Prudential World Cup 1979, second Group A match

PAKISTAN v CANADA

At Leeds, June 9. Pakistan won by eight wickets. Having won the toss, the Canadians at first showed little fear of meeting such redoubtable opponents. They included seven players of West Indies birth in their eleven, and one of them, Sealy, despatched the first ball of the match sent down by Imran to the on-side boundary. Indeed, Canada played the early pace of Imran and Sarfraz with some assurance and passed the hundred with only two wickets down. Then they collapsed against Majid's off-spin and Asif's accurate medium in-swing.

Pakistan made light work of getting 140 to win, although they lost Majid early on to a yorker from the left-armer, Valentine. Sadiq and Zaheer produced some splendid strokes before Chappell, from mid-off, surprised the latter by throwing down the wicket at the bowler's end. Then Haroon engaged with Sadiq in an unbroken partnership of 79 to see Pakistan safely home. The Man of the Match award went to Sadiq.

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