On This Day - Classic Pakistani Matches, Blast From The Past

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    Pakistan vs India, 6th ODI, Pakistan tour of India at Jamshedpur, Mar 26 1987

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...istan-6th-odi-pakistan-tour-of-india-1986-87/

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    At Jamshedpur, March 26. Pakistan won by five wickets. Gavaskar and Prabhakar launched the Indian innings with 154 for the first wicket after Imran had put them in in ideal batting conditions. Prabhakar (thirteen fours), the replacement for Srikkanth, who was injured at Hyderabad, went on to his maiden hundred in a one-day international. Javed Miandad organised Pakistan's reply intelligently after Ijaz Ahmed had provided the thrust with 72 off 84 balls. The Indian bowlers wilted under the onslaught in the closing overs, and when 12 were needed off the final one, Miandad hit Gopal Sharma's first two balls for six.

    Man of the Match: M. Prabhakar. Man of the Series: R. J. Shastri.

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    Pakistan vs India, 4th Match (D/N), Coca-Cola Cup at Sharjah, Mar 26 2000

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/61064/scorecard/65785/india-vs-pakistan-4th-match/

    Report - At Sharjah, March 26 (day/night). Pakistan won by 98 runs. Toss: Pakistan.

    Returning after a day off, Pakistan ended their losing streak in style. For the third time running, they chose to bat, but this time it paid off. No team had yet reached 200 in this tournament, but Inzamam-ul-Haq and Yousuf Youhana coasted past in an unbroken partnership of 151 in 22 overs - the last ten yielded 93. Inzamam struck nine fours and five sixes in his 121 from 113 balls. Waqar Younis then took over. His first spell removed Ganguly and Joshi, promoted to No. 4 as a pinch-hitter, his second saw off Azharuddin and Jadeja and left India 99 for six in the 29th over. Waqar collected five wickets for the tenth time in one-day internationals, and shared the match award with Inzamam.

    Men of the Match: Inzamam-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis.

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    Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st T20I, Pakistan tour of West Indies at Bridgetown, Mar 26 2017

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...st-indies-vs-pakistan-1st-t20i-wi-v-pak-2017/

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    Debutant Shadab's guile floors West Indies
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    Legspinner Shadab Khan picked up three wickets to help Pakistan register their fifth successive T20I win AFP

    In a nutshell

    For arguably the two most volatile sides in world cricket, this was a rare predictable day as Pakistan eased to a six-wicket win over the West Indies at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. Pakistan won the toss, bowled first and stifled the hosts with spin. Chasing 112, Pakistan, as if to stay true to their reputation, lost their top three cheaply, before Shoaib Malik and Babar Azam took control of the chase and steered them home.

    The game was dominated by its youngest player: 18-year old Pakistan legspinner Shadab Khan who enjoyed a debut that bordered on the surreal. He took three wickets with his first eight balls in international cricket as West Indies slumped to 49 for 6. Carlos Brathwaite and Kieron Pollard came together, and two of the game's most fearsome hitters were forced to play a consolidating role. Brathwaite managed to inject some momentum in the closing overs, but all that ensured was his side just about managed to get to three figures.

    Pakistan weren't authoritative in response, with Kamran Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad reminding everyone why they have spent long stints in international wilderness. However, with the asking rate never rising above six, West Indies' spirited display in the field merely delayed the inevitable.

    Where the game was won

    It has often seemed no total is too small for Pakistan not to slip up on. Here, they slipped to 49 for 3. But the in-form pair of Malik and Babar, quickly establishing a reputation for consistency, had the clear-headedness to steer the chase with risk-free cricket. They rotated the strike regularly and picked off the poor deliveries to eat into the target. By the time Babar sliced a catch to short third man, Pakistan needed only 18 runs off five overs. The hard work had been done.

    The men that won it

    Shadab Khan may have been warned by his teammates how playing for Islamabad United was far different to playing for Pakistan, that too in an away game. However, the 18-year old made a mockery of the step up, snaring Chadwick Walton and Lendl Simmons within four deliveries. Walton didn't pick the googly while Simmons dragged a legspinning delivery onto the stumps. Remarkably, Shadab's figures of 4-0-7-3 could have been even better had Kamran Akmal, fielding at backward point, not put down a regulation catch.

    The streaks continue

    This win means Pakistan have now triumphed in each of their last five T20Is, four of them against the West Indies - the other was a commanding nine-wicket win over England. They are unbeaten since losing to Australia at the World T20 last year, and Sarfraz boasts a 100 percent win record in his five games as Pakistan captain in the format. West Indies' losing run, on the other hand, stretches to four - all of them against Pakistan - and have only won one T20 in the six they've played since being crowned World T20 champions in India last year.

    Moment of the match


    If the PSL was a dream of sorts for Kamran, he was brought sharply back to reality over the course of the afternoon's events. Playing his first international in nearly three years, with captain Sarfraz having taken over the wicketkeeping role, Kamran was tasked with patrolling the backward point area as Shadab bowled. If he was hoping for an uneventful afternoon, he was to be disappointed. With Shadab's figures reading three wickets for three runs, Pollard sliced one, headed for what seemed a straightforward catch to Kamran. The 35-year old was painfully slow to move towards the ball, and though he reached it in time, put it down, burnishing his reputation for butterfingers even further.

    What was more, this was only the second time Kamran was playing as a specialist batsman. The other came in a game against South Africa in 2007. He had dropped a catch then too, Loots Bosman being the batsman reprieved.

    Where they stand

    Pakistan take a 1-0 lead. The series now moves to Trinidad & Tobago, where the remaining three matches will be played.

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    1st Test, New Zealand tour of Pakistan at Rawalpindi, Mar 27-30 1965

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...st-test-new-zealand-tour-of-pakistan-1964-65/

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    At Rawalpindi, March 27, 28, 30. Pakistan won by an innings and 64 runs with more than a day to spare. It was their first victory at home in six years and came in the first Test to be played at Rawalpindi. Pakistan retained eight of their touring team in New Zealand earlier in the year. They included Mohammed Farooq who toured England in 1962 and Majid Jahangir who played against Australia in October 1964. Salah-ul-Din, an 18-year-old all-rounder, completed the side. New Zealand included **** who joined the team due to an injury to Ward during the Indian tour. Reid made his 53rd consecutive Test appearance, thus beating Peter May's record of 52.

    Hanif, winning the toss, caused little surprise by sending in New Zealand to bat. Half the wickets fell for 39, but Taylor defied the bowling for ninety-six minutes, hitting thirteen 4's in his aggressive 76, but New Zealand were all out for 175, twenty minutes before the time arranged for the tea interval. Pakistan soon lost Naushad, but Ilyas stayed just over two hours for 56, hitting eleven 4's and with Saeed, 68 in eighty minutes with thirteen 4's, added 114 in that time for the second wicket. At the close needed only 38 for the lead with three wickets down.


    New Zealand's second batting attempt was worse than the first. In fifteen minutes before the close they lost four wickets for two runs and finished at 59 for six, still 86 behind. Next day, three more wickets fell at 59 - making five at the same total - and seven for two. Taylor and Collinge resisted for almost half an hour, but it was all over after only forty minutes' cricket on the third day. Pervez took four wickets for five runs, giving him eight for 47 in the match. Altogether the match lasted no mmore than twelve hours and forty minutes.

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    3rd ODI, Pakistan tour of West Indies at Port of Spain, Mar 27 1993

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...3rd-odi-pakistan-tour-of-west-indies-1992-93/

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    At Port-of-Spain, March 27. Pakistan won by seven wickets. Toss: West Indies. International debut: Nadeem Khan.

    Much of the prize money for Pakistan's second win in their last 11 one-day games against West Indies went towards a fine for bowling only 45 overs in the time allotted for 50. Pakistan owed victory not to the shortfall, however, but to Inzamam-ul-Haq and Asif Mujtaba, who plundered West Indies' bowling for 131 from 18 overs. They also had to thank Aamir Sohail and Ramiz Raja, for a brisk start of 71 from 13 overs.

    For the first time in the series West Indies decided to bat, fearing that the pitch, the one used the day before, would be losing its bounce. Lara's first failure heralded West Indies' first defeat. Its impact was softened by a stand of 82 from Haynes and Simmons, but it was only in the last 15 overs that West Indies gathered momentum.

    Man of the Match: Inzamam-ul-Haq.

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    1st ODI, Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe at Harare, Mar 28 1998

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...an-1st-odi-pakistan-tour-of-zimbabwe-1997-98/

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    At Harare Sports Club, Harare, March 28. Pakistan won by four wickets. Toss: Pakistan.

    Campbell promoted himself to open with Grant Flower and they put on 72 in 14 overs, but Zimbabwe then slumped. All of the top order bar Andy Flower got starts, but none went on to play a long innings. Streak helped set a target but, once Aamir Sohail and Ijaz Ahmed steadied Pakistan's reply after a poor start, the outcome was a virtual formality against unimpressive bowling. Strang was not yet fully fit and played only as a batsmen. In the closing stages, Shahid Afridi smashed 30 off 20 balls

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    Pakistan vs South Africa, 6th Match (D/N), Coca-Cola Cup at Sharjah, Mar 28 2000

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/61064/scorecard/65787/pakistan-vs-south-africa-6th-match/

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    At Sharjah, March 28 (day/night). Pakistan won by 67 runs. Toss: Pakistan. International debut: C. M. Willoughby.

    South Africa's 100 per cent record at Sharjah was blown away as Pakistan booked a place in the final. Several players were resting, including Cronje after an unbroken run of 162 limited-overs internationals since September 1993. Pollock returned to captain his country for the first time in a full international (he had led them to victory in the Commonwealth Games 18 months earlier). He started well when Pakistan were dismissed for 168; only Yousuf Youhana, last out for 65, made much headway. But after Kirsten had retired with back spasms, South Africa's batting folded, with their last eight wickets going for 27 while Gibbs carried his bat for 59. Waqar Younis struck first, getting McKenzie lbw for his 300th one-day international wicket, but Shoaib Akhtar did the damage with three wickets in his fourth over. The strain - his pace had been recorded at 97 mph - was too much, however: a groin injury forced him off midway through his next over. He returned to bowl two more balls before breaking down again, and was forced to miss the final.

    Man of the Match: Shoaib Akhtar.

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    1st Match, John Player Gold Leaf Trophy (Asia Cup) at Colombo, Mar 30 1986

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...lanka-vs-pakistan-1st-match-asia-cup-1985-86/

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    At P. Saravanamuttu stadium, Colombo, March 30. Pakistan won by 81 runs. Toss: Sri Lanka. This was Pakistan's eleventh victory in fifteen one-day internationals against Sri Lanka, who had won only two. Pakistan took control of the match as Mohsin and Ramiz added 69 off fourteen overs for the second wicket.

    Man of the Match: Mohsin Khan.

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    4th ODI, Pakistan tour of West Indies at Kingstown, Mar 30 1993

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...4th-odi-pakistan-tour-of-west-indies-1992-93/

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    At Kingstown, St. Vincent, March 30. Pakistan won by 38 runs. Toss: West Indies.

    Pakistan lost the toss for the fourth time and had to graft for runs on a slow, seaming pitch. For the first time, their openers failed to bring up 50, but Aamir Sohail survived and batted steadfastly, as did the other front-line batsmen, especially Basit Ali, though they were offered few bad balls.

    Pakistan's total of 186 looked inadequate only until they seized three West Indian wickets for 19 runs in the first ten overs: Lara, who had been dropped before scoring, Haynes and Richardson. The bowling matched West Indies' for accuracy and surpassed it for incisiveness and hostility. Even Sohail and Asif Mujtaba, neither a specialist spinner, played their part. In five overs they dismissed Hooper and Logie, the last serious threats.

    Man of the Match: Basit Ali.

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    Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 27th Match, Group 2 (D/N), World T20 at Dhaka, Mar 30 2014

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...kistan-27th-match,-group-2-world-t20-2013-14/

    Pakistan 190 for 5 (Shehzad 111*, Razzak 2-20) beat Bangladesh 140 for 7 (Shakib 38, Gul 3-30, Ajmal 2-20) by 50 runs
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    Ahmed Shehzad pummeled Pakistan's first ever T20 century, propelling his side to a 50-run win over Bangladesh and setting up a virtual quarterfinal against West Indies on Tuesday. Shehzad punished some ordinary bowling from Bangladesh's seamers - he scored 87 off 39 balls against them - to ensure Pakistan didn't suffer any long-term effects from a mid-innings dip, when they lost three wickets for 28 runs in 29 balls.

    With Shahid Afridi tonking 22 off 9 balls late in the innings, Pakistan set Bangladesh 191 to win. Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque made a decent start, but Bangladesh's innings disintegrated after both fell in the space of nine balls to leave them 36 for 2 in the sixth over.

    In the next 34 balls, Bangladesh lost two more wickets to the spinners and didn't find the boundary even once. With 135 needed from 52, they weren't going to get anywhere near the target, even if Shakib Al Hasan and Nasir Hossain gave the Shere Bangla National Stadium a handful of opportunities to exercise their lungs. The contest had long ended, and Australia's players, waiting for their match against India, watched on resignedly as their semi-final hopes slowly evaporated.

    This process may have begun soon after Shehzad started feasting on Bangladesh's quicker bowlers. His method against them was to set himself up early, moving around his crease just as the bowler entered his delivery stride before finding a stable base by the time of release. He got into a couple of outlandish positions - he missed a paddle off Al-Amin from way outside off stump, and took a single off a leading edge after walking halfway down the pitch to Mashrafe Mortaza - but prospered when he set himself up in a semi-open position with a small jump across the stumps. From there, he had room to swat the length ball over midwicket or take an extra stride forward and carve the ball over extra cover.

    Both these shots made an early appearance as he took three fours and a six in Mashrafe's second over and motored to 29 off 13. Pakistan were 34 for no loss after three overs. Bangladesh immediately pulled things back with spin. Shakib Al Hasan and Abdur Razzak conceded just 20 runs off the next four overs, which also produced the wicket of Kamran Akmal via a top-edged sweep.

    Pakistan lost two more wickets to spin - Mohammad Hafeez was beaten in flight by Razzak and was stumped while Umar Akmal top-edged a slash to backward point. At the 12-over mark, Pakistan were 88 for 3, with Shehzad on 56 and Shoaib Malik on 9 off 11. The three spinners, between them, had bowled eight overs and picked up three for 40.

    But the reintroduction of seam opened the floodgates. Ziaur Rahman's was just the sort of pace Shehzad liked and the over went for 22, with Shehzad cutting two fours behind point and shovelling two sixes over midwicket. The 16th over, bowler by Mashrafe, produced 16, including five wides and two fours from Shehzad.

    At the start of the 19th over, Mushfiqur had one more over from his main offspinner, Mahmudullah, and also had the option of using Nasir Hossain. Instead, Mushfiqur brought back Mashrafe, who had gone for 39 in three overs. Cue the biggest over of the Pakistan innings. Shehzad pulled his first ball for six and was caught in the deep off a no-ball before Afridi joined in the fun with two sixes in two balls over extra cover.

    A boundary off the last ball from Shehzad took the total for the over to 24. It took Pakistan to 180 with one over left. The spinners had kept Bangladesh in the match, till this point. Now, even before they had begun their innings, they were more or less out of it.

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    2nd T20I, Pakistan tour of West Indies at Port of Spain, Mar 30 2017

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...st-indies-vs-pakistan-2nd-t20i-wi-v-pak-2017/

    Pakistan 132 (Malik 28, Narine 3-22, Brathwaite 3-37) beat West Indies 129 for 8 (Samuels 44, Shadab 4-14) by three runs
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    Shadab's brilliance denies West Indies in low-scoring thriller

    In a nutshell
    It's becoming a bit of a jinx, this match-up. Whatever the situation, however favourable the circumstances, West Indies just cannot seem to get over the line against Pakistan. It was no different today as a thrilling final over fromHasan Ali that swung one way and then the other saw Pakistan cling on to a three-run win at the Queen's Park Oval. It was a game they had no business laying claim to for much of a contest that was worlds removed from the cakewalk the visitors enjoyed in Barbados.

    West Indies' chase of 133 began with a somewhat clumsy run-out after a collision between Evin Lewis and Shadab Khan, but Marlon Samuels looked in no mood to hang around as he took the attack to Pakistan's bowlers. Imad Wasim came in for particularly severe treatment as one over went for 19. Only a magical spell from legspinner Shadab Khandragged Pakistan back into the game, crucially dismissing Samuels with the last ball. From thereon, it was always going to be close, and even though two boundaries in the final over looked to have put the West Indies on course, Hasan held his nerve to maintain Pakistan's grip over their hosts.

    West Indies will rue a particularly wretched fielding performance, with several balls going through fielders' legs and plenty more fumbled. It detracted from an organised bowling display that had Pakistan on the back foot from the start, with Samuel Badree dismissing Kamran Akmal for a duck in the first over. No batsman could build on a start, and at one point it looked like the visitors might even fail to reach three figures as they slid to 95 for 8. Late blows from Shadab and Wahab Riaz then ensured they would have just enough to bowl at.

    Where the game was won
    West Indies were their own worst enemy at times, with sloppy fielding gifting Pakistan at least 15 runs. But what they might really rue is giving Pakistan the opportunity to bowl at a competitive total after reducing them to 95 for 8. Shadab and Wahab each played vital cameos in a 36-run stand off just 19 balls. It took Pakistan to 132, a total that had looked ambitious for much of the innings as their batsmen struggled to get any sort of momentum.

    The men who won it
    Shadab appears to outdo himself every time he steps onto the field, each game replacing the preceding one as the highlight of his career. Tonight, his effort was a legspin masterclass, with the teenager at times the only person standing between West Indies and victory. No batsman could pick his variations, with a pair falling to the legbreak, and two more dismissed after failing to read the googly.

    His final over to Marlon Samuels was T20 cricket at its nuanced best. Samuels recognised all he needed to do was see out the over, while nothing less than his wicket would do for Pakistan. It appeared the West Indian had succeeded, before Shadab deceived him off the last ball of his spell with a devilish wrong'un. Samuels could merely edge it to the wicketkeeper, and from that point on, the match began to slip away from the hosts.

    Moment of the match
    The first four overs of the West Indies innings were ungainly, with batsmen and fielders unable to help themselves colliding into each other; no less than three times did players come together. The first, between Lewis and Shadab, resulted in the batsman being run-out, but the final one was altogether nastier. Samuels defended to point and scampered off for a quick single. Ahmed Shehzad ran in to effect a run out, and found himself in the path of Chadwick Walton. This resulted in a horrible collision, with Walton's knee thumping into Shehzad's upper back and neck, requiring an ambulance to come out on the field and stretcher Shehzad off. It looked worse, but the Pakistan opener was back on the field a few overs later.

    Where they stand
    Pakistan now cannot lose the four-match series, having taken a 2-0 lead. The third T20I will be played on April 1, at the same venue.

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    3rd ODI, Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan at Karachi, Mar 31 1982

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...a-3rd-odi-sri-lanka-tour-of-pakistan-1981-82/

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    At Karachi, March 31. Pakistan won by five wickets. Both captains were unfit, Zaheer and Mendis deputising, and Pakistan, winning the toss, put Sri Lanka in. Goonatillake left early, but once the opening bowlers were withdrawn, after six overs, the batsmen had little difficulty in keeping the score moving. However, Sri Lanka lost their last four wickets in thirteen balls for 7 runs. Mudassar and Mohsin soon put Pakistan on top, and Mansoor Akhtar helped maintain the scoring-rate despite some economical bowling by Ranasinghe. When Imran joined Wasim Raja, 49 runs were needed off the last ten overs, but Sri Lanka lost their last chance when Wasim Raja, then 11, was dropped at long-on off De Mel.

    Man of the Match: Mudassar Nazar.

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    Pakistan vs South Africa, Final (D/N), Coca-Cola Cup at Sharjah, Mar 31 2000

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/61064/scorecard/65788/pakistan-vs-south-africa-final/

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    At Sharjah, March 31 (day/night). Pakistan won by 16 runs. Toss: Pakistan.

    Pakistan claimed the cup and completed their reversal of fortune after Waqar Younis had taken four wickets in as many overs to end South Africa's challenge. Moin Khan won the toss for the fifth time, whereupon Imran Nazir, surviving a run-out chance in the first over, and Shahid Afridi gave their side the perfect platform with 123 in 21 overs. Afridi struck a belligerent 48-ball 52 before a brilliant running, diving catch by Kallis sent him back. His team-mates could not quite sustain that rate, but Inzamam-ul-Haq added another fifty and Pakistan beat their previous best against these opponents. South Africa in reply lost two wickets by the eighth over, which brought in Cronje for what was to be his final international innings. Hitting 79 in 73 balls, with six fours and three sixes, he put on 105 with McKenzie, who went on to add 61 with Boucher. Off-spinner Arshad Khan broke both these stands, and Waqar eventually saw off the threat from Boucher, 57 in 49 balls, to conclude his own irresistible breakthrough.

    Man of the Match: Waqar Younis. Man of the Series: Waqar Younis.

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    4th Test, Pakistan tour of West Indies at Port of Spain, Apr 1-6 1977

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...th-test-pakistan-tour-of-west-indies-1976-77/

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    At Port-of-Spain, April 1, 2, 3, 5, 6. Pakistan won by 266 runs, thus levelling the series at one victory each. They owed their triumph principally to the fine all-round performance of their captain, Mushtaq, who had been in disappointing form previously. He scored 121 and 56 and took five for 28 and three for 69 with his leg-spin. The West Indies lost mainly because of complete batting failure in both innings.

    As is customary at the Queen's Park Oval, both teams strengthened their spin attacks for the match. Qasim replaced Salim for Pakistan; Inshan Ali came in for Julien for the West Indies.

    For the second successive match, Lloyd decided to bowl first after winning the toss, apparently expecting the life which the same pitch had offered his fast bowlers in the second Test. It proved to be easy-paced and, despite the loss of three wickets before lunch, Pakistan rallied to an adequate first innings total.

    Majid again batted with real authority, hitting one 6 and fourteen 4's in his 92. He added 108 for the fourth wicket with Mushtaq, who took the responsibility for guiding the rest of the batting through two or three difficult periods. He was eventually ninth out for 121 after batting six hours ten minutes during which he hit fourteen 4's. His eighth wicket partnership of 68 with Sarfraz was an important contribution.

    The West Indies innings was launched confidently by Fredericks and Greenidge in a stand of 73. Suddenly, both were out in successive overs and the remaining batsmen collapsed so rapidly that Pakistan gained an excellent lead of 187. Mushtaq, who pitched his leg-breaks and googlies perfectly, and the persistent Imran were responsible for the demise.

    The West Indies bowlers did all they could in the second innings to overcome the deficit and removed Majid, Zaheer, Sadiq, Haroon and Asif by the time the score was 95.

    Their fight back was ended by Mushtaq and the consistent Raja in a sixth wicket partnership of 116. The fast bowlers, Imran and Sarfraz, made assurance doubly sure with a stand of 73 for the eighth wicket.

    To have any hope of reaching the nearly impossible 489 required of them, the West Indies needed a sound beginning. Instead, Fredericks, Greenidge, Richards and Shillingford were gone by the end of the fourth day with only 146 scored.

    Mushtaq removed Richards, stumped off a perfectly-pitched leg-break, and Shillingford, and when he added Kallicharran in his first over next morning it was only a matter of time before Pakistan won. For two and a half hours Murray and Roberts hung on so grimly as to induce some panic among their opponents but, finally, Mushtaq gave Raja the ball and his leg-spin soon claimed the three wickets needed.

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    Pakistan vs India, 6th Match (D/N), Pepsi Cup at Chandigarh, Apr 1 1999

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...ndia-vs-pakistan-6th-match-pepsi-cup-1998-99/

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    At Mohali, April 1 (day/night). Pakistan won by seven wickets. Toss: India. International debut: V. Shewag.

    In a move to improve neighbourly relations, a special train brought 1,000 Pakistani supporters over the border to Mohali, including silver-bearded Abdul Jalil, who was soon to become a cult figure at the World Cup. They saw their team buck the trend - all five games to date had been won by the side batting first. Pakistan's run-chase did have a wretched start when Prasad, in his first game of the tournament, extracted their top three cheaply. But Ijaz Ahmed and Inzamam-ul-Haq put on 163 to win with five overs in hand (they had been docked three when they were again sluggish with their over-rate). Earlier, Ganguly passed fifty after being struck on the chest by Shoaib Akhtar, but India failed to reach 200.

    Man of the Match: Ijaz Ahmed.

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    1st Test, Pakistan tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Apr 2-6 1988

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...st-test-pakistan-tour-of-west-indies-1987-88/

    Report - Toss: West Indies. Contrary to expectations, Pakistan won the First Test convincingly, inflicting on West Indies their first home defeat since April 1978, when Australia beat them, also at Georgetown. Pakistan's success was due principally to inspired spells of fast bowling by Imran Khan, who finished with match figures of eleven for 121 in this first Test since being coaxed from retirement.

    With Richards recovering from an operation for haemorrhoids and Marshall out with a knee injury, Greenidge led West Indies and chose to bat first on a newly laid pitch. They were soon in trouble when Imran dismissed Haynes and offspinner Ijaz Faqih bowled Simmons with his first delivery. However, Greenidge and Richardson added 54, Logie and Richardson, Logie and Hooper, with sensible batting, took the score to 219 for four by tea. Logie's dismissal after the resumption brought on a slump, and only a last-wicket stand of 34 between Ambrose and Patterson saw West Indies to 292. Imran took the last five wickets, including a spell of four for 9 in three overs.

    Pakistan lost Ramiz early on the second morning, but Mudassar batted defiantly before Ambrose yorked him for his first Test wicket, whereupon Shoaib and Miandad added 70 for the third wicket. Miandad and Malik then put on 90 in two and threequarter hours, Malik when 7 reaching 2,000 Test runs. Miandad, caught off a no-ball when 27 and dropped by Dujon when 87, was 96 at the end of a day which had seen Benjamin warned by umpire Barker for intimidatory bowling. Next morning, having been on 99 for 38 minutes, he reached his sixteenth Test hundred and his first against West Indies. When fifth out for 114, he had batted for six and threequarter hours, faced 234 balls and hit twelve fours. A dedicated innings for 62 by Salim Yousuf gave a final boost to a total also swelled by 71 extras. This exceeded by 3 the previous highest in a Test innings, also conceded against Pakistan, at Bridgetown in 1976-77; including those from which runs were scored, there were 53 no-balls.

    An infected toe prevented Imran from bowling more than two overs in the final session, but helped by the rest day which followed and treatment with antibiotics, he was able to resume on the fourth morning. Qadir removed Simmons and Richardson early on, and after Greenidge and Logie had added 65 in even time, Imran dismissed them both, Yousuf catching Logie one-handed and well to his right. After lunch, Imran's introduction of Shoaib's occasional off-breaks brought two wickets with successive balls, Qadir had Hooper caught and finally Walsh and Patterson were deceived by Imran in successive balls. Pakistan needed 30 runs for victory and by tea the match was over.

    Man of the match: Imran Khan.

    Close of play: First day, West Indies 292; Second day, Pakistan 249-4 (Javed Miandad 96*, Ijaz Ahmed 10*); Third day, West Indies 25-1 (P. V. Simmons 11*, R. B. Richardson 6*).

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    4th T20I, Pakistan tour of West Indies at Port of Spain, Apr 2 2017

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    Report -
    Brilliant Hasan ensures Pakistan take series

    In a nutshell

    A no-contest between Pakistan's bowling attack and the West Indies battling line-up. There were 66 dot balls in the innings - that's 11 overs out of 20 - and eight of those dots were wickets. Hasan Ali bowled back-to-back maidens and finished with match-winning figures of 4-2-12-2.

    Chadwick Walton, with 40, and Carlos Brathwaite, who made 37, his new career best, bettering the score he had made at the World T20 final, dragged West Indies to 124 for 8. It was nowhere near enough. Although the pitch at Queens Park Oval was being used for its third straight match, there weren't enough signs of the ball slowing up. And Pakistan's top order capitalised. Ahmed Shehzad struck 53 off 45 balls to ensure a seven-wicket victory.

    Where the game was won

    The middle overs. Yes they exist in T20. For further proof, Hasan did most of his damage through inswingers, which for him, come out best with an old ball. Three out of his four overs came after the first 10 when West Indies fell from a respectable 59 for 2 to a silly 87 for 6. A slide like that might have been justified if there had been a spree of magic deliveries or an invasion of pitch demons. But all Hasan did was bowl full and straight. He understood that was enough by watching the West Indian batsmen set up on leg stump, and wait on the back foot, preferring to have room to free the arms and flat bat sixes.

    The men who who won it

    Hasan had been hit for a six off the third delivery he bowled. The punishment was dealt to a good length ball - the same kind with which he profited later in the innings. That he still stuck to his strengths against a team known for its big hitting was a sign of the 23-year old's self-belief. It helped, though, that when he came on for his second spell - 2-2-0-2 - West Indies were stuck in a rut. They were falling behind in the innings and tried to hit their way out of trouble. Not a sensible thing to do against a bowler harnessing a little bit of reverse swing.

    The instigator of the choke, though, was legspinner Shadab Khan. He also dismissed the opposition's best batsman on the day - Walton - by teasing him into big shot that only went as far as long-on. The reason for that was the dip the 18-year old generated. In much the same way, he deceived Jason Holder in the 16th over and though he didn't get Kieron Pollard, he was beating his outside edge repeatedly.

    Moment of the match

    Marlon Samuels had just struck back-to-back sixes. He has turned low totals into match-winning ones before and has had phenomenal success in finals both actual and virtual. There were no such heroics on Sunday because, on the heels of being involved in a bizarre run-out, his middle stump took a beating. Hasan's wicket-to-wicket line was poorly negotiated by Samuels, who stayed leg side of the ball and attempted a lame glide to third man. His knees buckled and as he sank to the floor, there was almost a look of begrudging approval of a delivery that had been too good for him.

    Where they stand

    Pakistan clinched the four-match T20I series 3-1. The two teams resume their limited-overs battle in the three-match ODI series starting in Guyana on April 7.

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    2nd Test, Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka at Kandy, Apr 3-5 2006

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    At Kandy, April 3, 4, 5, 2006. Pakistan won by eight wickets. Toss: Pakistan. Test debut: Iftikhar Anjum.

    This was a classic Kandy contest, played under uncertain skies, full of on-field drama and off-field distractions. Apart from the sideshow of Sanath Jayasuriya's short-lived Test retirement, which dominated the lead-up to the match, there was a spat between Bob Woolmer and Sri Lanka's head groundsman, Anuruddha Polonowita, who accused Pakistan's coach of "interfering with pitch preparation" when he inserted a thin metal spike into the side of it to test the amount of moisture underneath. Although an official complaint was made, the referee Alan Hurst brushed the issue aside. But the surface did attract widespread debate as wickets tumbled fast and the match hurtled towards a three-day finish.

    Jayawardene lost his ninth consecutive toss - including the Bangladesh tour - and Sri Lanka were put in: after a wet week in the hills, the pitch offered some extravagant early movement. Once again, Mohammad Asif was in the thick of the action, claiming the first three wickets during a long new-ball spell. But although there was a lot of lateral movement, the bounce was consistent, and batting was far from impossible. The in-form Sangakkara opted for aggression this time, and made a scintillating 79 from 98 balls. While he peppered the boundary, Samaraweera bedded down for 65 in four and a half hours. Bandara added a career-best 43 as Sri Lanka ended the first day with 267 for eight, a decent effort in the conditions.

    The match seesawed during a dramatic second day. Sri Lanka's tail was mopped up swiftly by Asif, who finished with a Test-best six for 44, then Pakistan's openers started confidently, capitalising on some wayward new-ball bowling to add 57. But the dismissal of Mohammad Yousuf triggered a collapse. Muralitharan, spinning the ball sharply and enjoying the pitch's extra bite, claimed five for 39 as Pakistan lost their last eight wickets for 49.

    Sri Lanka thus started the second innings firmly in the driving seat, 109 ahead and with the advantage of bowling last fuelling local confidence. But during a frenetic evening session, in the face of more fine new-ball bowling from Asif, they selfdestructed amid a mixture of fine deliveries and panic-stricken strokes. By the end of a day on which 20 wickets fell, Sri Lanka were 73 for eight.

    Next morning, they were all out to the very first ball of the day - Jayasuriya could not bat after badly dislocating his thumb holding a catch at gully - leaving a potentially tricky target of 183. The momentum, though, had shifted emphatically Pakistan's way, and they pounced on their opportunity. Sri Lanka, handicapped by a virus which limited Maharoof, their best seamer in the series, needed to make rapid inroads. When the new ball failed to work, everything rested on Murali's shoulders. But it was not to be his day, or Sri Lanka's. A series of marginal lbw appeals were turned down, and Younis Khan, after three low scores in the series, took control with a glorious unbeaten 73.

    Afterwards Woolmer said that he felt the injury to Jayasuriya was the "hidden turningpoint of the match", because of the disruption it caused to the second innings. It would have been a sad way for Sri Lanka's leading scorer to end his Test career: happily, a new selection panel persuaded him to change his mind.

    Man of the Match: Mohammad Asif.

    Man of the Series: Mohammad Asif.

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    Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Match, Sharjah Cup at Sharjah, Apr 3 1987

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/60874/scorecard/65740/australia-vs-pakistan-2nd-match/

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    At Sharjah, April 3. Pakistan won by six wickets. Toss: Pakistan. Batting first on the livelier of Sharjah's two prepared pitches, Australia were immediately in trouble against hostile new-ball bowling from Wasim Akram and Manzoor Elahi. Boon and O'Donnell's century partnership lent the innings respectability, but with Miandad in the mood to take their attack apart, Australia never looked like winning.

    Man of the Match: Mudassar Nazar.

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    5th ODI, Pakistan tour of West Indies at Georgetown, Apr 3 1993

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...5th-odi-pakistan-tour-of-west-indies-1992-93/

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    At Georgetown, April 3. Tied. Toss: Pakistan.

    The match finished with the scores level but the players left the field believing West Indies had won, having lost one less wicket. However, ICC referee Raman Subba Row intervened to declare a tie, because a crowd invasion impeded the fielding side while the last ball was still in play. With two runs needed to equal Pakistan's score, Bishop pushed the ball to deep mid-on. Even as he and Hooper ran the first, thousands of spectators swarmed on to the ground. Substitute Zahid Fazal returned the ball to the bowler, Wasim Akram, who dropped it, possibly distracted by the chaos. West Indies accepted Subba Row's decision as absolutely fair. This result, after a see-sawing match, also left the series tied 2-2.

    Pakistan got the bulk of their 244 runs during the first seven overs and the last 17. In between, they lost momentum and wickets against keen bowling by Ambrose, Hooper and Cummins. Dismissing Lara early, they had a firm grip on the match until Richardson came in to blast 41. Even then all would have been over had Hooper not been missed on 27. Haynes helped him take West Indies within 22 runs of their target. Then two wickets went in successive overs, leaving 11 needed from the last.

    Man of the Match: C. L. Hooper.

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    Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st Match (D/N), Cherry Blossom Sharjah Cup at Sharjah, Apr 3 2003

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...1st-match-cherry-blossom-sharjah-cup-2002-03/

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    Pakistan's new-look side - with just four names in common with the team which played their last World Cup match - made an impressive start to their Sharjah Cup campaign, thrashing Zimbabwe by 68 runs. Riding on a dazzling, 53-ball 76 from Abdul Razzaq, Pakistan overcame a nervy start to post 278, and then allowed Zimbabwe just 210, ensuring that they took home the bonus point as well.

    There were plenty of plusses for Pakistan after their miserable run in South Africa. Younis Khan scored a measured 67, Umar Gul took two wickets in his first one-day international, Danish Kaneria and Mohammad Hafeez - another debutant - had impressive spells in the middle overs, and the entire team was sprightly in the field. But the star of the day - by some margin - was Razzaq.

    After Pakistan's top order had made a meal of excellent batting conditions, Razzaq came in and treated the Zimbabwean attack with utter contempt, slamming seven sixes, six of which came in the last 12 balls. In fact, Heath Streak and his team had done an excellent job in the field after losing the toss - after 46 overs, Pakistan had managed just 209. Then, the sluice gates opened, as Zimbabwe's bowlers kept serving up full-tosses, and Razzaq kept smashing them over long-on. Forty-seven came in the last two overs, by Douglas Hondo and Sean Ervine, and what had been a close contest went completely Pakistan's way.

    However, Rashid Latif hardly got the start he would have hoped for after winning the toss. Hafeez, opening the innings with Taufeeq Umar, began with an exquisite back-foot cover-drive off Heath Streak, then nicked one from the same bowler for 12 (32 for 1).

    Then, three more wickets fell in a hurry - Naved Latif (3) was bowled through the gate, Taufeeq was bowled off an inside edge by Streak for a laborious 50-ball 16, and Yousuf Youhana was smartly snaffled by Tatenda Taibu (69 for 4).

    Not for the first time, it was left to Pakistan's lower middle order to engineer the revival. Younis was the protagonist, with two partnerships which laid the plat form and allowed Razzaq to launch the blistering onslaught at the end.

    The 58-run stand with Latif came at a run a ball, and injected some much-needed momentum to the innings. Latif contributed 34, mixing swift running between wickets with splendid, innovative strokeplay. A fine piece of fielding by Travis Friend at fine ended that partnership, but Younis stitched together a useful 44-run stand with Razzaq, who was content to play second fiddle. By the time Younis left, Razzaq had a platform to tee off from.

    Zimbabwe's run-chase never took off, despite Doug Marillier's enterprising 59, laced with clever paddles and cheeky reverse-sweeps. Craig Wishart, who opened the innings with him, chased a wide one and gave Gul his first international wicket (21 for 1). Gul snared Friend too - playing in this match as a specialist batsman - having him edge one to slip (47 for 2).

    The early damage done, the spinners took over. Grant Flower, in his 200th one-day international, needed just 14 to reach 6000 ODI runs. He got 13 of those, then smashed a cover-drive off Kaneria which Mohammad Hafeez snaffled with a magnificent diving effort to his right (87 for 3). And when Marillier left, castled by a quicker one by Kaneria (104 for 4), the contest was all but over. Blignaut and Ervine livened up proceedings with entertaining cameos, which never threatened to alter the course of the match.

    This match gave Zimbabwe their first taste of life after Andy Flower, and it was hardly a pleasant experience.

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    Pakistan vs India, Final (D/N), Pepsi Cup at Bengaluru, Apr 4 1999

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8562/scorecard/66217/india-vs-pakistan-final-pepsi-cup-1998-99/

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    Toss: Pakistan.

    Returning to Bangalore, the scene of their traumatic defeat by India in the 1996 World Cup, Pakistan took revenge by beating them for the seventh time running in a one-day game. Thanks to Shahid Afridi and Inzamam-ul-Haq, run out for 91 in a mix-up with Azhar Mahmood, they very nearly reached 300; only Prasad could contain them.

    Something special was needed in India's reply, but their weakened line-up, still missing Azharuddin and Tendulkar, could not supply it. Ganguly played a reckless-looking shot, and Jadeja surprisingly held himself back to No. 5, after the inexperienced Khurasiya. Azhar Mahmood returned a career-best five for 38. Some Indian fans had already had enough at 48 for three in the tenth over, and started hurling water bottles on to the outfield.

    Man of the Match: Azhar Mahmood. Man of the Series: S. C. Ganguly.

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    Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Match (D/N), Cherry Blossom Sharjah Cup at Sharjah, Apr 4 2003

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...2nd-match-cherry-blossom-sharjah-cup-2002-03/

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    At Sharjah, April 4, 2003 (day/night). Pakistan won by seven wickets. Pakistan 5 pts, Sri Lanka 1 pt. Toss: Sri Lanka. One-day international debuts: Naved-ul-Hasan; H. A. P. W. Jayawardene.

    An unbroken stand of 124 in 19 overs between Yousuf Youhana and Younis Khan took Pakistan to their second successive win. However, it might have been much closer had Mubarak at longon not dropped Youhana on ten. Reprieved, Youhana and his partner ticked over at the run a ball they needed, against an attack handicapped by dew that made gripping the ball difficult. Earlier, Sangakkara finally made a century, in his 86th one-day international match, when he pushed a single from the penultimate delivery of the Sri Lankan innings. He had cantered at close to a run a ball, but the rest of Sri Lanka's batting was a let-down in the face of strong Pakistan bowling and fielding.

    Man of the Match: K. C. Sangakkara.

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    2nd Test, India tour of Pakistan at Lahore, Apr 5-8 2004

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    At Lahore, April 5, 6, 7, 8, 2004. Pakistan won by nine wickets. Toss: India.

    A Test lit up brilliantly by youth on the opening day ran a brisk but predictable course, with Pakistan emerging the deserved winners early on the fourth afternoon. It not only levelled the series, but allowed them to get back at their voluble critics, particularly ex-players; Inzamam-ul-Haq dedicated much of his post-match press conference to making the point.

    Pakistan made four changes, which worked a charm. The all-rounder Abdul Razzaq (back niggle) was replaced with Asim Kamal, a left-handed batsman who compiled an innings of character. Wicket-keeper Moin Khan (groin injury) was swapped with Kamran Akmal, who claimed six dismissals. Saqlain Mushtaq (who conceded 204 runs and played a daft shot at Multan) made way for the leg-spinner Danish Kaneria, who was effective against the lower order. And Shabbir Ahmed (shin pain) sat out for Umar Gul, whose first-day bowling set the game up for Pakistan. India brought in Agarkar for the injured Zaheer Khan.

    The pitch, hidden from the media beforehand, showed its nature when Shoaib Akhtar's first ball of the match took Chopra's edge and squirted through for four; the last ball of that over hit Chopra on the shoulder. It was instantly evident that justifying Dravid's decision to bat would be hard work, particularly during the first session when there was moisture in the surface.

    Even so, pace without guile, such as Shoaib and Mohammad Sami were dishing out, was a waste. When Gul came on in the 11th over, India were rattling along at six an over. Nine days short of his 20th birthday, Gul was a matchstick-thin seamer from Nawakheli, a village on the Afghan border and birthplace of two of history's greatest squash players, Jahangir and Jansher Khan. Young Gul's idol, however, was Narromine's Glenn McGrath. Though there was little of McGrath in his limby action - described by one observer as that of a flamingo - he showed similar command over line and length, with enough lateral movement for effect.

    In a 12-over spell either side of lunch, Gul reaped a harvest that he may be hard-pressed to better: Sehwag, Tendulkar, Laxman, Dravid and Patel. Three were coerced into nicking, the other two lbw to in-swingers. Tendulkar's dismissal was his first in four Test innings in 2004, in which he had amassed a record 497. Gul's five wickets cost a mere 31, but he bowled no further in the first innings because of cramp; his 13 overs in the second left him with a back injury that ruled him out of the Third Test.

    Gul's heroics gave 22-year-old Yuvraj Singh, entering at 94 for four, which quickly deteriorated to 147 for seven, a chance to expand his reputation for tackling crises from the one-day to the Test arena. He played a counter-attacking gem, reaching his maiden Test century in 110 balls, unfettered by the situation or the occasional swing-and-miss. Assisting Yuvraj was Pathan, the youngest of the day's young stars at 19 years five months. He made a conscientious 49 in front of his proud parents, who had travelled outside India, and by aeroplane, for the first time.

    Pakistan's task was not just to overtake India's 287, but to build enough of a lead to put their batting under pressure second time around. Inzamam, with a dutiful 118, played the main role, sharing century stands with Imran Farhat and Yousuf Youhana. Farhat himself earned a fine hundred, his second in Tests, showing better judgment than usual outside off.

    On the third morning, Pakistan lost four for 31, but Kamal shepherded the tail, particularly Shoaib, who hung about for an hour and a half, and extended the lead to 202. By the evening, the game was up for India. Chopra, Tendulkar and Laxman, bowled by a marvellous leg-cutter from Gul, all had their second failure of the match, while Dravid was run out by a fine direct hit from Farhat. It was only Dravid's third duck in 77 Tests, and he had not even faced a ball. India closed five down and still 53 behind. Sehwag remained, on a scintillating 86, but tried too hard to defend the following morning and fell for just four more. A raucous stand between Patel and Agarkar averted an innings defeat - though when the final wicket went Gul ran off the pitch, stumps in hand, before being reminded by his team-mates that they still had to bat again.

    Like Pakistan in the last Test, the Indians felt aggrieved at the umpiring. They were particularly aggrieved by Steve Bucknor, who had not endeared himself to them on the tour of Australia; here he rejected several good lbw shouts by Kumble, and reported Patel for excessive appealing, which led to a fine. India's coach, John Wright, marched into the referee's cabin to vent his feelings on the second day.

    But as Dravid pointed out, it was efficient batting and bowling, rather than lopsided umpiring, that explained why Pakistan had stormed back into the series.

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    Pakistan vs India, 3rd Match, Singer Cup at Singapore, Apr 5 1996

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    At Singapore, April 5. Pakistan won by eight wickets, their target having been revised to 187 from 33 overs. Toss: Pakistan.

    Pakistan's win brought all three teams level on points, but they joined Sri Lanka in the final on net run-rate. The heavy rain which ended India's innings probably helped Pakistan; their revised target demanded a scoring-rate guaranteed to see them through, whereas before they needed to win with overs in hand. In fact, the aggressive Aamir Sohail and Saeed Anwar put on 144 in 20 overs, with Anwar scoring 74 from 49 balls, including three sixes off Raju, and Sohail steering his team home with five overs to spare. For India, Tendulkar led the way with a 111-ball century, his seventh in one-day internationals. But he got bogged down as he neared the landmark, and so did his side. Saqlain Mushtaq bowled impressively to choke them in the closing overs.

    Man of the Match: Aamir Sohail.

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    Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Match, Cable & Wireless One Day International Series at St John's, Apr 5 2000

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    At St John's, April 5. Pakistan won by five wickets. Toss: Zimbabwe.

    Pakistan's first match of the tour ended in a comfortable victory. But Zimbabwe's third defeat gave West Indies a final berth and almost certainly meant their own elimination. Spin stifled the Zimbabweans after their openers had laid solid foundations. Arshad Khan and Mushtaq Ahmed had combined figures of two for 56 off 20 overs, while Shahid Afridi removed the dangerous Goodwin and Andy Flower. A total of 199 never looked enough, though Zimbabwe still had a chance when Pakistan were 153 for five. Afridi had blazed a forthright, run-a-ball 69, laced with five fours and three sixes, adding 68 with Inzamam-ul-Haq. But when both fell to Viljoen's left-arm spin and Yousuf Youhana was run out, Moin Khan and Abdur Razzaq steadied the nerves with an unfussy stand of 47.

    Man of the Match: Shahid Afridi.

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    Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Match, Singer-Akai Cup at Sharjah, Apr 6 1997

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/61003/scorecard/65763/pakistan-vs-zimbabwe-3rd-match/

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    At Sharjah, April 6. Pakistan won by 93 runs. Toss: Pakistan.

    Zimbabwe got only halfway to their target, capitulating with 18 overs to spare. They were all out for 94, their lowest total in one-day internationals, after their openers had made a promising start with 39. Four were run out as the Pakistani bowlers tied the batsmen down. In contrast, Pakistan had started badly, with Matambanadzo removing two of the top three for a single apiece. But first Salim Malik, then Inzamam-ul-Haq, whose 46 was easily the highest score of the match, led the recovery. Though the innings fell away again, it was to prove far too much for Zimbabwe.

    Man of the Match: Inzamam-ul-Haq.

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    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...s-pakistan-3rd-match-john-player-tri-1985-86/

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    At Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo, April 7. Pakistan won by four wickets. Toss: Pakistan. As Sri Lanka, Pakistan and New Zealand each won a match, Pakistan were adjudged champions of the Triangular Tournament by virtue of their faster run-rate.

    Man of the Match: M. D. Crowe. Man of the Tournament: Javed Miandad

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    Pakistan vs India, 3rd Match, Pepsi Asia Cup at Sharjah, Apr 7 1995

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...india-vs-pakistan-3rd-match-asia-cup-1994-95/



    Report - At Sharjah, April 7. Pakistan won by 97 runs. Toss: Pakistan. International debuts: Naeem Ashraf, Zafar Iqbal.

    Leaving their troubled cricket politics behind, Pakistan - under yet another captain, Moin Khan - secured their biggest ever win over India (in terms of runs) in 41 one-day games. Moin set India on the path to defeat by catching both openers off Aqib Javed, who added two more wickets as India struggled to 37 and finished with five for 19. Sidhu and Manjrekar rallied the innings, both reaching 50, but Manjrekar's dismissal started a terminal collapse of five wickets for 25. Pakistan had looked shaky in mid-innings, too, but Inzamam-ul-Haq and Wasim Akram, who hit 50 from 46 balls, turned them round and 91 came from their last ten overs.

    Man of the Match: Aqib Javed.

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    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...kistan-vs-sri-lanka-final-singer-cup-1995-96/



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    Toss: Sri Lanka.

    Pakistan won comprehensively despite another astonishing innings by Jayasuriya. This time he reached fifty off his 17th ball, with a six over mid-wicket, to beat Simon O'Donnell's one-day international record of 18 balls, against Sri Lanka at Sharjah in 1989-90. When Kaluwitharana was bowled in the sixth over, for nought, Jayasuriya had 66. He eventually holed out for 76 from 28 balls, having hit eight fours and five sixes. With Sri Lanka 96 for two in nine overs, chasing 216, all seemed over bar the shouting. But once Jayasuriya went, the Pakistanis stepped up the pressure and seized three more quick wickets. Saqlain Mushtaq bowled admirably, but they were assisted by the fact that all the umpiring decisions seemed to go against Sri Lanka. Ata-ur-Rehman finished the game with three wickets in five balls, including Tillekeratne to a doubtful lbw just as he was getting the innings together again. Pakistan could not have dared to think of victory with 17 overs to spare after being put in and struggling against accurate off-spin. Only Ijaz Ahmed enabled them to reach 215.

    Man of the Match: Saqlain Mushtaq. Man of the Series: S. T. Jayasuriya.

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    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...-lanka-3rd-match-standark-bank-tourn-1997-98/

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    At Kimberley, April 7. Pakistan won by four wickets. Toss: Sri Lanka.

    Pakistan batted gloriously in perfect conditions to score more than a run a ball. They had one over docked, because of their slow over-rate, but scored to 300 with six balls to spare. Inzamam-ul-Haq, who arrived after both openers fell cheaply, hit a hurricane 116 from 110 balls. His fifth century at this level included four sixes and four fours, and he was backed up by Ijaz Ahmed, who also hit four sixes, and Moin Khan. Earlier, Sri Lanka's openers punished ragged fielding and bowling in a stand of 107. Kaluwitharana scored 54 off 52 balls; oddly, he hit no boundaries, while Jayasuriya's slower 57, taking 71 balls, including seven fours and a six. De Silva and Ranatunga put on 142 to set up a total of 295, which they must have thought quite enough.

    Man of the Match: Inzamam-ul-Haq. Attendance: 7,156.

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    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/61044/scorecard/65775/england-vs-pakistan-1st-match/

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    At Sharjah, April 7 (day/night). Pakistan won by 90 runs. Toss: Pakistan.

    Pakistan steam-rollered England, who looked oddly, underprepared despite a week-long training camp in Lahore beforehand. A partnership of 145 in 22 overs between Ijaz Ahmed and Inzamam-ul-Haq enabled Pakistan to amass 323, the highest total conceded by England in a one-day international. Ijaz hit 137 in 130 balls, his tenth century at this level. Later, England had their first frightening sight of Shoaib Akhtar. Rated by his captain as the fastest bowler in the world, Shoaib struck three times in his opening burst to decide the match. England's best moments came in a beefy interlude from Flintoff, who struck four sixes in a run-a-ball 50 on his one-day debut.

    Man of the Match: Ijaz Ahmed.

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    Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 4th Match, Pepsi Asia Cup at Sharjah, Apr 8 1995

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...adesh-vs-pakistan-4th-match-asia-cup-1994-95/

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    At Sharjah, April 8. Pakistan won by six wickets. Toss: Bangladesh. International debut: Naimur Rahman.

    Pakistan beat Bangladesh with little exertion and 20 overs to spare. Wasim Akram reached the target of 152 with his second six, but the scoreboard showed only 151 so he edged another four, which did not count. On the official reckoning, he scored 30 from 25 balls, having added a rapid 45 with Inzamam-ul-Haq. Wasim also took two cheap wickets, despite a bad shoulder. He and Aamir Nazir had Bangladesh at 19 for four, though Aminul Islam and captain Akram Khan put on 72 and enabled their team to bat out time. Akram Khan even had his score increased by three, as the third umpire had seen a fielder tread on the boundary. But that only just lifted Bangladesh above three an over.

    Man of the Match: Wasim Akram.


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    Pakistan vs India, 2nd Match (D/N), Coca-Cola Cup at Sharjah, Apr 8 1999

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/61044/scorecard/65776/india-vs-pakistan-2nd-match/

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    At Sharjah. April 8 (day/night). Pakistan won by 116 runs. Toss: Pakistan.

    Pakistan, who had won their last seven one-day matches against India, three of them by more than 100 runs, did it again. Inzamam-ul-Haq scored 107 off 115 balls, with six fours and three sixes, and shared his second decisive partnership in two days, this time 140 with Yousuf Youhana. Without Tendulkar's inspiration, and with several players struggling against a virus, India never showed any inclination to chase a target of 280. Sensing their impotence, Wasim Akram did not even bother to use his full quota of ten overs, or that of his new-ball partner Shoaib Akhtar.

    Man of the Match: Inzamam-ul-Haq.

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    Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Match (D/N), ARY Gold Cup at Sharjah, Apr 8 2001

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/61086/scorecard/65789/pakistan-vs-sri-lanka-1st-match/

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    At Sharjah, April 8 (day/night). Pakistan won by 16 runs. Toss: Pakistan. International debut: W. C. A. Ganegama.

    Pakistan made a winning start when Saqlain Mushtaq removed the last two Sri Lankans with successive deliveries, ending their run-chase 17 short with nine balls remaining. Sri Lanka's hopes were high after 43 overs, at 201 for five, but Waqar Younis then brought himself back on and bowled three men in his first 11 balls. He had earlier trapped Jayasuriya in the first over of the innings. However, the match award went to Saeed Anwar, who had opened with 90, striking eight fours and adding 88 with Inzamam-ul-Haq. Sri Lanka's reply also featured an 88-run stand, between Kaluwitharana and Atapattu.
    Man of the Match: Saeed Anwar.

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    Pakistan vs Kenya, 6th Match (D/N), Cherry Blossom Sharjah Cup at Sharjah, Apr 8 2003

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    At Sharjah, April 8, 2003 (day/night). Pakistan won by 143 runs. Pakistan 6 pts. Toss: Pakistan.

    A pepped-up Pakistan got in the mood for the final with a crushing win. Every member of their top order got in, only to get out soon afterwards, and it took a dynamic 76 off 58 balls from Shoaib Malik to propel Pakistan to the highest score of the tournament. As Kenya dropped catches and hurled overthrows, 106 came from the final ten overs. Kenya's reply began with a comical run-out and did not improve by much. They reached exactly half of Pakistan's score, as Mohammad Sami's impressive pace and control brought four for 25, his best figures at the time. Kenya only avoided total collapse thanks to a classy half-century from Odumbe, who took 18 runs from Umar Gul's first over.

    Man of the Match: Shoaib Malik.

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    3rd Test, New Zealand tour of Pakistan at Karachi, Apr 9-14 1965

    Scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...rd-test-new-zealand-tour-of-pakistan-1964-65/

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    At Karachi, April 9, 10, 11, 13, 14. Pakistan won by eight wickets and clinched the rubber by two victories to nil, the same margin as in 1955-56. This time, both teams were favoured at first with a docile batting pitch and Reid, winning the toss, took first innings. New Zealand made two changes, Motz replacing Collinge and Congdon coming in for Dowling who had a broken finger. Pakistan kept the same side for all three tests.

    A cautious but invaluable innings by Reid was the highlight of the first day when the Pakistan bowlers did a grand job in taking seven wickets for 233. Next day, New Zealand added 52 in forty minutes. Reid batted four and a half hours for his 128 and hit three 6's and fifteen 4's. Pakistan began so sedately that they received the worst of the barracking though Saeed, 74 not out at the end of the day, played entertaining cricket. He went on to make his best score and he saved Pakistan from complete disaster after rain on the previous night, which caused a delay of eighty minutes, had changed the state of the pitch. Altogether, Saeed stayed five hours, forty minutes of his 172 which included one 6 and seventeen 4's. He and Burki put on 114 for the third wicket. Hanif declared with a lead of 22 and in the last hour New Zealand made five shaky runs for the loss of one wicket.

    Another splendid knock by Reid who hit two 6's and seven 4's while gettting 76 in three and a quarter hours was the feature of the fourth day, but New Zealand lost nine wickets for 160 and the end seemed in sight. Thereupon, Congdon, ably assisted by the stone-walling Cameron added 63.

    Pakistan, needing 202 to win in five and a half hours, were in no mood to lose time. Ilyas raced to his maiden century. At 97 he hit Morgan for four consecutive 4's and his excellent 126 came in just under three and a half hours, containing one 6 and fifteen 4's. His forceful batting delighted the large crowd and enabled Pakistan to get home thirty-five minutes before the tea interval. For New Zealand, Reid and Sinclair were the two outstanding figures of the tour.

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