New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd ODI 1985 Article

Read the article of New Zealand vs Pakistan 2nd ODI 1985 - Pakistan tour of New Zealand 4-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between Pakistan and New Zealand at Trust Bank Park, Hamilton in 15th January 1985.

An aggressive 59 by Martin Crowe and Jeremy Coney's unbeaten 31 steered to New Zealand thrilling four-wicket victory over Pakistan, despite a brilliant unbeaten 90 by captain Javed Miandad and go up 2-0 lead in the second ODI.

Pakistan scored 221-4 in 50 overs with top scorer by Javed Miandad cracked a unbeaten 90 off 92-balls.

Mohsin Khan hit 49 off 96-balls - who fell one-run short of his half-century - including 5-fours & a six, Mudassar Nazar 22 not out, Qasim Umar and Wasim Raja each scored 15-runs.

New Zealand best bowler by Jeremy Coney took 2-wickets and one for Ewen Chatfield.

New Zealand chased 222-6 in 48.5 overs with top scorer by Martin Crowe cracked a 59 off 72-balls including 3-fours & 2-sixes.

John Wright scored 39 off 73-balls without a boundary, Jeff Crowe struck 35 off 51-balls including 3-fours & a six.

Jeremy Coney hit a unbeaten 31 off 29-balls including 2-fours and John Reid 17.

Pakistan best bowler by Wasim Raja, Iqbal Qasim both took 2-wickets and one for Tahir Naqqash - Saleem Malik.

Javed Miandad named Player of the match for his brilliant captain innings to scored a unbeaten 90 off 92-balls including 9-fours and a six.

This match reported by A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

PAKISTAN improved greatly following their
110-run defeat at Napier on Saturday, but could not prevent New Zealand from taking a 2-0 lead in the four-match, one-day international series in Hamilton.

New Zealand, set to score 222 in 50 overs, reached the target off the penultimate ball of the 49th over when Jeremy Coney lofted Azeem Hafeez to the mid-wicket boundary for a four-wicket victory.

The Pakistanis inspired by a brilliant undefeated 90 by captain Javed Miandad, reached 221 for four after a slow start.

New Zealand lost Geoff Howarth, their captain, when the total was only nine and struggled to score quickly on the slow wicket.

Imran may return

An aggressive 59 by Martin Crowe in the middle of the order provided some impetus but New Zealand still needed more than five runs an over when he was dismissed at 155.

The loss of Jeff Crowe (55) 10 runs later and lan Smith (15) on 191 placed New Zealand in some difficulty but Coney and Richard Hadlee hit the 29 runs required off the final six overs.

Imran Khan, Pakistan's accomplished allrounder, could end a lengthy absence from Test cricket by returning in the three-match series against New Zealand starting in Wellington on Friday.



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