India vs West Indies 7th ODI 1987-88 Article

Read the article of India vs West Indies 7th ODI 1987-88 - Australia tour of India 7-match one-day international series of the 7th ODI match played between West Indies and India at University Stadium, Trivandrum in 25th January 1988.

Openers Phil Simmons' unbeaten maiden century and Gordon Greenidge's superb 84 steers to West Indies emphatic nine-wicket victory over India, despite a brilliant century from Kris Srikkanth and clinch the seven-match series with 6-1 in the seventh and final ODI.

Match Stats : 
  • Kris Srikkanth became the second Indian batsman to score a century against West Indies in One-day internationals after Mohinder Amarnath.
  • Kris Srikkanth became the first Indian batsman to scored three centuries in One-day international cricket history, beating Ravi Shastri's record of 2-hundreds.
  • Phil Simmons became the fourth West Indies batsman to score a century against India in One-day internationals after Viv Richards, Gordon Greenidge and Carl Hooper.
  • Phil Simmons became the ninth West Indies batsman to score a hundred in ODIs.

India scored 239-8 in the alloted 45 overs with top scorer by Kris Srikkanth cracked a 101 off 106-balls - which was his 3rd ODI hundred, his first century against West Indies in ODIs - including 10-fours & 3-sixes.

Mohinder Amarnath struck 56 off 87-balls including 3-fours & a six, Mohammad Azharuddin cracked a 36 off 33-balls included 4-fours and Sanjay Manjrekar 14 not out.

West Indies best bowler by Patrick Patterson picked up 3-wickets for 34-runs in 9-overs, Viv Richards took 2-wickets and one for Eldine Baptiste - Winston Davis.

West Indies chased 241-1 in 42.5 overs with top scorer by Phil Simmons cracked a career-best unbeaten 104 off 129-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred.

Gordon Greenidge blasted a 84 off 76-balls including 5-sixes & 4-fours with strike rate of 110.52 and Richie Richardson scored a unbeaten 37 off 55-balls included four-fours.

India best bowler by Maninder Singh took one-wicket for 42-runs in 9-overs.

Phil Simmons named Player of the match for his match-winning superb career-best unbeaten 104-runs knocked off facing 129-balls including 4-sixes & 4-fours.

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

OPENING batsman Phil Simmons hit an unbeaten century as West Indies ended their triumphant tour with another crushing win over India at Trivandrum.

Simmons, who finished with 104 not out, hitting four sixes and four fours off 129 balls, helped steer West Indies to a nine-wicket victory with 2.1 overs to spare in their seventh and final one-day international.

The victory gave the tourists a 6-1 winning margin in the series and delighted captain Viv Richards. "I am most pleased with my team's performance, he said. "It is a much better sight leaving India this way than at the time when we came."

The four-match Test series, which began after West Indies failed to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, was shared 1-1 with two draws.

Ravi Shastri, the acting Indian captain, said his team lacked motivation to win once the one-day series had been decided. But his excuse could not detract from an explosive batting display by Simmons and Gordon Greenidge.

After India had scored 239 for eight, setting a run rate of 5.33 per over for victory, the West Indian openers took charge.

With Greenidge the more aggressive of the two, they set about the target with great energy and soon made it look like easy as they put on 164 for the first wicket.

Greenidge, who hit 84 off 75 balls, looked set for a century when he was stumped off Maninder Singh. His innings included five sixes and four fours.

Richie Richardson, who finished unbeaten on 37, joined Simmons and the two continued to maul the Indian attack. They added 77 in quick time before Simmons hit the winning shot and completed his first century in one-day internationals. Richardson, who played a supportive role, scored 37.

Earlier, Richards had won the toss and put India in to bat on an easy wicket after play was delayed for an hour because of early morning dew. The delay cut the number of overs to 45 a side.

Indian opener Kris Srikkanth, who was dropped by Richardson at first slip in the first over, went on to make 101 including 10 fours and three sixes.

Together with Mohinder Amarnath, who came in at the fall of the first wicket, Srikkanth added 127 for the second wicket before being bowled by Eldine Baptiste.

Amarnath hit 56 but once he had departed the Indian batting collapsed with only Mohammad Azharuddin defiant with a respectable 36.



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