AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, Jan 22, Reuter: Pakistan were beaten by seven wickets by a powerful Auckland XI who bundled the tourists out for a record low 48 in a 45 over Cricket game on Sunday.

Rain delayed the start of play but when it did begin young Auckland pacer Danny Morrison soon set the match alight. In the ‘opening over he had both openers dropped in the first three balls but still managed two wickets in the over.

He had Rameez Raja caught behind off the fifth ball and then Shoaib Mohammad out first ball. Bowling with pace and extracting considerable movement, he hit Mudassar Nazar a painful blow on the thigh in his second over and next ball sent the opener’s off stump cartwheeling.

It was a position from which Pakistan never recovered, from three wickets for six Morrison had them in further trouble when John Brace well took a sharp second slip catch off Saleem Malik to have Pakistan reeling at four for 19.

Pakistan lost their last five wickets while the score was on 48, Chief Executioner was medium pacer Martin Snedden who had the figures of four wickets for seven runs off his seven overs.

The only Pakistan batsmen to look at all comfortable on a pitch which was true but seamed were Javed Miandad the sole Pakistani to reach double figures and Captain Imran Khan who was run out for six attempting to retain the strike.

Pakistan’s score was 16 runs below the previous low for any one day match in New Zealand.

Article extracted from this publication >>  January 27, 1989