On This Day: April 6, 1988 - Pakistan became the first visiting team to win a Test in WI in 10 years

Gotham Cronie

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A landmark win for Imran Khan's Pakistan, who became the first visiting team to win a Test in the Caribbean for 10 years when they beat West Indies by nine wickets in Guyana. This was a rough, tough contest, fit for men, not boys: Imran took 11 wickets and Javed Miandad made an outstanding 114, while West Indies debutant Curtly Ambrose took 2 for 121. And there were a staggering 71 extras in Pakistan's first innings, a then Test record. This series was the second of three consecutive 1-1s between these sides, at a time when West Indies were blowing away most other teams.

Scorecard:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63481.html
 
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Looks like it was one heck of a match! Ironic that on the 15 year anniversary, we're hearing news that Pakistan's tour of West Indies this Summer is in jeapordy.
 
Looks like it was one heck of a match! Ironic that on the 15 year anniversary, we're hearing news that Pakistan's tour of West Indies this Summer is in jeapordy.

Thanks for sharing this old good mrmories. With both Imran and Miandad performing so well even the windies were not good enough.
Unfortunately no such quality on both side and no one seems to care it our series goes ahead or not.

They should be at least three tests when we tour West Indies.
 
My father and grandfather talk about this match very fondly. A special moment in our cricketing history indeed. What legends Imran and Javed are.
 
26 matches unbeaten before this :broad

Bro WI ran into a rampaging Imran and Miandad, they were shown the way of how it's done :sendoff

On a side note in the same game Rambo scored 23 runs, across 2 innings, and helped finish the game like a true champion :raja
 
:raja
“Why did he do that????”
“Pakistan wins the match. Wins the series. For the first time in Barbados!!!”
“What a scenes for the retirees Misbah and Younis, just amazing!!!”
 
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With Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Joel Garner all retired by then. And Viv Richards and Malcolm Marshall not playing in the Test that Pakistan won.
 
Wish WI stands back on its feet again. They are such a mediocre team.
 
Viv Richards was out with piles and Malcolm Marshall was unfit too, and played the next two Tests half-fit.

In addition, Michael Holding had just followed Clive Lloyd and Sir Andy Roberts into retirement, and Ian Bishop was a year away from emerging.

But Pakistan reached a level never reached by any Asian team before or since.
 
Viv Richards was out with piles and Malcolm Marshall was unfit too, and played the next two Tests half-fit.

In addition, Michael Holding had just followed Clive Lloyd and Sir Andy Roberts into retirement, and Ian Bishop was a year away from emerging.

But Pakistan reached a level never reached by any Asian team before or since.

Since?

Set up a series between Pak and WI now and we will do it today!
 
Pakistan and West Indies were absolutely superb at that time.

2 really strong teams, with so many match-winners.
 
Sadly it was never televised but was probably the best achievement of the Pakistan team like the World Cup '92. Pakistan drew the series against the invincible West Indies.

The ODI series in West Indies was a whitewash, similar to Pakistan's recent tour of New Zealand. Pakistan 0-4 to West Indies and then Imran Khan and PCB of that time rebuild the team phasing out likes of Abdul Qadir and introduced those that later went onto dominate most of the 90s with likes of Waqar Younis, Aaqib Javed, Inzamam, Saeed Anwar and Mushtaq Ahmed.
 
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