1st Match, Wills World Cup at Ahmedabad, Feb 14 1996
50 ov, target 240
New Zealand won by 11 runs
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
New Zealand Innings (50 overs maximum)
CM Spearman c & b Cork516220031.25
NJ Astle c Hick b Martin1011321728276.51
SP Fleming c Thorpe b Hick2847733059.57
RG Twose c Thorpe b Hick1726261065.38
CL Cairns c Cork b Illingworth36303641120.00
CZ Harris run out1016221062.50
SA Thomson not out1723221073.91
LK Germon (c) †not out13121600108.33
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 2, w 4)12
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.78)239/6
Did not bat: GR Larsen, DJ Nash, DK Morrison 
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Craig Spearman), 2-108 (Stephen Fleming), 3-141 (Roger Twose), 4-196 (Chris Cairns), 5-204 (Nathan Astle), 6-212 (Chris Harris)
DG Cork1013613.60---11
PJ Martin603716.16---00
D Gough1006306.30---00
RK Illingworth1013113.10---00
GA Hick904525.00---30
C White502104.20---01
England Innings (target: 240 runs from 50 overs)
MA Atherton (c) b Nash1350033.33
AJ Stewart c & b Harris3471963047.88
GA Hick run out851021349083.33
GP Thorpe  b Larsen921220042.85
NH Fairbrother  b Morrison3646471078.26
RC Russell c Morrison b Larsen29120022.22
C White c Cairns b Thomson13121801108.33
DG Cork c †Germon b Nash19112121172.72
D Gough not out1517320088.23
PJ Martin c Cairns b Nash3790042.85
RK Illingworth not out3460075.00
Extras(b 1, lb 4, nb 2, w 1)8
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.56)228/9
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Mike Atherton), 2-100 (Alec Stewart), 3-123 (Graham Thorpe), 4-144 (Graeme Hick), 5-151 (Jack Russell), 6-180 (Craig White), 7-185 (Neil Fairbrother), 8-210 (Dominic Cork), 9-222 (Peter Martin)
DK Morrison803814.75---11
DJ Nash712633.71---10
CL Cairns402406.00---00
GR Larsen1013323.30---00
SA Thomson1005115.10---00
CZ Harris904515.00---00
NJ Astle20603.00---00
Sardar Patel (Gujarat) Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
TossEngland , elected to field first
SeriesWorld Cup
Player Of The Match
Nathan Astle
Match numberODI no. 1048
Match days14 February 1996 (50-over match)
B.C. Cooray
Steve Randell
TV Umpire
S Toohey
Match Referee
Nawab of Pataudi
PointsNew Zealand 2, England 0
England dropped 4 catches, including Astle when he was on 1.
  • Astle's 3rd ODI 100 (all this season).
  • When Atherton was dismissed he remained on the field to act as a runner for Hick.