India vs West Indies 4th Match Prudential World Cup 1983 Article

Read the article of India vs West Indies 4th Match Prudential World Cup 1983 - Prudential World Cup 1983 tournament of the 4th ODI match played between West Indies and India at Old Trafford, Manchester in 09th - 10th June 1983.

Yashpal Sharma's superb 89 before Three-wicket hauls from Roger Binny and Ravi Shastri helped to India grab a glorious win against defending champion West Indies, despite a record-breaking fighting 71-run stand for the tenth-wicket between Andy Roberts and Joel Garner in rain-delayed reserve day used match of a Prudential World Cup.

Defending Prudential World Cup champion West Indies crashed to their first-ever defeat in the World Cup competition when India beat them by 34 runs at Old Trafford.

West Indies, needing 263 to win were all out for 228 in 54.1 of their 60 overs after a fighting record-breaking last-wicket stand of 71 by Andy Roberts and Joel Garner had provided an unexpected final twist to a compelling match.

India's victory was only their second world cup match win - previous victory was against East Africa in the inaugural 1975 World Cup and was almost as stunning as Zimbabwe's 13-run win against the odds over Australia yesterday.

The downfall of Clive Lloyd team unbeaten in 10 previous world cup games, indicated they might have to battle harder than anticipated to complete a trophy hat-trick after winning the first tournament and retaining the trophy in 1979.

West Indies resumed the group B match this morning at 67 for two from 22 overs in reply to India's 262-8 after a rain-delayed start prevented a finish yesterday.

India struck a crucial blow by swiftly snapping up Viv Richards. He increased his overnight 11 to 17 and then tried to steer a delivery from medium-pacer Roger Binny down to third man and was caught by wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani.

Faoud Bacchus, on four overnight reached 14 before he drove wildly at Paceman Madan Lal and was bowled to make West Indies 96 for 4.

Clive Lloyd and Jeff Dujon struggled to make headway as Roger Binny and Madan Lal both made the ball swing in humid conditions, And Roger Binny struck again when he had Jeff Dujon caught by Balwinder Sandhu at deep mid-off for seven.

West Indies were reeling on 107 for 5 and India tightened their grip when three more wickets tumbled in two overs to make the score 130 for 8.

Larry Gomes was run out for eight as he and Clive Lloyd rashly attempted a third run to Sandhu at third man, Malcolm Marshall was stumped by Kirmani, off Ravi Shastri in the same over while Binny bowled Lloyd for 25 in the next.

India scored 262-8 in 60 overs with top scorer by Yashpal Sharma cracked a 89 off 120-balls including 9-fours.

Sandeep Patil scored 36 off 52-balls, Roger Binny 27, Madan Lal 21 not out, Mohinder Amarnath 21 and Sunil Gavaskar 19.

West Indies best bowler by Michael Holding, Larry Gomes, Malcolm Marshall each took 2-wickets and one for Joel Garner.

West Indies scored 228 for all-out in 54.1 overs with top scorer by Joel Garner blasted a 37 off 29-balls including a six with strike rate of 127.58.

Andy Roberts cracked a unbeaten 37 off 58-balls, Clive Lloyd scored 25 off 38-balls, Desmond Haynes, Gordon Greenidge each scored 24-runs and Viv Richards 17.

India best bowler by Ravi Shastri picked up 3-wickets for 26-runs in 5.1-overs, Roger Binny took 3-wickets in 12-overs including a maiden, Madan Lal and Balwinder Sandhu both took one-wickets.

Yashpal Sharma named Player of the match for his superb batting performance to scored a 89-runs knocked off facing 120-balls including 9-fours.



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