SPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad: Pakistan found their best batting form of the one day cricket international series against West Indies, scoring 271 for six off 48 overs in the fourth match on Sunday.

Rameez Raja, who made an attractive 71 off 67 balls, and newcomer Moinul Atiq laid the foundation for their highest total against West Indies with an opening stand of 109 in just 17 overs, and javed Miandad scored a vigorous 59 off 56 balls.

Rameez gave the innings a flying start with a series of bold attacking strokes after Captain Imran Khan had won the toss.

He hammered 10 fours and a six off Patrick Patterson who was again hit about the Queens Park Oval where he was conceded 155 runs off 19 overs in two matches.

Miandad, playing his best innings of the series, belted Patterson for three huge sixes until the Jamaican pace man gained a measure of revenge by dismissing him with the help of a catch at long off.

West Indies lead 3-0 in the five match series.

Article extracted from this publication >> March 25, 1988