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Hendrick swings it for England

Mike Hendrick tore away at Pakistan's top order and later took a stunning catch to set up a memorable win for England in 1979

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Both England and Pakistan had won their opening two games before the two teams met at Headingley. Pakistan would have fancied toppling the hosts after restricting them to 165, but they came up against Mike Hendrick, who delivered one of his finest limited-overs performances.

Hendrick, part of a four-pronged pace attack, single-handedly deprived Pakistan of the start they needed to get their chase on track, as Majid Khan, Sadiq Mohammad, Mudassar Nazar and Haroon Rasheed were sent back in the space of eight balls for just three runs.

Hendrick swung and moved the ball both ways and tore away at Pakistan, reducing them to 34 for 6. Ian Botham and Bob Willis, normally attack leaders, were reduced to mere supporting roles, taking three wickets between them.

But the game was far from over. Asif Iqbal launched a spirited fightback with support from the lower order, and Pakistan were still in the game at 151 for 9. Hendrick, though, intervened again, this time as a fielder: he snapped up an outstanding catch at mid-off to get rid of Sikander Bakht and complete a memorable win. Not surprisingly, Hendrick also walked away with the Man-of-the-Match honours.