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West Indies vs Sri Lanka 4th Match Prudential World Cup 1975 Article

Read the article of West Indies vs Sri Lanka 4th Match Prudential World Cup 1975 - Prudential World Cup tournament of the 4th ODI match match played between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester in 07th June 1975.

Bernard Julien's four-wicket haul, Keith Boyce and Andy Robert's combined 5-wickets sets up to West Indies easy nine-wicket victory over Debutants Sri Lanka in a one-sided game of the fourth match of a Prudential World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • West Indies chased 87 was the second lowest successful run-chase in One-day internationals.
  • Sri Lanka's 86 was the second lowest score in One-day internationals.
  • Bernard Julien's 4 for 20 was the second best bowling figures in One-day internationals after Dennis Lillee's 5 for 34.
  • Anura Tennekoon captained Sri Lanka for the first time in his debut ODI match. He became the first debut player to captain for Sri Lanka in a ODI after Ray Illingworth
  • Anura Tennekoon became the second player to captain for Sri Lanka in a One-day international cricket history.

Sri Lanka scored 86 for all-out in 37.2 overs with top scorer by Somachandra De Silva 21 (54) and Michael Tissera 14 (35)

West Indies best bowler by Bernard Julien 4/20 (12) and Keith Boyce 3/22 (8)

West Indies chased 87-1 in 20.4 overs with top scorer by Roy Fredericks 33 (38) and Deryck Murray* 30 (50)

Sri Lanka best bowler by Somachandra De Silva 1/33 (8)


( The star-studded West Indian team made short work of Sri Lanka in their Group B match.

West Indies chasing 87 in 21-overs to clinch a nine-wicket victory with 236 balls remaining, which was West Indies's first ever World Cup match win in one-day cricket.

West Indies lost only one wicket with opener Roy Fredericks, whose scored a 33 with facing 38-balls.

while overtaking Sri Lanka's total of 86, Roy Fredericks and Deryck Murray played match winning partnership of 52-run stand for first wicket then remaining unbeaten 25-run added by Deryck Murray and Alvin Kallicharran.

Deryck Murray scored a unbeaten 30 off consuming 50 deliveries included two fours and one six and Alvin Kallicharran added unbeaten 19 off 37-ball with two fours.

Sri Lanka put in to bat was in desperate straits from the fourth over when Bernard Julien had both Ranjit Fernando and Sri Lanka skipper Anura Tennekoon caught at the wicket with the total at five.

Anura Tennekoon, who was Sri Lanka's first ever one-day captain.

The other West Indian speed merchants quickly joined in the wicket-taking and nine were out for 58.

Somachandra De Silva held up the Caribbean assault until lunch and was last out for 21, after a 10th wicket stand of 28 with Lalith Kaluperuma.

De Silva also struck the only blow for Sri Lanka when the West Indians batted, getting Roy Fredericks caught out in the covers with the score 52. 

West Indies bowler Bernard Julien picked up four wickets at a considered of 20 runs, Keith Boyce took three for 22 and Sir Andy Roberts took two wickets for 16-runs with five maiden overs.

Bernard Julien named Player of the match for his brilliant spell 4-22. )