Australia vs New Zealand 13th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1983 Article

Read the article of Australia vs New Zealand 13th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1983 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 13th ODI match played between New Zealand and Australia at Adelaide Oval in 31st January 1983.

Glenn Turner's magnificent 84 before Bowlers attack helped to New Zealand stunning 46-run victory over Australia and ensured their place in the best-of-three WSC final in a low-scoring affair game of the 13th match of a Benson & Hedges World Series Cup.

New Zealand who started the competition as outsiders in the eyes of many people, today they ensured a place in the finals of the Benson and Hedges World Series Cup by defeating Australia in the crucial one-day international game at the Adelaide Oval

New Zealand beat Australia by 46 runs after Australia bundled out for 153, the last eight wickets collapsed for just 50 runs. New Zealand set Australia 200 runs to win, a modest total, but again the Australians crumbled under pressure.

The win put the New Zealanders on top of the WSC points table with 10 points to the eight each for Australia and England.

Even if it loses both games in Perth next week. New Zealand should still make the final because of a superior run rate.

New Zealand finished 199 for nine in the alloted 50 overs with Martin Snedden not out 16 and Ewen Chatfield two. The respectable total was mostly thanks to Glenn Turner, who struck 84 runs to clinched the man-of-the-match award. 

Turner came to the crease when the score was just 23 and held his wicket intact until New Zealand had reached 171, He had little support in the New Zealand batting line-up, the next highest scorer being opener Bruce Edgar, who scored 18.

Australia's bowling attack had two new comers in the Western Australian pair Tom Hogan and Ken Macleay. In their first international game they were not disgraced, taking 3-wickets between them at a cost of 81 runs.

For the Australia. Allan Border top scored with 41 runs which should have set up a comfortable victory for the home side. But again, when faced with chasing runs, the Australians gradually fell behind the required rate.

And as the rate crept up. some rash shots were played. At one stage three wickets fell for four runs, those of David Hookes scored 27, Ken Macleay for three and Greg Chappell for seven.

Rod Marsh led a shortlived revival but when his partner Geoff Lawson went with the score on 141, Australia could manage only another 12 runs from the final three batsmen and bundled out for 153 in 44 overs.

For the New Zealand. Richard Hadlee, Lance Cairns and Jeremy Coney shared the bowling honours. Hadlee and Cairns finished with two wickets each and Coney went one better. snaring Australian captain Kim Hughes. Rod Marsh and Geoff Lawson. 

With New Zealand in the final. captain Geoff Howarth was understandably pleased with his win. New Zealand's win means that to a certain extent it can dictate who it plays in the final.

If New Zealand beats England in Perth on Saturday and loses to Australia on Sunday it will play Australia in the final, but if the reverse happens England will be the other team to make it through the finals.

If New Zealand wins upcoming both games next week then it is likely that England would make the final because of a better run rate to Australia.

And although Geoff Howarth admitted he would rather play Australia in the final, he was adamant the New Zealanders would go all out to win both games. With only one win from their last six games Australia faces a tough road to the finals.



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