Pakistan vs West Indies 1st Match Rothmans Sharjah Cup 1985 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Pakistan vs West Indies 1st Match Rothmans Sharjah Cup 1985 - Rothmans Sharjah Cup triangular one-day international tournament of the 1st ODI match played between West Indies and Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah in 15th November 1985.

A superb unbeaten 99 by Opener Richie Richardson and Captain Viv Richards' solid half-century steers to West Indies convincing seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in the opening match of a Rothmans Sharjah Cup.

* Richie Richardson became the first West Indies batsman to remain not out on 99 in One-day international cricket history and overall the third player in ODIs after Bruce Edgar and Dean Jones.

Pakistan scored 196-4 in 45 overs with top scorer by Mohsin Khan cracked a unbeaten 86 off 126-balls including 5-fours & a six.

Ramiz Raja scored 35 off 54-balls including 2-fours, Imran Khan hammered a unbeaten 25 off 9-balls included 3-sixes with strike rate of 277.77, Mudassar Nazar 18 and Javed Miandad 16.

West Indies best bowler by Michael Holding, Malcolm Marshall, Debutant Tony Gray and Joel Garner each took one-wickets.

West Indies chased 199-3 in 44.1 overs with top scorer by Richie Richardson hit a unbeaten 99 off 141-balls.

Viv Richards struck 51 off 50-balls including 5-fours & a six and Larry Gomes scored 32 off 68-balls included 3-fours.

Pakistan best bowler by Mudassar Nazar, Wasim Akram and Imran Khan each took one-wickets.

Richie Richardson named Player of the match for his match-winning superb unbeaten 99 off 141-balls including 11-fours and a six.

This match reported by Tony Lewis (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

SALIM YOUSUF, Pakistan's young wicket- keeper, left the way clear for the West Indies to win their 45-overs three-nation tournament match in Sharjah, United Arab Emirate, after dropping Viv Richards before he had scored.

That spurred Richards to share a stand of 105 with Richardson as the West indies reached 197 for three in reply to Pakistan's 196 for four, and ensured a even-wicket victory with five balls to spare.

A capacity. 12,000 crowd saw Pakistan play at their best, after Imran won the toss and batted in the belief that the West Indies are more vulnerable when they have to chase runs.

Openers Mohsin Khan and Mudassar gave the innings a solid start with a stand of 50.

Rameez Raja observed the need for short singles and hurried things along, exposing the West Indies as an over-casual outfit in the field. Four catches and a hard chance went down, and there were three wides and four no-balls.

As Mohsin continued on his elegant way to a superb 86 not out, belligerence came at the other end from Javed Miandad, who struck Marshall for 13 runs off an over, including three successive fours, and from Imran.

It cannot be often that Joel Garner returns such expensive figures in limited-over cricket as nine overs, one wicket for 59 and also suffer the indignity of being hit for three sixes in one over by Imran.

Set 197 to win at 4.37 runs an over, West Indies lost Haynes in the first over. However, Gomes and Richardson put on 72 before Richards came to the crease. Richards looked careless, and the catch offered off his second ball a low, fine snick outside the off-stump to the wicketkeeper.

Then, almost as if someone had pressed a starting button, Richards and Richardson began to play devastating cricket. When Richards was out at the end of the 42nd over. 13 were needed to win with 12 balls left. Richardson unleashed a final burst of attack and the game was won.



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