India vs Australia 6th ODI 1986 Article

Read the article of India vs Australia 6th ODI 1986 - Australia tour of India 6-match one-day international series of the 6th ODI match played between Australia and India at Municipal Stadium, Rajkot in 07th October 1986.

A scintillating unbeaten 91 by captain Allan Border and Dean Jones' half-century helped to Australia comfortable seven-wicket victory over India, despite a brilliant maiden century from Raman Lamba - Skipper Kapil Dev's blazing fifty and reduded the margin of defeat 3-2 in the sixth ODI.

Match Stats :
  • Raman Lamba became the fifth Indian batsman to score a hundred in ODIs after Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, Dilip Vengsarkar and Kris Srikkanth.
  • Raman Lamba became the third Indian batsman to score a century against Australia in ODIs after Ravi Shastri and Kris Srikkanth.

India scored 260-6 in the alloted 48 overs with top scorer by Raman Lamba hit a career-best 102 off 120-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 8-fours & 2-sixes.

Kapil Dev hammered a 58 off 31-balls including 5-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 187.09, Mohammad Azharuddin scored 28 off 56-balls included two boundaries, Dilip Vengsarkar 25 and Kris Srikkanth 23.

Australia best bowler by Steve Waugh took 2-wickets and one for Bruce Reid - Greg Matthews.

Australia chased 263-3 in 46.3 overs with top scorer by Allan Border blasted a unbeaten 91 off 88-balls.

Dean Jones blasted a 55 off 42-balls including 3-fours & a six with strike rate of 130.95, Geoff Marsh struck 39 off 44-balls included 5-fours.

David Boon scored 39 off 45-balls including 3-fours and Greg Ritchie hit a unbeaten 35 off 62-balls included 4-fours.

India best bowler by Ravi Shastri and R.P. Singh both took one-wickets.

Allan Border named Player of the match for his  match-winning scintillating unbeaten 91-runs knocked off facing 88-balls including 9-fours with strike rate of 103.40.

Raman Lamba earned player of the series for contributing 278-runs in the six-match series with average of 55.60.

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

A SCINTILLATING 91 not out by Allan Border gave Australia a comfortable win by seven wickets in the dead rubber of the one-day series already clinched by India.

Australia were required to match an Indian total of 260, which included a flawless century by Raman Lamba. Cramp in the calf prevented Kapil Dev from bowling and the rest of the Indian attack could not impose any restraint on the Australians who, on a plumb pitch, batted with a fine blend of aggression and good sense.

Almost from the start the Australians were in touch with the high asking rate, with David Boon and Geoff Marsh putting on 68 for the first wicket. Shastri broke the stand, drawing. Boon out of his ground with flight and having him stumped.

Hesitation over a single caused Marsh to be run out not much later, but these dismissals hardly disturbed the rhythm of the Australian batting.

Dean Jones and Allan Border quickly got entrenched and Australia progressed effortlessly, although Border had a close shave with a return chance to Rudhra Singh when he was on 23. The pair put on 90 in 16 overs.

A mistimed forcing shot off the legs by Jones had him caught at mid-off off Singh but, Ritchie settled in to help Border to close the remaining gap of 86 runs.

The crux of the Indian innings, which had no Sunil Gavaskar to open, was a partnership of 84 for the second wicket between Lamba and Azharuddin, although it was a blistering 58 from Kapil Dev that gave much-needed momentum to its last ten overs.

Lamba's 102 spanned 40 overs and included eight fours and two sixes, off Matthews. He drove with hefty power off both the front and back foot and reached his hundred off 118. balls, having taken 71 over his 50.

Kapil Dev, who came in at Lamba's dismissal, with the score 179 for three, was quite irresistible and savaged the bowling to such an extent that his 50 was reached in only 26 balls, with five fours and two sixes.



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