West Indies vs Sri Lanka 4th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1985 Article

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All-round display from Viv Richards' 98 with two wickets and Captain Clive Lloyd's quick-fire 89 before Michael Holding and Winston Davis' combined 5-wickets helped to West Indies resounding 90-run victory over Sri Lanka in the fourth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

West Indies scored 270-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Viv Richards cracked a run-a-ball 98-runs including 6-fours & 3-sixes.

Clive Lloyd hammered a unbeaten 89 off 76-balls including 7-fours & 3-sixes with strike rate of 117.10, Larry Gomes scored 28 off consuming 61-balls with four boundaries and Thelston Payne  20.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Vinothen John, Uvaisul Karnain both took 2-wickets and one for Rumesh Ratnayeke.

Sri Lanka scored 180 for all-out in 48.1 overs with top scorer by Roy Dias struck 80 off 109-balls including 9-fours, Amal Silva 20 and Rumesh Ratnayeke 19.

West Indies best bowler by Michael Holding picked up 3-wickets for 38-runs in 10-overs, Winston Davis, Viv Richards both took 2-wickets, Clive Lloyd, Joel Garner and Larry Gomes each took one-wickets.

* Clive Lloyd (89 not out) joined with Viv Richards (98) to blast a match-winning and record-setting 152-run partnership from 136 deliveries.

The stand eclipsed the Benson and Hedges World Series Cup fifth wicket of 113, established by England's David Gower (158) and Derek Randall (34) two years ago, also at the same venue.

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

VIV RICHARDS and Clive Lloyd shared a fifth-wicket partnership of 152 as the West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 90 runs in a World Series Cup match in Brisbane.

West Indies made 270 for six in their 50 overs after being sent into bat and skittled out the Sri Lankans for 180 in 48.1 overs Richards hit 98 and Lloyd 89 not out.

Richards also took two wickets for 45 to earn the man-of-the-match award as the Sri Lankan batting collapsed. Only Roy Dias offered any resistance to West Indian pace, plundering a splendid 80 before being caught behind by Jeff Dujon off Michael Holding.

Richards was at his ruthless best against the medium-pace Sri Lankan attack, which managed to restrict the West Indians to 95 for four off 25 overs before Richards was joined by Lloyd.

Record score

Richards hit three sixes and six fours as he maintained his run-rate at one per ball. Lloyd's innings included three sixes and seven fours and the West Indian total was a record one-day score on the Brisbane Cricket Ground.

It was powerhouse one-day batting at its best. Richards was eventually caught by Amal Silva off Vinothen John.

Sri Lanka crumbled quickly to 88 for five but Dias stood firm and struck nine boundaries during his 106 minutes of defiance.

Michael Holding took three wickets for 38 and Winston Davis two for 29. Lloyd went on to bowl the 49th over of the Sri Lankan innings and with his first delivery bowled Somachandra De Silva to end the match.



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