Australia vs New Zealand 2nd Match Austral-Asia Cup 1990 Article

Read the article of Australia vs New Zealand 2nd Match Austral-Asia Cup 1990 - Austral-Asia Cup six-nation one-day international tournament of the 2nd ODI match played between New Zealand and Australia at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in 26th April 1990.

David Boon's superb unbeaten 92, Mark Taylor's half-century and Captain Allan Border's all-round display gives Australia comfortable 63-run victory over New Zealand and qualified for the semi-finals in the second match of a Austral-Asia Cup.

Australia scored 258-5 in 50 overs with top scorer by David Boon hit a unbeaten 92 off 93-balls including 8-fours, Mark Taylor cracked a 60 off 83-balls including 5-fours.

Allan Border blasted a 34 off 24-balls included 3-fours & a six with strike rate of 141.66, Steve Waugh struck 34 off 48-balls contained 2-fours and Geoff Marsh scored 26 off 47-balls with two boundaries.

New Zealand best bowler by Martin Snedden took 2-wickets and one for Danny Morrison.

New Zealand scored 195-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Martin Crowe cracked a 41 off 74-balls including 4-fours.

Mark Greatbatch scored 37 off consuming 76-balls including two boundaries, John Bracewell hit a unbeaten 36 off 39-balls included 2-fours & a six, Ken Rutherford 20, Andrew Jones 15 and Debutant Mark Priest - who scored 15 off 40-balls on his debut ODI match.

Australia best bowler by Allan Border picked up 3-wickets for 25-runs in 6-overs including a maiden, Terry Alderman took 2-wickets and one for Simon O'Donnell - Peter Taylor.

This match reported by REUTERS via The Canberra Times

David Boon hammered an unbeaten 92 off 93 balls to spur Australia to a 63-run victory over New Zealand in the six-team Australasia Cup limited overs cricket tournament on Thursday.
Boon carried Australia to 5-258 in their 50 overs to which New Zealand, jolted by the early loss of captain John Wright for nought, replied with 7-195.

Australia's win effectively assured them of finishing top of their group ahead of New Zealand and Bangladesh, and they would therefore have a semi-final match against the runners-up of the second group comprising India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka pulled off a surprise three-wicket win over India on the opening day of the tournament on Wednesday.

Australia, put in to bat, was given a useful start of 67 by openers Geoff Marsh and Mark Taylor, who hit 60, before Boon provided middle order acceleration in stands with Steve Waugh and captain Allan Border.

Man-of-the-match Boon, who struck seven fours, added 81 for the fourth wicket with Waugh (34) and then put on 51 for the fifth wicket with Border, who hit four fours and a six in his 34. 

Border completed a useful all-round performance by taking three for 25 with his left-arm spinners, undermining the middle order as New Zealand slumped from 121 for three to 129 for six.

Paceman Terry Alderman struck a crucial early blow, removing Wright with the total 10. while medium pacer Simon O'Donnell and off-spinner Peter Taylor were the most economical.
They each took a wicket in their 10 overs which cost only 27 runs.



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