India vs West Indies 1st ODI 1987-88 Highlights

Read the article of India vs West Indies 1st ODI 1987-88 - West Indies tour of India 7-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between West Indies and India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur in 08th December 1987.

Carl Hooper's maiden unbeaten half-century, A power-hitting display from Winston Benjamin's 31 and Patrick Patterson's record-breaking 6 for 29 gives West Indies narrow 10-run victory over India, despite a fighting innings from Kapil Dev's 64-ball 87 and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

Match Stats : 
  • Patrick Patterson's 6 for 29 was the third best bowling figures for West Indies in One-day international and the best bowling figures by an West Indies bowler against India in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 4 for 33 held by Michael Holding at Birmingham in the 1979 World Cup.
  • Patrick Patterson became the first West Indies bowler to take a five-wicket haul against India in ODI cricket history.
  • Patrick Patterson's 6 for 29 was the best bowling figures by any in Indian soil in ODI cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 5 for 57 held by Graeme Labrooy at Vadodara earlier in this year.

West Indies scored 203-8 in the alloted 44 overs with top scorer by Carl Hooper cracked a career-best unbeaten 57 off 84-balls including 3-fours & a six.

Gordon Greenidge scored 36 off 40-balls including a boundary, Winston Benjamin hit 31 off 29-balls included 3-sixes & 3-fours and Desmond Haynes 20.

India best bowler by Maninder Singh picked up 3-wickets for 40-runs in 10-overs, Ravi Shastri took 2-wickets and one for Kapil Dev - Anshuman Gaekwad.

India scored 193 for all-out in 44.4 overs with top scorer by Kapil Dev hammered a 87 off 64-balls including 9-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 135.93.

Kiran More struck 33 off 36-balls including 6-fours and Ravi Shastri scored 20 off 57-balls included a boundary.

West Indies best bowler by Patrick Patterson 6-29, Courtney Walsh, Viv Richards, Carl Hooper and Winston Benjamin each took one-wickets.

Patrick Patterson named Player of the match for his record-breaking bowling performance to claimed a career-best 6-wickets for 29-runs in 9.4-overs.

This match reported by a special correspondent (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

WEST INDIES overcame India by 10 runs in Nagpur after an exciting and fluctuating start to their one-day international series. Victory could have gone either way, but the accuracy of fast bowler Patrick Patterson, who took six for 29, proved decisive.

The tourists started well after electing to bat first but finished with a modest total of 203 for eight off their allotted 50 overs because of some excellent spin bowling.

West Indies could have been in deeper trouble after a middle order collapse, but Carl Hooper and Winston Benjamin added 65 for the eighth wicket, helping their side to set a respectable target. Hooper was the top scorer with 57 not out.

Required to score at a rate of 4.08 runs per over India started disastrously, losing five wickets for only 31 runs in 13 overs.

Transformed match

But Kapil Dev, coming in at No 7, transformed the match with some tremendous hitting. He and Ravi Shastri added 113 for the sixth wicket to take India ahead of the required run rate and raise hopes of victory.

Patterson was quickly brought into the attack and engineered India's defeat by removing both men. Kapil was caught at mid-off by Haynes for 87 after hitting 11 fours and two sixes in a 64-ball stay and Shastri went for 20.

Kiran More and Maninder Singh, the last wicket pair, added 38 before Patterson again came to the rescue. He ended India's challenge by dismissing More for 33, including six boundaries, with 5.2 overs to spare.

Viv Richards, the West Indies captain, admitted the 203 total was not a good one to defend on the Nagpur pitch. "But excellent bowling by Patterson and brilliant fielding helped us to win," he said.

His counterpart, Dilip Vengsarkar, blamed India's defeat on poor batting by the established batsmen, including himself.

He said: "Batsmen will have to apply themselves if India are to give a tough fight to West Indies in the remaining seven one-day matches."



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