West Indies vs Sri Lanka 7th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1985 Highlights

Watch the highlights of West Indies vs Sri Lanka 7th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1985 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 7th ODI match played between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in 17th January 1985.

Half-centuries from Top-order batsmen Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes and Richie Richardson sets up to West Indies comfortable 65-run victory over Sri Lanka and their sixth win in a row to qualify for the best-of-three finals in the seventh match of Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

West Indies scored 267-3 in 50 overs with top scorer by Gordon Greenidge struck 67 off 84-balls.

Richie Richardson scored a unbeaten 57 off 71-balls including three boundaries, Desmond Haynes hit 54 off 83-balls included 3-fours & a six.

Gus Logie blasted a unbeaten 47 off 31-balls including 3-fours & a six with strike rate of 151.61 and Viv Richards scored 30 off 40-balls without a boundary.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Somachandra De Silva and Ashantha de Mel both took one-wickets.

Sri Lanka scored 202-5 in 50 overs with top scorer by Roy Dias cracked a unbeaten 65 off consuming 102-balls including two boundaries.

Uvaisul Karnain hit a unbeaten 41 off 60-balls including 2-fours, Ranjan Madugale 25, Aravinda de Silva 21 and Ravi Ratnayeke 17.

West Indies best bowler by Michael Holding takee 2-wickets, Roger Harper, Malcolm Marshall and Winston Davis each took one-wickets.

Gordon Greenidge named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a 67 off facing 84-balls  including 7-fours & a six.

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

WEST INDIES beat Sri Lanka by 65 runs in the day-night match in Sydney their sixth victory in as many matches in the World Series Cup. 

Half-centuries by Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes and Richie Richardson helped West Indies to 267 for three in their allotted 50 overs and Sri Lanka made only 202 for five.

West Indies' big score was founded on a century opening partnership between Greenidge and Haynes.

Both were dismissed with the score at 128, Greenidge bowled by Somachandra de Silva, leg spinner, for 67 and Haynes run out for 54. But the Sri Lankans' joy was short-lived.

Viv Richards, the captain, score a strangely subdued 30 while putting on 58 with Richardson, who finished unbeaten on 57, added 81 for the fourth wicket with Gus Logie, no! out 47.

Richards bowled by Asantha de Mel, the pace bowler, who had been troubled by an ankle injury.

The West Indian total was the highest of the one-day series, eclipsing their 241 in the opening game against Australia in Melbourne.



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