Australia tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Feb 18-23, 1977
18,19,20,22,23 February 1977 (5-day match)
  Australia 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
A Turner b Chatfield 3 18 16 0 0 18.75
IC Davis c GP Howarth b RJ Hadlee 34 110 96 5 0 35.41
RB McCosker c Parker b DR Hadlee 37 82 59 3 1 62.71
GS Chappell* c Turner b RJ Hadlee 44 131 99 6 0 44.44
GJ Cosier b RJ Hadlee 23 37 37 4 0 62.16
KD Walters c HJ Howarth b DR Hadlee 250 394 342 30 2 73.09
RW Marsh c Parker b HJ Howarth 2 6 5 0 0 40.00
GJ Gilmour b Chatfield 101 187 146 20 1 69.17
KJ O'Keeffe run out 8 32 26 0 0 30.76
DK Lillee c RJ Hadlee b Chatfield 19 29 24 3 1 79.16
MHN Walker not out 10 49 40 2 0 25.00
Extras (b 7, lb 10, nb 4) 21
  Total (all out; 110.5 overs) 552 (3.74 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RJ Hadlee 29 1 155 3 4.00
  EJ Chatfield 31 4 125 3 3.02
  DR Hadlee 24.5 1 130 2 3.95
  BE Congdon 7 0 27 0 2.89
  HJ Howarth 19 2 94 1 3.71
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Turner* c Turner b O'Keeffe 15 101 81 1 0 18.51
GP Howarth c †Marsh b O'Keeffe 42 90 62 5 0 67.74
BE Congdon c Gilmour b Walker 23 58 55 3 0 41.81
JM Parker c †Marsh b O'Keeffe 34 165 110 4 0 30.90
MG Burgess c †Marsh b Walker 66 108 95 10 0 69.47
GN Edwards c Gilmour b O'Keeffe 34 91 54 4 0 62.96
WK Lees c †Marsh b Lillee 14 27 24 2 0 58.33
RJ Hadlee c †Marsh b O'Keeffe 3 5 8 0 0 37.50
HJ Howarth b Walker 61 164 151 7 0 40.39
DR Hadlee not out 37 151 119 4 0 31.09
EJ Chatfield b Lillee 5 35 29 1 0 17.24
Extras (lb 9, w 2, nb 12) 23
  Total (all out; 95.2 overs) 357 (2.81 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 31.2 6 119 2 2.85
  GJ Gilmour 10 0 48 0 3.60
  MHN Walker 26 7 66 3 1.90
  KJ O'Keeffe 28 5 101 5 2.70
  Australia 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
A Turner lbw b DR Hadlee 20 70 46 3 0 43.47
IC Davis c †Lees b RJ Hadlee 22 111 91 0 0 24.17
RB McCosker not out 77 147 129 7 0 59.68
GS Chappell* c Parker b HJ Howarth 0 7 10 0 0 0.00
GJ Cosier run out 2 16 10 0 0 20.00
KD Walters not out 20 79 62 0 0 32.25
Extras (lb 10, nb 3) 13
  Total (4 wickets dec; 43 overs) 154 (2.68 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  RJ Hadlee 13 4 41 1 2.36
  EJ Chatfield 11 1 34 0 2.31
  DR Hadlee 8 0 28 1 2.62
  HJ Howarth 10 0 37 1 2.77
  BE Congdon 1 0 1 0 0.75
  New Zealand 2nd innings (target: 350 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
GM Turner* c & b O'Keeffe 36 117 100 3 0 36.00
GP Howarth c †Marsh b Gilmour 28 121 88 4 0 31.81
BE Congdon not out 107 297 251 11 0 42.62
JM Parker c McCosker b Walker 21 65 56 3 0 37.50
MG Burgess c McCosker b Walker 39 104 77 7 0 50.64
GN Edwards c †Marsh b Walker 15 28 30 3 0 50.00
WK Lees c †Marsh b Lillee 3 14 7 0 0 42.85
HJ Howarth b Lillee 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
RJ Hadlee c Cosier b Walker 15 17 25 2 0 60.00
DR Hadlee not out 8 53 46 1 0 17.39
Extras (lb 12, w 1, nb 8) 21
  Total (8 wickets; 84 overs) 293 (2.61 runs per 6 balls)
  Bowling O M R W Econ
  DK Lillee 18 1 70 2 2.91
  GJ Gilmour 10 0 48 1 3.60
  MHN Walker 25 4 65 4 1.95
  KJ O'Keeffe 20 4 56 1 2.10
  GS Chappell 11 0 33 0 2.25

Match details


Balls per over 8
Toss - New Zealand, who chose to field
Series - 2-match series level 0-0
Test debut - GN Edwards (New Zealand)
Umpires - DEA Copps and FR Goodall
Close of play
  • Fri, 18 Feb - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 345/6 (KD Walters 129*, GJ Gilmour 65*)
  • Sat, 19 Feb - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 106/3 (JM Parker 6*, MG Burgess 10*)
  • Sun, 20 Feb - day 3 - New Zealand 1st innings 324/8 (HJ Howarth 55*, DR Hadlee 18*)
  • Mon, 21 Feb - rest day
  • Tue, 22 Feb - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 12/0 (GM Turner 4*, GP Howarth 5*)
  • Wed, 23 Feb - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 293/8 (84 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


General
    • Aus 1st innings
    • Walters (394 mins, 2 sixes, 30 fours) HS in test career, HS by a #6 batsman
    • Gilmour (187 mins) first test century, HS in test career
    • Walters/Gilmour seventh wicket partnership of 217 new Australian test record
    • NZ 1st innings
    • HJ Howarth HS in test career
    • NZ saved the follow-on with one wicket standing; first Test appearance by Chatfield since his near death while batting v. England two years earlier
    • NZ 2nd innings
    • Congdon (297 minutes) seventh/last century of test career
    • D.R.Hadlee batted out the last 52 minutes to earn the draw
    • At one point, Lillee bowled to a field of nine slip fielders
 
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