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Monday, August 19, 2019

Sri Lanka's first ever ODI match in Cricket History

Cricket Articles - Sri Lanka's first ever ODI match in Cricket History



World Cup Tournament 4th ODI match, Sri Lanka played their first ever one-day international cricket match played against West Indies, also both teams played their first ever World Cup match at Old Trafford in 07th June 1975.

The star-studded West Indian team made short work of Sri Lanka in their Group B match.

West Indies chasing 87 in 21-overs to clinch a nine-wicket victory with 236 balls remaining, which was West Indies's first ever World Cup match win in one-day cricket.

West Indies lost only one wicket with opener Roy Fredericks, whose scored a 33 with facing 38-balls.

while overtaking Sri Lanka's total of 86, Roy Fredericks and Deryck Murray played match winning partnership of 52-run stand for first wicket then remaining unbeaten 25-run added by Deryck Murray and Alvin Kallicharran.

Deryck Murray scored a unbeaten 30 off consuming 50 deliveries included two fours and one six and Alvin Kallicharran added unbeaten 19 off 37-ball with two fours.

Sri Lanka put in to bat was in desperate straits from the fourth over when Bernard Julien had both Ranjit Fernando and Sri Lanka skipper Anura Tennekoon caught at the wicket with the total at five.

Anura Tennekoon, who was Sri Lanka's first ever one-day captain.

The other West Indian speed merchants quickly joined in the wicket-taking and nine were out for 58.

Somachandra De Silva held up the Caribbean assault until lunch and was last out for 21, after a 10th wicket stand of 28 with Lalith Kaluperuma.

De Silva also struck the only blow for Sri Lanka when the West Indians batted, getting Roy Fredericks caught out in the covers with the score 52.

West Indies bowler Bernard Julien picked up four wickets at a considered of 20 runs, Keith Boyce took three for 22 and Sir Andy Roberts took two wickets for 16-runs with five maiden overs.

Bernard Julien named Player of the match for his brilliant spell 4-22.