At The Oval, June 15. West Indies won by 66 runs. West Indies' batting was sustained by a relatively subdued Richards in an innings of only seven 4s. His stands of 101 with Haynes and 80 in fourteen overs with Lloyd brought West Indies to 198 for three, and though he was out in the 52nd over, India were given a stiff task. For a time, after a start of 21 for two, Amarnath and Vengsarkar raised hopes of a strong Indian challenge, reaching 89 for two after only 21 overs, but Vengsarkar was then struck in the mouth by a lifting ball from Marshall. Despite a vigorous innings by Kapil Dev, the effort faded away.
Man of the Match: I. V. A. Richards.
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