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West Indies vs England 1st ODI 1981 Article

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Read the article of West Indies vs England 1st ODI 1981 - England tour of West Indies 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between England and West Indies at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent in 04th February 1981.

Debutant Everton Mattis debut fifty before Sensational record-breaking bowling spell from Colin Croft's 6-wicket haul sets up to West Indies dramatic 2-run victory over England, despite a Ian Botham's fighting half-century and take a 1-0 lead in a low-scoring thriller of the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • West Indies' 2-run win was their joint largest victory by terms of runs in One-day internationals, jointly their narrowest 2-run win against same opponent at Melbourne in the last year.
  • Colin Croft's 6 for 15 was the best bowling figures for West Indies in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 5 for 22 held by Andy Roberts against same opponent at Adelaide in the last year and the second best bowling figures in ODIs after Gary Gilmour's 6 for 14.
  • Colin Croft became the first West Indies bowler to claimed a 6-wicket haul in One-day international cricket history and overall the second player in ODIs after Gary Gilmour.
  • West Indies' 127 was their lowest score in the completed innings in One-day internationals, previous lowest was 128 against Pakistan at Karachi in the previous year.
  • England's 125 was their fifth lowest score in the completed innings in One-day internationals and It is their worst-total against West Indies in ODIs, previous lowest was 139 at Adelaide in the last year.

West Indies scored their lowest total of 127 for all-out in 47.2 overs with top scorer by Debutant Everton Mattis - who scored 62 off 126-balls on his debut ODI match - including 4-fours.

Desmond Haynes hammered a 34 off 39-balls including 8-fours and Larry Gomes 8.

England best bowler by Graham Gooch, Graham Stevenson both takes 2-wickets, Chris Old, John Emburey, Peter Willey and Ian Botham each took one-wickets.

England scored 125 for all-out in 48.2 overs with top scorer by Ian Botham struck 60 off 108-balls including 5-fours, David Gower 23 and Graham Gooch 11.

West Indies best bowler by Colin Croft 6-15, Michael Holding took 2-wickets and one for Alvin Kallicharran - Andy Roberts.

Colin Croft named Player of the match for his sensational record-breaking bowling performance to claimed a career-best 6-wicket haul for 15-runs in 9-overs including four maidens.