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New Zealand vs Australia 1st ODI 1974 Article

Cricket Article - New Zealand vs Australia 1st ODI 1974


Read the articles of New Zealand vs Australia 1st ODI 1974 - Australia tour of New Zealand 2-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match first time played between Australia and New Zealand at Carisbrook, Dunedin in 30th March 1974.

A hard-hitting half-centuries from Keith Stackpole, Ian Chappell and An unbeaten blazing 42 by Greg Chappell steers to Australia registered their historic first-ever ODI win over New Zealand by an easy seven-wicket and take a 1-0 lead in a 35-over match of the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • Australia chased 195 was their second highest successful run-chase in One-day internationals.
  • Australia' 85-balls spare win was the largest victory by terms of balls remaining in One-day internationals, surpassing the previous record of 76-balls win by West Indies against England at The Oval in the last year.
  • Bevan Congdon became the second New Zealand batsman to score a fifty in One-day internationals after Vic Pollard.
  • Bevan Congdon became the first New Zealand captain to score a fifty in One-day international cricket history.
  • Ian Chappell's 83 was the highest-score by an captain in One-day internationals.
  • Bevan Congdon's 82 was the second highest-score by an captain in One-day internationals.
  • 136 : Keith Stackpole and Ian Chappell set up the second highest any-wicket partnership in One-day international cricket history.

New Zealand scored 194-9 in 35 overs with top scorer by Bevan Congdon struck 82 off 112-balls including 10-fours.

Debutant Lance Cairns - who blasted a unbeaten 30 off 18-balls on his debut ODI match - including 6-fours with strike rate of 166.66 and Brian Hasting hit 27 off 40-balls included 4-fours.

Australia best bowler by Greg Chappell picked up 3-wickets, Debutants Gary Gilmour, Geoff Dymock and Max Walker each took 2-wickets on their debut ODI match.

Australia chased 195-3 in 24.3 overs with top scorer by Ian Chappell hammered a 83 off 68-balls including 12-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 122.05.

Keith Stackpole struck 50 off 73-balls including 8-fours, Greg Chappell blasted a unbeaten 42 off 32-balls included 6-fours & a six with strike rate of 131.25.

New Zealand best bowler by Debutant - David O'Sullivan - who took one-wicket on his debut ODI match and Dayle Hadlee took 1-wicket.

Player of the match shared for Australia - Ian Chappell, Doug Walters and Gary Gilmour - For New Zealand - Bevan Congdon, Ken Wandsworth and David O'Sullivan.