Cricket World Series in History

Events in Sport

  • 1977-12-02 First day of World Series Cricket at VFL Park in Melbourne; barely 200 people see Australia dismissed for 256 by West Indies; Ray Bright top scores with 69; Michael Holding captures 4 wickets & Andy Roberts 3; WI go on to win 1st WSC 'Test' by 3 wickets
  • 1977-12-04 West Indies win 1st World Series Cricket 'Test' against Australia at VFL Park in Melbourne by 3 wickets; chasing 235 for victory, Viv Richards with 56 and Clive Lloyd 44 guide WI to 237/7 with 2 days to spare
  • 1978-12-08 Commencement of the 1st day/night World Series Cricket supertest at VFL Park, Melbourne
  • 1980-01-22 West Indies beat England 2-0 to win cricket's 1st World Series Cup
  • 1981-02-01 Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell sensationally instructs younger brother Trevor to bowl underarm to Brian McKechnie with NZ needing 6 from last ball to tie 3rd World Series ODI in Melbourne; Australia wins by 6
  • 1981-02-03 Australia beats NZ 3-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1982-01-27 West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1983-02-13 Opener Steve Smith with 117 and Geoff Lawson 3-11 guide Australia to 149 run win over New Zealand in cricket's World Series Cup 2nd Final in Melbourne; win series, 2-0
  • 1984-02-12 West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup after going undefeated in the qualifying rounds
  • 1985-02-12 West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup (Australian Tri-Series)
  • 1986-02-11 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup, David Boon scores the most runs in the series (418)
  • 1987-02-11 England beat Australia 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1988-01-24 Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1989-01-18 West Indies beat Australia in a rain-affected 3rd final in Sydney to win cricket's World Series Cup Tri-Series, 2-1; match reduced to 18 overs
  • 1990-02-25 Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1991-01-15 Dean Jones (76) and Mark Taylor (71) lead Australia to 7 wicket win over New Zealand in cricket's World Series Cup 2nd Final in Melbourne; win series, 2-0
  • 1992-01-20 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup; Australian opener David Boon scores the most runs in the series (432)
  • 1993-01-18 West Indies beat Australia 2-0 win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1994-01-25 Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1995-01-17 Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1996-01-20 Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup