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West Indies vs New Zealand 5th ODI 1985 Article

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Desmond Haynes' record-equal eighth ODI century and Larry Gomes' superb 78 before Three-wicket hauls from Winston Davis and Roger Harper steers to West Indies domineering 112-run victory over New Zealand and registered their historic first 5-0 series whitewash against New Zealand in a one-sided game of the fifth ODI.

Match Stats :
  • This is the second time West Indies have whitewashed their oppositions in a bilateral five-match series in One-day international and registered their historic first 5-0 whitewash against New Zealand in ODIs.
  • This is the first time New Zealand have suffered a clean sweep in a bilateral five-match series in One-day internationals.
  • West Indies' 112-run win was their third largest victory by terms of runs in One-day international and It is their second biggest win against New Zealand in ODIs after their biggest win by 130-runs at Albion in this series' third ODI.
  • Desmond Haynes became the first West Indies batsman to scored two centuries against New Zealand in ODIs.
  • 8 : Desmond Haynes equalled a joint most centuries hit in One-day internationals, jointly with Viv Richards (8).
  • 184 : Desmond Haynes and Larry Gomes set up the record second-wicket partnership for West Indies against New Zealand in One-day international, previously held by the 125-run stand between Gordon Greenidge and Alvin Kallicharran at The Oval in the inaugural 1975 World Cup and the West Indies' third highest second-wicket stand in ODIs.

West Indies scored 265-3 in 49 overs with top scorer by Desmond Haynes hit 116 off 138-balls - which was his 8th ODI hundred & his second century against New Zealand in ODIs.

Larry Gomes struck 78 off 91-balls including 9-fours, Viv Richards blasted a unbeaten 33 off 24-balls included 4-fours & a six with strike rate of 137.50 and Richie Richardson scored 21 off 30-balls with 2-fours & a six.

New Zealand best bowler by Ewen Chatfield took 2-wickets and one for Lance Cairns.

New Zealand scored 153-8 in 49 overs with top scorer by Ian Smith blasted a 37 off 28-balls including 7-fours with strike rate of 132.14.

Jeff Crowe scored 30 off 63-balls including one-six & a four, John Wright hit 22 off 31-balls included 5-fours, Ken Rutherford 18 and Richard Hadlee 16 not out.

West Indies best bowler by Winston Davis picked up 3-wickets for 32-runs in 8-overs, Roger Harper strikes 3-wickets for 38-runs in 10-overs including three maidens, Joel Garner and Eldine Baptiste both took one-wickets.

Desmond Haynes named Player of the match for his record-equal batting performance to scored a 116-runs knocked off facing 138-balls including 9-fours and 2-sixes.



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


WEST INDIES completed the latest of their clean sweeps with another crushing 112-run victory over New Zealand in the fifth, and final, one-day international in Bridgetown.

Desmond Haynes extended his remarkable sequence of one-day centuries to eight with 116, sharing a second-wicket partnership of 184 with Larry Gomes, 78, from 33 overs that formed the basis of a daunting total of 265 for three.

An asking rate of 5.4 an over was beyond the New Zealanders, even on an ideal pitch, yet they again batted pathetically.

Their challenge was destroyed when they lost Wright in the 11th over and Howarth and Martin Crowe in the next.

Haynes followed sco.es of 146 not out and 85 not out in the last two matches with his eighth century in one-day internationals.

He hit two sixes off consecutive balls from Troup and eignt fours before hoisting a catch to deep mid-wicket.

                   

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