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I.V.A. Richards


I.V.A. Richards 138* v EnglandBack to boards

Sir Viv Richards hit one of the most memorable innings ever seen at Lord's, when he scored an unbeaten 138 during West Indies victory over England in the 1979 Cricket World Cup final.

England won the toss and put West Indies into bat with the hope of skittling the side to secure their first Cricket World Cup triumph.

However, despite running-out Gordon Greenidge for nine, England could not cope with the prowess and skills of the West Indies' number three batsman.

Richards' innings saw him face 157 balls, scoring 11 fours and three sixes to set his side a total of 286/9 after 60 overs.

That knock is still currently the highest individual ODI score by a male cricketer at Lord's.

England could only manage a score of 194 all out in reply as West Indies secured back-to-back World Cup success at the Home of Cricket with Richards being named the man-of-the-match.

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