Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd ODI 1984 Article

Read the article of Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd ODI 1984 - New Zealand tour of Pakistan 4-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between New Zealand and Pakistan at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad in 23rd November 1984.

Opener Saleem Malik's crucial 41 and Manzoor Elahi's quick-fire 39 before Mudassar Nazar's four-wicket haul helped to Pakistan narrow 5-run victory over New Zealand, despite a No.9 batsman Jeremy Coney's fighting 7-ball 17 and go up 2-0 lead in a 20-over-a-side game of the second ODI.

Pakistan scored 157-5 in the alloted 20 overs with top scorer by Saleem Malik hit 41 off 34-balls, Manzoor Elahi hammered a unbeaten 39 off 29-balls including 2-sixes & 2-fours with strike rate of 134.48.

Zaheer Abbas struck 25 off 34-balls included 4-fours & a six and Javed Miandad scored 20 off 15-balls including 2-fours.

New Zealand best bowler by Martin Crowe and Martin Snedden both took 2-wickets.

New Zealand scored 152-7 in 20 overs with top scorer by John Wright blasted a 55 off 47-balls including 5-fours & a six with strike rate of 117.02.

Martin Crowe hit 19 off 17-balls including 2-fours, Jeremy Coney hammered a unbeaten 17 off 7-balls included 4-fours with strike rate of 242.85 and John Bracewell scored a unbeaten 17 off 14-balls with a boundary.

Pakistan best bowler by Mudassar Nazar claimed a 4-wickets for 27-runs in 4-overs and Zakir Khan took one-wicket.

Saleem Malik named Player of the match for his crucial 41 off 34-balls including a boundary.

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

PAKISTAN went two-up in their series of four one-day internationals against New Zealand when they won an exciting match by five runs in Faisalabad, today.

After rain delayed the start, the match was reduced from 40 to 20 overs a side. The result remained in doubt until the final over, which began with New Zealand needing 18 runs to overtake Pakistan's total of 157 for five. They failed narrowly, finishing on 152 for seven.

Both sides were indebted to opening batsmen for giving substance to their totals. Salim Malik, not normally an opener, scored 41 from 39 balls to give Pakistan a good start, while John Wright, whose 55 came from 44 balls, made an equally telling contribution.

Highest stand

Salim and Zaheer Abbas shared the match's highest partnership, putting on 64 for Pakistan's second wicket in seven overs.

Manzoor Elahi gave the Pakistan innings a late flourish. His 39 not out included two sixes and two fours, all scored in a savage assault on Martin Snedden in the penultimate over.

New Zealand's task of scoring at 7-85 runs an over was never going to be easy. Jeremy Crowe was lbw for seven in the fourth over, and when when his brother, Martin, went for 61, they were always struggling to close the



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