Pakistan vs England 3rd ODI 1987 Article

Read the article of Pakistan vs England 3rd ODI 1987 - England tour of Pakistan 3-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between England and Pakistan at Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar in 22nd November 1987.

Half-centuries from Top-order batsmens Graham Gooch, Chris Broad and Mike Gatting before Bowlers attack gives England domineering 98-run victory over Pakistan, despite a Debutant Shakeel Khan's impressive debut fifty and registered their historic first 3-0 whitewash against Pakistan in a one-sided game of the third ODI.

England scored 236-8 in the alloted 45 overs with top scorer by Chris Broad cracked a 66 off 110-balls including 6-fours.

Graham Gooch struck 57 off 78-balls including 5-fours, Mike Gatting hit 53 off 51-balls included 4-fours and David Capel scored 25 off 17-balls contained one-six & a four with strike rate of 147.05.

Pakistan best bowler by Abdul Qadir picked up 3-wickets, Mudassar Nazar, Shakeel Khan and Tauseef Ahmed each took one-wickets.

Pakistan scored 138 for all-out in 31.5 overs with top scorer by Debutant Saleem Malik - who scored 52 off 78-balls on his debut ODI match - including a boundary, Abdul Qadir, Manzoor Elahi each scored 21-runs and Ijaz Ahmed 15.

England best bowler by Neil Foster 3-20, Nick Cook, Phil DeFreitas both took 2-wickets and one for John Emburey - David Capel.

Neil Foster named Player of the match for his pace bowling attack to picked up 3-wickets for 20-runs in 6.5-overs with economy rate of 2.92

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

ENGLAND, who won the one-day international series 3-0 when beating Pakistan by 98 runs at Peshawar, should have advantages with even deeper roots when the three-match Test begins in
programme Lahore on Wednesday. Pakistan are bedevilled with injuries, inefficiency on the field and internal rumblings, involving Wasim Akram, their prime quick bowler, and almost inevitably, Javed Miandad.

By remaining off the field for more than an hour, Akram was not allowed to bowl his remaining allocation of five overs. Qadir believes England would not have built such a formidable total had Akram returned more promptly. Pakistan lost by 23 runs.

Hasib Hasam, the Pakistan manager, has denied that Miandad, the new captain, has been absent from the one-day series for any reason more sinister than a virus infection. It has been reported that Miandad wants more money to match his elevated status as Imran's successor.

This troubled background is aggravated by Shoaib, Pakistan's opening batsman, miss- ing the first Test after suffering a cut left eyebrow, needing four stitches, when being struck by a lifting ball off a length by DeFreitas.

Yousuf, the first-choice wicketkeeper, is already ruled out of the series after undergoing an operation on his left thumb, Akram was consulting a specialist about his injury in Lahore yesterday and Miandad is not certain to play in the first Test, for whatever reason.

In contrast, England were able to change a winning team and win again with Russell, the reserve wicketkeeper, making an accomplished debut and Cook, the Northamptonshire left-arm spinner, taking a wicket with his first ball for four years in international cricket and returning two for 18.

An injury to Gatting, who bruised his right shoulder when diving to avoid being run out, was England's only concern after Pakistan capitulated tamely for 138 off 31.5 overs, despite Malik's half-century, in reply to 236 for eight.

Gatting still believed that England were 20 runs short of their potential despite Gooch's 57 off 76 balls and Capel's 25 off 26 balls. Broad faced 110 balls in making 66, a valuable contribution, but nevertheless an innings putting pressure on the lower order.

England lost six wickets, including three in the last over, for 20 runs in 22 balls and it was poignant to see Fairbrother, still feeling his way at this level, deprived of the option of beginning with a defensive bat.

Broad has been at the crease for 57 overs in this series and totalled 89 runs, a ponderous scoring rate, but doubtless it will be appreciated if he plays in the first Test.

Gooch, his partner, batted so effortlessly that a hundred seemed inevitable until Amanullah Khan, who has umpired 12 Tests, decided that he had been edged a leg-side catch. Gooch looked far less convinced.

Three generous wides awarded to Pakistan by Amanullah did nothing to increase England's confidence in the umpiring.

Gatting departed to the game's finest catch, Elahi holding a skimming drive at mid-off. Malik's 50-yard direct hit ran out Emburey, but England's bowlers needed little assistance, though Russell snatched a two-handed catch over his head to dismiss Qadir.

Pakistan's defeat was their fifth in succession in limited-overs internationals and England, playing their 31st this year, remarkably averaging one every 12 days, achieved their 23rd victory. They have beaten Pakistan eight times in 11 meetings.



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