3) 4-25 Vs India, 1989


It was the Sharjah Champions Trophy and the first match was played between the champions of the previous season, West Indies and India. India won the toss and elected to bat first on a slow pitch. India failed to gain momentum as their top batsmen were contained by some fine bowling from Walsh. The West Indies captain bowled Amarnath, ran out Vengsarkar off his own bowling, removed Azharuddin with a direct hit at the bowler’s end from point, and had Shastri caught when he hit across the line. As a result India were bundled out for 169.

In reply West Indies were reduced to 31-3 but some hard hitting from Sir Viv Richards saw them home with five wickets remaining. Walsh’s 10 over spell on a slow turning track was the highlight of the match.


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