Australia vs New Zealand 3rd Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1990-91 Highlights

Read the article of Australia vs New Zealand 3rd Match Benson & Hedges World Series Cup 1990-91 - Benson & Hedges World Series Cup one-day international tournament of the 3rd ODI match played between New Zealand and Australia at Adelaide Oval in 02nd December 1990.

Bowlers shine before Top-order batsmens Goeff Marsh, David Boon, Dean Jones and Allan Border steers to Australia comfortable six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the third match of a Benson and Hedges World Series Cup.

New Zealand scored 208-7 in 50 overs with top scorer by Martin Crowe cracked a 50 off 94-balls including 3-fours.

Ken Rutherford scored 40 off 71-balls including a boundary, Rod Latham hit a unbeaten 36 off 51-balls included a four, Richard Petrie 21 and John Wright 16.

Australia best bowler by Mark Waugh, Ken Rutherford both took 2-wickets and one for Terry Alderman - Steve Waugh.

Australia chased 210-4 in 47 overs with top scorer by Allan Border blasted a 55 off 62-balls, Geoff Marsh cracked a 45 off 78-balls including 4-fours.

Dean Jones scored 38 off 91-balls included a boundary and David Boon hit 33 off 50-balls contained 6-fours.

New Zealand best bowler by Chris Harris, Willie Watson, Chris Pringle and Danny Morrison.

Allan Border named Player of the match for his match-winning batting display to smashed a 55 off 62-balls including 8-fours.

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

Allan Border again unleashed an aggressive, match-winning batting display as Australia coasted to a comfortable World Series Cup win over New Zealand at Adelaide Oval.

Following on his man-of-the-match effort in the opening WSC win in Sydney last Thursday, the Australian captain posted a belligerent 55 off 62 balls to set up a six-wicket triumph.

Electing to bat first on an awkward Adelaide strip, the Kiwis tallied 7-208 off 50 avers but Australia overhauled them with three overs to spare, finishing at 4-210.

In what was at times a lacklustre encounter for the enthusiastic crowd of 17,028, Border's 71-minute innings, which included eight fours, was a breath of fresh air.

Coming to the crease in the 29th over with Australia 2-115, the 35-year-old dominated a 72-run third-wicket stand with No 3 Dean Jones (38) before he departed nine runs shy of the winning target.

Border, who belted 39 off 51 balls in the Sydney win, was reluctant to get carried away with his own form.

"I don't think I played sensationally," he said.
"It was just one of those innings' at an important time of the match.

"It wasn't that easy a wicket just to score runs playing properly.

"I mean, if you were just having a bit of a dash you could get away with it.

"But if you were trying to build an innings it was difficult to get the ball away.

"It was one of the more difficult wickets I've played on here."

Border, at one stage, took great excep tion to Kiwi pace bowler Danny Morrison, thrashing the first three balls of his eighth over to the boundary.

David Boon, who shared a 64 run opening stand with Geoff Marsh, also punished Morrison and his own bat-splitting it in two just below the handle when he pulled Morrison to the fence in the 12th over.

Boon was left holding the handle, while the rest of the bat nearly ko'd the square-leg umpire Terry Prue.

Boon scored 33 off 50 balls with six fours, while Marsh demonstrated his authority in the one-dayers with 45 from 78 deliveries.

The normally free-flowing Jones showed how difficult it was to score freely, with his 38 taking 91 balls in 112 minutes with just one four before he departed with the total on 187.

Australia's attack did well to restrict the New Zealanders, with Carl Rackemann and Mark Waugh both collecting two wickets.

Offspinner Peter Taylor had to leave the field for treatment after he dislocated and gashed his left ring finger attempting a catch off his own bowling from skipper Martin Crowe in the 33rd over of the NZ innings.

Taylor was cleared of any fracture by X-ray and should be fit for Australia's next WSC match against England in Perth next Sunday, if selected.

Crowe top scored for New Zealand with 50, while Ken Rutherford and Rod Latham continued the good batting efforts. they produced in the win over England yesterday, with 40 and 36 not out respectively.



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