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Sunday, August 25, 2019

West Indies vs New Zealand first ever Semi-final match in World Cup

Cricket Highlights - West Indies vs New Zealand first ever Semi-final match in World Cup


Prudential World Cup tournament of the 2nd Semi-final one-day international (ODI) cricket match played between West Indies vs New Zealand at The Oval in 18th June 1975 - West Indies won by 5 wickets with 119-balls remaining.

A fierce burst of fast bowling by West Indian Andy Roberts destroyed New Zealand's hopes of an upset victory.

Andy Roberts pace ended a threatening second wicket stand of 90 between New Zealand skipper Glenn Turner and Geoff Howarth.

First Glenn Turner (36) failed to get into line and was picked up low down by Rohan Kanhai at slip Then Geoff Howarth, who applied himself splendidly for 51 off 93-balls in the 27 overs gave a thin edge to wicketkeeper Deryck Murray off Andy Roberts.
West Indies vs New Zealand first ever Semi-final match in World Cup - Viv Richards
Viv Richards jumps for joy after Glenn Turner is dismissed © Associated Press

From 98-1 in the 30th over, New Zealand toppled to 158 all-out in the 53rd over, Vanburn Holder bowling the last three batsmen in the space of six balls.

West Indies fast bowler Bernard Julien picked up 4-27 in 12-overs with five maidens, Vanburn Holder took 3-30 and Andy Roberts took 18 for 2 wickets helped to New Zealand restricted to 158 for all-out.
West Indies vs New Zealand first ever Semi-final match in World Cup - Bernard Julien
Bernard Julien traps John Morrison lbw © Getty Images

While West Indies chasing, West Indies lost 8 for 1 wicket with Roy Fredericks (6) caught by Hastings off Dayle Hadlee, Then Gordon Greenidge and Alvin Kallicharran both batsmens towards to victory.

Gordon Greenidge scored a 58 off consuming 95-deliveries, He was pavilion with leg before wicket by Richard Collinge and Alvin Kallicharran 72 for caught & bowled by Richard Collinge.

Alvin Kallicharran and Gordon Greenidge built the match winning 125-run stand for second wicket partnership.
West Indies vs New Zealand first ever Semi-final match in World Cup - Alvin Kallicharran
Alvin Kallicharan top scored with 72 © PA Photos

West Indies chased the 159 for 5 in the 40.1 overs to overtake the New Zealand's total, their supporters swarming on the field to celebrate the triumph before the final run had been completed.

Alvin Kallicharran named Player of the match for his magnificent 72 off 91-deliveries including 7 fours and one six.