India vs Australia 4th ODI 1984 Article

Read the article of India vs Australia 4th ODI 1984 - Australia tour of India 5-match one-day international series of the 4th ODI match played between Australia and India at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad 05th October 1984.

Geoff Lawson and Tom Hogan's combined 5-wickets before Top-order batsmen and Allan Border's unbeaten half-century helped to Australia comfortable seven-wicket victory over India and took an unassailable 2-0 lead to seal the series in the fourth ODI.

* This is the Australia's first bilateral ODI series win in India.

India scored 206-6 in the alloted 46 overs with top scorer by Roger Binny struck 57 off 88-balls including 8-fours.

Ravi Shastri scored 45 off 82-balls including 4-fours, Kirti Azad hammered a unbeaten 39 off 30-halls included 4-sixes & 2-fours with strike rate of 130 and Kapil Dev hit 28 off 31-balls with 2-fours & a six.

Australia best bowler by Geoff Lawson picked up 3-wickets for 25-runs in 10-overs including two maidens, Tom Hogan took 2-wickets and one for Kepler Wessels.

Australia chased 210-3 in 43.5 overs with top scorer by Allan Border cracked a unbeaten 62 off 90-balls including 5-fours.

Kepler Wessels hit 42 off 56-balls including 6-fours, Graham Yallop cracked a unbeaten 32 off 30-balls included 3-fours.

Graeme Wood hit 32 off 42-balls including 4-fours and Kim Hughes scored 29 off 46-balls included a boundary.

India best bowler by Kapil Dev and Ashok Patel both took one-wickets.

Geoff Lawson named Player of the match for his brilliant bowling performance to picked up 3-wickets for 25-runs in 10-overs including two maidens.

This article reference by AP via Canberra Times

The touring Australian cricketers won the fourth of the five internationals against India today and took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series.

In an exciting finish at Ahmedabad's Gujarat Stadium, the visitors scored three for 207 in reply to India's six for 206 in 46 overs. The match-winning run came when only 13 balls remained in the game.

The architect of the Australian victory was left-handed Allan Border, who remained unbeaten with 61 elegant runs. Fast bowler Geoff Lawson, who took three prized Indian wickets and put his side in a commanding position in the morning session, won the man-of-the-match award.

Australia won the first international in New Delhi by 48 runs. The second one-day contest in the southern Indian coastal city of Trivandrum ended in a draw after monsoon rains washed out play in the second half.

In an unprecedented move, cricket authorities cancelled the third international in the castern industrial city of Jamshedpur on Wednesday due to the non-arrival of the players' kits by road from Calcutta. It was decided to make it a "festival match" but rain intervened and play was abandoned.

Australian tour squad manager Bob Merriman said of today's match, "We played better, so we deserved to win."

The Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar said, "We tried our level best. We were unlucky."

Today morning Australian skipper Kim Hughes won the toss for the fourth consecutive time in the series and put the home side in to bat on a wicket that provided little help to pacers or spinners.

India's two new opening batsmen Ravi Shastri and Roger Binny began shakily but after the first hour displayed some good batting. Their century partnership was the highest opening Indian stand in the series.

The only other Indian batsmen who played well were Kapil Dev and Kirti Azad. Azad's unbeaten 39-run knock included four sixes that were welcomed with wild cheers by 25,000 partisan spectators.

Leg-spinner Tom Hogan, included in the side in place of the indisposed Rodney Hogg, who has left for home, was instrumental in triggering an Indian batting setback by dismissing the two opners.

Opening the innings on a confident note after the lunch break, Australians Kepler Wessels and Graeme Wood punished all the Indian bowlers with elegant shots on both sides of the wicket.

A brilliant throw by newcomer Ashok Patel fielding at covers led to the runout of Wood. Patel, a promising spinner, also had Kepler caught behind the wicket off a turning delivery.

Hughes entertained the crowd with aggressive batting. He fell leg before wicket to a sharp inswinger from medium pacer Kapil Dev.

Border and Graham Yallop held their wickets and lead their side to victory.

At Indore, today, Kim Hughes won the toss and put India in to bat in the last one-day, 50-over-a-side match.

With the series decided, Australia brought spinner Murray Bennett and attacking batsman Greg Ritchie, who have both not played so far, into their side.

India made four changes dropping Dilip Vengsarkar, wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani, Chetan Sharma and Sandip Patel from yesterday's side.



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