Australia vs Pakistan 13th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1984 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs Pakistan 13th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1984 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 13th ODI match played between Pakistan and Australia at Adelaide Oval in 30th January 1984.

Opener Kepler Wessels' all-round performance, Dean Jones' impressive debut and Carl Rackemann's record-breaking five-wicket haul gives to Australia resounding 70-run victory over Pakistan and qualify for the best-of-three finals in the 13th match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Match Stats : 
  • Australia's 70-run win was their eighth largest victory by terms of runs in One-day international and It is their fourth biggest win against Pakistan in ODIs.
  • Carl Rackemann became the second Australian bowler to claimed a five-wicket haul against Pakistan in One-day internationals after Dennis Lillee.
  • Carl Rackemann became the ninth Australian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in ODIs.
  • Carl Rackemann's 5 for 16 was the fourth best bowling figures for Australia in One-day international and the best-bowling-figures by an Australian bowler against Pakistan in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 5 for 34 held by Dennis Lillee at Leeds in the inaugural 1975 World Cup.

Australia scored 210-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Kepler Wessels hit 61 off 96-balls.

Debutant Dean Jones - who scored a unbeaten 40 off 33-balls on his debut ODI match - including 4-fours, Steve Smith scored 36 off 81-balls included 3-fours and Wayne Phillips 17.

Pakistan best bowler by Ijaz Faqih claimed a 4-wickets for 43-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Mudassar Nazar took 2-wickets and one for Rashid Khan.

Pakistan scored 140 for all-out in 45.2 overs with top scorer by Javed Miandad blasted a 34 off 29-balls including 7-fours.

Mansoor Akhtar scored 22 off 24-balls including 3-fours, Mohsin Khan 19 and Wasim Raja 17.

Kepler Wessels named Player of the match for his all-round performance to took two key wickets for 32-runs in 9-overs after scoring a brilliant 61 off 96-balls included 4-fours.

This match reported by Alan Shiell (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

MOHSIN KHAN, Pakistan's opening batsman, epitomised the frustration and disappointment of their unsuccessful Australian tour when, in a shock announcement late today, he retired from international cricket.

Mohsin's brief statement, which Pakistan's captain, Imran Khan, attempted to countermand, came came soon soon after Australia had won the World Series Cup match by 70 runs with 4.4 overs to spare before a crowd of 22,758 at Adelaide Oval.

Australia will now play the West Indies in the best-of-three finals in Sydney on Feb. 8 and in Melbourne on Feb. 11 and 12, but the Pakistanis will return home after their remaining Cup match against the West Indies in Perth on Saturday.
Mohsin Khan asked to speak to reporters yesterday, after Pakistan's acting captain, Javed Miandad, had given his post-match conference, and said: "I have retired from international cricket - due to personal reasons."

When asked when he had decided this, Mohsin replied: "About 20 minutes back. I don't want to give any reasons. I just want to say I have retired from international cricket as from today."

Spoke in Urdu

Imran then joined the group of Pressmen, exchanged a few words with Mohsin in Urdu, and said: "I don't think you should take this seriously at least wait until we leave. He's in the prime of his career and obviously disappointed. He's just depressed the team is doing badly."

Mohsin, 28, a tall, stylish batsman, has not done justice to his considerable talent during the one-day series, scoring only 98 in eight innings at an average of 12.25.

Yet in the recently-completed, five-Test series against Australia, Mohsin was Pakistan's leading run-getter with 390 in nine innings. In 30 Tests since his debut in 1977-78, Mohsin has made 1,974 runs (Av. 45-91), including six centuries, the highest of which was 200 against England England at Lord's in 1982.

Meanwhile, Dean Jones and Carl Rackemann stole the show at Adelaide, today. Jones, at No. 7 in his first international, scored an unbeaten 40 off 33 balls to ensure Australia reached a respectable score of 210 for eight off their 50 overs. Then Rackemann ruined Pakistan's chances by taking three quick wickets and adding two more near the end to finish with figures of five for 16 off 8.2 overs in Pakistan's modest total of 140.

For the last preliminary match against the West Indies in Perth on Sunday, the Australians have retained the Adelaide squad of 13 and added Terry Alderman, the West Australian medium-fast bowler. Wicketkeeper Rodney Marsh must pass a fitness test on his right knee.



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