England vs Pakistan 1st ODI 1987 Highlights

Watch the highlights of England vs Pakistan 1st ODI 1987 - Pakistan tour of England (Texaco Trophy) 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Pakistan and England at The Oval, London in 21st May 1987.

A majestic Innings from Chris Broad's 99 and Allan Lamb's classy half-century steers to England convincing five-wicket victory over Pakistan, despite a masterclass century by Javed Miandad and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • Javed Miandad became the second Pakistan batsman to score a century against England in One-day international after Majid Khan.
  • Javed Miandad became the second Pakistan batsman to scored four centuries in ODIs after Zaheer Abbas' 7-hundreds.
  • Chris Broad became the third England batsman to dismissed on 99 in One-day internationals after Geoff Boycott and Allan Lamb and overall the fourth player in ODIs.

Pakistan scored 232-6 in 55 overs with top scorer by Javed Miandad struck 113 off 145-balls - which was his 4th ODI hundred & his first century against England in ODIs - 11-fours.

Mudassar Nazar scored 45 off consuming 129-balls including three boundaries and Manzoor Elahi 18 not out.

England best bowler by Neil Foster, Graham Dilley both took 2-wickets and one for John Emburey.

England chased 233-3 in 53.1 overs with top scorer by Chris Broad struck 99 off 168-balls - who fell one-run short of his century - including four boundaries.

Allan Lamb cracked a 61 off 71-balls including 3-fours & a six, Bill Athey scored 33 off 61-balls included 3-fours and David Gower 15 not out.

This match reported by Peter Deeley (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

England's cricketers beat Pakistan by seven wickets at the Oval yesterday in the first of the one-day internationals for the Texaco Trophy. Chris Broad was England's leading batsman, with 99.

TO THE approprioate accompaniment of lightning, another majesterial innings by Chris Broad was the mainspring of England's comfortable seven-wicket victory against Pakistan in the first Texaco Trophy one-day international at the Oval.

Though he fell one short of his century when poised to deliver the final punch, the unflurried tenor of his 199 minute stay at the wicket suggests that Broad has lost nothing in the short lay-off since winning the away in Australia of internatioal cricketer of the year.

Broad's opening partnership of 76 with Athey was another echo of the Ashes triumph and Graham Gooch, who was left out here, will have to fight to get back into the side.

Pakistan were handicapped both by the cold, inclement conditions and the loss of two front-line bowlers. If the fates smile on them in the two remaining games, they will provide better competition for England, especially if their ground fielding shows a marked improvement.

Even allowing for Broad's innings- which won him the man of the match award - the tourists did provide in Javed Miandad the show piece of the day. His century was his first against England but it will take more than one man's pyrotechnics to end the host country's run of one-day successes against Pakistan, now extended to eight.

Wretched start

Pakistan's wretched start was the result of hesitancy born out of uncertainty. Mudassar mis-played the third ball of the day, off Dilley, to Foster at mid-wicket. Ramiz, who had not received a ball, saw his vice-captain come, stop, then carry on. Foster's under-arm return saw Ramiz stranded a yard from safety.

Mansur Akhtar scarcely had accustomed himself to the indifferent light before he misjudged Dilley and Gatting's clean two-handed catch had Pakistan on their heels at 18-2.

Mudassar applied himself to the role of anchor man in the third-wicket 110 partnership that followed with Miandad. Nevertheless he caused his side several heart-stopping moments with semi-suicidal runs. Again Foster was his principal antagonist, almost throwing down the wicket on three occasions.

Gatting, winning the toss and choosing to field in the cloudy. windy conditions, had turned to DeFreitas as Dilley's new ball partner and he had the Pakistan batsmen well contained in his opening seven overs, conceding only six runs a very different story to the later massacre by Miandad.

Only after lunch, and with the loss of Mudassar for a patient 45, accumulated in nearly two and a half hours, did Miandad start to cut loose. It was the reintroduction of DeFreitas from the pavilion end that seemed to send him up a gear.

The outcome was one of those statistical curiosities. Miandad scored 33 off 20 successiveTM deliveries he received from DeFreitas. He took 12 off each of two overs and in a spell of 24 balls the bowler had given away 44 runs.

Dilley, too, came in for much mid-afternoon punishment - 31 runs in his four overs. Foster,
by comparison, was the success of this session. First Mudassar, stepping back to force him, holed out to DeFreitas at deep cover, then Imran pulled him into Broad's hands on the opposite boundary.

Trying a repeat

Akram swung Emburey for the inning's only six and was bowled trying a repeat, to be followed in similar scything fashion by Miandad, whose 113, with eleven fours, had come in 141 balls.
If Pakistan's total of 232-6 had seemed an affair of highs and lows, the reply by England's openers, Broad and Athey had the hall-mark of consistency and competence.

Almost without a moment of concern, they had taken the score to 76 in 23 overs just before tea when Salim Malik took a diving one-handed catch at extra cover. It was a moment of brilliance against a rather shabby all-round Pakistan performance in the field.

Imran had chosen to open with his medium pacer Manzoor Elahi rather than Wasim Akram and the gamble failed to pay off. When Akram eventually came on from the Vauxhall end he, like Imran, was guilty of feeding Broad too many balls on the opener's legs, and threes and fours were almost a formality.

Umpires not moved

Indeed, Imran spent much of the time trying unsuccessfully to get the ball changed. In Sharjah, the Pakistan captain had got away with it. Here the umpires were not moved to listen to him.

Gatting did not resume after tea because he had mysteriously developed a poisoned toe, and is not certain for Saturday's game at Trent Bridge.
In his absence, Broad and Lamb added 116 before Lamb was brilliantly caught off a skier by substitute Asif Mujtaba. Asif was responsoble, too, for catching Broad, one run short of a deserved century, when he got a leading edge to a ball from Wasim. To be fair, though, Broad appeared to benefit from an exceedingly close run out call when he was on 77.



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