West Indies vs Australia 1st ODI 1984 Article

Read the article of West Indies vs Australia 1st ODI 1984 - Australia tour of West Indies 4-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Australia and West Indies at Albion Sports Complex, Albion, Guyana in 29th February 1984.

Masterclass Desmond Haynes' unbeaten 133 and Richie Richardson's half-century helped to West Indies easy eight-wicket victory over Australia and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • Desmond Haynes became the first batsman to hit three centuries against Australia in One-day international cricket history.
  • Desmond Haynes became the first West Indies batsman to scored three centuries against Australia in ODIs, beating Viv Richards' 2-hundreds.
  • Desmond Haynes became the third West Indies batsman to scored three centuries in ODIs after Viv Richards (6) and Gordon Greenidge (5).

Australia scored 231-5 in 50 overs with top scorer by Steve Smith hit 60 off 110-balls including 2-fours.

Greg Ritchie scored 46 off 61-balls without a boundary, Kepler Wessels struck 44 off 77-balls including 4-fours and Dean Jones scored a run-a-ball 43-runs without a boundary.

West Indies best bowler by Larry Gomes picked up 3-wickets for 33-runs in 10-overs and Viv Richards took one-wicket.

West Indies chased 233-2 in 48 overs with top scorer by Desmond Haynes hit a unbeaten 133 off 147-balls - which was his 3rd ODI hundred and also his third century against Australia in ODIs.

Richie Richardson hit 61 off 103-balls including 8-fours and Gordon Greenidge scored 23 off 44-balls included a boundary.

Australia best bowler by Carl Rackemann and Terry Alderman both took one-wickets.

Desmond Haynes named Player of the match for his match-winning masterclass unbeaten 133-runs knocked off facing 147-balls including 14-fours.

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

WEST INDIES won the first one-day international against Australia in Bernice, Guyana, today, scoring 234 for two in 48 overs after Australia had made 231 for five in their 50 overs.

A century opening stand by Kepler Wessels and Steve Smith laid the foundation of Australia's innings.

They took advantage of an easy-paced pitch and, after a slow start, put on 106 after Hughes, their captain, had won the toss.

The partnership was broken in the 26th over by Richards, who had Wessels caught at point for 44 by Small, a paceman who was making his first appearance for the West Indies.

Smith, who hit a century in each inings of the previous match against Guyana in Georgetown, completed a half-century and helped Ritchie take the total to 137 before he was bowled by Gomes's off-spin for 60.

Hughes and Border were both bowled for two by Gomes as Australia slipped to 159 for four.
Ritchie, who made 46 before being run out, and Jones, who hit an unbeaten 45, checked the slide by putting on 63 for the fifth wicket.



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