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New Zealand vs England 3rd ODI 1984 Highlights

Watch the highlights of New Zealand vs England 3rd ODI 1984 - England tour of New Zealand 3-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between England and New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland in 25th February 1984.


Magnificent Martin Crowe's maiden century and Geoff Howarth's brilliant half-century after Ewen Chatfield's three-wicket haul helped to New Zealand consolation three-wicket victory over England and avoid the series whitewash in the third ODI.

Match Stats : 
  • Martin Crowe became the second New Zealand batsman to score a century against England in One-day internationals after Bevan Congdon.
  • Martin Crowe became the fifth New Zealand batsman to score a hundred in ODIs.
  • 160 : Martin Crowe and Geoff Howarth set up the record third-wicket partnership for New Zealand in One-day international, previously held by the 149-run stand between Glenn Turner and John Parker against East Africa at Birmingham in the inaugural 1975 World Cup and the New Zealand's highest any-wicket stand against England in ODIs, previously held by the 152-run stand for the first-wicket between Glenn Turner and Bruce Edgar at Wellington in the last year.

England scored 209-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Allan Lamb cracked a unbeaten 97 off 140-balls - who missed three-run short of his century - including 7-fours & a six.

David Gower scored 35 off 56-balls including one-six & a four and Ian Botham 18.

New Zealand best bowler by Ewen Chatfield picked up 3-wickets for 29-runs in 10-overs including two maidens, Jeremy Coney, Stephen Boock and Richard Hadlee each took one-wickets.

New Zealand chased 210-3 in 45.3 overs with top scorer by Martin Crowe scored a run-a-ball 105-runs - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 11-fours & a six.

Geoff Howarth hit 72 off 120-balls including 7-fours and John Wright 14.

England best bowler by Ian Botham, Vic Marks and Bob Willis each took one-wickets.


This match reported by Guy Richards (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph / Sunday Telegraph)


ANOTHER sparkling century by Martin Crowe, 107 runs off just 105 balls, brought England defeat in the final Rothman's one-day international at Eden Park, New Zealand winning by seven wickets with two overs to spare.

England collected the handsome Rothmans Cup as 2-1 winners of the series but this defeat again raised all the spectres seen after the 1-0 loss of the three-match Test series.

There are times when the leadership's thinking seems to be neither logical nor sensible. The virtual banishment of Cook, for instance, after the Wellington Test, the discarding of England's most successful bowler against New Zealand last summer.

Another example: With a Test match in Pakistan only six days away and the one-day series here already won, it was surely sensible to give some com Lipetitive play to one or more of Tavare, Fowler, Dilley and Cook. But it was decided that it was more important to go for a clean sweep of one-day games in New Zealand than prepare properly for a Test match in Pakistan.

It must have been more logical to have given Cook 10 overs than have to use Smith for three; it had to be more sensible to bring back either Tavare or Fowler to partner Smith and move Gower back to three, the position he will occupy in Karachi.

In the end England lost on all counts before a highly jubilant 45,000 crowd who paid a record £125,000. Crowe was rightly Man of the Match and Hadlee deservedly Man of the Series (all the international games).

Auckland was humid under low cloud all day but Willis could hardly not bat, after amazingly, beating Howarth to the toss, on this celebrated Eden Park surface. Yet once again the one-day pitch failed to live up to expectations for once Hadlee had extracted the early life, bowling Smith with the last ball of the second over, it played mostly slow. Gower and Lamb prospered happily enough, the 50 arriving in the 14th over and 74 by the 20th at which point Gower was given leg before to Chatfield.

Seven runs later Randall was dropped at long leg and then bowled, driving at the spinner, in the 25th over. Lamb was still flourishing and he and Botham added another 44 before Botham was well taken by Wright.

The crowd kept up a continual roar as Gatting clearly disliked being given out caught behind in the 39th. Marks was routed by Chatfield at 148 (41st) and well as Lamb tried to steer the tail they all persisted in going their own way, the Cowans run-out being the most memorable.

Willis at least played as a civilised tailender should but England ran out of overs at 209 and bravery was needed to back them from then onwards. They began well enough, Willis wrecking the adventurous Webb's stumps at 12 and Wright being splendidly caught by Marks, diving to his right, at 34 in the 12th.

Howarth and Crowe then added another 160 in the next 32 overs and there wasn't much England could do about it


                   

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