Australia vs Pakistan 8th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1984 Article

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Opener Kepler Wessels' superb 86 and Rodney Hogg's four-wicket haul sets up to Australia crushing 43-run victory over Pakistan in the eighth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Match Stats : 
  • Abdul Qadir became the first Pakistan bowler to take two five-wicket haul in One-day internationals.
  • Abdul Qadir became the first Pakistan bowler to claimed a five-wicket haul against Australia in One-day international cricket history and overall the fifth player in ODIs.

* Australia using their top batsmen Kepler Wessels, Allan Border as bowlers and Rodney Hogg's 4-33 set up Australia for a 43-run victory over Pakistan, despite a leg-spinner Abdul Qadir's five-for in a World Series Cup match in Melbourne.

* Pakistan, for once employing Abdul Qadir's leg-spin and top-spinners, restricted Australia to 209 for eight in their 50 overs, Qadir taking 5-53 in his 10 overs.

* But Australia also resorted to spin, using the part-time services of left-handers Wessels Wessels and Border to help contain Pakistan and bowl them out for 166 in the 45th over.

* Javed Miandad tried to save Pakistan with a half-century but he has bowled going desperately for runs, one of the last four batsmen to fall in the space of five runs.

* Hughes, Australia's captain, proved more daring. In between Hogg's two spells, he took a chance with the occasional left-arm spin of Border and Wessels.

* Their combined figures brought 2-52 in 14 overs and Pakistan were bowled out for 166 with five overs left.

* Australia now have five points half way through the 10 games-a-side series, with the West Indies leading with eight points and Pakistan on three.

* Wessels had earlier triumphed with the bat, scoring 86 despite the efforts of Qadir, who took his wickets for 53 runs.

Australia scored 209-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Kepler Wessels cracked a 86 off 118-balls, David Hookes hit 37 off 40-balls including 3-fours and Greg Ritchie hit 27 off 44-balls included 3-fours.

Pakistan best bowler by Abdul Qadir claimed a 5-wicket haul for 53-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Mudassar Nazar, Ijaz Faqih and Azeem Hafeez each took one-wickets.

Pakistan scored 166 for all-out in 45 overs with top scorer by Javed Miandad struck 56 off 68-balls including 4-fours.

Abdul Qadir scored 23 off 29-balls including 3-fours, Mohsin Khan 22, Imran Khan and Ijaz Faqih each scored 17-runs.

Australia best bowler by Rodney Hogg claimed a 4-wickets for 33-runs in 10-overs including two maidens, Allan Border took 2-wickets and one for Geoff Lawson - John Maguire.

Kepler Wessels named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a 86-runs knocked off facing 118-balls including 10-fours.



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