New Zealand vs India 1st ODI 1981 Article

Read the article of New Zealand vs India 1st ODI 1981 - India tour of New Zealand 2-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between India and New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland in 14th February 1981.

Bruce Edgar hit a unbeaten 99 before Bowlers delivered to New Zealand comprehensive 78-run victory over India, despite a Kapil Dev's fighting fifty and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

Match Stats : 
  • New Zealand's 78-run win was their third largest victory by terms of runs in One-day international and It is their second biggest win against India in ODIs.
  • Bruce Edgar became the first player to remain not out on 99 in One-day international cricket history.

New Zealand scored 218-6 in the allotted 45 overs with top scorer by Bruce Edgar 99 not out off 136-balls.

Jock Edwards scored 36 off 51-balls including 3-fours and Richard Hadlee 22.

India best bowler by Karsan Ghavri picked up 3-wickets for 40-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Sandeep Patil took 2-wickets and one for Kapil Dev.

India scored 140-9 in 45 overs with top scorer by Kapil Dev struck 50 off 68-balls including 4-fours & a six,. Sunil Gavaskar 14 and Yashpal Sharma 14.

New Zealand best bowler by Lance Cairns, Ewen Chatfield both picked up 2-wickets, Richard Hadlee took 1-wicket for 6-runs in 6-overs including three maidens, Gary Troup and Martin Snedden both takes one-wickets.

Bruce Edgar named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a unbeaten 99-runs knocked off facing 136-balls including 6-fours and a six.



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