WSC Australia v WSC West Indies
World Series Cricket International Cup 1978/79 (3rd Final)
VenueVFL Park, Melbourne on 29th January 1979 (50-over match) (day/night)
Balls per over6
TossWSC Australia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultWSC West Indies won by 7 wickets
Man of the MatchCG Greenidge

WSC Australia inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
KC Wesselsc Austin b King70     
IC Davisc Richards b Garner12 58   
GS Chappellc Austin b Daniel19     
DW Hookesrun out0     
*IM Chappellc and b Roberts28     
MF Kentnot out32     
+RW Marshc Austin b Daniel28 48   
GJ Gilmourdid not bat      
DK Lilleedid not bat      
MHN Walkerdid not bat      
LS Pascoedid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 10 lb)11
Total(6 wickets, innings closed, 201 minutes, 49 overs)200
Fall of wickets:
1-41 (Davis), 2-86 (GS Chappell), 3-87 (Hookes), 4-128 (Wessels), 5-134 (IM Chappell), 6-200 (Marsh)
WSC West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Roberts10   1211--60.002.10
Julien10   0400---4.00
Garner7   1371--42.005.29
Daniel10   0422--30.004.20
Richards5   0290---5.80
King7   1201--42.002.86

WSC West Indies inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
CG Greenidgec Davis b Walker81 147   
+RA Austinc Kent b Hookes526483  81.25
RC Fredericksnot out33 109   
LG Rowec Marsh b Walker8     
IVA Richardsnot out19     
CL Kingdid not bat      
BD Juliendid not bat      
*CH Lloyddid not bat      
AME Robertsdid not bat      
J Garnerdid not bat      
WW Danieldid not bat      
Extras(1 b, 7 lb, 1 nb)9
Total(3 wickets, 193 minutes, 46 overs)202
Fall of wickets:
1-95 (Austin), 2-162 (Greenidge), 3-172 (Rowe)
WSC Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Lillee9   1320---3.56
Gilmour7   1260---3.71
Pascoe7   0340---4.86
Walker10   0482--30.004.80
Hookes5   1211--30.004.20
IM Chappell4   0160---4.00
GS Chappell4   1160---4.00

--> The match was reduced before play started to 49 overs per side

Attendance: 20,212
Wessels was again the leading Australian batsman though towards the end of the innings Kent and Marsh added a fine 66 for the sixth wicket in their 48 minutes together.
West Indies began with a first wicket partnership of 95 in 83 minutes and a further 67 was added before the second wicket fell. From that point they coasted to victory to take a two to one lead in the five match finals series of the International Cup.





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