Australia vs New Zealand 6th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1983 Article

Read the article of Australia vs New Zealand 6th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1983 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 6th ODI match played between New Zealand and Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in 18th January 1983.

Half-centuries from Glenn Turner and Jeff Crowe before A sensational spell of bowling by Lance Cairns' 4 for 16, Economical bowling figures by Richard Hadlee and Martin Snedden helped to New Zealand cut the high-flying Australians down to the size by 47-runs, despite a 116-run stand for the fourth-wicket between Kepler Wessels and David Hookes in the sixth match of a Benson & Hedges World Series Cup.

Chasing the New Zealand total of 226 in the alloted 50-overs. Australia was bundled out for 179 from 45.3 overs. Australia is still top of the points table after four matches for each team It is on six points, New Zealand four and England two.

New Zealand medium-pace bowler Lance Cairns claimed a career-best four wickets for 16 in 10 overs in Australia's rout. But Australia's David Hooks, run out for 68, was voted Man of the Match.

Australia won the toss choose to fielding first and the accuracy of the early attack held the run rate down. But the runs came as first Glenn Turner (55) and then next Geoff Crowe (56) took toll of the Australian attack.

Rodney Hogg had the best bowling figures for Australia with two for 32, Greg Chappell took two for 37 and Jeff Thomson two for 42. New Zealand had Australia reeling on three for 29 with the cheap dismissals of John Dyson. Greg Chappell and captain Kim Hughes.

John Dyson was run out for 11 after some superb fielding effort by Geoff Howarth. Chappell went for one, caught by Peter Webb off Martin Snedden, and Kim Hughes was caught and bowled by Lance Cairns for one Then David Hookes and the surviving opener, Kepler Wessels, came together to blaze 116 runs for the fourth-wicket stand give Australia a chance after Australia had lost 3 for 2 in 14-balls to be struggling at 29 for 3.

At the 37th over Australia had gained parity with the New Zealand run rate, with David Hookes blazing away. But the South Australian captain Kim Hughes was run out when Wessels hit Jeremy Coney back along the track to the bowler. The ball deflected off Coney's hand into the stumps with Hookes out of his ground at the bowler's end. 

Kepler Wessels went for 58 when Australia was 163 for 5 and the end was in sight. Then the loss of Allan Border, Lawson and Thomson, all on 169, saw time run out for the Australians. The crowd was composed of the usual volatile patrons of the limited-over internationals.

As the night wore on. and Australia improved the run rate, the crowd, particularly those on the hill, reacted in excited fashion. The inevitable shower of cans between rival factions in front of the scoreboard glittered in the overhead lighting.

Lance Cairns was showered with debris when he moved to his fielding position in front of the Don Bradman Stand. But Lance Cairns ignored the apples and other refuse thrown towards him. An elderly attendant, patrolling the area between the rope boundary and the fence, also walked right through the barrage without stopping. 

New Zealand scored 226-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Jeff Crowe scored 56 off 73-balls including a boundary.

Glenn Turner struck 55 off 64-balls including 4-fours, Bruce Edgar scored 32 off consumed 82-deliveries without a boundary and Geoff Howarth hit 29 off 45-balls with 3-fours.

Australia best bowler by Rodney Hogg, Greg Chappell, Jeff Thompson each took 2-wickets and the one for Geoff Lawson.

Australia 29-3 to scored 179 for all-out in 45.3 overs with top scorer by David Hookes hit 68 off 91-balls.

Kepler Wessels scored 58 off consuming 105-balls including two boundaries, John Dyson and Allan Border each scored 11-runs.

New Zealand best bowler by Lance Cairns claimed a career-best 4-wickets for 16-runs in 10-overs including four maidens with economy rate of 1.60.

Martin Snedden takes 2-wickets for 24-runs in 8-overs including two maidens with economy rate of 3 and Richard Hadlee took one-wicket for 19-runs in 8.3-overs included two maidens with economy-rate of 2.23.

David Hookes named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to smashed a 68 off 91-balls including 4-fours & 3-sixes.



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