Pakistan vs West Indies 9th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Pakistan vs West Indies 9th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 - Reliance World Cup 1987 tournament of the 9th ODI match played between West Indies and Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore in 16th October 1987.

Abdul Qadir struck a four off last-ball of the match to give Pakistan thrilling one-wicket victory over West Indies in a last-over thriller game of the ninth match of a Reliance World Cup.

West Indies scored 216 for all-out in 49.3 overs with top scorer by Viv Richards struck 51 off 52-balls including 4-fours & a six.

Phil Simmons cracked a 50 off 57-balls including 8-fours, Desmond Haynes hit 37 off 81-balls included three boundaries and Carl Hooper 22.

Pakistan best bowler by Imran Khan claimed a 4-wickets for 37-runs in 8.3-overs including two maidens, Saleem Malik picked up 3-wickets for 30-runs in 10-overs, Wasim Akram took 2-wickets and one for Tauseef Ahmed.

Pakistan chased 217-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Saleem Yousuf cracked a 56 off 49-balls including 7-fours with strike rate of 114.28.

Ramiz Raja scored 42 off consuming 87-balls including a boundary, Javed Miandad hit 33 off 72-balls included a four, Imran Khan 18 and Abdul Qadir 16 not out.

West Indies best bowler by Courtney Walsh claimed a 4-wickets for 40-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Patrick Patterson took 2-wickets and one for Roger Harper - Carl Hooper.

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

AMID scenes of near hysteria, Pakistan consolidated their position at the head of Group B in the World Cup in Lahore yesterday with a one-wicket, last-ball victory over West Indies as exciting as any in limited over games.

The scene as their match reached its peak with Abdul Qadir having just hit the fast bowler, Walsh, back over his head for six, was the stuff for which a script-writer would surrender his gold credit card.

With Qadir still on strike and his fellow tailender Jaffer waiting at the other end, Walsh ran in, then stopped and warned the non-striker for straying out of his crease.

Walsh would have been entitled to run out Jaffer. It was a noble gesture, but certainly cost West Indies the game.

Intense moment

Walsh re-started his run, the field moved in close and Qadir, the intensity of the moment shining in his eyes, scythed the ball past point's scrambling hands for the winning score.

The 50,000 plus crowd in the Qaddafi stadium shrieked its excitement as Qadir -not the only Pakistani with tears in his eyes was carried shoulder high to the pavilion.
West Indies' captain Viv Richards lay full stretch on the turf. He had given his all, winning the toss and choosing to bat, then coming in when four wickets went down for 30 runs and scoring a fighting half century.

Yet West Indies were given the best of starts by Phillip Simmons' 50 in an opening partnership of 91 with Desmond Haynes.

Jaffer takes three

Saledem Jaffer, with three wickets and Imran, who took four wickets late in the innings, bowled the visitors out for 216.

The pace of the wicket was not easy to score from as Pakistan lost two wickets for 28, but at 112 for five, Salim Yousuf, the wicketkeeper, and Imran added 73 in 11 overs.

Yousuf had one of those lucky days when chances galore went scudding to ground like falling conkers. He hit 56, which made him man of the match, and when dismissed, Pakistan wanted 16 off two overs.

Two wickets went in one over to Patterson, then Qadir took 14 runs off Walsh's last.



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