New Zealand's first ever ODI Match in World Cup

World Cup Tournament of the 2nd ODI match between East Africa and New Zealand played their first ever one-day international match in World Cup at Edgbaston in 07th June 1975.

New Zealand won by 181-runs, which was New Zealand's first ever World Cup match win in one-day cricket.

New Zealand skipper Glenn Turner produced a brilliant unbeaten 171 off facing 201 balls, Which was first ever highest score in one-day cricket and World Cup history, previous best was in the same day Produced by Dennis Amiss smashed 137 against India at Lord's.

Glenn Turner set New Zealand on the path to victory over East Africa in their Group A match at Edgbaston.

New Zealand amassed 309 for 5 in their allotted 60 overs and the East Africans losing three wickets in taking their score from 30 to 36, lost any outside hope they had.

Despite a dogged 45 by opener Frasat Ali and a seventh wicket stand between Mehmood Qaraishy and Zulfiqar Ali which was worth 37-run stand for eight wicket, East Africa had reached only 128 for 8 in their allotted 60 overs.

New Zealand skipper Glenn Turner won the toss and decided to batting first with exploited the advantage with a display of flowing strikes, including two 6s and 16 fours, It earned him the €50 man of the match award.

Glenn Turner shared a third wicket stand of 164 in 20 overs with John Parker and Glenn Turner named Player of the match.



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