West Indies vs England 1st ODI 1986 Article

Read the article of West Indies vs England 1st ODI 1986 - England tour of West Indies 4-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between England and West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica in 18th February 1986.

Pace bowling attack from Malcolm Marshall's four-wickets, Patrick Patterson and Joel Garner's each two wickets before Top-order batsmen helped to West Indies convincing six-wicket victory over England and take a. 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

England scored 145-8 in 46 overs with top scorer by Graham Gooch hit 36 off 72-balls including three boundaries.

Allan Lamb scored 30 off 78-balls without a boundary and Peter Willey struck 26 off 40-balls including 3-fours.

West Indies best bowler by Malcolm Marshall 4-23, Patrick Patterson and Joel Garner both took 2-wickets.

West Indies chased 146-4 in 43.5 overs with top scorer by Gordon Greenidge struck 45 off 80-balls including 5-fours.

Desmond Haynes hit 35 off 73-balls including 4-fours, Richie Richardson scored 32 off 54-balls included 5-fours and Larry Gomes 19.

England best bowler by Graham Gooch took 2-wickets for without a run in 2-overs including two maidens, Peter Willey, Greg Thomas and Neil Foster each took one-wickets.

Malcolm Marshall named Player of the match for his pace bowling attack to claimed a 4-wickets for 23-runs in 10-overs including a maiden.

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

West Indies, spearheaded by their pace quartet, worked their way to a six-wicket victory over England with 13 balls to spare in the opening one-day cricket international.

England, put in on the lively and unpredictable Sabina Park pitch, was immediately in trouble when newcomer Patrick Patterson yorked Tim Robinson without scoring.

Then skipper David Gower failed again when he was caught at slip by his opposite number Viv Richards without scoring, again off Patterson.

Worse was to come when vice-captain Mike Gatting, the batting success of the tour so far, went to hook Malcolm Marshall when he had scored 10.

Gatting was smashed on the nose and the ball fell on to his stumps as he reeled away with blood streaming from his face.

He was taken to hospital where it was confirmed his nose was broken and he would not be fit for the first Test starting here on Friday.

"It's a nasty break and Mike's not too pretty at present," manager Tony Brown said. "It will be a few days before the swelling goes down and only then will we know how long he is out for."

England reached 145 from 46 overs thanks to solid innings from Graham Gooch (36), Allan Lamb (30) and Peter Willey (26).

Lamb and Willey struggled at first but then took all sorts of risks in a fifth-wicket stand of 62.

Marshall returned and dismissed both with successive balls to finish with the best figures of 4/23 from his 10 overs.

The West Indies were never troubled, although all the England bowlers tried hard with off-spinner John Emburey, in particular, bowling accurately and skilfully.

Emburey conceded only 19 runs from his 10 overs but the tourists never had nearly enough runs to play with.

Gordon Greenidge (45) and Desmond Haynes (35) added 84 for the first wicket and West Indies did not require the services of Richards, who injured a finger fielding and dropped himself down the order.



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