England vs New Zealand 1st ODI 1978 Article

Read the article of England vs New Zealand 1st ODI 1978 - New Zealand tour of England (Prudential Trophy) 2-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between New Zealand and England at North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough in 15th July 1978.

Graham Gooch's career-best 94 with two wickets, Clive Radley's superb 41 and Bowlers delivered to England narrow 19-run victory over New Zealand, despite a Lance Cairns' maiden five-wicket haul in a low-scoring game of the first ODI.

Match Stats :
  • England's 19-run win was their smallest victory by terms of runs in One-day internationals, previous narrowest win by 80-runs against same opponent at Nottingham in the inaugural 1975 World Cup.
  • England's 206 was their second highest score against New Zealand in One-day internationals.
  • New Zealand's 187 was their joint eighth highest score in One-day international and It is their second highest total against England in ODIs.
  • Lance Cairns became the second New Zealand bowler to claimed a five-wicket haul in One-day internationals after Richard Collinge.
  • 111 : Mike Brearley and Graham Gooch set up the record second-wicket partnership for England against New Zealand in One-day international, previously held by the 34-run stand between Dennis Amiss and Graham Roope at Manchester in 1973 and England's third highest second-wicket stand in ODIs.

England won the first one-day international against New Zealand by 19 runs, with Graham Gooch dominating with 94-runs and 2/29, His fine all-round display earned him the $A328 Man Of The Match award.

England sent in to bat, was 8/206 in its 55 overs and New Zealand 8/187 when its overs ran out.

Graham Gooch and Clive Radley (41) put on 111-run stand in 23 overs for England's second wicket. Without this thriving partnership England would have struggled, for it lost seven wickets for 20 runs.

The collapse was due to a fine spell by 28-year-old seam bowler Lance Cairns, who took four wickets in 'nine deliveries and ended with 5/28.

England scored 206-8 in 55 overs with top scorer by Graham Gooch 94 off 129-balls - who fell six-run short of his century - including 9-fours & 2-sixes.

Clive Radley struck 41 off 64-balls including 5-fours and Graham Roope 11.

New Zealand best bowler by Lance Cairns claimed a career-best 5-wicket haul for 28-runs in 11-overs including three maidens, Richard Hadlee takes 2-wickets and Debutant Stephen Boock - who took one-wicket on his debut ODI match.

New Zealand scored 187-8 in 55 overs with top scorer by Bevan Congdon cracked a unbeaten 52 off 76-balls including 6-fours.

Geoff Howarth scored 42 off consuming 88-balls including three boundaries, Lance Cairns 23 and John Wright 18.

England best bowler by Graham Gooch, Mike Brearley both took 2-wickets and one for Bob Willis - Ian Botham.



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