England vs New Zealand's first ever ODI Match in World Cup

Prudential World Cup tournament Group A first time one-day international cricket match played between England vs New Zealand in the World Cup At Nottingham in 11th June 1975. England won by 80 runs.

New Zealand skipper Glenn Turner winning the toss and gamble of inviting England into batting first in a heavy ambience when New Zealand fast bowler Richard Collinge, bowling well to pavilion the England openers.

Dennis Amiss (16), John Jameson (11) got out at England scoredboard 28 for 2. After New Zealand quick blow in the starting overs, Then Keith Fletcher and Frank Hayes build the 83-run stand for third wicket.

Keith Fletcher completed his century in the 55th over.
After valuable 66-run stands with England Skipper Mike Denness and same 66-run stands with Chris Old for sixth wicket.

England vs New Zealand's first ever ODI Match in World Cup
Keith Fletcher celebrate the his century, England v New Zealand, Trent Bridge, World Cup, June 11, 1975 © PA Photos

England batsman Keith Fletcher was run out off the last ball of the England innings, Keith Fletcher, whose 131 off facing 147 deliveries including 13 fours.

England added 53-run In the last five overs to set up the strong total off 266 for 6 in their allotted 60-overs.

While New Zealand chasing 267, New Zealand lost their first with their captain Glenn Turner bowled out by Peter Lever, After Turner exit, John Morrison and Barry Hadlee produced the 53-run stand for second wicket.

John Morrison (55) caught out by Chris Old off Derek Underwood at New Zealand scoredboard of 83 for 2, then John Parker come and go to pavilion with scoring 1-run.

Barry Hadlee scored a slowest innings of 19 off facing 77 balls with single boundary from his innings, New Zealand's only batsman Ken Wadsworth looking aggressive scoring of 25 off 24 deliveries, Apart from Brian McKechnie valuable 27 and Dayle Hadlee's 20-runs not saved the New Zealand Team.

New Zealand middle order batting line-up failed to chase, They managed only 166 in their allotted 60 overs and New Zealand lost the match by 80-runs.

Tony Greig was most successful England bowler, he took the four wickets with his medium paced bowling to conceded 45-runs. And Player of the match earned by Keith Fletcher for his masterclass innings.



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