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New Zealand vs India 1st ODI 1976 Article

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Read the articles of New Zealand vs India 1st ODI 1976 - India tour of New Zealand 2-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between India and New Zealand at Lancaster Park, Christchurch in 21st February 1976.


Richard Collinge's record-breaking five-wicket haul before An unbeaten half-century from captain Glenn Turner, Forties from Jock Edwards and Bevan Congdon steers to New Zealand's record nine-wicket victory over India and take a 1-0 lead in a one-sided game of the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • New Zealand's 9-wicket win was their largest victory by terms of wickets remaining in One-day internationals.
  • New Zealand chased 155 was their lowest successful run-chase in One-day internationals, previously they chased 231 against same opponent India at Manchester in the inaugural 1975 World Cup.
  • Richard Collinge became the first New Zealand bowler to claimed a 5-wicket haul in One-day international cricket history and overall the third player in ODIs after Dennis Lillee and Gary Gilmour. 
  • Richard Collinge's 5 for 23 was the second best bowling figures in One-day internationals after Gary Gilmour' 6 for 14.
  • Gundappa Viswanath became the second Indian batsman to score a fifty against New Zealand in One-day internationals after Syed Abid Ali.
  • India's 154 was their second lowest score in the completed innings in One-day international and It is their worst total against New Zealand in ODIs, previous lowest was 230 at Manchester in the inaugural 1975 World Cup.
  • 73 : Glenn Turner and Jock Edwards set up the sixth highest any-wicket partnership for New Zealand in One-day internationals.
  • 82* : Glenn Turner and Bevan Congdon set up the fifth highest any-wicket partnership for New Zealand in One-day internationals.

* India could't score no more than 36 runs from the first 15 overs and that was too high a hurdle to be crossed by the later batsmen.


India scored 154 for all-out in 35 overs with top scorer by Gundappa Viswanath struck 56 off 88-balls including 5-fours, Mohinder Amarnath 26 and Debutant Dilip Vengsarkar - who scored 16-runs on his debut ODI match.

New Zealand best bowler by Richard Collinge 5-23, Lance Cairns and Dayle Hadlee both took 2-wickets.

New Zealand chased 155-1 in 30.3 overs with top scorer by Glenn Turner scored a unbeaten 63 off consuming 121-deliveries including five boundaries.

Bevan Congdon cracked a unbeaten 45 off 65-balls including 2-fours & a six and Debutant Jock Edwards - who scored 41 off 57-balls on his debut ODI match - included 4-fours & a six.

India best bowler by Bishan Bedi took 1-wicket for 24-runs in 7-overs.

Richard Collinge named Player of the match for record-breaking bowling performance to claimed a career-best 5-wicket haul for 23-runs in 7-overs including a maiden.