Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 10th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1989-90 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 10th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1989-90 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 10th ODI match played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Adelaide Oval in 17th February 1990.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 10th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1989-90 Highlights
An record 202-run stand between Ramiz Raja and Saeed Anwar © Channel 9 / Cricket Australia / YouTube

Openers Saeed Anwar's record-equal maiden century and Ramiz Raja's second consecutive unbeaten ton powered Pakistan crushing 27-run victory over Sri Lanka, despite a Arjuna Ranatunga - Roshan Mahanama's fifties in a high-scoring game of the tenth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series.

Match Stats : 
  • Ramiz Raja became the second Pakistan batsman to scored two centuries against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
  • Saeed Anwar became the seventh Pakistan batsman to score a century against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
  • Ramiz Raja became the fourth Pakistan batsman to scored four centuries in ODIs after Zaheer Abbas (7), Javed Miandad (6) and Saleem Malik (4).
  • Saeed Anwar's 126 was the joint highest score for Pakistan in One-day international, joint third Shoaib Mohammad's unbeaten 126 against New Zealand at Wellington in the last year and the highest-score by an Pakistan batsman against Sri Lanka in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 123 held by Zaheer Abbas at Lahore in 1982.
  • 202 : Ramiz Raja and Saeed Anwar set up the record first-wicket partnership for Pakistan in One-day international, also It is the Pakistan's highest any-wicket stand against Sri Lanka in ODIs, both records previously held by the 159-run stand for the first-wicket between Sadiq Mohammad and Majid Khan at Nottingham in the 1975 World Cup and the second highest opening stand in ODIs, The highest is 212-run stand between Geoff Marsh and David Boon against India at Jaipur in 1986.

Pakistan scored massive total of 315-3 in 50 overs with top scorer by Saeed Anwar hammered a 126 off 99-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 8-fours and 6-sixes with strike rate of 127.27.

Ramiz Raja scored a unbeaten 107 off 154-balls - which was his 4th ODI hundred and his second century against Sri Lanka in ODIs - including 3-fours.

Wasim Akram blasted a 34 off 23-balls including 2-sixes & a four with strike rate of 147.82 and Saleem Malik scored a run-a-ball 25-runs included a boundary.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Asoka de Silva took 2-wickets and one for Rumesh Ratnayake.

Sri Lanka scored 288-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Roshan Mahanama cracked a 72 off 79-balls including 2-fours.

Arjuna Ranatunga hit 64 off 70-balls including two boundaries, Brendon Kuruppu scored 37 off 58-balls included 2-fours, Athula Samarasekera cracked a 24 off 34-balls contained 4-fours.

Pakistan best bowler by Waqar Younis and Aaqib Javed both took 2-wickets and one for Nadeem Ghauri.

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

Reluctant opener Saeed Anwar smashed a century as Pakistan finished Sri Lanka's World Series Cup cricket challenge with a 27-run victory at Adelaide Oval.

Anwar hit 126 off 99 balls and partner Rameez Raja an unbeaten 107 to lift Pakistan to 3-315. its highest total in a 50) overs-a-side match.

The Sri Lankans went down fighting and finished at 8-288, a score which would have clinched most one-dayers.

The crowd of 3854 was treated to the greatest WSC run feast of all time with the 603 beltering a January. 1983, Adelaide match where 593 was scored when New Zealand posted 6-297 to beat England's 5-296.

There was confusion over Pakistan's total with the official scorers registering 3-317 at the end of the innings, but this and three batsmen's tallies were altered after discussions with the television commentary team.

Anwar was originally given 125. Raja 108 and Salim Malik 27, but lengthy consultations with commentator and former Test captain Richie Benaud saw a win for Channel Nine's scorer.

The official scorers conceded that two exira runs had been given to Malik while 21-year-old Anwar was probably thankful Nine intervened as his 126 equalled the best score by a Pakistan batsman in a one-day international.

The lefthander, whose previous best Totol in 10 one-day matches was 42 not oul, belted eight fours and six sixes in a WSC record opening stand with Rameez of 202, beating West Indies' pair Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes' 182 versus Sri Lanka in Melbourne five years ago.

The partnership was only 10 less than the world best one-day opening stand of 212 by Australia's Geoff Marsh and David Boon against India at Jaipur in 1986-87.

Anwar posted his century off just 87 balls and at one point looked capable of beating Clive Lloyd's world record 75 ball one-day ton for the West Indies in the 1975 World Cup final win over Australia.

He also showed his skills in the field by holding onto a six off Sri Lankan skipper Arjuna Ranatunga, who hit 64 and shared a 128-run fifth-wicket stand with Roshan Mahanama (72)
With arms raised, Anwar took the ball and rolled over the players' gate in front of the member's stand, his back taking the points of the pickets. 

The effort would surely win Channel Nine's classic catch contest if it were eligible.
The fence tore his trousers and he later left the field for treatment but any wounds would have been soothed by the man-of-the-match award. 

Anwar, who had little previous success on tour, said he usually preferred to bat down the order.
"But I think in a one-day game it doesn't matter too much," Anwar said. "I tried early on to just settle down and get singles for the first five or six overs and after that I think luck favoured me a little and I went on to make a century."

Anwar was angry that he was bowled behind his legs by a cumbersome delivery from spinner Asoka de Silva.

Rameez was less spectacular posting his second successive hundred following the unbeaten 116 against Sri Lanka in Hobart last Thursday.



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