India vs Australia 5th ODI 1984 Article

Read the article of India vs Australia 5th ODI 1984 - Australia tour of India 5-match one-day international series of the 5th ODI match played between Australia and India at Nehru Stadium, Indore 06th October 1984.

Steve Smith, Greg Ritchie's fifties, Top-order batsmen and Kepler Wessels' unbeaten 35 helped to Australia convincing six-wicket victory over world champions India, despite a historic maiden hundred by Ravi Shastri and Australia clinch the five-match series with 3-0 in the fifth ODI.

Match Stats :
  • Ravi Shastri became the second Indian batsman to score a century in One-day internationals after Kapil Dev's unbeaten 175 against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells in the 1983 World Cup.
  • Ravi Shastri became the first Indian batsman to score a hundred in India in ODI cricket history and overall the fifth player in ODIs.

India scored 235-5 in 44 overs with top scorer by Ravi Shastri hit a career-best 102 off 141-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred.

Sunil Gavaskar scored 40 off 46-balls including 3-fours, Roger Binny blasted a 37 off 33-balls included 6-fours & a six with strike rate of 112.12 and Kapil Dev hammered a 22 off 11-balls including one-six & a four with strike-rate of 200.

Australia best bowler by John Maguire picked up 3-wickets and Carl Rackemann took 2-wickets.

Australia chased 236-4 in 40.1 overs with top scorer by Greg Ritchie scored a unbeaten 59 off 64-balls including 3-fours.

Steve Smith struck 56 off 54-balls including 7-fours, Graham Yallop cracked a 42 off 57-balls including 4-fours.

Kepler Wessels scored a unbeaten 35 off 37-balls including 3-fours and Wayne Phillips hammered a 33 off 23-balls included 6-fours & a six with strike rate of 143.47.

India best bowler by Ashok Patel picked up 3-wickets for 43-runs in 10-overs and Kapil Dev took one-wicket.

Ravi Shastri named Player of the match for his historic batting performance to scored a career-best 102-runs knocked off facing 141-balls including 11-fours & a six.

Kepler Wessels earned player of the series for contributing 196 runs in the five-match ODI series.

* Australia won the fifth and last one-day international cricket match against India by six wickets at Indore to clinch the five-match series with 3-0.

* Replying to India's score of 235 for lost the five-wickets in 43 overs, the tourists chased 236 for four in 41.1 overs.

* Highlights of the Australian innings were an superb unbeaten 59 by Greg Ritchie and a stylish 56 by Steve Smith.

* Highlights of the Indian Innings were an historic maiden century by Ravi Shastri.

* Indian Right-arm spinner Ashok Patel was the most successful bowler, claiming three of the four wickets Australia fell.

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

AUSTRALIA look set to reemerge as a major force in world cricket following the 3-0 win over India, the side's first victory in a one-day series abroad in nearly three years.

Kim Hughes, the Australian captain, is optimistic about his team's chances in the one-day home series against the powerful West Indies starting next week.

"We have at last overcome the setbacks of being beaten by Pakistan and Sri Lanka in their countries in the past two years. The squad is young, professional and flexible in its attitude and realises the importance of winning in other countries, where conditions are quite different," he said.

In Indore on Saturday, Ravi Shastri did his best to halt the Australians' run of success with a century - the first by an Indian batsman in the 11 one-day matches the two countries have played - in a score of 235 for five in 43 overs. But the Australians paced their reply well to reach 236 for four from 40-1 overs, with Greg Ritchie making 59 not out.



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