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1980

Shoulder barges and flying stumps

Feb 18, 2006: Martin Williamson looks back to New Zealand v West Indies in 1979-80, one of the most acrimonious series of all time

Martin Williamson

Australia 0 West Indies 2

The West Indians in Australia, 1979-80

1981: West Indies achieved an historic and satisfying triumph over Australia in their three-match series that formed part of an unusual and revolutionary season for that country in 1979-80

Third Test Match

NEW ZEALAND v WEST INDIES 1979-80

1981: At Auckland, February 29, March 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Second Test Match

NEW ZEALAND v WEST INDIES 1979-80

1981: Sent in on a pitch which yielded some early bounce and movement, West Indies lost three wickets for 28, but when rain ended play for the day just before tea Greenidge and Kallicharran had advanced the score to 166

First Test Match

NEW ZEALAND v WEST INDIES 1979-80

1981: Clear evidence of an inability to adjust to New Zealand conditions was given by West Indies' batting on the first day

Tests: New Zealand 1 West Indies 0, ODIs: New Zealand 1 West Indies 0

The West Indians in New Zealand, 1979-80

1981: New Zealand's first victory in a Test rubber at home should have been a happy occasion, but the New Zealand cricket public, which had looked forward keenly to the West Indians' visit, was glad to see the back of them

R.T. Brittenden

Third Test Match

AUSTRALIA v WEST INDIES 1979-80

1981: At Adelaide, January 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Second Test Match

AUSTRALIA v WEST INDIES 1979-80

1981: At Melbourne, December 29, 30, 31, January 1

First Test Match

AUSTRALIA v WEST INDIES 1979-80

1981: At Brisbane, December 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

One-day International

NEW ZEALAND v WEST INDIES 1979-80

1981: At Christchurch, February 6

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