England vs New Zealand 1st ODI 1986 Highlights

Watch the highlights of England vs New Zealand 1st ODI 1986 - New Zealand tour of England (Texaco Trophy) 2-match one-day international series of the 1st ODI match played between New Zealand and England at Headingley, Leeds in 16th July 1986.

Jeff Crowe and Bowlers guided New Zealand comfortable 47-run victory over England and take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.

New Zealand scored 217-8 in 55 overs with top scorer by Jeff Crowe cracked a 66 off 94-balls including 7-fours.

Evan Gray hit a unbeaten 30 off 34-balls including 2-fours, Jeremy Coney scored 27 off 54-balls included 3-fours and John Wright 21.

England best bowler by Richard Ellison picked up 3-wickets for 43-runs in 11-overs including a maiden, Neil Foster took 2-wickets and one for Graham Dilley.

England scored 170 for all-out in 48.2 overs with top scorer by Allan Lamb cracked a 33 off 45-balls including 5-fours.

Derek Pringle scored 28 off 42-balls including 2-fours, Mike Gatting 19, Graham Gooch 18 and David Gower 18.

New Zealand best bowler by John Bracewell, Richard Hadlee, Evan Gray each took 2-wickets and one for Jeremy Coney.

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

NEW ZEALAND overcame early batting difficulties with admirable resilience to defeat England by 47 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match competition for the Texaco Trophy at Headingley.

Their total of 217-8 owed much to Jeff Crowe, whose innings of 66 from 94 balls made him the man of the match and gave New Zealand the opportunity to explore a theory that scoring against the clock would not be straight forward against bowlers of modest pace on a slow pitch.

So it proved, although with the ball moving around less later in the day, England reached a point, with Gower and Lamb together and 135 needed from 26 overs, when the task with care could have been achieved.

Series of errors

Gower, however, was bowled driving loosely at Coney's inswinger and the innings nose-dived into oblivion with a series of errors, including three run outs.

The first was a crucial moment, for Lamb had marked his return by timing the ball better than most and had made 33 from 45 balls when he and Gatting differed over a single to short third man.

Having got off the mark with a straight six off Gray, Gatting looked capable of taking charge and luck went England's way when Pringle was dropped twice with a single to his name.

Alas, they proved incapable of capitalizing on it and after Gatting had been bowled going down the pitch to Gray, the mis-management continued with both Richards and Ellison becoming run out victims.

England omitted Athey and Edmonds while New Zealand, who included both their spinners, reversed the current trend by opting to bat first on winning the toss.

If this was a vote of confidence for the relaid pitch it was somewhat premature-New Zealand encountered all types of problems against Foster and Dilley and then Ellison.

The ball not only came unsatisfactorily onto the bat, but it moved about sometimes at varying heights and unsurprisingly, with timing and driving far from easy, the New Zealand start was a mixture of frustration and misadventure.

Ten overs went by before anything more than a single proved possible and after Dilley, concentrating on length and line at the expense of pace, and Foster had both passed the bat, Ellison took three wickets in 20 deliveries.

For Rutherford, who had found contact elusive anyway, Ellison produced a beauty which hit his off-stump, but was then rather more fortunate when Martin Crowe, cutting, played emphatically on, probably because the bounce was lower than expected.

Inside edge catch

Richards could not hold a fine leg glance by Coney, but did better when taking a right-hand catch off an inside edge from the left-handed Wright.

New Zealand were then 54 for four, but aided by less demanding bowling from Pringle and Ellison, Coney and Jeff Crowe began to restore order,

Coney was playing ominously well when Gatting's swift pick up and direct hit ran him out off the first ball after lunch. Crowe was probably another victim of the pitch's lack of pace when caught and bowled shaping to drive Foster through the covers.

When Hadlee was leg before to a ball of full length from Dilley, a potential source of danger for a late assault was removed, but Gray capably ensured that 79 runs materialised from the last 13 overs.



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