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India vs West Indies 5th ODI 1987-88

Read the article of India vs West Indies 5th ODI 1987-88 - West Indies tour of India 7-match one-day international series of the 5th ODI match played between West Indies and India at Nahar Singh Stadium, Faridabad in 19th January 1988.



Phil Simmons' well-made half-century, Richie Richardson's supporting 49 and Carl Hooper's quick-fire unbeaten 39 helped to West Indies swept to a four-wicket victory over India, despite a Mohinder Amarnath's maiden century and West Indies took an unassailable 4-1 lead to seal the seven-match series in the fifth ODI.

Match Stats : 
  • Mohinder Amarnath became the first Indian batsman to score a century against West Indies in One-day international cricket history.
  • Mohinder Amarnath became the ninth Indian batsman to score a hundred in ODIs.

India scored 230-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Mohinder Amarnath hit a career-best unbeaten 100 off 148-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred.

Kapil Dev struck 45 off 44-balls including 4-fours, Ravi Shastri cracked a 28 off 30-balls included 3-fours and Kris Srikkanth scored 28 off 44-balls contained four-fours.

West Indies best bowler by Winston Benjamin, Eldine Baptiste both took 2-wickets and one for Courtney Walsh - Winston Davis.

West Indies chased 231-6 in 49.1 overs with top scorer by Phil Simmons struck 67 off 96-balls including four boundaries.

Richie Richardson cracked a 49 off 90-balls - who fell one-run short of his half-century - including 5-fours, Carl Hooper hammered a unbeaten 39 off 26-balls included 3-fours & a six with strike rate of 150 and Gus Logie scored 29 off 32-balls with 2-fours.

India best bowler by Kris Srikkanth picked up 3-wickets for 25-runs in 6-overs, Ravi Shastri and Kapil Dev both took one-wickets.

Mohinder Amarnath named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a career-best unbeaten 100-runs knocked off facing 148-balls including 4-fours & a six.


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


THE West Indies clinched the one-day series against India by recovering from a mid-innings collapse against Krishnamachari Srikkanth, a change bowler, to win by four wickets in Faridabad.

The West Indies lead 4-1 in the series. The final two matches are at Gwalior on Friday and Trivandrum on Monday. The visitors, chasing a modest total of 230 for six, cruised to 126 for one in 30 overs.

Ravi Shastri, the Indian captain, then introduced Srikkanth to the attack. The opener, bowling quickish off-breaks, responded by dismissing Phil Simmons for 67, Richie Richardson for 49, and Viv Richards, the captain, for only nine runs, leaving the West Indies at 155 for four.

But Gus Logie and Carl Hooper stayed calm and although Logie was run out for 29 and Jeff Dujon made only nine, Hooper, with 39, guided his side to victory with five deliveries to spare. Srikkanth finished with three for 25 from six overs.

Mohinder Amarnath, 100 not out, pulled the Indian innings around from 76 for four with his first century in one-day cricket.

His aggressive innings, which featured a series of brilliant strokes off the front foot, included a six and five fours. Kapil Dev cracked 45 from only 44 balls.

Despite their efforts the final total never looked like extending the West Indians.

                   

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