Stats: List of occasions when Pakistan were dismissed under 100 runs in Test matches

Last time they were bundled out below hundred was back in 2013.

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In the fourth innings of the second test match between Pakistan and West Indies, the former were bundled out for 81 runs in 35 overs. Shannon Gabriel bowled a brilliant spell on the fifth day as he claimed a five-wicket haul by conceding only 11 runs in 11 overs. Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph chipped in with important wickets from the other end as they shared five wickets amongst them.

Alarmingly, the frequency of batting collapse by Pakistan, usually below the 100 run mark, had been on a rise post-2010. There have been seven occasions in the past seven years when Pakistani batsmen were bundled out within 100 runs.

It is a universal truth that batsmen from Asia have usually struggled in the seaming and swinging conditions of England. Pakistan had a disastrous/infamous tour to England where they were bundled out below a hundred runs in as many as three occasions.

Two years from then, Pakistanis bundled out yet again when they hosted the Englishmen in relatively known conditions of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Hearteningly, the last time such an incident occurred for the Asian team was when they hosted South Africa almost four years back in Dubai.

NoTeamScoreOversInnsOppositionGroundStart Date
1Pakistan8783.51v EnglandLord’s10-Jun-54
2Pakistan9056.52v EnglandManchester22-Jul-54
3Pakistan6221.22v AustraliaPerth13-Nov-81
4Pakistan7744.53v West IndiesLahore7-Nov-86
5Pakistan9741.12v AustraliaBrisbane9-Nov-95
6Pakistan9237.34v South AfricaFaisalabad24-Oct-97
7Pakistan5931.51v AustraliaSharjah11-Oct-02
8Pakistan5324.53v AustraliaSharjah11-Oct-02
9Pakistan7231.34v AustraliaPerth16-Dec-04
10Pakistan90361v Sri LankaColombo (PSS)12-Jul-09
11Pakistan80294v EnglandNottingham29-Jul-10
12Pakistan7239.31v EnglandBirmingham6-Aug-10
13Pakistan74332v EnglandLord’s26-Aug-10
14Pakistan9944.11v EnglandDubai (DSC)3-Feb-12
15Pakistan4929.12v South AfricaJohannesburg1-Feb-13
16Pakistan9936.41v South AfricaDubai (DSC)23-Oct-13
17Pakistan8134.44v West IndiesBridgetown30-Apr-17

Interestingly, this is now the eighth occasion overall where Pakistan have been dismissed under 100 within 35 overs. Three of those collapses occurred in the fourth innings. In recent history, Pakistan visited Johannesburg and registered their lowest score ever in Test history. The match will be forever remembered for the decimation caused by Dale Steyn has he picked up six wickets in 8 overs.

NoTeamScoreOversInnsOppositionGrounStart Date
1Pakistan6221.22v AustraliaPerth13-Nov-81
2Pakistan5324.53v AustraliaSharjah11-Oct-02
3Pakistan80294v EnglandNottingham29-Jul-10
4Pakistan4929.12v South AfricaJohannesburg1-Feb-13
5Pakistan7231.34v AustraliaPerth16-Dec-04
6Pakistan5931.51v AustraliaSharjah11-Oct-02
7Pakistan74332v EnglandLord’s26-Aug-10
       8Pakistan8134.44v West IndiesBridgetown30-Apr-17

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