3. 109 runs by Hemu Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed against Pakistan at Delhi in 1952
The first Test match of the five-match series was played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, India, between 16th October, 1952 an 18th October, 1952.
India, under the leadership of Lala Amarnath won the toss and chose to bat.
At the team score of 110 runs, Polly Umrigar fell as the fifth wicket, after making 25 runs. Gul Mohammad joined Vijay Hazare and the two put up a partnership of 70 runs for the sixth wicket. Hazare departed after scoring 76 runs.
Thereafter no significant partnerships developed unless the No 11 batsman, Ghulam Ahmed walked into join Hemu Adhikari, who had come in at the fall of Hazare’s wicket, and was holding on to one end.
Adhikari and Ahmed came together at the team score of 263 runs for the loss 9 wickets.
The duo stayed put together a 109-run partnership for the last wicket and India’s first innings ended at 372 runs.
Ghulam Ahmed scored a well-made 50 runs while Hemu Adhikari remained unbeaten with 81 runs to his credit. Amir Elahi was the most successful bower with the figure of 39.4-4-134-4.
In this Test match, for Pakistan, as many as 9 players made their debut.
Except for their wicket-keeper, Hanif Mohammad and Fazal Mahmood, none of the Pakistani batsman could even reach the double digit and their first innings ended at 150 runs, trailing by 222 runs.
Pakistan was forced to follow-on. They managed to score just 152 runs in the second innings and lost the match by an innings and 70 runs.
India went 1-0 up in the series.