West Indies vs Australia 4th ODI 1984 Article

Read the article of West Indies vs Australia 4th ODI 1984 - Australia tour of West Indies 4-match one-day international series of the 4th ODI match played between Australia and West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica in 26th April 1984.

Bowlers attack before A Desmond Haynes hit his third century of the series as West Indies against overpowered Australia by emphatic 9-wickets and clinch the four-match series with 3-1 in a one-sided game of the fourth ODI.

Match Stats :
  • Desmond Haynes became the first batsman to hit five centuries against Australia in One-day international cricket history.
  • Desmond Haynes became the first West Indies batsman to scored five centuries against Australia in ODIs.
  • Desmond Haynes became the third West Indies batsman to scored five centuries in ODIs after Viv Richards (6) and Gordon Greenidge (5).
  • 5 : Desmond Haynes equalled a joint second most centuries hit for West Indies in ODIs, jointly with Gordon Greenidge

Australia scored 209-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Greg Ritchie struck 84 off 129-balls including 4-fours.

Steve Smith scored 50 off 83-balls including 3-fours and Allan Border hit 28 off 38-balls included one-six & a four.

West Indies best bowler by Joel Garner picked up 3-wickets, Malcolm Marshall and Roger Harper both took 2-wickets.

West Indies chased 211-1 in 47.4 overs with top scorer by Desmond Haynes cracked a unbeaten 104 off 102-balls - which was his 5th ODI hundred and also his fifth century against Australia in ODIs.

Richie Richardson hit a unbeaten 51 off 100-balls including 8-fours and Gordon Greenidge scored 34 off 70-balls included 4-fours.

Australia best bowler by John Maguire took one-wicket for 16-runs in 6-overs including a maiden.

Desmond Haynes named Player of the match for his match-winning superb unbeaten 104-runs knocked off facing 102-balls including 10-fours and a six.

This article reference by AAP via Canberra Times

West Indies opener Desmond Haynes scored yet another century against Australia today, steering his side to an emphatic victory in the fourth and final one-day international at Sabina Park, Jamaica.

Haynes reached his fifth century of the tour and hit the winning runs with the same shot a hook for six off Rodney Hogg, which sailed over the fine-leg fence and out of the ground.

The 28-year-old Barbadian hit 10 fours as well as the six, and remained unbeaten on 104 as the West Indies won by nine wickets, with 2.2 overs to spare.

Haynes has now made 818 runs from 12 innings against Australia on the current tour and, having been not out five times, his average is an impressive 116.86.

The West Indies wrapped up the four-match limited-over series 3-1 and were always odds-on to do so after restricting Australia to seven for 209 from its 50 overs.

Once again the game soon got away from the tourists, when Haynes and Gordon Greenidge put on 80 in less than 19 overs, for the first wicket.
Greenidge was bowled by John Maguire for 34 but Haynes and Richie Richardson carried the home side to victory without further loss.

Richardson remained unbeaten on 51, but he again looked uncomfortable against the spin attack of Tom Hogan, Greg Matthews and Allan Border.

The Antiguan was bogged down as the Australian trio bowled 25 overs mid-innings, but he played some delightful shots against the pacemen.

Haynes was again the dominant figure and his cover driving, as usual, was a feature of his innings.

Although the spinners kept the runs down, Maguire was casily the best of the Australian bowlers and conceded only 16 runs from six overs. If he suffered, it could only have been from lack of work.

The match might have been considerably closer if Australia's later-order batsmen had taken advantage of a second-wicket stand of 89 between Greg Ritchie and Steve Smith,

After 20 overs 84 runs were on the board, but the rate did not improve for the next 20 overs as Ritchie, in particular, became tied down by the off-spin of Roger Harper and Viv Richards.

The last 25 overs produced only 107 runs simply not good enough against the world champions.

Again, the Australian opening partnership was cut short abruptly after a promising start.

Wayne Phillips twice cut Garner to the third-man boundary, but was out playing the stroke once too often.

He slashed at a slower ball and succeeded only in giving Gus Logie an easy catch at extra-cover. 

Ritchie was again in early, at I for 22, and he and Smith set about consolidating the innings in fine style.

The 50 was reached in the 15th over and neither batsman was in any difficulty.

Runs came steadily and when the 100 came up in the 24th over, the Australians were looking at a total in excess of 250.

The Smith-Ritchie stand was broken at 111 when Smith, attempting to sweep Harper, dragged the ball back onto his stumps.

During the later stages of their stand, Smith and Ritchie were running sharp singles to put pressure on the West Indies fieldsmen.

But that was mainly due to Smith's speed between the wickets and, when he departed, for 50, so did the taking of risky singles.

Allan Border played his part, scoring 28 of a 50-run stand with Ritchie in only 39 minutes, including a towering six over mid-off from Harper's bowling.

But when he left, with the score at 161 in the 39th over, the innings fell flat.

Neither Hughes, eight, nor David Hookes, 0, could get going and Ritchie was finally out for 84 attempting to hit Garner through the leg side, Haynes took a simple catch at mid-wicket.

Greg Matthews made 10 before being clean-bowled by Malcolm Marshall's last ball of the innings.

Garner took 3-47 and was the most successful bowler, but Marshall bowled with great pace and menace, finishing with the fine figures of 2-26- despite sending down four wides and a no-ball.



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