India vs West Indies Only ODI 1988 Article

Read the article of India vs West Indies Only ODI 1988 - West Indies tour of India (Indian Board Benevolent Fund Match) one & only one-day international match played between West Indies and India at Gujarat Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad in 07th January 1988.

A tight bowling by paceman Patrick Patterson conceded three runs as West Indies thrilling 2-run victory over India in a nailbiting climax of one-off One-day international

West Indies scored 194-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Kris Srikkanth cracked a 53 off 71-balls including 5-fours & a six.

Carl Hooper hit 33 off 69-balls including 2-fours, Eldine Baptiste cracked a 31 off 34-balls included two-fours, Gus Logie scored 30 off 56-balls contained 3-fours, Phil Simmons 20 and Viv Richards 17.

India best bowler by Kapil Dev, Chetan Sharma, Arshad Ayub each took 2-wickets and one for Kris Srikkanth - Mohinder Amarnath.

India scored 194-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Kris Srikkanth cracked a 53 off 71-balls, Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath each scored 21-runs, Ravi Shastri 19, Chetan Sharma 16 and Arun Lal 16.

West Indies best bowler by Patrick Patterson picked up 3-wickets for 26-runs in 9-overs including two maidens with economy rate of 2.88, Winston Benjamin captured two-wickets, Winston Davis, Viv Richards and Eldine Baptiste each took one-wickets.

Kris Srikkanth named Player of the match for his brilliant 53 off 71-balls including 5-fours & a six.

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

WEST INDIES scored a thrilling two-run victory over India at Ahmedabad in a one-day fixture the status of which was still in doubt several hours after the game.

Officials of both sides were locked in discussion on Indian cricket board secretary C Nagaraj's insistence that the match be treated as part of the scheduled eight-game limited overs series.

West Indies' captain Viv Richards and team manager Jackie Hendricks were not available for comment, but the touring team were believed to be insisting that the match was an unofficial, fund-raising effort.

The dispute flared at the start of the game when Indian officials had to persuade their captain Ravi Shastri to toss after he discussed the status of the contest with Richards.

Shastri said that the match was not part of the official series.

Accurate Patterson

The game itself provided a nailbiting climax. India went into the final over needing six runs to overhaul West Indies' total of 196 scored off 48.3 overs after they had been put in on a grassy wicket.

But tight bowling by paceman Patrick Patterson restricted Chetan Sharma and Sanjeev Sharma to just three runs and India finished on 194 for nine.

A 46-run fifth-wicket, stand between Gus Logie and Carl Hooper had revived the West Indies innings after India's medium pace attack had reduced the touring team to 65 for four.

Logie was caught in the deep off spinner Arshad Ayub for 30 and Hooper fell after making the top score of 33, going for a big hit off the occasional bowling of Srikkanth.

Turned sharply

The West Indies' total was only six when the medium paced Chetan Sharma turned one sharply from outside the off-stump and knocked down Ritchie Richardson's middle stump with the batsman on four.

Two overs later Sharma dived low on his right to take a return catch from Jeff Dujon who had scored 11. Former captain Kapil Dev claimed the wickets of Phil Simmons and Winston Davis.

The Indian innings took off on a slow start with only Krishnamachari Srikkanth crossing the half-century mark with 53 runs.

Arun Lal made a lacklustre 16 and Mohinder Amarnath was caught by David Williams off Patterson when he was on 21. 

Srikkanth half-century

Mixing the orthodox and unorthodox Srikkanth struck 53 off 72 balls with five fours and a six before falling to Patterson.

Shastri was bowled by Davis for 19. In the end it was up to Sanjeev Sharma and Chetan Sharma to make a victory attempt but the two fell short by two runs, India making 194 for nine in their 50 overs.



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