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India vs West Indies 1st Match Prudential World Cup 1979 Highlights

Watch the highlights of India vs West Indies 1st Match Prudential World Cup 1979 - Prudential World Cup 1979 tournament of the 1st ODI match first time played between West Indies and India at Edgbaston, Birmingham in 09th June 1979.

Michael Holding's four-wickets before An unbeaten maiden century from Gordon Greenidge steers to West Indies registered their historic first ODI win against India by comfortable nine-wickets in a one-sided game of the opening match of a Prudential World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • West Indies chased 191 was their fourth highest successful run-chase in One-day internationals.
  • West Indies' nine-wicket win was their joint largest victory by terms of wickets remaining in One-day internationals, jointly their 9-wicket win against Sri Lanka at Manchester in the inaugural 1975 World Cup.
  • India's 190 was their third highest score in One-day international and It was their second highest total in World Cups.
  • Gundappa Viswanath became the first Indian batsman to score a half-century against West Indies in One-day international cricket history.
  • Gundappa Viswanath became the fourth Indian batsman to score a fifty in World Cups after Syed Abid Ali, Farokh Engineer and Sunil Gavaskar.
  • Gordon Greenidge became the second West Indies batsman to score a century in World Cups after Clive Lloyd.
  • Gordon Greenidge became the fifth West Indies batsman to score a hundred in One-day internationals.
  • Gordon Greenidge became the first West Indies batsman to score a century against India in One-day international cricket history.
  • 138 : Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes set up the record first-wicket partnership for West Indies in One-day international, previously held by the 52-run stand between Roy Fredericks and Deryck Murray against Sri Lanka at Manchester in the inaugural 1976 World Cup, It is the fourth highest first-wicket stand in ODIs and the West Indies' third highest any-wicket stand in ODIs.


India scored modest total of 190 for all-out in 53.1 overs with top scorer by Gundappa Viswanath struck 75 off 134-balls including 7-fours, Brijesh Patel (15) and Srinivas Venkataraghavan - Bishan Singh Bedi each scored 13-runs.

West Indies best bowler Michael Holding 4-33, Andy Roberts 2-32, Joel Garner, Colin Croft and Collis King each took 1-wickets

West Indies chased 194/1 in 51.3 with top scorer by Gordon Greenidge 106) not out off 173-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred.

Desmond Haynes hit 47 off consuming 99-balls including 2-fours & a six and Vivian Richards 28 not out.

India best bowler by Kapil Dev took 1-wicket for 46-runs in 10-overs including a maiden.

Gordon Greenidge named Player of the match for his match-winning magnificent career-best unbeaten 106-runs knocked off facing 173-balls including 9-fours and a six.