Pakistan vs India 1982/83 (Part Two)

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Mon, 24/01/2022
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Next up on the itinerary of the India team that toured Pakistan in the winter of 1982/83 was the second ODI, in Multan.

Pakistan won the toss, batted, and took full advantage by making 263/2 from their 40 overs, with Mohsin Khan and Zaheer Abbas sharing a stand of 205 for the second wicket. Mohsin made an unbeaten 117 with including a six and nine fours, while Zaheer made 118 off just 86 balls, striking four sixes and 10 fours.

That proved too much for India, who were struggling at 34/3 until Dilip Vengsarkar (37) and Sandeep Patil restored the innings. Patil, who found later support from Kapil Dev, scored 84, including three sixes. India, though, could only reach 226/7 and were beaten by 37 runs.

Then came the second Test match, in Karachi.

Pakistan again won the toss but, this time they elected to field. That decision was fully vindicated when they bowled India out for 169. The figure that would have been far lower but for Kapil, who produced some big hitting, making 73 off just 58 balls, with a six and 12 fours. Abdul Qadir took 4-67 and Imran Khan 3-19.

At 18/3 Pakistan were struggling in their reply, but Javed Miandad and Zaheer put on 110 for the fourth wicket. And after Miandad fell for 39, Zaheer and Mudassar Nazar combined, adding another 213. Zaheer made 186 and Mudassar 119. With the lower order adding useful runs as well, Pakistan were all out for 452, securing a first-innings lead of 283.

After Arun Lal fell cheaply, Sunil Gavaskar and Vengsarkar batted well in the second innings. Whilst they were at the crease, India had hopes of saving the game. But once Gavaskar fell for 42, five wickets went for just 12 runs, leaving Vengsarkar to share a stand of 83 with Madan Lal.

However, the dismissal of Vengsarkar for 79 brought a swift end to proceedings as the last two batters fell for ducks, leaving Madan stranded on 52. Khan was the wrecker-in-chief, with 8-60.

Pakistan won by an innings and 86 runs.