India vs Australia 5th ODI 1986 Article

Read the article of India vs Australia 5th ODI 1986 - Australia tour of India 6-match one-day international series of the 5th ODI match played between Australia and India at Gujarat Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad in 05th October 1986.

The slim All-rounder Ravi Shastri's all-round display with bat a brilliant half-century with two wickets and Captain Kapil Dev early two wickets helped to India comprehensive 52-run victory over Australia and took an unassailable 3-1 lead to seal the series in a low-scoring game of the fifth ODI.

India scored modest total of 193 for all-out in 47.4 overs with top scorer by Ravi Shastri struck 53 off 54-balls, Madan Lal cracked a 30 off 54-balls Including 3-fours.

Kris Srikkanth scored 26 off 51-balls including a boundary and Raman Lamba 17.

Australia best bowler by Simon Davis picked up 3-wickets for 35-runs in 9.4-overs, Dave Gilbert takes 2-wickets, Craig McDermott, Greg Matthews and Steve Waugh each took one-wickets.

Australia bundled out for 141 in 43.3 overs with top scorer by Allan Border struck 43 off 64-balls including 5-fours.

Geoff Marsh hit 43 off 96-balls including 2-fours and Greg Ritchie scored 22 off 39-balls included two boundaries.

India best bowler by Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri both took 2-wickets and one for Madan Lal - Gopal Sharma.

Ravi Shastri named Player of the match for his all-round performance to took 2-wickets for 23-runs in 9-overs including two maidens after his superb batting performance to scored a 53 off 54-balls included 6-fours.

This match reported by D.J. Rutnagur (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

EVEN THOUGH Australia dimissed India for 193, the then lowest score of the six-match series, they were beaten by 52 runs in the fifth one-day international in Ahmedabad.

Looking the probable win- ners while Geoff Marsh and Allan Border, who both made 43, were together for the third wicket, Australia cracked so badly under the pressure of keen fielding by the Indians that their last five wickets fell in 3 ½ overs for only 15 runs.

The Indians, again without Dilip Vengasarkar, also had a harrowing time. They lost six wickets before reaching 100. They were rescued by a brilliant innings of 53 from Ravi Shastri and his seventh-wicket partnership of 67 with Madan Lal who, at one stage, was ruled to have been caught at deep square-leg before being recalled.

Madan Lal was run out too soon afterwards for the decision - controversial as it was to have affected the result of the match, which was swung by the brittleness of the Australian batting.

Marsh and Border included, four batsmen were run out and when Greg Ritchie, having madke a sound 22, suffered third fate, a few intruders ran on to the ground and were arrested.



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