New Zealand vs England 2nd ODI 1988 Highlights

Watch the highlights of New Zealand vs England 2nd ODI 1988 - England tour of New Zealand 4-match one-day international series of the 2nd ODI match played between England and New Zealand at Lancaster Park, Christchurch in 12th March 1988.

New Zealand vs England 2nd ODI 1988 Highlights
Neil Fairbrother hitting winning run © New Zealand Cricket / DM Mordecai

Spinner John Emburey's three-wicket haul and Opener Chris Broad's half-century sets up to England comfortable six-wicket victory over New Zealand and go up 2-0 lead in a low-scoring game of the second ODI.

New Zealand scored 186-8 in the alloted 45 overs with top scorer by John Bracewell cracked a 43 off 49-balls including 4-fours.

John Wright scored 43 off 73-balls including 3-fours & a six, Chris Kuggeleijn hit 40 off 64-balls included 2-fours & a six, Ian Smith blasted a 19 off 11-balls contained three-fours and Mark Greatbatch 15.

England best bowler by John Emburey picked up 3-wickets for 38-runs in 9-overs including a maiden, David Capel and Phil DeFreitas both took one-wickets.

England chased 188-4 in 42.5 overs with top scorer by Chris Broad cracked a 56 off 78-balls including 3-fours & a six.

Tim Robinson struck 44 off 68-balls including 4-fours, Mike Gatting scored 33 off 40-balls included 3-fours, Neil Fairbrother hit a unbeaten 25 off 31-balls contained three-fours and Martyn Moxon 17.

New Zealand best bowler by Willie Watson took 2-wickets and one for Ken Rutherford - Martin Snedden.

Chris Broad named Player of the match for his match-winning superb 56 off 78-balls including 3-fours & a six.

This match reported by Robert James (Third Party Reference from Sunday Telegraph / The Daily Telegraph)

ENGLAND had one of their best days of the winter at Christchurch. They outplayed New Zealand to win the second one-day international by six wickets without coming under pressure.

John Wright batted fluently again, but New Zealand could not afford a second failure by Martin Crowe, whose dismissal turned the clock back to the last day of the Christchurch Test: the day on which Graham Dilley was fined for swearing, while he and the team were absolved of dissent by manager Peter Lush.

In Today's incident, umpire Brian Aldridge ruled in favour of the batsman following an authentic low catch to his right by wicketkeeper Bruce French.

Despite the Test and County Cricket Board's warnings of the penalties of dissent following the tour of Pakistan, Gatting, moving from first slip, expansively indicated the ball in French's gloves, as though to ask the umpire how it got there if not through contact with Crowe's outside edge.

DeFreitas, the bowler, and French from his position on the grass, renewed their appeal long after it was apparent the umpire had rejected it.

It had the trappings of another ugly incident. But in the nick of time it was averted by Crowe's conscience. Had the match been Somerset v Notts he would probably have gone at once. But fine player as he is. Crowe has not made a hundred for New Zealand in a one-day international since 1984, and simply could not bring himself to walk.

Afterwards Gatting could not recall the officials making any firm decision. "I don't think they had said a thing." adding: "Martin touched the ball to French who caught it. We appealed. I then told Martin that French had caught it.
"He then asked French if it had carried, and when he said 'yes' Martin walked off." Crowe said later: "I had a doubt whether the ball had carried, but I had to accept Bruce's word."

Richard Hadlee, who has not played since straining a calf muscle on the first day of the Test series more than a month ago, may be back on Saturday at Auckland, the last match of the tour, but New Zealand will be danger of losing all four one-day internationals unless they tighten up in all departments.

Today, having been put in to bat in a match reduced to 45 overs following heavy rain in the night, they were given an ideal start by Wright, who with glanced four and hooked six in DeFreitas second over. engineered a springboard of 24 for no wicket off five.

But two quick wickets, the second involving the Crowe controversy, followed by two run-outs in mid-innings, destroyed their momentum and when England batted Broad was missed three times at 7, 31, and 47.

Hadlee, acting for the first time as a Man of the Match adjudicator as opposed to a habitual recipient of awards, had an invidious choice.
With the exception of DeFreitas' last two overs, which with Smith thumping three successive fours cost 23, and the distasteful scene at Crowe's dismissal, England's had been an impressive team performance rather than one depending on individual brilliance.

Capel, Emburey and Robinson, whose 44 was made without a chance, were candidates. But Hadlee, playing for safety, unambitiously awarded it to Broad on the strength of top-scoring.

Wright, the only current Test. captain good natured enough to be able to drop catches, and run his team mates out without getting up their noses, missed Broad overhead in the gully off Chatfield and, diving at square leg off Bracewell, before Kuggeleijn, who has also played for Holland, put down the easiest off his own deceptive slower ball.

When Broad was out, driving Snedden hard to extra cover, England had 20 overs to score another 75, and even Chatfield could not make that difficult.



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