England vs West Indies 3rd ODI 1984 Highlights

Watch the highlights of England vs West Indies 3rd ODI 1984 - West Indies tour of England 3-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between West Indies and England at Lord's, London in 04th June 1984.

Pace bowling attack from Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding's combined 5-wickets, Roger Harper's contribution in the field before Viv Richards' blistering 65-ball 84* and Larry Gomes' unbeaten half-century helped to West Indies easy eight-wicket victory over England and clinch the three-match series with 2-1 in a series decider of the third ODI.

England scored 196-9 in 55 overs with top scorer by Andy Lloyd hit 37 off 83-balls without a boundary.

Graeme Fowler scored 32 off consumed 72-balls including a boundary, David Gower 29 and Ian Botham 22.

West Indies best bowler by  Malcolm Marshall picked up 3-wickets for 38-runs in 11-overs, Michael Holding takes 2-wickets, Joel Garner, Roger Harper and Eldine Baptiste each took one-wickets.

West Indies chased 197-2 in 46.5 overs with top scorer by Viv Richards hammered a unbeaten 84 off 65-balls including 10-fours and 4-sixes with strike rate of 129.33.

Larry Gomes scored a unbeaten 56 off 90-balls including 4-fours, Gordon Greenidge hit 32 off 81-balls included 3-fours and Desmond Haynes 18.

England best bowler by Geoff Miller and Derek Pringle both took one-wickets.

Roger Harper named Player of the match for his brilliant bowling performance took 1-wicket for 38-runs in 11-overs, whose contribution in the field and took a marvelous catch to dismiss star all-rounder Ian Botham.

Viv Richards earned player of the series for West Indies with contributing 276 runs and David Gower for England for contributing 80 runs.

This article reference by AP via Canberra Times

West Indies captain Clive Lloyd has suggested that his star batsman, Viv Richards, might be better than Australia's Sir Donald Bradman and his own side's Sir Garfield Sobers.

Today, after Richards had again demolished the England attack to give his side victory in the three-match one-day international series. Lloyd was asked to draw some comparisons.

"I don't know about Bradman, whether he could play shots with that contempt," he said. "I have seen a lot of good players but I don't know whether Bradman or Sobers could play shots with such case."

Richards smashed 84 not out in an unbeaten 145-run partnership with Larry Gomes (50 not out) in just 21 overs to give the West Indies an eight-wicket victory with eight overs to spare in the deciding match at Lords.

England managed only nine for 197 in the alloted 55 overs on what captain David Gower described as a difficult pitch with the ball moving around appreciably.

The West Indies found the going just as difficult early After 25 overs they had managed to score only two for 63 with openers Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge back in the pavilion.

That was when Richards came to the crease and set about making it all look easy.

He began with two fours off Derek Pringle, followed with a four and a six in the all-rounder's next over and raced to 50 with seven fours and a six 

Later three more sixes by Richards off the England pace spearhead, Bob Willis, saw the Windies to an easy victory

The innings ensured Richards the man-of-the-series award as well as underlining his importance to his side.

His 189 not out a record for one-day internationals at Old Trafford last week set the stage for an easy victory. But when he was dismissed for only three at Trent Bridge, England managed to square the series with three wickets to spare.



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