A legendary batsman by his own right, Sir Viv destroyed the Lankans on a historic day in the 1987 World Cup in Karachi. A gem of an innings, he smashed a century and 81 runs in 125 balls at a strike rate of 144.8 to help the Windies set up a total of 360. Remember, this was 1987! The Lankans could manage only 169 in reply. Some perspective, eh?
With 16 fours and 7 sixes, Sir Viv redefined World Cup batting at the time, scoring the highest individual score in a World Cup by a West Indian batsman till came a certain Chris Gayle in 2015.