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Pakistan vs West Indies 1st ODI 1980 Article

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Read the article of Pakistan vs West Indies 1st ODI 1980 - West Indies tour of Pakistan 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between West Indies and Pakistan at National Stadium, Karachi in 21st November 1980.


Viv Richards' all-round display before Gordon Greenidge drove three runs off the last-ball of the match to West Indies clinch a thrilling four-wicket victory over Pakistan and take a 1-0 lead in a low-scoring thriller of the first ODI.


PAKISTAN scored 127/9 (40 Overs) with top scorer by Sadiq Mohammad 40 (79) and Mansoor Akhtar
24 (51)

West Indies best bowler by Colin Croft 2/17 (7) and Alvin Kallicharran 2/10 (3.3)

WEST INDIES chased 128/6 (40 Overs) with top scorer by Viv Richards 36 (48) and Faoud Bacchus 36 (88)

Pakistan best bowler by Mudassar Nazar 2/13 (4) s and Imran Khan 1/14 (7)


This Article Reference from AAP - REUTER



The runs took West Indies to 128 for six from their 40 overs after they had earlier restricted Pakistan to 127 for nine (40 overs) in the first of three limited-over games between the two countries.

In a dramatic final over. Alvin Kallicharran was fifth out at 124, leaving West Indies to score four runs off the final four balls. Without a run added Malcolm Marshall was run out and then Joel Garner survived an appeal for catch at the wicket which a television replay suggested should have been out.

With one ball left, West Indies still required three to win. The match had boiled down to a one-ball contest between Greenidge for the West Indies and lmran Khan for Pakistan — and it was Greenidge who prevailed, driving the ball to extra cover and scrambling the runs.

Poor fielding cost Pakistan the match. Among several dropped catches were two missed chances which allowed Faoud Bacchus to compile a valuable 36 for the touring side. Viv Richards also had two escapes, including a stumping chance off lqbal Qasim.

Fast bowlers Michael Holding and Colin Croft were mainly responsible for Pakistan's meagre total, Holding bowled five ovcrs for six runs and Croft took two for 17 in seven avers to restrict Pakistan to the slowest of starts. The later batsmen surrendcred their wickets in a luckless run chase.

Richards and Kallicharran had rare bowling successes at international level as Pakistan attempted to make up for their poor start. Each took two wickets, with Richards dismissing top-scorer Sadiq Mohammad and the dangerous laved Miandad.

Sadiq had made 40 in 22 overs when he lashed out imprudently and was caught. Mansur Akhtar, who shared a 54-run stand with Sadiq and Majid Khan were the only other batsmen to reach double figures.

Viv Richards named Player of the match for his all-round performance to scored a valuable 36 off 48-balls after taking a 2-wickets.