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Pakistan vs India 1st ODI 1978 Article

Read the articles of Pakistan vs India 1st ODI 1978 - India tour of Pakistan 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match first time played between India and Pakistan at Ayub National Stadium, Quetta in 01st October 1978.

An brilliant ground fielding by Mohinder Amarnath's 51-runs with two vital wickets sets up to India registered their historic first ODI win against Pakistan by hard-fought 4-runs and take a 1-0 lead in a 40-over-a-side game of the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • India's 4-run win was their smallest victory by terms of runs in One-day internationals.
  • Mohinder Amarnath became the first Indian batsman to score a fifty against Pakistan in One-day international cricket history.
  • Mohinder Amarnath became the seventh Indian batsman to score a fifty in One-day internationals.

India scored 170-7 in the allotted 40 overs with top scorer by Mohinder Amarnath hammered a 51 off 61-balls including 5-fours.

Debutant Surinder Amarnath - who scored 37 off 41-balls on his debut ODI match - including 4-fours, Dilip Vengsarkar hit 34 off 57-balls Included 3-fours & a six.

Anshuman Gaekwad hit 16 off 35-balls including a boundary and Debutant Kapil Dev - who scored a unbeaten 13 off 12-balls on his debut ODI match - included 2-fours.

Pakistan best bowler by Sarfraz Nawaz picked up 3-wickets for 34-runs in 8-overs including a maiden and Hasan Jamil took 2-wickets.

Pakistan scored 166-8 in 40 overs with top scorer by Majid Khan struck 50 off 64-balls including 2-fours, Zaheer Abbas 26, Mohsin Khan 17 and Hasan Jamil 16.

India best bowler by Mohinder Amarnath, Bishan Bedi both takes 2-wickets, Debutant Kapil Dev - who took one-wicket on his debut ODI match and Karsan Ghavri took 1-wicket.

Mohinder Amarnath named Player of the match for his all-round performance took two vital wickets for 38-runs in 8-overs and his superb fielding after scored a brilliant 51 off 61-balls.