[VIDEO] From 3 wickets down, 0 runs scored, 1st over, to winning the Test by 341 runs

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From 3-0, 4-13 and 6 for 39, to 245 all out.

Followed by, in the 2nd innings, every one of the top 7 batsmen scoring at least 50+ (and no.8 on 0 not out, having scored 113 in the 1st innings, coming in at 6-39 ).

And end up winning the Test by 341 runs.

What a comeback - and that against your biggest rivals.

(Had it been the other way around, everyone would be claiming it was fixed!)

(Pakistan v India, 3rd Test, Jan/Feb 2006)
 
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Yes. It the same match in which pathan gott hat trick
 
the match that gave us one of the great test innnings :kami, he had so much promise at the time
 
It was generous of Pakistan to give India a head start in match before hammering them :)
 
Has there ever been another match (Test or ODI) innings in which the top 7 batsmen scored at least a half-century?

Has there been any other match (Test or ODI) in which a team has lost 3 wickets for 0 runs at the start of the innings?

Has there been any other match (Test or ODI) in which a bowler has taken a hat-trick in the first over of an innings?
 
Great great win for Pakistan! The way Kamran Akmal and Asif led Pakistan to victory was magical stuff.. Respect
 
Has there ever been another match (Test or ODI) innings in which the top 7 batsmen scored at least a half-century?

Has there been any other match (Test or ODI) in which a team has lost 3 wickets for 0 runs at the start of the innings?

Has there been any other match (Test or ODI) in which a bowler has taken a hat-trick in the first over of an innings?

I am pretty sure the last two haven't happened..as per my knowledge !!!

First one...on top of my head...I remember India vs SA back in late 90's and early 2000's...when number of SA batsmans scored 50's against us...I remember discussing with friends...that was when Mcmillan,Klusener were part of the team....not sure if the top 7 got it though...SA scored some 600 odd !!
 
Great win for Pak, felt quite bad at the way our batting folded in second inning.
 
it was one of those match that was almost unbelievable,shame it wasn't glorified more as the match has it all, suspence and drama,,


amazing match v
 
That was a great match, I watched every ball of it!

Asif announced himself in this match!
 
I remember a commentator saying about asif in that match '' this kid is a special bowler'' :( he nruined himself .
 
Of the matches that I have watched live, this was the greatest comeback ever in Test cricket:14::bow:!!!

Brilliant Kamran Akmal hundred made it look possible for Pakistan!
 
Has there ever been another match (Test or ODI) innings in which the top 7 batsmen scored at least a half-century?

Has there been any other match (Test or ODI) in which a team has lost 3 wickets for 0 runs at the start of the innings?

Has there been any other match (Test or ODI) in which a bowler has taken a hat-trick in the first over of an innings?

Vass got a hat-trick off the first 3 balls in the 2003 WC against Bangladesh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_wnbipAU5w

As for top 7 getting 50+ scores I guess this comes close with the 7th batsman being not out on 39. Another Pak v India match lol.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63515.html
 
One more similar match that I remember is the 1999 India Pakistan Kolkata test. Pakistan batting first were like 26 for 6 IIRC, and we ended up bottling that one too!
 
I remember watching this match and that innings by Kamran was one of the best innings I have ever seen.
 
I remember turning the TV on and reading 39/6, I thought the scoreboard guy did a mistake haha but it was an amazing comeback!
 
i have successfully deleted this match from my memory...as far as i am concerned this match never happened..is all fake!!
 
One more similar match that I remember is the 1999 India Pakistan Kolkata test. Pakistan batting first were like 26 for 6 IIRC, and we ended up bottling that one too!

We were happy giving you head start in that game as well :asif
 
One more similar match that I remember is the 1999 India Pakistan Kolkata test. Pakistan batting first were like 26 for 6 IIRC, and we ended up bottling that one too!
No.8 batsman, again a wicketkeeper, coming in at 6-26, saved the 1st innings.

(Afridi out in 2nd Innings, 1st ball - again!)
 
Of the matches that I have watched live, this was the greatest comeback ever in Test cricket:14::bow:!!!

Brilliant Kamran Akmal hundred made it look possible for Pakistan!

Not really sure about that, 0-3 alright but you had recovered from it the very day by posting 250. From then on it was going only one way, Pak way. :)
 
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Not really sure about that, 0-3 alright but you had recovered from it the very day by posting 250. From then on it was going only one way, Pak way. :)
It's not just the 3 for 0, but also the 39 for 6, along with the final winning margin of 341 runs.
 
It's not just the 3 for 0, but also the 39 for 6, along with the final winning margin of 341 runs.

No doubt, was great. Not trying to get into an argument at all. Like AJ said, was more of a case of us getting an opening session head start, from then on Pak controlled the game till the end.
 
Razaaq was a fauji in that match..!! Kami and Razzaq continued their defiance from Mohali a year before!!
 
This happened when we had shoaib and asif opening our attack! We would have seen the indians score triple centuries if it had been cheema and gul opening the attack :p
 
TO be fair, the way Asif made the ball talk, most batting lineups would have folded

Not sure really, we always had this tendency of completely losing heart once the opposition gets well ahead. Yuvraj and Ganguly showed batting wasn't that difficult as our top order made it look like. Just couldn't handle the pressure.
 
This happened when we had shoaib and asif opening our attack! We would have seen the indians score triple centuries if it had been cheema and gul opening the attack :p

Sehwag's scored two triple hundreds against Akhtar-Sami-Shabbir and Steyn-Ntini-Kallis-Morkel actually.

In that series itself, he was on top of both in first test. 2500+ with nearly 50 fours. lol
 
Remember that game quite well actually , pakistan won that series in spectacular fashion after two dull draws , remember sachin bowing in appreciation of Asifs skill that day :p..

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Remember that game quite well actually , pakistan won that series in spectacular fashion after two dull draws , remember sachin bowing in appreciation of Asifs skill that day :p..

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Breathtaking picture!
 
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One of the greatest Pakistan Test victories. Although the 80s and 90s were great, even the early to mid 2000s had some fantastic matches - from 2004-2006 the quality of Pak-Ind matches were superb, many classics.
 
Not sure really, we always had this tendency of completely losing heart once the opposition gets well ahead. Yuvraj and Ganguly showed batting wasn't that difficult as our top order made it look like. Just couldn't handle the pressure.

Pressure was obviously on.

But those deliveries to Sehwag and Laxman would have gotten most batsmen. Yuvraj played well though
 
Irrespective of the nationalities...you've got to admire the talent of M.Asif! The most skillful bowler Pakistan ever produced after the great Wasim...
 
Irrespective of the nationalities...you've got to admire the talent of M.Asif! The most skillful bowler Pakistan ever produced after the great Wasim...

Are you serious? Lol Ever heard of someone called Imran Khan?
 
Are you serious? Lol Ever heard of someone called Imran Khan?

Imran Khan was a great bowler no doubt, but from what I've seen from his stats,he was ordinary during the start but developed his bowling in the latter part of his career! Wasim and Asif are just gifted bowlers...they didn't even work hard for this!
 
Imran Khan was a great bowler no doubt, but from what I've seen from his stats,he was ordinary during the start but developed his bowling in the latter part of his career! Wasim and Asif are just gifted bowlers...they didn't even work hard for this!

If you just went by stats you might think Philander is the new Malcolm Marshall or something :)
 
Imran Khan was a great bowler no doubt, but from what I've seen from his stats,he was ordinary during the start but developed his bowling in the latter part of his career! Wasim and Asif are just gifted bowlers...they didn't even work hard for this!

:facepalm:
 
Kamran and Abdul Razzaq won us that match. Asif was also amazing
 
Imran Khan was a great bowler no doubt, but from what I've seen from his stats,he was ordinary during the start but developed his bowling in the latter part of his career! Wasim and Asif are just gifted bowlers...they didn't even work hard for this!

Imran Khan was not as talented as many other bowlers produced by Pak but his work ethics and WILL made him one of the greatest.
Asif for sure was more talented (and worked on his skills) just go derailed by other stuff.

You have to also keep in mind Imran bowled when pitches were more bowler friendly and Asif bowled when pitches had become batting heaven.

Imran was lucky to get second chances to play for Pakistan because his initial performances were very poor. In today's time I think he will not get many second chances. I think having Burki and Majid as cousins may have helped him get those chances and gave Pak one the best all rounder of all times.
 
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Hey I remember this game. Thats the match where Asif made Tendulkar look like he was taking a crap on the wicket.. I am pretty sure he probably asked Tendulkar on his follow through if he wanted a lota.

:)

I think debates raged on for weeks here why Tendulkar was on all fours like that. Indians till this day maintain it was because the ball kept low and he lost his balance.

Pakistanis maintain the ball in fact did not keep low but seamed in sharply to cut him in half and he did this to make it look like the ball had (by chance) kept low.

But either way, I think it was a good game of cricket. Pathan was bending it like Akram in that first spell. If he had a bit more pace, he would have probably gotten all 10 wickets.
 
Imran Khan was not as talented as many other bowlers produced by Pak but his work ethics and WILL made him one of the greatest.
Asif for sure was more talented (and worked on his skills) just go derailed by other stuff.

You have to also keep in mind Imran bowled when pitches were more bowler friendly and Asif bowled when pitches had become batting heaven.

Imran was lucky to get second chances to play for Pakistan because his initial performances were very poor.
In today's time I think he will not get many second chances. I think having Burki and Majid as cousins may have helped him get those chances and gave Pak one the best all rounder of all times.

What 2nd chances? First chance he got was as 19 year old.... in 1971 in England for his debut series. Flopped.... and then decides to stay in England and then he plays for Oxford University....and then Sussex. Then next time he plays for Pakistan in 1974 with Sarfraz and Asif Masood in 1974.... and does reasonably well... and still does not become full member of Pakistan. For next two years, he works on his bowling and then returns as Fast Bowler in 1976 series vs NZ (Miandad's debut series)..... and then rest is history.
 
Old skool pak cricket
Great WORLD CLASS bowling attack !!!

This is pak cricket @ its best and then no 1 comes close to us !
 
I wonder had pakistan won the Toss and Asif had bowled on the first Morning what he would have done :))
 
What 2nd chances? First chance he got was as 19 year old.... in 1971 in England for his debut series. Flopped.... and then decides to stay in England and then he plays for Oxford University....and then Sussex. Then next time he plays for Pakistan in 1974 with Sarfraz and Asif Masood in 1974.... and does reasonably well... and still does not become full member of Pakistan. For next two years, he works on his bowling and then returns as Fast Bowler in 1976 series vs NZ (Miandad's debut series)..... and then rest is history.

So how many times he came back, count what you have written? I think 3rd time was the charm.
At 19 he was very raw when he played the first test. he did not even knew how many steps he needed to run to bowl. Once he was dropped he played the next 2-3 years in Eng without any first class domestic cricket. Have you seen a Pak bowler a get second chance to play tests without playing any domestic cricket in Pak?
 
So how many times he came back, count what you have written? I think 3rd time was the charm.
At 19 he was very raw when he played the first test. he did not even knew how many steps he needed to run to bowl. Once he was dropped he played the next 2-3 years in Eng without any first class domestic cricket. Have you seen a Pak bowler a get second chance to play tests without playing any domestic cricket in Pak?

:)

Now, can you please re-read what you wrote?

He made his test debut in 1971.... when he did not know how many steps to take(as you said).... yet....at the end of the 1971 season, he played a match for Worcestershire against visiting Indian team ... Point is... that he was GOOD enough at 19 to be seriously looked at by an English county.... which in those days, only played top class foreign players.
http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Scorecards/32/32017.html

If Majid/Burki were the reasons for his selection, then why he was he dropped after 1971 England tour? Why couldn't this connection keep him in the team...like Malik is in the team because of Firdous Ashiq Awan?

He took only 1972 off for studies (or whatever reason), but played a lot of FC matches in 1973 English season...as 20/21 year old. In 1973, he took 65 FC wickets at an average of 25.54 in 21 matches. He also scored 858 runs in those 21 matches with 4 fifties. He also took 19 wicket at average of 23.42 in 15 List A (limited over) matches.

So the point is ....his performance in England (in 1973) was the MAIN reason what he got selected for 1974 tour of England. During 1974 English season, he scored 4 FC 100s in 19 matches... and also took 60 wickets.

If Majid/Burki were the reasons for his selection, then why he was he dropped after 1974 England tour? He still was either dropped (or he was busy with his studies) and not was not selected for 1974-75 series vs West Indies at home.

During 1975 English season, Imran took 46 wickets in 15 FC matches at an average of 26.84.

Then he came to Pakistan to play FC cricket in 1975-76 for Dawood Industries and PIA. He had stellar performance in that domestic FC season. In only 9 FC matches, he picked 52 wickets at average of 19.61. This phenomenal performance (not Majid/Burke connection) got him selected for Pakistan to tour Sri Lanka in the same 75-76 season.

During that tour, he was the BEST Pakistani bowler and took 13 wickets in to unofficial test (FC) at average of 15.61.

Then he had another very successful English season of 1976. By the time, NZ came for visit in October 1976, he was a certain selection based on his performance in 75-76 Pakistan season, Sri Lankan tour, and 1976 England season.....not because he was lucky (as you said) or Majid/Burke connection.

Majid/Burke connection MAY have gotten him selected for the first 1971 tour but after that he was dropped twice .... and was selected purely based on performance.

You can verify what I wrote above here:
http://www.pcboard.com.pk/Players/1/1383/statistics_lists.html
 
Has there ever been another match (Test or ODI) innings in which the top 7 batsmen scored at least a half-century?

Has there been any other match (Test or ODI) in which a team has lost 3 wickets for 0 runs at the start of the innings?

Has there been any other match (Test or ODI) in which a bowler has taken a hat-trick in the first over of an innings?


Well, the last two have happened for sure. I remember Chaminda Vaas taking a hattrick of his first 3 deliveries in WC 03' (ODI) against Bangladesh.

Angelo Matthews had West Indies at 1 for 3 in the T20 World Cup in 2009 (first over)

So that leaves the initial one, and I am quite certain that one has happened before as well, but I won't say it has until someone brings it up
 
I think he said after Wasim, if you read properly.

Well what ever order you would prefer to put them in there are no doubts whatsoever that Imran, Wasim and Waqar are the top 3 Pak fast bowling greats of all time.
 
Also Wasim would not be number 3 on most lists. He should be in the top two with Imran taking the other spot.
 
Speaking of Sri Lanka, they really are pros at those early wickets. The lowest recorded score is off their bowling. 36 all out in 2003 WC by Canada. They were 12-6 with the highest recorded partnership being a massive 10 runs between 21-7 and 31-8.

Can't beat the bowling awesomeness of Pakistan's attack though. Wasim, Waqar, Shoaib, Imran, Safaraz, Mushtaq Ahmed, Saqlain Mushtaq, Abdul Qadir, Fazal Mahmood and soon to be inducted Saeed Ajmal. What a bowling line up
 
Speaking of Sri Lanka, they really are pros at those early wickets. The lowest recorded score is off their bowling. 36 all out in 2003 WC by Canada. They were 12-6 with the highest recorded partnership being a massive 10 runs between 21-7 and 31-8.

Can't beat the bowling awesomeness of Pakistan's attack though. Wasim, Waqar, Shoaib, Imran, Safaraz, Mushtaq Ahmed, Saqlain Mushtaq, Abdul Qadir, Fazal Mahmood and soon to be inducted Saeed Ajmal. What a bowling line up

Indeed. Phenomenal bowling lineup. Only the Windies have been able to cough up a deadlier attack :akhtar
 
Speaking of Sri Lanka, they really are pros at those early wickets. The lowest recorded score is off their bowling. 36 all out in 2003 WC by Canada. They were 12-6 with the highest recorded partnership being a massive 10 runs between 21-7 and 31-8.

Can't beat the bowling awesomeness of Pakistan's attack though. Wasim, Waqar, Shoaib, Imran, Safaraz, Mushtaq Ahmed, Saqlain Mushtaq, Abdul Qadir, Fazal Mahmood and soon to be inducted Saeed Ajmal. What a bowling line up

Yeah we are the best when it comes to minnow bashing no contest there. :)
Only WI can outdo Pak when it comes to the bowling side of things. But not by much either given all the variety Pak has posessed throughout the years.
 
That was one epic encounter!
That hat-trick in the first over was just fab....we couldn't have asked for more when we had you guys at 39/6.
But, props to Kamran and whole Pak team for fighting back and making an epic comeback.
 
That was Kamran Akmal at his finest.

Can never question his ability to soak up the pressure (.. only with the bat that is). Played quite a few 'clutch' innings over the years.
 
Not really sure about that, 0-3 alright but you had recovered from it the very day by posting 250. From then on it was going only one way, Pak way. :)

250 was still not the hugest total. India could have replied back with something 350 or 400 but the pressure got to the team I guess.

Also, I was talking about the matches that I had watched live;-).

That was Kamran Akmal at his finest.

Can never question his ability to soak up the pressure (.. only with the bat that is). Played quite a few 'clutch' innings over the years.

Agree.
 
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I thought because of this 1 match @ home ( heroic of Kami), Pakistan lost several match abroad because of Kami.
 
I still remember this match clearly and what an atmosphere it was at the stadium. Asif literally made the ball talk.
 
Today is the day the match ended!
 
Highlights of this wonderful game:

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epic memories, that was one staggering match and incredible come back.
 
Another memorable encounter between Pakistan and India, this time in Karachi. What a way to make a comeback from 3 down on 0 runs. For me, Kamran Akmal was the man who saved Pakistan in this Test match but Mohammad Asif bowled a superb spell that brought Tendulkar on his knees.

 
Back when Kamran looked destined to be a Pak great. Short lived sadly.

Yet, still the greatest innings from the Akmal-Azam clan. Difficult for some to accept, but it’s true.

Remember watching it with my grandfather in Karachi. May Allah bless his soul.
 
Back when Kamran looked destined to be a Pak great. Short lived sadly.

Yet, still the greatest innings from the Akmal-Azam clan. Difficult for some to accept, but it’s true.
I dont think anyone will dispute this.

Its one of the finest test knocks of all times from a player from any country.
 
If Asif had bowled first , we may have seen India registering a really low score.
 
From being 3 wickets down in the 1st over for Pakistan to ultimately winning by 341 runs over India, this is the beauty of Test cricket, and we are still celebrating it.
 
As a younger fan I didn't actually know of the Kamran innings until last year
Just shows that there was ability before becoming the laughing stock that he was, a bit sad really
 
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