore: 1987-88
Innings & 86 runs v India, Karachi: 1982-83
Innings & 82 runs v Australia, Melbourne: 1981-82
Innings & 64 runs v New Zealand, Rawalpindi: 1964-65
Innings & 52 runs v Sri Lanka, Kandy: 1994-95
Innings & 43 runs v India, Lucknow: 1952-53
Innings & 43 runs v New Zealand, Karachi: 1990-91
Innings & 40 runs v Sri Lanka, Peshawar: 1995-96
Innings & 29 runs v West Indies, Rawalpindi: 1997-98
Innings & 20 runs v Sri Lanka, Kandy: 1985-86
Innings & 19 runs v West Indies, Peshawar: 1997-98
Innings & 18 runs v England, Leeds: 1987
Innings & 13 runs v New Zealand, Rawalpindi: 1996-97
Innings & 12 runs v New Zealand, Wellington: 1993-94
Innings & 3 runs v Australia, Faisalabad: 1982-83
Innings & 1 run v New Zealand, Karachi: 1955-56
Innings & 1 run v West Indies, Port of Spain: 1957-58
By 301 runs v Sri Lanka, Colombo: 1994-95
By 299 runs v New Zealand, Auckland: 2000-01
By 266 runs v West Indies, Port of Spain: 1976-77
By 222 runs v Sri Lanka, Karachi: 1999-2000
By 204 runs v Sri Lanka, Karachi: 1981-82

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