New Zealand vs East Africa 2nd Match Prudential World Cup 1975 Article

Read the articles of New Zealand and East Africa Match Prudential World Cup 1975 - Prudential World Cup tournament of the 2nd ODI match match played between East Africa and New Zealand at Edgbaston, Birmingham in 07th June 1975.

New Zealand vs East Africa 2nd Match Prudential World Cup 1975 Highlights
Glenn Turner in action © Getty Images

Sensational Glenn Turner's record-breaking 171* and John Parker's maiden half-century sets up to New Zealand's record 181-run victory over Debutants East Africa in a one-sided historic game of the second match of a Prudential World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • New Zealand's 181-run win was the second largest victory by terms of runs in One-day internationals.
  • Glenn Turner plundered 171* - the highest-score in One-day international cricket history, in the same day England's star opener Dennis Amiss struck 137 against India.
  • Glenn Turner became the second New Zealand batsman to score a hundred in One-day international after Ken Wadsworth and overall the sixth player in ODIs.
  • Glenn Turner became the second batsman to score a hundred in World Cup after Dennis Amiss.
  • New Zealand's 309 was the second highest score in One-day internationals.
  • New Zealand became the second team to scored 300+ runs in One-day internationals after England's 334.
  • 149 : Glenn Turner and John Parker set up the second highest any-wicket partnership in One-day internationals.
  • ( 12-6-10-0 ) - Richard Hadlee's economy rate of 0.83 was the best economical figures in One-day international cricket history (minimum of 10 or more overs), previous best of 1.09 by Lance Gibbs ( 11-4-12-1 ) against England at The Oval in 1973.
  • Harilal Shah captained East Africa for the first time in his debut ODI match. He became the first debut player to captain for East Africa in a ODI.
  • Harilal Shah became the first-ever player to captain for East Africa in a One-day international cricket history.

New Zealand scored mammoth total of 309-5 in 60 overs with top scorer by Glenn Turner 171 off 201-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred.

John Parker struck 66 off 68-balls including 7-fours and Geoff Howarth 20.

East Africa best bowler by Parbhu Nana, Mehmood Quaraishy, John Nagenda, Ramesh Sethi and Zulfiqar Ali each took one-wickets.

East Africa scored 128-8 in 60 overs with top scorer by Frasat Ali cracked a 45 off 123-balls including one-six & a four.

Zulfiqar Ali struck 30 off 49-balls including 4-fours, Mehmood Quaraishy 16 not out and Samuel Walusimbi 15.

New Zealand best bowler by Dayle Hadlee picked up 3-wickets for 21-runs in 12-overs including a maiden, Hedley Howarth takes 3-wickets for 29-runs in 12-overs included two maidens and Richard Collinge took one-wicket.

( 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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