An experimental indoor cricket match was played in London on Sunday (23 April), featuring players from the world's six top cricketing nations.
GV INTERIOR Indoor cricket pitch at Wembley London, surrounded by netting
CU & TV Bedi (India) bowls to Gomes (West Indies) (2 shots)
TV Phillip (West Indies) scores one run
CU & GV Carlson (Australia) bowls to Gomes (2 shots)
TV Miandad (Pakistan) bowls to and runs out Phillip (West Indies)
GV Miandad bowls to Phillip .. one run
TV Gomes scores one run
TV Phillip scores one run off Burgess of New Zealand to bring up 100 for West Indies
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Background: An experimental indoor cricket match was played in London on Sunday (23 April), featuring players from the world's six top cricketing nations.
SYNOPSIS: The organisers said it was the first match of its kind played anywhere in the world. There were difficulties in planning, most of them caused by the size of the playing area. Hitting a boundary in the Empire pool, Wembley, is a lot different to hitting one on a normal cricket ground, and the rules had to be modified.
Australia's Phillip Carlson bowls to Larry Gomes, of the West Indies. Each national side consists of two players, each of which bowls three overs an innings. Each team bats for one innings. The West Indies Norbert Phillip takes the strike from Javed Miandad of Pakistan, and is run out.
To preserve neutrality, the two international wicketkeepers do not belong to national teams. They remain behind the wicket for three innings each, and do not keep when their own countrymen are batting. Each side bats for 15 overs despite the fall of wickets, which are taken into account later. The one-day experimental match was won by the West Indies. Here, Philip scores him team's hundredth run. Australia was second, New Zealand third, and England fourth.