1984: Greenidge double century trips up England (Lords)

England skipper David Gower sensed victory over West Indies and declared early on Day 5, setting the visitors a target of 342 runs in only 78 overs.

Gordon Greenidge had other ideas. He finished unbeaten on 214 from 242 deliveries with 29 fours and two sixes as the Windies romped home by 9 wickets.

Larry Gomes added 92 runs with Greenidge from 140 deliveries with 13 fours. Haynes’ wicket was the first second innings wicket lost by West Indies in seven Test matches.

The result still remains as the highest successful run-chase at Lord’s.

England 286 (Graeme Fowler 106, Chris Broad 55; Malcolm Marshall 6 for 85) and 300 for 9 decl. (Allan Lamb 110, Ian Botham 81; Milton Small 3 for 40, Joel Garner 3 for 91) lost to West Indies 245 (Vivian Richards 72; Ian Botham 8 for 103) and 344 for 1 (Gordon Greenidge 214*, Larry Gomes 92*) by 9 wickets.

2nd Test, July 1984.

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