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Pakistan vs England 1st ODI 1977 Article

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Read the articles of Pakistan vs England 1st ODI 1977 - England tour of Pakistan 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between England and Pakistan at Zafar Ali Stadium, Sahiwal in 23rd December 1977.

Debutant Brian Rose's debut half-century and Ian Botham's all-round display helped to England pulled off a historic last-ball thrilling three-wicket victory over Pakistan and take a 1-0 lead in a low-scoring thriller of the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • England chased 209 was their third highest successful run-chase in One-day internationals.
  • England became the first team to winning on the last ball of the match in One-day international cricket history.
  • Pakistan's 208 was their fourth highest score in One-day international and It was their second highest total against England in ODIs.
  • Brian Rose became the sixth England batsman to score a fifty or more runs on debut ODI match.

Pakistan scored 208-6 in 35 overs with top scorer by Javed Miandad cracked a unbeaten 77 off 109-balls.

Wasim Raja struck 36 off 38-balls including 4-fours & a six, Shafiq Ahmed scored 29 off 43-balls included two boundaries.

Debutants Mudassar Nazar & Hasan Jamil - both scored 20-runs on their debut ODI match - including a boundary and Pervez Mir (18).

England best bowler by Ian Botham picked up 3-wickets for 39-runs in 7-overs, Mike Hendrick and Geoff Miller both took one-wickets.

England chased 212-7 in 35 overs with top scorer by Debutant Brian Rose - who scored 54 off consuming 104-balls on his debut ODI match - including 6-fours.

Derek Randall struck 35 off 41-balls including 2-sixes & 2-fours, Mike Brearley scored 30 off 56-balls included 6-fours.

Graham Roope scored 29 off 27-balls including 2-sixes & a four, Debutant Mike Gatting - who scored 17-runs on his debut ODI match and Ian Botham 15 not out.

Pakistan best bowler by Wasim Raja, Pervez Mir, Saleem Altaf each took one-wickets, Debutants Aamer Hameed and Liaqat Ali both took one-wickets on their debut ODI match.

Javed Miandad named Player of the match for Pakistan, his brilliant batting performance to scored a career-best unbeaten 77 off facing 109-deliveries including 3-fours and 2-sixes.

Ian Botham named Player of the match for England, his match-winning unbeaten 15 after picked up 3-wickets for 39.