Australia vs Pakistan 5th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1984 Article

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Heavy rain washes out Australia's effort to beat Pakistan's 184 for six in the fifth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

The match was abandoned after the Australians had scored 15 runs for without lost a wicket in 3.5 overs. They had been set a target of 185 with asking rate of 4.38 runs per an over in a match reduced by rain from 50 to 42 overs per a side.

Both teams had shared a points each in the triangular Benson and Hedges World Series Cup, putting them on three points, one behind the West Indies who have won two of their three games.

The Pakistanis started disastrously after Kim Hughes had invited Pakistan to bat first in damp, overcast conditions on a pitch later criticised by both captains. Pakistan lost their first three wickets for 30.

Qasim Umar and Mansoor Akhtar stopped the rot, putting on 86-run stand in 78 minutes for the fourth wicket and were just beginning to cut loose when rain stopped play at 108 for three. They added only another eight after the resumption before Qasim was run out for 40.

Imran Khan hit a couple of stupendous sixes in a swashbuckling innings of 26 before he and Mansoor Akhtar went to Hogg in one over. Mansoor was top scorer with 47.

Pakistan hitting 76 runs in just over 11 overs after the umpires had reduced the innings to 42 overs put the Pakistanis in a strong position to pick up their second cup win.

But after Greg Ritchie (6) and Kepler Wessels (5) had scored 15 in four overs the rain returned and the 21,000 capacity crowd went home disappointed.



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