New Zealand vs England 1st ODI 1983 Article

Read the article of New Zealand vs England 1st ODI 1983 - England tour of New Zealand 3-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between England and New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland in 19th February 1983.

Three-wicket hauls from Lance Cairns and Ewen Chatfield before Glenn Turner's brilliant 88 as New Zealand romped to a six-wicket victory over England and take a 1-0 lead in a low-scoring game of the first ODI.

ENGLAND scored 184/9 (50 Overs) with top scorer by David Gower 84 (110) and bDerek Randall 30 (44)

New Zealand best bowler by Ewen Chatfield 3/27 (10) and Lance Cairns 3/28 (10)

NEW ZEALAND chased 187/4 (46.3 Overs) with top scorer by Glenn Turner 88 (129) and Bruce Edgar 35 (73)

England best bowler by Ian Botham 2/40 (8) and Geoff Miller 1/33 (10)

In reply to England's 9 for 184 off 50 overt, New Zealand cruised to 4 for 187 with more than three avers to spare in the first One-day international of three matches. 

Playing his first home international in six years, Glenn Turner carved out the match's top scored of 88 in majestic fashion to earn the man Of the match award in front of the 40,000 capacity crowd. 

With Bruce Edgar. who re-placed the ill John Wright, Turner hoisted New Zealand's 50 in 43 minutes and reached his half century in 71 minutes. 

New Zealand reached 100 in only 79 minutes as the two openers made sure of victory in their first home international of the 1982-83 season.

The partnership ended at 101 when Edgar was brilliantly caught by Robin Jackman off Gcoff Miller for 35.

Big-hitting allrounder Lance Cairns, promoted in the batting order, crashed two enormous sixes off Miller. He was caught by Allan Lamb, on the long-on boundary, from Ian Botham's bowling, for 19.

Jeff Crowe joined Glenn Turner in a 35-run stand which ended when Crowe was out leg before to Ian Botham for 15. Turner went shortly after at 166, caught in the deep by Norman Cowans off English captain Bob Willis. 

Jeremy Coney and captain Geoff Howarth took the home side through to victory. 

Batting first after winning the toss, England struggled to find their tempo and timing on a slow wicket with an inconsistent bounce. 

Left-handed batsman David Gower was by far the most impressive smashing a cavalier, 84 to provide the backbone of the innings, He almost singlehandedly saved England from an embarrassing collapse, featuring in two partnerships of more than 50 runs.

Glenn Turner was eighth man out with the score 168, when he got a top edge off a ball from Martin Snedden and was caught at square leg.

Apart from the reliable Derek Randall (30) and off-spinner Vic Marks 23 not out the England batsmen failed dismally against an accurate but far from hostile New Zealand attack.



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