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International XI cricket team World Tour in 1961–62

An International XI cricket team toured several countries from February to April 1962 and played a total of eight first-class matches, these taking place in Kenya, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), New Zealand, India and Pakistan. The International XI was captained by Richie Benaud and included Everton Weekes, Tom Graveney, Bob Simpson and Sonny Ramadhin.[1]

Tour schedule

  • 10 Feb 1962 - vs East Africa at Nairobi
  • 14 Feb 1962 - vs HA Collins' XI at Athletic Club, Nakuru
  • 17 Feb 1962 - vs Rhodesia at Ek Park, Kitwe
  • 21 Feb 1962 - vs Rhodesia Country Districts at Country Club, Ruwa
  • 24 Feb 1962 - vs Rhodesia at Showground, Bulawayo
  • 28 Feb 1962 - vs Rhodesia Colts at Que Que Sports Club, Que Que
  • 3 Mar 1962 - vs Rhodesian Invitation XI at Police A Ground, Salisbury
  • 6 Mar 1962 - vs Kenya at Nairobi
  • 10 Mar 1962 - vs East Pakistan Governor's XI at Dacca Stadium, Dacca
  • 16 Mar 1962 - vs New Zealand XI at Lancaster Park, Christchurch
  • 20 Mar 1962 - vs Wellington at Basin Reserve, Wellington
  • 22 Mar 1962 - vs New Zealand Cricket Council President's XI at Eden Park, Auckland
  • 27 Mar 1962 - vs Hong Kong Island XI at Hong Kong Cricket Club Ground, Hong Kong
  • 28 Mar 1962 - vs Hong Kong Mainland XI at Hong Kong Cricket Club Ground, Hong Kong
  • 29 Mar 1962 - vs Hong Kong at Hong Kong Cricket Club Ground, Hong Kong
  • 31 Mar 1962 - vs Cricket Club of India President's XI at Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
  • 6 Apr 1962 - vs BCCP XI at National Stadium, Karachi

vs East Africa

10–12 February 1962
scorecard
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346 (73.1 overs)
Hanif Mohammad 178
C. D. Patel 3/92 (20 overs)
156 (60.3 overs)
C. D. Patel 36
Subhash Gupte 6/76 (26.3 overs)
301/7d (47.2 overs)
Basil D'Oliveira 101*
Ghafoor Ahmed 2/5 (1.2 overs)
471 (143.2 overs)
GP Jarman 131
Roy Marshall 3/85 (21 overs)
International XI won by 20 runs
Nairobi, Kenya

vs Rhodesia

17–19 February 1962
scorecard
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234 (72 overs)
Tom Graveney 112
Joe Partridge 5/25 (21 overs)
247 (92 overs)
Tony Pithey 115
Subhash Gupte 3/77 (28 overs)
123/3 (40.5 overs)
Tom Graveney 52*
Joe Partridge 2/39 (16 overs)
Match drawn
Ek Park, Kitwe

vs Rhodesia

24–26 February 1962
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287 (110.1 overs)
Colin Bland 60
Norman Gifford 3/77 (30 overs)
305 (105 overs)
Colin McDonald 70
Joe Partridge 4/54 (23 overs)
210 (87 overs)
Ian Haig 44
Norman Gifford 3/72 (29 overs)
196/4 (43.5 overs)
Hanif Mohammad 86
Joe Partridge 6/69 (18.5 overs)
International XI won by 6 wickets
Bulawayo Showgrounds, Bulawayo

vs Rhodesian Invitation XI

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Flag of Southern Rhodesia (1924–1964).svg Rhodesia Invitation XI
294 (101.4 overs)
Colin McDonald 82
Joe Partridge 3/71 (31 overs)
232 (73.5 overs)
Ray Gripper 67
Saeed Ahmed 6/32 (9.5 overs)
154 (59.1 overs)
Tom Graveney 70
Joe Partridge 5/42 (21.1 overs)
217/5 (54.4 overs)
Denis Lindsay 84
Sonny Ramadhin 3/52 (13.4 overs)
Rhodesian Invitation XI won by 5 wickets
Police A Ground, Salisbury

vs East Pakistan Governor's XI

10–12 March 1962
scorecard
East Pakistan Governor's XI Flag of Pakistan.svg
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385/5d (126.3 overs)
Saeed Ahmed 149
David Larter 2/68 (27 overs)
266 (106.1 overs)
Colin Bland 89
Mahmood Hussain 3/58 (21 overs)
94/6
Asif Ahmed 30
Norman Gifford 2/24 (10 overs)
Match drawn
Dacca Stadium, Dacca

vs New Zealand XI

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Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand XI
207 (86.3 overs)
Graham Dowling 67
Richie Benaud 5/49 (25 overs)
414/7d (109.4 overs)
Bob Simpson 167
Jack Alabaster 3/106 (25.4 overs)
241 (77.5 overs)
Noel McGregor 72
Richie Benaud 5/62 (21 overs)
35/2 (12.5 overs)
Doug Ford 22
Noel McGregor 1/5 (4 overs)
International XI won by 8 wickets
Lancaster Park, Christchurch

vs Wellington

20–21 March 1962
scorecard
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105 (45.1 overs)
Paul Barton 33
Sonny Ramadhin 4/19 (11 overs)
143/1 (41 overs)
Bob Simpson 73
Bruce Morrison 1/36 (8 overs)
Match drawn
Basin Reserve, Wellington
  • Rain prevented play on the final day

vs New Zealand President's XI

22–24 March 1962
scorecard
New Zealand President's XI Flag of New Zealand.svg
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285 (91.3 overs)
Graham Dowling 67
Sonny Ramadhin 4/98 (30 overs)
295 (88.2 overs)
Tom Graveney 92
Tony MacGibbon 2/4 (1.3 overs)
301/8d
Bill Playle 94*
Sonny Ramadhin 2/57 (22 overs)
292/8 (89.5 overs)
Tom Graveney 116*
John R. Reid 3/74 (27 overs)
International XI won by 2 wickets
Eden Park, Auckland

vs India President's XI

31 March-3 April 1962
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518 (131.5 overs)
Bob Simpson 104
Padmakar Shivalkar 5/129 (39.5 overs)
472 (145 overs)
150
Bob Simpson 3/129 (29 overs)
253 (70 overs)
Richie Benaud 64
Balkrishna Gupte 4/92 (25 overs)
214/6 (58 overs)
Vijay Bhosle 52
Richie Benaud 5/57 (18 overs)
Match drawn
Brabourne Stadium, Bombay
  • India President's XI won the toss and decided to field

vs BCCP XI

6–9 April 1962
scorecard
BCCP XI Flag of Pakistan.svg
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310 (99.5 overs)
Mushtaq Mohammad 131
Sonny Ramadhin 3/71 (25.5 overs)
420/5d (125 overs)
Bob Simpson 167
Mahmood Hussain 2/79 (30 overs)
259 (112.2 overs)
Hanif Mohammad 65
Richie Benaud 3/62 (35.2 overs)
152/1 (36.4 overs)
Bob Simpson 76
Mahmood Hussain 1/47 (11 overs)
International XI won by 9 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
  • BCCP XI won the toss and decided to bat

References

  1. ^ "International XI World Tour 1961-62". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 July 2014.

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