New Zealand vs Australia 1st ODI 1986 Article

Read the article of New Zealand vs Australia 1st ODI 1986 - Australia tour of New Zealand 4-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between Australia and New Zealand at Carisbrook, Dunedin in 19th March 1986.

Martin Crowe, Richard Hadlee and Debutant Tony Blain stars as New Zealand comprehensive 30-run victory over Australia and take a 1-0 lead in a low-scoring game of the first ODI.

* NEW ZEALAND beat Australia by comprehensive 30 runs in the first of a series of four-match one-day internationals. Replying to New Zealand's score of 186 for six in 50 overs, the Australia bundled out for only 157 in the 47th over.

* Richard Hadlee was the star for New Zealand, picking up four for 15, while part-time medium-pacer Martin Crowe returned an economical bowling spell to took two for 23 off 10 overs.

* Faced with an accurate New Zealand attack and a slowish outfield, the Australians lost wickets regularly and were never on route to win.

* All-rounder Greg Matthews hit a 25 to give a ray of hope in the middle of the innings but the loss of Greg Matthews wicket to an excellent John Wright catch off the spin of John Bracewell was a crucial blow.

* The wicket of Greg Matthews reduced Australia to 124 for six in the 40th over, and quickly afterwards, Richard Hadlee bowled opener Geoff Marsh who had scored a crucial 35.

* A quick flourish from Steven Waugh (29) was the only other sign of resistance as Australia collapsed to 157.

* The base of the New Zealand total of 186 was contribution by opener Bruce Edgar (35), Martin Crowe (47) and wicket-keeper Tony Blain who made a quick-fire unbeaten 24 at the tailender of the innings on his debut ODI match for the New Zealand.

New Zealand scored 186-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Martin Crowe cracked a 47 off 77-balls including 4-fours.

Bruce Edgar scored 35 off 48-balls including 2-fours, Debutant Tony Blair - who blasted a unbeaten 24 off 18-balls on his debut ODI match included 4-fours with strike rate of 133.33, Ken Rutherford 23 and Richard Hadlee 21 not out.

Australia best bowler by Dave Gilbert takes 2-wickets, Steve Waugh, Craig McDermott and Bruce Reid each took one-wickets.

Australia scored 156 for all-out in 47 overs with top scorer by Geoff Marsh scored 35 off 96-balls including a boundary.

Steve Waugh struck 29 off 24-balls including 2-fours & a six with strike rate of 120.83, Greg Matthews 25 and Wayne Phillips 23.

New Zealand best bowler by Richard Hadlee claimed a 4-wickets for 15-runs in 9-overs including five maidens with economy rate of 1.66.

Martin Crowe takes 2-wickets for 23-runs in 10-overs including four maidens with economy rate of 2.30, Ewen Chatfield and Stu Gillespie both took one-wickets.

All-rounders Richard Hadlee and Martin Crowe each shared player of the match award.



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