New Zealand vs England 3rd ODI 1988 Highlights

Watch the highlights of New Zealand vs England 3rd ODI 1988 - England tour of New Zealand 4-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between England and New Zealand at McLean Park, Napier in 16th March 1988.

New Zealand vs England 3rd ODI 1988 Highlights
John Wright struck his maiden century © New Zealand Cricket / DM Mordecai 

Medium Pace bowler Martin Snedden's career-best four-wickets before Opener John Wright's brilliant maiden ODI century and Mark Greatbatch's unbeaten half-century helped to New Zealand resounding seven-wicket victory over England, despite a Chris Broad's maiden ODI hundred and keep alive the series in the third ODI.

Match Stats : 
  • Chris Broad became the seventh England batsman to score a century against New Zealand in ODIs.
  • Chris Broad became the 11th England batsman to score a hundred in ODIs.
  • John Wright became the third New Zealand batsman to score a century against England in ODIs after Bevan Congdon and Martin Crowe.
  • John Wright became the sixth New Zealand batsman to score a hundred in ODIs.

England scored 219 for all-out in 47.3 overs with top scorer by Chris Broad cracked a career-best 106 off 140-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 9-fours & a six.

Tim Robinson struck 36 off 48-balls including 6-fours, Phil DeFreitas hammered a 23 off 11-balls including 2-sixes & 2-fours with strike rate of 209.09 and John Emburey 15.

New Zealand best bowler by Martin Snedden claimed a career-best 4-wickets for 34-runs in 8.3-overs, Ken Rutherford, Chris Kuggeleijn both took 2-wickets and one for Ewen Chatfield.

New Zealand chased 223-3 in 46.3 overs with top scorer by John Wright hit a career-best 101 off 120-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred - including 15-fours.

Mark Greatbatch cracked a unbeaten 64 off 74-balls including 7-fours & a six, Ken Rutherford hit a unbeaten 27 off 31-balls included 4-fours and Andrew Jones 16.

England best bowler by Phil DeFreitas, Paul Jarvis and John Emburey each took one-wickets.

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

AFTER two very efficient one-day performances in the past week, England's standards slipped considerably in all aspects of the game in Napier when they allowed New Zealand to get back into the series with a resounding seven-wicket victory.

England's middle-order batting wasted a wonderful opportunity to post a winning score in excess of 250, John Emburey's first two overs which cost 20 runs were the turning point in the game, but some of the England out-fielding was as clumsy here as it had been sharp in Christchurch only four days ago.

New Zealand will take heart from their display. Having played the supporting role in the first games and without such principals as Hadlee, Martin Crowe and Bracewell, their more untried players more than justified the extra burden thrown upon them.

Though cricket here at international level may be in the dol-drums measured by results, players like Mark Greatbatch, Chris Kuggeleijn and Ken Rutherford suggest that better times are ahead.

England had to make a late change when Moxon went down with a chest cold. Athey was called in to open with Chris Broad when Wright won the toss and put the tourists in on a pitch which had recovered remarkably from the recent flood ravages but was still playing that familiar New Zealand tune "low and slow".

Athey, badly out of form, Rad not laid a bat on ball in earnest for 25 days-and here it was no different. With the most atrocious luck, he backed up the second ball of the day, which Broad played to mid-off, and appeared to start on a run and then stop, slipped on his back and could not make it back to the crease.

It will need much stoicism by Athey, and sympathy from others, to put his recent experiences behind him.

Broad and Tim Robinson so set about a ragged New Zealand opening attack (Chatfield had been held back from the new ball) that in 18 overs they had pushed the score to 80. Then Robinson, who had six boundaries in his 36, tried to glide the ball and was caught behind.

DeFreitas, sent in to keep up the run charge, collected 23 in 11 balls, hitting Rutherford's first two deliveries for six. It would have been three off three but for the interception of the catcher, Kuggeleijn.

Chatfield again held no terrors, going for 32 in seven overs, and England had reached 123 for three at the halfway mark. But from this moment the innings slid downhill at a remarkable pace.

Gatting, who looked in no form at all, dragged Rutherford on to his wicket; Fairbrother went five runs later and the only semblance of another partnership came from Broad and Capel. Capel, as so often over here, was out to a skier of a catch; Emburey succumbed rashly in the same way, and after Broad had gone the tail disintegrated.

Broad's 106 was his fourth century since this Antipodean tour started and was one of his best, played with a stiff neck which made it difficult for him to stand properly at the crease.
He brought up his hundred with a sweep for six and had been at the wicket for only 139 balls when he tried a wild swish and was bowled.

It needed a very good innings from someone to deny Broad yet another man of the match award and we got just that from Wright. He had seen both his opening partner Vance and Jones, not yet finding his touch after a month's absence through injury, bowled by balls from DeFreitas and Jarvis which kept low.

Although New Zealand were some 30 runs slower than their opponents over the first half of their innings, Wright attacked with a wide repertoire of strokes without taking undue chances.

When Emburey came on, the left-hander drove, swept and cut for a trio of glorious fours-aided by an unusually erratic line from the spinner. Emburey was so expensive that, after those initial two overs, Gatting took over himself.
But with the boisterous 10,000 crowd in this pretty ground all behind them, New Zealand had so increased their, run rate that with 20 overs left they needed only 88. Greatbatch hit Capel for six and the bowler then went off with chest pains similar to that of Moxon.

Wright's century off 112 balls was the first by a home side player in one-day games since the 1983-84 England tour. He was mobbed by a crowd of boys and was caught immediately by Robinson on the square-leg boundary. But Greatbatch and Rutherford saw New Zealand through with 21 balls to spare.

Gatting conceded afterwards that his side had "got a little bit casual. It was very disappointing after two professional performances but then one-day. cricket is a funny game."

There was not very much to laugh at, however, from England's showing and there will have to be an improvement if they are to win the series by taking the final game in Auckland on Saturday.



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