New Zealand vs Australia 3rd ODI 1986 Article

Read the article of New Zealand vs Australia 3rd ODI 1986 - Australia tour of New Zealand 4-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between Australia and New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington in 26th March 1986.

Wonder Wayne and Waugh stars as Australia crushing three-wicket victory over New Zealand and keep alive the series in an exciting match of the third ODI.

New Zealand scored 229-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Ken Rutherford cracked a 79 off 105-balls including three boundaries.

Bruce Edgar hit 29 off 62-balls including 2-fours, Martin Crowe scored 28 off 38-balls included a boundary, Jeremy Coney 24, Bruce Blair 19 and Jeff Crowe 16.

Australia best bowler by Simon Davis, Greg Matthews both took 2-wickets and one for Steve Waugh - Craig McDermott.

Australia chased 232-7 in 49.3 overs with top scorer by Steve Waugh struck 71 off 94-balls including 5-fours.

Wayne Phillips hammered a 53 off 32-balls including 9-fours with strike rate of 165.62 and Allan Border scored 21 off 43-balls included 3-fours.

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

Wayne Phillips and Steve Waugh each shared player of the match.

This match reported by The Daily Telegraph Staff (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

AUSTRALIA partially saved face near the end of gloomy cricketing summer when they beat New Zealand by three wickets in an exciting one-day international at the Basin Reserve, Wellington.

Australia reversed a seemingly inexorable slide towards defeat, chasing 230 after New Zealand had made 229-9 to win the third of four one-day matches on the third ball of the last over.

The Australian heroes were middle-order batsmen Stephen Waugh and Wayne Phillips, who came together after the loss of Australia's fifth wicket at 142 with 11 overs remaining.

Waugh set about the bowling first and the win came after both had reached half centuries.

Lost way

New Zealand had begun well earlier in the day, with Bruce Edgar and Ken Rutherford setting up a firm foundation of 86 runs for the first wicket. but the innings lost its way and they failed to make a big enough score.



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