25th Match, Wills World Cup at Karachi, Mar 3 1996
47.4/50 ov, target 250
Pakistan won by 7 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
England Innings (50 overs maximum)
RA Smith c Waqar Younis b Saleem Malik75921158181.52
MA Atherton (c) b Aamer Sohail66911276072.52
GA Hick st †Rashid Latif b Aamer Sohail1240050.00
GP Thorpe not out5264923081.25
NH Fairbrother c Wasim Akram b Mushtaq Ahmed1321241061.90
RC Russell c & b Mushtaq Ahmed47100057.14
DA Reeve  b Mushtaq Ahmed3590060.00
DG Cork lbw b Waqar Younis025000.00
D Gough  b Wasim Akram1415221093.33
PJ Martin run out2460050.00
RK Illingworth not out11100100.00
Extras(lb 11, nb 3, w 4)18
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.98)249/9
Fall of wickets: 1-147 (Robin Smith), 2-151 (Graeme Hick), 3-156 (Mike Atherton), 4-194 (Neil Fairbrother), 5-204 (Jack Russell), 6-212 (Dermot Reeve), 7-217 (Dominic Cork), 8-241 (Darren Gough), 9-247 (Peter Martin)
Wasim Akram713114.42---30
Waqar Younis1014514.50---00
Aaqib Javed703404.85---03
Mushtaq Ahmed1005335.30---00
Aamer Sohail1004824.80---11
Saleem Malik612714.50---00
Pakistan Innings (target: 250 runs from 50 overs)
Aamer Sohail c Thorpe b Illingworth4256706075.00
Saeed Anwar c †Russell b Cork71721258098.61
Ijaz Ahmed c †Russell b Cork70831136084.33
Inzamam-ul-Haq not out5354896098.14
Javed Miandad not out1121291052.38
Extras(lb 1, w 2)3
TOTAL(47.4 Ov, RR: 5.24)250/3
Did not bat: Saleem Malik, Wasim Akram, Rashid Latif, Mushtaq Ahmed, Waqar Younis, Aaqib Javed 
Fall of wickets: 1-81 (Aamer Sohail), 2-139 (Saeed Anwar), 3-214 (Ijaz Ahmed)
DG Cork1005925.90---20
PJ Martin904505.00---00
D Gough1004504.50---00
RK Illingworth1004614.60---00
DA Reeve6.403705.55---00
GA Hick201708.50---00
National Stadium, Karachi
TossEngland , elected to bat first
SeriesWorld Cup
Player Of The Match
Aamer Sohail
Match numberODI no. 1071
Match days3 March 1996 (50-over match)
B.C. Cooray
Srinivas Venkataraghavan
TV Umpire
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsPakistan 2, England 0
DG Cork acted as a runner for RA Smith for part of his innings.
  • RA Smith and MA Atherton 147 for the 1st wicket, highest partnership for any wicket by England against Pakistan, first ever century partnership for the 1st wicket at Karachi.
  • England's 1st match against Pakistan in Pakistan since 1987/88.
  • PAJ DeFreitas and AJ Stewart substituted for Fairbrother and Smith in the field.