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India vs New Zealand Sharjah Cup Final 1988 Article

Read the article of India vs New Zealand Sharjah Cup Final 1988 - Sharjah Cup three-nation one-day international tournament of the final match played between New Zealand and India at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah in 01st April 1988.


Captain Ravi Shastri's superb 72, Mohinder Amarnath's classy fifty and Kapil Dev's assault before Bowlers attack and Narendra Hirwani's four-wicket haul gives India crushing 52-run victory over New Zealand and clinch the title in a final of a Sharjah Cup.


India scored 250-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Ravi Shastri blasted a 72 off 66-balls, Mohinder Amarnath struck 58 off 75-balls including 3-fours & a six.

Kapil Dev hammered a unbeaten 49 off 26-balls including 3-fours & 2-sixes with strike rate of 188.46 and Navjot Sidhu scored 33 off 53-balls contained three-fours.

New Zealand best bowler by Ewen Chatfield strikes two-wickets, Dipak Patel, Danny Morrison, Chris Kuggeleijn and Richard Hadlee each took one-wickets.

New Zealand scored 198 for all-out in 45.3 overs with top scorer by John Wright cracked a 55 off 65-balls including 7-fours.

Mark Greatbatch scored 47 off 64-balls including one-six & a four, Ian Smith hammered a 40 off 28-balls included 2-sixes & a four with strike rate of 142.85 and Andrew Jones 15.

India best bowler by Narendra Hirwani claimed a 4-wickets for 46-runs in 10-overs, Kapil Dev, Mohinder Amarnath, Sanjeev Sharma,Woorkeri Raman and Ravi Shastri each took one-wickets.

Ravi Shastri named Player of the match for his all-round performance to took 1-wicket for 25-runs in 9-overs with economy rate of 2.77 after scoring a superb 72 off 66-balls including 3-sixes & 3-fours with strike rate of 109.09.

Narendra Hirwani earned player of the tournament for contributing 10-wickets.

                   

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