Pakistan vs England 5th Match Reliance World Cup 1987

Watch the highlights of Pakistan vs England 5th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 - Reliance World Cup 1987 tournament of the 5th ODI match played between England and Pakistan at Pindi Club Ground, Rawalpindi in 12th - 13th October 1987.

Half-centuries from Saleem Malik and Ijaz Ahmed before Spinner Abdul Qadir's four-wicket haul gives Pakistan narrow 18-run victory over England in the fifth match of a Reliance World Cup.

Pakistan scored 239-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Saleem Malik struck 65 off 80-balls including 8-fours.

Ijaz Ahmed hit a run-a-ball 59-runs including 4-fours & a six, Javed Miandad scored 23 off 50-balls included 3-fours, Imran Khan 22, Saleem Yousuf 16 not out and Ramiz Raja 15.

England best bowler by Phil DeFreitas picked up 3-wickets for 42-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Gladstone Small took 2-wickets and one for Neil Foster.

England scored 221 for all-out in 48.4 overs with top scorer by Mike Gatting struck 43 off 47-balls including 4-fours.

Chris Broad cracked a 36 off consuming 78-balls including two boundaries, Tim Robinson scored 33 off 62-balls included 3-fours, Allan Lamb hit 30 off 38-balls contained three-fours and Graham Gooch 21.

Pakistan best bowler by Abdul Qadir claimed a 4-wickets for 31-runs in 10-overs, Saleem Jaffar took 2-wickets and one for Tauseef Ahmed.

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

IT must be many moons since England threw away a game, as they did against Pakistan in Rawalpindi today, when so many of the breaks were going in their favour.

Micky Stewart, their team manager, pithily summed up this 18-run defeat snatched from the mouth of victory: "One moment we were coasting, the next we were not batting too intelligently, then we panicked - and paid the penalty."

Well might the Pakistan Prime Minister, Mr Junejo, who watched the concluding stages, join the 17,000 crowd in their delighted celebrations. Six England wickets had gone down for 15 runs in 16 balls, three of them run-outs.

The day had even begun fortuituously for England. Imran, the Pakistan captain, taken ill with food poisoning during the night, neither fielded nor bowled.

Javed deputised in the toss- up and Gatting, calling correctly, put Pakistan in.
Foster, getting Mansoor to chase an away swinger to Downton, broke through at 13 and the other opener Ramiz went at 51 to a brilliant throw from Broad.

Malik, with a mixture of good and bad shots, added 61 before his partner Miandad became DeFreitas's first victim.

Then DeFreitas claimed Malik for 65 in his next over, getting extra bounce and another edge to Downton, and with Imran batting but clearly far from well when Pakistan entered the 38th over at 132 for four, they scarcely seemed likely to top 200.

But three Pringle overs produced 31, while Ijaz hammered Small for a four and a six. Then two wickets fell in successive deliveries and Pakistan's final total of 239 for seven looked far short of safety.

The excellent start given by an untroubled 52-run partnership between Gooch and Broad carried no hint of disaster to come. It was the spinners Tauseef and particularly Qadir, the man-of-the-match, who made the breakthroughs, though both balls which bowled the England openers seemed to keep low. Lacking Imran, Pakistan turned to 10 overs from Mansoor and Malik, both spare-time bowlers. Yet their combined spells yielded only 45 runs.

Robinson took 60 balls to score 33, not the rate needed from a No. 3 batsman at this level, and Gatting and Lamb, though seizing on every possible run and some highly improbable failed to capitalise on this Pakistan weak spot.

Gatting's dismissal was crucial. On 43, he backed away to leg to attack Jaffer and was bowled off-stump. a needless shot. Lamb, 30, was lbw to Qadir with England needing 34 off four overs and from that moment it was mayhem.

Emburey was run-out off the next ball and Downton caught off a top edge two deliveries later. You could sense the panic now. Pringle was run out in the 48th over: 22 runs wanted off 12 balls now, but too much, too late.



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