Pakistan Wins Test Series After 4 Years, 2 Months

Posted on January 19, 2011
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Owais Mughal

After drawing second test match of the series against New Zealand, Pakistan has won their first Test Cricket series after a gap of 11 Test Series spanned over a period of 4 years and 2 months. Bari der ki mehraan aate aate!

But I have a comment on today’s match. Can you imagine Pakistan going for a draw under Imran Khan from a position where 66 runs were needed off 11 overs (NZ actually end up bowling 14 overs) and 6 wickets were in hand.

Imran would have gone for a match result in such situations whereas Misbah chose the safe result of a draw today. Pakistan scored only 18 runs in the last 14 overs. It will definitely look good on Misbah’s resume’ and he may even get World Cup captaincy over from Shahid Afridi tomorrow.

Now I do want to give credit where its due. Misbah is still commendable to have scored 6 fifites in his last 6 innings (70*, 99, 62, 58*, 77 and 76*). Misbah and Younis Khan held the whole batting line together in this test match.

Pakistan’s last Test series win was against West Indies in December of 2006. Following is the summary of Test series results since Pakistan won it the last time.

(1) 2010-11 Pakistan v New Zealand in NZ (1-0) (Jan 19, 2011)
(2) 2010-11 Pakistan v South Africa in UAE (0-0)
(3) 2010 Pakistan v England in England (1-3)
(4) 2010 Pakistan v Australia in England (1-1)
(5) 2009-10 Pakistan v Australia in Australia (0-3)
(6) 2009-10 Pakistan v New Zealand in NZ (1-1)
(7) 2009 Pakistan v Sri Lanka in SL (0-2)
(8) 2008 Pakistan v Sri Lanka in Pakistan (0-0)
(9) 2007-08 Pakistan v India in India (0-1)
(10) 2007-08 Pakistan v South Africa in Pakistan (0-1)
(11) 2006-07 Pakistan v South Africa in South Africa (1-2)
(12) 2006-07 Pakistan v West Indies in Pakistan (2-0) (Dec 1, 2006)

28 responses to “Pakistan Wins Test Series After 4 Years, 2 Months”

  1. Result says:

    great sharing, and congratulation to all pakistan for wining the match, now pakistani will particepate in the icc world cup 2011 and we hope that pakistan will win the world cup inshallah

  2. Adnan Ahmad says:

    Aah Owais I agree with you up to Asad Shafiq’s wicket. I actually watched the game and was getting frustrated watching Asad defend Vettori over after over except for that 6 and a 4 in an over. Asad should have been allowed to play his natural game.. another 20 runs from him and the game would have changed..

  3. ali says:

    The target was too much for Pakistan to get on the final day, Misbah’s decision was correct.You cannot depend on the number 7 and 8 players to take you to a draw. As soon as Misbah sensed that he did not have any recognized batsman left he went for a draw, good decision. Imran was playing and captaining Pakistan during different times, he had a whole bunch of super stars under him, he could take chances, you cannot take chances with the team that you have today.

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