Australia vs Pakistan 7th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1989-90 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs Pakistan 7th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1989-90 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 7th ODI match played between Pakistan and Australia at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane in 11th February 1990.

Openers Mark Taylor's half-century and A masterful innings from Tom Moody's 89 before Carl Rackemann's four-wicket haul gives Australia comprehensive 67-run victory over Pakistan, despite a skipper Imran Khan's fighting 82 in the seventh match of Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Australia scored mammoth total of 300-5 in 50 overs with top scorer by Tom Moody hammered a 89 off 82-balls including 4-sixes & 4-fours with strike rate of 108.53.

Mark Taylor cracked a 66 off 88-balls including 5-fours, Dean Jones scored 32 off 41-balls included one-six & a four.

Simon O'Donnell hit a unbeaten 31 off 28-balls including 2-fours, Allan Border 26 and Ian Healy 22 not out.

Pakistan best bowler by Mushtaq Ahmed took 2-wickets and one for Wasim Akram - Tauseef Ahmed.

Pakistan scored 233 for all-out in 39.1 overs with top scorer by Imran Khan struck 82 off 89-balls including 4-fours.

Saeed Anwar hammered a 37 off 24-balls including 4-fours with strike rate of 154.16, Ijaz Ahmed, Saleem Malik each scored 27-runs and Javed Miandad 18.

Australia best bowler by Carl Reckermann claimed a 4-wickets for 44-runs in 8.1-overs, Terry Alderman, Merv Hughes and Simon O'Donnell each took one-wickets.

This match reported by The Canberra Times (Third Party Reference from The Canberra Times)

Australia scored its third-highest limited-over total to beat Pakistan by 67 runs in their World Series Cup cricket match at the Brisbane Cricket Ground.

The Green and Gold machine was in overdrive from the fifth over of its innings as it powered to 5-300 from 50 overs. Set six runs an over to complete a double-header winning weekend after defeating Sri Lanka yesterday, Pakistan kept pace with the required rate but lost wickets in rapid succession before being bowled out for 233 in the 40th over.

Australia has proffered in only two greater scores in its 19-year one-day game history. South Australia's Adelaide Oval was the venue for the Green and Gold's biggest score, 3-323 against Sri Lanka in January of 1985, while Australia amassed 8-302 against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in February of 1983.

Man-of-the-match Tom Moody said the Australian performance was a "complete team effort". "Everyone bowled really well and the chipped in with the bat," he said. "That showed as it is unusual for someone not to get a reasonably big 100 in a score of 300.

Moody top scored with a masterful innings of 89 off 82 balls in 102 minutes, his best innings in eight .one-day matches. The 24-year-old right-hander was the dominant force in an outstanding first-wicket partnership of 154 off just 162 deliveries, the equal third highest on record, with Mark Taylor. Taylor's 66 was his best score in four limited-over matches. 

The two most inexperienced limited-over players in the side, dubbed the Laurel and Hardy of Australian cricket, because of Moody's height and Taylor's stockiness, thumped the Pakistan bowling to all parts of the ground and laid the foundation for the massive total.

They posted their 50-run partnership in 52 minutes from 85 balls, the 100-run partnership in 84 minutes off 92 deliveries and the 150 partnership in 106 minutes from 161 balls.
The good work done by Moody and Taylor was continued by those who followed.

Dean Jones (32 off 41 balls), Allan Border (26 off 30), who posted his 5000th run in limited-over cricket during his innings, Simon O'Donnell (31 not out off 28 balls) and lan Healy (22 not out of 20 balls) maintained the momentum.

Australia's innings started with controversy when Taylor appeared to be caught in the gully by Javed Miandad from Wasim Akram's bowling when he was one.

Taylor began to walk but the catch was queried and after consultation with umpires Terry Prue and Rick Evans, and discussion with Pakistan captain Imran Khan, Taylor retained his place at the crease.

"Personally I wasn't really sure if Javed had taken the catch and Javed said at first that he wasn't sure if he had taken it," Moody said.
"Tails [Taylor] thought that Javed said he had caught it so he began to walk.

"But you have to give full credit to Pakistan as they said they weren't sure and it was left to Rick Evans, the square leg umpire, to make the decision."

Pakistan took up the chase from the start and were always ahead of the total but lost wickets in rapid succession.

Openers Javed and Salim Yousuf smashed 20 runs off the first two over but Javed (18), Yousuf (7), Rameez Raja (9) and Saeed Anwar (37) all fell before Pakistan reached 100.

Imran (82) held the innings together but his partners came and went in quick succession because of brilliant Australian outfielding which brought three run outs and spectacular catches.

Steve Waugh, Tom Moody and Allan Border produced magnificent throws from 45m, 90m and 15m respectively to run out Ijaz Ahmed (27), Salim Malik (27) and Tauseef Ahmed (1) just as they were hitting stride.

Jones produced the catch of the summer to dismiss Anwar, when he ran 20m with his back to the ball before clutching it with one hand as it came over his shoulder.



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