Miracle Match Western Australia v Queensland

W.A.C.A. Year Book 1976-7720th Century

WACA Ground

WACA Ground
Perth, Australia

The Gillette Cup semi-final in front of a crowd of 9,463 between Western Australia and Queensland played 12 December 1976 at the WACA Ground became known as the Miracle Match. On a Perth pitch livelier than usual Western Australia were dismissed for 77 runs in 22.5 eight-ball overs. In WA's first over, aggressive pace bowling by Dennis Lillee claimed the wicket of Viv Richards for a duck, leading to a Queensland collapse to be all out for 62 in 20.3 eight-ball overs. Lillee finished with 4/21 off 7.3 overs to be Man-of-the-Match. Western Australia went on to win the Final against Victoria in Melbourne.


  • Title: Miracle Match Western Australia v Queensland
  • Creator: W.A.C.A. Year Book 1976-77
  • Date Created: 20th Century
  • Location Created: Perth, Western Australia

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