Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 17th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 17th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 - Reliance World Cup 1987 tournament of the 18th ODI match played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad in 25th October 1987.

A brilliant maiden century from Saleem Malik, Some swashbuckling Innings from captain Imran Khan, Ijaz Ahmed, all-rounder Wasim Akram and Spinner Abdul Qadir's three-wickets gives Pakistan comprehensive 113-run victory over Sri Lanka in the 18th match of a Reliance World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • Saleem Malik became the fourth Pakistan batsman to score a century against Sri Lanka in One-day internationals after Zaheer Abbas, Imran Khan and Javed Miandad.
  • Saleem Malik became the seventh Pakistan batsman to score a hundred in ODIs.
  • Saleem Malik became the fifth Pakistan player to score a hundred in World Cup after Imran Khan, Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad and Ramiz Raja.

Pakistan scored 297-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Saleem Malik cracked a career-best 100 off 95-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred and also his first century in World Cups.

Imran Khan hammered a career-best 39 off 20-balls including 5-fours & a six with strike rate of 195, Wasim Akram struck 39 off 40-balls included 2-sixes & 2-fours.

Mansoor Akhtar struck 33 off 61-balls including 2-fours, Ramiz Raja scored 32 off 49-balls including two boundaries and Ijaz Ahmed blasted a 30 off 18-balls contained 5-fours with strike rate of 166.66.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Aravinda de Silva, Sridharan Jeganathan, Don Anurasiri, Vinothen John and Ravi Ratnayeke each took one-wickets.

Sri Lanka scored 184-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Duleep Mendis struck 58 off 65-balls including 6-fours.

Arjuna Ranatunga hit 50 off 66-balls including 4-fours, Ravi Ratnayeke 22 and Ranjan Madugalle 15.

Pakistan best bowler by Abdul Qadir picked up 3-wickets for 40-runs in 10-overs, Javed Miandad, Imran Khan and Manzoor Elahi each took one-wickets.

Saleem Malik named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a career-best 100-runs knocked off facing 95-balls including 10-fours.

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

Pakistan's relentless World Cup progress proved too much for Sri Lanka here today, with the group B leader winning by 113 runs.

Imran Khan's team, already through to the last four, made sure of finishing on top of its section and will play the first semi-final, against the group A runner-up, in Lahore on 4 November.

If it triumphs in Lahore, a reasonable assumption considering that it is unbeaten in five games, Pakistan will go to Calcutta for the final on 8 November.

Today's game was short on both significance and tension, but the crowd that filled Faisalabad's Iqbal stadium enjoyed some swashbuckling strokeplay from Pakistan captain Imran Khan and all-rounder Wasim Akram.

Building around Salim Malik's maiden one-day international century, Pakistan made 7/297 in its 50 overs.

The Sri Lankans, losing some early wickets cheaply, quickly lost interest in chasing the target and settled for saving face. They batted solemnly through to 8/184.

Sri Lanka, which cannot qualify for the semi-finals, looked no-hopers, with some half-hearted fielding. Then the Sri Lankan spinners struck. 

Mansoor, who has disappointed throughout the tournament, had reached his best score of 33, including two 4s, when he played on to left-arm spinner Sritheran Jeganathan.

Rameez went in the next over, caught and bowled by Don Anurasiri for 32 off a mistimed stroke. Javed Miandad came in to a huge ovation, but ran himself out for only one.

Salim Malik hit a 4 off his first ball, but after 25 overs Pakistan was a disappointing 3/83.
Wasim Akram was promoted in the order and soon cut loose, taking 14 runs, including a 6 from one Anurasiri over.



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