England tour of New Zealand, 3rd Test: New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Feb 14-18, 1997
England won by 4 wickets
14,15,16,17,18 February 1997 (5-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
BA Young b Cork 11 9 11 2 0 100.00
BA Pocock c Atherton b Croft 22 96 65 1 0 33.84
MJ Horne c Thorpe b Gough 42 153 124 4 0 33.87
SP Fleming* st †Stewart b Croft 62 218 167 6 0 37.12
NJ Astle c Hussain b Croft 15 37 23 1 0 65.21
AC Parore c Hussain b Croft 59 216 167 4 1 35.32
CL Cairns c †Stewart b Caddick 57 158 126 4 1 45.23
SB Doull run out (Tufnell) 1 13 5 0 0 20.00
DL Vettori run out (Thorpe) 25 72 59 2 0 42.37
HT Davis c Hussain b Croft 8 46 31 0 0 25.80
GI Allott not out 8 14 18 1 0 44.44
Extras (b 1, lb 16, nb 19) 36
  Total (all out; 129.1 overs; 522 mins) 346 (2.67 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DG Cork 20 3 78 1 3.90 (14nb)
  AR Caddick 32 8 64 1 2.00 (2nb)
  D Gough 21 3 70 1 3.33 (2nb)
  RDB Croft 39.1 5 95 5 2.42 (1nb)
  PCR Tufnell 16 6 22 0 1.37
  GP Thorpe 1 1 0 0 0.00
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
NV Knight c Fleming b Allott 14 25 22 2 0 63.63
MA Atherton* not out 94 346 235 10 0 40.00
AJ Stewart c sub (CZ Harris) b Allott 15 14 10 3 0 150.00
N Hussain c †Parore b Cairns 12 45 34 1 0 35.29
GP Thorpe b Astle 18 54 49 3 0 36.73
JP Crawley c †Parore b Allott 1 5 6 0 0 16.66
DG Cork c †Parore b Davis 16 60 44 2 0 36.36
RDB Croft c Davis b Astle 31 83 67 5 0 46.26
D Gough b Vettori 0 8 9 0 0 0.00
AR Caddick c sub (CZ Harris) b Allott 4 26 23 0 0 17.39
PCR Tufnell c Young b Doull 13 16 15 2 0 86.66
Extras (lb 4, w 1, nb 5) 10
  Total (all out; 84.4 overs; 346 mins) 228 (2.69 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GI Allott 18 3 74 4 4.11 (3nb, 1w)
  SB Doull 17.4 3 49 1 2.77
  HT Davis 18 2 50 1 2.77 (2nb)
  DL Vettori 12 4 13 1 1.08
  CL Cairns 8 5 12 1 1.50
  NJ Astle 11 2 26 2 2.36
  New Zealand 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
BA Pocock b Cork 0 2 4 0 0 0.00
BA Young c Knight b Tufnell 49 165 135 5 0 36.29
AC Parore c †Stewart b Gough 8 83 55 0 0 14.54
SP Fleming* c Knight b Tufnell 11 30 34 1 0 32.35
NJ Astle c Hussain b Croft 5 37 36 1 0 13.88
CL Cairns c Knight b Tufnell 52 133 106 4 1 49.05
SB Doull c Knight b Croft 5 22 19 1 0 26.31
MJ Horne c †Stewart b Caddick 13 29 32 1 0 40.62
DL Vettori not out 29 103 78 5 0 37.17
HT Davis b Gough 1 23 25 0 0 4.00
GI Allott c †Stewart b Gough 1 8 12 0 0 8.33
Extras (lb 8, nb 4) 12
  Total (all out; 88.3 overs; 322 mins) 186 (2.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DG Cork 6 2 5 1 0.83
  AR Caddick 10 1 25 1 2.50 (2nb)
  RDB Croft 31 13 48 2 1.54
  D Gough 13.3 5 42 3 3.11
  PCR Tufnell 28 9 58 3 2.07 (3nb)
  England 2nd innings (target: 305 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
NV Knight c Davis b Vettori 29 107 80 2 0 36.25
MA Atherton* c †Parore b Astle 118 398 311 11 0 37.94
AJ Stewart c Pocock b Vettori 17 115 108 1 0 15.74
AR Caddick c Fleming b Doull 15 63 52 0 1 28.84
N Hussain c Fleming b Vettori 33 112 88 3 0 37.50
GP Thorpe c & b Vettori 2 11 8 0 0 25.00
JP Crawley not out 40 149 113 5 0 35.39
DG Cork not out 39 140 123 5 0 31.70
Extras (b 2, lb 8, w 1, nb 3) 14
  Total (6 wickets; 146.4 overs) 307 (2.09 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  GI Allott 12.4 2 32 0 2.52 (1w)
  HT Davis 18 6 43 0 2.38 (2nb)
  SB Doull 21 8 57 1 2.71
  DL Vettori 57 18 97 4 1.70
  CL Cairns 10 1 23 0 2.30 (1nb)
  NJ Astle 28 10 45 1 1.60

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to field
Series - England won the 3-match series 2-0
Test debut - MJ Horne (New Zealand)
Player of the match - MA Atherton (England)
Umpires - RS Dunne and DB Hair (Australia)
TV umpire - DM Quested
Match referee - PJP Burge (Australia)
Close of play
  • Fri, 14 Feb - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 229/5 (AC Parore 38*, CL Cairns 10*)
  • Sat, 15 Feb - day 2 - England 1st innings 145/5 (MA Atherton 66*, DG Cork 16*)
  • Sun, 16 Feb - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 95/6 (CL Cairns 5*, MJ Horne 4*)
  • Mon, 17 Feb - day 4 - England 2nd innings 118/2 (MA Atherton 65*, AR Caddick 0*)
  • Tue, 18 Feb - day 5 - England 2nd innings 307/6 (146.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
General
    • LK Germon withdrew from side with groin injury.
    • SP Fleming became the youngest ever NZ captain at 23 years 320 days.
    • Lunch: NZ 85/2 (Horne 31*, Fleming 2*)
    • Tea: NZ 160/4 (Fleming 38*, Parore 9*)
    • SP Fleming 50 off 127 balls, 161 mins, 6x4.
    • MJ Horne fractured a metacarpal in his left hand after a delivery from D Gough and did not take the field.
    • Lunch: NZ 319/8 (Vettori 9*, Davis 1*)
    • Tea: Eng 64/2 (Atherton 24*, Hussain 11*)
    • CL Cairns 50 off 107 balls, 137 mins, 4x4, 1x6.
    • MA Atherton 50 off 107 balls, 170 mins, 6x4.
    • Lunch: Eng 210/8 (Atherton 92*, Caddick 4*)
    • MA Atherton carried his bat through the innings. This was the 8th time by an Englishman and the 35th occasion in Test history, the most recent being MH Dekker for Zimbabwe against Pakistan at Rawalpindi in 1993/94.
    • BA Young dropped by Knight off Cork when 0
    • Young was reported to the match referee for dissent after he refused to go when being given out. The match referee accepted his word that he didn't see the umpire giving him out.
    • Lunch: NZ 186 (Vettori 29*)
    • Tea: Eng 71/1 (Atherton 35*, Stewart 1*)
    • CL Cairns brought up 1000 Test runs upon scoring his 50.
    • AR Caddick was given not out by DB Hair after trapping the ball between his pad and bat and then being caught by a close-in fielder. TV replays showed that the catch was fair
    • Only the 2nd time England have chased more than 300 to win a Test, the other being 7/332 against Australia in 1928/29. It was the 15th time by any team, the most recent being Pakistan 9/315 against Australia at Karachi in 1994/95.
    • The first time England have won consecutive Tests since a run of 4 wins in a row against West Indies, Sri Lanka, and 2 against New Zealand from Aug 1991 - Feb 1992.
    • England's first overseas series win since 1991/92 in the corresponding series against New Zealand
    • England finish their 5-Test winter season unbeaten. The last time this occured for 5 or more Tests was in 1970/71 when they were unbeaten in 8 Tests against Australia and New Zealand
 
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