Australia vs England 12th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1983 Article

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David Gower's brilliant half-century and Derek Randall's crucial 49 before Bowlers attack helped to England pulled off the most unpredictable win against Australia by 14-runs and keep alive their chances of reaching the WSC final in the 12th match of a Benson & Hedges World Series Cup.

In a match shortened to 47 overs an innings when Australia failed to bowl its full quota of 50, England scored silt for 228 to Australia's. seven for 214.

England humiliated by New Zealand on Saturday, was a completely different side, especially in the bowling and fielding departments. Played in front of 34,000 crowd in near-century heat, the match see-sawed first into England's hands, then into Australia's. before England gained the upper hand and rescued its chances of reaching the Cup final.

Man of the match was England vice-captain David Gower. who top-scored with 77, one more than Australia's David Hooke's 76', David Gower also took two brilliant catches to dismiss Kim Hughes for four and Greg Chappell for 33.

Australia was never on top of the required run rate with two overs remaining. Australia needed 29 to win and this was always too much for Tailllender' Geoff Lawson and Jeff Thomson England captain Bob Willis described his side's fielding performanee as a vast improvement on Saturday's effort 

England's win levelled the WSC table with eight points for each team but New Zealand must be in the box seat with a game in hand on Australia and two on England.

A New Zealand win over Australia tomorrow would almost certainly give it a spot in the final and make Australia's task difficult. particularly as it has the slowest run-rate. England has a strike rate of 4 7 runs per over compared to New Zealand's 4.6 and Australia s 4 03. New Zealand has also made a change in its side for tomorrow's match, reintroducing opening batsman Bruce Edgar in place of fast bowler Gary Troup.

England scored 228-6 in 47 overs with top scorer by David Gower struck 77 off 98-balls including 4-fours.

Derek Randall scored 49 off 56-balls - who fell one-run short of his half-century - including a boundary.

Trevor Jesty scored a unbeaten 22 off 28-balls including 2-fours and Chris Tavaré 18.

Australia best bowler by Geoff Lawson picked up 3-wickets for 27-runs in 10-overs with economy rate of 2.70, Rodney Hogg took 2-wickets and one for Jeff Thompson.

Australia scored 214-7 in 47 overs with top scorer by David Hookes hit 76 off 95-balls including 8-fours & a six.

Greg Chappell scored 33 off 36-balls including a boundary, Geoff Lawson hit a unbeaten 28 off 24-balls included a six, Allan Border 19 and John Dyson 17.

England best bowler by Robin Jackman, Ian Botham both took 2-wickets, Vic Marks, Bob Willis and Eddie Hemmings each took one-wickets.

David Gower named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a 77 off 98-balls and took two catches.



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