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Australia vs West Indies 5th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1985 Article

Watch the highlights of Australia vs West Indies 5th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1985 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 5th ODI match played between West Indies and Australia at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane in 13th January 1985.


All-round display by Viv Richards and Captan Clive Lloyd goodbye to the Gabba with a rousing unbeaten half-century steers to West Indies convincing five-wicket victory over Australia in the fifth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.



Australia scored 191 for all-out in 50 overs with top scorer by Kepler Wessels cracked a 47 off 75-balls including two boundaries.

Graeme Wood scored 38 off 70-balls including 2-fours, Simon O'Donnell 25 and Andrew Hilditch 19.

West Indies best bowler by Viv Richards picked up 3-wickets for 38-runs in 10-overs, Joel Garner, Winston Davis and Malcolm Marshall each took one-wickets.

West Indies chased 195-5 in 37.4 overs with top scorer by Clive Lloyd cracked a unbeaten 52 off 61-balls.

Viv Richards hit 49 off 62-balls - who fell one-run short of his half-century - including 6-fours & a six, Desmond Haynes struck 46 off 67-balls included 6-fours and Richie Richardson 16.

Australia best bowler by Craig McDermott, Simon O'Donnell both took 2-wickets and one for Rodney Hogg.



This match reported by Damien Murphy (Third Party Reference from The Age)


After leading the West Indies to an effortless 90-run win over Sri Lanka on Saturday, Lloyd said goodbye to the Gabba ground in fine style by taking his men to a five-wicket victory over Australia in the Benson and Hedges World Series Cup match.

About the time the 41-year-old Lloyd ambled onto the ground to a standing ovation from the near-record crowd of 22,012, the 74-year-old Premier was cutting his birthday cake after attending the christening of his seventh grand-child at Kingaroy.

Fittingly, Lloyd, who retires from international cricket at the end of this season, won the man of the match after losing a split decision to his heir apparent Viv Richards for the title in Saturday's match.

Today he knocked up an unbeaten top score of 52. But, much to the Australians' chagrin, Lloyd showed that age had not dulled his reflexes by throwing down the wickets of captain Allan Border and Simon O'Donnell. He also got the ball back in time for Joel Garner to run-out Steve Rixon. (Lloyd said after the game he thought it was his best record in run-outs: "There's still a little life left in the cat.")

Mindful that the pitch had been watered overnight, neither side wanted to face the early life.

Lloyd won the toss and, not surprisingly, sent Australia in to bat, Andrew Huditch (19), Graeme Wood (38) and Kepler Wessels (47) laid a semi-respectable foundation in the face of some hostile

bowling from Malcolm Marshall and Garner but then the Australian middle-order collapsed.
Border was run out for 7, Boon went lbw for 4, O'Donnell and Rixon were run out respectively for 25 and 3.

Viv Richards did much damage, taking 3/38, and the Australians were eventually all out for 191-setting the West Indies the easy task of scoring 3.84 runs an over to win.

They started well enough but, much to the delight of his home crowd, young Craig McDermott, after 43 minutes' play, struck twice in his first over-bowling Richie Richardson for 16 with a ball that the opener cut back onto his stumps, and dismissing Larry Gomes for a duck in the same fashion two balls later.

When Desmond Haynes was caught for 46 by Rodney Hogg off O'Donnell a short time later the West Indies suddenly looked to be in trouble.
But then the old firm of Richards and Lloyd triumphed once again, adding a scorching 98 off 13 overs in 56 minutes.

Richards eventually was caught by Border off a Hogg delivery after paving the way to victory with 49, including six 4s and a 6 which landed in the members' pavilion.

Although the Sri Lankans had little to be joyful about following their meeting with the West Indians on Saturday (vice-captain Roy "Dias's gritty 80 raised a few smiles), the. Australians once 'again showed today that they still have a lot to learn about the one-day game.

Lloyd blamed inexperienced for Australia's failure but added that the West Indies fielding was the best so far in the series.

"I thought it was a magnificent effort in the field. It was one of our best performances," he said.
Border said that the middle order batsmen had let Australia down.

"The run-outs and things knocked us around a bit," he said. "We should have been able to "make a score of 220 plus the way things were going earlier on but still that mightn't have been enough.

Australia meets the West Indies under lights in Sydney Tuesday and Lloyd was quick to remind everyone that the Windies have yet to win in Sydney this season.


                   

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