• Blacks Caps sneak home

    September 11, 2015
    Glenn Turner

    A dramatic collapse by Pakistan, chasing 199 for victory, gave New Zealand a narrow 1-run win in an One-Day International in 1976.

    In a 35-over game, back when overs still consisted of eight balls instead of the now six and both sides playing in white clothing, New Zealand won the toss and batted first.

    Glenn Turner scored 67 off 104 balls and Geoff Howarth chipped in with 43 to help the Black Caps reach a very competitive 198-8 in their 35 overs.

    In response Pakistan got off  to a shaky start but recovered well. They were sitting fairly comfortable and cruising along at 166-5, but a dramatic batting collapse with the end in sight derailed their chase and Pakistan succumbed to the narrowest of defeats.

    They finished on 197-9 in 35 overs after losing four wickets for just 29 runs, including two run-outs. Mushtaq Mohammad (46) and Javed Miandad (47) top scored for Pakistan.

    Picture: AP



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