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Pakistani cricket team in Ceylon in 1948–49

The Pakistan national cricket team toured Ceylon from mid-March to mid-April 1949 and played four matches including two internationals against the Ceylon national team.[1] As neither country had yet achieved Test status, the internationals are classified as first-class matches. Both games were played at the Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium in Colombo and Pakistan won them both: the first by an innings and 192 runs; the second by 10 wickets.[2][3] These two matches were the first four-day internationals played in Ceylon.[4] Pakistan were captained by Mohammed Saeed and Ceylon by Derrick de Saram.

The team


  1. ^ "Pakistan in Ceylon 1948–49". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Ceylon v Pakistan 1949". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Ceylon v Pakistan 1949". CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  4. ^ S. S. Perera, The Janashakthi Book of Sri Lanka Cricket (1832–1996), Janashakthi Insurance, Colombo, 1999, pp. 247–48.

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