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5 big ODI knocks that didn't contain a single boundary

Amit Sinha
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#4 Desmond Haynes 76 off 133 vs Australia, 1985

Desmond Haynes
Haynes had one of the quietest days in the office when he scored an unbeaten 76 at Sydney

On his day, he could blast the leather off the ball and on other days he would quietly watch his partner in crime Gordon Greenidge inflict similar damage on the opposition bowlers. That was Desmond Haynes for you.

While chasing 179 in the deciding final against Australia of Benson & Hedges World Series Cup, the Haynes of the former kind turned up. The fierce bowling of Michael Holding, who had skittled the Australians for 178 with his fifer earlier, had ensured that the West Indies just needed to bat sensibly to win the game and the series.

But two wickets up front threatened to halt the chase and that’s when Haynes decided to put his foot down and take his team to safety. He joined forces with Vivian Richards who too scored an equally subdued 76 with just 4 boundaries to see the team through. Haynes finished on 76 not out in a match that had seen a total of 10 boundaries apart from a solitary six. Yawn!

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