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Pakistan vs England 3rd ODI 1978 Article

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Read the articles of Pakistan vs England 3rd ODI 1978 - England tour of Pakistan 3-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between England and Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore in 13th January 1978.


Mohsin Khan's maiden half-century before Bowlers attack helped to Pakistan consolation 36-run victory over England and avoid the series whitewash in a another low-scoring game of the third ODI.

PAKISTAN158/6(35 overs) with top scorer by Mohsin Khan* 51 (75) and Javed Miandad 31 (75)

England best bowler by John Lever 2/25 (7) and Phil Edmond 2/28 (7)

ENGLAND scored 122/10 (31.6 overs) with top scorer by Graham Roope 37 (73) and Derek Randall 32 (77)

Pakistan best bowler by Wasim Raja 3/23 (4.6) and Sarfraz Nawaz 2/7 (5)

Pakistan were glad to have Sarfraz Nawaz, their fast bowler back in their cricket team against England in the Lahore one-day, England were not so happy.

Sarfraz Nawaz having made his peace with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) apologising for his walk-out after the first Test on 19th December 1976.

Sarfraz Nawaz placated the spectators too as he set up 36-runs victory over England in the final and third limited one-day international match at Lahore.

England already won the 3-match one-day international series 2-1, but Pakistan's success inspired by Sarfaraz Nawaz brought a rapturous response from a crowd of about 10000 at the Gaddafi stadium.

England won the toss and Invited to Pakistan batted first, Pakistan made a poor start to their innings, Arshad Pervez (8) bowled out by John Lever, then Shafiq Ahmed (3) stumped out by Bob Taylor off Phil Edmonds.

At this stage Pakistan were 41-2, after eleven runs Pakistan fell two quick wickets with opener Mudassar Nazar 30 runs for middle stump bowled by Phil Edmonds, Wasim Raja goes to duck out by Geoff Boycott takes the brilliant catch off Geoff Cope over.

After Pakistan 53-4 in 17 overs, Mohsin Khan and Javed Miandad set the valuable 59-run stand for fifth wicket partnership, Javed Miandad added important 31 off consuming 75 deliveries including one boundary, Miandad caught out by Boycott off Cope.

Mohsin Khan scored a career-best 51 off facing 75-deliveries included four 4s and Hasan Jamil quick 21-runs off 15-balls including one four and one six helped to Pakistan had made a modest 158 for six wickets from their allotted 35-overs in the eight-ball overs.

England bowler John Lever took 2-25, Phil Edmonds 2-28, Geoff Cope and Chris Old each took 1-1 wickets.

Sarfraz Nawaz playing in front of his home crowd, sent England reeling by capturing the wickets of England captain Mike Brearley (1) and Geoff Boycott (6) in his first three overs.

The England score was 15 for two and from there England stumbled to 122 all-out with 22-balls still remaining their innings.

Mike Brearley was first to go, snicking a catch to Shafiq Ahmed at slip and then Geoff Boycott driven back on his stumps was leg before wicket.

Geoff Boycott might have felt that the ball hit him a little high for the decision to be a good one, but he had been desperately lucky to survive the first ball of the innings again bowled by Sarfraz Nawaz, when he edged a simple catch to first slip, where Shafiq Ahmed dropped the ball.

England subsided to 49 for five in the 15th over before a stand of 48 by Derek Randall and Graham Roope revived their hopes of victory.

But at 97 Derek Randall (32) was brilliantly caught by Mudassar Nazar at deep mid-wicket off Wasim Raja, The England tail submitted meekly and England last wicket with Graham Roope (37) was run out

Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz took 2-7 in his 5-over spell, Wasim Raja picked up 3-23, Hasan Jamil 2-20 and Iqbal Qasim 1 wicket.

Pakistan Right-arm legbreak spinner Wasim Raja named player of the match for his wonderful spell of 3-23 in his 4.6 overs, he was took match turning wickets of Derek Randall, Bob Taylor and John Lever.