Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 6th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1989-90 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 6th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1989-90 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 6th ODI match played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane in 10th February 1990.

A superb unbeaten century by Ijaz Ahmed and Opener Saleem Yousuf's half-century steers to Pakistan convincing five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka and move to second place on the points table in the sixth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Match Stats : 
  • Ijaz Ahmed became the fifth Pakistan batsman to score a century against Sri Lanka in One-day internationals.
  • Ijaz Ahmed became the sixth Pakistan batsman to scored two centuries in ODIs.
  • 127 : Saleem Yousuf and Ijaz Ahmed set up the record second-wicket partnership for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in One-day international, previously held by the 105-run stand between Mohsin Khan and Javed Miandad at Karachi in 1982 and the Pakistan's fifth highest opening stand in ODIs.

Sri Lanka scored 253-5 in 50 overs with top scorer by Asanka Gurusinha struck 88 off 108-balls including 5-fours & 2-sixes.

Hashan Tillakaratne scored 61 off consuming 121-balls including three boundaries, Aravinda de Silva blasted a 32 off 21-balls included 2-sixes with strike rate of 152.38 and Rumesh Ratnayake hit 31 off 27-balls contained 2-fours & a six.

Pakistan best bowler by Tauseef Ahmed, Mushtaq Ahmed both took 2-wickets and one for Aaqib Javed.

Pakistan chased 254-5 in 47 overs with top scorer by Ijaz Ahmed hit a unbeaten 102 off 100-balls - which was his 2nd ODI hundred and his first century against Sri Lanka in ODIs - including 9-fours & a six.

Saleem Yousuf struck 52 off 69-balls including 6-fours, Javed Miandad scored 39 off 62-balls included a boundary and Imran Khan 15.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Champaka Ramanayake, Aravinda de Silva, Nilantha Ratnayake and Asoka de Silva each took one-wickets.

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

BRISBANE: Pakistan leap-frogged Sri Lanka to second place on the World Series Cup cricket table. This followed its convincing five-wicket victory at the Brisbane Cricket Ground.

Pakistan, notching its first WSC win, and its initial success on tour, edged ahead of Sri Lanka because of a better run rate. Sri Lanka set Pakistan a target of just more than five runs an over to win the limited-over encounter. 

The Sri Lankans reached 5-253 in their 50 overs after being sent in by Imran Khan. But on a pitch which offered little assistance to the bowlers, the Pakistanis were never out of cruise control and gained the target with ease, reaching 5-254 in the 47th over.

An unbeaten 102 by 21-year-old righthander Ijaz Ahmed won the game for Pakistan and won him the man-of-the-match award. His century was his second in 65 international limited-over matches. His first was also an unbeaten knock 124 against Bangladesh at Chittagong in October, 1988.

Ijaz appears to have a liking for Australia and Australians. He made his maiden Test century (122) against Australia at Faisalablad in the second Test of the Australians' 1988 tour of Pakistan.

Today's innings echoed the talents Ijaz had shown in his home country.
His 100 came up off on the 98th ball he had faced. It included nine fours and one six. The lack of Sri Lanka's two main-line bowlers, Ravi Ratnayeke and Graeme Labrooy, and the subsequent breakdown during the match of Champaka Ramanayake, made Pakistan's task an easy one.

Sri Lanka was left with a popgun attack which could not deal with the batting power of a Pakistani side which had finally found form.

Sri Lanka's captain, Arjuna Ranatunga, said the team management would ask for an additional bowler for the remainder of the series.

It was "very doubtful" about the team for Thursday's return clash with Pakistan in Hobart.
"We are going to have to contact the Cricket Board back home and see if they can find a suitable replacement in a hurry," he said.
"It showed here today, that we can't be competitive unless we have our main strike bowlers.

"I'm not disappointed that we lost as we batted well on a very good batting track, but lacked the bowlers to do the job after setting a good total."
Ranatunga hoped Australia would be able to edge out Pakistan in their match at the 'Gabba today.

"If Australia wins tomorrow, it means we are still in with a chance of making the finals," he said.
Sri Lanka's 253 would probably have won it two out of three matches.

Asanka Gurusinha top-scored with a stylish 88, his best total in one-day internationals.
His second-wicket partnership of 138 in 116 minutes with wicketkeeper Hashan Tillekeratne (61) provided the platform for the late order to attack.

And attack it did, scoring 90 off the final 10 overs, with Rumesh Ratnayake (31 off 27 balls) and Aravinda De Silva (32 off 21, including two sixes) keeping the momentum going.

Pakistan, however, was equal to the task.
During most of its overs, it was 25 to 30 runs ahead of the Sri Lankan score at the same stages of their respective innings.

Pakistan posted its 100 in just 86 minutes off 19.5 overs, 48 balls and nearly 30 minutes faster than Sri Lanka.

Salim Yousuf (52), Javed Miandad (39) and Ijaz provided the main-stays of the innings.
But it was paceman Wasim Akram (3 not out) who brought up the winning run. He edged Nilanatha Ratnayeke to third man for a single.



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