West Indies vs Sri Lanka 5th Match Champions Trophy 1986 Highlights

Watch the highlights of West Indies vs Sri Lanka 5th Match Champions Trophy 1986 - Champions Trophy tournament of the 5th ODI match played between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah in 03rd December 1986.

A devastating bowling spell by Courtney Courtney Walsh's 5 for 1 after Openers Richie Richardson's maiden century and Gordon Greenidge's brilliant fifty helped to West Indies' record 193-run victory over Sri Lanka and winning all three matches to clinch the title in the fifth match of a Champions Trophy.

Match Stats :
  • West Indies' 193-run win was their largest victory by terms of runs in One-day international cricket history, previous biggest win by previous heaviest win against England at Bridgetown earlier in this year and the fifth biggest win in ODIs.
  • Richie Richardson became the seventh West Indies batsman to score a hundred in One-day internationals.
  • Richie Richardson became the third West Indies batsman to score a century against Sri Lanka in ODIs after Gordon Greenidge and Larry Gomes.
  • Courtney Walsh's 5 for 1 was the third best bowling figures for West Indies in One-day international and the best-bowling-figures by an West Indies bowler against Sri Lanka in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 4 for 20 held by Bernard Julien at Manchester in the inaugural 1975 World Cup.
  • Courtney Walsh's 5 for 1 was the best economical figures in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 4 for 8 held by Chris Old against Canada in the 1979 World Cup.
  • Sri Lanka's 55 was their lowest score ever in One-day internationals, previous lowest total was 86 against also the West Indies at Manchester in the 1975 World Cup and the second worst-total in ODIs after Canada's 45 against England at Manchester in the 1979 World Cup.

West Indies scored 248-5 in the alloted 45 overs with top scorer by Richie Richardson cracked a career-best 109 off 120-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 8-fours & a six.

Gordon Greenidge struck 67 off 83-balls including 7-fours, Viv Richards hit 39 off 42-balls included 3-fours & a six and Roger Harper 15.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Ravi Ratnayeke picked up 3-wickets and one for Rumesh Ratnayake - Ashantha de Mel.

Sri Lanka scored their lowest score of 55 for bundled out in 28.3 overs with top scorer by Asanka Gurusinha  15, Roshan Mahanama 13 and Brendon Kuruppu 9.

West Indies best bowler by Courtney Walsh 5-1, Roger Harper took 2-wickets for 8-runs in 9-overs including four maidens with economy rate of 0.88 and Malcolm Marshall took one-wicket.

Courtney Walsh named Player of the match for his devastating bowling performance to claimed a career-best 5-wicket haul for 1-runs in 4.3-overs including three maidens with economy rate of 0.22.

This match reported by Peter Walker (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

A DEVASTATING spell of bowling by Courtney Walsh, who according to West Indies' manager Jackie Hendricks is their bowling find of the Eighties, routed Sri Lanka in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Walsh's return of five for one in 4.3 overs ensured that the West Indies took the "Champion's Trophy" tournament in the desert by winning all three of their round-robin matches.

Their winning margin of 193 runs is the biggest since the tournament began six years ago.

Soon in trouble

An innings of 109 by Richie Richardson, which included eight fours and a six in an opening partnership of 132 with Gordon Greenidge, after they had been put into bat, took the West Indies to the highest total of the tournament.

When Sri Lanka batted, they were soon in trouble and when Walsh came on with the score at 45 for four he whipped out the remaining batsmen with a clinical combination of pace and direction.

Even so, tomorrow's match between India and Pakistan, to settle who finishes as runners-up, is a certain sell-out.



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