Australia vs Pakistan Austral-Asia Cup Final 1990 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs Pakistan Austral-Asia Cup Final 1990 - Austral-Asia Cup six-nation one-day international tournament of the Final played between Pakistan and Australia at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in 04th May 1990.

Saleem Malik's superb 87 and All-rounder Wasim Akram's quick-fire 49 with a stunning hat-trick gives Pakistan comfortable 36-run victory over world champions Australia and clinch the title in the final of a Austral-Asia Cup.

Match Stats : 
  • Wasim Akram became the second Pakistan bowler to take a hat-trick in One-day international after Jalal-ud-Din and overall the fourth player in ODIs after Jalal-ud-Din, Bruce Reid and Chetan Sharma.

Pakistan scored 266-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Saleem Malik struck 87 off 104-balls including 9-fours & a six.

Wasim Akram hammered a unbeaten 49 off 35-balls including 3-sixes & a four with strike rate of 140, Saeed Anwar cracked a 40 off 36-balls included 5-fours.

Ijaz Ahmed scored 20 off 30-balls including a boundary and Mushfiqur Rahim hit a unbeaten 17 off 15-balls contained 2-fours.

Australia best bowler by Carl Rackemann picked up 3-wickets for 49-runs in 10-overs, Steve Waugh, Terry Alderman and Peter Taylor each took one-wickets.

Australia scored 230 for all-out in 46.5 overs with top scorer by Steve Waugh cracked a 64 off 83-balls including 6-fours.

Mark Taylor scored 52 off 81-balls including a boundary, David Boon hit 37 off 58-balls included 3-fours and Simon O'Donnell blasted a 33 off 28-balls contained 4-fours with strike rate of 117.85.

Pakistan best bowler by Wasim Akram picked up 3-wickets for 45-runs in 8.5-overs, Mushtaq Ahmed captured three-wickets for 48-runs in 10-overs including a maiden and Waqar Younis took 2-wickets.

This match reported by REUTERS via The Canberra Times

Imran Khan says his team is the best in the world on a flat wicket, after Pakistan beat Australia by 36 runs in the Austral-Asia cricket cup one day final in Sharjah.

Imran said pace bowler Wasim Akram turned the match around for Pakistan, with batting and then with a hat-trick.

Chasing Pakistan's seven for 266 in 50 overs, Australia had three wickets and almost four overs left to score 37 runs.

But Akram ended Australia's hopes in the space of three deliveries as he clean-bowled Merv Hughes, Carl Rackemann and Terry Alderman to leave them all out for 230 in 46.5 overs.

"We were a better team and after our score of 266 it was always going to be difficult for the Australians," Imran said. "On a flat wicket we are the best team in the world."

Akram, who smashed an unbeaten 49 from 35 balls, including three sixes and a four, won the man of the match.

Australian captain Allan Border was philosophical in defeat. "You can't do much when a player of Akram's calibre is on song," he said.

An opening partnership of 62 by David Boon and Mark Taylor had given Australia a promising start but they did not recover after Boon was run out for 37 and Dean Jones and Border fell for the addition of only two more runs.

Jones and Border both went to young paceman Waqar Younus, who claimed 17 wickets in the six-nation cup and was named man of the tournament.

Steve Waugh (64) and Simon O'Donnell (33) kept Australian hopes alive with a fifth wicket stand of 54, but leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed removed them both. Akram, still recovering from a groin operation and bowling from a shortened run-up, then destroyed the tail.

Pakistan's innings was held together by number four Salim Malik, whose 87 off 104 deliveries included seven fours and a six before he was caught by Border off a ball from off-spinner Peter Taylor.

Saeed Anwar started the innings with 40 in 37 balls. Pakistan hammered 60 in the final five overs, with Akram hitting 18 sixes off O'Donnell in the last one.

Wasim Akram' stunning hat-trick

Waqar Younis' two key wickets



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