New Zealand vs Australia 4th ODI 1986 Article

Read the article of New Zealand vs Australia 4th ODI 1986 - Australia tour of New Zealand 4-match one-day international series of the 4th ODI match played between Australia and New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland in 29th March 1986.

All-round display from Greg Ritchie's half-century with three-wickets, Greg Matthews' crucial fifty sets up to Australia comprehensive 44-run victory over New Zealand and square the four-match with 2-2 in the fourth ODI

* Greg Matthews and Greg Ritchie set up the win with a punishing a 100-run stand for the fifth-wicket from 90-deliveries.

* At one stage, Australia had faltered at 96-4 following three suicidal run outs of Marsh. Border and Waugh. When the pair cut loose on the New Zealand attack.

* Greg Matthews followed with the three for 33 including the disputed dismissal of Richard Hadlee who scored 40 in a late quick-fire.

* A boundary line catch was turned down by the umpires, and a six awarded, but by the time they had conferred, Richard Hadlee had walked.

Australia scored 231 for all-out in 44.5 overs with top scorer by Greg Matthews struck 54 off 50-balls.

Greg Ritchie hit 53 off 63-balls including 5-fours, David Boon cracked a 40 off 66-balls included 6-fours & a six.

Allan Border scored 21 off 35-balls including 3-fours and Geoff Marsh 19.

New Zealand best bowler by Richard Hadlee, Ewen Chatfield both took 2-wickets and one for John Bracewell - Evan Gray.

New Zealand scored 187-9 in 45 overs with top scorer by Richard Hadlee hit 40 off 43-balls including 2-sixes & 2-fours, Bruce Edgar 22, John Bracewell 20 and Stu Gillespie 18 not out.

Australia best bowler by Greg Matthews 3-33, Bruce Reid took 2-wickets and one for Simon Davis - Steve Waugh.

Greg Matthews named Player of the match for his all-round performance to picked up 3-wickets for 33-runs in 9-overs including a maiden after cracked a 54 off 50-balls included 3-fours and a six.



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