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England vs Australia 1st ODI 1972 Article

Read the articles of England vs Australia 1st ODI 1972 - Australia tour of England (Prudential Trophy) 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Australia and England at Old Trafford, Manchester in 24th August 1972

Dennis Amiss plays a shot off Ashley Mallett © PA Photos/Getty Images

Sensational Dennis Amiss's historic debut century and Keith Fletcher's maiden half-century steers to England registered their first-ever ODI win over Australia and take a 1-0 lead in the first One-day international.

Match Stats :
  • England chased 223 was the highest successful run-chase in One-day international cricket history, previous highest chase was 191 by Australia against England at Melbourne in the first-ever ODI in 1971.
  • Dennis Amiss became the first batsman to score a hundred in One-day international cricket history.
  • Dennis Amiss became the first player to scored a hundred on debut ODI match in One-day international cricket history.
  • Dennis Amiss' 103 was the highest score in One-day internationals, surpassing the previous record of 82 held by John Edrich against Australia at Melbourne in the first-ever ODI-match.
  • Dennis Amiss became the second player to win the Man-of-the-match award on debut ODI match after John Edrich.
  • Ross Edwards became the second Australian batsman to score a fifty in One-day internationals after Ian Chappell.
  • Keith Fletcher became the third England player to scored a fifty or more runs in One-day internationals after Dennis Amiss (103) and John Edrich (82).
  • England's 226 was the highest score in One-day internationals.
  • Australia's 222 was the second highest score in One-day internationals, previous highest was 191 against England at Melbourne in the first-ever ODI match.
  • 125 : Dennis Amiss and Keith Fletcher set up the record any-wicket partnership in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record held by the 66-run stand between John Edrich and Keith Fletcher against Australia at Melbourne in the first-ever ODI-match.
  • Brian Close captained England for the first time in his debut ODI match. He became the second debut player to captain for England in a ODI after Ray Illingworth
  • Brian Close became the second player to captain for England in a One-day international cricket history.


Australia scored 222-8 in 55 overs with top scorer by Ross Edwards struck 57 off 84-balls including 6-fours.

Ian Chappell cracked a 53 off 75-balls including 5-fours, Greg Chappell struck 40 off 66-balls included 3-fours and Keith Stackpole scored 37 off 62-balls including 6-fours.

England best bowler by Debutant Bob Woolmer - who took 3-wickets for 33-runs on his debut ODI match in 10-overs including a maiden, Geoff Arnold took 2-wickets and one for John Snow - Tony Greig.

England chased 226-4 in 49.1 overs with top scorer by Debutant Dennis Amiss - who scored 103 off 134-balls on his debut ODI match in cricket history.

Keith Fletcher struck 60 off 76-balls including 8-fours, Geoff Boycott scored 25 off 38-balls included 3-fours and John Hampshire hit 25 off 41-balls including 5-fours.

Australia best bowler by Debutant Graeme Watson - who took 2-wickets on his debut ODI match and Debutant Bob Massie - who took one-wicket on his debut ODI-match.

Dennis Amiss named Player of the match for record-breaking debut 103-runs knocked off facing 134-balls including 9-fours.