West Indies vs Sri Lanka 14th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 Article

Read the articles of West Indies vs Sri Lanka 14th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 - Reliance World Cup 1987 tournament of the 7th ODI match played between Sri Lanka and Australia at National Stadium, Karachi in 13th October 1987.

Another Impressive Innings from Phil Simmons' career-best 89, Gus Logie's unbeaten 65 and Patrick Patterson's three-wickets helped to West Indies hard-fought 25-run victory over Sri Lanka, despite a fighting innings from Arjuna Ranatunga's unbeaten 86 in the 14th match of a Reliance World Cup.

West Indies scored 236-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Phil Simmons struck 89 off 126-balls including 11-fours.

Gus Logie hit a unbeaten 65 off 66-balls including 7-fours and Desmond Haynes scored 24 off 36-balls included 3-fours.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Ravi Ratnayeke picked up 3-wickets for 41-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Aravinda de Silva captured 2-wickets, Sridharan Jeganathan, Rumesh Ratnayake and Don Anurasiri each took one-wickets.

Sri Lanka scored 211-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Arjuna Ranatunga cracked a 86 off 100-balls including 7-fours & 2-sixes.

Brendon Kuruppu scored 33 off consuming 82-balls including a boundary, Duleep Mendis 19, Ranjan Madugalle 18 and Ravi Ratnayeke 15.

West Indies best bowler by Patrick Patterson picked up 3-wickets for 31-runs in 10-overs, Roger Harper, Carl Hooper, Courtney Walsh and Winston Benjamin each took one-wickets.

Phil Simmons named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a career-best Impressive 89 off 126-balls including 11-fours.

This match reported by a special correspondent (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

WEST INDIES successfully defended a modest total of 236 for eight when they beat Sri Lanka by 25 runs in the World Cup Group B match in Kanpur.

On a pitch that gave little encouragement to stroke-makers, West Indies were never going to emulate the record 360 they made against Sri Lanka in Karachi last week.

At the start of the final over Sri Lanka still had a theoretical chance of winning the match with 28 runs needed and three wickets in hand.

At this point Vivian Richards might have turned to Walsh, the man who bowled the final overs against England and Pakistan and conceded 13 and 14 runs respectively to see defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.

Richards, though, threw the ball to Benjamin who conceded just two runs as Sri Lanka finished on 211 for eight.

Second victory

It was West Indies' second victory, both against the Sri Lankans, and moved them into second place in the group behind Pakistan and ahead of England on superior run rate.

Sri Lanka were indebted to a fine, pugnacious innings of 86 not out by Arjuna Ranatunga for making a match of it.

Midway through their innings they were 81 for three and lagging well behind the required run rate, but Ranatunga, who hit two sixes. stepped up the tempo.

Simmons played the major innings for West Indies with 89 made in 37 overs with 11 fours.



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