Pakistan vs West Indies 3rd ODI 1980 Article

Read the article of Pakistan vs West Indies 3rd ODI 1980 - West Indies tour of Pakistan 3-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between West Indies and Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore in 19th December 1980.

Alvin Kallicharran's half-century and Low-order batsmen before Pace bowlers Sylvester Clarke and Joel Garner's attack helped to West Indies thrilling 7-run victory over Pakistan and clinch the their historic first 3-0 whitewash in a nail-biter game of the third ODI.

Match Stats :
  • West Indies' 7-run win was their second smallest victory by terms of runs in One-day internationals after their 2-run win against England at Melbourne in this year.
  • This is the second time West Indies have whitewashed their oppositions in a bilateral three-match series in One-day international and registered their historic first 3-0 whitewash against Pakistan in ODIs
  • This is the first time Pakistan have suffered a clean sweep in a bilateral three-match series in One-day internationals.

WEST INDIES scored 170/8 (40 Overs) with top scorer by Alvin Kallicharran 50 (70) and Derick Parry 32 (35)

Pakistan best bowler by Wasim Raja 2/28 (8) and Rashid Khan 2/31 (8)

PAKISTAN scored 163/6 (40 Overs) with top scorer by Zaheer Abbas 42 (56) and Taslim Arif 24 (50)

West Indies best bowler by Sylvester Clarke 2/25 (8) and Joel Garner 1/18 (8)

Alvin Kallicharran today found the form which has cluded him all this year to steer the West Indies to a thrilling 7-run victory over Pakistan in the third and final One-day cricket international at Lahore.

The tourist had already won the limited-overs series following victories in the first two matches and win the pressure off, Alvin Kallicharran ran thrived in his role as opener.

As the West Indies main batsmen Desmond Haynes, Viv Richards and Clive Lloyd could only muster 15 runs between them, Alvin Kallicharran conjured up a superb 50 to help his side to a 170 for eight in 40 overs.

That total did not appear to be enough when the Pakistan openers Taslim Arif and Saleem Pervez started in steady fashion with a faultless 44 off the first 13 overs, but a brief halt for drinks proved Saleem's undoing, He was out on the resumption. playing on to Garner and Taslim's wicket followed quickly when he was run out.

Only Zaheer Abbas looked capable of arresting Pakistan's slide, but after Javed Miandad was bowled by Sylvester Clarke with the total on 116, Zaheer Abbas fell victim to the same bowler runs later. That was the end of Pakistan's challenge, although Wasim Raja never gave up the fight and was unbeatean on 22, When the innings closed at 163 for six

Earlier, the West Indies had been sent in to bat - a decision justified when Haynes went for two and Richards suffered the rare ignominy of a hasty retreat when he was caught by Taslim Arif off Rashid Khan for a duck and Clive Lloyd went for 13.

Majid Khan held a return catch to dispose of Gomes for 32, but Clarke Showed he was no novice with the bat by unleashing three sixes in a whirlwind 20 before being bowled by Khan.

Marshall joined Parry in a stand worth 30 before Marshall was run out.

Sylvester Clarke named Player of the match for his all-round performance to took 2-wickets for 25-runs in 8-overs with economy rate of 3.12 after smashing a whirlwind 20 off 9-balls including 3-sixes with strike rate of 222.22.



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