Benson & Hedges World Series Cup - 3rd final

Australia v New Zealand

Australia won by 6 runs

Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
AR Border c Parker b Hadlee 5 10 8 0 0 62.50
GM Wood b McEwan 72 137 114 4 0 63.15
GS Chappell* c Edgar b Snedden 90 161 122 7 0 73.77
MF Kent c Edgar b Snedden 33 47 38 2 0 86.84
RW Marsh not out 18 23 13 1 0 138.46
KD Walters not out 6 10 5 0 0 120.00
Extras (b 8, lb 3) 11
Total (4 wickets; 50 overs) 235 (4.70 runs per over)
Did not bat KJ Hughes, GR Beard, TM Chappell, DK Lillee, MHN Walker
Fall of wickets 1-8 (Border), 2-153 (Wood), 3-199 (GS Chappell), 4-215 (Kent)
Bowling O M R W Econ
RJ Hadlee 10 0 41 1 4.10
MC Snedden 10 0 52 2 5.20
BL Cairns 10 0 34 0 3.40
BJ McKechnie 10 0 54 0 5.40
PE McEwan 7 1 31 1 4.42
GP Howarth 3 0 12 0 4.00
New Zealand innings (target: 236 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
JG Wright c Kent b GS Chappell 42 90 81 4 0 51.85
BA Edgar not out 102 202 141 7 0 72.34
GP Howarth* c †Marsh b GS Chappell 18 24 20 2 0 90.00
BL Cairns b Beard 12 11 10 2 0 120.00
MG Burgess c TM Chappell b GS Chappell 2 4 5 0 0 40.00
PE McEwan c Wood b Beard 11 21 18 0 0 61.11
JM Parker c TM Chappell b Lillee 24 30 19 1 0 126.31
RJ Hadlee lbw b TM Chappell 4 1 2 1 0 200.00
IDS Smith b TM Chappell 4 2 3 0 0 133.33
BJ McKechnie not out 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 10) 10
Total (8 wickets; 50 overs) 229 (4.58 runs per over)
Did not bat MC Snedden
Fall of wickets 1-85 (Wright), 2-117 (Howarth), 3-136 (Cairns), 4-139 (Burgess), 5-172 (McEwan), 6-221 (Parker), 7-225 (Hadlee), 8-229 (Smith)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DK Lillee 10 1 34 1 3.40
MHN Walker 10 0 35 0 3.50
GR Beard 10 0 50 2 5.00
GS Chappell 10 0 43 3 4.30
TM Chappell 10 0 57 2 5.70
Match details
Toss Australia, who chose to bat
Series Australia led the best-of-5-finals 2-1
Umpires PM Cronin and DG Weser
Match notes
  • 15 were required from the final over. Hadlee hit the first ball for 4, was lbw to the second. Smith took twos off ball 3 and 4, and was bowled by the 5th. McKechnie came to the wicket with 7 required, and Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor to bowl the final ball underarm, rolling along the ground.
 
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Tournament Results
Australia v New Zealand at Sydney - Feb 3, 1981
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne - Feb 1, 1981
Australia won by 6 runs
Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne - Jan 31, 1981
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)
Australia v New Zealand at Sydney - Jan 29, 1981
New Zealand won by 78 runs
Australia v New Zealand at Sydney - Jan 21, 1981
No result
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Photos

Feb 1, 1981

Trevor Chappell rolls the final ball of the match on the floor to prevent Brian McKechnie from hitting a six to tie the game, Australian v New Zealand, B&H World Series, Melbourne, February 1, 1981

Trevor Chappell rolls the final ball of the match on the floor

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Feb 1, 1981

Trevor Chappell prepares to roll the final ball of the match on the floor to prevent Brian McKechnie from hitting a six to tie the game, Australian v New Zealand, B&H World Series, Melbourne, February 1, 1981

Trevor Chappell prepares to roll the final ball of the match on the floor

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