India vs Australia 3rd Match Reliance World Cup 1987 Highlights

Watch the highlights of India vs Australia 3rd Match Reliance World Cup 1987 - Reliance World Cup 1987 tournament of the 3rd ODI match played between Australia and India at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Madras in 09th October 1987.

Geoff Marsh's brilliant century and Craig McDermott's four-wicket haul before Steve Waugh holds nerve as Australia remarkable thrilling 1-run victory over India, despite a Kris Srikkanth's 70 and Debutant Navjot Sidhu's impressive debut 73 in the third match of a Reliance World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • Geoff Marsh became the first Australian batsman to scored three centuries against India in One-day internationals.
  • Geoff Marsh became the fifth Australian batsman to scored three centuries in ODIs.
  • Geoff Marsh became the third Australian batsman to score a century in World Cup after Alan Turner.

Australia scored 270-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Goeff Marsh struck 110 off 141-balls - which was his 3rd ODI hundred, also his third century against India in ODIs and his first century against Australia in World Cup - including 7-fours & a six.

David Boon struck 49 off 68-balls - who fell one-run short of his half-century - including 5-fours, Dean Jones cracked a 39 off 35-balls included 2-sixes & 2-fours with strike rate of 111.42, Steve Waugh 19 not out and Allan Border 16.

India best bowler by Manoj Prabhakar strikes 2-wickets, Roger Binny, Maninder Singh and Ravi Shastri each took one-wickets.

India scored 269 for all-out in 49.5 overs with top scorer by Debutant Navjot Sidhu - who hit 73 off 79-balls on his debut ODI match - including 5-sixes & 4-fours.

Kris Srikkanth cracked a 70 off 83-balls including 7-fours, Sunil Gavaskar struck 37 off 32-balls included 6-fours & a six with strike rate of 115.62 and Dilip Vengsarkar scored 29 off 45-balls with 2-fours.

Australia best bowler by Craig McDermott claimed a 4-wickets for 56-runs in 10-overs, Steve Waugh took 2-wickets and one for Simon O'Donnell - Peter Taylor.

Geoff Marsh named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a 110-runs knocked off facing 141-balls including 7-fours and a six.

This match reported by Trevor Bailey (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

AUSTRALIA beat India by one run in Madras today after two runs had been added to the visitors' total in an unprecedented intercession by the two umpires and the match adjudicator, Hanif Mohammad, the former Pakistan Test player.

The incident slightly over-shadowed an asborbing and fluctuating match on a faded khaki grassless strip, lacking both pace and bounce, which gave no encouragement to bowlers.

The result was in doubt until the fifth ball of the final over when Waugh bowled Mahinder.
The earlier confusion had arisen when West Indian umpire David Archer signalled a four following a shot from Dean Jones, the Australians claiming that it had cleared the boundary and should have been a six.

England umpire Dicky Bird, who was standing at the other end, said Today : "The fielder closest to the ball, Shastri, wasn't sure and said it was a four. "So at the lunch interval, when the Australian innings had closed with 268 on the board, we went to both dressing rooms.

The Australians still said it was a six and Kapil Dev, the Indian captain agreed. "Everybody was happy and there was no trouble. So two runs were added to Australia's total. It did seem to me it had cleared the boundary rope."

The incident illustrated the importance of adjudicators who are appointed for each World Cup game to ensure uniformity of the playing conditions and to resolve any disputes.

Having won the toss Kapil Dev followed the theory of putting the opposition in to bat on the grounds that it is easier to chase a target than set one.

Boon and Marsh provided a fine example of how to open a one-day match. They kept the score moving along at nearly five runs per over by a combination of sensible attacking strokes and fast, imaginative running between the wickets.

The introduction of the two Indian spinners slowed them slightly, but they still sailed on past the 100 in the 21st over and then it was something of a surprise when Boon was leg before to Shastri for a splendid 49.

Marsh went on to make a most impressive century to maintain the high tempo, first with Jones and then with Border. However, the Australian middle order were unable to capitalise and the final total was only 270.

India replied with a Gavaskar-inspired onslaught which led to both opening bowlers being withdrawn after only six overs, the fifty coming up in nine.

The little master was eventually caught out on the boundary for a glorious 37 which was so brilliant that though some fine batting was still to come, everything after his departure was something of an anti-climax.

Srikanth produced a colourful 70 and the exciting Siddhu played a fine innings containing several enormous sixes to maintain the required rate.

However, the return of the Australian opening bowlers, Reid and McDermott, together with several injudicious strokes, prompted a collapse which was to prove fatal. 483



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