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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

England vs Pakistan First Ever 2-Match ODI Series in 1974

Cricket Highlights - England vs Pakistan First Ever 2-Match ODI Series in 1974



Pakistan tour of England 2-match one day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between England vs Pakistan at Birmingham in 03rd September 1974.

Pakistan completed a "White Wash" - in two one-day international against England when Pakistan beat England by 8 wickets with 102 balls to remaining in the second one-day international match at the Birmingham in 1974.

Pakistan won the toss and decided invite England to batted first Pakistan's seam bowlers paved the way to the victory, holding England to scored a just 81-runs in their allotted 35 overs.

At one point England was lost 28 for eight wickets, at this stage England wicket-keeper batsmen Bob Taylor showed brilliant display of unbeaten 26 with singles and twos off consumed 69 deliveries.

Bob Taylor and Derek Underwood added respectable 60-run stand ninth wicket helped to England reach the 81 otherwise England cannot reach 50 run mark.

Pakistan bowler brilliant bowling performance by Asif Masood, Sarfraz Nawaz, Imran Khan and Asif Iqbal took 2-2 wickets.

When Pakistan chasing 82, they lost Majid Khan to Geoff Arnold's second ball, but a composed 50 by Zaheer Abbas saw it safely home.

The Pakistan ended at 84 for two in 18 overs with Zaheer Abbas scored a match winning unbeaten 57 off facing 61 deliveries including 7 terrific fours.

England vs Pakistan 1st ODI at Nottingham in 31st August 1974

Earlier, England and Pakistan played their first ever ODI match at Nottingham in 1974 - Pakistan won by 7 wickets with 43 balls remaining.

England set up the 244-4 in 50 overs with top scorer by David Lloyd 116, Mike Denness 32 and Chris Old 39.

Pakistan chasing 246 in 42.5 overs with lost three wickets with their top scorer Majid Khan 109 and Sadiq Mohammad 41.

Asif Mohammad named man of the match in the 2nd one-day and David Lloyd named player of the series for England and Intikhab Alam named player of the series for Pakistan.