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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 12th Match Prudential World Cup 1975 Article

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Read the article of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 12th Match Prudential World Cup 1975 - Prudential World Cup tournament of the 12th ODI match first time match played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in 14th June 1975.

Half-centuries from top-order batsmen Sadiq Mohammad, Majid Khan and Zaheer Abbas sets up to Pakistan registered their historic first ODI win over Sri Lanka by massive 192-runs in a one-sided game of the 12th match of a Prudential World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • Pakistan's 192-run win was the third largest victory by terms of runs in One-day internationals.
  • Pakistan's 330 was their highest score ever in One-day international cricket history, previous highest was 266 against West Indies at Birmingham in this tournament and the second highest total in ODIs.
  • This is the Pakistan's first-ever 300 plus score in One-day international cricket history.
  • Sadiq Mohammad became the sixth Pakistan batsman to score a fifty or more runs in One-day internationals.
  • Sadiq Mohammad became the fifth Pakistan batsman to score a fifty in World Cups.
  • Zaheer Abbas became the sixth Pakistan batsman to score a fifty in World Cups.
  • Sri Lanka's 138 was their second lowest score in One-day internationals.


Sri Lanka skipper Anura Tennekoon won the toss invited Pakistan into the bat first their openers Sadiq Mohammad and Pakistan skipper Majid Khan build the attacking 159-run stand for opening partnership.

Sadiq Mohammad was caught out by Opatha off Warnapura at scoring of 74 off 88 deliveries including 12 fours and one 6s, Majid Khan played stunning innings of 84 off 93 deliveries with 9 boundaries.

After Majid Khan exit, Zaheer Abbas polish the innings and showed the performance and unluckily to miss the his hundred by three runs, he was bowled out at 97 helped to Pakistan set the their highest ODI total of 330 for 6 in the allotted 60 overs.

While Sri Lanka chasing they lost their opener Bandula Warnapura at the scoreboard of 5 runs, then Ranjith Fernando (21) caught and bowl by Javed Miandad.

Sri Lanka batting line-up never comeback in this game, their team failed to chase except their Skipper Anura Tennekoon was showed some display of 30 and Somachandra De Silva was added little run of 26.

Pakistan's strong pace bowling attack to Sri Lanka entire team collapses at 138 in the 50.1 overs.

Pakistan's seam bowler Imran Khan took 3 wickets, Javed Miandad and Sadiq Mohammad both took two wickets - with single wickets taken by Naseer Malik, Wasim Raja and Pervez Mir.

Zaheer Abbas was earned the Player of the Match with his Magnificent 97 off facing 89-balls included 10 fours and one six.