The Australian cricket team toured Pakistan in 1998–99. The teams played three 5 day tests and three ODIs. Australia won both the test series (1-0) and the ODI series (3-0). Ijaz Ahmed and Mark Taylor were declared Men of the Series for the Test matches.

Test Matches

Australia won the test series 1-0, winning the first test by an innings and 99 runs, and drawing the last two matches.

The first test was played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi on 1 October 1998. The second test was played at the Arbab Niaz Stadium in Peshawar on 15 October 1998. The third test was played at the National Stadium on 22 October 1998.

In the first test, Stuart MacGill took 9 wickets, while Michael Slater and Steve Waugh (man of the match) scored 108 and 157 respectively, for Australia. Saeed Anwar scored 145 for Pakistan. In the high scoring second test, man of the match Mark Taylor scored 334 and Justin Langer added 116 for Australia. Saeed Anwar and Ijaz Ahmed added 126 and 155 respectively for Pakistan. The third test featured three centurions, Aamer Sohail (133) and Ijaz Ahmed (120) for Pakistan, and Mark Waugh (117) for Australia. Shahid Afridi and Glenn McGrath both took 5 wickets.


Australia won the ODI series beating Pakistan 3-0.

The first match was held at the National Stadium in Karachi on 6 November 1998; Australia won by 86 runs, with Darren Lehmann winning man of the match honours. The second match, held at Arbab Niaz Stadium in Peshawar on 8 November 1998, Australia won by 5 wickets with Brendon Julian's man of the match winning 3 wicket haul. Australia successfully chased 315 in the third ODI at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Ricky Ponting earned man of the match honors for his 124*.

Tour Matches

Australia also played 3 4-day first class tour match against Rawalpindi and Karachi. Australia won one match and drew the other two.

External sources



  • Playfair Cricket Annual
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack (annual)

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