Pakistan vs West Indies 4th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1984 Article

Read the article of Pakistan vs West Indies 4th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1984 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 4th ODI match played between West Indies and Pakistan at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane in 14th January 1984.

Pace bowling attack from Michael Holding, Wayne Daniel's three-wicket haul, Gordon Greenidge's fifty and Viv Richards' all-round display helped to West Indies easy five-wicket victory over Pakistan, despite a Mudassar Nazar's all-round display in a low-scoring game of the fourth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Pakistan scored 174-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Mudassar Nazar struck 68 off 114-balls including 7-fours.

Mansoor Akhtar scored 32 off 75-balls including one-six & a four and Qasim Umar 18

West Indies best bowler by Wayne Daniel picked up 3-wickets for 27-runs, Michael Holding takes 3-wickets and Viv Richards took 2-wickets.

West Indies chased 175-5 in 40.2 overs with top scorer by Desmond Haynes hit 53 off 100-balls including 6-fours.

Viv Richards hammered a 37 off 17-balls including 6-fours & a six with strike rate of 217.64, Richie Richardson 25 and Richard Gabriel 20.

Pakistan best bowler by Mudassar Nazar takes 2-wickets, Abdul Qadir, Rashid Khan and Azeem Hafeez each took one-wickets.

Mudassar Nazar named Player of the match for his all-round performance to took 2-wickest after scoring a brilliant 68 off 114-balls including 7-fours.

This match reported by Brian Mossop (Third Party Reference from SMH)

Pakistan, who shocked the West Indies in their first World Series Cup meeting in Melbourne on Thursday, virtually handed them the return match on a platter at the 'Gabba.

Put in by West Indies captain, Clive Lloyd, the Pakistanis lost 8-63, their last seven for 39, after being poised for a healthy total at 1-97.
By the end of the their 50 overs, the Pakistanis
had managed just 9-174 - a paltry run rate of 3.48 that would have needed a miracle, or rain, to keep the stung West Indians at bay.

In spite of the threatening clouds which produced some drizzle, and a slight West Indian hiccough, there was no stopping the men from the Caribbean.

But it took a whirlwind innings of 37 from the dynamic Viv Richards, who pasted six fours and a six off 17 balls before being bowled by Azeem Hafeez, to turn the tide after a slow start.

Desmond Haynes (53 off 100 balls), and Richard Gabriel (20 off 52 balls), were taking no chances, and 28 overs had gone before the West Indian 100 arrived.

But Richards, constantly studying a piece of paper that showed the run rate required to put their noses in front, unleashed his awesome power to overtake the target with 12 scoring shots.

And there was enough brutality in the occasional hook by Haynes - and one by Gabriel off Azeem for six-to pick up the tempo when the right ball presented itself.

It took wily leg spinner, Abdul Qadir to gain the first breakthrough, bowling Gabriel for 20 with the score 1-47.

Lloyd, given out caught behind for 11 in dubious circumstances, was one of two victims of Mudassar Nazar whose wickets, on top of a fine 68, earned him the Player of the Match award.

But that was Pakistan's only consolation after the West Indies avenged their Melbourne ├Ćoss with a five-wicket win, reaching 5-175 with just 10 overs to spare.

But while the West Indians took four overs longer than the Pakistanis to raise their 50, with Haynes 20 not out and Richard Richardson 1 not out, there was little doubt that the West Indies would go on to win the match.

The Pakistanis, in spite of a falter when they lost Mohsin Khan (four) in the fourth over, were chock full of confidence against a West Indies line-up missing two of their most potent forces - pacemen, Malcolm Marshall and Joel Garner.

The pair have minor injuries, and it was decided to rest them in a bid to have them fighting fit for the clash with Australia under lights at the SCG on Tuesday.

That match is already a sell-out, as is the Gabba for the two matches this weekend. It was hardly surprising when Lloyd won the toss and sent Pakistan in to bat.

The wicket was green tinged, bouncy and seaming, and even without Marshall and Garner, the Islanders sported a formidable pace battery.

Mohsin, a classy opening batsman who has not managed a lengthy innnings in three one-day games, needed no excuses for his dismissal today.

Wayne Daniel, who bowled superbly to return 3-27 off his 10 overs, delivered the unplayable ball to the unfortunate Mohsin - starting it out- side the off stump and swinging it through the air to york him and uproot his leg stump.

But if the start was shaky at 1-10, the West 
Indies must have had doubts, as Mansoor joined Mudassar to present a wall of defiance, laced with sparkling strokes.

But the West Indies, stung by their loss two days previously, were in no mood to give Pakistan a second chance.



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