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England vs West Indies 11th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1979/80 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - England vs West Indies 11th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1979/80


Watch the highlights of England vs West Indies 11th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1979/80 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 11th ODI match played between West Indies and England at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in 16th January 1980.

Half-centuries from Viv Richards, Gordon Greenidge and Alvin Kallicharran before An devastating bowling spell from Andy Roberts' record-breaking five-wicket haul and Collis King's career-best four-wicket haul gives West Indies' record 107-run victory over England and storm into the semi-final in a one-sided game of the 11th match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Match Stats :
  • West Indies' 107-run was their largest victory by terms of runs in One-day internationals, previous biggest win by 92-runs against same opponent at Lord's in the 1979 World Cup.
  • Andy Roberts' 5 for 22 was the best bowling figures for West Indies in One-day international, surpassing the previous record of 5 for 38 held by Joel Garner against same opponent at Lord's in the 1979 World Cup and the fifth best bowling figures in ODIs.
  • Andy Roberts became the third West Indies bowler to claimed a five-wicket haul in One-day internationals after Vanburn Holder and Joel Garner.
  • West Indies' 246 was their seventh highest score in One-day international and It was their second highest total against England in ODIs.
  • England's 139 was their sixth lowest score in the completed innings in One-day international and It is their worst-total against West Indies in ODIs, previous lowest was 173 at Birmingham in 1976.
  • 109 : Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards set up the record third-wicket partnership for West Indies in One-day international, previously held by the 88-run stand between Gordon Greenidge and Clive Lloyd against same opponent at Birmingham in 1976 and the West Indies' joint tenth highest any-wicket stand in ODIs.

WEST INDIES scored 246/5 (50 Overs) with top scorer by Viv Richards 88 (95) and Alvin Kallicharran 57 (73)

England best bowler by Ian Botham 2/35 (10) and Peter Willey 1/37 (10)

ENGLAND scored 139 for all-out (42.5 Overs) with top scorer by Wayne Larkins 24 (58) and David Bairstow * 23 (41)

West Indies best bowler by Andy Roberts 5/22 (10) and Collis King 4/23 (9)


This match reported by SMH Staff (Third Party Reference from SMH)


The Antiguan connection had 24,986 spectators spellbound by the majesty of their talents in the Benson and Hedges World Series Cup cricket match at the Adelaide Oval


Firstly there was Viv Richards. The acknowledged world's best batsman was unstoppable as he hammered 88 runs in a 133-minute innings. Then came fellow-Antiguan Andy Roberts. He skittled five England batsmen for 22 runs to capitalise on Richard's batting and gave the West Indies a 107-run win that put them into the Cup finals.

The England total of 139 was given some respectability when the last pair, David Bairstow and John Lever, in some spirited and reckless hitting, put on 30 in 14 minutes. But England was never really in the hunt chasing the West Indian total of 246-5. 

Captain Mike Brearley opened the innings in place of the injured Geoff Boycott and was out without scoring with the total five. England was never in the contest from that point on. Medium pace bowler Collis King took four of the first five wickets to fall at a cost of 23 runs.

Graham Gooch, who had started impressively, was bowled by the first delivery of King's opening over after which Peter Willey, having taken 50 minutes for five runs was brilliantly caught by Clive Lloyd at point.

It was ironic that Lloyd should follow this magnificent catch by dropping David Gower from the easiest of chances at mid-wicket. Gower was then three and went on to score 12. Then Wayne Larkins went to a remarkable catch by Lloyd. Larkins hit the ball high to backward point where Lloyd turned and ran with his back to the wicket to hold the catch. This left half the England side out for 68.

There were loud cheers for the luckless Derek Randall, who would not have been in the side Geoff Boycott had played. But Randall stayed to score only 16 before being bowled by man-of-the-match Roberts.

Ian Botham put some substance into the innings when he hit successive deliveries by Richards for six and four but was out when caught low down at mid-wicket by a diving Desmond Haynes.

From then on it was simply a matter of time before the West Indians wrapped up the innings. It was poetic justice that Botham should fall to a great catch. Botham's catch to dismiss Alvin Kallicharran off his own bowling was perhaps the best of the match.

Botham got in the path of a fiercely-hit Kallicharran straight drive, which he managed to knock into the air then dived low to catch the ball in one hand just above the ground.

Kallicharran (57) added 109 in 79 minutes with Richards for the third wicket but his control of the strike probably cost Richards his century.

At no stage were the England bowlers able to contain Richards as he took runs almost at will to follow scores in the Cup series of 9, 153, 62 and 85 not out.

He hit six fours and two sixes and was within sight of his century when he played a reckless shot in the 48th over and was bowled.

England needed to beat the West Indies to give Australia, who will play the West Indies in Sydney on Friday, a chance of playing off with England in the final.

The washed-out one-day match between England and the West Indies in Melbourne last Saturday meant that the prize money for that match was carried over for this match.