Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 1st Match Asia Cup 1986 Article

Read the article of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 1st Match Asia Cup 1986 - John Player Gold Leaf Trophy (Asia Cup) triangular one-day international tournament of the 1st ODI match played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at P Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo in 30th March 1986.

Mohsin Khan and Wasim Akram's  crucial Innings before Three-wicket hauls from Manzoor Elahi, Abdul Qadir and Zakir Khan helped to Pakistan massive 81-run victory over Sri Lanka in a low-scoring game of the opening match of a Asia Cup.

* PAKISTAN beat Sri Lanka by massive 81 runs in the opening match of a Asia Cup one-day international cricket match at Colombo.

* After being Sri Lanka sent into bat. Pakistan were restricted to 197 in the alloted 45 overs - Mohsin Khan the top scorer with 39.

* Sri Lanka made a disappointing start to their Innings and through Brendon Kuruppu made 34 his team were bundled out for 116 off 33.5 overs.

Pakistan scored 197 for all-out in 45 overs with top scorer by Mohsin Khan  struck 39 off 46-balls including 5-fours.

Ramiz Raja scored 26 off 46-balls including 4-fours, Wasim Akram hit 24 off 26-balls included 2-sixes & a four, Imran Khan 21, Qasim Umar 16 and Mudassar Nazar 15.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Ravi Ratnayeke picked up 3-wickets for 32-runs in 9-overs including a maiden, Don Anurasiri, Arjuna Ranatunga, Ashantha de Mel each took 2-wickets and one for Kaushik Amalean.

Sri Lanka scored 116 for all-out in 33.5 overs with top scorer by Brendon Kuruppu hit 34 off 56-balls including 4-fours.

Ravi Ratnayeke scored a unbeaten 22 off 39-balls including 3-fours and Aravinda de Silva 12.

Pakistan best bowler by Manzoor Elahi picked up 3-wickets for 22-runs in 9-overs including a maiden, Abdul Qadir took 3-wickets for 24-runs in 7.5-overs included a maiden.

Zakir Khan picked up 3-wickets for 34-runs in 6-overs and Imran Khan took one-wicket.

Mohsin Khan named Player of the match for his crucial 39 off 46-balls including five boundaries.



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