Australia vs New Zealand 2nd Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1988 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs New Zealand 2nd Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1988 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 2nd ODI match played between New Zealand and Australia at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth in 03rd January 1988.

John Bracewell took a running catch at wide mid-off to give New Zealand pulled off a remarkable thrilling 1-run victory over world champions Australia, despite a Dean Jones' fighting 92 in a last-over thriller of the second match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

New Zealand scored 232-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Andrew Jones struck 87 off 107-balls including 9-fours.

Martin Crowe cracked a 45 off 65-balls including 4-fours, Richard Hadlee scored 23 off 29-balls without a boundary and Tony Blain 16.

Australia best bowler by Craig McDermott, Peter Taylor both took 2-wickets, Tony Dodemaide, Mike Whitney and Steve Waugh each took one-wickets.

Australia scored 231 for all-out in 49.4 overs with top scorer by Dean Jones cracked a 92 off 91-balls - who fell eight-run short of his century - including 5-fours & a six.

David Boon struck 44 off 63-balls including 7-fours, Goeff Marsh 22 and Peter Taylor 16.

New Zealand best bowler by Richard Hadlee picked up 3-wickets for 35-runs in 10-overs, John Bracewell, Ewen Chatfield and Martin Snedden each took 2-wickets.

This match reported by a special correspondent (Third Party Reference from The Daily Telegraph)

AUSTRALIA and New Zealand kept up their recent habit of exciting finishes with another cliff-hanger in a World Series Cup match in Perth with New Zealand winning by one wicket.

The two had a tight finish to their three-match Test series in Melbourne last week when Australia survived a tense finale to draw the game and take the series 1-0. But today John Bracewell held a running catch at wide mid-off to give New Zealand the game.

With two runs needed for victory and three balls of the final over left Mike Whitney heaved at a delivery from Martin Snedden and lofted the ball to the grateful Bracewell.

Australia were all out for 231 after being well on course to overhaul New Zealand's modest 50 over total of 232 for nine and record their second win of the weekend, having already comfortably beaten Sri Lanka.

Almost inevitably Richard Hadlee played a significant role in Australia's decline. He had conceded 19 runs in his opening spell of four overs, but came back to snap up Australian captain Allan Border, Mike Veletta and Steve Waugh in his next four overs.

Jones stands firm

But Dean Jones held firm and with valuable assistance from Greg Dyer, Peter Taylor, with whom he put on 51 for the seventh wicket, Craig McDermott and Tony Dodemaide he revitalised the Australian innings.

The Man of the Match award went to Andrew Jones, the New Zealand stand-in opener, who held the innings together with a polished 87 off 107 deliveries.

The high point of the New Zealand innings was a cavalier second-wicket stand of 106 in 78 minutes between Jones and Martin Crowe.

Crowe fell for 45 in controversial circumstances when he mis-timed an attempted sweep off off-spinner Taylor and was given out caught behind by umpire Peter McConnell.

Television replays showed that the ball hit Crowe's right forearm before being taken by wicketkeeper Greg Dyer.

Australian all-rounder Tony Dodemaide followed his Test debut seven wickets against New Zealand last week with five wickets on Saturday as Australia crushed Sri Lanka by 81 runs.

He took five for 21 in 7.4 overs in his first one-day international, wrapping up the Sri Lankan innings for 168 with wickets off the first two balls of the 45th over as Sri Lanka fell for 168 in reply to Australia's 249 for seven.



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