Pakistan vs England 1st ODI 1984 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Pakistan vs England 1st ODI 1984 - England tour of Pakistan 2-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between England and Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore in 09th March 1984.

Pakistan vs England 1st ODI 1984 Highlights
A 79-run stand between Mohsin Khan and Saadat Ali © Pakistan Cricket / DM Mordecai

Sarfraz Nawaz and Rashid Khan's combined 5-wickets, An excellent 79-run opening stand between Mohsin Khan, Saadat Ali and Zaheer Abbas' scintillating half-century helped to Pakistan convincing six-wicket victory over England and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

England scored 184-8 in the alloted 40 overs per a side - with top scorer by Allan Lamb hit 57 off 78-balls including 3-fours.

Graeme Fowler struck 43 off 66-balls including 3-fours & a six, Ian Botham 18 not out and Derek Randall 16.

Pakistan best bowler by Sarfraz Nawaz picked up 3-wickets for 33-runs in 8-overs, Rashid Khan took 2-wickets and one for Shahid Mahboob.

Pakistan chased 187-4 in 38.4 overs with top scorer by Zaheer Abbas hammered a unbeaten 59 off 37-balls, Saadat Ali hit 44 off 91-balls including 5-balls and Mohsin Khan cracked a 39 off 64-balls included 3-fours.

England best bowler by Bob Willis, Vic Marks and Graham Dilley each took one-wickets.

This match reported by Michael Carey (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

PAKISTAN defeated England by six wickets in the first of two one-day internationals before a crowd of some 40,000 at the Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore, today, overhauling a total of 184 for eight with eight balls to spare.

An excellent start by the Pakistani openers, Mohsin and Saadat, ensured that their team were never required to do anything out of the ordinary, even in the context of a 40-over match, and the hosts were seen home by Zaheer's unbeaten half century, which earned him the Man of the Match award.

England again tended to be erratic in all departments, but there was one bonus in the form of Fowler, who, in his first innings for almost a month, overcame a tentative start and made 43.

Like others, Fowler could not always time his strokes on another mild pitch, but had started to bat with something approaching gusto before he was out, forcing the pace in the 24th over.
Tavaré again looked out of touch but so too did Gower, which contributed to an undesirably slow start and left much for the middle order to do.

Impressive Lamb

Lamb did well, sharing in partnership of 70 in 12 overs with Fowler, but he was run out when Botham refused a second run to long leg on his partner's call.

It did not help England's cause when Botham started to find the strike elusive, which resulted in his making only 18 out of 49 from the last seven overs, leaving a total which England had to bowl particuarly well to defend.

England did bowl well initially but Mohsin and Saadat saw to it that there was no loss of early wickets, and, with increasing fluency, made 72 from 20 overs.

How England, with their shortage of opening batsmen, must have regarded with envy a player of Saadat the quality of who was brought in for this match.

Mohsin played on to Dilley as he aimed to drive lavishly through the covers, and Saadat went when, stealing an impudent leg-bye he found Fowler's throw too accurate.

Foster, gazing straight into the sun, held a good catch to remove Quasim before departing with a bruised foot, but England's main hope now rested in another attack of Pakistani nerves, as seen in Karachi.

Zaheer, playing with fluency from the start, ensured that this did not happen and, although Pakistan needed 60 from the last ten overs, their captain's experience and some variable English bowling and out-cricket made the outcome predictable.



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