First One-day International


At Karachi, November 9. Pakistan won by 6 runs. Toss: Pakistan. A capacity crowd of 25,000 saw Pakistan lose three wickets to Ambrose and Bishop after choosing to bat first. However, Salim Malik and Zahid Fazal added 42 runs in seven overs, and then Imran Khan and Malik, seeing Pakistan past 100 in 22nd over, put on 75 in 78 balls before Malik was caught at mid-wicket. Imran continued to flourish, and his unbeaten 53 contained five fours and a six in 50 balls.

West Indies lost Best to the fifth ball of the innings, but Richardson, dropped at long leg by Saleem Jaffer off Imran soon after, went on a run-spree, adding 138 for the second wicket with Haynes. His fifty, coming in 64 balls, contained two sixes and four fours. Logie was then bowled first ball by Waqar Younis, and while Lara avoided the hat-trick, Haynes soon fell victim to the same bowler, having hit nine fours in his 67. In seven balls Younis had taken three for 6 and in finishing with five wickets he did much to ensure that West Indies did not mark their 200th one-day international with a victory.

Man of the Match: Waqar Younis.

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