India vs Pakistan 2nd ODI 1987 Highlights

Watch the highlights of India vs Pakistan 2nd ODI 1987 - Pakistan tour of India 6-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between Pakistan and India at Eden Gardens, Calcutta in 18th February 1987.

India vs Pakistan 2nd ODI 1987 Highlights
Saleem Malik struck 36-ball 72 © Cricket Nostalgia / YouTube

An explosive Innings from Saleem Malik's 36-ball 72*, Opener Ramiz Raja and Younis Ahmed's each 58 helped to Pakistan thrilling two-wicket victory over India, despite a opener Kris Srikkanth's history century and go up 2-0 lead in a nail-bitter game of the second ODI.

Match Stats : 
  • Kris Srikkanth became the first Indian batsman to score a century against Pakistan in One-day international cricket history.
  • Kris Srikkanth's 123 was the second highest score for India in One-day international after Kapil Dev's historic unbeaten 175 against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells in the 1983 World Cup and the highest-score by an Indian batsman against Pakistan in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of unbeaten 94 held by Dilip Vengsarkar at Sialkot in 1984.
  • Kris Srikkanth became the second Indian batsman to scored two centuries in ODIs after Ravi Shastri.

India scored 238-6 in the alloted 40 overs with top scorer by Kris Srikkanth hammered a career-best 123 off 103-balls - which was his 2nd ODI hundred and his first century against Pakistan in ODIs - including 14-fours & a six.

Mohammad Azharuddin cracked a 49 off 62-balls - who fell one-run short of his half-century - including 4-fours and Ravi Shastri 21 not out.

Pakistan best bowler by Wasim Akram picked up 3-wickets, Imran Khan took 2-wickets and one for Saleem Jaffar.

Pakistan chased 241-8 in 39.3 overs with top scorer by Saleem Malik hammered a unbeaten 72 off 36-balls, Ramiz Raja cracked a 58 off 67-balls including 6-fours and Younis Ahmed hit 58 off 82-balls included 5-fours.

India best bowler by Ravi Shastri claimed a 4-wickets for 38-runs in 10-overs, Kapil Dev took 2-wickets and one for Maninder Singh.

Saleem Malik named Player of the match for his match-winning explosive Innings of unbeaten 72 off facing 36-balls including 11-fours & a six with strike rate of 200.

This match reported by D. J. Rutnagur (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

SALIM MALIK, in two overs, today transformed the complexion of a seemingly one-sided contest to give Pakistan a thrilling two-wickets win over India in the second one-day international, at Eden Gardens. Pakistan now lead 2-0 in the six-match series.

Replying to India's total of 238 and required to score at only a fraction under six runs an over. Pakistan, were languishing ast 174 for six, with six overs remaining.

They had plunged into this desperate position after an opening partnership of 106 between Rameer Raja and Younis Ahme.

The Indian attack was in total disarray during Pakistan's opening stand. Binny, opening the bowling was savaged for 21 runs in two,overs and had to be shelved and the veteran Madan Lal and Maninder Singh Fared little better.

Lost grip

Despite the hundred going uo in 20 overs, Pakistan still needed further momentum and it was in attempting to achieve it that they lost their grip. At one stage they lost five wickets for 42 runs, three of them claimed by Shastri.

Maninder, in his second spell, had been more frugal than in his first, but it was in the last over of his allotment that Malik I went in the rampage, hoisting him for six and then hitting three fours.

Kapil Dev was struck for four fours and conceed 16 runs in the next when the experienced Madan could apply no check on replacing Maninder, Pakistan needed 17 from the last three overs.

Malik was no longer pressed to take outrageous risks and though Pakistan lost two more wickets, they progressed smoothly to their objective with three balls to spare.

India lost less and began their innings while the air was not quite clear of early morning mist. Inevitably Imran struck an early blow, but India's troubles ended with the fall of the third wicket.

There followed a lively stand of 146 between Srikkanth and Azharuddin during which most of Pakistan's back-up bowling was roughly treated that.



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