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6th December 1991: India, West Indies Play Out a Thrilling Tie

Cricketnext Staff |December 6, 2018, 9:40 AM IST
6th December 1991: India, West Indies Play Out a Thrilling Tie

On this day in 1991, India and West Indies were involved in one of the most thrilling matches in the history of the game which saw both sides get bowled out for 126, thereby ending the One-Day International as a Tie in Perth.

It was the first match of the Benson & Hedges World Series, 1991. Richie Richardson's West Indies elected to field first and would have been over the moon when they bundled out India for a paltry total of 126.

Ravi Shastri was the top scorer with 33 but no other batsmen got going with Pravin Amre left stranded on 20 when the last Indian batsman was dismissed.

Sir Curtly Ambrose finished with figures of 8.4-3-9-2 and a victory seemed assured for the Windies but that was not to be. India returned the favour with the ball as Kapil Dev and Manoj Prabhakar struck early to have them three down for 25. Javagal Srinath then chipped in with a couple along with Subroto Banerjee taking 3/30 to run through the lower middle order.

Looking for wickets all the time, skipper Mohammad Azharuddin bowled out his strike bowlers and had to turn to Sachin Tendulkar with the last pair batting. The talented batsman obliged by taking the last wicket to end the game as a tie. It was the second tie in a fortnight for the Windies.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
ENG
5 4 1 0 8 +1.86
2
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
3
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
4
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
5 0 5 0 0 -2.08

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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