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Australia vs Canada 11th Match Prudential World Cup 1979 Article

Cricket Article - Australia vs Canada 11th Match Prudential World Cup 1979


Read the article of Australia vs Canada 11th Match Prudential World Cup 1979 - Prudential World Cup 1979 tournament of the 11th ODI match first time played between Canada and Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham in 16th June 1979.


Alan Hurst's maiden five-wicket haul sets up to Australia registered their historic first ODI win against Canada by consolation 7-wickets in a one-sided game of the 11th match of a Prudential World Cup.

Canada scored 105 for all-out in 33.2 overs with top scorer by John Vaughan (29), Glenroy Sealy (25) and Christopher Chappell (19).

Australia best bowler by Alan Hurst 5-21, Graeme Porter 2-13, Gary Cosier 2-17 and Geoff Dymock 1-17.

Australia chased 106/3 in 26 overs with top scorer by Kim Hughes (27), Alan Border (25) and Andrew Hilditch (24).

Canada best bowler by Cornelius Henry 2-27 and John Valentine 1-28.


At Birmingham, the thousand or so stout folk who bothered to go to Edgbaston were treated to one of cricket's rarer sights.

A Canadian opening batsman named Glenroy Ricardo Sealy 39, had the impudence to strike Australian fast bowler Rodney Hogg for four successive fours in the first over.

A hook, two lusty pulls and a flick to fine leg gave the Canadians an undreamed of start to the Croup B consolation match.

But in fairness, Hogg did not look to have recovered from the bronchial infection which kept him out of the game against Pakistan last Wednesday. No matter that Australia won by seven wickets - Sealy will carry the memory of his feat to the grave.

He hit Hogg out of the attack. No wicket for 26 off two overs was enough to convince captain Kim Hughes that Hogg had enough and the big man retreated moodily to third man and scarcely touched the ball again.

Sealy, who was born in Barbados, propelled Canada to 33-0 in three overs. He and Chris Chappell put on 44 in even time for the first wicket before some logic entered the game.

John Vaughan, another Barbadian, helped himself to 29 of Canada's 105 in 33.2 avers.

Alan Hurst bowled well on the flat Edgbaston wicket. The batsmen were often not good enough to get a touch as he broke deliveries away from off stump. But Hurst still took 5-21 off 10 overs and collected the $A185 man-of-the-match cheque.

Graeme Porter confirmed the promise he had shown at Trent Bridge with a tidy display of swing bowling which yielded 13-2 off six overs.

Gary Cosier, with memories of his 5-18 against England when he last played here two years ago, chipped in with two wickets. Three top wickets were fair reward for the Canadians as the Australians net about finishing the game in about 90 minutes.

Alan Hurst named Player of the match for his brilliant bowling performance to claimed a career-best 5-wicket haul for 21-runs in 10-overs including three maidens.