Australia vs West Indies Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1st Final 1985 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs West Indies Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1st Final 1985 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the first final played between West Indies and Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in 06th February 1985.

Australia vs West Indies Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1st Final 1985 Highlights
Allan Border hit 127 © Channel 9 / Cricket Australia / YouTube

A marvelous unconquered 127 by captain Allan Border and Wayne Phillips' brilliant half-century before Three-wicket hauls from Rod McCurdy and Craig McDermott helped to Australia unexpected 26-run victory over West Indies and take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three finals of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Match Stats : 
  • Allan Border became the third Australian batsman to score a century against West Indies in One-day internationals after Bruce Laird and Graeme Wood.
  • Allan Border became the second Australian batsman to scored three centuries in ODIs after Greg Chappell.

Australia scored 247-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Allan Border blasted a unbeaten 127 off 140-balls - which was his 3rd ODI hundred & his first century against West Indies in ODIs - including 13-fours.

Wayne Phillips struck 50 off 71-balls including three boundaries and Simon O'Donnell 17.

West Indies best bowler by Joel Garner picked up 3-wickets for 29-runs in 10-overs including three maidens, Michael Holding, Malcolm Marshall and Winston Davis each took one-wickets.

West Indies scored 221 for all-out in 47.3 overs with top scorer by Viv Richards struck 68 off 88-balls including 4-fours.

Malcolm Marshall cracked a 43 off 46-balls including 3-fours & a six, Joel Garner scored 27 off 31-balls included a boundary and Clive Lloyd hit 20 off 39-balls with 2-fours & a six.

Australia best bowler by Rod McCurdy picked up 3-wickets for 40-runs in 9.3-overs including a maiden, Craig McDermott took 3-wickets for 44-runs in 10-overs, Rodney Hogg, Geoff Lawson and Simon O'Donnell each took one-wickets.

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

A MARVELLOUS unconquered 127 by their captain Allan Border, followed by some spirited speed bowling, inspired Australia to an unexpected 26-run win over the West Indies in the first leg of the Benson and Hedges World Series Cup final in Sydney.

Border's third century in 106 one-day internationals hauled Australia to 247 for six off 50 overs, then the West Indies. unbeaten in their 10 preliminary games, were dismissed for 221 off 47.3 overs.

A crowd of 29,568 was shocked by the manner of the West Indies' demise at the hands of Australia's five quick bowlers: Lawson, McCurdy, Hogg, McDermott and O'Donnell.

Only Richards, with a belligerent 68 off 88 balls, and Marshall and Garner, in a ninth-wicket stand of 63 in 10 overs, threatened to deny Australia their seventh victory in 10 day-night matches against the West Indies staged in Sydney since 1979-80.

Garner's blows

An Australian total in excess of 240 seemed just a dream when Garner removed Wood and Smith in his first and second overs, and when Wessels and Jones followed in the 17th and 18th overs.

Border and Phillips were left with a massive responsibility of building a score, and how they succeeded, though Border should have been out at 66, with the total 132 for four. But Richards, standing over the stumps at the bowler's end, failed to take a return from Logie while Border was still short of the crease.

Phillips, cutting and driving daringly, gave his captain sturdy support as their fifth-wicket stand climbed to 105 in 21 overs. Then Phillips, having hit 50 off 71 balls, gave a straightforward catch to Garner at wide mid-wicket but Border. O'Donnell and Lawson took 68 off the last 10 overs.



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