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Australia vs Pakistan 5th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1981/82 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Australia vs Pakistan 5th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1981/82


Watch the highlights of Australia vs Pakistan 5th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1981/82 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 5th ODI match played between Pakistan and Australia at Adelaide Oval in 06th December 1981.


Graeme Wood's superb unbeaten 43, Greg Chappell's all-round display and Geoff Lawson's two wickets helped to Australia romped to a 38-run victory over Pakistan in a incident involving game of the fifth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.


AUSTRALIA scored 208 for all-out (48.3 Overs) with top scorer by Graeme Wood 43* (54) and Greg Chappell 38 (38)

Pakistan best bowler by Imran Khan 3/19 (9.3) and Mudassar Nazar 2/25 (7)

PAKISTAN scored 170/8 (50 Overs) with top scorer by Zaheer Abbas 38 (48) and Mohsin Khan 27 (62)

Australia best bowler by Greg Chappell 3/31 (10) and Geoff Lawson 2/33 (10)

This match reported by Brian Mossop (Third Party Reference from SMH)


The clash that wasn't. That was the official attitude to an incident involving captains Greg Chappell and Javed Miandad as Australia romped to a 38-run win over Pakistan in the Benson and Fledges World Series Cup match at the Adelaide Oval.

But Chappell later received an apology from Mr ljaz Butt, the Pakistan team manager, who said that he would sort out the matter with his captain.

The incident, seen on television screens around the country, happened when Chappell was dismissed for 38 to leave Australia 103-3 in the first innings of the 50-over match.

Chappell had survived a run out a few balls before pulling a full toss from Ejaz Faqih to Wasim Raja at deep backward square leg. The Australian captain was on his way back to the pavilion when he swung around and wagged a finger towards a group of Pakistanis that included Miandad.

Umpires Robin Bailhache and Dick French appeared to speak to Miandad, and Chappell had walked a few more strides m hen he turned and glared again in Miandad's direction

To the crowd of 20,566 and probably, to those watching at home, it appeared as though Miandad had given Chappell a passing message

Miandad, who came out of the Dennis Lillee incident in the first Test in Perth smelling of roses, looked shocked at the suggestion that he had said something uncomplimentary to Chappell

"He thought I said something. but I didn't," Miandad said. "I didn't see him turn and I didn't hear him say anything to me. I just said well done to the bowler and the fieldsman.

"I asked the umpires what he (Chappell) was saying to me but they said they did not hear anything."

Chappell later confirmed that something happened on the ground." But, he said, that was where it should be left

As the umpires heard nothing. no one will be reported. But Chappell took the opportunny to make a point when he said: "We are always the ones who arc supposed to have done any thing wrong."

Mr Col Egar, the match referee. said he had held an inquiry with the umpires in regard to today''s match, and there would be no action taken other than the filing of a normal match report.

Mr Butt's apology to Chappell, and the decision of the Pakistanis to keep a low profile on the umpiring situation after the second Test in Brisbane. indicates that there may have been a directive from the Pakistan Board to the tourists to keep calm after their earlier outbursts.

The Pakistanis, after shocking the West Indies with an eight-run win in their limited over match on Saturday. never rose to the same heights against Australia Today.

Yet it was a game they should have won after sending Australia in on a perfect wicket and dismissing them for 208 runs in 48.3 overs. Most of the Australian batsmen got a good start only to falter when they should have been placed to take the attack apart.

Graeme Wood, who came in at number six after Bruce Laird (20) and Rick Darling (35) had given the side a 43-run opening partnership. finished as the top scorer with an unbeaten 43.

The Pakistanis surprised the crowd by keeping Wasim Raja. the leg spinner and man-of-the-match against the ‘West Indies out of the attack.

Raja did not bowl a ball after taking four wickets on Saturday and Miandad defended his decision by claiming that he was trying to save the runs today while on Saturday he had to gamble.

The Australians were rarely in trouble when they began their Innings with Darling and Laird looking safe

Sikander Bakht made the first breakthrough when he struck Laird on the back pad to gain an lbw decision leaving Chappell and Darling to add another 41 runs before Darling was run out. But while Sarfraz Nawaz, Tahir Naqash and Ejaz proved somewhat costly, the Australians had just 103 runs on the board after 25 overs.

With Chappell in commanding form, it looked as though the Australians would pick up the tempo during the second half of their innings.

Chappell just scraped home to beat a throw by wicket keeper Ashraf Ali after he had made 37. Although it was close. Chappell appeared to have made his ground. But Miandad obviously thought that Chappell was out. The Pakistan captain tossed his bat in the air in disgust over the decision by umpire Bailhache and looked decidedly unhappy.


Greg Chappell named Player of the match for his all-round performance to picked up 3-wickets for 31-runs in 10-overs including a maiden after scoring a run-a-ball 38-runs included 4-fours.