West Indies vs Sri Lanka 11th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1985 Highlights

Watch the highlights of West Indies vs Sri Lanka 11th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1985 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 11th ODI match played between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Adelaide Oval in 26th January 1985.

An brilliant unbeaten century by Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes' half-century steers to West Indies easy eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka and stay top of the points table in the 11th match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Match Stats : 
  • Gordon Greenidge became the first West Indies batsman to score a century against Sri Lanka in One-day international cricket history.
  • 6 : Gordon Greenidge equalled a joint second most centuries hit for West Indies in One-day internationals, jointly with Desmond Haynes' 6-hundreds.
  • 133 : Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes set up the record first-wicket partnership for West Indies against Sri Lanka in One-day international, previously held by the 128-run stand between these same pair at Sydney in this tournament and the West Indies' fifth highest opening stand in ODIs.

Sri Lanka scored 204-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Roy Dias hit 66 off 107-balls, Duleep Mendis cracked a 45 off 53-balls, Arjuna Ranatunga struck 31 off 50-balls and Uvaisul Karnain 20 not out.

West Indies best bowler by Winston Davis picked up 3-wickets for 21-runs in 10-overs including five maidens, Michael Holding took 2-wickets and one for Courtney Walsh.

West Indies chased 205-2 in 37.2 overs with top scorer by Gordon Greenidge hit a unbeaten 110 off 128-balls - which was his 6th ODI hundred & his first century against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

Desmond Haynes struck 51 off 53-balls and Larry Gomes 24.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Arjuna Ranatunga and Somachandra De Silva both took one-wickets.

Gordon Greenidge named Player of the match for his 

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

GORDON GREENIDGE. with his sixth century in 65 one-day internationals, guided the West Indies to an easy eight-wicket win, with 12-4 overs to spare. over Sri Lanka in the World Series Cup match at Adelaide Oval.

It was the West Indies' eighth consecutive win, with only two more preliminary matches to play before the best-of-three finals series.

The Sri Lankan innings was bolstered by only two partnerships-94 for the fourth-wicket between vice-captain Roy Dias and captain Duleep Mendis and 49 between Dias and Arjuna Ranatunga.

Then it was the turn of Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, who raced to 133 in 22 overs before Haynes was bowled for 51 off 53 balls. Greenidge was unbeaten at the close on 110. with 15 tours, on only 128 balls.



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