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England vs West Indies 1st ODI 1973 Article

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Read the articles of England vs West Indies 1st ODI 1973 - West Indies tour of England (Prudential Trophy) 2-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match first time played between West Indies and England at Headingley, Leeds in 05th September 1973.

Spearheaded by newly-elected captain Mike Denness' captaincy debut half-century and Tony Greig's superb 48 helped to England registered their historic first ODI win over Debutants West Indies by tense one-wicket and take a 1-0 lead in a low-scoring thriller of the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • England chased 182 was their second highest successful run-chase in One-day internationals.
  • West Indies' 181 was the eighth lowest score in One-day internationals.
  • Rohan Kanhai became the first player to captain for West Indies in One-day internationals.
  • Mike Denness captained England for the first time in his debut ODI match. He became the third player to captain for England in a ODI after Ray Illingworth and Brian Close.
  • Mike Denness became the third England batsman to score a fifty or more runs on debut ODI match.
  • Rohan Kanhai became the first captain to score a fifty on debut ODI match.
  • Rohan Kanhai became the first West Indies batsman to score a fifty in One-day international cricket history.
  • Mike Denness became the first England captain to score a fifty on debut ODI match and overall the second captain after Rohan Kanhai

West Indies scored 181 for all-out in 54 overs with top scorer by Rohan Kanhai struck 55 off 75-balls including 5-fours & a six.

Clive Lloyd cracked a 31 off 32-balls including 2-fours & a six, Alvin Kallicharran scored 26 off consuming 68-balls including three boundaries, Maurice Foster hit 25 off consumed 62 deliveries included four-fours.

England best bowler by Derek Underwood picked up 3-wickets for 33-runs in 11-overs including two maidens, Debutant Chris Old - who took 3-wickets on his debut ODI match.

Debutant Bob Willis - who took 2-wickets on his debut ODI-match and another Debutant Mike Hendricks - who took one-wicket on his debut ODI match.

England chased 182-9 in 54.3 overs with top scorer by Debutant Mike Denness - who scored 66-runs on his debut ODI, Tony Greig 48 off 54-balls - who fell two-run short of his half-century - including 4-fours.

Debutant Mike Smith - who scored 31 off consuming 71-balls on his debut ODI match - including two boundaries.

West Indies best bowler by Vanburn Holder, Keith Boyce, Bernard Julien each took 2-wickets and one for Lance Gibbs - Garry Sobers.

Mike Denness named Player of the match for his match-winning captainy knock of scoring 66 off 117-balls including 6-fours.