New Zealand vs England 4th ODI 1988 Highlights

Watch the highlights of New Zealand vs England 4th 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 Eden Park, Auckland in 19th March 1988.

New Zealand vs England 4th ODI 1988 Highlights
Andrew Jones struck 90 © New Zealand Cricket / DM Mordecai 

Three-wicket hauls from Ewen Chatfield and Willie Watson before Andrew Jones' classy 90 and A superb unbeaten 33 by Richard Hadlee steers to New Zealand convincing six-wicket victory over England, despite a Paul Jarvis' four-for and square the four-match series with 2-2 in the fourth & final ODI.

England scored 208 for all-out in 50 overs with top scorer by Neil Fairbrother cracked 54 off 65-balls including 4-fours & a six.

Mike Gatting scored 48 off 87-balls - who fell two-run short of his half-century - including a boundary, David Capel cracked a run-a-ball 25-runs included three-fours and Martyn Moxon 19.

New Zealand best bowler by Ewen Chatfield picked up 3-wickets for 31-runs in 10-overs including two maidens.

Willie Watson captured three-wickets for 36-runs in 10-overs, Ken Rutherford, Chris Kuggeleijn and Martin Snedden each took one-wickets.

New Zealand chased 211-6 in 49.2 overs with top scorer by Andrew Jones cracked a 90 off 126-balls - who fell ten-run short of his century.

John Wright struck 47 off 86-balls including 7-fours and Richard Hadlee hit a unbeaten 33 off 38-balls included 2-fours & a six.

England best bowler by Paul Jarvis claimed a career-best 4-wickets for 33-runs in 9.2-overa including a maiden, Neal Radford and David Capel both took one-wickets.

Andrew Jones named Player of the match for his match-winning classy 90-runs knocked off facing 126-balls including 9-fours.

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

ENGLAND came so close to finishing their winter's journey with a stirring win: shame they could not quite pull it off.

Forced to carry, conservatively, a 7lb handicap when they lost the toss, England bowled with such determination that, despite more inefficient fielding, it was only off the second ball of the last over that New Zealand won the final one-day international by four wickets.

Twice during one of the best day's cricket of the tour, watched by a crowd of around 30,000, England seemed to be without hope. On each occasion, though, they recovered so resourcefully that when Richard Hadlee walked out for his first innings for five weeks, New Zealand, collapsing from 115 for one to 138 for 5 inside 40 minutes, needed 71 in 12 overs.

That they squared the series two-all without ever quite being forced to press was due essentially to the solid temperaments of Andrew Jones and Hadlee, and a succession of slight errors in the field, never costing more than singles, still counted crucially in the final reckoning.

Unlucky though it was for Tim Robinson, the vital mistake came in the 44th over when, with New Zealand 166 for five, he took a split second to focus the lofted on drive-off Jones off Emburey, and was reduced to diving for what otherwise might have been no more than the sort of boundary catch a good pro is glad to have safely behind him.

Jones, taking a second for the fumble, reached 73. When he sliced Jarvis high to deep cover in the 48th over, New Zealand needed only 10 to win. Hadlee removed any potential difficulty by on-driving the second ball of the 49th over. bowled by Emburey, for six.

After the game, Gatting said: "We put down some important catches, although the visibility was not good with the low sun and background of the stands.

"It's unlike an England team to drop so many catches. But we have practiced hard enough, we've worked hard enough and it's no good groaning."

The TV replay showed that, at 49, Jones was run out by Capel's direct hit by far enough for umpire McHarg to have made the right decision. But by steering New Zealand through the crisis of losing Crowe, Greatbatch, Rutherford and Kuggeleijn in 15 overs, he made himself a worthy award winner.

Had England won, Radford would have deserved it, having come on when New Zealand were cruising at 43 for no wicket off 11 overs, yorking Wright leg stump, and going onto impose control with Emburey: the two at one stage sharing 13 overs for 40.

England, batting on a grassy pitch which eased, might have been half out for 50 had Robinson and Gatting been less lucky in their first 20 minutes against Snedden. The ball seamed dangerously for 90 minutes.

Nevertherless, given a foot-hold by Gatting and Fairbrother in a 15-over stand of 75, England might have scored another 20 had the left-hander not marred a sturdy 54 with a cow-shot with five overs still to go.

Hadlee, fated to go through the tour without a wicket, had Moxon missed at slip and Gatting at long off. But he had the final word when his thick edge off Jarvis went too fine and fast for deep third man to save.



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