England vs New Zealand 7th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1983 Highlights

Watch the highlights of England vs New Zealand 7th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1983 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 7th ODI match played between New Zealand and England at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in 20th January 1983.

A brilliant economical bowling figures of 4 for 23 by Bob Willis before An unbeaten maiden century from Allan Lamb and Chris Tavaré's unbeaten 83 steers to England emphatic eight-wicket victory over New Zealand and keep alive their campaign in the seventh match of Benson & Hedges World Series Cup.

Match Stats : 
  • Allan Lamb became the fifth England batsman to score a century against New Zealand in One-day internationals.
  • Allan Lamb became the eighth England batsman to score a hundred in ODIs.

NEW ZEALAND scored 199 for all-out (47.2 Overs) with top scorer by Bruce Edgar 74 (134) and Glenn Turner 37 (54)

England best bowler by Bob Willis 4/23 (9) and Ian Botham 2/30 (8.2)

ENGLAND chased 200/2 (42.4 Overs) with top scorer by Allan Lamb scored a unbeaten 108 off 106-balls -  which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 9-fours & a six and Chris Tavaré * 83 (127)

New Zealand best bowler by Ewen Chatfield
1/25 (10) and Richard Hadlee 1/37 (9)

Bottom-of-the-ladder England came back into account for the Benson and Hedges World Series Cup cricket finals with a emphatic win over New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

After only 158 minutes England batting and the loss of only two wickets, England crossed the New Zealand total of 199, England chased with two for 200 in 42.4 avers, with Allan Lamb 108 not out and Opener Chris Tavaré unbeaten 83.

The pair Allan Lamb and Chris Tavaré put on an unbeaten 140 for the third wicket to steer England to its emphatic victory, But Australia still top on the WSC points table with three wins from four games for six points England and New Zealand have each won two of their five matches for four points each 

David Gower was bowled by Richard Hadlee without a scoring run after his total of 280 runs in his previous two innings against New Zealand. His dismissal, after only five minutes at the crease, gave the New Zealanders great hope, but it was doomed to be short-lived.

The England spinners Vic Marks and Geoff Miller, conceded 100 runs of the 199 scored against New Zealand, and Bob Willis claimed a of 4-wickets for 23 in 9-overs.

Umpire Dick French signalled a four for a Warren Lees shot which went over Chris Tavaré's head in front of the Sheridan Stand into the fence near the boundary rope But at the end of the innings he conferred with the sightboard attendant and gave Lees a sot, raising the New Zealand score from 197 to 199 and causing an alteration in not only Lees' score but also in the fall-of-wicket totals from the fifth wicket on. 

New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first but was soon reeling with the dismissal of John Wright, suffering from a throat virus, for nine and skipper Geoff Howarth for one. But Bruce Edgar and Turner put on 81 for the third wicket to rescue the New Zealanders from the ropes and give prospects of at least reaching 200. 

But only Bruce Edgar and Glenn Turner had totals higher than the 15 scored by HadIee as the New Zealand batsmen floundered. 

The New Zealand total would have kicked sick if it were not for the three stalwarts. But England too was soon in a backs-to-the-wall situation after Ewen Chatfield had Graeme Fowler brilliantly caught at square leg by substitute Peter Webb without sconng a run.

When David Gower went a few balls later. New Zealand was well on top But Chris Tavaré and Allan lamb, slow at first, gradually assumed an ascendancy over the New Zealand attack.

Martin Snedden conceded 61 runs from his 8.4 overs as Chris Tavaré and Allam Lamb got into stride and found the gaps in the field. 

Allan Lamb, man of the match, was particularly severe on Snedden, who took the brunt of the onslaught, Ewen Chatfield was probably grateful that he ended his 10 ovens early in the England innings and retired from the firing line with the respectable figures of one for 25 in 10-overs.



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