Australia vs New Zealand 13th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1986 Article

Read the article of Australia vs New Zealand 13th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1986 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 13th ODI match played between New Zealand and Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in 29th January 1986.

Half-centuries from David Boon and Dean Jones before Pace bowling attack from Bruce Reid's stunning hat-trick, Craig McDermott and Simon Davis' combined 5-wickets gives Australia massive 99-run victory over New Zealand and keep stay top of the points table in a one-sided game of 13th match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Match Stats : 
  • Australia's 99-run win was their fifth largest victory by terms of runs in One-day international and It is their biggest win against New Zealand in ODIs after their 149-run win at Melbourne in 1983.
  • Bruce Reid became the first Australian bowler to claimed a five-wicket haul in One-day international cricket history and overall the second player in ODIs after Jalal-ud-Din.

Australia scored 239-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by David Boon struck 64 off 95-balls, Dean Jones scored 53 off 58-balls including a boundary, Geoff Marsh hit 37 off 66-balls included a four, Allan Border 29 and Steve Waugh 17.

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

New Zealand scored 140 for all-out in 42.4 overs with top scorer by Richard Hadlee hit a unbeaten 30 off 37-balls including one-six & a four, Jeremy Coney 25, John Wright 24, Jeff Crowe 19 and Bruce Edgar 18.

Australia best bowler by Simon Davis picked up 3-wickets for 25-runs in 9.4-overs, Bruce Reid took 3-wickets for 29-runs in 9-overs including a stunning hat-trick with two maidens.

Craig McDermott strikes 2-wickets and one for Dave Gilbert - Greg Matthews.

David Boon named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a 64 off facing 95-balls including three boundaries.

This match reported by Greg Growden (Third Party Reference from SMH)

After being humiliated in Adelaide on Monday, the Australian cricket team was in desperate need of atonement.

It came in two huge helpings at the Sydney Cricket Ground last night when they first transferred the embarrassment on to New Zealand, and then had the joy of a Bruce Reid hat-trick.

After being beaten by 206 runs by New Zealand in Adelaide, the Australians reversed the trend last night when they defeated them by 99 runs in their World Series Cup match.

While that was reason enough for regained confidence just a week before the start of the WSC finals, Reid's feat added extra excitement.
Reid joined the elite band of players to bowl a hat-trick when he gained the wickets of Bruce Blair 3, Ervin McSweeney, 1, and Stu Gillespie, 0, during the 42nd over.

Reid had Blair caught with the last ball of his eighth over, and most spectators had forgotten that dismissal by the time Reid snared McSweeney and Gillespie with the first two balls of his next.

It appeared some of the Australian players were uncertain as well. When the feat was recorded on the electronic scoreboard a few minutes later Reid, the tall. laconic West Australian, received an enormous ovation.

All the Australian bowlers - particularly Reid (3-29), Simon Davis (3-25) and Craig McDer- mott (2-28) performed without fault, allowing NZ no leeway or comfort at the wicket.

Under such pressure New Zealand, chasing Australia's total of 7-239, were always bound to falter and after their best batsman, Martin Crowe, was dismissed early, they looked doomed.
Even though the odds were against him, all-rounder Richard Hadlee refused to falter late in the innings but he ran out of partners.

New Zealand's loss ensures the second spot in the finals will be decided in the last match between India and New Zealand in Launceston on Sunday.
Australia have already guaranteed their finals spot.

While the bowling glory went to Reid, the Man-of-the Match award was given to Australian opener David Boon.

Yet again Boon, 64, and fellow opener Geoff Marsh, 37, gave Australia a great start and ensured they would comfortably get at least 200 runs.

For the fourth time in five matches at the SCG this season, Boon and Marsh shared a 50-plus opening partnership, ensuring they will be the main openers pair for the Australian tour to New Zealand next month.

The touring team will be announced today and is likely to involve the bluk of last night's team plus Greg Ritchie, with the option of another opening batsman or specialist wicket-keeper as the 13th member.

Dean Jones helped his chances of a touring berth with a meticulous innings of 53.

Jones batted with great intelligence but was involved in two bad run-outs with captain Allan Border and Steve Waugh.



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