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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd Match Prudential World Cup 1979 Article

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Read the article of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd Match Prudential World Cup 1979 - Prudential World Cup 1979 tournament of the 2nd ODI match first time played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in 09th June 1979.

Three-wicket hauls from Debutant Warren Stott and Brian McKechnie before An unbeaten half-centuries from Glenn Turner and Geoff Howarth leads to New Zealand registered their historic first ODI win against Sri Lanka by comfortable nine-wickets in a one-sided game of the second match of a Prudential World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • New Zealand chased 190 was their second highest successful run-chase in One-day internationals
  • New Zealand's nine-wicket win was their joint largest victory by terms of wickets remaining in One-day internationals, jointly their 9-wicket win against India at Christchurch in 1976.
  • Sri Lanka's 189 was their second highest score in One-day internationals.
  • Anura Tennekoon became the first Sri Lankan batsman to score a fifty against New Zealand in One-day international cricket history.
  • Anura Tennekoon became the third Sri Lankan batsman to score a fifty in One-day international and also the third Sri Lankan batsman to score a half-century in World Cups after Michael Tissera and Sunil Wettimuny.
  • Glenn Turner became the first New Zealand batsman to score a fifty against Sri Lanka in One-day international cricket history.
  • Geoff Howarth became the second New Zealand batsman to score a fifty against Sri Lanka in One-day internationals.


Sri Lanka 189 for all-out in 56.5 overs with top scorer by Anura Tennekoon struck 59 off 96-balls including 6-fours.

Debutant Roy Dias - who scored 25 off 46-balls on his debut ODI match, Bandula Warnapura 20, Tony Opatha 18 and Sunil Wettimuny 16.

New Zealand best bowler by Brian McKechnie picked up 3-wickets 25-runs in 10.5-overs including two maidens, Debutant Warren Stott - who took 3-wickes for 48-runs in 12-overs included a maiden on his debut ODI match, Richard Hadlee, Gary Troup and Lance Cairns each took one wickets.

New Zealand chased 190/1 in 47.4 overs with top scorer by Glenn Turner cracked a unbeaten 83 off 143-balls including 4-fours.

Geoff Howarth hammered a unbeaten 63 off 75-balls and John Wright hit 34 off consuming 69-balls included two boundaries.

Sri Lanka best bowler Ajit de Silva took one wicket for 39-runs.



New Zealand crushed Sri Lanka by nine wickets. Sri Lanka's perennial search for admission to the ranks of Test-playing countries badly needs the backing of impressive performances in this competition. But they faded sharply after an encouraging start and their 189 off 56.5 overs was treated with disdain by New Zealand, who chased 190-1 off 47.4 overs.

New Zealand openers Glenn Turner (83) and John Wright were quickly in command before John Wright (34) was caught by Anura Tennekoon off Apt De Silva.

Glenn Turner and Geoff Howarth (63) then saw New Zealand home with an unbeaten second wicket stand of 136. of which 131 were scored off 22.4 ovcrs after tea.

Geoff Howarth named Player of the match for his match-winning batting performance to scored a unbeaten 63 off 75-balls including 8-fours & a six.