India vs Pakistan 1st Match Rothmans Four-Nations Cup 1985 Highlights

Watch the highlights of India vs Pakistan 1st Match Rothmans Four-Nations Cup 1985 - Rothmans Four-Nations one-day international  tournament of the 1st ODI match played between Pakistan and India at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah in 22nd March 1985.

Imran Khan 6-14 - India vs Pakistan 1st Match Rothmans Four-Nations Cup 1985 Highlights
A brilliant 46-run stand between Mohammad Azharuddin and Kapil Dev © DM Mordecai

A brilliant all-round display by captain Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin's crucial 47, Spinners Ravi Shastri and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan's each two wickets helped to India stunning 38-run victory over Pakistan, despite a devastating bowling figures by Imran Khan's record-breaking six-for in a low-scoring game of the opening match of a Rothman Four-Nations Cup.
Match Stats : 
  • Imran Khan's 6 for 14 was the best bowling figures by an Pakistan bowler in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 5 for 21 held by Wasim Akram against Australia at Melbourne in the last month Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket and the joint second best bowling figures in ODIs, jointly with Gary Gilmour's 6 for 14 against England at Leeds in the inaugural 1975 World Cup.
  • Pakistan's 87 was their second lowest score in a completed innings in One-day international and It is their worst-total against India in ODIs, previous lowest score 134 at Sharjah in the last year.
  • India's 125 was their second lowest score against Pakistan in One-day internationals after their 79 at Sialkot in 1978.
  • India's total of 125 is the lowest that they have successfully defended in One-day internationals, eclipsing their previous lowest of 162 against New Zealand at Perth in 1980.

India scored modest total of 125 for all-out in 42.4 overs with top scorer by Mohammad Azharuddin struck 47 off 93-balls including three boundaries.

Kapil Dev hit 30 off 44-balls including 4-fours and Madan Lal 11.

Pakistan best bowler by Imran Khan 6-14, Tauseef Ahmed took 2-wickets and one for Wasim Akram - Mudassar Nazar.

Pakistan scored 87 for all-out in 32.5 overs with top scorer by Ramiz Raja scored 29 off consuming 71-balls including a boundary, Mudassar Nazar 18 and Saleem Malik 17.

India best bowler by Kapil Dev picked up 3-wickets for 17-runs in 6.5-overs including a maiden, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Ravi Shastri both took 2-wickets and one for Madan Lal - Roger Binny.

Imran Khan named Player of the match for his devastating bowling performance to claimed a career-best record-breaking 6-wicket haul for 14-runs in 10-overs including two maidens.

This match reported by Daily Post : The Paper of Wales Staff (Third Party Reference from Daily Post : The Paper of Wales )

INDIA set off towards a fourth consecutive triumph in international limited overs cricket with a stunning 38-run win over Pakistan.

India's sensational success came in the first round of a four-nation 50-over competition after they had been skittled out for 125 in 42-4 overs.
But they hit back in style routing Pakistan for 87 off 32.5 overs.

India, who won the official World Cup in 1983, the Asia Cup in 1984 and the World Championship of Cricket in Australia recently, are now through to the final against England or Australia, who meet on Sunday. The final is on March 29.

Yet India scarcely made an encouraging start and were destroyed by Pakistan all-rounder Imran Khan, who captured six for 14 and was named man of the match.

Imran, who only resumed bowling in the world championships after a long-term shin injury, started by sending back five of the top six batsmen as India slumped to 34 for five.

Mohammad Azharuddin, India's great new batting discovery, and captain Kapil Dev salvaged some pride with a sixth wicket stand of 46 before off spinner Tauseef Ahmed bowled Kapil for 30. Azharuddin, top scorer with 47, was also bowled by Tauseef, while the pacemen polished off the tail.

Pakistan launched their reply fairly solidly, but started to crumble against leg spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and left-arm spin- ner Ravi Shastri.

Ashraf Ali, Imran and captain Javed Miandad fell within minutes of each other, leaving Pakistan reeling on 41 for five.

A sixth-wicket stand of 33 by Rameez Raja and Saleem Malik gave Pakistan hope, but the return of Kapil Dev, who ended with three for 17, and fine slip catching by excaptain Sunil Gavaskar sealed Pakistan's fate.



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