KINGSTON Jamaica, West Indies, sparked by Gus Logie’s first century in one day internationals, beat Pakistan by a comfortable margin of 47 runs on Saturday in the first of their five limited overs matches.
Logie, named Man of the Match, hit a superb 109 not out and Richie Richardson, who made a forceful 84, propelled the West Indies to 241 for four from 46 overs.
Fast bowler Curtley Ambrose took four for 39 in an outstanding debut, including a wicket each in his first two ‘overs, to help hold Pakistan to 194 for seven off 46 overs.
Logie and Richardson turned the West Indies innings around after Pakistan Captain Imran Khan, who won the toss, had removed openers Desmond Haynes and Phil Simmons.
Richardson was bowled by Salim Jaffer in the 42nd over. He faced 125 balls and hit six fours.
Logie faced 119 balls and struck 10 fours. His previous one day scoring, record was 88 against Australia in 1984.
Pakistan’s openers were parted in the second over of the innings, Ramez Raja tried to hook Amrose’s third ball and the ball flew off the under edge on to the stumps with the score on seven.
The visiting team’s best batsman Javed Miandad added 47 for the third wicket with Salim Malik and 55 for the fourth with Ejaz Ahmed but the run rate was never the required 5.2 an over.
Article extracted from this publication >> March 18, 1988