India vs Australia 23rd Match Prudential World Cup 1983 Article

Read the article of India vs Australia 23rd Match Prudential World Cup 1983 - Prudential World Cup 1983 tournament of the 23rd ODI match played between Australia and India at County Ground, Chelmsford in 20th June 1983.

Medium-pace bowlers Roger Binny and Madan Lal stars as India's record 118-run victory over Australia and storm into the semi-finals in a one-sided game of the 23rd match of a Prudential World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • India's 118-run win was their largest victory by terms of runs in One-day international, previous biggest win by 78-runs against Sri Lanka at Amritsar in the last year, It is the tenth biggest win in ODIs and the sixth heaviest win in World Cups.

* Australia knocked out the Prudential World Cup after losing four matches.

India scored 247 for all-out in 55.5 overs with top scorer by Yashpal Sharma hit a run-a-ball 40-runs including a boundary.

Sandeep Patil struck 30 off 25-balls including 4-fours, Kapil Dev scored 28 off 32-balls included 3-fours, Kris Srikkanth hit 24 off 22-balls with 3-fours, Roger Binny 21 and Kirti Azad 15.

Australia best bowler by Rodney Hogg picked up 3-wickets for 40-runs in 12-overs including two maidens, Jeff Thompson takes 3-wickets, Tom Hogan, Geoff Lawson and Ken MacLeay each took one-wickets.

Australia scored 129 for all-out in 38.2 overs with top scorer by Allan Border struck 36 off 49-balls including 5-fours, Graham Yallop 18 and Geoff Lawson 16.

India best bowler by Madan Lal claimed a career-best 4-wickets for 20-runs in 8.2-overs including three maidens.

Roger Binny claimed a career-best 4-wickets for 29-runs in 8-overs including two maidens and Balwinder Sandhu took 2-wickets.

This match reported by D.J. Rutnagur (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

INDIA, who lost every match the last time the Prudential World Cup competiton was played in 1979 and who beat only East Africa in 1975, today stormed into the semi-finals with as incisive win by 118 runs over Australia who were set a target of 248.

Roger Binny's medium-fast swing bowling made deep in-roads into the top of Australia's batting order. It was chiefly instrumental in India earning the right to challenge England for a place in the final.

A return of four for 29 in perfect batting conditions left Binny, who took three wickets—Wood, Hookes and Yallop—for five runs in his first three overs. with no rival for the Man of the Match award.

All that can be said in mitigation of a weak-kneed batting performance by Australia was that their captain, Kim Hughes, was prevented from playing by Saturday's injury. The poor batting, compounded the ineptness of the Australian bowlers in collectively bowling 15 no-balls and nine wides.

The indiscipline of Hogg (the principal culprit), Lawson and Thomson in this respect alleviated the hardships of the Indians who themselves had to struggle for runs right through their innings in which the top score was 40 by Yashpal.

It was only because every batsman in the lower order made some contribution that India acquired a total approaching respectability. 

Although Sandhu toppled Chappel in the second over, Australia seemed poised to win comfortably as Wood and Yallop put on 43 for the second wicket from 14 overs.

Binny came on for the 16th over and struck immediately. Wood, looking to push a ball of good length towards cover, was caught behind. Getting one to deviate the other way, Binny bowled Hookes off the inside edge. Yallop fell to a ball of lesser merit, a short one which he pulled at half-heartedly. 

With the first ball of the next over Madan Lal, who shared the howling honours (four for 20) claimed Marsh lbw and bridging the gap of 196 was dearly beyond the scope of Border, the only remaining frontline batsman who was ninth out for 36.



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