Pakistan vs England 2nd ODI 1984 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Pakistan vs England 2nd ODI 1984 - England tour of Pakistan 2-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between England and Pakistan at National Stadium, Karachi in 26th March 1984.

All-round Mike Gatting sets up to England series levelling win against Pakistan by 6-wickets and drawn the series with 1-1 in the second One-day international.

Pakistan scored 163-8 in the alloted 40 overs with top scorer by Saadat Ali cracked a unbeaten 78 off 119-balls including 4-fours.

Mohsin Khan scored 37 off 56-balls including 5-fours and Wasim Raja 14.

England best bowler by Mike Gatting picked up 3-wickets for 32-runs in 8-overs including o maiden, Chris Smith took 2-wickets and one for Norman Cowans - Nick Cook.

England chased 164-4 in 38.4 overs with top scorer by Mike Gatting hit a unbeaten 38 off 49-balls including 2-fours.

David Gower hit 31 off 33-balls including 3-fours, Allan Lamb 19 and Derek Randall 19 not out.

Pakistan best bowler by Mudassar Nazar took 2-wickets and one for Naved Anjum - Abdul Qadir.

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

ENGLAND ended their tour on a note of high professionalism at the National Stadium, Karachi, today, defeating Pakistan by six wickets with eight deliveries to spare in the second of their two one-day internationals.

Pakistan, put in, were contained to 163 for eight from 40 overs, not least by the efforts of the three spinners, Marks, Cook and Smith, a modest total on a good pitch, and England were able to pace their way home with the minimum of alarms.

As often happens when one side dominates a day game, this led to a some-what low-key finale, since no risks were necessary or indeed taken, and Mike Gatting, finishing with his unbeaten 38 plus his three wickets earlier, earlier, took the Man of the Match award.

In any other circumstances, Saadat Ali's unbeaten 78 after Pakistan had been put in by Gower might have been a match-winning performance, but once England had broken through at 76 nothing much came at the other end in terms of support.

By then, England had discovered that Saadat was less fluent when confronted by spin, rather than when able to nudge or work the quicker bowlers around, though with the ball sometimes turning he was not the only one with preblems.

Stumpings missed

In successive overs. Fowler, whose inclusion instead of Taylor had enabled Tavaré to play (though ironically not to bat), contrived to miss stumpings off Marks and Cook, with Saadat, at 31. and Mohsin, at 32, benefiting.

At the halfway mark, Pakistan had thus made 76 without loss, a platform for their stroke-players, but in the next over Mohsin, again attacking Cook, was eventually stumped by Fowler whereupon the middle-order succumbed against Gatting as they tried to press on.

In successive overs Wasim Raja and Salim were caught, driving at a widish one and sweeping a slower ball respectively, and when Qasim shaped to turn Gatting on the legside he gave a comfortable return catch off a leading edge.

Between times, Saadat had been dropped by Cook in the deep off Gatting, but an array of strokes against Foster led to the introduction of Smith, which brought more success including a nimbler stumping by Fowler.

The largely untroubled nature of England's reply led to some frustration among the crowd of 20,000, which manifested itself in the setting off of a series of orange smoke bombs, but even the appearance of Qadir produced nothing as explosive in the middle.

After dismissing Smith, he was confronted by two left-handers, Fowler and Gower, and temporarily removed from the attack and England's only other wickets were caused by their own mild indiscretions.

These included the dismissal of Gower, bowled as he played across a ball which did not bounce much, but with not much more than judicious acquisition of ones and twos needed, Gatting ensured England's earlier intelligent and hard work was not wasted.



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