First One-day International

†WEST INDIES v INDIA 1982-83

At Port-of-Spain, March 9. West Indies won by 52 runs. The match was reduced 39 overs a side as excessive sweating under the covers had left the pitch too damp for a prompt start. The West Indian openers did well to survive an early, difficult period and put on 125. Greenidge was in commanding form, with four 6s, while Haynes seemed to have a century for the taking before being caught at square leg. India never got on terms with the run-rate and the main excitement for a massive crowd estimated at 30,000 was a sharp but brief earth tremor in mid-afternoon which sent spectators scampering and left a dozen slightly injured.

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