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Memorable moments - Top 5 moments in ICC events at Edgbaston

Edgbaston's seen a number of special ODI matches, including at the ICC Cricket World Cup

Memorable moments - Top 5 moments in ICC events at Edgbaston - Cricket News
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Pakistan v West Indies, ICC Cricket World Cup, 11 June 1975, Edgbaston
Pakistan and West Indies played out what remains one of the classic ICC Cricket World Cup matches during the inaugural event. West Indies was down and out at 203-9 needing 267 but then wicketkeeper Deryck Murray (61 not out) and pace bowler Andy Roberts (24 not out) added an unbeaten 64 to see their team over the line with two balls to spare. Sarfraz Nawaz's earlier efforts in taking four wickets thus came to nought. Majid Khan and Wasim Raja each scored half-centuries in Pakistan's 266 for seven from its 60 overs.

England v New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup, 15 June 1983, Edgbaston
England only lost one game in the group stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 1983 but what a game it was as New Zealand claimed a two-wicket victory with just one ball to spare. England opener Graeme Fowler hit 69 before David Gower hit a scintillating 92 off 96 balls. But the loss of its last three wickets for one run, with 28 balls unused, proved crucial. Geoff Howarth score of 60 in the reply before Jeremy Coney saw his team home in a nervy finish with 66 not out. England skipper Bob Willis took four for 42. 

West Indies v Zimbabwe, ICC Cricket World Cup, 20 June 1983, Edgbaston
Not a thrilling encounter but the Edgbaston crowd was treated to seeing in the flesh a West Indies side at the peak of its powers - despite ultimately losing in the final to India. West Indies could even afford to rest a few players with no effect on the efficiency of the side as it blew Zimbabwe away by 10 wickets. Malcolm Marshall and Joel Garner picked up four of the wickets as Zimbabwe was reduced to 42 for five, ending on 171. Desmond Haynes (88 not out) and Faoud Bacchus (80 not out) then rattled off the runs with 89 balls remaining. 

England v India, ICC Cricket World Cup, 29-30 May 1999, Edgbaston
Host England saw its ICC Cricket World Cup campaign end at the group stage when it lost to India by 63 runs in a match that ran into a second day. All of India's top six batsmen reached 20 - Rahul Dravid top-scoring with 53 - as it made a solid 232 for eight after being put into bat. The match was in the balance at the close of the first day with England on 73 for three in the 21st over. Thorpe fell early on the reserve day as England limped to 169 all out. Sourav Ganguly was the pick of the bowlers with three for 27.

Australia v South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup, 17 June 1999, Edgbaston
Arguably the greatest one-day match ever was played at the ICC Cricket World Cup 1999. Shaun Pollock (five for 36) and Allan Donald (four for 32) teamed up to restrict Australia to 213 after being 158 for four when Steve Waugh (56) and Michael Bevan (65) were going well. Shane Warne (four for 29) then helped to reduce South Africa to 61 for four in the reply. Jacques Kallis (53) and Jonty Rhodes (43) got the Proteas back on track before another clatter of wickets. Lance Klusener (31 not out off 16 balls) got the equation down to one run off the last four balls, only for a calamitous mix-up with last man Donald two balls later to gift Australia a tie and progress to the final having finished higher in the Super Sixes table.

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