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1986 Austral-Asia Cup

The 1986 Austral-Asia Cup was held in Sharjah, UAE, between April 10–18, 1986. Five national teams took part: Australia, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

1986 Austral-Asia Cup
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Knock-out
Host(s) United Arab Emirates
Champions Pakistan (1st title)
Runners-up India
Participants5
Matches played5
Player of the seriesIndia SM Gavaskar
Most runsIndia SM Gavaskar (163)
Most wicketsPakistan Wasim Akram (7)

The 1986 Austral-Asia Cup was a knock-out tournament. Sri Lanka qualified automatically for the semi-finals by virtue of winning the 1986 Asia Cup. Despite losing their first-round match, New Zealand qualified for the semi-finals as the first-round loser with the lesser margin of defeat.

Pakistan won the tournament, defeating India in the final, and won US$40,000.

The tournament was played for the joint benefit of Vijay Hazare, Dilip Vengsarkar, Javed Miandad and Wazir Mohammad.[1]

MatchesEdit

First Round Semi-Finals Final
     
          Sri Lanka 205/9  
  New Zealand 132/8       India 206/7  
  India 134/7         India 245/7
  Australia 202/7         Pakistan 248/9
  Pakistan 206/2       New Zealand 64 all out
          Pakistan 66/0    
     

First RoundEdit

10 April 1986
Scorecard
New Zealand  
132/8 (44 overs)
v
  India
134/7 (41.4 overs)
JJ Crowe 36* (56)
Maninder Singh 3/23 (9 overs)
CS Pandit 33* (34)
EJ Chatfield 3/14 (9 overs)
  India won by 3 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: DM Archer (WIN) and AJ Gaynor (WIN)
Player of the match: EJ Chatfield (NZ)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced to 44 overs per side.
  • CS Pandit (IND) made his ODI debut.

11 April 1986
Scorecard
Australia  
202/7 (50 overs)
v
  Pakistan
206/2 (49.1 overs)
GM Ritchie 60* (72)
Tauseef Ahmed 2/19 (10 overs)
Mudassar Nazar 95 (140)
RJ Bright 1/28 (10 overs)
  Pakistan won by 8 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: DM Archer (WIN) and AJ Gaynor (WIN)
Player of the match: Mudassar Nazar (PAK)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

Semi-FinalsEdit

13 April 1986
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
205/9 (50 overs)
v
  India
206/7 (49.1 overs)
AP Gurusinha 68 (113)
C Sharma 3/35 (9 overs)
SM Gavaskar 71 (109)
ALF de Mel 3/40 (10 overs)
SD Anurasiri 3/40 (10 overs)
  India won by 3 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: DM Archer (WIN) and AJ Gaynor (WIN)
Player of the match: SM Gavaskar (IND)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.

15 April 1986
Scorecard
New Zealand  
64 (35.5 overs)
v
  Pakistan
66/0 (22.4 overs)
EJ Gray 17 (75)
Abdul Qadir 4/9 (10 overs)
Mohsin Khan 34* (69)
  Pakistan won by 10 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: DM Archer (WIN) and AJ Gaynor (WIN)
Player of the match: Abdul Qadir (PAK)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • New Zealand qualified for the semi-final by losing their first-round match by a lesser margin than Australia.

FinalEdit

18 April 1986
Scorecard
India  
245/7 (50 overs)
v
  Pakistan
248/9 (50 overs)
SM Gavaskar 92 (134)
Wasim Akram 3/42 (10 overs)
Javed Miandad 116* (114)
C Sharma 3/51 (9 overs)
  Pakistan won by 1 wicket
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: DM Archer (WIN) and AJ Gaynor (WIN)
Player of the match: Javed Miandad (PAK)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to field.
  • Attendance: 20,000.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Frindall 1997, pp. 192-194.
  2. ^ Frindall 1997, p. 194.
  • Cricinfo tournament page
  • Cricket Archive tournament page
  • Frindall, Bill (1997). Limited-Overs International Cricket – The Complete Record. Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 0-7472-1173-6.
  • Ahmed, Qamar (1987). "Austral-Asia Cup, 1985-86". In Wright, Graeme (ed.). Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1987. John Wisden & Co Ltd. pp. 1026–1029. ISBN 9780947766085.