Australia vs Pakistan 8th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1989-90 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs Pakistan 8th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1989-90 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 8th ODI match played between Pakistan and Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney  in 13th February 1990.

Australia vs Pakistan 8th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1989-90 Highlights
Imran Khan plays a winning four © Channel 9 / Cricket Australia

All-rounder Imran Khan and Wasim Akram stars as Pakistan sealed a five-wicket victory over Australia, despite a bowlers fightback in a low-scoring game of the eighth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Australia scored 165-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Dean Jones struck 54 off 88-balls including 3-fours, Steve Waugh hit 28 off 63-balls without a boundary, 

Mark Taylor scored 23 off consuming 76-balls including a maiden and Allan Border scored 22 off 31-balls without a boundary.

Pakistan best bowler by Wasim Akram, Imran Khan both took 2-wickets and one for Shoaib Mohammad.

Pakistan chased 167-5 in 48.3 overs with top scorer by Imran Khan scored a unbeaten 56 off consuming 106-balls including 4-fours.

Wasim Akram hammered a unbeaten 34 off 30-balls Including 3-fours & a six with strike rate of 113.33, Javed Miandad scored 29 off 54-balls included a boundary and Saeed Anwar cracked a 27 off 30-balls contained 3-fours & a six.

Australia best bowler by Simon O'Donnell took 2-wickets, Peter Taylor, Terry Alderman and Craig McDermott each took one-wickets.

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

A 56-run partnership in 51 balls between Pakistan's Imran Khan and Wasim Akram sealed a five-wicket victory for the tourists over Australia in the World Series Cup match at the SCG.

They took to the Australian attack in the final 8% overs to lift their side past its target of 8-165 with nine balls to spare. It had not looked like such a comfortable margin was possible when Pakistan crumbled to be 5-111 with the fall of Salim Malik's wicket in the 40th over.

But that was all changed by man-of-the-match Imran, who finished unbeaten on 56, and Akram, who cracked five fours on his way to 34 not out.
On a pitch far removed from the batsman's paradise in Brisbane last weekend, Australia's bowlers put up a tremendous effort to set up a thrilling climax before Imran and Akram took control in the final overs.

Akram in particular looked in sensational form, cracking Craig McDermott for three memorable boundaries through mid-off in the 46th and 48th overs, though Imran took the glory of hitting the winning runs an off-drive for four off Simon O'Donnell.

The result may have been different if not for a painfully-near miss from Steve Waugh early in Akram's innings.

Akram set off from the bowler's end after Imran turned the fourth ball of Terry Alderman's last over to Waugh in the gully, and would have been run out if Waugh's shy at the stumps had gone a centimetre to the right.

The loss leaves Australia still well clear at the top of the Cup table with 10 points, while Pakistan's surge to four points has virtually sealed it a finals berth, as well as confirming its improve-

"We are getting better," Pakistan manager Intikhab Alam said. Australian captain Allan Border, who dropped to No 6 in the batting due to a stomach virus, agreed Pakistan was coming into form, but added the loss has not damaged his side.

Border's bowlers performed well to r strict Pakistan after Australia had been well contained following Imran's decision to bowl first in the match.

Bar a quick-fire 27 in 30 balls to opener Saeed Anwar, Australia's bowlers Jooked in control until the latter stages of a 59-run fourth wicket stand between Javed Miandad (29) and Imran.

Javed and Imran took their side to 3-102 but Javed's wicket, and the soon-after dismissal of Salim Malik (0) had the match evenly poised again before Imran-Akram stand.

Akram was the star of Pakistan's bowling in the afternoon, grabbing 2-21 from his 10 overs, with solid support from Imran (2-30) and left arm orthodox spinner Nadeem Ghauri (0-23). Imran's spell was actually one ball short, with umpires Rick Evans and Terry Prue miscounting.

Dean Jones and Mark Taylor came together for the highest partnership of the match-60 off 107 balls before Taylor was bowled for 23 by Imran.



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