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Australia vs England 1st Match Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket 1985 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Australia vs England 1st Match Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket 1985


Watch the highlights of Australia vs England 1st Match Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket 1985 - Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket one-day international tournament of the 1st ODI match played between England and Australia at Melbourne in 17th February 1985.

Three-wicket hauls from Geoff Lawson and Craig McDermott before An unbeaten half-centuries from Robbie Kerr and Dean Jones steers to Australia thumping seven-wicket victory over England in the opening match of a Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket.

* The first ODI played under lights at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

* Australia were fined £440 for bowling only 49 of the 50 overs expected of them before six o'clock.

* 157* : Robbie Kerr and Dean Jones set up the record fourth wicket partnership in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record held by the 150-run stand between Allan Border and Kim Hughes against West Indies in the last year.

England scored 214-8 in the allotted 49 overs with top scorer by Allan Lamb cracked a run-a-ball 53-runs including 3-fours.

Mike Gatting scored 34 off 54-balls without a boundary, Paul Downtown 27, Graeme Fowler 26, Vic Marks 24 and Phil Edmonds 20.

Australia best bowler by Geoff Lawson picked up 3-wickets for 31-runs in 10-overs including three maidens, Craig McDermott takes 3-wickets for 39-runs in 10-overs, Simon O'Donnell and Rod McCurdy both took one-wickets.

Australia chased 215-3 in 45.2 overs with top scorer by Robbie Kerr 87 not out, Dean Jones cracked a unbeaten 78 off 94-balls including 8-fours Kepler Wessels hit 39 off 50-balls included 5-fours.

England best bowler by Vic Marks and Richard Ellison both took one-wickets.

Robbie Kerr named Player of the match for his match-winning unbeaten 87-runs knocked off facing 126-balls including five boundaries.

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