Pakistan vs England 13th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Pakistan vs England 13th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 - Reliance World Cup 1987 tournament of the 9th ODI match played between England and Pakistan at National Stadium, Karachi in 20th October 1987.

Captain Imran Khan's four-wickets and Spinner Abdul Qadir's three-wickets before Ramiz Raja's maiden ODI hundred and Saleem Malik's brilliant 88 gives Pakistan convincing seven-wicket victory over England and enter into the semi-finals in the 13th match of a Reliance World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • Ramiz Raja became the third Pakistan batsman to score a century against England in One-day internationals after Majid Khan and Javed Miandad.
  • Ramiz Raja became the sixth Pakistan batsman to score a hundred in ODIs.
  • Ramiz Raja became the fourth Pakistan player to score a hundred in World Cup after Imran Khan, Zaheer Abbas and Javed Miandad.

England scored 244-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Bill Athey struck 86 off 104-balls including 6-fours & 2-sixes.

Mike Gatting cracked a 60 off 65-balls including 3-fours & a six, Neil Foster scored a run-a-ball unbeaten 20-runs included 2-fours, Graham Gooch 16 and Tim Robinson 16.

Pakistan best bowler by Imran Khan claimed a 4-wickets for 37-runs in 9-overs, Abdul Qadir picked up 3-wickets for 31-runs in 10-overs and Tauseef Ahmed took one-wicket.

Pakistan chased 247-3 in 49 overs with top scorer by Ramiz Raja hit a career-best 113 off 148-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred and also his first century in World Cup - including 5-fours.

Saleem Malik struck 88 off 92-balls including 7-fours and Mansoor Akhtar scored 29 off 49-balls included 3-fours.

England best bowler by John Emburey and Phil DeFreitas both took one-wickets.

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

PAKISTAN'S second World Cup win over England in a week, this time by the considerable margin of seven wickets, confirms the view that they have the ammunition necessary to win this competition for the first time.

We saw them win from the front-batting first against Mike Gatting's side at Rawalpindi-and then from the back against West Indies and England here in Karachi.

Pakistan are the first side through to the semi-finals, which guarantees them a home game at Lahore. But if England progress further it will have to be by the sweat of their own labours.

For their last two matches in Group B they now move on to India, where victories over West Indies and Sri Lanka next week could still result in qualification, depending upon run-rate.

Promising partnership

England's overall run-rate slipped by .06 to 5.04 after their 244 for nine at the National Stadium, against West Indies' 5.46. Up to their 37th over, with Gatting and Athey sharing a partnership of 135 at more than five-and-a-half an over, England looked capable of both increasing the rate and setting Pakistan a tough target of around 280.

Then Athey, who had batted splendidly for his 86 in 102 balls, tried a reverse sweep to a delivery of too good a line and length from Tauseef and was bowled.

That was one unwise shot, and two balls later at the other end, Gatting, on 60, swept at the first ball of Qadir's second spell and gave a catch to Yousuf. The pity was that Gatting, earlier hitting the leg-spinner for six, had appeared to be regaining some mastery over Qadir.

Now he had left the door open at 187 for four and, with new batsmen together, Qadir once more threatened to blow England's house over. Emburey went in at No. 6, surely a place too high for him, and was quickly lbw. When Qadir went off, with figures of three for 31, it was a case of Downton and

Lamb exchanging the slow roast for Imran's fire.
With great pace he dismissed them both in two overs and five England wickets had now gone down for 19 runs. There was a late rally by the tail, helped by Imran's failure to bowl out his full 10 overs, but he still finished with four for 37 off nine, devastating figures which earned him the man-of-the-match award.

Pakistan had given away runs in the field and had missed chances, and the contest was still in the balance when England began the defence of their total. By the fifth over Gatting at square leg had dropped a sitter off Ramiz, then five, who was to go on to make 113.

Athey put down the same player at midwicket when he was 52, Robinson's under-arm throw missed when Ramiz was 77 and struggling to get back. Then, cruellest twist of all, Downton carried out a fine piece of legside stumping from Emburey only for umpire Ramaswamy to rule dubiously that Ramiz had got back to safety.

DeFreitas unwell

England went into this match with five front-line bowlers and it was bad luck that DeFreitas had picked up a stomach bug, preventing him from bowling his full ration. But apart from Emburey, who gave another inch-perfect performance with one for 34, no bowler imposed his authority on the Pakistan batsmen and Foster and Small were disturbingly wayward at times.

Sharp fielding by Emburey ran out Mansoor at 61, but England then had to wait 29 overs and 167 runs for further success. Between times, Ramiz and Malik whittled away the margin with a mixture of bold stroke-play and quick running.

Malik eventually went for 88 and Ramiz for his century, amassed in 201 minutes off 148 balls, but by then Pakistan were coasting and won with an over to spare.



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