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Australia vs West Indies 12th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1979/80 Articles

Read the articles of Australia vs West Indies 12th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1979/80 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 12th ODI match played between West Indies and Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in 18th January 1980.


A tremendous knock from Rick McCosker's 95 and Julien Wiener's maiden half-century before Dennis Lillee and Len Pascoe's three-fors helped to Australia hard-fought 9-run victory over defending world champions West Indies in a low-scoring thriller of the 12th match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Australia scored 190 for all-out in 48.3 overs with top scorer by Rick McCosker 95 off 135-balls - who fell five-run short of his century.

Julien Wiener struck 50 off 84-balls including 4-fours and Graham Yallop 11.

West Indies best bowler by Michael Holding claimed a 4-wickets for 17-runs in 9.3-overs, Derick Parry picked up 3-wickets and Andy Roberts took 2-wickets.

West Indies scored 181 for all-out in 49.1 overs with top scorer by Alvin Kallicharran cracked a 66 off 74-balls including 3-fours.

David Murray scored 35 off consuming 98-deliveries including six boundaries and Clive Lloyd hit 34 off 52-balls included 3-fours.

Australia best bowler by Dennis Lillee picked up 3-wickets for 17-runs in 10-overs including three maidens.

Len Pascoe takes 3-wickets for 34-runs in 10-overs, Greg Chappell took 2-wickets and one for Geoff Dymock - Max Walker.

Rick McCosker named Player of the match for his tremendous batting performance to scored a career-best 95-runs knocked off facing 135-balls including four boundless.