Cricket: Sensational Simmons

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West Indies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214-9

Pakistan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

West Indies win by 133 runs

PHIL SIMMONS, the West Indies medium-pacer, yesterday snapped up four Pakistan wickets for just three runs in the most economical spell in one-day international history.

Simmons, more renowned as a batsman, helped send Pakistan crashing to 81 all out, giving the West Indies victory by 133 runs in their World Series Cup day-night match in Sydney.

Simmons entered the record books with his figures of 10-8-3-4, surpassing the performance of the Indian left-arm spinner, Bishen Bedi, of 12-8-6-1.

At one stage, Simmons had figures of 3 for 0 and later in his stint he conceded only two scoring shots while claiming another wicket.

Simmons, who was voted man of the match, was supported by fast bowlers Patrick Patterson, who took 2 for 19 from nine overs, and Kenneth Benjamin, with 2 for 28 from nine overs.

Pakistan were dismissed in 48 overs after the West Indies had scored 214 for 9, with Desmond Haynes hitting 96 in a 205-minute innings that included six fours.

Simmons extracted so much life from the pitch that only two scoring shots were made off his 60 deliveries - Inzamam-ul-Haq striking a two in his fourth over and Wasim Akram a single in the eighth. Simmons troubled the top order from the outset, bowling Asif Mujtaba, having Aamir Sohail caught for six and Salim Malik caught for a duck.

His fourth wicket was the captain, Javed Miandad, caught behind by Junior Murray for two. 'Javed's wicket was the most delightful of all of them,' Simmons said. 'He was the one who could still work the ball about and bring the game back into their favour.'

Pakistan, the World Cup winners, slumped to 9 for 4 in the sixth over and 14 for 5 in the 12th. But at least they avoided the ignominy of the lowest score in World Series Cup history - India's 63 against Australia in the 1980-81 tournament.

WEST INDIES

B C Lara run out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

D L Haynes b Akram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

P V Simmons c Malik b Aamir . . . . . . . . . . . .10

* R B Richardson c Akram b Mushtaq . . . . . . . . 33

C L Hooper run out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

A L Logie b Waqar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0

J C Adams lbw b Waqar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

K C G Benjamin not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

J R Murray run out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

C E L Ambrose b Waqar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0

P Patterson not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0

Extras (b4 lb9 w12 nb4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Total (for 9; 50 overs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214

Fall: 1-10 2-40 3-107 4-151 5-156 6-195 7-209 8-210 9-213.

Bowling: Aamir Sohail 10-1-38-1 (1w); Ata-Ur- Rehman 10-0-47-0 (4w 1nb); Waqar Younis 10-1- 29-3; Mushtaq Ahmed 10-0-50-1 (1w); Wasim Akram 10-0-37-1 (3nb 6w).

PAKISTAN

Amir Sohail c Benjamin b Simmons . . . . . . . .6

Rameez Raja c Lara b Patterson . . . . . . . . .0

Asif Mujtaba b Simmons . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Salim Malik c Hooper b Simmons . . . . . . . . .0

* Javed Miandad c Murray b Simmons . . . . . . .2

Inzamam-ul-Haq c Hooper b Benjamin . . . . . . 17

Wasim Akram c Richardson b Benjamin . . . . . . 7

Rashid Latif c Murray b Patterson . . . . . . . 8

Waqar Younis lbw b Hooper . . . . . . . . . . .17

Mushtaq Ahmed c Benjamin b Adams . . . . . . . 15

Ata-ur-Rehman not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0

Extras (w1 nb7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0

Total (48 overs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Fall: 1-2 2-4 3-9 4-9 5-14 6-35 7-35 8-54 9-78.

Bowling: Ambrose 10-4-19-0; Simmons 10-8-3-4; Patterson 9-2-19-2 (5nb 1w); Benjamin 9-1-28-2 (2nb); Hooper 6-2-10-1; Adams 4-2-2-1.

WEST INDIES WON BY 133 RUNS

----------------------------------------------------------------- WORLD SERIES CUP STANDINGS ----------------------------------------------------------------- P W L T Pts NR Australia 5 3 1 1 7 -0.11 West Indies 6 3 3 0 6 0.60 Pakistan 5 1 3 1 3 -0.59 ----------------------------------------------------------------- (NR = Net run rate; team's run rate per over less opponents' run rate per over.) -----------------------------------------------------------------

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