New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI 1983 Article

Read the article of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI 1983 - Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand 3-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at McLean Park, Napier in 19th March 1983.

Bowlers attack before An unbroken 87-run stand for the fourth-wicket between brothers Martin Crowe and Jeff Crowe steers to New Zealand easy seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka and took unassailable 2-0 lead to seal the series in a one-sided game of the second ODI.

SRI LANKA scored 167/8 (50 Overs) with top scorer by Somachandra De Silva 37 not out (29) and Ravi Ratnayeke 27 (30)

New Zealand best bowler by Lance Cairns 2/25 (10) and Martin Crowe 2/30 (10)

NEW ZEALAND chased 168/3 (36.4 Overs) with top scorer by  Jeff Crowe 46 not out (89) and Martin Crowe 43 not out (48)

Sri Lanka best bowler by Vinothen John 1/31 (10) and Somachandra De Silva 1/28 (6)

Martin Crowe named Player of the match for his match-winning all-round performance to scored a unbeaten 43 off 48-balls including 6-fours after taking two wickets for 30-runs in 10-overs included two maidens.

Third Party Reference Report from (AAP-NZPA)

An unbeaten 87-run fourth-wicket partnership between brothers Martin and Jeff Crowe swept New Zealand to an easy seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in a one-day cricket match in Napier today. 

New Zealand, replying to Sri Inka's eight for 167 off 50 overs. took only 36.4 overs to reach its target of 168, for the loss of three wickets.

Openers Glenn Turner and Bruce Edgar started New, Zealand's chase strongly. Ashantha de Mel and Vinodhan John were very loose early on, with six extras, including four no-balls, coming off the first two overs.

After elegantly striking five boundaries and with his score 25, Turner fell to a fine catch by Rumesh Ratnayeke off John's bowling to be New Zealand's first wicket down with the total 32.

John Wright was quickly in form and had soon scored more runs than Edgar, who was batting with caution.

Edgar was dismissed for eight with the total 56, caught by Ranjan Madugalle from Ravi Ratnayeke's bowling, but Wright and Jeff Crowe kept New Zealand on course for an easy win.

The Sri Lankan bowlers plugged away but lacked penetration most of the time. Wright, who led the side after regular captain Geoff Howarth was relegated to 12th man, was out for a well-compiled 31 when he stood back on his wickets pulling a ball from Somachandra de Silva, and New Zealand was three for 81.

Martin Crowe then came out to join his brother Jeff for the first time at international level. Both batsmen were untroubled as they completed New Zealand's eighth successive victory.

Earlier, Martin Crowe had taken two wickets and held a catch as Sri Lanka struggled against New Zealand's accurate seam bowling attack. At one stage the tourists had slumped to seven for 105, but a fighting 56-run eighth-wicket partnership between Somachandra de Silva and Ravi Ratnayeke restored some respectability to the innings. 



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