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    Pakistan - West Indies face offs from 1976-91

    Below is an old but interesting article on the "dog-fights" in Test matches between Pakistan and West Indies from 1976-91 (time-frame beginning after Australian rout of Windies in 75-76) during which time West Indies totally dominated every team - home and abroad - losing just one Test series.

    While the mighty Windies in late 70s and throughout 80s were crushing all and sundry, losing just that single test series in New Zealand, Imran's team seems to be the only one that really stood up to them consistently during these 15 years.

    Imran's team drew the series against the Windies at home in 85-86 and again away in the West Indies in 88-89, and then again at home in 90-91.

    Most impressive is the fact that it was the only team to win a test match, and draw a series against West Indies in the West Indies in the entire decade of 80s (really should have won that series in 88-89 if it were not for some horrendous umpiring when the Windies, tottering at 180-7, finally won the match by reaching the required total at 268-8).

    Several of the matches between the two sides were truly dog-fights, especially in the 80s.

    With both teams having great bowlers, innings totals for both teams rarely exceeded 400 runs (less than 300 runs in most cases). And Viv Richards was the only batsman - from both sides - to average greater than 50 in multiple series.

    During this same time from mid-70s to early 90s West Indies were bullying every team in the world with their fast bowlers - especially at home - but their record against Pakistan was pretty even 6-4 (with 8 draws) and 3-3 after Wasim Akram made his debut.

    West Indies win-loss record against major teams during the same time for comparison.:
    Australia: (31 played) = 17 wins - 5 losses
    England: (38 played) = 24 wins - 3 losses
    India: (29 played) = 11 wins - 3 losses
    Pakistan (18 played) = 6 wins - 4 losses

    Article link:
    Cricket - on second thoughts: Imran Khan's Pakistan | Sport | guardian.co.uk

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    These days Imran is trying to resurrect the politics of Pakistan......I hope he is as successful there as he was as a cricket captain
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    Yeah Imran is not the the greatest bowler & allrounder but also the best captain ever.Pakistan Cricket definitely needs another Imran Khan

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    Imran's galavanizing effect on the Pakistan team must have been amazing to watch back then.
    Just looking at those series, it really is mighty impressive how well Pakistan were able to do... the only team to really stand up and give the Windies a really tough fight.

    India of the late 1990s and 2000s worthy of a mention here.. yeah, they were whitewashed in the 1999 away series, but Australia were mauled in 1998 as well. 2001 was probably India's greatest ever achievement in tests... to beat that team at the very height of their powers when they looked nigh-on invincible was quite remarkable. The next away series in 2003/04 was another tough fight, and honestly a huge missed opportunity for India to complete a historic win down under. Sure Australia's attack wasn't great but it was still a huge achievement to draw the series. India probably had it a bit easier, and imran's achievements with Pakistan were definitely more impressive than what India managed but I definitely see a few parallels here


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    Quote Originally Posted by Satyanash89 View Post
    India of the late 1990s and 2000s worthy of a mention here.
    Not sure why. The thread is about Pakistan and the West Indies from 1976-1991.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Not sure why. The thread is about Pakistan and the West Indies from 1976-1991.
    Read the rest of the post, I was just saying it was similar

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    Just a shame that it wasn't.



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