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India vs West Indies 4th ODI 1987-88

Read the article of India vs West Indies 4th ODI 1987-88 - West Indies tour of India 7-match one-day international series of the 4th ODI match played between West Indies and India at Municipal Stadium, Rajkot in 05th January 1988.



Captain Viv Richards' 75-ball power-hitting century powers to West Indies convincing six-wicket victory over India, despite a Woorkeri Raman's brilliant 95 and go up 3-1 lead in the fourth ODI.

Match Stats :
  • Viv Richards hammered a 75-ball his second fastest century for West Indies in One-day international and also his second quickest hundred against India in ODIs after his 72-ball hundred at Jamshedpur in 1983.
  • Viv Richards became the first West Indies batsman to hit three centuries against India in One-day international and overall the fourth player against India in ODIs.
  • Viv Richards became the first batsman to scored 11 centuries in One-day international cricket history.

India scored 221-7 in the alloted 43 overs with top scorer by Woorkeri Raman struck 95 off 123-balls - who fell five-run short of his century - including 6-fours.

Kris Srikkanth cracked a 32 off 55-balls including 4-fours, Mohammad Azharuddin hit 24 off 26-balls included one-six & a four.

Kapil Dev struck 22 off 12-balls contained three-fours with strike rate of 183.33 and Debutant Sanjay Manjrekar - who scored a run-a-ball unbeaten 19-runs on his debut ODI match - including 3-fours.

West Indies best bowler by Viv Richards picked up 3-wickets for 42-runs in 8-overs, Patrick Patterson took 2-wickets and one for Carl Hooper - Winston Benjamin.

West Indies chased 225-4 in 40.1 overs with top scorer by Viv Richards hammered a unbeaten 110 off 77-balls.

Desmond Haynes scored 49 off 90-balls - who fell one-run short of his half-century - including two boundaries and Richie Richardson cracked a 27 off 24-balls included 3-fours.

India best bowler by Kapil Dev, Sanjeev Sharma, Woorkeri Raman and Arshad Ayub each took one-wickets.

Viv Richards named Player of the match for his match-winning power-hitting batting performance to smashed a unbeaten 110-runs knocked off facing 77-balls including 7-sixes and 7-fours with strike rate of 142.85 after picking up 3-wickets for 42-runs in 8-overs.



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


VIV RICHARDS, the West Indies captain, hammered his Indian counterpart, Ravi Shastri, for three sixes in an over during an unbeaten century which gave West Indies a six-wicket victory in the fourth one-day international at Rajkot.

West Indies took a 3-1 lead in the seven-match series by making 222 for four in 40.1 overs in reply to India's 221 for seven in 43 overs.

At the start of the last 10 overs, West Indies still needed 72 to win. But Richards tore into the left-arm spin of Shastri for three sixes in the 35th over to the dismay of the 25,000 spectators.

Shastri saw his first ball to Richards sail out of the ground, quickly followed by another six into the stands, and a third over the boundary.

Richards reached his century in 75 balls by lofting Raman for the seventh six of his innings, a record in one-day internationals. He also hit seven fours in his 77-ball innings.

Raman, 24, a left-arm spinner and batsman, made 95 in only his second appearance for India and had lured Richards into mishitting a delivery when on 35. But Sanjeev Sharma dropped the catch at long-on.

Besides his batting prowess, Richards took a smart return catch off his own bowling to dismiss Mohammed Azharuddin just as the Indian was getting into his stylish stride.

The West Indian captain took three wickets for 42 and won the Man of the Match award.

                   

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