West Indies vs New Zealand 2nd ODI 1987 Article

Read the article of New Zealand vs West Indies 2nd ODI 1987 - West Indies tour of New Zealand 4-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between West Indies and New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland in 21st March 1987.

Pace bowlers attack and Viv Richards' three-wicket haul before A brilliant century by Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes half-century gives West Indies convincing six-wicket victory over New Zealand and go up 2-0 lead in the second ODI.

Match Stats : 
  • Gordon Greenidge became the second West Indies batsman to scored two centuries against New Zealand in ODIs after Desmond Haynes.
  • Gordon Greenidge became the third West Indies batsman to scored eight centuries in ODIs after Viv Richards (9) and Desmond Haynes (8).
  • 134 : Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes set up the record first-wicket partnership for West Indies against New Zealand in One-day internationals, previously held by the unbeaten 117-run stand between Desmond Haynes and Richie Richardson at Port of Spain in 1985 and the West Indies' fifth highest opening stand in ODIs.

New Zealand scored 213 for all-out in 50 overs with top scorer by Martin Crowe struck 53 off 86-balls including 6-fours.

Jeremy Coney cracked a 52 off 63-balls including 3-fours, John Wright hit 45 off 81-balls included 3-fours, Richard Hadlee 18 and Dipak Patel 15.

West Indies best bowler by Viv Richards picked up 3-wickets for 34-runs in 10-overs, Courtney Walsh, Patrick Patterson both took 2-wickets and one for Joel Garner - Tony Gray.

West Indies chased 217-4 in 49 overs with top scorer by Gordon Greenidge struck 104 off 100-balls - which was his 8th ODI hundred & his second century against New Zealand in ODIs.

Desmond Haynes hit 61 off 109-balls including two maidens, Gus Logie 15 not out.

New Zealand best bowler by John Bracewell took 2-wickets and one for Dipak Patel - Stephen Boock.

Gordon Greenidge named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a 104-runs knocked off facing 100-balls including 9-fours and 4-sixes with strike rate of 104.

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

A BRILLIANT 104 off 100 balls by opener Gordon Greenidge paved the way to a six-wicket win for the West Indies in the second one-day match against New Zealand in Auckland.

The century was Greenidge's eighth in one-day internationals, taking just 29 overs. Although the West Indies had only one over to spare in passing New Zealand's 213 they were always in control, due largely to a 134-run partnership between Greenidge and Desmond Haynes.

Greenidge, who passed 3,500 runs in one-day internationals during his innings, hit four sixes and nine fours. He had one escape at 26 when wicket-keeper Ervin McSweeney, who had a night-mare day, dropped a skier from an attempted hook off Chatfield.

When Greenidge reached his century, he had faced 96 balls, 26 more than Haynes, but he was out soon after, miscuing a drive off Boock to give Hadlee a catch at cover.

West Indies had some hiccups late in their innings. Richie Richardson, Haynes and Carl Hooper were all out before Viv Richards hit the winning runs behind square leg with six balls left.

An injury to John Wright and a mid-order slump cost New Zealand any chance of setting the West Indies a testing total.



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