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Australia vs Pakistan 5th Match Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket 1985 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Australia vs Pakistan 5th Match Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket 1985


Watch the highlights of Australia vs Pakistan 5th Match Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket 1985 - Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket one-day international tournament of the 5th ODI match played between Pakistan and Australia at Melbourne in 24th February 1985.

Stunning half-centuries from Mohsin Khan and Mudassar Nazar before An excellent swing bowling attack from young Wasim Akram's record-breaking five-for helped to Pakistan thumping 62-run victory over host Australia, despite a fighting knock from Simon O'Donnell's 74* in the fifth match of a Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket match.

* Singlehanded, Wasim Akram, a recent product of a Lahore cricket talent camp who up until a month ago did not own a decent pair of bowling boots, lopped down the top-order of the Australian batting order, finishing with 5/21 from 48 deceptively fast balls.

* Not surprisingly, the lower-order Australians were able to salvage very little from such carnage and, despite a stout contribution from Victorian all-rounder Simon O'Donnell (74 not out), they could squeeze out only 200 runs from 42.3 overs in answer to Pakistan's formidable 50 over innings of 6/262.

* Wasim Akram's 5 for 21 was the best bowling figures for Pakistan in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 5 for 44 held by Abdul Qadir against Sri Lanka at Leeds in the 1983 World Cup and the third best bowling figures by any bowler in Australia in ODIs.

Pakistan scored 262-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Mohsin Khan struck 81 off 109-balls including 5-fours.

Mudassar Nazar scored 69 off 86-balls including 7-fours, Imran Khan cracked a unbeaten 32 off 27-balls included one-six a four with strike rate of 118.52.

Qasim Umar scored 31 off 40-balls including 3-fours and Javed Miandad 19.

Australia best bowler by Simon O'Donnell, Geoff Lawson both took 2-wickets and one for Terry Alderman - Rod McCurdy.


Australia scored 200 for all-out in 42.3 overs with top scorer by Simon O'Donnell cracked a unbeaten 74 off 101-balls including 7-fours.

Wayne Phillips struck 44 off 50-balls including 6-fours and Geoff Lawson 27.

Pakistan best bowler by Wasim Akram 5-21, Imran Khan, Tahir Naqqash and
Mudassar Nazar each took one-wickets.

Wasim Akram named Player of the match for his sensational swing bowling performance to claimed a record-breaking 5--wicket haul for 21-runs in 8-overs including a maiden.