Pakistan vs West Indies 5th ODI 1985 Article

Read the article of Pakistan vs West Indies 5th ODI 1985 - West Indies tour of Pakistan 5-match one-day international series of the 5th ODI match played between West Indies and Pakistan at National Stadium, Karachi in 06th December 1985.

Pace bowling attack from Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding and Tony Gray before Desmond Haynes and Viv Richards steers to West Indies easy eight-wicket victory over Pakistan, despite a crowd riot and clinch the five-match series with 3-2 in a low-scoring game of the fifth ODI.

* There has been a history of crowd trouble at the National Stadium, two years ago in 1983 when a one-day international match between Pakistan and Australia had to be abandoned.

Pakistan scored 127-7 in 38 overs with top scorer by Mohsin Khan cracked a 54 off 106-balls including two boundaries.

Javed Miandad scored 28 off 36-balls including a boundary and Imran Khan 19.

West Indies best bowler by Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding both took 2-wickets and one for Tony Gray.

West Indies chased 128-2 in 34.1 overs with top scorer by Viv Richards cracked a unbeaten 40 off 36-balls including 4-fours.

Desmond Haynes hit 39 off 73-balls including 4-fours and Larry Gomes 20 not out

Pakistan best bowler by Wasim Akram and Mohsin Kamal both took one-wickets.

Malcolm Marshall named Player of the match for his pace bowling attack to took 2-wickets for 25-runs in 8-overs including a maiden.

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

Police used tear gas to dispel crowd trouble during Pakistan's innings in the fifth and final one-day international in Karachi, West Indies won by eight wickets to take the series 8-2.

The tourists restricted Pakistan to 127 for seven from 38 overs, and reached 128 for. two with three overs and five balls to spare. Viv Richards hit the winning run to loud applause from the crowd.

The Pakistan innings had been reduced by two overs from the scheduled 40 after hundreds of fans poured on to the playing area when the home side had scored 87 for four. Police cleared them away, but other spectators pelted the police with rocks and set a covered stand on fire.

Play was halted again during the West Indies innings when the crowd, by now watched by police spotter planes, again became restless. A chair leg was thrown on to the field and hit Waseem Akram, Pakistan's medium pacer, in the back, but he was unhurt.



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