After India, Pakistan became only the second Asian country to play the game of cricket. They made their debut in 1952 against India itself. Since then, it’s been more than 70 years of history for them. In this duration, Pakistan has registered a number of records that are very hard to break. They have also won against every opponent.
The biggest inning win for the Men in Green came against New Zealand in May 2002 in Lahore. They beat the Black Caps by an inning and 324 runs. However, we will be talking about the biggest test wins for Pakistan in terms of runs. So let’s check out the top ten below.
Pakistan Highest Win Margin in Test Cricket (by Runs)
|373 runs||538||Australia||Abu Dhabi||16 Oct 2018|
|356 runs||603||Australia||Abu Dhabi||30 Oct 2014|
|341 runs||607||India||Karachi||29 Jan 2006|
|328 runs||550||Bangladesh||Mirpur||6 May 2015|
|301 runs||483||Sri Lanka||Colombo (PSS)||9 Aug 1994|
|299 runs||431||New Zealand||Auckland||8 Mar 2001|
|266 runs||489||West Indies||Port of Spain||1 Apr 1977|
|263 runs||476||Sri Lanka||Karachi||19 Dec 2019|
|248 runs||480||New Zealand||Abu Dhabi||9 Nov 2014|
|244 runs||434||West Indies||Sharjah||7 Feb 2002|
3. Pakistan (341 runs) vs India in 2006
The third biggest test win for Pakistan came against their arch rivals India in January 2006. It was the last tour for India to Pakistan in 2005-2006 for three tests. It came in the final game at Karachi Stadium. After winning the toss, India chose to bowl first and bowled out Pakistan for 245 runs. Kamran Akmal (113) scored a hundred in the first inning. In reply, India got all out for 238 runs in 54.1 overs.
The hosts got a small lead of seven runs. In the second inning, Pakistan batted brilliantly and went on to declare it at 599/7 in 140.1 overs. Faisal Iqbal was the top scorer with 135 runs. India got a target of 607 runs, but they could only manage 265 all out and lost the game by 341 runs.
2. Pakistan (356 runs) vs Australia in 2014
Pakistan’s second-biggest win in test cricket was registered against Australia in November 2014. It was the second test of the two-match series, and the Men in Green won the toss and decided to bat first. In the first inning, Pakistan batted for 164 overs and declared at 570/6. Azhar Ali (109) and Misbah-ul-Haq (101) scored centuries, while Younis Khan (213) scored a double century. In reply, Australia lost all their wickets for 261 runs in 67.2 overs.
With a big lead of 309 runs, Pakistan batted again. They declared their second inning at 293/3 in 60.4 overs. Azhar Ali (100*) and Misbha (101*) scored yet another hundred. Australia got a big target of 603 runs to chase. But they only managed a 246-run all out and Pakistan registered a win by a margin of 356 runs.
1. Pakistan (373 runs) vs Australia in 2018
Both of the top two big wins for Pakistan are registered against Australia. The biggest one came in October 2018 in Abu Dhabi. It was the first game of the two series, and Pakistan won the toss and batted first. Pakistan made a score of 282 runs in 81 overs with the help of Sarfaraz Ahmed and Fakhar Zaman, who scored 94 runs each. In reply, the Pakistan bowler didn’t allow the Australians to bat freely.
Australia got all out for 145 runs in 50.4 overs and gave away a lead of 138 runs. In the second inning, Pakistan batted for four sessions and declared at 400/9 in 120 overs. Babar Azam was the top scorer with 99. Australia got a target of 538 runs, but they only scored 164 runs in 49.4 overs and lost the game by a massive 373-run margin.