Australasia Cup 1990, fifth match


At Sharjah, April 29. Pakistan won by 90 runs. Toss: Sri Lanka. After a solid start from Salim Yousuf and the left-handed Saeed Anwar, Javed Miandad and Ijaz Ahmed set about the Sri Lankan bowling in the most thrilling manner. Miandad's 75 came from 85 balls and included five fours, while Ijaz hit three sixes and eight fours in an electrifying 89 off 65 deliveries. Waqar Younis never allowed the Sri Lankan batsmen time to take up the challenge and finished with six for 26 from his ten overs. Ratnayake provided a momentary respite to Pakistan's dominance by hitting three sixes in his nineteen-ball 26.

Man of the Match: Ijaz Ahmed.

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