The first series was played between India and Pakistan in 1952-1953 and Pakistan got its first victory on this tour.
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New Delhi.Scored the first century in Test cricket for Pakistan. Became a part of the first series against India, gave Pakistan its first victory, yet the career of this star of Pakistan ended after only 5 Test matches. Nazar Mohammad, whose arrival made Pakistan’s team look strong, made his international debut in 1952 against India and also played in all the five Test matches of this tour. He was most successful on the tour of India. Seeing his game, it was believed that he would take Pakistan cricket even further.
The Pakistan team returned home after playing a Test series in India and after that, Mohammad was never seen again in the Pakistani team. Despite being an amazing player, his desire to give many more victories to Pakistan remained unfulfilled. Today is Nazar’s 102nd birth anniversary.
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#OnThisDay in 1952 at Lucknow. Pakistan’s maiden Test victory. In only their second match, they thrashed India by an innings and 43 runs. Fazal Mahmood took 5 for 52 & 7 for 42 as India were bowled out for 106 & 182 and Nazar Mohammad made 124* #cricket pic.twitter.com/rDSJNnvZjM
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) October 26, 2020
First century for Pakistan
Born on March 5, 1921 in Lahore, Nazar may not have played many international matches for Pakistan, but his name is recorded in Pakistan cricket for many reasons. Nazar played an unbeaten inning of 124 runs in the Lucknow Test match on India tour. With this, he also became the first Pakistani player to score a century in Test cricket. The series was played for the first time between Pakistan and India in 1952-1953. In Lucknow, he also gave Pakistan its first victory by scoring a century. Pakistan won the match by an innings and 43 runs.
Career ended due to accident
Nazar scored 277 runs in his 5 International Test matches career for Pakistan. During this, he hit a century and a half-century. The Test series against India proved to be Nazar’s first and last series. Actually, his arm was injured in an accident, due to which his career ended. He also played 45 first class matches, scoring 2739 runs including 8 centuries and 9 half-centuries. He also took 5 wickets in first class.
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