India vs Australia 1st ODI 1986 Article

Read the article of India vs Australia 1st ODI 1986 - Australia tour of India 6-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Australia and India at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur in 07th September 1986.

Opener Kris Srikkanth's brilliant maiden century, Debutant Raman Lamba's impressive debut fifty and Kapil Dev's assault helped to India emphatic seven-wicket victory over Australia, despite a Geoff Marsh - David Boon's centuries and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • This is the second Instance of a team failed to defend a target, despite having two batsmen hit centuries in the innings in ODIs, The previous such instance came by Pakistan against India at Lahore in 1982.
  • This is the first instance of Australia's two batsmen were scores of centuries or more runs in their innings in One-day internationals.
  • Geoff Marsh became the first Australian batsman to scored two centuries against India in ODIs.
  • Geoff Marsh became the fifth Australian batsman to scored two hundreds in ODIs.
  • David Boon became the fifth Australian batsman to score a century against India in ODIs.
  • David Boon became the tenth Australian batsman to score a hundred in ODIs.
  • Kris Srikkanth became the second Indian batsman to score a century against Australia in ODIs after Ravi Shastri.
  • Kris Srikkanth became the fourth Indian batsman to score a hundred in ODIs after Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar.
  • 212 : Geoff Marsh and David Boon set up the record first-wicket partnership for in One-day international cricket history surpassing the previous record held by the 193-run stand between Graham Gooch and Bill Athey against New Zealand at Manchester in this year, It is the Australia's highest any-wicket stand against India in ODIs, previously held by the 152-run stand between these same pair at Sydney earlier in this year, It is the Australia's second highest any-wicket stand in ODIs and the third highest any-wicket stand in ODIs.
  • Geoff Marsh and David Boon became the first-ever pair to set the 200 plus runs opening partnership in ODI cricket history.

Australia scored 250-3 in the alloted 47 overs with top scorer by David Boon struck 111 off 118-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 10-fours & 2-sixes.

Geoff Marsh struck 104 off 139-balls - whic was his 2nd ODI hundred and also his second century against India in ODIs - including 9-fours & a six and Dean Jones scored a unbeaten 17 off 12-balls included 2-fours.

India best bowler by Mohammad Azharuddin took one-wicket for 53-runs in 7-overs.

India chased 251-3 in 41 overs with top scorer by Kris Srikkanth scored a career-best 102 off 104-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 10-fours & a six.

Debutant Raman Lamba hammered a 64 off 53-balls on his debut ODI match - including 8-fours & a six with strike rate of 120.75.

Kapil Dev hammered a unbeaten 26 off 13-balls including 3-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 300, Sunil Gavaskar scored 26 off consuming 56-balls included three boundaries and Dilip Vengsarkar 18 not out.

Australia best bowler by Bruce Reid and Greg Matthews both took one-wickets.

This match reported by Mike Coward (Third Party Reference from SMH)

Kris Srikkanth, who derives his inspiration and power from the sun, scored a thrilling century to give India their first limited-over victory over Australia on the subcontinent at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

Srikkanth, one of the world's most flamboyant cricketers, scored 102 from just 105 balls and dramatically upstaged Geoff Marsh and David Boon, who earlier had added a world record 212 for the first wicket in Australia's score of 3-250 from 47 overs.

The sun god which looked so kindly on Srikkanth shunned the Australian bowlers, who were unable to prevent Srikkanth and powerful newcomer Raman Lamba from blazing 102 from 89 balls for the second wicket.

The Australians, particularly Simon Davis, wilted under the assault and the heat. No method of operation employed by Allan Border could contain the Indians, who had required 5.3 runs per over for victory.

Heat and frustration took a toll of the Australians. Umpire Subroto Banerjee spoke with wicket-keeper Tim Zoehrer after refusing him a legside catch against Lamba and umpire Naraia Rao spoke with Greg Ritchie after he appeared to exchange words with the rampant Srikkanth. 

Srikkanth's innings was unblemished, although had Greg Matthews reacted faster he would have had a chance to run him out at 39 off Bruce Reid's bowling.

Lamba, who seized on many loose deliveries from both Davis and Matthews, advanced the cause after Srikkanth's dismissal and finished with a handsome 64 from just 53 balls with eight fours and a six.

But it was Kapil Dev who administered the coup de grace with successive sixes off Craig McDermott. It was India's seventh win in 22 limited-over internationals with Australia.

Earlier Dev had been ruing his decision to give the Australians first use of the flat and true pitch which was chockful of runs.

The capacity crowd of 25,000 was stunned - but hardly silenced by the mastery over the Indian attack by Boon and Marsh. Both played with flair and fluency from the outset and Kapil Dev had no alternative but to change his game plan after Chetan Sharma conceded 18 runs from his first two overs.

Sharma, India's England tour bowling hero, fielded badly throughout the innings and when at long off to Maninder Singh dropped Boon when he had reached 64 and the total at 119.

Boon, who drove, cut and pulled with tremendous power, also was reprieved at 40 (total 71) when keeper Chandrakant Pandit missed a sharp catch off the fifth ball of Ravi Shastri's third over.

However, it would be nit-picking to draw undue attention to Boon's lapses as he and Marsh played with a control and freedom which augers well for the tourists on this demanding tour.

Since they were hastily brought together by despairing selectors in Adelaide last December they have recorded 16 partnerships of more than 50, converting six of them to stands of more than 100 and two to more than 200.

Given the heat, the pressure of the occasion, and the understandably partisan nature of the crowd sandwiched beneath candy-striped shamianas (tents), this was their finest liaison.

It was their fourth century stand against India this calendar year, three of them in limited-over internationals. Marsh fell for 104 after being missed for the first time at 100, while Boon reached his first limited-over century.

Both were at the point of exhaustion when they completed their achievements off successive balls from Shastri but soon sacrificed their wickets to allow fresh and alert minds and legs to continue the attack.

At the time, they were oblivious to the fact that they had established a world record for the first wicket in international one-day cricket, eclipsing the 193 scored by Graham Gooch and Bill Athey for England against New Zealand at Headingley in Leeds recently.

There have been only two other partnerships of more than 200 in this style of cricket - the 224 by Dean Jones and Allan Border for the third wicket against Sri Lanka in Adelaide in 1984-85 and 221 for the second wicket by Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards for the West Indies against India at Jamshedpur in 1983-84.

The running between wickets of Boon and Marsh was exemplary and effectively broke the hearts of the Indian bowlers. In fact, Sharma was banished from the attack, his four overs costing 31 runs, and in desperation the ball was thrown to the batting prodigy Mohammad Azharuddin in the hope of stemming the run flow.

Marsh, who played in a more orthodox manner than did Boon at times, finished with 104 from 143 balls with nine fours and a splendid six over long-on off Shastri. Swinging from the hip as fatigue almost brought him to his knees, Boon finally fell for 111 from 121 balls with 12 boundaries and sixes against Roger Binny and Azharuddin.

As the score mounted quickly - Australia finished at 3-250 - the Indian bowlers paid scant regard to the over rate and completed only 47 overs in the allotted time.



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