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England vs West Indies 1st ODI 1980 Article

Read the article of England vs West Indies 1st ODI 1980 - West Indies tour of England (Prudential Trophy) 2-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between West Indies and England at Headingley, Leeds in 28th - 29th May 1980.


Gordon Greenidge's half-century and Bowlers attack helped to West Indies comprehensive 24-run victory over England, despite a fighting knock from Debutant Chris Tavare's unbeaten 82 and take a 1-0 lead in a rain-hit reserve day used game of the first ODI.

WEST INDIES scored 198 for all-out (55 Overs) with top scorer by Gordon Greenidge 78 (147) and Clive Lloyd 21 (23)

England best bowler by Chris Old 2/12 (11) and Ian Botham 2/45 (11)

ENGLAND scored 174 for all-out (51.2 Overs) with top scorer by  Chris Tavare* 82 (129) and Ian Botham
30 (22)

West Indies best bowler by Malcolm Marshall 3/28 (11) and Michael Holding 2/16 (9)


England newcomer Chris Tavare has given his country's selectors • their only real consolation in the 55-over Prudential Trophy match lost to the West Indies at Headingley, Leeds.

Chris Tavare, 25, the Kent player who graduated from university cricket, was left to hold his side together when new skipper, Ian Botham, was dismissed after scoring a bold 30.

Tavare, having played second fiddle to Ian Botham, then took over, pushing his run rate up to reach 50 off 97 balls in 120 minutes — a worthy initiation to international cricket, particularly against the West Indies pace.

He finished with 82 no, and won the man of the match trophy in the process. England went to lunch at 138-7 in reply to the Indies' 198, but on the resumption the tourists needed only another 6.2 overs to wrap up the match. England was all out for 174.

West Indies bowling horrors went to Malcolm Marshall, with 3/28, and Michael Holding, 2/16. The second and last Prudential Trophy game will be played at Lord's.