Australia vs West Indies 1st Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1984 Article

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Viv Richards and Clive Lloyd's fifties before Bowlers attack helped to West Indies comprehensive 27-run victory over Australia, despite a Allan Border's unbeaten 84 in the opening match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

West Indies scored 221-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Clive Lloyd cracked a 65 off 78-balls including 8-fours.

Viv Richards hit 53 off 62-balls including 6-fours, Eldine Baptiste 28 not out, Larry Gomes 21 and Desmond Haynes 17.

Australia best bowler by Rodney Hogg picked up 3-wickets for 29-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Carl Rackemann, John Maguire and Greg Matthews each took one-wickets.

Australia scored 194 for all-out in 46 overs with top scorer by Allan Border hit a unbeaten 84 off 109-balls including 3-fours.

 Rod Marsh scored 31 off 56-balls including 2-fours and Rodney Hogg 18.

West Indies best bowler by Malcolm Marshall takes 2-wickets, Wayne Daniel, Viv Richards, Joel Garner and Eldine Baptiste each took one-wickets.

Viv Richards named Player of the match for his all-round performance to took 1-wicket for 24-runs in 6-overs including a maiden after scoring a brilliant 53 off 62-balls included 6-fours.

This match reported by Alan Shiell (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

West Indies beat Australia by 27 runs with
four overs to spare in the first match of the
World Series Cup limited over competition at the
Melbourne Cricket ground

Watched by a crowd of 72,610, the West Indies, who chose to bat first on a slow pitch, scored 221 for seven off their 50 overs, then dismissed Australia for 194 off 46 overs.

Clive Lloyd, the captain, and Viv Richards, his deputy, dominated the West Indies innings with half-centuries in a third- wicket partnership of 103 off 112 balls. Lloyd at 31 was dropped at deep mid-wicket trying to hit Matthews off-spin.

Yallop later strained the medial ligament in his left knee and had to bat with a runner at No. 10-a severe setback to Australia's chances. Limping and in considerable pain, Yallop helped Allan Border add 38 or the ninth wicket.

Border was unbeaten on 84 when last-man in Carl Rackemann became the third run-out victim of the Australian innings.

Yallop will miss the day-night game against Pakistan in Sydney on Tuesday. South Australian captain David Hookes, who made 113 against Western Australia in Perth today, has replaced Yallop in Australia's squad of 13.

Richards won the player of the match award.

Kim Hughes, the Australian captain, said that his players had to improve their fielding by 20 per cent. "We are not as quick as the West Indies, nor do we throw as well," Hughes said.



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