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England vs Pakistan 1st ODI 1978

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Read the article of England vs Pakistan 1st ODI 1978 - Pakistan tour of England (Prudential Trophy) 2-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Pakistan and England at Old Trafford, Manchester in 24th - 25th May 1978.


Clive Radley's debut half-century, David Gover and Ian Botham's valuable thirtees before Pace bowling attack and Bob Willis four-wicket haul gives England crushing 132-run victory over Pakistan and take a 1-0 lead in a one-sided reserved day match of the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • England's 132-run win was their third largest victory by terms of runs in One-day international.
  • Pakistan's 132-run defeat was their second worst by margin of runs in ODIs, previous worst margin by 73-runs against same opponent at Leeds in the inaugural 1975 World Cup.
  • England's 217 was their ninth highest score in One-day international and It is their second highest total against Pakistan in ODIs.
  • Pakistan's 84 was their lowest score in the completed innings in One-day internationals, previous lowest was 151 against same opponent at Sialkot in the last year.

ENGLAND scored 217/7 (55 overs) with top scorer by Debutant Clive Radley - who scored 79 off 129-balls on his debut ODI match and David Gower 33 (41)

Pakistan best bowler by Sikander Bakht 3/56 (11) and Mudassar Nazar 2/52 (11)

PAKISTAN scored 85 for all-out (47 overs) with top scorer by Wasim Bari 19 (49) and Sikander Bakht* 16 (46)

At one stage. Pakistan was 7/31 but fighting innings by the tailenders, led by captain Wasim Bari who top scored with 19 averted an even more humiliating defeat. 

Wasim Bari put on 29 with lqbal Qasim for the eighth wicket and Sikandar Bakht (16 not out) and Liaquat All defied the England bowlers with a last-wicket stand of 24 before Chris Old bowled Liaquat with the last ball before lunch.

Pakistan collapsed to England's pace attack in the first one-day international. They were all out for just 55 to lose by 132 runs, the largest victory margin since these matches started.

Bob Willis named Player of the match for claimed a career-best 4/15 in a ferocious 11-overs including five maidens.