England vs New Zealand 1st ODI 1973 Article

Read the articles of England vs New Zealand 1st ODI 1973 - New Zealand tour of England (Prudential Trophy) 2-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match first time played between New Zealand and England at St Helen's, Swansea in 18th July 1973.

John Snow's four-for and Geoff Arnold's three-wicket haul before Dennis Amiss's brilliant century steers to England registered their historic first ODI win over Debutants New Zealand by an comfortable seven-wickets and take a 1-0 lead in a one-sided game of the first One-day international.

Match Stats :
  • England chased 159 was the lowest successful run-chase in One-day internationals, previous lowest chase was 180 by England against Australia at Birmingham in the last year.
  • England's 57-balls spare win was the largest victory by terms of balls remaining in One-day internationals, surpassing the previous record of 42-balls win by Australia against England at Melbourne in the first-ever ODI in 1973.
  • Dennis Amiss became the first batsman to score a two centuries in One-day international cricket history.
  • Dennis Amiss became the first-ever batsman to score a hundred against New Zealand in One-day international cricket history.
  • John Snow's 4 for 32 was the second best bowling figures in One-day internationals after Geoff Arnold's 4 for 27.
  • John Snow became the fourth bowler to take a 4-wickets in One-day internationals after Geoff Arnold, Dayle Hadlee and Sarfraz Nawaz.
  • New Zealand's 158 was the lowest score in the completed innings in One-day internationals, previous complete lowest total was 165 by Pakistan against New Zealand at Christchurch in this year.
  • Vic Pollard became the first New Zealand batsman to score a fifty in One-day international cricket history.
  • 96 : Geoff Boycott and Dennis Amiss set up the third highest any-wicket stand in One-day internationals.

New Zealand scored 158 for all-out in 52.5 overs with top scorer by Vic Pollard struck 55 off 112-balls including 8-fours & a six.

Richard Hadlee scored 28 off 30-balls including 2-sixes & a four, Glenn Turner hit 26 off consuming 69 deliveries included two boundaries and Bruce Taylor struck 22 off 42-balls including 4-fours.

England best bowler by John Snow claimed a career-best 4-wickets for 32-runs in 10-overs, Geoff Arnold picked up 3-wickets for 28-runs in 11-overs included two maidens, Tony Greig, Ray Illingworth both took one-wickets and Debutant Derek Underwood - who took one-wicket on his debut ODI match.

England chased 159-3 in Dennis Amiss 100 off 121-balls - which was his 2nd ODI hundred and his first century against New Zealand in ODIs.

Geoff Boycott scored 20 off consuming 88-balls including a boundary, Debutant Frank Hayes - who scored a unbeaten 20 off 47-balls on his debut ODI match - including 3-fours and Keith Fletcher 16 not out.

New Zealand best bowler by Bevan Congdon, Hedley Howarth and Bruce Taylor each took one-wickets.

Dennis Amiss named Player of the match for his match-winning brilliant 100-runs knocked off facing 121-balls including 14-fours and a six.



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