Australia vs West Indies 6th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1985 Article

Read the article of Australia vs West Indies 6th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1985 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 6th ODI match played between West Indies and Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in 15th January 1985.

Viv Richards' record-breaking eighth century inspired to West Indies emphatic five-wicket victory over Australia and assured of their place in the finals in the sixth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Match Stats : 
  • Viv Richards became the first batsman to scored eight centuries in One-day international cricket history.
  • 8 : Viv Richards hit the most centuries by any batsman in ODI cricket history, beating Zaheer Abbas' 7-centuries record.

Australia scored 200-5 in 50 overs with top scorer by Kepler Wessels cracked a 63 off consuming 133-balls including three boundaries.

Greg Ritchie scored a unbeaten 30 off 40-balls including 2-fours, Allan Border 24, Graeme Wood 21, David Boon 20 and Simon O'Donnell 17.

West Indies best bowler by Winston Davis, Malcolm Marshall and Viv Richards each took one-wickets.

West Indies chased 201-5 in 43.3 overs with top scorer by Viv Richards struck a unbeaten 103 off 122-balls - which was his 8th ODI hundred & his third century against Australia in ODIs.

Clive Lloyd cracked a 38 off 49-balls including 2-fours & a six and Jeff Dujon 15 not out.

Australia best bowler by Craig McDermott picked up 3-wickets for 30-runs in 10-overs and Geoff Lawson took 2-wickets.

Viv Richards named Player of the match for his masterclass unbeaten 103-runs knocked off facing 122-balls including 7-fours and a six.

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

VIVIAN RICHARDS struck a typical unbeaten 103 and inspired an emphatic five-wicket win over Australia in Sydney which assured West Indies of a place in the finals of the one-day World Series Cup.

Richards lifted West Indies from a shaky 25 for three to 201 for five to clinch victory in the day-night game with 6-3 overs to spare after Australia scored 200 for five in their quota of 50 overs.

West Indies have won the first five of their 10 qualifying games and their total of 10 points has left Australia, with two, and Sri Lanka, without any, to battle it out for the other place in the best-of-three finals.

Fourth-wicket stand

Richards blended periods of outright aggression with more watchful run-gathering in an innings of 122 deliveries containing one six and eight, fours.

Richards and Lloyd put on 90 for the fourth-wicket alter Lawson and McDerinott had removed Richardson and Haynes cheaply, and Gomes without scoring.

The stand was broken when McDermott, 19, returned to have Lloyd caught behind for 58. finishing with 3-50 in his 10

Lawson, who took 2-52, sent back Logie for 12, but Richards and Dujon sealed success in an unfinished sixth-wicket partnership of 63.

Australia, who won the toss, made heavy weather of scoring in the early part of their innings against Marshall and Garner. who were tidy but not terrifying on an easy-paced pitch that belied its patchy and slightly green appearance.

The Australians' first five batsmen all established themselves, but only Wessels stayed to play a lengthy innings and was top scorer with 63.



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