Second Test Match


At Karachi, December 23, 24, 25, 27. Pakistan won by an innings and 86 runs. This was Pakistan's biggest-ever victory over India, erasing the previous largest - by an innings and 43 runs at Lucknow in 1952-53. Pakistan put India in and bowled them out for 169, the only real resistance coming from Kapil Dev. In reply Pakistan piled up another huge total. Zaheer and Mudassar added 213 for the fifth wicket, Mudassar passing 1,500 runs in Tests. Pakistan's victory was achieved with a day to spare, Imran finishing with match figures of eleven for 79, which took him past 200 wickets in Tests. India's dramatic collapse in their second innings sealed their fate, when they crashed from 102 for one to 114 for seven, Imran's blistering pace being altogether too much for them.

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