New Zealand vs West Indies 4th ODI 1987 Article

Read the article of New Zealand vs West Indies 4th ODI 1987 - West Indies tour of New Zealand 4-match one-day international series of the 4th ODI match played between West Indies and New Zealand at Lancaster Park, Christchurch in 28th March 1987.

Carl Hooper and Courtney Walsh's combined 5-wickets before A record-equal ninth century by Gordon Greenidge's unbeaten 133 and Desmond Haynes' unbeaten half-century gave the West Indies a crushing ten-wicket victory over New Zealand and clinch the four-match series with 3-0 in a one-sided game of the fourth and final ODI.

Match Stats : 
  • The ten-wicket win is West Indies' third and West Indies' joint largest victory by terms of wickets remaining against New Zealand in One-day international and It is the third such defeat for New Zealand in ODIs.
  • Gordon Greenidge became the first West Indies batsman to scored three centuries against New Zealand in ODIs, beating Desmond Haynes' two hundreds.
  • 9 : Gordon Greenidge equalled a joint most centuries hit in One-day international cricket history, jointly with Viv Richards' 9-hundreds record.
  • 134 : Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes set up the record first-wicket partnership for West Indies against New Zealand in One-day internationals, previously held by the unbeaten 117-run stand between Desmond Haynes and Richie Richardson at Port of Spain in 1985 and the West Indies' fifth highest opening stand in ODIs.
  • Gordon Greenidge's unbeaten 133 was the eighth highest score for West Indies in One-day international and the second highest-score by an West Indies batsman against New Zealand in ODIs after Desmond Haynes' unbeaten 145 at Albion in 1985.

* New Zealand Set to make 193 for victory, Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes knocked off the runs without losing any wickets in 39-2 overs. 

* This win gave the West Indies a clean sweep with 3-0 of the one-day international series. One match was washed out.

* Gordon Greenidge dominated the innings with a unbeaten 133 off 139 balls. He struck 16 boundaries and four sixes. Haynes reached his second 50 of the one-day international series, finishing an unbeaten 53 off 100 balls,

* It was Gordon Greenidge's record-equal ninth century in One-day internationals, jointly with Viv Richards, which was his second century of the ODI series.

* New Zealand tried seven bowlers in a bid to break the West Indies' opening partnership. Jeremy Coney's two overs cost 22, Martin Crowe picked up three for 19, Martin Snedden's first three overs cost 21 and Dipak Patel had 31 hit off five overs.

* Two batting slumps in the New Zealand innings cost any chance of setting the West Indies a big target. After Phil Horne and Martin Crowe had shared a second wicket partnership of 60 in 71 minutes, three wickets fell for the addition of just 14 runs.

* Phil Horne was run out with the score on 63 after indecision on a short single. Greenidge's direct hit from about 30 yards easily beat Horne home. Jeff Crowe, after some uncomfortable moments, failed to keep down a sharply lifting ball from Tony Gray and lobbed a simple catch to backward square leg.

* Then the West Indies captured the prize wicket of Martin Crowe, who had played some fine shots and looked in good form, and they never eased off

New Zealand scored 191-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Martin Crowe cracked a 42 off 71-balls including 5-fours.

Dipak Patel scored 36 off 62-balls including 3-fours, Richard Hadlee hit 24 off 28-balls included two boundaries, Jeremy Coney 21 and Phil Horne 15.

West Indies best bowler by Carl Hooper picked up 3-wickets for 27-runs in 6-overs, Cortney Walsh strikes 2-wickets, Tony Gray, Joel Garner and Patrick Patterson each took one-wickets.

West Indies chased 192 for without lost a wicket in 39.2 overs with top scorer by Gordon Greenidge hit a career-best unbeaten 133 off 140-balls - which was his 9th ODI hundred & his third century against New Zealand in ODIs and Desmond Haynes scored a unbeaten 53 off 100-balls included 6-fours.

Gordon Greenidge named Player of the match for his match-winning career-best unbeaten 133-runs knocked off facing 140-balls including 16-fours and 4-sixes.



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