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India vs East Africa 6th Match Prudential World Cup 1975 Article

Cricket Article - India vs East Africa 6th Match Prudential World Cup 1975


Read the artcle of India vs East Africa 6th Match Prudential World Cup 1975 - Prudential World Cup tournament of the 6th ODI match first time match played between East Africa and India at Headingley, Leeds in 11th June 1975.

Three-wicket hauls from Madan Lal, Syed Abid Ali, Mohinder Amarnath's each two wickets and An superb economical spell from Bishan Bedi before An unbeaten half-centuries from Sunil Gavaskar and Farok Engineer steers to India registered their historic first-ever ODI win over East Africa in a one-sided game of the sixth match of a Prudential World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • ( 12-8-6-1 ) - Bishan Bedi's economy rate of 0.50 was the best economical figures in One-day international cricket history (minimum of 10 or more overs), previous best of 0.83 by Richard Hadlee ( 12-6-10 ) against East Africa at Birmingham in this tournament.
  • Sunil Gavaskar became the fourth Indian batsman to score a fifty in One-day internationals.
  • Farokh Engineer became the fifth Indian batsman to score a fifty in One-day internationals.

India registered their first-ever One-day international match win in World Cup against East Africa at Headingley, Leeds in 11th June 1975.

East Africa scored 120 for all-out in 55.3 overs with top scorer by Jawahir Shah 37 (84) and Ramesh Sethi 23 (80)

India best bowler by Madan Lal 3/15 (9.3) and Syed Abid Ali 2/22 (12)

India chased 123-0 in 29.5 overs with top scorer by Sunil Gavaskar* 65 (86) and Farokh Engineer* 54 (93)

India crushed East Africa by 10 wickets in their allotted 60-over World Cup Group B of the 6th match.

The East Africans hopelessly outclassed they were bowled out for 120 in 55 overs, their top scorer by Jawahir Shah 37 off consuming 84 deliveries including five boundaries and Ramesh Sethi 23 off facing 80-balls.

India bowler Madan Lal returned the best bowling figures of three for 15, Syed Abid Ali took two for 22 with five maiden overs and Mahinder Amarnath took two for 39.

India had no trouble in reaching the victory target with openers Sunil Gavaskar scored 65 off facing 86 deliveries included nine boundaries.

Sunil Gavaskar, who was India's first ever batsman scored a fifty in World Cup and Farokh Engineer scored 54 off consuming 93 deliveries included 9 boundaries.

Sunil Gavaskar and Farokh Engineer combining in an unbroken stand of 123 in 80 minutes in the 29.3 overs.

Farokh Engineer named Player of the match for his outstanding batting and fielding performance.

India lost by 202-runs against England in their previous match and East Africa went down by 181-runs against New Zealand.