WSC West Indies v WSC Australia
WSC Australia in West Indies 1978/79 (4th Supertest)
VenueBourda, Georgetown on 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th March 1979 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWSC West Indies won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresRG Gosein, D Sang Hue
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2WSC Australia (1) 262/6 (Marsh 22*, Bright 1*)
Close of play day 3WSC West Indies (1) 288/5 (King 40*, Murray 8*)
Man of the MatchCL King

WSC Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BM Lairdc Murray b Croft6     
TM Chappellc Murray b Holding5     
MF Kentc Murray b Garner51     
GS Chappellc Murray b King113  10- 
*IM Chappellb Holding9     
DW Hookesb Croft28     
+RW Marshb Garner49     
RJ Brightnot out29     
DK Lilleec Richards b Garner3     
JR Thomsonc Richards b King12     
LS Pascoeb Roberts1     
Extras(5 b, 12 lb, 18 nb)35
Total(all out, 505 minutes, 112.1 overs)341
Fall of wickets:
1-17 (Laird), 2-25 (TM Chappell), 3-111 (Kent), 4-137 (IM Chappell), 5-194 (Hookes), 6-260 (GS Chappell), 7-298 (Marsh), 8-310 (Lillee), 9-339 (Thomson), 10-341 (Pascoe, 112.1 ov)
WSC West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holding25   1542--
Croft22   2742--
Garner26   5603--
Fredericks4   1180--
King14   0472--

WSC West Indies first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RC Fredericksc Lillee b Thomson12     
CG Greenidgec Kent b Bright52     
LG Rowelbw b Thomson64     
IVA Richardsc GS Chappell b Thomson54     
*CH Lloydc TM Chappell b Pascoe31     
CL Kingc GS Chappell b Pascoe110     
+DL Murrayc Lillee b Pascoe82     
AME Robertsc Marsh b Lillee9     
MA Holdingc Thomson b GS Chappell20     
J Garnerb Thomson0     
CEH Croftnot out6     
Extras(3 b, 8 lb, 24 nb, 1 w)36
Total(all out, 113.1 overs)476
Fall of wickets:
1-37 (Fredericks), 2-116 (Greenidge), 3-201 (Rowe), 4-206 (Richards), 5-258 (Lloyd), 6-384 (King), 7-411 (Roberts), 8-448 (Holding), 9-451 (Garner), 10-476 (Murray, 113.1 ov)
WSC Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Lillee24   4981--
Thomson25   5844--
Bright22   4781--
IM Chappell4   0330--
GS Chappell6   0271--

WSC Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BM Lairdlbw b Croft13     
TM Chappellb Croft28     
MF Kentb Roberts28     
DW Hookesnot out23     
*IM Chappellnot out11     
GS Chappelldid not bat      
+RW Marshdid not bat      
RJ Brightdid not bat      
DK Lilleedid not bat      
JR Thomsondid not bat      
LS Pascoedid not bat      
Extras(3 b, 9 lb, 2 nb)14
Total(3 wickets, 33 overs)117
Fall of wickets:
1-40 (Laird), 2-58 (TM Chappell), 3-89 (Kent)
WSC West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holding9   0310--
Roberts7   3121--
Croft8   1322--
Garner5   0140--
Richards3   0100--
Rowe1   040--

The match was originally scheduled for five days on March 23-27 but heavy rain in the week before the match led to the organisers to shift the start from Friday to Sunday and reduce the match to four days. The state of the ground delayed play on Day 1 and riots prevented play at all. It was originally decided to cancel the Supertest and play two limited-overs matches on Tuesday and Wednesday, but the following morning this decision was reversed and play began.
Attendance: Day 2 - 12,000





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