At Melbourne, December 9. West Indies won by 80 runs. This match will remain in the memory of a crowd of almost 40,000 and thousands of others who watched it on television for Richards"s exceptional batsmanship. Given pain-killing injections to ease a back injury, and hobbling throughout his innings, he launched a furious assault on every bowler, scoring 153 not out from 131 balls with one 6 and sixteen 4s. Haynes, who played his best innings of the season, was completely overshadowed in their partnership of 205. Australia, left with a virtually impossible task, never looked likely to get on terms.