On this day : 26th October

Pakistan’s maiden Test victory. In only their second match, played on jute matting in Lucknow, they thrashed India by an innings and 43 runs. That master craftsman Fazal Mahmood was the star, taking 5 for 52 and 7 for 42 (his best figures in Tests) as India was blown away for 106 and 182. Nazar Mohammad anchored Pakistan’s 331 with a painstaking unbeaten 124, carrying his bat after 515 minutes at the crease. He became the first man to be on the field throughout an entire Test match.

(source: Cricinfo)