West Indies vs Australia 2nd ODI 1984 Article

Read the article of West Indies vs Australia 2nd ODI 1984 - Australia tour of West Indies 4-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between Australia and West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad in 14th March 1984.

Expertly paced by left-handed opener Kepler Wessels' 67 and A superb unbeaten 23 by Allan Border helped to Australia series levelling win against West Indies by 4-wickets in a 37-overs-per-a-side game of the second ODI.

* AUSTRALIA levelled the 4-match One-day international series with 1-1 in the second ODI
against West Indies when they won by four wickets with two balls to spare at Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

* Australia won the toss and sent West Indies into bat in on a damp pitch, but failed to push home their advantage by dropping five catches as West Indies ran up a decent total of 190 off their 37 overs.

* The three leading West Indies run-makers enjoyed let-offs Gordon Greenidge (twice), Viv Richards (twice) and Clive Lloyd, the captain, celebrated by driving four fours in the final over to end on 31 not out.

West Indies scored 190-6 in the alloted 37 overs with top scorer by Viv Richards cracked a 67 off 73-balls including 7-fours & a six.

Gordon Greenidge struck 63 off 79-balls including 8-fours & a six, Clive Lloyd hit a unbeaten 31 off 28-balls included 4-fours with strike rate of 110.71 and Jeff Dujon 16.

Australia best bowler by Geoff Lawson takes 2-wickets, Kepler Wessels, John Maguire and Terry Alderman each took one-wickets.

Australia chased 194-6 in 36.4 overs with top scorer by Kepler Wessels cracked a 67 off 95-balls.

Steve Smith scored 27 off 46-balls including a boundary, Allan Border hit a unbeaten 26 off 23-balls included 2-fours and Kim Hughes 18.

West Indies best bowler by Joel Garner, Milton Small and Wayne Daniel each took one-wickets.

Kepler Wessels named Player of the match for his match-winning 67-runs knocked off facing 95-balls included 6-fours and a six.

This article reference by AAP via Canberra Times

Only one-day cricket can produce such controversy and excitement as occurred in the Australia-West Indies match at Queen's Park Oval today.

Australia won by four wickets with two balls to spare before a crowd of about 31,000 people. The match was originally scheduled for 45 overs because of a slightly damp wicket, but the Australians managed to bowl only 37 overs to the West Indies.

There were protests from the three Australian batsmen, Allan Border, Wayne Phillips and Geoff Lawson, involved in Joel Garner's final over, his 10th.

They said he should have been allowed to bowl only nine overs. Australia needed only three runs from the over, but that target looked harder when Phillips was run out from the first ball. Fortunately Border was able to hit the winning runs.

The rules for one-day games in the West Indies state that a bowler can take an additional over if the allowed number of overs for an innings is not divisible by five.

Richards, who took over the captaincy after Clive Lloyd was injured while batting, knew the rules better than anyone, including umpire Lloyd Barker. Barker pointed to the scoreboard as Richards gave Garner the ball to deliver his 10th over but Richards then explained the rule to Barker and Garner was allowed to proceed.

However, the Australians always seemed to have the target comfortably in their reach, even when 72 runs were needed from the last 12 overs.
Kepler Wessels, who made a fine 67 from 92 balls, was the architect of the win, and deserved his man-of-the-match award.



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