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Wasim Akram 5-21 vs Australia Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Wasim Akram 5-21 vs Australia


Watch the highlights of Wasim Akram 5-21 vs Australia - 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.

Pakistan's young left-arm fast bolwer Wasim Akram produced a his swing bowling attack to claimed a career-best 5-wicket haul for 21-runs in 8-overs including a maiden against Australia in the fifth match of the Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket at Melbourne.

Wasim Akram, 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 bowling boots, lopped down the top order of the Australian batting order, finishing with 5/21 from 48 deceptively fast balls.

* 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.