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Pakistani cricket team in Australia in 1964–65

The Pakistan national cricket team toured Australia in the 1964–65 season and played 4 first-class matches, including the inaugural Test match between Australia and Pakistan in Australia. The two countries had already played each other in Pakistan.

During this tour, Arif Butt became the first Pakistani player to take a five-wicket haul on his Test debut, taking six wickets for 89 runs.[1][2]

Test match summary

4, 5, 7, 8 December 1964
(4-day match)
287 (87.6 overs)
Hanif Mohammad 104
GD McKenzie 3/66 (22 overs)
448 (92.3 overs)
TR Veivers 88
Arif Butt 6/89 (21.3 overs)
326 (96.4 overs)
Hanif Mohammad 93
NJN Hawke 4/72 (21 overs)
88/2 (11.5 overs)
BK Shepherd 43*
Arif Butt 1/29 (5.5 overs)


  1. ^ "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Bowling records / By year of match start". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Only Test: Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Dec 4–8, 1964". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 September 2013.

Annual reviews

Further reading

  • Bill Frindall, The Wisden Book of Test Cricket 1877-1978, Wisden, 1979
  • Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, André Deutsch, 1993
  • Ray Robinson, On Top Down Under, Cassell, 1975

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