One of the most buckaneering innings in cricket history was plundered on this day, 41 years ago.
West Indies legend Roy Fredericks was the man to produce it, with one of the sport’s finest proponents of the hook shot sending Australia’s feared pace bowlers Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson all across the WACA.
This was a series dominated by the hosts, who won five out of the six games. But the second match was Fredericks’ and his nation’s time to shine.
By lunch on the second day, the Windies were 130-1 – from just 14 overs.
Fredericks flayed 50 off 33 balls, 100 off 71 and ended up needing just 145 deliveries for his awe-inspiring score of 145.
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