England vs West Indies 2nd ODI 1980 Highlights

Watch the highlights of England vs West Indies 2nd ODI 1980 - West Indies tour of England (Prudential Trophy) 2-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between West Indies and England at Lord's, London in 30th May 1980.

Half-centuries from openers Peter Willey and Geoff Boycott and Captain Ian Botham's unbeaten 42 helped to England pulled off a remarkable three-wicket victory over World champions West Indies and level the series with 1-1 to West Indies won the Prudential Trophy with scoring run-rate in the second ODI.

WEST INDIES scored 235/9 (55 Overs) with top scorer by Desmond Haynes 50 (86) and Faoud Bacchus 40 (53)

England best bowler by Bob Willis 2/25 (10) and Vic Marks 2/44 (11)

ENGLAND chased 236/7 (54.3 Overs) with top scorer by Geoff Boycott 70 (115) and Peter Willey 56 (93)

West Indies best bowler by Michael Holding 3/28 (11) and Andy Roberts 1/42 (11)

This match article reference from AAP via SMH

England's new captain, Ian Botham, opened his powerful shoulders and blasted his side to a remarkable three-wicket, three-ball victory over the West Indies in their second one-day, 55-overs-a-side cricket international at Lords.

Though England had controlled this match almost from the outset, they were in danger of letting it slip away.

They needed 14 runs from the last 2.2 overs, a target they were by no means certain of achieving. But then Botham crashed a misconceived full-toss from his Somerset team-mate Joel Garner for a mighty six. From then on it was only a matter of when England would get the runs.

They eventually came on the fourth fall from the end when Botham cracked a high shot that easily gave his team the two runs needed for victory. 

That squared the two-match series at 1-1 following the West Indies' victory by 24 runs at Headingly, Leeds. on Thursday.

But the tourists won the Prudential Trophy because of a superior run rate over the two matches. England needed to win in 49 overs today to take the trophy.

England's opening pair of Geoff Boycott and Peter Willey had givers the side a great start with an opening stand of 135. Boycott's 70 earned him the man of the match award and Willey collected 56.

But when four men went in the space of seven overs, England's victory chances seemed to be seeping away. Botham was unimpressive when he began, but after losing partner David Gower for 12, he found his range. His innings, which finally reached 42, really took off after he struck three fours in one over off Andy Roberts.

Michael Holding was the best West Indian bowler, taking three wickets for 28 runs off his 11 overs. Earlier the West Indies had reached the respectable total of 235, being particularly hard on Botham whose 11 overs yielded 71 runs. He took just one wicket.

Desmond Haynes hit an attractive 50 while Faoud Bacchus had 40 with Collis. King added 33 late in the innings.

Gordon Greenidge player of the series for West Indies and Ian Botham for England.



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