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India in Pakistan, 3rd Test, Karachi


  • Ifran Pathan became the 2nd Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket.

  • Pathan's hat-trick was also the first time a bowler had taken a hat-trick in the first over of the match.

  • When Shoaib Akhtar lofted Anil Kumble over the midwicket fence in the first innings, it was the 41st six in the series, a world record for a three-test encounter, beating the previous record of 40 between England and New Zealand in 2001-02. The world record for most sixes in a series is 51, during the five-Test Ashes series in 2005.

  • Kamran Akmal's 113 in the first innings was his 4th Test century. This was Akmal's fourth Test century, and by virtue of this century, Akmal now jointly holds the record for the most Test centuries against India by a designated wicketkeeper.

  • The 5th wicket partnership of 103 runs between Yuvraj Singh and Sourav Ganguly in the 2nd innings is now India's best 5th wicket stand at Karachi. It bettered the previous best of 38 runs between Sunil Gavaskar and Mohinder Amarnath.

  • Mohammad Yousuf, who went past the 5000-run mark on the second day, is now the fourth-highest run-getter for Pakistan in Tests after overtaking Zaheer Abbas's aggregate of 5062 runs. The top three are Javed Miandad (8832), Inzamam-ul-Haq (8171*), Saleem Malik (5768).

  • Faisal Iqbal's century in the second innings was his first hundred in Test cricket. Coming back to the Test cricket stage after three years, Faisal Iqbal made 139, which bettered his previous best of 83.

  • In the Pakistan second innings, when Abdul Razzaq got to his fifty, it provided cricket statisticians with something new - it was the first time in Test history that the top 7 batsmen had scored 50 or more in an innings.



  • The 6th wicket stand of 196 runs between Abdul Razzaq and Kamran Akmal is the best 6th wicket stand at Karachi. It bettered the previous best of 178* runs between Salim Malik and Wasim Raja.

  • Yuvraj Singh's 122 was his second Test hundred. Incidentally his first hundred came against Pakistan too.

  • Pakistan's victory by 341 runs is their biggest win in terms of runs, bettering the previous best of 301 against Sri Lanka in Colombo (PSS) in 1994.

  • India managed to escape its worst defeat in terms of runs by a solitary run - Australia had thrashed them by 342 runs at Nagpur in 2004-05.

  • Kamran Akmal won his second Man-of-the-Match award in Test cricket. Incidentally, even his first Man-of-the-Match award came against India, at Mohali in 2004/05.



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