New Zealand vs Pakistan Only ODI 1976 Article

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New Zealand holds nerve as pulled off a thrilling 1-run victory over Pakistan in a low-scoring thriller of the one-off One-day international.

Match Stats :
  • New Zealand became the first team to win by 1-run margin in One-day international cricket history.
  • New Zealand's 198 was their sixth lowest score in the completed innings in One-day international and It is their highest total against Pakistan in ODIs, previously they scored 187 at Christchurch in 1973.
  • Pakistan's 197 was their second lowest score in the completed innings in One-day international and It is their highest total against New Zealand in ODIs, previously they scored 165 at Christchurch in 1973.

NEW ZEALAND scored 198/8 (35 overs) with top scorer by Glenn Turner 67 (104) and Geoff Howarth 43 (64)

Pakistan best bowler by Intikhab Alam 2/36 (7) and Javed Miandad 2/31 (6)

PAKISTAN scored 197/9 (35 overs) with top scorer by Javed Miandad 47 (72) and Mushtaq Mohammad 46 (68)

New Zealand best bowler by Lance Cairns 2/36 (7) and Gary Troup 1/29 (7)

New Zealand won the toss and decided to batting first, New Zealand set the 48-run stand for opening partnership with John Morrison (15) bowled out by Intikhab Alam.

After three balls debutant Murray Parker (0) leg before wicket by Intikhab Alam in the same over, Murray Parker, who was duck out in his first one-day international match.

At this stage New Zealand were 2-48 to struggling, then Geoff Howarth and New Zealand captain Glenn Turner playing steady innings and scoredboard cross to 100.

Geoff Howarth bowled out by Javed Miandad, Geoff Howarth, whose scored 43 off facing 64-deliveries including five 4s before 87-runs stand for third wicket partnership.

After eight runs Glenn Turner bowled out by Asif Masood, Glenn Turner scored 67 off facing 104-balls included six 4s.

New Zealand's debutant batsman Andy Roberts (16) and Lance Cairns 24-runs helped to New Zealand set the 198-8 in their allotted 35-overs.

Pakistan bowler Javed Miandad - Intikhab Alam picked up two wickets and Sarfaraz Nawaz, Imran Khan, Asif Masood each took 1-1 wickets.

In reply Pakistan started well but opener Majid Khan (20) bowled out by debutant Andy Roberts, who was playing his first one-day match, after five runs Sadiq Mohammad (17) run out when Pakistan were 43-2.

After Sadiq Mohammad exit, Zaheer Abbas and Pakistan skipper Mushtaq Mohammad built the below 50-run stand for third wicket partnership.

New Zealand bowler David O'Sullivan took Zaheer Abbas (23) wicket with stumped by John Parker, at this stage Pakistan were 3-89 then Javed Miandad and Sadiq Mohammad score pushed to 139 after Mushtaq Mohammad caught out by Andy Roberts off Gary Troup, who playing his first one-day match.

After 27-runs Pakistan lost the fifth wicket with Intikhab Alam (7) caught out by Murray Parker off Richard Collinge.

Pakistan falling another four wickets with Waim Raja (8), Javed Miandad bowled out by Lance Cairns, then Sarfaraz Nawaz and Asif Masood (0) both run out.

Non-strike Imran Khan not out with 4-runs when Pakistan needed 3-runs from 1-ball, Pakistan number eleven batsmen took 2-runs off final-ball and New Zealand thrilling 1-run victory over Pakistan.

New Zealand best bowling performance by Lance Cairns 2-36, Richard Collinge, Andy Roberts, Gary Troup and David O'Sullivan each took 1-1 wickets.

New Zealand captain Glenn Turner named Player of the match for his masterclass 67-runs off 104-balls in the 120 minutes.



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