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Friday, February 21, 2020

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 after a excellent swing bowling attack from young Wasim Akram 5-21, an 18-year-old left arm apprentice to the Pakistani speed king Imran Khan boldly pulled rank on the master and bowled his team to nonchalant 62-run victory over host Australia in the 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 bowl-ing boots, lopped down the top or-der 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 figure for Pakistan in ODIs.

Pakistan scored 262-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Mohsin Khan struck 81 off 109-balls including five boundaries, Mudassar Nazar scored 69 off 86-balls included 7-fours, Imran Khan hammered a brilliant 32 not out off 27-balls with a four & six, Qasim Umar scored 31 and Javed Miandad 19.

Australia best bowler by Simon O'Donnell, Geoff Lawson both took two-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 scored a unbeaten 74 off 101-balls including seven boundaries, Wayne Phillips struck 44 off 50-balls included six-fours and Geoff Lawson 27.

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

Wasim Akram named Player of the match for his sensational bowling performance to claimed five-wicket haul for 21-runs in 8-overs.