Australia vs England 2nd Match Benson & Hedges Challenge 1986-87 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs England 2nd Match Benson & Hedges Challenge 1986-87 - Benson & Hedges Challenge one-day international tournament of the 2nd ODI match played between England and Australia at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth in 01st January 1987.

Australia vs England 2nd Match Benson & Hedges Challenge 1986-87 Highlights
Dean Jones celebrates his maiden century © Channel 9 / Cricket Australia

Debutant Chris Broad's debut half-century, Allan Lamb's fifty and A astonishing performance by Ian Botham's 39-ball 68 sets up to England crushing 37-run victory over Australia, despite a brilliant maiden century from Dean Jones in the second match of a Benson and Hedges Challenge.

Match Stats : 
  • Dean Jones became the third Australian batsman to score a century against England in One-day internationals after Greg Chappell and Graeme Wood.
  • 106 : Allan Lamb and Ian Botham set up the joint third highest fourth-wicket partnership for England against Australia in ODIs, jointly 106-run stand held by between David Gower and Derek Randall against same opponent at Adelaide in 1983.

England scored 272-6 in 49 overs with top scorer by Chris Broad cracked a 76 off 113-balls including 7-fours.

Ian Botham hammered a 68 off 39-balls including 7-fours & 3-sixes with strike rate of 174.35, Allan Lamb struck 66 off 72-balls included 5-fours and Bill Athey scored 34 off 60-balls with 3-fours & a six.

Australia best bowler by Bruce Reid takes 2-wickets, Steve Waugh, Simon O'Donnell and Mike Whitney each took one-wickets.

Australia scored 235 for all-out in 48.2 overs with top scorer by Dean Jones cracked a 104 off 125-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 9-fours & 2-sixes.

Geoff Marsh hit 28 off 42-balls including 3-fours, Allan Border scored 26 off 38-balls Included 2-fours, Ken MacLeay 21 and Steve Waugh 16.

England best bowler by Phil DeFreitas picked up 3-wickets for 42-runs in 9.2-overs, Graham Dilley takes 2-wickets, John Emburey, Ian Botham and Gladstone Small each took one-wickets.

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

England keep the pressure on the Australians with a win in their 50-over game

NOT EVEN a brilliantly audacious innings by Dean Jones-104 off 125 balls - could bring Australia victory over England in the Benson & Hedges Challenge tournament, after they had been set to make 273 at the daunting requirement of 5.65 runs an over.

England, who had opted to bat first, bowled them out under the new Perth floodlights for 235, to win by 37 runs.

If they can win one of their two remaining games against West Indies (Saturday) and Pakistan (Monday), they must now, after yesterday's scoring rate, stand a fine chance of reaching the final next Wednesday.

The crowd was a ground record 27,125, almost twice as many as on any day of the Perth Test match, a figure which clearly illustrates how popular the one-day game here is.

The dismissal of Border, yorked by Emburey, was a key moment in the Australian innings after he and Jones had threatened danger with a partnership of 75 for the third wicket off 13 overs. After that, even Jones was swimming against the tide.

But what eventually gave Australia a mountain to climb was yet another astonishing performance from Botham, who plundered 68 off a mere 39 balls - including 26 in one over-from Davis. He and Lamb (66 off 72 balls) put a wilting attack to the sword, to the tune of 106 off 10 overs. Botham was named by Ian Chappell as man-of-the-match.

Yet nothing all day-and night-was more spectacular than a marvellous catch by Emburey towards the end of Australia's innings. MacLeay drove Dilley to long-on where Emburey, leaping high, caught the ball right-handed behind him, toppled over backwards and still retained control. It was the catch of the season, surely.

Marsh had been bowled between bat and pad by Botham, and Jones, on 16, had been missed by Gatting off Small-a sharp slip chance-when Border joined forces with Jones. The batting was scintillating and England's fielding of high quality.

The fall of Border was followed closely by that of Waugh, caught behind off Small, and of O'Donnell, needlessly run out after a bad call from Jones.

That left Australia to get 115 off the last 14 overs, but Jones kept firing away even though running out of partners to help him prevent the closing stages from being an anti-climax.

He was out, eventually, in the same over as Emburey's coup de main, caught by Gower, at the second attempt, at deep mid-off and perishing bravely in a then hopeless cause. He had hit nine fours and two sixes.

There was never much doubt, once Broad and Athey had made 86 for their first wicket in 22 overs, that England, on a bland pitch and over a very fast outfield, would make a substantial score.

Australia were already on the defensive by the time Athey unselfishly gave his wicket away, his job well done. Gower's second scoring stroke went uppishly for four through a totally vacant slip position, but another casual shot soon had him caught behind.

That brought in Lamb to join Broad, these two adding 55 for the third wicket in a dozen overs before Broad, pushing for a quick single on the off-side, was run out by Border with only one stump to aim at.

Broad, playing as felicitously as he has done throughout this tour, made 76 off 113 balls with just one chance, a running one at long-on, when he was 67 and aiming to increase an already satisfying pace.

Botham began relatively quietly, and then got the taste of things with two rifled straight-driven fours off Whitney hit as hard, I think, as any I have seen.

Having driven Whitney for six over long-on, Botham then turned his attention to Davis. The first two balls of an over sizzled either side of the sightscreen, the outfielders guarding it left for dead. Off the third, which also went four, O'Donnell all but caught a remarkable catch at long-off.

The fourth, a full toss, was dispatched to the mid-wicket boundary, and the next two went for six, a huge blow 20 rows back behind long-on being followed by another, not quite timed, which just cleared the boundary at extra cover.

Botham had scored 33 when that over started. He finally gave Zoehrer his fourth catch behind the wicket, and marched off to a standing ovation. He had hit seven fours and three sixes. Meanwhile, Lamb paced his innings splendidly for a useful 66.

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