West Indies vs Zimbabwe 12th Match Prudential World Cup 1983 Article

Read the article of West Indies vs Zimbabwe 12th Match Prudential World Cup 1983 - Prudential World Cup 1983 tournament of the 12th ODI match first time played between Zimbabwe and West Indies at County Ground, New Road, Worcester in 13th June 1983.

Pace bowling attack from Andy Roberts and Michael Holding's combined 5-wickets before An record-breaking century by Gordon Greenidge and Larry Gomes' superb unbeaten 75 steers to West Indies registered their historic first ODI win against Zimbabwe by easy 7-wickets in the 12th match of a Prudential World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • Gordon Greenidge became the first West Indies batsman to score a century against Zimbabwe in One-day international cricket history.
  • Gordon Greenidge became the first West Indies batsman to scored two centuries in World Cup and overall the second player in World Cups after Glenn Turner.
  • Gordon Greenidge became the first West Indies batsman to hit four centuries in One-day international cricket history and overall the fourth player in ODIs after David Gower (6), Zaheer Abbas (6) and Dennis Amiss (4).
  • 195 : Gordon Greenidge and Larry Gomes set up the record third-wicket partnership in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record held by the unbeaten 190-run stand between England's Allan Lamb and Chris Tavaré against New Zealand at Sydney earlier this year, It is the third highest any-wicket stand in ODIs and the West Indies' second highest any-wicket stand in ODIs.

Gordon Greenidge struck an unbeaten 105 as the West Indies beat outsiders Zimbabwe by eight wickets to go level on eight points at the top of Group "B" with India. 

* Fast bowlers Andy Roberts, who finished with 3-36, and Michael Holding, 2-33, reduced Zimbabwe to 4-65 at Worcester. But Dave Houghton (54) and skipper Duncan Fletcher (71) lifted the side to 7-217.

* Pace bowler Peter Rawson rocked the West Indies, who won the Inaugural 1975 tournament and retained the cup in 1979, by snapping up Desmond Haynes for 'two and Viv Richards for 16.

* Gordon Greenidge 105 not out and Larry Comes, who hit 75 not out, tilted the balance with an unbeaten third-wicket partnership of 195 — a record partnership for any-wicket in World Cup history, surpassing the previous record held by the 182-run stand for the first-wicket between Australia's Rick McCosker and Alan Turner against Sri Lanka at The Oval in the inaugural 1975 World Cup.

Zimbabwe scored 217-7 in 60 overs with top scorer by Duncan Fletcher cracked a unbeaten 71 off 88-balls including 7-fours.

Dave Houghton scored 54 off 92-balls including 5-fours & a six and Gerald Peckover hit a unbeaten 16 off 21-balls included 3-fours.

West Indies best bowler by Andy Roberts picked up 3-wickets for 36-runs in 12-overs including four maidens, Michael Holding took 2-wickets and one for Larry Gomes.

West Indies chased 218-2 in 48.3 overs with top scorer by Gordon Greenidge cracked a unbeaten 105 off 147-balls - which was his 4th ODI hundred & his first century against Zimbabwe in ODIs.

Larry Gomes scored a unbeaten 75 off 128-balls including five boundaries and Viv Richards 16.

Zimbabwe best bowler by Peter Rawson took 2-wickets for 39-runs in 12-overs including a maiden.

Gordon Greenidge named Player of the match for his match-winning superb unbeaten 105-runs knocked off facing 147-balls including 5-fours and a six.



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