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West Indies vs Australia 1st ODI 1978 Article

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Read the articles of West Indies vs Australia 1st ODI 1978 - Australia tour of West Indies 2-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Australia and West Indies at Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's, Antigua in 22nd February 1978.

Debutant Desmond Haynes' record-breaking debut 148 and Deryck Murray's half-century before Three-wicket hauls from Joel Garner and Colin Croft helped to West Indies cruising to via fastest scoring rate by 44-runs, despite a Gary Cosier's attacking 84 and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • West Indies' 44-run win was their second largest victory by terms of runs in One-day international and It is thei biggest win against Australia in ODIs. previous biggest win by 17-runs at Lord's in 1975.
  • Desmond Haynes' 148 was the highest score for West Indies in One-day international and the second highest-score in ODIs after Glenn Turner's unbeaten 181.
  • Desmond Haynes became the first West Indies batsman to score a hundred on debut ODI match and overall the second player after Dennis Amiss.
  • Desmond Haynes' 148 was the highest-score by an debutant batsman on debut ODI match, surpassing the previous record of 108 held by Dennis Amiss.
  • 126 : Desmond Haynes and Deryck Murray set up the record sixth-wicket partnership for West Indies in One-day international, previously held by the 46-run stand between Clive Lloyd and Bernard Julien against Pakistan at Birmingham in 1975 and the second highest sixth-wicket stand in ODIs.
  • West Indies' 319 was their highest score in One-day international and the fourth highest total in ODIs.

West Indies 121 to scored 313-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Debutant Desmond Haynes - who hammered a 148 off 136-balls on his debut ODI match.

Deryck Murray struck 51 off 87-balls including 3-fours and Debutant Irvine Shillingford - who scored 24 off 21-balls on his debut ODI match - including 4-fours.

Australia best bowler by Jeff Thompson claimed a career-best 4-wicket haul for 67-runs in 10-overs, Debutant Trevor Laughlin - who picked up 3-wickets on his debut ODI match.

Debutants Wayne Clark and Ian Callen both took one-wickets on their debut ODI match.

Australia scored 181-7 in 36 overs - revised target of 226 from 36-overs - due to fading light caused play halted - with top scorer by Gary Cosier blasted a 84 off 78-balls including 11-fours & a six with strike rate of 107.69.

Debutant Graeme Wood - who scored 24 off 35-balls including 4-fours and another Debutant Steve Rixon - who scored 20-runs on his debut ODI match.

West Indies best bowler by Joel Garner picked up 3-wickets for 29-runs in 8-overs, Colin Croft took three-wickets and Debutant Wayne Daniel - who took one-wicket on his debut ODI match.

Desmond Haynes named Player of the match for his debut record-breaking batting performance smashed a 148-runs knocked off facing 136-balls including 16-fours and 2-sixes with strike rate of 108.82.