Second Test Match

PAKISTAN v INDIA 1984-85

At Faisalabad, October 24, 25, 26, 28, 29. Drawn. In five days of slow, predictable cricket 1,174 runs were scored for the loss of only sixteen wickets, and when stumps were drawn on the final day, Pakistan had yet to finish their first innings. Five batsmen scored centuries. For India, whose total of 500 was their highest in Pakistan, Shastri made his highest Test score and Gavaskar passed 8,500 Test runs. For Pakistan Abdul Qadir reached 100 Test wickets when he had Yadav caught. Pakistan's 674 for six was their highest-ever Test score, beating their 657 for eight against West Indies at Bridgetown in 1957-58. Mudassar and Qasim Omar shared a record second-wicket stand of 250, Mudassar batting nine hours, twenty minutes for his 199. Qasim Omar's 210, his second Test hundred, took 11 hours, 25 minutes.

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