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Australia vs England 3rd Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1979/80 Article

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Read the article of Australia vs England 3rd Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1979/80 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 3rd ODI match played between England and Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in 08th December 1979.

Half-century from Geoff Boycott before Low-order batsmen captain Mike Brearley and David Bairstow helped to England grabbed a tense three-wicket victory over Australia in a thrilling third match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Australia scored 207-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Greg Chappell 92 off 115-balls - who fell eight-run short of his century, Allan Border 29 and Kim Hughes 23.

England best bowler by Peter Willey picked up 3-wickets for 33-runs in 8-overs, Graham Dilley, Graham Gooch both took 2-wickets and one for Ian Botham - Derek Underwood.

England chased 209-7 in 49 overs with top scorer by Geoff Boycott struck 68 off 85-balls including 7-fours.

Peter Willey scored 37 off 54-balls including 2-fours, Derek Randall 28, Mike Brearley 27, David Gower 17 and David Bairstow 15 not out.

Australia best bowler by Rodney Hogg picked up 3-wickets for 26-runs in 10-overs including two maidens, Dennis Lillee took 2-wickets and one for Ray Bright.

Greg Chappell named Player of the match for his masterful 92-runs knocked off facing 115-balls including 10-fours.