India vs New Zealand 8th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 Highlights

Watch the highlights of India vs New Zealand 8th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 - Reliance World Cup 1987 tournament of the 8th ODI match played between New Zealand and India at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore in 14th October 1987.

A superb batting star display by Navjot Sidhu's 75 and A Captain Innings Kapil Kapil Dev's unbeaten 72 and Kiran More's quick-fire 26-ball 42 before Spinners shine as India exciting 16-run victory over New Zealand, despite a Ken Rutherford's 75 and A steady innings from Andrew Jones' 64 in a tight-game of the eighth match of a Reliance World Cup.

India scored 252-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Navjot Sidhu struck 75 off 71-balls including 4-sixes & 4-fours with strike rate of 105.63.

Kapil Dev hammered a unbeaten 72 off 58-balls including 4-fours & a six with strike rate of 124.13, Kiran More blasted a unbeaten 42 off 26-balls included 5-fours with strike rate of 161.53, Ravi Shastri 22 and Mohammad Azharuddin 21.

New Zealand best bowler by Dipak Patel picked up 3-wickets for 36-runs in 10-overs, Ewen Chatfield and Willie Watson both took 1-wickets.

New Zealand scored 236-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Ken Rutherford struck 75 off 95-balls including 6-fours & 2-sixes.

Andrew Jones scored 64 off 86-balls including two boundaries and Martin Snedden scored 33 off 63-balls included 2-fours.

India best bowler by Maninder Singh, Ravi Shastri both took 2-wickets and one for Mohammad Azharuddin - Manoj Prabhakar.

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

INDIA's batting was more classy and had more depth, while their spinners were too superior for New Zealand before a capacity crowd of 50,000 in Bangalore's Chinnaswamy Stadium.

India beat New Zealand by 16 runs, with spinners Maninder, Shastri and Sivaramakrishnan causing plenty of trouble for the New Zealand batsmen.

The all-round superiority of the Indians compensated for the disadvantage of losing the toss and being made to bat when the pitch was at its most difficult - causing the occasional ball to stop and with a sluggish out-field which made boundaries hard to get.

The Kiwis were unlucky to be without the services of Wright who was unwell and for once Martin Crowe, their most accomplished batsman, failed, when Maninder turned one sharply to have him stumped.

The Indian innings was one of fits and starts. The three New Zealand pacemen, Chatfield, Snedden and Watson, began by using a ring of run-saving fielders.

They made the odd ball move off the seam so scoring was difficult, and at one time had India in serious trouble at 21 for three, though inept calling by Srikkanth did more damage than the bowlers and accounted for two of the wickets, including his own.

This was followed by a useful stand between Siddhu - who followed his success in the opening match with a spectacular 75 and is as yet untroubled inhibitions - by Azharuddin. and
When these two had departed India were 114 for five and still struggling. But the arrival of Kapil Dev to join a strangely unconvincing Shastri produced another useful stand, although with the scoreboard 170 for seven and the overs running out, the Indian captain was facing probable defeat.

This was the signal for the last and most important of their three stands. In More he found the ideal partner and together they galloped in eight overs to the prosperity of 252 for seven by the end of the 50th over.

Kapil, later named man-of-the-match, was not out 72 and More, who had given his captain the strike whenever possible, sped between the wickets and improvised brilliantly on his own behalf, was undefeated on 42.

A sensible opening stand of 67, followed by a competent 75 from Rutherford and a fighting 64 by Jones, saw New Zealand go close without ever quite looking as if they were going to make it.

The most satisfying feature of this game, and indeed of the tournament itself, is that the matches have not been dominated by pace bowlers.

In this game six slow bowlers were employed and there are two reasons for this change of bowling attack. Firstly, the pitches are slow and have taken a modicum of spin, and secondly, the boundaries are large so batsmen are holing out in the deep from shots which would have been sixes at home.

But there is still room for good quick bowlers, as Chatfield showed, but life for a typical English seamer who does just a little is hard and hot out here.

This was demonstrated by India who dropped Binny, a big success in the last World Cup, for Sivaramakrishnan, the leg spinner, who though he did not bowl as well as either of the two left-arm spinners, still caused New Zealand some problems.

The fielding of both teams was excellent with New Zealand just about having the edge in this department. The one disappointment was that More, who had performed so brilliantly with the bat, was far from his best behind the stumps.



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