Pakistani cricket team in India in 1952–53

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Pakistan cricket team in India in 1952-53
Date10 October 1952 - 24 December 1952
Location Flag of India.svg India
ResultIndia won the 5-Test series 2-1-2
Flag of India.svg  India Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan
Lala Amarnath Abdul Kardar
Most runs
Polly Umrigar (258)
Vijay Hazare (223)
Vinoo Mankad (129)
Waqar Hasan (357)
Hanif Mohammad (287)
Nazar Mohammad (277)
Most wickets
Vinoo Mankad (25)
Ghulam Ahmed (12)
Lala Amarnath (9)
Fazal Mahmood (20)
Mahmood Hussain (12)
Amir Elahi (7)

The Pakistan national cricket team toured India in the 1952-53 season, playing five Tests. [1] The First Test was the first-ever Test for Pakistan and the second match resulted in Pakistan's first Test victory. [2] India won the series 2-1 with two Tests being drawn.

Pakistan national cricket team National sports team

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India Country in South Asia

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Test cricket the longest form of the sport of cricket; so called due to its long, grueling nature

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Test matches

1st Test

16-18 Oct 1952 (4-day match)
India  Flag of India.svg
372 (139.4 overs)
Hemu Adhikari 81
Amir Elahi 4/134 (39.4 overs)
150 (104.3 overs)
Hanif Mohammad 51
Vinoo Mankad 8/52 (47 overs)
152 (58.2 overs)
Abdul Kardar 43
Vinoo Mankad 5/79 (24.2 overs)
India won by an innings and 70 runs
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Umpires: BJ Mohoni, MG Vijayasarathi
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was the first Test match for Pakistan. For all the Pakistani players except Abdul Kardar and Amir Elahi this was the debut Test. Kardar and Elahi had earlier played Test cricket for India.
Amir Elahi cricketer

Amir Elahipronunciation  was one of the fifteen cricketers who have played Test cricket for more than one country. Born in Lahore, he played one Test for India. After Pakistan acquired Test match status in 1952-3, he played 5 Tests for Pakistan as a leg break googly bowler with modest success. He also had the distinction of being cap #1 amongst Pakistan Test cricketers

2nd Test

23-26 Oct 1952 (4-day match)
India  Flag of India.svg
106 (55.1 overs)
Pankaj Roy 30
Fazal Mahmood 5/52 (24.1 overs)
331 (194.3 overs)
Nazar Mohammad 124
Ghulam Ahmed 3/83 (45 overs)
182 (76.3 overs)
Lala Amarnath 61
Fazal Mahmood 7/42 (27.3 overs)
Pakistan won by an innings and 43 runs
University Ground, Lucknow
Umpires: BJ Mohoni, JR Patel
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.

3rd Test

13-16 Nov 1952
(4-day match)
Flag of India.svg  India
186 (73 overs)
Waqar Hasan 81
Lala Amarnath 4/40 (21 overs)
387/4 d. (112 overs)
Vijay Hazare 146
Mahmood Hussain 3/121 (35 overs)
242 (149.2 overs)
Hanif Mohammad 96
Vinoo Mankad 5/72 (65 overs)
45/0 (15.2 overs)
Vinoo Mankad 35
Abdul Kardar 0/2 (2 overs)
India won by 10 wickets
Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
Umpires: JR Patel, MG Vijayasarathi
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.

4th Test

28 Nov-1 Dec 1952
(4-day match)
Flag of India.svg  India
344 (110.5 overs)
Abdul Kardar 79
Ramesh Divecha 2/36 (19 overs)
175/6 (74 overs)
Polly Umrigar 62
Abdul Kardar 2/37 (21 overs)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • No play was possible on the last two days because of rain.

5th Test

12-15 Dec 1952
(4-day match)
Flag of India.svg  India
257 (116 overs)
Imtiaz Ahmed 57
Dattu Phadkar 5/72 (32 overs)
397 (144 overs)
Deepak Shodhan 110
Fazal Mahmood 4/141 (64 overs)
236/7 d. (120 overs)
Waqar Hasan 97
Ghulam Ahmed 3/56 (33 overs)
28/0 (6 overs)
Datta Gaekwad 20
Nazar Mohammad 0/4 (2 overs)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • India won the Test series 2-1.


In 2003, to mark the 50th anniversary of the tour, the surviving members of the team were awarded a commemorative medallion, a cash prize of 250,000 rupees, and a current green Pakistan blazer. [3]

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Further reading

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