Australia vs New Zealand 10th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1988

Watch the highlights of Australia vs New Zealand 10th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1988 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 10th ODI match played between New Zealand and Australia at Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane in 17th January 1988.

Steve Waugh, David Boon, Dean Jones and 
Mike Veletta guided Australia convincing five-wicket victory over New Zealand and stay top of the points table in a low-scoring game of the tenth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

New Zealand scored 176-5 in the alloted 44 overs with top scorer by Andrew Jones struck 65 off 131-balls including 4-fours.

Jeff Crowe cracked a 41 off 72-balls including 3-fours and John Wright 19.

Australia best bowler by Steve Waugh, Peter Taylor both took 2-wickets and one for Craig McDermott.

Australia chased 177-5 in 33.2 overs with top scorer by David Boon struck 48 off 47-balls - who fell two-run short of his half-century - including 7-fours.

Steve Waugh blasted a 45 off 38-balls including 5-fours with strike rate of 118.42, Mike Veletta scored a unbeaten 32 off 55-balls included 2-fours and Dean Jones hit 31 off 45-balls contained 2-fours & a six.

New Zealand best bowler by Martin Snedden picked up 3-wickets for 30-runs in 8-overs including two maidens and Ewen Chatfield took 2-wickets.

This match reported by Mike Coward (Third Party Reference from SMH)

Stephen Waugh showed some concern for the disillusioned, saturated and inebriated by providing Australia with a prompt victory over New Zealand in another World Series Cup match at the steamy Gabba.

Waugh gathered his third Player of the Match award of this uninspiring series by tearing 45 from 38 balls and taking two wickets in eight overs as Australia won by five wickets with 10.4 overs in hand.

It was the first of two inconsequential full-dress rehearsals - the second will be in Sydney on Wednesday night - for the first of the Cup finals in Melbourne on Friday.

Sri Lanka, who play Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground Tuesday, were finally formally eliminated from the competition when New Zealand beat them here by four wickets on Saturday.

New Zealand's chances of a victory just five days before the finals were dashed by torrential rain which interrupted proceedings for 37 minutes and caused the referee to reduce the match to a contest of 44 overs.

Having been sent in to bat by Allan Border, who fully expected the violent electrical storm, New Zealand suddenly had only three more overs after the interruption and finished with a modest 5-176 before a capacity house of 21,690.

To his considerable relief, captain Jeff Crowe hit 41 of these (from 72 balls) in his most productive innings on tour, while reliable Andrew Jones top scored again with 65 from 131 balls.

Although they had little to defend, the New Zealanders began spectacularly. Ewen Chatfield removed Geoff Marsh and Craig McDermott (batting at three, in a variation on a theme) in the first over.

Indeed, had Tony Blain taken the sharp chance offered by David Boon on five against Richard Hadlee Australia would have been 3-9.
Boon, who is in wonderful touch, made the most of his reprieve and played freely for 48 from 47 balls with seven boundaries.

He disappointed his many admirers by disputing umpire Mel Johnson's lbw decision against him and almost certainly he will be reprimanded by Border and coach Bob Simpson.



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