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Pakistan vs India 2nd ODI 1978 Article

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Read the articles of Pakistan vs India 2nd ODI 1978 - India tour of Pakistan 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between India and Pakistan at Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot in 01st October 1978.

Pace bowling attack from Hasan Jamil, Saleem Altaf and Sikander Bakht before An superb 77-run stand between Debutant Azmat Rana and Zaheer Abbas steers to Pakistan registered their historic first ODI win against India by easy eight-wickets and level the series with 1-1 in a one-sided game of the second ODI.

Match Stats :
  • Pakistan chased 80 was their lowest successful run-chase in One-day internationals, previous lowest chase was 82 against England at Birmingham in 1974.
  • India's 79 was their lowest score ever in One-day international, previous lowest was 132 against England at Leeds in the inaugural opening match of the 1975 World Cup and the second worst total in ODIs.

INDIA scored 79 for all-out (34.2 overs) with top scorer by Mohinder Amarnath* 34 (85) and Yashpal Sharma 11 (26)

Pakistan best bowler by Hasan Jamil 3/18 (8) and Sikander Bakht 2/11 (8)

PAKISTAN chased 83/2 (16.5 overs) with top scorer by Zaheer Abbas 48 (46) and Azmat Rana* 22 (50)

India best bowler by Kapil Dev 1/31 (6) Sunil Gavaskar 1/10 (0.5)


Pakistan's seamers led by Hasan Jamil, who took three for 18 in eight overs, sent India reeling for a paltry 79 in 34.2 overs to square the three-match series, The deciding game is at Sahiwal.

Mohinder Amarnath resisted the Pakistan attack hitting a defiant 34 not out, but Pakistan's captain Mushtaq Mohammad's gamble, in putting the visitors in first still paid off as India lasted only 128 minutes


Brilliant run-out

Saleem Altaf started the rot by bowling, opener Sunil Gavaskar in the sixth over, Surinder Amarnath hit a single before he was brilliantly run out by Sarfraz Nawaz.

Yashpal Sharma hit the only boundary of the innings before becoming Hasan Jamil's first victim, He also removed Kapil Dev and Syed Kirmani.

Pakistan reached their target of 80 in 16.5 overs for the loss of opener Sadiq Mohammad, for one and Zahir Abbas - who scored a power-hitting 48 and Debutant Azmat Rana - who scored a unbeaten 22 off 50-balls on his debut ODI match.

Hasan Jamil named Player of the match for his pace bowling attack to picked up 3-wickets for 18-runs in 8-overs including two maidens.