Australia vs New Zealand 4th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1988 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs New Zealand 4th Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1988 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 4th ODI match played between New Zealand and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne in 07th January 1988.

Dean Jones, Steve Waugh and Craig McDermott guided Australia dramatic 6-run victory over New Zealand after their stunning collapse in the fourth match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

Australia scored 216 for all-out in 49.4 overs with top scorer by Steve Waugh struck 68 off 91-balls, Dean Jones scored 48 off 77-balls - who fell two-run short of his half-century - including 4-fours and Greg Dyer hit 38 off 46-balls with 2-fours.

New Zealand best bowler by Ewen Chatfield picked up 3-wickets for 31-runs in 10-overs including two maidens with strike rate of 3.10, Martin Snedden captured three-wickets for 36-runs, Stu Gillespie took 2-wickets and one for Richard Hadlee.

New Zealand scored 210-9 in 50 overs with top scorer by Andrew Jones struck 59 off 106-balls including five boundaries.

Richard Hadlee hit 23 off 24-balls including a boundary and John Wright scored 20 off 27-balls included 2-fours.

Australia best bowler by Craig McDermott picked up 3-wickets, Tony Dodemaide took 2-wickets, Peter Taylor, Steve Waugh and Mike Whitney each took one-wickets.

Steve Waugh named Player of the match for his all-round performance to took 1-wicket for 41-runs after scoring a crucial 68 off 91-balls including three boundaries.

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

New Zealand collapse gives win to Australia
A NEW ZEALAND batting collapse gave Australia a win by six runs and the lead of the World Series Cup table in the day-night match in Melbourne.

New Zealand lost their last eight wickets for 67 runs to finish on 210 for nine at the end of their regulation 50 overs. Australia reached 216 runs in 49.3 overs.

Tony Dodemaide - whose telling effort brought him two for 25 in his 10 overs, including the crucial wicket of Martin Crowe and Craig McDermott, his fellow fast bowler, did most of the damage for Australia.
Richard Hadlee kept alive New Zealand's hopes until the last over when the visitors needed eight runs with two balls remaining. Hadlee, on 23, lofted Steve Waugh to deep mid-off where Peter Taylor held the catch.

Australia fought back from a wretched start in which they slumped to 39 for four, with Allan Border, their captain, dismissed first ball.
Waugh led the recovery by hitting 68, the top score of the game, in addition to contributing his useful medium-pacers.

Australia and New Zealand have each won two of their three matches in the triangular competition but the Australians head the standings with a better run rate. Sri Lanka have lost the first two of their eight qualifying games.

Australia, keen to avenge a one-run defeat by New Zealand in Perth on Sunday, could scarcely have made a more inauspicious start with Stuart Gillespie, the medium-pacer, proving their main tormentor by dismissing Geoff Marsh and Border with consecutive deliveries.

A crowd of 61,316 then saw Waugh enhance his growing reputation by tilting the balance in half-century stands with Dean Jones and Greg Dyer.

Waugh, who completed his half century off 74 balls, and Jones (48) figured in an 88-run fifth-wicket partnership, while the all-rounder put on 65 in 71 balls for the sixth wicket with Dyer.

New Zealand's brisk response was cut short with the total on 47 when John Wright, the opener, was run out for 20 by a fine throw from Jones at cover.

Dipak Patel was bowled round his legs for 12 by Mike Whitney, the left-arm paceman, but Andrew Jones, who made 59, and Martin Crowe, with 37, seemed to be pushing New Zealand firmly towards success at 121 for two. However, Australia then wrested the initiative by seizing eight wickets for 67.

Australia Innnings Highlights



Previous Post Next Post