New Zealand vs West Indies 2nd Match Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket 1985 Highlights

Read the articles of New Zealand vs West Indies 2nd Match Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket 1985 - Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket one-day international tournament of the 2nd ODI match played between West Indies and New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in 19-20th February 1985.

rain-stopped the play after New Zealand 57.2 in 18.4 overs in the second match of the Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket.

New Zealand scored 57-2 in 18.4 overs with top scorer by John Reid and John Wright both scored 22-runs.

West Indies best bowler by Joel Garner and Winston Davis both took one-wickets.

This match reported by The Daily Telegraph Staff (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

THE opening group B match in the World Championship of Cricket between New Zealand and West Indies in Sydney was abandoned after 18.4 overs because of rain.

New Zealand were 57 for two when rain forced a halt. It stopped only after the flood- lights went on, but the New Zealanders spent more than five hours anxiously awaiting the possibility of a resumption on a reduced-over basis.

When the covers were taken off, an inspection of the square revealed that the bowlers' run-ups were unsafe, and the umpires decided there could be no further play.

Snapped up

Both sides, favourites to qualify for the semi-final ahead of the other group team, Sri Lanka, took one point each from the fixture, originally scheduled for Tuesday, but washed out.

New Zealand lost their openers, Geoff Howarth and John Wright, before the rain came. Howarth went first for eight caught behind. by Jeff Dujon during a typically tight new ball spell by Joel Garner.

Wright scored 22 from 55 deliveries before being snapped. up by Gus Logie off fast bowler Winston Davis in the 18th over. The new batsman, Martin Crowe, was barely halfway down the pavilion steps when the downpour started.



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