West Indies vs England 4th ODI 1986 Article

Read the article of West Indies vs England 4th ODI 1986 - England tour of West Indies 4-match one-day international series of the 4th ODI match played between England and West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad in 31st March 1986.

Pace bowlers Malcolm Marshall's four-wickets, Joel Garner and Courtney Walsh's combined 5-wickets before An unbeaten fifties from Opener Desmond Haynes and Captain Viv Richards steers to West Indies easy eight-wicket victory over England and clinch the three-match series with 3-1 in a one-sided game of the third ODI.

England scored 165-9 in the alloted 47 overs with top scorer by Tim Robinson cracked a 55 off 107-balls including three boundaries.

Ian Botham scored 29 off 46-balls including 3-fours, David Gower 20 and Allan Lamb 16.

West Indies best bowler by Malcolm Marshall claimed a 4-wickets for 37-runs in 9-overs, Joel Garner picked up 3-wickets for 22-runs in 9-overs including a maiden with economy rate of 2.44 and Courtney Walsh took 2-wickets.

West Indies chased 166-2 in 38.2 overs with top scorer by Desmond Haynes hit a unbeaten 77 off 114-balls including 10-fours.

Viv Richards cracked a unbeaten 50 off 59-balls including 4-fours & 3-sixes and Richie Richardson scored 31 off 55-balls included 5-fours.

This article reference by REUTERS via The Canberra Times

The West Indies crushed England in one-day cricket international, winning by eight wickets and taking the four-match series 3-1.

Richie Richardson (31), Desmond Haynes (77 not out) and captain Viv Richards (50 not out) thrilled the 20,000 crowd with a fine array of strokes all over the ground to win in 38.2 overs.

England made a breakthrough with the second ball of the first over when Foster, on a shortened run up, bowled Gordon Greenidge for a duck when the score was on zero. But their hopes were dashed as the in-form West Indies batsmen ran up the century in 28 overs as against the 35 it took England.

The high-scoring Richardson came in and with opener Haynes set the oval ablaze with a 75-run second wicket partner- ship in even time. Richardson was caught by Gooch off Emburey attempting a big hit over mid-on for 31.

Richards was at first pinned down by spin bowlers Emburey and Edmonds during five overs, but he hit a towering six off Edmonds over long-off to command respect from the close fielders.

The West Indies are 3-0 ahead in the five-match test series and victory in yesterday's limited overs match removed whatever chances England had of salvaging some pride from the tour.

Captain Richards, who won the match with a final boundary to reach an unbeaten half century, was the only batsman to hit a six in the match. He belted three off the spin bowlers in addition to hitting four fours. Haynes, in his unbeaten 77, hit 11 fours and batted 160 minutes, facing 106 balls.

Joel Garner, who took three wickets for 22, was named man of the match.



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