Pakistan vs Australia 3rd ODI 1982 Article

Read the article of Pakistan vs Australia 3rd ODI 1982 - Australia tour of Pakistan 3-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between Australia and Pakistan at National Stadium, Karachi in 22nd October 1982.

Australia's final match of their disastrous tour of Pakistan - A One-day international in Karachi - match was abandoned before lunch Pakistan having scored 44 for 1 from 11-overs because of crowd trouble.

After Kim Hughes, Australia's captain, had twise led his side from the pitch when they had been pelted with rocks, debris and rotten fruit, the 40-over match was called off with Pakistan scored 44 for lost one in 11-overs - with top scorer by Mohsin Khan cracked a unbeaten 25 off 39-balls including 3-fours.

The decision infuriated many of the 30,000 spectators and they went on the rampage, pelting the police with stones, ripping up seats and setting light to canvas awnings.

Fighting spilled on to the streets outside the stadium, when fans blocked roads to stop fire engines reaching the scene - clouds of smoke from burning plastic and wooden seats hung over the stadium.

Col Egar - The Australian manager told reporters three of his players Greg Ritchie, Ian Callen and Geoff Lawson had been hit by missiles while fielding. He said the players had been pelted with rocks the size of cricket balls, with shoe heels and batteries from the transistor radios.

The stadium authorities had avoided using police to control the crowd in the belief that they antagonised spectators, but Mr Egar commented : "if the authorities are too frightened to use police in the crowd, then we are too frightened to play cricket"

Imran Khan Pakistan's captain said he totally supported the Australia's decision not to resume the game, He said he was disgusted by the crowd behaviour and extended sympathy to the tourists.

The tourists fly back to Australia from their seven weeks tour without any wins, having lost all three Tests and the two completed One-day internationals.



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