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New Zealand vs Zimbabwe 4th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 Highlights

Watch the highlights of New Zealand vs Zimbabwe 4th Match Reliance World Cup 1987 - Reliance World Cup 1987 tournament of the 4th ODI match played between Zimbabwe and New Zealand at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad, Deccan in 10th October 1987.


No.9 batsman Iain Butchart run-out in the last-over of the match as New Zealand pulled off a remarkable 3-run victory over Zimbabwe, despite a greatest innings from Dave Houghton's fighting 142 in the fourth match of a Reliance World Cup.

Match Stats :
  • New Zealand's 3-run win was their fourth smallest victory by terms of runs in One-day international
  • Dave Houghton's 142 was the highest score by an Zimbabwe batsman in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the his own record of 84 against Australia at Southampton in the 1983 World Cup, It is the joint ninth highest individual score in ODIs, jointly with Bill Athey's unbeaten 142 and the third highest-score by any batsman in World Cups.
  • Dave Houghton became the first Zimbabwe batsman to score a century in One-day international cricket.
  • Dave Houghton became the first Zimbabwe batsman to score a hundred in World Cup history.
  • 117 : Dave Houghton and Iain Butchart set up the record any-wicket partnership for Zimbabwe in One-day international cricket history, previously held by the 103-run stand between Dave Houghton and Kevin Curran against Australia at Southampton in the 1983 World Cup and the record eighth-wicket partnership in ODI cricket history, surpassing the previous record held by the 68-run stand between by New Zealand's Bevan Congdon and Lance Cairns against England at Scarborough in 1978.

* THE World Cup produced a another breathless finish when New Zealand scored a three-run win over Zimbabwe, who were indebted to a brilliant innings by wicketkeeper David Houghton for sustaining their hopes of victory until the final over.

* Wicketkeeper David Houghton played one of the greatest innings in Hyderabad today when underdogs Zimbabwe took New Zealand to the brink in the fourth breathless World Cup finish in a row.

* Zimbabwe ended just three runs short in the last over, Zimbabwe's last wicket fell with two balls left as they chased a New Zealand total of 242 for seven in the Group B match. They were all out for 239 in 49.4 overs, Houghton having contributed 141 from 136 balls with 13 fours and three sixes.

* Zimbabwe's prospects of challenging New Zealand seemed to disappear completely when they lost a seventh wicket at 104. But then, for the first time in the innings, Houghton found a reliable ally in lain Butchart, 54, a stand of 117 between Houghton and Butchart made victory a real possibility.

* The pair stayed together until the 47th over when Houghton's act of defiance ended. Zimbabwe needed only six off the final over, Butchart was run out off the fourth ball.
New Zealand's batting, after they were put in, was largely undistinguished

* Two singles from the first two balls of the final over kept the pressure on, but on the fourth ball Butchart and Triacos scampered for a non-existant run and both were stranded in mid-wicket as Ian Smith removed the bails.

* Earlier, Zimbabwe's fielders covered themselves in mud and glory after overnight rain as Martin Crowe top-scored with 72 for New Zealand.

* The exceptions were an unorthodox but effective 64 off 97 balls by Snedden, promoted to opener from his usual position down the order, and a stylish 72 by Martin Crowe.





New Zealand scored 242-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Martin Crowe cracked a 72 off 88-balls including 5-fours & a six.

Martin Snedden scored 64 off 96-balls including three boundaries, Jeff Crowe hit 31 off 35-balls included 2-fours, Ian Smith blasted a 29 off 20-balls contained 2-fours & a six with strike rate of 145 and John Wright 18.

Zimbabwe best bowler by Ali Shah, Kevin Curran, Peter Rawson each took 2-wickets and one for John Traicos.

Zimbabwe scored 239 for all-out in 49.4 overs with top scorer by Dave Houghton blasted a 142 off 137-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred and also his first century in World Cup.

Iain Butchart scored 54 off 70-balls including 2-fours & a six and Andy Pycroft 12.

New Zealand best bowler by Willie Watson, Stephen Boock, Martin Snedden each took 2-wickets and one for Ewen Chatfield.

Dave Houghton named Player of the match for his greatest innings to produced a career-best 142 off 137-balls including 13-fours and 6-sixes with strike rate of 103.64.


                   

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