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New Zealand vs Australia 2nd ODI 1986 Article

Read the article of New Zealand vs Australia 2nd ODI 1986 - Australia tour of New Zealand 4-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between Australia and New Zealand at Lancaster Park, Christchurch in 22nd March 1986.



Half-centuries from Ken Rutherford, Bruce Edgar and Jeremy Coney sets up to New Zealand comfortable 53-run victory over Australia and took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the second ODI.


* NEW Zealand took an unassailable 2-0 lead in their one-day international series against Australia by 53 runs in the second ODI

* The New Zealanders made 258 for the loss of seven wickets in their innings in the alloted 49 overs, averaging better than five runs an over with magnificent half-centuries to man-of-the-match Jeremy Coney and openers Bruce Edgar and Ken Rutherford.

* Australia now have only two matches remaining chances at Wellington and Auckland next week-to salvage a drawn the four-match ODI series.

* Allan Border, the Australian captain, who had threatened to quit if his side failed or performed poorly, was not quickly available for comment, but he will not have been amused by the three run-outs suffered by his batsmen.



New Zealand scored 258-7 in 49 overs with top scorer by Bruce Edgar struck 74 off 105-balls including 7-fours.

Jeremy Coney cracked a 64 off 55-balls and Ken Rutherford scored 64 off 89-balls included 5-fours & a six.

Australia best bowler by Bruce Reid, Simon Davis both took 2-wickets and one for Steve Smith - Craig McDermott.

Australia scored 205 for all-out in 45.4 overs with top scorer by David Boon struck 47 off 58-balls including 9-fours.

Craig McDermott blasted a 37 off 29-balls including 3-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 127.58, Greg Ritchie hit 31 off 55-balls including 2-fours and Allan Border scored 27 off 45-balls with 3-fours.

New Zealand best bowler by Richard Hadlee, Ewen Chatfield both takes 2-wickets, Martin Crowe, John Bracewell and Stun Gillespie each took one-wickets.

Jeremy Coney named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a 64 off 55-balls including 8-four.

                   

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