Bangladeshi cricket team in Pakistanin 2003
Bangladeshi cricket team in Pakistan in 2003The Bangladesh national cricket team toured Pakistan for cricket matches during the 2003 season.
This was Bangladesh's second tour to Pakistan, with the first occurring in 2001-02, when the teams played one test.
Prior to this series, Bangladesh toured Australia in July and August 2003, where they lost the ODI series 3 - 0 and the test match series 2 - 0. Pakistan toured England in June 2003, losing the ODI series (Natwest Challenge) 2 - 1.
This series was the first international test cricket series to be held in Pakistan after a 15 month absence due to security concerns. The Pakistan squad also included 7 players without any previous test cricket experience, after many senior players (such as Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Saeed Anwar) retired.
The series ended in whitewash, with Pakistan winning the test series 3 - 0 and the ODI series 5 - 0. This was Pakistan's first home test series win since defeating the West Indies in 1997-98. Bagladeshi player Alok Kapali became the first Bangladeshi cricketer and the 31st cricketer overall to take a test hat-trick. Pakistan captain, Rashid Latif, was banned for 5 one day internationals after the test series for claiming a dropped catch.
Bangladeshi cricket team in Pakistan in 2008 ResultsFirst Test
Pakistan won by 7 wickets Second Test
Pakistan won by 9 wickets Third Test Pakistan won by 1 wicket First ODI
Pakistan won by 137 Second ODI Pakistan won by 74 Third ODI
Pakistan won by 42 runs (D/L Method)
Pakistan won by 5 wickets
Pakistan won by 58 runs