Pakistan Cricket PlayersAzhar Mahmood | Ijaz Ahmed | Imran Khan | Inzamam-ul-Haq | Javed Miandad | Rameez Raja | Rashid Latif | Saeed Anwar | Saleem Malik | Saqlain Mushtaq | Shahid Afridi | Shoaib Akhtar | Waqar Younis | Wasim Akram | Younis Khan | Zaheer Abbas
Past Series of England in PakistanEngland in Pakistan 1961 - 62 | England in Pakistan 1969 | England in Pakistan 1973 | England in Pakistan 1977 - 78 | England in Pakistan 1984 | England in Pakistan 1987 | England in Pakistan 2000
England Won the SeriesThe tour was England's first Test visit to Pakistan since the infamous altercation between Mike Gatting and umpire Shakoor Rana in 1987.
Captain Nasser Hussain's intense, uncompromising style of leadership was at the heart of England's first series triumph in Pakistan since 1961-62.
Two tedious draws were followed by an extraordinary counter-attacking punch in the Karachi gloom.
The series marked a watershed moment in English cricket fortunes.
Since then the side have enjoyed a five-year period of prosperity, culminating in Ashes glory this past summer.
But before the real business of the Tests, there was a short limited-overs series of day-night matches to take care of.
In the opening game a brutal 84 from Andrew Flintoff - his first innings of note for his country - helped England reach an imposing target of 305.
The second international, where spin astonishingly accounted for every wicket to fall, was won by eight wickets by Pakistan as a swarm of insects - attracted by the Lahore floodlights - invaded the ground.
And in the third fixture, Saqlain Mushtaq dismissed England cheaply for a 2-1 series win. In both those matches, England's batting was pretty woeful.
Onto the Tests, where in Lahore, Hussain won his only toss on that tour.
England batted to a declaration at lunch on the third day. There were two century stands, firstly by openers Michael Atherton and Marcus Trescothick, then through Thorpe (118) and Craig White.
On a cracked, turning wicket Saqlain took all of the eight wickets to fall, after bowling no fewer than 74 overs.
When they eventually replied, Pakistan were indebted to a stand of 127 for the 9th wicket between Yousuf Youhana, who made 124, and Saqlain, after White and Ashley Giles had put them in danger of following on.
The game ended with England adding 77 to their first innings lead of 79 and an aggressive spell from Wasim Akram forcing Nasser Hussain to retire hurt with a wrist injury.
The Test in Faisalabad was just as unedifying for the most part and involved some very slow scoring.
Having elected to bat, Pakistan made just 316, Giles bowling with discipline for figures of 5-75.
In response the England top-order all made starts, but they only registered a lead of 26 with a patient 33 from nightwatchman Ian Salisbury assisting top-scorer Thorpe's 79.
Pakistan finally upped the tempo in the second innings and gave themselves most of the final day to bowl England out, setting the tourists 244 to win.
Finally a typically dogged 65 from Atherton saw England to safety as they ended on 125-5 in pursuit of an improbable 244. THIRD TEST, KARACHI Atherton would continue in this watchful vein in the final match in Karachi, but not until he had admired two flawless and fluent centuries from Inzamam-ul-Haq (142) and Yousuf (117), who was man of the series.
Together the pair put on 259 for the fourth wicket in a solid-looking Pakistan total of 405.
England had to dig in, and in marked contrast to the strokeplay and barrage of boundaries displayed by the Pakistani duo, Atherton's 125 was a masterpiece of crease-occupation.
He batted for just short of 10 hours, ably supported by a battling 51 from out of form skipper Hussain, as England totalled 388.
The match was apparently heading nowhere even though Pakistan went into stumps on the final day on 71-3, with Giles clean-bowling Inzamam.
But then the home batting line-up played a succession of reckless shots the following day and England were able seriously to consider victory.
White and Darren Gough attacked as Pakistan collapsed from 128-4 to 158 all out, leaving England a target of 176 to chase in 44 overs.
Moin responded with delaying tactics, appealing for bad light on three occasions.
But Graham Thorpe's superb unbeaten 64, a spirited 40 from Graeme Hick, and the insistence of umpire Steve Bucknor that play should continue despite the ever-engulfing darkness, led to a famous victory.
Pakistan v Sri Lanka Cricket Test Series 2009
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Bangladesh vs Pakistan Cricket Series 2009
Cricket series schedule - Postponed
- Tue 10 March, 2009: 1st T20 - Bangladesh v Pakistan at Mirpur
- Thu 12 March, 2009: 2nd T20 - Bangladesh v Pakistan at Mirpur
- Fri 13 March, 2009: 1st ODI - Bangladesh v Pakistan at Mirpur
- Sun 15 March, 2009: 2nd ODI - Bangladesh v Pakistan at Mirpur
- Tue 17 March, 2009: 3rd ODI - Bangladesh v Pakistan at Mirpur
- Fri 20 March, 2009: 4th ODI - Bangladesh v Pakistan at Chittagong
- Sun 22 March, 2009: 5th ODI - Bangladesh v Pakistan at Chittagong
Pakistan v Australia Cricket Series at UAE 2009
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- Wed 22, April 2009: Pakistan v Australia 1st ODI at Dubai
- Fri 24, April 2009: Pakistan v Australia 2nd ODI at Dubai
- Mon 27, April 2009: Pakistan v Australia 3rd ODI at Abu Dhabi
- Fri 01, May 2009: Pakistan v Australia 4th ODI at Abu Dhabi
- Sun 03, May 2009: Pakistan v Australia 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi
- Thu 07, May 2009: Pakistan v Australia Twenty20 at Dubai
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