England vs Pakistan 3rd ODI 1987 Highlights

Watch the highlights of England vs Pakistan 3rd ODI 1987 - Pakistan tour of England (Texaco Trophy) 3-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between Pakistan and England at Edgbaston, Birmingham in 23rd May 1987.

No.10 batsman Phil DeFreitas' onslaught sets up to England last-over thrilling one-wicket victory over Pakistan and clinch the three-match series with 2-1 in a low-scoring thriller of the third and final ODI.

Pakistan scored 213-9 in 55 overs with top scorer by Javed Miandad cracked a 68 off 128-balls including three boundaries.

Ramiz Raja struck 46 off 72-balls including 6-fours, Saleem Malik hit 45 off 61-balls included 3-fours and Imran Khan scored 24 off 41-balls with 2-sixes.

England best bowler by Neil Foster picked up 3-wickets for 29-runs in 11-overs including a maiden with economy rate of 2.63, John Emburey and Greg Thomas both took 2-wickets.

England chased 217-9 in 54.3 overs with top scorer by Mike Gatting struck 41 off 56-balls including 6-fours.

Phil DeFreitas hammered a 33 off 22-balls including 4-fours & a six with strike rate of 150, Ian Botham 24, Jack Richards 16, John Emburey 16 and Chris Broad 15.

Pakistan best bowler by Mudassar Nazar took 2-wickest for 17-runs in 11-overs including two maidens with economy rate of 1.54, Imran Khan, Mohsin Kamal both took 2-wickets and one for Tauseef Ahmed.

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

IT TOOK a climax of rare excitement, England winning by one wicket with three balls to spare, to bring sanity to an unruly and sometimes violent capacity Edgbaston crowd.

Against a back-cloth of bottle throwing and continual skirmishes with the police, England's fast bowling trio of DeFreitas (man of the match), and-when he was out for 33 runs scored in 22 balls - Foster and Thomas brought a 2-1 victory in the Texaco Trophy series which the front line batsmen looked to have thrown away.

With five overs left, England needed 34 runs and after DeFreitas had chopped a ball from Imran onto his wicket it was left to the tail-end couple to scramble the winning runs in the last 11 balls. Indeed, if a throw by Ramiz had hit Foster's wicket in the dash for the run that brought England level, it I would have been a different story.

Broad judged England's man of the series, and Miandad took the accolade for Pakistan.
The Pakistan scorecard tells its own story of calamity interspersed with purple patches. Four of their batsmen scored 183 of the 213-9 innings total, and there were no fewer than six noughts.

Once again they got off to a terrible start, Thomas, taking the place of the unfit Dilley, getting Mudassar leg before with his first ball and Mansoor caught behind with his fourth. thereafter he lost his line and was by some margin, England's most expensive bowler, 59 coming off his 11 overs.

Ramiz Raja hit Thomas for four boundaries in two successive overs and was in such punishing form that Miandad was happy to play along quietly. But when Gatting threw down the stumps, Ramiz, on 46, recorded his second run out in this competition.

Malik, too, matched Miandad run for run before England got the wicket they desperately needed at 138 when the Pakistan vice-captain was brilliantly caught two-handed at mid-wicket by Gower.

Miandad's 68 had given him a scoring tally of 463 runs, twice out, in the 12 days he has been in this country. From that moment, Pakistan collapsed spectacularly, five wickets falling for two runs in 18 balls. In the process, Emburey got Malik and Elahi in three balls, each swinging wildly, and it was left to Imran, with two enormous sixes off the spinner, and last man Kamal to rebuild respectability with an unbroken last stand of 35.

Pakistan struck first at 18 when Athey was adjudged by umpire Palmer to have deflected a ball off his legs into Yousuf's gloves. Broad had not looked his formidable self and appropriately it was the other batsman of the series, Miandan, who dismissed him with a full-length two-handed catch at backward point.

The introduction of Mudassar at this point threatened to be the turning point of the game. With his nagging medium pace he claimed his one hundredth wicket in one-day internationals with only his fourth ball, Gower playing outside the line. Then he got Lamb to play too early and spoon a simple catch to extra cover.

Gatting, his poisoned toe lanced, three times played the off spinner Tauseef into the open spaces with deft reverse sweeps which brought him ten runs. Botham-once forbidden to play this dangerous stroke-responded with a leg shot for four.

While they were together, England looked to have at least an evens money chance but after offering one easy chance which was put down, the England captain, on 41, was caught at backward point.



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