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Mike Hendrick swings it for England against Pakistan

If four wickets for not very much were not enough, he also took the catch that won the game

Hendrick did for Pakistan  •  Getty Images

Hendrick did for Pakistan  •  Getty Images

Both England and Pakistan had won their two games up to that point when they met at Headingley. Pakistan would have fancied toppling the hosts after restricting them to 165, but they came up against Mike Hendrick, who delivered one of his finest limited-overs performances.
Hendrick, part of a four-pronged pace attack, single-handedly deprived Pakistan of the start they needed to get their chase on track. Majid Khan, Sadiq Mohammad, Mudassar Nazar and Haroon Rasheed were sent back in the space of eight balls for just three runs.
Hendrick swung and moved the ball both ways and tore away at Pakistan, reducing them to 34 for 6 from 27 without loss. Ian Botham and Bob Willis, normally attack leaders, were reduced to supporting roles, taking three between them.
But the game was far from over, as Asif Iqbal launched a spirited fightback with support from the lower order. Pakistan were still in it at 151 for 9 but Hendrick intervened again, this time as fielder: he snapped up an outstanding catch at mid-off to get rid of Sikander Bakht, complete a memorable win and walk away with the Man-of-the-Match honours.