We continue our countdown to this summer’s Investec Test Match between England v Pakistan by looking at previous fixtures between these two sides here at Edgbaston. This week we look at the 1992 Test which consisted of four magnificent centuries and remarkably over 900 runs being scored in just two innings.
England’s captain Graham Gooch won the toss and sent Javed Miandad and his Pakistan side to bat. This was the sixth encounter at Edgbaston between England and Pakistan and the scores were 3-0 to England with two matches ending in draws.
England: Graham Gooch, Alec Stewart, Graham Hick, Robin Smith, Mark Ramprakash, Allan Lamb, Chris Lewis, Jack Russell, Derek Pringle, Ian Botham and Phil DeFreitas
Pakistan: Aamer Sohail, Rameez Raja, Asif Mujtaba, Javed Miandad, Saleem Malik, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Moin Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed, Waqar Younis, Aaqib Javed and Ata-ur-Rehman
Miandad and Malik pile on the runs for Pakistan
Aamer Sohail and Rameez Raja opened the batting for Pakistan and looked to get their team off to a good start. Pakistan were 110-3 after losing Sohail (18), Mujtaba (29) and Raja (47) before Miandad and Malik recorded the highest fourth wicket partnership between these two sides at Edgbaston. Miandad hit a magnificent 153 of 337 balls which included 19 fours. Malik went at a quicker strike rate and scored 165 runs of 297 balls and smashed 19 fours and one six. Their partnership was at 322 when finally Malik was trapped lbw from the bowling of Phil DeFreitas. Eventually the tourists declared on 446-4 with DeFreitas taking all four of England’s wickets.
Stewart and Smith with the perfect response
The match was already in its fourth day after rain affected the first two days of the Test Match. The highlight of England’s innings was very much Alec Stewart’s knock who scored 190 runs of 261 balls and hit 31 fours in the process. Robin Smith was the fourth man in this match to score a century as he put on 127 before being caught lbw by Mushtaq Ahmed. England scored 459-7 and the game finished in a draw. This was the third draw between these countries at Edgbaston.
England undefeated against Pakistan at Edgbaston
Tickets are on sale for England v Pakistan Investec Test Match this summer holiday (Wednesday 3 – Sunday 7 August) and can be purchased by clicking here or calling 0844 847 1902. Adults are priced from just £31 with Juniors (Under 16’s) from only £6 for a full day of international sport. England have never lost against Pakistan at Edgbaston and will be looking to record another victory.