New Zealand vs England 2nd ODI 1983 Article

Read the article of New Zealand vs England 2nd ODI 1983 - England tour of New Zealand 3-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between England and New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington in 23rd February 1983.

Glenn Turner's run-a-ball 94, Bruce Edgar's brilliant half-century, All-round display from Lance Cairns' scintillating 44 with three-wicket and Bowlers attack helped to New Zealand resounding 103-run victory over England and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the second ODI.

New Zealand scored 295-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Glenn Turner cracked a run-a-ball 94-runs - who fell six-run short of his century.

Bruce Edgar scored 60 off 94-balls including 5-fours, Lance Cairns hammered a 44 off 31-balls included 5-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 141.93.

Jeremy Coney scored a unbeaten 31 off 36-balls including a boundary and John Wright hit 30 off 28-balls included 5-fours.

England best bowler by Bob Willis takes 2-wickets, Robin Jackman, Ian Botham and Geoff Miller each took one-wickets.

England scored 192 for all-out in 44.5 overs with top scorer by Geoff Miller cracked a 46 off 48-balls including 6-fours.

Chris Tavaré scored 32 off 58-balls including 4-fours, Vic Marks hit 27 off 26-balls included 3-fours, Derek Randall 16 and Ian Botham 15.

New Zealand best bowler by Lance Cairns picked up 3-wickets for 38-runs in 10-overs, Jeremy Coney, Ewen Chatfield, Richard Webb each took one-wickets and one for John Morrison.

Glenn Turner named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a run-a-ball 94-runs including 12-fours & a six.

Third Party Reference Report from (AAP-NZPA)

The touring English cricket team slumped to a 103-run defeat in Wellington to lose the second of their three one-day internationals against New Zealand.

The result followed a six-wicket win by New Zealand in Auckland last Saturday to round off an unhappy southern summer tour Down Under by the Englishmen.

Bob Willis's men surrendered the Ashes to Australia, failed to reach the finals of the World Series Cup for one-day games in Australia and have now lost the three-game one-day series against New Zealand Willis lost his gamble of putting New Zealand into bat after winning the toss at Wellington's Basin Reserve and saw the New Zealanders,

led by former Worcestershire star Glenn Turner, 94, pile up six for 295 in its 50 avers. England was never in the hunt for victory. losing the first six wickets for 106 runs before being dismissed in the 45th over for 192. Only Geoff Miller offered any resistance. top scoring with 46 and combining with Vic Marks, 27, to put on 52 for the seventh wicket.

A disappointed Willis told reporters after the game: "It was a very dismal performance. "We have had problems with our bowling for the whole tour, but today the bowling was particularly ordinary, especially the seam bowling department. "I lay the blame fair and square on the bowlers."

The English bowlers could never get on top of the New Zealanders, who were given a magnificent start by openers Turner and Bruce Edgar. They put on 152 for the first wicket, setting a new partnership record for New Zealand in a limited over match against England Turner and Edgar also laid the foundation for last Saturday's victory with an opening stand of 101. When Edgar was run out for 60,

big-hitting Lance Cairns came in to rub salt into the Englishmen's wounds. He slammed two sixes and five fours to reach 44 in 25 minutes before Willis, who had bowled Turner six short of his century, gained further revenge by breaking Cairns's leg stump in two.

But, with New Zealand on three for 214, the damage was done. Cairns also did some damage with the ball, taking England's first wicket when Ian Botham was caught behind the wicket with the score on 15. and taking two others, including that of Miller, to finish with three for 38 off 10 overs.

Of the early order batsmen, only opener Chris Tavaré could handle the bowling, second top-scoring with 32 before being caught off Chatfield.

England's first five wickets went for 83, and the last four added only 30 after the fine stand of Miller and Marks was broken.

The last match of the series will be played at Christchurch on Saturday.



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