New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd ODI 1985 Article

Read the article of New Zealand vs Pakistan 3rd ODI 1985 - Pakistan tour of New Zealand 4-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between Pakistan and New Zealand at Lancaster Park, Christchurch in 06th February 1985.

Half-centuries from John Wright and John Reid before Three-wicket hauls from Lance Cairns and Richard Hadlee helped to New Zealand narrow 13-run victory over Pakistan, despite a thrilling 108-run stand between Ramiz Raja - Anil Dalpat and took an unassailable 3-0 lead to seal the series in the third ODI.

New Zealand scored 264-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by John Reid struck 88 off 101-balls.

John Wright hit 65 off 86-balls including 5-fours & a six, John Bracewell blasted a unbeaten 20 off 8-balls included 4-fours with strike rate of 250 and  Martin Crowe scored 20 off 17-balls with 2-fours.

Pakistan best bowler by Tahir Naqqash picked up 3-wickets for 40-runs in 8-overs, Azeem Hafeez took 3-wickets and one for Mudassar Nazar.

Pakistan scored 251 for all-out in 49.4 overs with top scorer by Ramiz Raja struck 75 off 76-balls including 7-fours & a six.

Zaheer Abbas hit 58 off 79-balls including 7-fours, Anil Dalpat cracked a 37 off 35-balls included 4-fours and Javed Miandad scored 30 off 50-balls with two boundaries.

New Zealand best bowler by Richard Hadlee picked up 3-wickets for 32-runs in 9.4-overs with economy rate of 3.31, Lance Cairns took 3-wickets for 39-runs in 10-overs including four maidens, John Bracewell and Ewen Chatfield both took one-wickets.

John Reid named Player of the match for his brilliant 88-runs knocked off facing 101-balls including 5-fours.

This match reported by Western Daily Press Staff  (Third Party Reference from Western Daily Press)

PAKISTAN leg-spinner Abdul Qadir prepared to leave New Zealand after being dismissed for disciplinary reasons from his team's tour.

But Qadir claimed he had been done an injustice and had done nothing to cause team manager Yawar Saeed to order him from the tour.

"I can't explain it myself," he said. "There was nothing I did. It is so much an injustice."
"They told me they were sending me back, then after that they called a meeting. They didn't say you should come and join the meeting.'

Qadir was reluctant to discuss his dismissal but suggested Pakistan cricket officials were intent on spoiling what he intends to be his last season in first-class cricket.

New Zealand beat Pakistan in the third one-day international at Lancaster Park yesterday despite a superb fightback by Pakistan's middle-order batsmen."

Chasing New Zealand's score of 264 for eight, Pakistan were all out just 13 runs short with two balls of their allotted 50 overs left. New Zealand now lead the four-match series 3-0 with the final game in Auckland on February 16.

A thrilling 108-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Rameez Raja and Anil Dalpat brought Pakistan back into the match after Lance Cairns had torn through the touring side's early batting. Raja hit 75 off 64 balls, including seven fours and one six.



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