WSC West Indies v WSC Australia
WSC Australia in West Indies 1978/79 (5th Supertest)
VenueAntigua Recreation Ground, St John's on 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th April 1979 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWSC West Indies won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresRG Gosein, D Sang Hue
Close of play day 1WSC West Indies (1) 33/1 (Greenidge 20*, Croft 0*)
Close of play day 2WSC West Indies (1) 334/6 (Rowe 108*, Murray 30*)
Close of play day 3No play
Close of play day 4WSC Australia (2) 111/3 (GS Chappell 36*, IM Chappell 13*)
Man of the MatchGS Chappell

WSC Australia first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB McCoskerc Holding b Roberts35     
BM Lairdc Haynes b Holding2     
MF Kentb Roberts40     
GS Chappellc Lloyd b Croft104     
*IM Chappellc Fredericks b Roberts26     
DW Hookesc Rowe b Roberts2     
+RW Marshb Croft0     
RJ Brightlbw b Holding0     
DK Lilleelbw b Croft6     
JR Thomsonb Croft4     
LS Pascoenot out8     
Extras(4 b, 2 lb, 1 nb)7
Total(all out, 301 minutes, 69.2 overs)234
Fall of wickets:
1-15 (Laird), 2-65 (McCosker), 3-93 (Kent), 4-168 (IM Chappell), 5-188 (Hookes), 6-196 (Marsh), 7-196 (Bright), 8-209 (Lillee), 9-224 (GS Chappell), 10-234 (Thomson, 69.2 ov)
WSC West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Roberts20   3734--
Holding17   2602--
Padmore13   2330--
Richards1   050--

WSC West Indies first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CG Greenidgec IM Chappell b Thomson58     
DL Hayneslbw b Lillee9     
CEH Croftc McCosker b Bright47 225   
RC Fredericksb Lillee45     
LG Rowec Marsh b Lillee135     
IVA Richardsb Lillee18     
*CH Lloydc Marsh b Lillee1     
+DL Murrayretired hurt74     
AME Robertsb Pascoe17     
MA Holdingc Marsh b Lillee9     
AL Padmorenot out2     
Extras(9 b, 10 lb, 4 nb)23
Total(all out, 124.2 overs)438
Fall of wickets:
1-29 (Haynes), 2-76 (Greenidge), 3-144 (Fredericks), 4-206 (Croft), 5-253 (Richards), 6-255 (Lloyd), 7-368 (Rowe), 8-416 (Roberts), 9-438 (Holding, 124.2 ov)
WSC Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson22   5751--
Pascoe31   91021--
Bright20   3601--
IM Chappell12   3410--
GS Chappell6   3120--

WSC Australia second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RB McCoskerlbw b Croft20     
BM Lairdc Richards b Padmore29     
MF Kentb Roberts0     
GS Chappellrun out (Lloyd)85     
*IM Chappellb Holding83     
DW Hookeslbw b Holding16     
+RW Marshnot out102     
RJ Brightnot out56     
DK Lilleedid not bat      
JR Thomsondid not bat      
LS Pascoedid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 11 lb, 4 nb, 4 w)24
Total(6 wickets, 128 overs)415
Fall of wickets:
1-29 (McCosker), 2-32 (Kent), 3-92 (Laird), 4-228 (GS Chappell), 5-231 (IM Chappell), 6-254 (Hookes)
WSC West Indies bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Roberts28   1881--
Holding25   5742--
Croft25   3911--
Padmore40   121011--
Richards6   0150--
Fredericks4   1220--

--> DL Murray retired hurt in the WSC West Indies first innings having scored 74 (team score 428/8)

Haynes kept wicket in the Australia second innings in place of the injured Murray.
Attendance: Day 2 - 7,000
West Indies retained the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, first played for in the 1977/78 WSC season.
This was the final match played under the auspices of the World Series Cricket organisation, a subsequent one-day fixture scheduled for Basseterre, St Kitts on April 13 being washed out.
GS Chappell with 78 points won the Man of the Series based on a points system covering all the matches with DK Lillee second with 48.





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