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The Pakistan cricket team is administrated by the Pakistan Cricket Board and is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test and one-day international status. Cricket in Pakistan has been played well before the first team was granted Test playing status. Their first match took place in Delhi against India in 1952 while their first international tour was to England in 1954. Down the years, Pakistan has emerged as a formidable opposition winning the Cricket World Cup in 1992 and being runners-up in the 1999 edition of the same. The country has a history of producing several top-notch bowlers such as Fazal Mahmood, Sarfaraz Nawaz, Imran Khan, Abdul Qadir, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar. The likes of Hanif Mohammad, Saeed Anwar, Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Javed Miandad have stamped their authority with the willow for Pakistan as well.

The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history when Pakistan was knocked out of the competition in a shock defeat to Ireland. The next day, a greater tragedy befell the team when coach Bob Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room in Jamaica. The then skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq resigned from his duties and from one-day internationals subsequently. With a younger side, Pakistan began picking up the pieces and started making positive strides in the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 later that year. The team, however, had to contend with second place losing to India in a nail-biting final. They compensated for this loss by winning the title in 2009 where they beat Sri Lanka in the finals.

In the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Shahid Afridi led Pakistan to the semi-finals but the team lost to arch-rivals India in a nerve-wracking encounter which ultimately brought an end to their World Cup campaign.
 

Records
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR
Australia 57 12 28 0 17
Zimbabwe 17 10 3 0 4
Bangladesh 8 8 0 0 0
England 74 16 22 0 36
India 59 12 9 0 38
New Zealand 50 23 7 0 20
South Africa 23 4 12 0 7
Sri Lanka 48 17 13 0 18
West Indies 46 16 15 0 15
all 382 118 109 0 155
Pakistan Test Prolific Players
Highest Individual Score Saleem Malik - 237
Best Bowling Sarfraz Nawaz -  9/86
Prolific Batsman Javed Miandad - Total: 1797 runs in 25 matches
Prolific Bowler Imran Khan - Total: 64 wickets in 18 matches
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR
Australia 12 7 4 1 0
Zimbabwe 5 5 0 0 0
Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 0
Canada 1 1 0 0 0
Ireland 1 1 0 0 0
Kenya 1 1 0 0 0
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0
Bangladesh 7 7 0 0 0
England 10 3 7 0 0
India 6 1 4 1 0
New Zealand 9 6 3 0 0
South Africa 11 5 6 0 0
Sri Lanka 12 7 5 0 0
West Indies 4 2 2 0 0
all 82 49 31 2 0
Pakistan T20I Prolific Players
Highest Individual Score Umar Akmal - 94
Best Bowling Umar Gul -  4/8
Prolific Batsman Kamran Akmal - Total: 366 runs in 12 matches
Prolific Bowler Saeed Ajmal - Total: 19 wickets in 11 matches
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