Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 4th ODI 1985 Article

Read the article of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 4th ODI 1985 - Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 4-match one-day international series of the 4th ODI match played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad, Sind in 03rd November 1985.

Ramiz Raja's steady Innings of 56 and a fine 45 before Bowlers delivered to Pakistan domineering 89-run victory over Sri Lanka and clinch the four-match series 4-0 whitewash in a one-sided game of the fourth ODI.

* This is the first time Pakistan have whitewashed their oppositions in a bilateral fout-match series in One-day international and registered their historic first 4-0 whitewash against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

* This is the fourth time Sri Lanka have suffered a clean sweep in a bilateral four-match series in One-day internationals.

Pakistan scored 216-7 in 39 overs with top scorer by Javed Miandad struck 56 off 49-balls, Ramiz Raja hit 45 off 43-balls including 5-fours.

Mudassar Nazar scored 29 off 55-balls without a boundary, Zaheer Abbas 26, Abdul Qadir 20 not out and Saleem Malik 16.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Ravi Ratnayeke picked up 3-wickets for 34-runs in 6-overs, Roger Wijesuriya took 2-wickets and one for Vinothen John - Rumesh Ratnayake.

Sri Lanka scored 127 for all-out in 37.2 overs with top scorer by Duleep Mendis struck 46 off 74-balls including 3-fours, Aravinda de Silva 19 and Roy Dias 13.

Pakistan best bowler by Abdul Qadir, Mudassar Nazar, Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Kamal each took 3-wickets and one for Tauseef Ahmed.

Javed Miandad named Player of the match for his steady 56 off 49-balls including 5-fours.

This match reported by The Age Staff (Third Party Reference from The Age)

Pakistan won the fourth and final one-day international against Sri Lanka by 89 runs in Hyderabad to take the series 4-0.

Pakistan made 7/216 in its 39 overs and then tore through the tourists, who collapsed to be all out for 127 in 37.2 overs.

Javed Miandad played a steady captain's innings of 56 before falling to medium-pacer Ravi Ratnayeke. He was ably supported by young Rameez Raja, who hit a fine 45 before Ratnayeke trapped him leg before.

Play was suspended for 25 minutes after Sri Lanka's Ranjan Madugalle was hit on the head by a stone thrown by a spectator. Madugalle slumped to the ground and was helped off the field for medical treatment.

The other Sri Lankan players left the field in protest and returned only after Pakistani officials assured them they were safe.

Sri Lanka needed an average of about 5.5 runs an over to win, but collapsed with a flurry of rash strokes.

Only captain Duleep Mendis played confidently, hitting 45. Leg-spinner Abdul Qadir was Pakistan's most successful bowler, taking 2/13.
Sri Lanka is also trailing 1-0 in the three-Test series. The last Test begins in Karachi on Thursday.



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