Tour of Pakistan
1994-95 Captain: Mark
Australian Test tour
Test-playing tour of Pakistan
This was the first tour to be made after Allan Border's retirement
from the captaincy. Mark Taylor took over, expressing determination to avoid
the siege mentality that had beset Australian cricketers on their previous
tours to Pakistan. Ian
Chappell expressed his concern in cricket magazine Inside Edge about the
choice of Egar as manager calling it “tantamount to sending Taylor on his first Himalayan expedition
with an adviser who had failed on his only previous attempt”.
Yet the manger did well to juggle a diplomatic dilemma, attending
a late dinner invitation from President Leghari at his Rawalpindi residence when they had a
simultaneous function at the Australian High Commission. He also had to deal
with an earthquake at Peshawar and a crowd
bombarding the players at Peshawar
and then a last-ball defeat in the Karachi Test match.
Pakistan won the first Test by one wicket and, with two draws
ensuing, took the series.
Shane Warne, Mark Waugh and Tim May alleged that Pakistan
skipper Salim Malik approached them with bribes to lose matches. Salim denied
it but the Pakistan Cricket Board sacked him and suspended him as a player
five months later, referring the matter to Justice Qayyum’s inquiry.
tour of Pakistan
of the Test tour party (15 + 1)
Opening batsmen: Mark Taylor, Michael Slater.
Boon, Michael Bevan, Justin Langer, Mark Waugh, Steve Waugh
Healy (+ Phil Emery replacement)
Spin bowlers: Shane
Warne, Tim May, Gavin Robertson
Fast bowlers: Jo Angel, Damien Fleming, Craig
McDermott, Glenn McGrath
M G Bevan
D C Boon
D W Fleming
I A Healy
J L Langer
C J McDermott
G D McGrath
T B A May
G R Robertson
M J Slater
M A Taylor
S K Warne
M E Waugh
S R Waugh
South Wales (7)
SA South Australia (1)
Vic Victoria (2)
Average age of team at time of first Test match
(28 September 1994)
ODI - Member of Singer World Series
squad in Sri Lanka and Wills Triangular Tournament squad in Pakistan.
Appearances made before the tour
Boon 89, S Waugh 65,
Healy 62, McDermott 58, Taylor 54,
M Waugh 36, Warne 26, May 19,
Slater 15, Langer 5, McGrath 5,
Angel 1, Bevan 0, Emery 0,
Fleming 0, Robertson 0.
Lawrie Sawle (chairman),
Steve Bernard, Jim Higgs,
Trevor Hohns, Bob Simpson
Simpson stood down as a selector at the end of August as he would
not be able to see any domestic cricket prior to the Ashes while in Pakistan
- however, Simpson would have been the only one to see players on the Pakistan
tour as it was not televised, so he would have had a part to play.
Unavailable: Allan Border and Dean
Announcement of the tour party was delayed while Allan
Border considered his international
future. He would have liked to play in the Ashes but did not wish to tour Pakistan
again. However, Board policy would not let players pick and choose their
tours. He announced his retirement on 11 May but expressed annoyance as being
described as prevaricating.
Tour Party Announced : 19 May 1994 (delayed from 10 May)
Ian Healy won the vice-captaincy ahead of Steve Waugh or David
Not selected : Merv Hughes and Paul Reiffel, who were
named among stand-by players; Damian
Time between selection and departure from Australia
(19 May - 1 September)
Sydney Q Hong Kong
The team had a training camp in Adelaide a fortnight before departure. They
left Sydney on 1 September 1994 for Hong Kong and had a one night stopover
before flying in to Colombo
on 3 September.
In Sri Lanka
they had a few days of intense preparation but no practice match before
participating in the Singer World series which was spoiled by rain.
However, the Australians could not extend their tour to find an
extra day for play as they had to leave on 18 September for their commitments
in Pakistan. They arrived in Karachi on 19 September.
Time spent in Pakistan
(19 September - 7 November)
Mark Taylor (captain), Ian Healy (vice-captain), Bob
There was no second wicket-keeper in the original selection and
Phil Emery had to be called over when Ian
Healy returned home (on 23 October) with a broken thumb. Emery arrived on Tuesday 25 October and Justin
Langer temporarily took over behind the stumps till he arrived.
Steve Waugh also returned home injured after hurting his right
shoulder playing tennis and then dislocating it in the one-day final at Lahore. Fleming also strained
his right shoulder soon after his Rawalpindi Test debut.
§ Moratuwa (SSC)
Won 28 r
Lost 32 r
Lost 6 w
BCCP President’s XI
PAKISTAN First Test
LOST 1 w
PAKISTAN Second Test
Won 6 r
Won 7 w
Won 22 r
Lost 9 w
Won 3 w
Pakistan (exhibition match - 15 overs)
Won 64 r
PAKISTAN Third Test
(1) Sinhalese Sports
Club (2) R Premadasa Stadium at Khetterama (2) P
† not first-class
§ one-day international (Singer World Series and Wills Triangular)
spent in Pakistan
before First Test:
(19 September - 28
appearances on tour
3 - Bevan,
Boon, Slater, Taylor, Warne,
2 - Angel,
Healy, McDermott, McGrath, May, SR Waugh
1 - Emery,
0 - Robertson.
• David Boon, at number 3, batted through the
Australians’ second innings at Karachi,
scoring 114 not out.
• Shane Warne returned
figures of 5-89, as Pakistan
just reached their target of 315 to win the first Test.
• Damien Fleming took a hat-trick on his Test
debut at Rawalpindi,
the sixth Australian to achieve the feat.
• Mark Taylor (69) and Michael Slater (110)
shared an opening partnership of 176 at Rawalpindi.
• Shane Warne took nine wickets at Lahore (6-136 and 3-104) but Pakistan held out to achieve a
• Michael Bevan and Mark Waugh each scored
three fifties in the series.
Other first-class matches
ϯ Minor matches
§ One-day internationals
Lahore Q Sydney
Ian Healy and Steve Waugh returned home early, Healy
on Sunday 23 October, Steve Waugh on 1 November
losing the series 1-0, the Australians left from Lahore on Monday morning 7 November
home in Sydney
on 8 November
Time away from Australia
(1 September to 8
accounts of the tour
In December 1998 Shane Warne
and Mark Waugh admitted that they accepted about $5000 each in cash from an
illegal Indian bookmaker for giving him inside information on weather and
pitch conditions during matches in Sri Lanka before the 1994 tour.
They were fined by the Australian Cricket Board in 1995 who did not disclose