1st ODI, Leeds, Sep 5 1973, West Indies tour of England
(54.3/55 ov, target 182)
England won by 1 wicket (with 3 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
West Indies Innings (55 overs maximum)
RC Fredericks c Greig b Willis412-1033.33
MLC Foster c Greig b Old2562-4040.32
RB Kanhai (c)c Greig b Underwood5575-5173.33
CH Lloyd  b Willis3132-2196.87
AI Kallicharran st †Taylor b Underwood2668-3038.23
GS Sobers c †Taylor b Old06-000.00
BD Julien c †Taylor b Old02-000.00
KD Boyce  b Underwood717-1041.17
DL Murray run out1129-0037.93
VA Holder c Old b Hendrick1021-0047.61
LR Gibbs not out00-00-
Extras(lb 12)12
TOTAL(54 Ov, RR: 3.35)181
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Roy Fredericks), 2-65 (Maurice Foster), 3-115 (Rohan Kanhai), 4-132 (Sir Clive Lloyd), 5-133 (Sir Garry Sobers), 6-133 (Bernard Julien), 7-158 (Alvin Kallicharran), 8-159 (Keith Boyce), 9-181 (Vanburn Holder), 10-181 (Deryck Murray)
RGD Willis1022922.90---00
M Hendrick1142712.45---00
CM Old1114333.90---00
DL Underwood1123032.72---00
AW Greig1104003.63---00
England Innings (target: 182 runs from 55 overs)
G Boycott c Kanhai b Holder013-000.00
MJ Smith lbw b Julien3171-2043.66
MH Denness (c) b Gibbs66117-6056.41
FC Hayes c †Murray b Julien927-2033.33
KWR Fletcher lbw b Holder210-0020.00
AW Greig c Sobers b Boyce4854-4088.88
CM Old  b Sobers415-0026.66
RW Taylor run out818-1044.44
M Hendrick  b Boyce12-0050.00
RGD Willis not out54-00125.00
DL Underwood not out12-0050.00
Extras(b 1, lb 3, nb 3)7
TOTAL(54.3 Ov, RR: 3.33)182/9
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Sir Geoff Boycott), 2-74 (Mike Smith), 3-93 (Frank Hayes), 4-95 (Keith Fletcher), 5-143 (Mike Denness), 6-157 (Chris Old), 7-171 (Bob Taylor), 8-176 (Tony Greig), 9-176 (Mike Hendrick)
GS Sobers10.333112.95---00
VA Holder1113423.09---00
KD Boyce1114023.63---00
BD Julien1114023.63---00
LR Gibbs1103012.72---00
  • On his debut as England's captain, Denness made the highest contribution to the first of these contests to be decided by the final pair of batsmen. Sobers failed to score in his only one-day international.