Third One-day International

PAKISTAN v ENGLAND 1977-78

At Lahore, January 13. Pakistan won by 36 runs. Part of the morning's play was watched by Chief Martial Law Administrator General Zia-ul-Haq and the British Prime Minister James Callaghan. For the second successive game Mohsin Khan was conspicuous and his not out 51 caused the touring team's first defeat in Pakistan. England conceded 46 in the last five overs, and then Sarfraz Nawaz, returning after his disappearance at the end of the first Test, dismissed Boycott and Brearley in the course of seven deliveries. The first five wickets went for 49, and though Randall and Roope added 48 in eleven overs, Pakistan's splendid fielding allowed England no respite. Wasim Raja had a bowling spell of three wickets and brilliantly threw out Edmonds at a crucial stage. Pakistan had 28 balls to spare.

Pakistan 158 for six (35 overs) (Mohsin Khan 51 not out, Javed Miandad 31, Mudassar Nazar 30); England 122 (31.6 overs) (G. R. J. Roope 37, D. W. Randall 32; Wasim Raja three for 23).

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