Australia tour of New Zealand, 2nd Test: New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 25-Mar 1, 1977
Australia won by 10 wickets
25,26,27 February, 1 March 1977 (5-day match)
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Turner* c †Marsh b Walker 4 9 6 1 0 66.66
GP Howarth c McCosker b Lillee 59 196 164 9 0 35.97
BE Congdon c †Marsh b Lillee 25 93 71 3 0 35.21
JM Parker c Cosier b Lillee 20 114 83 2 0 24.09
MG Burgess c †Marsh b Walters 1 13 9 0 0 11.11
GN Edwards c Lillee b Gilmour 51 56 47 11 0 108.51
RJ Hadlee c McCosker b Lillee 44 136 105 4 1 41.90
BL Cairns b Chappell 2 32 15 0 0 13.33
HJ Howarth b Walker 5 16 10 1 0 50.00
PJ Petherick c †Marsh b Lillee 4 25 26 0 0 15.38
EJ Chatfield not out 0 10 5 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 7, nb 7) 14
  Total (all out; 66.3 overs) 229 (2.58 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 17.3 4 51 5 2.20
  MHN Walker 24 6 60 2 1.87
  GJ Gilmour 7 0 56 1 6.00
  GS Chappell 13 4 28 1 1.61
  KD Walters 4 1 20 1 3.75
  KJ O'Keeffe 1 1 0 0 0.00
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
IC Davis b Chatfield 13 36 13 1 0 100.00
A Turner c †Edwards b Cairns 30 82 65 1 0 46.15
RB McCosker c †Edwards b Cairns 84 241 186 8 0 45.16
GS Chappell* run out 58 157 160 5 0 36.25
GJ Cosier c & b Cairns 21 54 56 3 0 37.50
KD Walters c Hadlee b Chatfield 16 46 40 1 1 40.00
RW Marsh lbw b Hadlee 4 12 9 1 0 44.44
GJ Gilmour b Chatfield 64 132 96 9 1 66.66
KJ O'Keeffe c Congdon b Hadlee 32 134 105 3 0 30.47
DK Lillee not out 23 30 24 4 1 95.83
MHN Walker c Turner b Chatfield 9 12 11 1 0 81.81
Extras (b 9, lb 9, nb 5) 23
  Total (all out; 97.1 overs) 377 (2.91 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RJ Hadlee 28 2 147 2 3.93
  EJ Chatfield 27.1 3 100 4 2.76
  BL Cairns 28 9 69 3 1.84
  BE Congdon 5 1 8 0 1.20
  HJ Howarth 5 1 16 0 2.40
  PJ Petherick 4 2 14 0 2.62
  New Zealand 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Turner* c Walters b Lillee 23 50 37 3 0 62.16
GP Howarth c Turner b Lillee 2 15 12 0 0 16.66
BE Congdon c McCosker b Lillee 1 9 5 0 0 20.00
JM Parker c Turner b Walker 5 19 12 1 0 41.66
MG Burgess b Walker 38 126 100 3 1 38.00
GN Edwards c †Marsh b Lillee 0 3 4 0 0 0.00
RJ Hadlee b Chappell 81 146 105 10 1 77.14
BL Cairns c Lillee b Walker 7 21 10 1 0 70.00
HJ Howarth lbw b Lillee 6 22 14 1 0 42.85
PJ Petherick b Lillee 1 40 33 0 0 3.03
EJ Chatfield not out 4 24 15 1 0 26.66
Extras (b 4, lb 2, nb 1) 7
  Total (all out; 42.7 overs) 175 (3.06 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 15.7 2 72 6 3.40
  MHN Walker 17 4 70 3 3.08
  GJ Gilmour 1 0 11 0 8.25
  GS Chappell 9 4 15 1 1.25
  Australia 2nd innings (target: 28 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
IC Davis not out 6 19 6 1 0 100.00
A Turner not out 20 19 24 2 1 83.33
Extras (lb 1, nb 1) 2
  Total (0 wickets; 3.5 overs) 28 (5.79 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RJ Hadlee 2 0 11 0 4.12
  EJ Chatfield 1.5 0 15 0 6.92

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - Australia, who chose to field
Series - Australia won the 2-match series 1-0
Umpires - DEA Copps and WRC Gardiner
Close of play
  • Fri, 25 Feb - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 229
  • Sat, 26 Feb - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 281/7 (GJ Gilmour 29*, KJ O'Keeffe 10*)
  • Sun, 27 Feb - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 175
  • Mon, 28 Feb - rest day
  • Tue, 1 Mar - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 28/0 (3.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Australia won with almost two days to spare
    • Lillee (11-123) best test bowling in a Test at Auckland
    • Final test for H.J.Howarth, A.Turner
    • Last test for six years for G.M.Turner; contractual disputes with the NZ Board kept him out of Test cricket until 1982-83
 
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