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England vs New Zealand 1st Match Prudential World Cup 1983 Article

Read the article of England vs New Zealand 1st Match Prudential World Cup 1983 - Prudential World Cup 1983 tournament of the 1st ODI match played between New Zealand and England at The Oval in 09th June 1983.


Allan Lamb's magnificent century and Bowlers attack helped to England emphatic 106-run victory over New Zealand, despite a fighting knock from Martin Crowe's brilliant 97 in the opening match of a Prudential World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • England's 106-run win was their sixth highest score in One-day international, It is their second biggest win against New Zealand in ODIs after their 126-run win at Manchester in 1978 and It is their third biggest win in World Cups.
  • England's 322 was their second highest score in One-day international, also It is their second highest-score in World Cups and It is their highest total against New Zealand in ODIs, previous highest was 296 at Adelaide earlier in this year.
  • Allan Lamb became the second England batsman to score a hundred on the opening day of the World Cup after Dennis Amiss and overall the fourth player in World Cups.
  • Allan Lamb became the third England batsman to score a century in World Cups after Dennis Amiss and Keith Fletcher.
  • 105 : Martin Snedden conceded 105 runs - the most runs conceded by a bowler in One-day international cricket, surpassing the previous record of 84 runs conceded by their countryman Lance Cairns against Manchester in 1978.

* It was a welcome reversal of fortune for England, who lost to New Zealand in six of their previous eight One-day international meetings.

* New Zealand were effectively out of contention by the ninth over, when England captain Bob Willis removed Glenn Turner during a vital new-ball spell during which he took 2 for nine in seven overs including two maidens.

* New Zealand were saved even heavier defeat by a fighting 97 from Martin Crowe in an already lost cause.



England scored massive total of 322-6 in 60 overs with top scorer by Allan Lamb hammered a 102 off 105-balls - which was his 3rd ODI hundred, his second century against New Zealand in ODIs and his first century in World Cups.


Chris Tavaré scored 45 off 91-balls including 4-fours, Mine Gatting hit 43 off 47-balls included 3-fours.

Graham Dilley blasted a unbeaten 31 off 14-balls including 4-fours with strike rate of 211.42, David Gower struck 39 off 62-balls included 6-fours and Ian Botham 22.

New Zealand best bowler by Martin Snedden took 2-wickets, Jeremy Coney, Richard Hadlee, Lance Cairns and Ewen Chatfield each took one-wickets.

New Zealand scored 216 for all-out in 59 overs with top scorer by Martin Crowe cracked a 97 off 118-balls - who fell three-run short of his maiden ODI hundred - including 8-fours.

Jeremy Coney scored 23 off 52-balls 2-fours, Martin Snedden 21 and Geoff Howarth 18.

England best bowler by Bob Willis, Vic Marks, Ian Botham each took 2-wickets and one for Graham Dilley - Mike Gatting.

Allan Lamb named Player of the match for his masterclass batting performance to scored a 102-runs knocked off facing 105-balls including 12-fours and a six.

                   

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