New Zealand vs Australia 3rd Match Rothmans Cup 1990 Highlights

Watch the highlights of New Zealand vs Australia 3rd Match Rothmans Cup 1990 - Rothmans Cup triangular one-day international tournament of the 3rd ODI match played between Australia and New Zealand at Lancaster Park, Christchurch in 04th March 1990.

New Zealand vs Australia 3rd Match Rothmans Cup 1990 Highlights
Dean Jones celebrates his half-century © New Zealand Cricket / Costa Sports

Dean Jones' classy century and David Boon's half-century before Simon O'Donnell's maiden five-for, Carl Rackemann and Greg Campbell's combined 5-wickets helped to Australia's record 150-run victory over New Zealand in a one-sided game of the third match of a triangular series.

Match Stats : 
  • Australia's 150-run win was their third 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 149-runs at Melbourne in 1983.
  • Dean Jones became the fourth Australian batsman to score a century against New Zealand in ODIs.
  • Dean Jones became the second Australian batsman to scored four centuries in One-day internationals after Geoff Marsh's 7-hundreds.
  • Simon O'Donnell became the fourth Australian bowler to take a five-wicket haul against New Zealand in ODIs.
  • Simon O'Donnell's 5 for 13 was the third best Bowling figures for Australia in One-day international and the best-bowling-figures by an Australian bowler against New Zealand in ODIs after Terry Alderman's 5 for 17 at Wellington in 1982.

Australia scored 244-8 in 50 overs with top scorer by Dean Jones hit 107 off 143-balls - which was his 4th ODI hundred and his first century against New Zealand in ODIs - including 8-fours.

David Boon cracked a 67 off 90-balls including 5-fours and Simon O'Donnell hit 20 off 19-balls included 2-sixes

New Zealand best bowler by Martin Snedden picked up 3-wickets for 32-runs in 10-overs including two maidens, Richard Hadlee took 2-wickets and one for Gavin Larsen - Danny Morrison.

New Zealand bundled out for 94 in 25.2 overs with top scorer by Andrew Jones cracked a 43 off 69-balls including 5-fours.

Ken Rutherford hit 20 off 15-balls including 2-fours and Martin Crowe cracked a 17 off 26-balls included 4-fours.

Australia best bowler by Simon O'Donnell claimed a career-best 5-wicket haul for 13-runs in 6.2-overs, Greg Campbell picked up 3-wickets for 17-runs in 6.2-overs including two maidens and Carl Rackemann took 2-wickets.

Dean Jones named Player of the match for his classy batting performance to scored a 107-runs knocked off facing 143-balls including 8-fours.

This match reported by The Canberra Times Staff (Third Party Reference from The Canberra Times)

Australia produced its most complete one-day performance to destroy New Zealand by 150 runs in the triangular one-day series at Lancaster Park.

Victorian Dean Jones scored his fourth one- day century to lead Allan Border's side to 8-244 from its 50 overs while Simon O'Donnell and Greg Campbell left the Kiwi innings in ruin-all out for 94 in just 25.2 overs.

New Zealand began needing 4.90 an over and made it as far as 2-79 while still on target but the last eight wickets capitulated for only 15 runs in 8.4 overs.

O'Donnell ran through the middle order with a devastating spell of 5-5 in 28 balls to return his best one-day figures of 5-13 and Campbell backed him with 3-17.

Border said after the match that the Austral- ians had worked out the kinks in their game after the 18-run victory over India on Saturday.
He said everything they touched yesterday had turned to gold.

"It was our most complete effort," Border said. "One of the batsmen batted through the innings and got a good score and everyone else chipped in and set the opposition a very difficult target. Then the bowlers did the rest and some very good fielding made for a very good one-day win. Every time they made half a mistake, they got out," he said.

Border elected to bat after winning the toss and lost vice-captain Geoff Marsh in Richard Hadlee's first over.

But New Zealand's chances disappeared when John Bracewell dropped David Boon, then on one, from the first ball of Danny Morrison's first over, the second of the innings.

A score of 2-3, with Jones yet to score, would have put the Kiwis firmly in the driver's seat.
Instead, Bracewell could not cling to the edge to his right at second slip and Boon and Jones took the game away from the home side with a 145-run stand for the second wicket.

Boon scored 67 before he was caught at mid-wicket in the 31st over while Jones went on to reach his ton in 189 minutes, hitting seven boundaries along the way.

Rated the best one-day batsman in the world by Australian coach Bob Simpson, Jones scored his 107 from 144 deliveries, and, while he said his ton was not as good as the 121 he made in Perth against Pakistan four years ago, it was more satisfying.

"That hundred was in a losing side and today we won which makes it a lot sweeter," Jones said. "Boonie and I ran well and we learnt from yesterday today we dropped a lot of balls at our feet and ran the quick single."

In 92 one-day matches for Australia, Jones has scored four centuries and 26 fifties and is pushing towards 4000 runs at an average of 48 every time he walks out to bat in coloured clothing.

New Zealand skipper John Wright pulled out with influenza and his absence left the Kiwis with only four specialist batsmen - stand-in captain Martin Crowe, Andrew Jones, Mark Greatbatch and Ken Rutherford.

Crowe and Jones got off to a flying start adding 39 in eight overs but Crowe was too early with an on-drive to Carl Rackemann and spooned a lead- ing edge to Steve Waugh for 17.

Greatbatch's demise in the same over for a duck put untenable pressure on Rutherford and Jones to win the match and that pressure suffo- cated the pair.

Jones top scored with 43 and Rutherford, with 20, was the only other New Zealand batsman to reach double figures and both fell trying to keep up with run rate.

Rutherford walked across his crease to flick O'Donnell through the on-side and was Leg be- fore wicket while Jones fell to a brilliant one-handed catch by Border off Campbell.

The remaining seven batsmen in the line-up scored seven runs between them, headed by lan Smith making three, and meekly handed the match to Australia.

The Kiwis' 94 was their third-lowest one-day score ever and the margin was their worst defeat but Crowe said he was still confident the side could match the rampaging Australians.
"It's a disappointing result but it's not the end of the world," Crowe said.

Australia plays its next match against India in Hamilton on Thursday but is already assured of a place in next Sunday's final in Auckland while India and New Zealand meet on Tuesday in Wellington.



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