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India vs West Indies 5th ODI 1983 Article

Read the article of India vs West Indies 5th ODI 1983 - West Indies tour of India 5-match one-day international series of the 5th ODI match played between West Indies and India at Nehru Stadium, Gauhati in 17th December 1983.


All-round West Indies crushing six-wicket victory over India and became the first-ever team to win the 5-0 series whitewash in the fifth ODI.

Match Stats :
  • West Indies' registered historic 5-0 whitewash in bilateral ODI series -  West Indies became the first-ever team to whitewashed their oppositions in a bilateral 5-match series in ODI cricket history.
  • This is the first time West Indies have whitewashed their oppositions in a bilateral five-match series in One-day international and registered their historic first 5-0 whitewash against India in ODIs.
  • This is the first time India have suffered a clean sweep in a bilateral five-match series in One-day internationals.
  • Nehru Stadium, Gauhati became the 13th Indian venue to host a One-day international match and the 56th venue in the world to host a ODI match.

India scored 178-7 in the alloted 44 overs with top scorer by Ghulam Parkar hit 42 off 50-balls.

Roger Binny hit 33 off 45-balls, Ashok Malhotra scored 26 off 42-balls, Mohinder Amarnath 23 and Ravi Shastri 18.

West Indies best bowler by Eldine Baptiste, Viv Richards both took 2-wickets and one for Wayne Daniel.

West Indies chased 182-4 in 41.4 overs with top scorer by Debutant Richie Richardson - who hit 46 off 57-balls on his debut ODI match.

Gordon Greenidge scored 35 off 69-balls, Larry Gomes cracked a unbeaten 33 off 44-balls and Viv Richards 23.

India best bowler by Ravi Shastri took 2-wickets and one for Randhir Singh.

Ghulam Parkar named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a 42 off 50-balls.



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


WEST INDIES completed total revenge for their shock defeat in the World Cup final at Lord's last summer when they achieved a 5-0 whitewash of India in the final limited-overs international at Gauhati.

Viv Richards, leading the side in the absence of Clive Lloyd, captained West Indies to an easy six-wicket win with more than two overs to spare.

India squandered the good start given them by openers Srikkanth and Parkar, who put on 54 .and mustered only 178 for seven from their 44 overs.

West Indies won the toss and put India in to bat on a pitch which had several damp patches on it. Many deliveries bounced high and moved off the seam. It was virtually impossible to drive in front of the wicket and India's cautious start — they did nut score a run from the first 19 balls of their innings — was understandable. 


The opening stand was dominated by Parkar, playing his first match in the series, He made 42, a large proportion of his runs coming from edged shots although he did play one magnificent hook for six off 'Holding.

The opening stand occupied 13 overs and two balls. India then tried to accelerate and they were quickly reduced to 67 for three before a partnership of 46 between Malhotra and Mohinder Amarnath halted the slide.

With Marshall indisposed and off the field, West Indies relied more than usual on spin bowling and nearly half India's runs came off Harper, Richards and Gomes who conceded 86 between them.

Roger Binny was the most successful of the later batsmen with a hard-hit 33. He was caught on the long-on boundary trying to hit Richards out of the ground.

Dev, India's captain, missed the match because he did not want to aggravate a trouble-some knee before the final Test and his opposite number Lloyd had also decided to rest.

                   

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