Second One-day International


At Lahore, October 8. Pakistan won by 28 runs. Zaheer's successes continued after Pakistan were put in to bat on a green but true pitch. He struck the ball with such assurance and beautiful timing that his 109 came in 139 minutes with two 6s and twelve 4s. Miandad provided excellent support, and there was almost an inevitability about Pakistan's advance to victory, despite the temporary abandonment of the antiquated scoreboard by the scorers and a stand of 117 between Laird and Hughes in 74 minutes. Hughes's splendid 64 was ended by an acrobatic catch by Mudassar. Laird was three hours making 91 not out when Australia desperately needed more positive strokeplay.

Man of the Match: Zaheer Abbas.

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