West Indies vs Pakistan 11th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1981/82 Highlights

Watch the highlights of West Indies vs Pakistan 11th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1981/82 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 11th ODI match played between Pakistan and West Indies at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne in 12th January 1982.

Joel Garner's three-wicket haul before Gordon Greenidge's brilliant 84, Viv Richards and Clive Lloyd's short work steers to West Indies cruised to a 7-wicket victory over Pakistan and move to top of the points table in the 11th match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

PAKISTAN scored 191/7 (50 Overs)  with top scorer by Imran Khan * 62 (79) and Wasim Raja 33 (61)

West Indies best bowler by Joel Garner
3/17 (10) and Malcolm Marshall 1/33 (10)

WEST INDIES chased 192/3 (42.1 Overs)  with top scorer by Gordon Greenidge
84 (122) and Viv Richards 41 (49)

Pakistan best bowler by Imran Khan 2/42 (10) and Tahir Naqqash 1/31 (10)

This match reported by Ray Gatt (Third Party Reference from SMH)

Australia's hopes of reaching the finals of the Benson and Hedges World Series Cup were kept flickering when the West Indies trounced Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The West Indies proved far too good for Pakistan and cruised to a seven-wicket victory. Set 192 to win in their allotted 50 overs, the Caribbean cavaliers set about the task in dazzling and, at times, bewildering style.

At the finish they achieved their target in just 42.1 overs, with the captain Clive Lloyd unbeaten on 35 and Larry Gomes on 15. But leading the way for the West Indies was their incapacitated opener Gordon Greenidge, who defied the pain of a lingering knee injury to score 84 in his 147 minutes at the crease.

Batting virtually on one leg, he treated the surprisingly good crowd of just under 11,000 to a powerful display, slamming nine fours and three sixes.

Greenidge's agony was mote than compensated by the win and by being named man-of-the-match for which he received $500 and a gold medallion.

Pakistan put up a game and courageous batting display after looking as though they would crumble to some express bowling and the exceptional talent of the West Indian fieldsmen. The openers Mansoor Akhtar and Moshin Khan started conlidently enough when they put on 26 runs before disaster struck.

Pakistan lost three wickets —two of them run out — in six runs to tumble to 32-3, Mansoor (13) was run out with a throw by Malcolm Marshall, who broke the stump from 50 metres. Zaheer Abbas's run out came as a result of a misunderstanding with his captain, Javed Miandad.

Zaheer made one before he was left stranded after some good work by first Viv Richards then Desmond Haynes.

When Miandad (26) and Salim Malik (0) were dismissed inside three balls by Joel Garner, Pakistan were in desperate trouble at 75-5. But a fine partnership by Wasim Raja and the talented Imran Khan put some life back into the innings.

Imran, who has proved a disappointment with the bat on this tour, finally produced a substantial innings with his sparkling 62 not out.

He hit five fours and a five in a delightful innings of controlled hitting. And to back up that effort he bowled his heart out to grab two wickets in his 10-over spell.

It was a good evening all round for Imran. When he was fielding late in the match, a young woman jumped the fence, kissed him on the cheek and gave him a rose.

Raja (33) proved a worthy ally in the batting department and, with Imran, put on 47 runs in 41 minutes. But lmran's performance was in vain and the West Indies never really looked like losing.

Greenidge and the brilliant Richards (41) were together in a 76-run partnership in even time, and that scaled Pakistan's fate. 



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