West Indies vs India 1st ODI 1983 Article

Read the article of West Indies vs India 1st ODI 1983 - India tour of West Indies 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between India and West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad in 09th March 1983.

Openers Desmond Haynes' brilliant 97 and Gordon Greenidge's superb half-century before Larry Gomes and Andy Roberts' combined 5-wickets helped to West Indies comfortable 52-run victory over India and take a 1-0 lead in a most dramatic incident-affected game of the first ODI.

A Pitch that was too damp for a Punctual start and A severe earth tremors, which shook the tall steel-girdered terraces - which was the most dramatic incident of a One-day international cricket and the match was reduced to 38.5 overs per a side.

West Indies scored 214-4 in 38.5 overs with top scorer by Desmond Haynes hit 97 off 104-balls - who fell three-run short of his century - including 12-fours.

Gordon Greenidge struck 66 off 75-balls including 4-sixes & 4-fours, Viv Richards scored 32 off 38-balls included 4-fours.

India best bowler by Kapil Dev took 2-wickets and one for Mohinder Amarnath - Maninder Singh.

India scored 163-7 in the alloted 39 overs with top scorer by Dilip Vengsarkar hit 27 off 26-balls including one-six & a four.

Mohinder Amarnath scored 27 off 33-balls including a boundary, Sunil Gavaskar cracked a 25 off 59-balls included 3-fours.

Anshuman Gaekwad scored 22 off consuming 52-balls including two boundaries and Ashok Malhotra scored 21 off 14-balls including 3-fours.

West Indies best bowler by Larry Gomes picked up 3-wickets, Andy Roberts took 2-wickets and one for Joel Garner.

Desmond Haynes named Player of the match for his brilliant 97-runs knocked off facing 104-balls including 12-fours.



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