England vs New Zealand 3rd Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1983 Highlights

Watch the highlights of England vs New Zealand 3rd Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1983 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 3rd ODI match played between New Zealand and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne in 13th January 1983.

Martin Snedden hols nerve as New Zealand pulled off a thrilling 2-run victory over England, despite a Majestic Innings from David Gower's 122 in a nail-bitter game of the third match of a Benson & Hedges World Series Cup.

Match Stats : 
  • New Zealand's 2-run win was their third smallest victory by terms of runs in One-day internationals, Previously their joint 1-runs win against Pakistan at Sialkot in 1976 and against Australia at Sydney in 1981.
  • David Gower became the second England batsman to score three centuries in One-day internationals after Dennis Amiss.
  • David Gower became the fourth England batsman to score a century against England in ODIs after Dennis Amiss, Keith Fletcher and Clive Radley.
  • David Gower's 122 was the third highest score for England in One-day international and the second highest-score by an England batsman against New Zealand in ODIs after Keith Fletcher's 131 at Nottingham in the inaugural 1975 World Cup.

* Geoff Howarth's men, who have thought little of the Ground since the infamous under-arm affair two years aga, were ecstatic when Martin Snedden provided victory by bowling England off-spinner Vic Marks with the final ball of the match.

* With David Gower gone, England required 17 runs from 19 balls to win, when it needed five runs from four balls there must have been some optimism in the England camp, Particularly after Warren Lees had unwittingly reprieved a stumbling Bob Taylor while attempting to run out Vic Marks.

* New Zealand medium pace bowler Martin Snedden rejoices in the dismissal of England's Vic Marks, bowled off the last ball, giving the Kiwis victory by two runs at the MCG

New Zealand scored 239-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by John Wright struck 55 off 85-balls including 7-fours.

Glenn Turner scored 38 off 51-balls including two boundaries, Lance Cairns blasted a 36 off 26-balls included 3-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 138.46.

Bruce Edgar scored 30 off consuming 77-deliveries including three Boundaries and Richard Hadlee hit 24 off 18-balls included 2-fours & a six with strike rate of 133.33.

England best bowler by Ian Botham picked up 3-wickets for 40-runs in 10-overs, Bob Willis took 2-wickets and one for Vic Marks.

England scored 237-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by David Gower struck 122 off 134-balls - which was his 3rd ODI hundred and his first century against New Zealand in ODIs.

Ian Botham hit 41 off 47-balls including 2-sixes & 2-fours, Chris Tavaré 16 and Allan Lamb 15.

New Zealand best bowler by Jeremy Coney picked up 3-wickets, Martin Snedden took 2-wickets and one for Richard Hadlee - Ewen Chatfield.

David Gower named Player of the match for his majestic batting performance to smashed a career-best 122-runs knocked off facing 134-balls including 8-fours.



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