India vs Australia 1st ODI 1984 Article

Read the article of India vs Australia 1st ODI 1984 - Australia tour of India 5-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Australia and India at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi in 28th September 1984.

Opener Kepler Wessels' brilliant maiden century and Captain Kim Hughes' superb 72 before Carl Rackemann's four-for, Tom Hogan and John Maguire's combined 5-wickets helped to Australia convincing 48-run victory over India and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • This is the Australia's first ODI win in Indian soil.
  • Kepler Wessels became the third Australian batsman to score a century against India in One-day international after Allan Border and Trevor Chappell.
  • Kepler Wessels became the eighth Australian batsman to score hundred in ODIs.
  • Kepler Wessels became the first Australian batsman to score a century in India in ODI cricket history.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi became the 14th Indian venue to host a One-day international match and the 60th venue in the world to host a ODI match.

Australia scored 220-9 in 48 overs with top scorer by Kepler Wessels cracked a 107 off 133-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred & his first century against India in ODIs.

Kim Hughes hit 72 off 93-balls including 10-fours and Graham Yallop scored 22 off 27-balls included 2-fours.

India best bowler by Madan Lal, Kirti Azad both took 2-wickets, Debutant Ashok Patel, Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma each took one-wickets.

India scored 172 for all-out in 40.5 overs with top scorer by Kapil Dev cracked a 39 off 47-balls including 6-fours.

Dilip Vengsarkar scored 33 off 86-balls including 3-fours, Sunil Gavaskar scored 25 off 54-balls without a boundary, Sandeep Patil hit 22 off 18-balls including 4-fours and Ghulam Parkar 16.

Australia best bowler by Carl Rackemann claimed a 4-wickets for 41-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Tom Hogan picked up 3-wickets for 44-runs in 9.5-overs including a maiden and Rodney Hogg took one-wicket.

Kepler Wessels named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a career-best 107-runs knocked off facing 133-balls including 13-fours.

This article reference by REUTERS via The Canberra Times

Australia opened its one-day match tour of India with a convincing victory over the home side in a night game at New Delhi.

Opener Kepler Wessels and captain Kim Hughes laid the foundations for the win with a display of steady batting after Australia won the toss and decided to go in first.

Paceman Carl Rackemann took up the attack to send back Surinder Khanna and Ghulam Parkar, India's openers, during a fiery first spell on a soft wicket and set up a 48-run win for his side against India.

Wessels, a 27-year-old left-handed batsman from Queensland, hit a confident 107 runs to see his side through to a fighting total before Australia's lower batting order collapsed.

It began with Graham Yallop, who stepped out to drive a flighted ball from off-spinner Kirti Azad, and was stumped by wicketkeeper Surinder Khanna.

The Khanna-Azad combination disposed of Allan Border next while the Australian total remained at 200.

Then the next five wickets fell for only 20 runs in less than half an hour before Hughes closed the innings.

Hughes himself batted cautiously to score an impressive 72 runs, with 10 fours, before he became off-spinner Ashok Patel's first victim in international cricket.

The 25-year-old bank clerk from western India, bowling a tight line on his debut, pushed a faster one through to make Hughes play a hurried shot to mid-wicket.

Rackemann broke India's batting backbone when he took four wickets. including Sunil Gavaskar's, for 41 runs.

The 24-year-old right-arm fast bowler from Queensland had Gavaskar caught at mid-wicket after the Indian, along with all-rounder Kapil Dev, began attacking the Australian bowling.

But Gavaskar's dismissal, followed by Dev's in the 37th over, ended India's hopes and Australia's bowlers, backed by splendid fielding, finished the innings quickly.



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