1st Test, Christchurch, Feb 18-23 1977, Australia tour of New Zealand
552 & 154/4d
(84 ov, target 350)
357 & 293/8
Match drawn
Australia 1st Innings
A Turner  b Chatfield316180018.75
IC Davis c GP Howarth b Sir RJ Hadlee34961105035.41
RB McCosker c Parker b DR Hadlee3759823162.71
GS Chappell (c)c Turner b Sir RJ Hadlee44991316044.44
GJ Cosier  b Sir RJ Hadlee2337374062.16
KD Walters c HJ Howarth b DR Hadlee25034239430273.09
RW Marsh c Parker b HJ Howarth2560040.00
GJ Gilmour  b Chatfield10114618720169.17
KJ O'Keeffe run out826320030.76
DK Lillee c Sir RJ Hadlee b Chatfield1924293179.16
MHN Walker not out1040492025.00
Extras(b 7, lb 10, nb 4)21
TOTAL(110.5 Ov, RR: 3.74)552
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Alan Turner), 2-76 (Rick McCosker), 3-78 (Ian Davis), 4-112 (Gary Cosier), 5-205 (Greg Chappell), 6-208 (Rod Marsh), 7-425 (Gary Gilmour), 8-454 (Kerry O'Keeffe), 9-504 (Dennis Lillee), 10-552 (Doug Walters)
Sir RJ Hadlee29115534.0000
EJ Chatfield31412533.0200
DR Hadlee24.5113023.9500
BE Congdon702702.8900
HJ Howarth1929413.7100
New Zealand 1st Innings
GM Turner (c)c Turner b O'Keeffe15811011018.51
GP Howarth c †Marsh b O'Keeffe4262905067.74
BE Congdon c Gilmour b Walker2355583041.81
JM Parker c †Marsh b O'Keeffe341101654030.90
MG Burgess c †Marsh b Walker669510810069.47
GN Edwards c Gilmour b O'Keeffe3454914062.96
WK Lees c †Marsh b Lillee1424272058.33
Sir RJ Hadlee c †Marsh b O'Keeffe3850037.50
HJ Howarth  b Walker611511647040.39
DR Hadlee not out371191514031.09
EJ Chatfield  b Lillee529351017.24
Extras(lb 9, nb 12, w 2)23
TOTAL(95.2 Ov, RR: 2.81)357
Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Geoff Howarth), 2-65 (Glenn Turner), 3-91 (Bevan Congdon), 4-189 (Mark Burgess), 5-193 (John Parker), 6-220 (Warren Lees), 7-223 (Sir Richard Hadlee), 8-265 (Jock Edwards), 9-338 (Hedley Howarth), 10-357 (Ewen Chatfield)
DK Lillee31.2611922.8500
GJ Gilmour1004803.6000
MHN Walker2676631.9000
KJ O'Keeffe28510152.7000
Australia 2nd Innings
A Turner lbw b DR Hadlee2046703043.47
IC Davis c †Lees b Sir RJ Hadlee22911110024.17
RB McCosker not out771291477059.68
GS Chappell (c)c Parker b HJ Howarth0107000.00
GJ Cosier run out210160020.00
KD Walters not out2062790032.25
Extras(lb 10, nb 3)13
TOTAL(43 Ov, RR: 2.68)154/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Alan Turner), 2-67 (Ian Davis), 3-68 (Greg Chappell), 4-82 (Gary Cosier)
Sir RJ Hadlee1344112.3600
EJ Chatfield1113402.3100
DR Hadlee802812.6200
HJ Howarth1003712.7700
BE Congdon10100.7500
New Zealand 2nd Innings (target: 350 runs)
GM Turner (c)c & b O'Keeffe361001173036.00
GP Howarth c †Marsh b Gilmour28881214031.81
BE Congdon not out10725129711042.62
JM Parker c McCosker b Walker2156653037.50
MG Burgess c McCosker b Walker39771047050.64
GN Edwards c †Marsh b Walker1530283050.00
WK Lees c †Marsh b Lillee37140042.85
HJ Howarth  b Lillee011000.00
Sir RJ Hadlee c Cosier b Walker1525172060.00
DR Hadlee not out846531017.39
Extras(lb 12, nb 8, w 1)21
TOTAL(84 Ov, RR: 2.61)293/8
Did not bat: EJ Chatfield 
Fall of wickets: 1-70 (Glenn Turner), 2-70 (Geoff Howarth), 3-128 (John Parker), 4-218 (Mark Burgess), 5-238 (Jock Edwards), 6-245 (Warren Lees), 7-245 (Hedley Howarth), 8-260 (Sir Richard Hadlee)
DK Lillee1817022.9100
GJ Gilmour1004813.6000
MHN Walker2546541.9500
KJ O'Keeffe2045612.1000
GS Chappell1103302.2500
AMI Stadium, Christchurch
TossNew Zealand , elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of New Zealand
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 796
Match days18,19,20,22,23 February 1977 (5-day match)
Test debut
Jock Edwards
Dennis Copps
Fred Goodall
Balls per over8
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
  • 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