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India vs New Zealand 2nd Match Sharjah Cup 1988 Article

Read the article of India vs New Zealand 2nd Match Sharjah Cup 1988 - Sharjah Cup three-nation one-day international tournament of the 2nd ODI match played between New Zealand and India at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah in 27th March 1988.


An brilliant unbeaten century by Mohinder Amarnath and Navjot Singh's superb 88 before Narendra Hirwani's career-best four-wicket haul gives India's record 73-run victory over New Zealand and storm into the finals in the second match of a Sharjah Cup.

Match Stats :
  • India's 73-run win was their fifth largest victory by terms of runs in One-day international and It is their biggest win against New Zealand in ODIs, previous biggest win by 22-runs at Launceston in 1986.
  • Mohinder Amarnath became the second Indian batsman to score a century against New Zealand in ODIs after Sunil Gavaskar.
  • Mohinder Amarnath became the third Indian batsman to scored two centuries in ODIs after Kris Srikkanth's (3) and Ravi Shastri (2).

India scored 267-6 in 50 overs with top scorer by Mohinder Amarnath hit a unbeaten 102 off 139-balls - which was his 2nd ODI hundred and his first century against New Zealand in ODIs.

Navjot Sidhu cracked a 88 off 98-balls including 6-fours & 3-sixes, Ravi Shastri hit 29 off 18-balls included one-six & a four with strike rate of 161.11 and Mohammad Azharuddin scored 29 off 22-balls contained two-fours.

New Zealand best bowler by Richard Hadlee picked up 3-wickets and Willie Watson took 2-wickets.

New Zealand scored 194-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Mark Greatbatch hit 45 off 67-balls including 3-fours.

Bert Vance scored 42 off consuming 95-balls including a boundary, Richard Hadlee hit a unbeaten 35 off 45-balls included 2-sixes & a four, John Wright 19 and Ian Smith 17.

India best bowler by Narendra Hirwani claimed a career-best 4-wickets for 43-runs in 10-overs, Arshad Ayub took 2-wickets and one for Mohammad Azharuddin - Kapil Dev.

Mohinder Amarnath named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to scored a 102-runs knocked off facing 139-balls including 6-fours.

                   

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