West Indies vs Pakistan Nehru Cup 1989 Final Highlights

Watch the highlights of West Indies vs Pakistan Nehru Cup 1989 Final - Nehru Cup one-day international tournament of the final match played between Pakistan and West Indies at Eden Gardens, Calcutta in 01st November 1989.

Half-centuries from Ijaz Ahmed, Saleem Malik and Imran Khan before Wasim Akram hit a mighty six off second-last ball of the match as Pakistan remarkable four-wicket victory over West Indies, despite a Desmond Haynes'  and clinch the title in a last-over thriller of the final of a Nehru Cup.

Match Stats :
  • Desmond Haynes became the first batsman to scored four centuries against Pakistan in One-day international cricket history.
  • Desmond Haynes became the first batsman to scored 16 centuries in ODI cricket history.
  • West Indies' 273 was their third highest score against Pakistan in ODIs.
  • Pakistan chased 274 was their joint highest successful run-chase in One-day international, jointly with their 274 chase against Australia at Perth in 1987 and 274 against India at Sharjah earlier in the last month's Champions Trophy

* Pakistan further pressed its claims to the mantle of the world's leading cricket team when it surged to a memorable four-wick- et victory over the West Indies in final of the Nehru Cup championship.

* Wasim Akram hit a mighty 6 off the second-last ball to bring about Pakistan's victory.

* Pakistan skipper Imran Khan - who played a match-winning all-round performance scored 55 after picking up 3-wickets to take the man-of-the-match award - hugged Akram before 75,000 applauding spectators at the Eden Gardens Stadium.

* Chasing the West Indies' total of 273-5, the Pakistanis made 277-6. Pakistan needed 11 runs in the last two overs, but Akram Raja, on 19, was run out with with the score at 270. Akram came in and lifted West Indies skipper Vivian Richards for a 6 over long on.

* Chasing a victory run rate of 5.48, Pakistan lost opener Aamir Malik for three when he was caught by wicketkeeper Jeff Dujon after reaching for an out-swinger from Winston Benjamin.
Rameez Raja made a quick 35 before he was caught by Gus Logie off Courtney Walsh to leave Pakistan at 2/64.

* Pakistan lost Javed Miandad for 17 when Richards took a difficult catch at point off the bowling of Benjamin. It was Salim Malik and Imran Khan who changed the game in Pakistan's favor. Malik hit five boundaries and one 6 in making 71 from only 61 balls.

* Desmond Haynes, playing his 169th one-day international, had earlier hit a brilliant 107 not out to help the West Indies to its formidable total. - which his 16th ODI century, studded with 12 boundaries, His 100 came off 133 balls.

* Viv Richards won the toss and elected to bat but the Pakistan medium-pace attack kept Haynes and fellow opener Phillip Simmons in check.
In the first 10 overs only 17 runs came. The scoring rate improved when Simmons began to attack and was 3.55 at the end of 20 overs.

* Imran Khan earned player of the series for contributing 252 runs and took 6 wickets in this Nehru Cup tournament.

West Indies scored 273-5 in 50 overs with top scorer by Desmond Haynes hit a unbeaten 107 off 137-balls - which was his 16th ODI hundred and his fourth century against Pakistan in ODIs - including 12-fours.

Phil Simmons struck 40 off 69-balls including 3-fours & a six, Jeff Dujon hit 28 off 25-balls included 4-fours, Richie Richardson scored 27 off 41-balls contained 3-fours & a six and Viv Richards blasted a 21 off 12-balls including 2-sixes & a four with strike rate of 175.

Pakistan best bowler by Imran Khan picked up 3-wickets for 47-runs in 9-overs, Akram Raja and Mushtaq Ahmed both took one-wickets.

Pakistan chased 277-6 in 49.5 overs with top scorer by Saleem Malik struck 71 off 62-balls including 6-fours & a six with strike rate of 114.51.

Ijaz Ahmed cracked a 56 off 66-balls including 7-fours, Imran Khan scored a unbeaten 55 off 75-balls included 4-fours, Akram Raja 19 and Javed Miandad 17.

West Indies best bowler by Winston Benjamin took 2-wickets and one for Curtly Ambrose - Courtney Walsh.



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