Australia vs England Only ODI Match in 1974 Article

Read the article of Australia vs England Only ODI 1974 - England tour of Australia - New year first day first one-day international cricket match played between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne in 01st January 1974.

This match reported by Brian Mossop (Third Party Reference from SMH)

Australia's batsmen Greg Chappell was the villain as England comfortably beat Australia by 3 wickets in the light-hearted one-off one-day international cricket match at Melbourne.

For Greg Chappell, after warning Brian Luckhurst about his over-enthusiastic backing-up, ran out the England batsmen when he repeated the mistake.

After five days of tense Test cricket match, this 40-overs match was never destined to become a serious win at all costs affairs.

But tension crept in after Brian Luckhurst was given out, Running up to bowl the sixth delivery of his hand and dislodged the bails in a round-arm motion as Brian Luckhurst advanced down the wicket.

Umpire Tom Brooks called over square leg umpire Robin Bailhache to discuss the appeal and then spoke briefly to Australian captain Ian Chappell before giving Brian Luckhurst out.

At the beginning of his over Greg Chappell had stopped and issued a warning to Brian Luckhurst.

In this day's Match incident was a repetition of England off-spinner Fred Titmus warning to Australian opening batsman Wally Edwards for backing up too far in the third Test match.

And the run-out although seemingly frivolous will serve as a timely warning to other players not to make the same mistake in the coming Tests.

England whose bread and butter cricket is limited-40-over play and England chased with 191 for 7 in the 38th over in reply to Australia's 190 to start off the New Year on the right note.

England captain Mike Denness started the happily by winning the for the first time since the game against New South Wales (NSW) in Sydney nearly seven weeks ago that occasion.

Ian Chappell scored a delightful 42 off 49 deliveries including 6 fours and Greg Chappell smashed a 44 off facing 50 deliveries with three fours.

Greg Chappell was starred for Australia in a rapid 54-run stand after Australia openers Ian Redpath (2) and Wally Edwards (2) were dismissed with only 11 on the board.

Australia's runs came in 191 minutes off 34.5 overs and England replied in 193 minutes off 37.1 overs, England bowler Chris Old took 4 wickets, Geoff Arnold and Tony Greig both took 2-2 wickets.

England opening batsman Dennis Amiss set England in hot pursuit of the runs with a powerful knock of 47 off facing 54-deliveries including 6 fours and earned him the $100 man of the side award along with Ian Chappell.

David Lloyd played test innings knock 49 off consumed 95-balls including five boundaries and Keith Fletcher played fabulous (31) were England's other notable scores as despite the succession of falling wickets.

The tourists England moved towards the $1200 winners prize money.

This modified Article reference from (T.S.M.H) Author by Brian Mossop



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