New Zealand cricket has known no greater occasion than March 13, 1974 when a Test against Australia was won for the first time at the sixth time of asking.
Nothing in the series compared, for range and mastery of strokes, with the century Greg Chappell made after Australia had won first use of a dormant pitch.
Until the last hour of this fascinating match, there was no saying how it would end.
The three Test pitches for the series were rather like the three bears' porridge, chairs and beds: but the just right one was at Christchurch, and the strip at Eden Park Auckland, was as harshly criticised for its vices as was the Wellington one for
At Dunedin, March 30
At Christchurch, March 31