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England vs New Zealand 13th Match Prudential World Cup 1983 Article

Read the article of England vs New Zealand 13th Match Prudential World Cup 1983 - Prudential World Cup 1983 tournament of the 13th ODI match played between New Zealand and England at Edgbaston, Birmingham in 15th June 1983.


Captain Geoff Howarth's half-century, A inspired all-round display from Jeremy Coney and Richard Hadlee helped to New Zealand pulled off a thrilling two-wicket victory over England to boost their hopes of reaching the semi-final and end their hosts' unbeaten run in the ODI cricket 


* The New Zealanders, inspired by all-rounders Jeremy Coney and Richard Hadlee, triumphed with one ball to spare and avenged a defeat in their opening Group A match by England. 

* Richard Hadlee, who took 3 for 32 from a typically tight and hostile 12 overs, and medium-pacer Jeremy Coney - the most economical bowler with 1-27 in 12, played key roles as England were dismissed for 234.

* Lance Cairns supported with 3 for 44 at his brisk medium-pace as the last seven wickets tumbled fo 91 on an easy-paced pitch. Graeme Fowler (69) and David Gower, with an unbeaten 92, shone in an otherwise disappointing effort, England hit back as captain Bob Willis tired out openers Glenn Turner and Bruce Edgar cheaply. 

* Skipper Geoff Howarth (60) led a New Zealand recovery before they faltered again and were 6-151. Jeremy Coney (66 not out) and Hadlee (33) produced further heroics with a seventh-wicket stand of 70 which took the side to the brink of victory.

* Bob Willis that grabbed two more wickets but Jeremy Coney and John Bracewell clinched victory in a gripping finish. 


England scored 234 for all-out in 55.2 overs with top scorer by David Gower hit a unbeaten 92 off 96-balls including 6-fours & 4-sixes.

Graeme Fowler scored 69 off 112-balls including 9-fours and Chris Tavaré 18.

New Zealand best bowler by Richard Hadlee picked up 3-wickets for 32-runs in 10-overs including three maidens, Lance Cairns took 3-wickets, Ewen Chatfield takes 2-wickets and one for Jeremy Coney.

New Zealand chased 238-8 in 59.5 overs with top scorer by Jeremy Coney cracked a unbeaten 66 off 97-balls.

Geoff Howarth scored 60 off 104-balls including 5-fours & a six, Richard Hadlee hit 31 off 45-balls included 3-fours, Martin Crowe 20 and Jeff Crowe 17.

England best bowler by Bob Willis claimed a 4-wickets for 42-runs in 12-overs, Vic Marks, Paul Allott and Ian Botham each took one-wickets.

Jeremy Coney named Player of the match for his match-winning all-round performance to scored a unbeaten 68 off 97-balls including 9-fours after his economical bowling of 1 for 27-runs in 12-overs included three maidens.

                   

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