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England vs New Zealand 1st Match Wills World Cup 1996 Highlights

Watch the highlights of England vs New Zealand 1st Match Wills World Cup 1996 - 1996 Wills World Cup tournament of the 1st ODI match played between New Zealand and England at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad in 14th February 1996.

England vs New Zealand 1st Match Wills World Cup 1996 Highlights
Nathan Astle scored a hundred on World Cup debut © Getty Images

Nathan Astle's brilliant century before Dion Nash and Gavin Larsen's combined 5-wickets helped to New Zealand narrow 11-run victory over England in the opening match of a Wills World Cup.

Match Stats : 
  • New Zealand's 11-run win was their fifth smallest victory by terms of runs against England in One-day internationals.
  • Nathan Astle became the third New Zealand batsman to score a hundred on the opening day of the World Cup and overall the eighth player in World Cups.
  • Nathan Astle became the third New Zealand batsman to score a hundred in World Cups after Glenn Turner and Martin Crowe.
  • Nathan Astle became the fifth New Zealand batsman to score a hundred against England in One-day internationals.
  • New Zealand's 239 was their joint fifth highest score against England in One-day international and It is their sixth highest total in World Cups.
  • England's 228 was their fourth highest score against New Zealand in World Cups.

New Zealand scored 239-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Nathan Astle 101 - which was his 3rd ODI hundred, his first century against England in ODIs and also his first ODI hundred in World Cup.

Chris Cairns cracked a 36 off 30-balls including 4-fours & a six, Stephen Fleming scored 28, Roger Twose and Shane Thomson each scored 17-runs.

England best bowler by Graham Hick takes 2-wickets, Richard IlIingworth, Dominic Cork and Peter Martin each took one-wickets.

England scored 228-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Graham Hick struck 85 off 102-balls including nine boundaries.

Neil Fairbrother scored 36 off 46-balls including a boundary, Alec Stewart hit 34 off 71-balls included 3-fours, Dominic Cork 19 and Darren Gough 15 not out.

New Zealand best bowler by Dion Nash picked up 3-wickets for 26-runs in 7-overs, Gavin Larsen took 2-wickets, Danny Morrison, Chris Harris and Shane Thomson each took one-wickets.

Nathan Astle named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a 101-runs knocked off facing 132-balls including 8-fours and a six.


                   

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