Pakistan vs West Indies 23rd Match Reliance World Cup 1987 Article

Read the article of Pakistan vs West Indies 23rd Match Reliance World Cup 1987 - Reliance World Cup 1987 tournament of the 23rd ODI match played between West Indies and Pakistan at National Stadium, Karachi in 30th October 1987.

A fine century by Richie Richardson and A aggresive captain Innings from Viv Richards' 67 before Pace bowling attack from Patrick Patterson, Courtney Walsh and Winston Benjamin helped to West Indies consolation 28-run victory over Pakistan and the first time missing the World Cup semi-finals in the 23rd match of a Reliance World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • Richie Richardson became the second West Indies batsman to score a century against Pakistan in One-day internationals after Gordon Greenidge.
  • Richie Richardson became the fifth West Indies batsman to score a hundred in World Cups.

West Indies scored 258-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Richie Richardson struck 110 off 135-balls - which was his 2nd ODI hundred, his first century against Pakistan in ODIs and also his first century in World Cups.

Viv Richards struck 67 off 75-balls including 2-sixes & 2-fours and Desmond Haynes scored 25 off 52-balls included a boundary.

Pakistan best bowler by Wasim Akram, Imran Khan both picked up 3-wickets and one for Mudassar Nazar.

Pakistan scored 230-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Ramiz Raja cracked a 70 off 111-balls including 3-fours.

Mudassar Nazar scored 40 off 55-balls including 3-fours, Javed Miandad hit a run-a-ball 38-runs included 3-fours and Saleem Malik 23.

West Indies best bowler by Patrick Patterson captured three-wickets for 34-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Winston Benjamin picked up 3-wickets, Courtney Walsh took 2-wickets and one for Roger Harper.

Richie Richardson named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a 110-runs knocked off facing 135-balls including 8-fours & 2-sixes.

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

WEST INDIES retrieved some lost pride yesterday when they beat Pakistan by 28 runs, but their effort came too late to prevent them missing the World Cup semi-finals for the first time.

Thanks to another fine performance by Richie Richardson, who hit 110, and an aggressive captain's innings of 67 by Viv Richards, West Indies compiled 258 for seven in their 50 overs.
They then bowled far more tightly than in their previous group matches to confine Pakistan to 230 for nine.

The match was marred by a disturbance when riot police chased spectators with steeltipped batons and fired teargas after a demonstration by an ethnic group calling for the release of their jailed leader.

There was additional disappointment for Imran Khan, who was playing for the last time in Karachi.

Even though his team finished top of Group B after winning five of their six matches, Imran said: "We played badly. Our batting was slow, our fielding bad and some players dropped catches."
After Richards had won the toss, West Indies lost Philip Simmons for six in the fourth over, yorked by Wasim Akram.

Richardson, who hit a fine 93 against England earlier this week, added 65 for the second wicket with Desmond Haynes (25) and a crucial 137 runs for the third wicket with Richards.

Richardson hit two sixes one a magnificent straight shot off Imran and eight fours while Richards struck a six and two fours.

Pakistan, needing more than five-an-over to win, made a sluggish start with Mudassar Nazar and Rameez Raja managing only 26 in the first 10 overs.

Rameez and Salim Malik (23) added 50 for the second wicket before wickets started tumbling as Pakistan fell behind the scoring rate.

Rameez was eventually dismissed for 70 and although Javed Miandad played skilfully for 38 they never looked remotely like attaining their target. Imran went in to a standing ovation but survived only 11 balls for eight runs before he was bowled by Courtney Walsh. Patrick Patterson then wrapped up the tail, finishing with three for 34.



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