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India vs Pakistan 3rd ODI 1987 Article

Read the article of India vs Pakistan 3rd ODI 1987 - Pakistan tour of India 6-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between Pakistan and India at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad, Deccan in 20th March 1987.



Maninder Singh holds nerve as India match tied but India were declared winners for losing fewer wickets against Pakistan, despite a fighting innings from Saleem Malik's 85 in a historic nail-bitter tie in the third ODI.

India scored 212-6 in the 44 overs with top scorer by Ravi Shastri cracked a unbeaten 69 off 74-balls including 5-fours & 2-sixes.

Kapil Dev blasted a 59 off 52-balls including 6-fours & a six, Raman Lamba scored 41 off 73-balls included 4-fours and Mohammad Azharuddin 18.

Pakistan best bowler by Imran Khan, Ijaz Faqih, Abdul Qadir, Wasim Akram and Saleem Jaffar each took one-wickets.

Pakistan scored 212-7 in 44 overs with top scorer by Saleem Malik struck 84 off 89-balls including 3-fours & a six.

Manzoor Elahi hit a unbeaten 27 off 24-balls including one-six & a four, Younis Ahmed 26, Javed Miandad 25 and Ramiz Raja 23.

India best bowler by Gopal Sharma picked up 3-wickets for 29-runs in 6-overs, Ravi Shastri and Kapil Dev both took one-wickets.


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


THE THIRD one-day international between India and Pakistan ended in historic, nail-biting tie in Hyderabad-and then India were declared winners for losing fewer wickets.

India, after being beaten by Pakistan in the first two one-day matches, fought back well and now have a chance to win the six-match series.

The match was tied when, from the last ball, Maninder Singh gave a lightning return to have Abdul Qadir run out with the Pakistan score at 212- equal to India's total. The umpires then declared India winners, because they made 212 runs for the loss of only six wickets while Pakistan lost seven in 44 overs.

It was only the second time a one-day international had been tied, the first being between West Indies and Australia in 1984.
India began dismally when first, Kapil Dev lost the toss and was asked to bat, and then opening batsman Krishnamachari Srikkanth was carried off the field in the fourth over when he was hit over his right eye.

He was taken to the hospital to have 14 stitches put in the wound, and was unable to take any further part in the match. But the batsmen who lifted India out of trouble were Kapil Dev and Ravi Shastri, who shared a partnership 112 to the delight of the Indian supporters. Shastri was not out on 69, and Kapil Dev made 59, studded with superb strokes to the boundary.

Pakistan seemed in control of the match when their second wicket fell at 82, and then Javed Miandad, a hard hitter, solidified the innings with 25 crucial runs.

Rameez Raja made 23 and Imran Khan was run out for eight, but the star of the Pakistan side was Salim Malik, who contributed a hefty 84 runs. 

Ravi Shastri put a stop to the prolific Malik when he caught him off Gopal Sharma, but the match was still finely balanced.

As the end drew near, excitement mounted as Manzoor Elahi and Abdul Qadir hit out at every delivery. It was a fantastic finish, with Qadir being run out from the last ball of the match.

                   

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