England vs New Zealand 4th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1983 Highlights

Watch the highlights of England vs New Zealand 4th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1983 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 4th ODI match played between New Zealand and England at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane in 15th January 1983.

Another Majestic Innings from David Gower's record-breaking 158 and Bowlers attack helped to England comprehensive 54-run victory over New Zealand in the fourth match of a Benson & Hedges World Series Cup.

Match Stats : 
  • David Gower's 158 was the highest score by an England batsman in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 131 held by Keith Fletcher against same opponent at Nottingham in the inaugural 1975 World Cup and the second highest-score in ODIs after Glenn Turner's unbeaten 171 against East Africa at Birmingham in the 1975 World Cup.
  • 4 : David Gower equalled a joint most centuries hit for England in One-day internationals, jointly with Dennis Amiss.

England Ieft-handed batsman David Gower struck the highest score made against New Zealand in One-day international matches in Australia in a superlative display at the Gabba.

David Gower, 25, the blond vice-captain of the touring side, gathered 158 runs in glorious fashion to follow the his 122 made against the Kiwis at the MCG last Thursday. 

Today's innings eclipsed the 153 not out by West Indies maestro Viv Richards at the MCG against Australia in the 1979-80 season.

David Gower - who seems destined to be England's captain in the not too distant future, accumulated his runs off only 118 deliveries in 177 minutes at the crease. 18-times he struck the ball to the boundary, and four times he hit over the fence.

Two of his 6s were giant hits off New Zealand fast bowler Richard Hadlee, a man not used to such treatment. The breakdown of Gowers' run-scoring shows his majestically over a NZ attack which is now thoroughly sick of the sight of him. 

David Gower's first 50 came in 49 balls with eight boundaries. His 100 came from only 85 deliveries with 14-fours and one six and his 150 in 114 deliveries with 18-fours and three 6s. He was out, caught in the deep by substitute fieldsman Jeff Crowe off the last ball of England's innings but by then had sent his side on its way to 267-6 and its first victory in the Benson and Hedges World Series Cup competition. Needless to say, Gower collected his second $500 Man of the Match cheque in three days.

England scored 267-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by David Gower hammered a career-best 158 off 118-balls - which was his 4th ODI hundred and his second century against New Zealand in ODIs.

Derek Randall scored 34 off consuming 67-balls including two boundaries, Chris Tavaré hit 24 off 60-balls included 3-fours and Debunked Ian Gould - who scored 15 off 26-balls on his debut ODI match.

New Zealand best bowler by Richard Hadlee took 2-wickets, Lance Cairns, Gary Troup and Martin Snedden each took one-wickets.

New Zealand scored 213 for all-out in 48.2 overs with top scorer by Bruce Edgar hit 40 off 78-balls including 3-fours.

Gary Troup cracked a 39 off 41-balls including 4-fours & a six, John Wright hit 30 off 33-balls included 4-fours.

Glenn Turner scored 29 off 42-balls including a boundary and Richard Hadlee hit 21 off 32-balls included 3-fours.

England best bowler by Vic Marks picked up 3-wickets for 30-runs in 10-overs including two maidens, Ian Botham strikes 3-wickets, Bob Willis took 2-wickets and one for Norman Cowans.

David Gower named Player of the match for his record-breaking batting performance to smashed a career-best 158-runs knocked off facing 118-balls including 18-fours and 4-sixes with strike rate of 133.89.



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