Australia vs West Indies 9th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1985 Article

Read the article of Australia vs West Indies 9th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1985 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 9th ODI match played between West Indies and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne in 20th January 1985.

Viv Richards and Gus Logie's seventies before Pace bowling attack helped to West Indies comprehensive 65-run victory over Australia and stay top of the points table in the ninth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

West Indies scored 271-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Viv Richards blasted a 74 off 61-balls including 7-fours with strike rate of 121.31.

Gus Logie hit a 72 off 64-balls including 3-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 112.50, Gordon Greenidge cracked a 33 off 48-balls included 6-fours.

Desmond Haynes, Jeff Dujon each scored 23 runs, Richie Richardson 21 and Clive Lloyd 16.

Australia best bowler by Simon O'Donnell, Rodney Hogg both took 2-wickets and one for Craig McDermott - Kepler Wessels.

Australia scored 206-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Allan Border hit 61 off 80-balls including 4-fours.

David Boon cracked a 34 off 59-balls including 4-fours, Kepler Wessels 21, Craig McDermott 19 and Geoff Lawson 18 not out.

West Indies best bowler by Malcolm Marshall, Viv Richards both takes 2-wickets, Joel Garner, Michael Holding and Winston Davis each took one-wickets.

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

ALLAN BORDER the Australian captain, launched a bitter verbal attack on his team after they were again decisively beaten by the West Indies in the World Series Cup one-day tournament in Melbourne.

The West Indies, already through to next month's best-of-three finals: piled up 271 for seven in their quota of 50 overs and limited Australia to 206 for nine for a 65-run win.

Australia have recorded only one win after six of their 10 qualifying games, and Border said: "It's no use defending them. It was a disgraceful performance. They must realise they are playing for Australia and must do better.

"We were dropping vital catches and you can't do that to a side of this calibre. I expect a lot better in Sydney. We must beat Sri Lanka on Wednesday night."

Australia's four-wicket defeat the previous day by Sri Lanka must have heightened Border's anger.

West Indies have won all seven of their qualifying games so far, including four against Australia, leaving the host country and Sri Lanka battling for the other place in the finals of the triangular competition.

Australia's fielding lapses were punished by man-of-the-match Vivian Richards, who made the top score of 74 after being missed three times twice before he reached double figures.

Border reshuffled his batting line-up in an effort to find a successful blend. But the move failed as Malcolm Marshall and fellow fast bowler Joel Garner fired out Wood, Phillips and Jones while only 21 were scored.



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