Pakistan was only the second Asian team to play the game of cricket after India. They made their debut in this sport with a test match against archrival India in 1952. Since then, this team has actively participated in this sport. Over the years, Pakistan has been through many lows and highs in this sport.
They have won major ICC tournaments at times. However, test cricket has always been a challenging format for them. Their numbers in white-ball cricket are better as compared to the red-ball format. This article also highlights such stats for Pakistan when they suffered some of their biggest defeats in the game.
Highest Win Margin in Test vs Pakistan
|Australia||491 runs||564||Perth||16 Dec 2004|
|England||354 runs||435||Nottingham||29 Jul 2010|
|Australia||348 runs||500||Melbourne||1 Jan 1977|
|England||330 runs||565||Manchester||22 Jul 2016|
|South Africa||324 runs||490||Johannesburg||19 Jan 1995|
|Australia||286 runs||543||Perth||13 Nov 1981|
|West Indies||276 runs||573||Bridgetown||26 May 2005|
|South Africa||259 runs||394||Gqeberha||6 Mar 1998|
|Sri Lanka||246 runs||508||Galle||24 Jul 2022|
|Australia||231 runs||438||Hobart||14 Jan 2010|
3. Australia (348 runs) vs Pakistan in January 1977
Pakistan faced their third-biggest losing margin in January 1977 against Australia in an away game. It happened at the Melbourne cricket ground, which was the second game of the three tests. In the first inning, Australia posted a massive score of 517/8 in 92.6 overs and declared their inning. Gary Cosier (168) and skipper Greg Chappell (121) scored a century each. In reply, Sadiq Mohammad (105) scored a hundred for Pakistan.
But they ended up with 333 runs in 84.1 overs. Australia batted again with a first-inning lead of 184 runs. They declared their second inning at 315/8 in 61.5 overs. Rick McCosker made 105 runs. Pakistan had a target of 500 runs to chase in the second inning. Pakistan made only 151 runs in 44.1 overs and lost the game by 348 runs.
2. England (354 runs) vs Pakistan in July 2010
England registered the second biggest defeat against Pakistan. They did it in July 2010, when Pakistan came to England for a four-match test series. It was the first game in Nottingham. Batting first, England scored 354 runs in 104.1 overs. Eoin Morgan scored 130 runs for the hosts. Pakistan responded with 182 runs in 54 overs and conceded a lead of 172 runs.
With a big lead, the English team scored another 262/9 in 75.3 overs in the second inning and declared. Matt Prior made an unbeaten 102 off 136 balls. Pakistan had a challenging target of 435 runs to chase. But their second inning was a total disaster. The whole team got dismissed for just 80 runs in one session of 29 overs. James Anderson picked up 6/17 in 15 overs. England won that game by 354 runs.
1. Australia (491 runs) vs Pakistan in December 2004
Pakistan’s biggest test defeat is also the fifth biggest in the history of the test cricket. Australia was the one that thrashed them completely in December 2004 in Perth. It was the first game of the three-match series. Australia batted first and scored 381 runs in 90.5 overs in their first inning. Justin Langer scored 191 for the hosts. Pakistan only scored 179 runs in reply.
With a first-inning lead of 202 runs, Australia batted again and scored 361/5 in 85.2 overs and declared their second inning. Damien Martyn scored 100 not out for the hosts. Pakistan got a huge target of 564 runs to win, but none of their batters can reach even the 30-run mark. The whole team got dismissed for just 72 runs in 31.3 overs and they lost by a record margin of 491 runs.