Anantha Narayanan

  • Like
Blogger

Great defensive wins in ODIs

A few months back, I looked at teams
scoring 300+ and losing the match. Now let me look at the other side. Teams
scoring below 140 and still finishing on the winning side. This time, I have
given a potted summary and a one-line comment. Nothing more is needed.

 

 

ODI
# 593. Pakistan vs India.

Played on 18 December 1989 at Municipal Stadium, Gujranwala.

Pakistan
won by 7 runs. MoM: Saeed Anwar.

Pakistan: 87 for 9 wkt(s)
in 16.0 overs

   Saeed Anwar         42*(32)

India: 80 for 9 wkt(s)
in 16.0 overs

   Imran Khan 
4.0 0 18 3, Waqar Younis 4.0 0 21 3

This was Tendulkar's ODI debut.

 

 

ODI
# 772. Australia vs West Indies.

Played on 8 December 1992 at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Australia
won by 14 runs. MoM: Taylor M.A.

Australia: 101 for 9
wkt(s) in 30.0 overs

   Jones D.M           21 (49)

West Indies: 87 all out in 29.3 overs

   Reiffel P.R         6.0 
1  14  3

Taylor got
MoM for his 4 catches and captaincy.

 

 

ODI
# 284. India vs England.

Played on 27 January 1985 at Sector 16 Stadium, Chandigarh.

England
won by 7 runs. MoM: Shastri R.J.

England: 121 for 6
wkt(s) in 15.0 overs

   Lamb A.J            33*(19)

India: 114 for 5
wkt(s) in 15.0 overs

   Shastri             53 (45)

Why Shastri should have got the MoM
ahead of Lamb is a great mystery.

 

ODI
# 2129. West Indies vs Bangladesh.

Played on 16 May 2004 at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent.

West Indies won by 23 runs. MoM: Smith D.R.

West Indies: 124 for 7 wkt(s) in 25.0
overs

   Smith D.R           62*(62)

Bangladesh: 101 for 8
wkt(s) in 25.0 overs

   Bradshaw I.D.R      5.0 
1  15  3

 

 

ODI
# 325. India vs Pakistan.

Played on 22 March 1985 at Sharjah C.A. Stadium.

India won
by 38 runs. MoM: Imran Khan.

India: 125 all out in
42.4 overs

   Azharuddin M        47 (93)

   Imran Khan         10.0 
2  14  6

Pakistan: 87 all out in
32.5 overs

   Kapil Dev N         6.5 
1  17  3

Inarguably the greatest bowling
performance in a losing cause.

 

 

ODI
# 115. West Indies vs England.

Played on 4 February 1981 at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent.

West Indies won by 2 runs. MoM: Croft C.E.H.

West Indies: 127 all out in 47.2 overs

   Mattis E.H          62 (147)

England: 125 all out in
48.2 overs

   Croft C.E.H         9.0 
4  15  6

This time, Croft takes 6 wickets for
nothing to win the match by nothing.

 

 

ODI
# 1043. South Africa vs England.

Played on 19 January 1996 at Buffalo
Park, East London.

South Africa won by 14 runs. MoM: Adams P.R.

South Africa: 129 all out in
41.4 overs

   McMillan B.M        45*(92)

England: 115 all out in
43.4 overs

   Adams
P.R           9.0  1 
26  3

The great contortionist Adams at work.

 

 

ODI
# 748. England vs Zimbabwe.

Played on 18 March 1992 at Lavington Sports Oval,
Albury.

Zimbabwe
won by 9 runs. MoM: Brandes E.A.

Zimbabwe: 134 all out in
46.1 overs

   Houghton D.L        29 (65)

England: 125 all out in
49.1 overs

   Brandes E.A        10.0 
4  21  4

One of the great World Cup upsets of all
time.

 

 

ODI
# 2343. Zimbabwe vs Kenya.

Played on 1 March 2006 at Harare Sports Club.

Kenya won
by 65 runs. MoM: Odoyo T.M.

Kenya: 134 all out in
42.5 overs

   Obuya D.O           22 (44)

Zimbabwe: 69 all out in
22.5 overs

   Odoyo T.M   
6.0 0 13 3, Ongondo P.J  5.5 0 14
4

Odoyo captured the first three wickets.

 

 

ODI
# 192. Australia vs New Zealand.

Played on 17 March 1983 at Sydney Cricket Ground.

New Zealand won by 14 runs. MoM: Not awarded.

New Zealand: 138 for 8
wkt(s) in 35.0 overs

   Crowe M.D           66 (67)

Australia: 124 all out in
34.0 overs

   Chatfield E.J       7.0 
0  20  4

In retrospect, let us give the MoM jointly
to Crowe and Chatfield.

 

 

ODI
# 1675. West Indies vs Zimbabwe.

Played on 23 January 2001 at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Zimbabwe
won by 47 runs. MoM: Streak H.H.

Zimbabwe: 138 all out in
47.2 overs

   Streak H.H          45 (70)

West Indies: 91 all out in 31.5 overs

   Streak H.H          8.0 
4   8  4

Amongst the top-10 great all-round
performances of all time.

Latest Posts

Matches