England vs West Indies 4th Match Benson & Hedges Challenge 1986-87 Highlights

Watch the highlights of England vs West Indies 4th Match Benson & Hedges Challenge 1986-87 - Benson & Hedges Challenge one-day international tournament of the 4th ODI match played between West Indies and England at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth in 03rd January 1987.

Half-centuries from Allan Lamb, Jack Richards and Graham Dilley's four-wicket haul gives England dramatic 19-run victory over West Indies, despite a Joel Garner's five-wicket haul in tense game of the fourth match of a Benson and Hedges Challenge.

Match Stats : 
  • Joel Garner's 5 for 47 was his third best bowling performance for West Indies in One-day international and his second best-bowling-figures against England in ODIs after his 5 for 38 at Lord's in the 1979 World Cup final.
  • Joel Garner became the first West Indies' bowler to take a three five-wicket haul in One-day international cricket history and overall the second player after Richard Hadlee's four five-fors.

England scored 228-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Allan Lamb struck 71 off 108-balls including 6-fours.

Jack Richards scored 50 off 60-balls including 3-fours, John Emburey 18, Phil Edmonds 16 not out and Mike Gatting 15.

West Indies best bowler by Joel Garner claimed a 5-wicket haul for 47-runs in 10-overs, Malcolm Marshall took 2-wickets and one for Courtney Walsh - Roger Harper.

West Indies scored 209 for all-out in 48.2 overs with top scorer by Gus Logie scored 51 off 86-balls including two boundaries.

Viv Richards struck 45 off 59-balls including 5-fours, Jeff Dujon cracked a 36 off 44-balls included 3-fours & a six and Gordon Greenidge 20.

England best bowler by Graham Dilley claimed a 4-wickets for 46-runs in 10-overs, John Emburey, Gladstone Small both took 2-wickets and one for Ian Botham.

This match reported by Robert James (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

COOLER HEADS when the fires burned hot lay behind England's dramatic 19-run win over arch-tormentors West Indies in Benson & Hedges Challenge.

As the odds twisted and turned one way and then the other, England took sweet revenge for all those agonies in the Caribbean last winter.

They simply refused to yield even an inch when Kent rebel Graham Dilley altered the direction of the game by bowling Jeffrey Dujon just as the West Indians had it almost won.

Wicketless with the new ball, Man of the Match Dilley rammed home England's sudden advantage with a spell of four wickets for seven runs, condemning the West Indies to the same fate as Australia in their elimination.

Now England take on emergent Pakistan in Wednesday's final, with an intervening clash between the two countries tomorrow under floodlights in what has become an academic and somewhat embarrassing fixture.

The West Indies, already humbled by Pakistan, needed 229 in their 50 overs to beat England and maintain an interest in the £10,000 winners' cheque. They recovered from a wobbly 104 for four to reach the last 10 overs with the target reduced to 60 runs, and Gus Logie and Dujon still together. On a good pitch and fast-running outfield, it was well within their capabilities.

But in the 42nd over, Dujon whimsically and fatally backed away outside leg-stump to make room to hit Dilley through the covers. Over went his castle.

Roger Harper, surprised by a full-length diving stop by Bill Athey at mid-on, was run out in the 43rd when he and Logie were stranded at the bowler's end.

Technically, the established Logie should have walked, but Harper went instead and neither umpire nor England players objected. As it happened, it made little difference. In the next over, Logie edged Dilley to Jack Richards behind the wicket to finish off West Indies' dying hopes.

From Dujon's dismissal, West Indies lost six wickets for 31 runs in seven overs-as forlorn a piece of batting as that which cost them last Tuesday's game against Pakistan.

England captain Mike Gatting was understandably jubilant. "It was a great team effort," he 'said. "I think the first match against Pakistan will be a bit of a feeler for both sides. But we want to keep on winning."

Modestly, Dilley added: "I think my figures probably flatter a bit to deceive. I didn't bowl very well in my first spell but thankfully things went my way in the end. There's pressure on everyone in that situation. No one on the field wants to make a mistake and everyone is hoping the ball will stay away from them."

Earlier, Allan Lamb and Richards had needed to play their best to dig England out of a start of 96 for five and set any sort of target.

It was a fine recovery by England to get as many as they did after losing Chris Broad, Athey and David Gower in the first eight overs. Lamb, away with three high fours off Joel Garner, square on the off-side, had most to do with it, keeping the innings on an even keel when it was in danger of submerging. He went on to add 60 off 11 overs with Richards for the sixth wicket, when England were well enough placed to make a forward push.

In one-day games Lamb's edges often fly through open spaces and bring runs, not that there were many of them today. His best shot, an off-glance off Harper in which by a late turn of the wrists he angled the ball fine of deep third man to get four instead of two, was as deft as any all week.

Lamb was well on course for what would have been his fifth one-day England century when, in the 36th over, a middled slash off Malcolm Marshall gave his county teammate a chance to get his own back.

From a standing start at third man 30 yards away, spring heels propelled Harper two feet vertically to take à catch few players would have looked at since Clive Lloyd was in his prime.

Richards, using his feet to manipulate the length, was twice almost brushing the stumps as he hooked fours off Harper. He added 38 with Emburey off seven overs, had a life to his name-sake with a single to mid-wicket in the 40s, but was unable to be caught down the leg-side off Garner off a ball that with no contact might have been signalled as a wide.

Garner in his follow-through picked up an extraordinary caught and bowled from Dilley. The six-foot eight-inch giant almost touched the grass to emerge with five for 47. But it was not among his most convincing efforts.

Straining for pace he over-stepped ten times in his five-over new ball spell, and only Athey departed to a good delivery, caught at second slip.

Broad, beaten by Marshall's movement off the pitch, edged him to the gully; Gower flashed firm-footed to Dujon; and Gatting, on the defensive, edged Courtney Walsh to slip.

When Botham, after a careful start, got tucked up in a pull by Harper and top-edged to Gordon Greenidge by the square leg umpire, England were 96 for five, halfway through their

Lamb, plus Richards and a worthy effort by the tail revived hopes of a win that made them certain finalists.



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