West Indies vs Australia 3rd ODI 1984 Article

Read the article of West Indies vs Australia 3rd ODI 1984 - Australia tour of West Indies 4-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between Australia and West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad in 19th April 1984.

A pace bowling attack from Malcolm Marshall's four-for and Joel Garner's three-wicket haul before An unbeaten century by Desmond Haynes steers to West Indies comfortable seven-wicket victory over Australia and take a 2-1 lead in the third ODI.

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

Australia scored 206-9 in 45 overs with top scorer by Allan Border struck 90 off 141-balls - who fell ten-run short of his century - including 7-fours & a six.

Kim Hughes cracked a 78 off 76-balls including 8-fours & 2-sixes and David Hookes hit 22 off 26-balls included 3-fours.

West Indies best bowler by Malcolm Marshall claimed a 4-wickets for 34-runs in 10-overs including two maidens, Joel Garner picked up 3-wickets for 33-runs in 10-overs and Michael Holding took one-wicket.

West Indies chased 208-3 in 41.4 overs with top scorer by Desmond Haynes hit a unbeaten 102 off 142-balls - which was his 4th ODI hundred and also his fourth century against Australia in ODIs.

Gordon Greenidge struck 42 off 54-balls including 3-fours & 2-sixes and Gus Logie blasted a 28 off 21-balls included 4-fours with strike rate of 133.33.

Australia best bowler by John Maguire took 2-wickets and one for Tom Hogan.

Desmond Haynes named Player of the match for his match-winning superb unbeaten 102-runs knocked off facing the 142-balls including 11-fours and 3-sixes.

This article reference by AAP via Canberra Times

Desmond Haynes was acting a familiar role at Phillip Park, St Lucia, today punishing the Australian attack, as he has done from the very start of the Caribbean tour.

Haynes completed his fourth century today from 11 innings played since the Australians arrived in February, and steered the West Indies to a seven-wicket win in the third one-day international.

The West Indies made light of the absence of Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards, reaching the target of 207 needed for victory with 3.2 of the 45 overs remaining.

Haynes, in a first-wicket stand of 98 with Gordon Greenidge in less than 19 overs, had the West Indies on the path to victory.

And when he reached his century with the winning shot, his 11th four, he gave the now customary double-fisted salute.

He also hit two sixes, both in the same John Maguire over.

Haynes has now scored 714 runs and been not out four times against the Australians on tour, at an average of 102.

He was magnificent today, but his innings was no better than those of Allan Border and Kim Hughes.

Border continued his marvellous form with a cracking innings of 90, and Hughes made his highest score of the tour, 78.

They came together with Australia in desperate trouble at three for eight, and were not parted until the score reached 158.

But Australia's collapses at the beginning and end of the innings cost them the match.
The tourists lost their first three wickets for eight and their last five for seven.

Border, Hughes and David Hookes. who made 22, were the only batsmen to reach double figures.
Malcolm Marshall and Joel Garner, who took four and three wickets respectively, triggered both collapses.

After five overs of the Australian innings it seemed the match could be over in the first session.

Phillips was the first of five batsmen who failed to score. His replacement, Greg Ritchie, was the second.

But Steve Smith was out before Ritchie faced a ball.

The opener cut Garner superbly to the third man fence, but was out attempting to repeat the shot off the next ball.

After Australia had struggled to reach 206, Haynes and Greenidge began as if they would win the match by themselves.

They soon had the run rate at better than five an over, and added 98 before Greenidge was dismissed in the 19th over.

He attempted to hit Hogan over long-on, but was well caught in the position by Lawson. He made 42, including two colossal sixes - both hooks off Rackemann.

Richie Richardson, scorer of centuries in each of the last two Tests, made only six before giving Hogan a catch at square-leg, off Maguire.
At two for 119, Australia had some chance, but that soon vanished when Haynes and Gus Logie-added 61 in quick time.

Their stand took the total to 180 and the West Indies needed only 27 from eight overs when Jeffrey Dujon came in to join Haynes. From that moment proceedings became academic.



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