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The West Indies cricket team toured Australia from November 1979 to January 1980 and played a three-match Test series against the Australia national cricket team. The West Indies won the Test series 2–0. The West Indies were captained by Deryck Murray (first Test) and Clive Lloyd; Australia by Greg Chappell. In addition, the teams played in a triangular Limited Overs International (LOI) tournament with the England national cricket team. The West Indies won this tournament, defeating England in the final.

As part of the settlement between World Series Cricket and the Australian board, this series was hastily arranged along with another involving Australia and England. The two series are seen by many as semi-official only: for example, The Ashes were not at stake.

Test series summary

First Test

1 – 5 December 1979
(5–day match)
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
268 (86.1 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
441 (132.1 overs)
Match drawn
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Umpires: RC Bailhache and AR Crafter
Player of the match: IVA Richards (WIN)
BM Laird 92 (185)
J Garner 4/55 (22 overs)
IVA Richards 140 (259)
DK Lillee 4/104 (29.1 overs)
448/6d (166 overs) 40/3 (14 overs)
KJ Hughes 130* (244)
J Garner 2/75 (41 overs)
AI Kallicharran 10* (32)
RM Hogg 2/11 (5 overs)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • BM Laird (AUS) made his Test debut.

Second Test

29 December 1979 – 1 January 1980
(5–day match)
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
156 (56.3 overs)
v Flag of West Indies West Indies
397 (112.4 overs)
West Indies won by 10 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: AR Crafter and CE Harvey
Player of the match: IVA Richards (WIN)
JM Wiener 40 (90)
MA Holding 4/40 (14 overs)
IVA Richards 96 (110)
G Dymock 4/106 (31 overs)
259 (86.4 overs) 22/0 (7.2 overs)
KJ Hughes 70 (102)
CEH Croft 3/61 (22 overs)
CG Greenidge 9* (21)
DL Haynes 9* (24)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.

Third Test

26 – 30 January 1980
(5–day match)
Scorecard
Flag of West Indies West Indies
328 (91.3 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
203 (73.5 overs)
West Indies won by 408 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: MW Johnson and MG O'Connell
Player of the match: CH Lloyd (WIN)
CH Lloyd 121 (156)
DK Lillee 5/78 (24 overs)
AR Border 54 (154)
CEH Croft 4/57 (22 overs)
448 (126.5 overs) 165 (50 overs)
AI Kallicharran 106 (176)
G Dymock 5/104 (33.5 overs)
BM Laird 36 (68)
MA Holding 4/40 (13 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.

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