November 7, 2002

Pakistan's Record Completed Innings Totals

Pakistan's second innings total of 53 in the recent second test match against Australia at Sharjah is their record lowest completed innings total in test cricket. Unfortunately the team had already suffered the agony of scoring their previous lowest score of 59 in the first innings of the same match. There is no other example for a team to have suffered such humiliation in recent times.

Presented below is a list of Pakistan's completed innings totals below 100 followed by their lowest innings totals against each opponent:

Completed Innings Total Below 100

Total Opponent Venue Series 53 Australia Sharjah 2002-03 59 Australia Sharjah 2002-03 62 Australia Perth 1981-82 77 West Indies Lahore 1986-87 87 England Lords 1954 92 South Africa Faisalabad 1997-98

Lowest Innings Total against each opponent

Opponent Total Venue Series Australia 53 Sharjah 2002-03 West Indies 77 Lahore 1986-87 England 87 Lords 1954 South Africa 92 Faisalabad 1997-98 New Zealand 102 Faisalabad 1990-91 Zimbabwe 103 Peshawar 1998-99 India 116 Banglore 1986-87 Sir Lanka 132 Colombo (CCC) 1985-86 Bangladesh 465-9dec Chittagong 2001-02

Lowest Completed Innings Total for other Teams

Team Total Opponent Venue Series New Zealand 26** England Auckland 1954-55 South Africa 30 England Birmingham 1924 Australia 36 England Birmingham 1902 India 42* England Lords 1974 England 45 Australia Sydney 1886-87 West Indies 51 Australia Port of Spain 1998-99 Zimbabwe 63 West Indies Port of Spain 1999-2000 Sri Lanka 71 Pakistan Kandy 1994-95 Bangladesh 90 Sri Lanaka Colombo 2000-2001

** Lowest in test cricket * Batted one man short

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