|Pakistan cricket team in India in 1952-53|
|Date||10 October 1952 - 24 December 1952|
|Result||India won the 5-Test series 2-1-2|
The Pakistan national cricket team toured India in the 1952-53 season, playing five Tests.The First Test was the first-ever Test for Pakistan and the second match resulted in Pakistan's first Test victory. India won the series 2-1 with two Tests being drawn.
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16-18 Oct 1952 (4-day match)
13-16 Nov 1952
12-15 Dec 1952
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