On this day, in the year 1986, world cricket witnessed one of the most lethal spells in the history of One-Day Internationals (ODIs). The spell, delivered by former West Indian captain and pace-great Courtney Walsh, helped West Indies beat Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 193 runs at Sharjah.

Batting first, West Indies managed 248 runs for the loss of five wickets from the stipulated 45 overs. Richie Richardson scored 109 and added 132 runs for the first wicket with Gordon Greenidge, who managed 67. Viv Richards then scored a quick-fire 39 to take the total near 250.

In reply, Sri Lanka were never in the match and were reduced to 5 for 50. There were no signs of Walsh though. He was finally introduced as the fifth bowler, who then with the cheapest five-wicket haul in international history, routed the Sri Lankan lower-order.

He started the demolition-act by dismissing Duleep Mendis, who was caught behing by Jeff Dujon. The next four wickets that he took were all clean-bowled. Walsh ended with remarkable figures of 4.3-3-1-5, his solitary five-wicket haul in the format, and catapulted Sri Lanka to their second-lowest ODI score of 55. Watch the video below: