New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI 1985 Article

Read the article of New Zealand vs Pakistan 1st ODI 1985 - Pakistan tour of New Zealand 4-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Pakistan and New Zealand at McLean Park, Napier in 12th January 1985.

Captain Geoff Howarth's brilliant half-century, Richard Hadlee's All-round display, Lance Cairns and Ewen Chatfield's each two wickets helped to New Zealand swept to a morale-boosting 110-run victory over Pakistan and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

New Zealand scored 277-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Geoff Howarth hit 68 off 94-balls including 4-fours.

Jeff Crowe cracked a run-a-ball 35-runs including one-six & a four, Richard Hadlee hammered a unbeaten 34 off 26-balls, Martin Crowe struck 32 off 36-balls included 2-fours & a six, Jeremy Coney 24 not out and John Wright 24.

Pakistan best bowler by Tahir Naqqash took 2-wickets and one for Iqbal Qasim - Mudassar Nazar.

Pakistan scored 167-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Javed Miandad hit 38 off 69-balls including a boundary.

Wasim Raja scored 30 off 68-balls including a boundary, Anil Dalpat hit a unbeaten 21 off 46-balls included 3-fours and Mudassar Nazar 17.

New Zealand best bowler by Ewen Chatfield, Lance Cairns, Richard Hadlee each took 2-wickets and one for Geoff Howarth.

Richard Hadlee named Player of the match for his all-round performance to took 2-wickets for 30-runs in 8-overs after smashing a whirlwind unbeaten 34 off 26-balls including 3-fours and a six with strike rate of 130.76.

This match reported by SMH Staff (Third Party Reference from SMH)

NEW ZEALAND gained a measure of revenge for their losses to Pakistan away this summer when they crushed the tourists by 110 runs in the first one-day international at Napier.

Batting first after winning the toss, New Zealand plundered 6-277 from a limp Pakistan attack then thwarted the tourists' chase for runs, claiming their first four wickets for 46 runs.

Pakistan surrendered at that point and turned the remainder of the match into batting practice, attempting to survive their 50 overs but giving up the chase. They finished with 9-167.

New Zealand were given a flying start when captain Geoff Howarth and John Wright to put 62 for the first wicket at more than four runs an over.

Mohsin Khan and Mudassar Nazar attempted to give Pakistan a similar start and hit 24 in swashbuckling fashion befere paceman Richard Hadlee removed Mudassar.



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