1st Test, Christchurch, February 18 - 23, 1977, Australia tour of New Zealand
552 & 154/4d
(T:350) 357 & 293/8

Match drawn

Australia 1st INNINGS 
Alan Turner  b Chatfield316180018.75
Ian Davis c GP Howarth b RJ Hadlee34961105035.41
Rick McCosker c Parker b DR Hadlee3759823162.71
Greg Chappell (c)c Turner b RJ Hadlee44991316044.44
Gary Cosier  b RJ Hadlee2337374062.16
Doug Walters c HJ Howarth b DR Hadlee25034239430273.09
Rod Marsh c Parker b HJ Howarth2560040.00
Gary Gilmour  b Chatfield10114618720169.17
Kerry O'Keeffe run out 826320030.76
Dennis Lillee c RJ Hadlee b Chatfield1924293179.16
Max Walker not out 1040492025.00
Extras(b 7, lb 10, nb 4)21
TOTAL110.5 Ov (RR: 4.98)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)
Richard Hadlee29115534.00---00
Ewen Chatfield31412533.02---00
Dayle Hadlee24.5113023.95---00
Bevan Congdon702702.89---00
Hedley Howarth1929413.71---00
New Zealand 1st INNINGS 
Glenn Turner (c)c Turner b O'Keeffe15811011018.51
Geoff Howarth c †Marsh b O'Keeffe4262905067.74
Bevan Congdon c Gilmour b Walker2355583041.81
John Parker c †Marsh b O'Keeffe341101654030.90
Mark Burgess c †Marsh b Walker669510810069.47
Jock Edwards c Gilmour b O'Keeffe3454914062.96
Warren Lees c †Marsh b Lillee1424272058.33
Richard Hadlee c †Marsh b O'Keeffe3850037.50
Hedley Howarth  b Walker611511647040.39
Dayle Hadlee not out 371191514031.09
Ewen Chatfield  b Lillee529351017.24
Extras(lb 9, nb 12, w 2)23
TOTAL95.2 Ov (RR: 3.74)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 (Richard Hadlee), 8-265 (Jock Edwards), 9-338 (Hedley Howarth), 10-357 (Ewen Chatfield)
Dennis Lillee31.2611922.85---00
Gary Gilmour1004803.60---00
Max Walker2676631.90---00
Kerry O'Keeffe28510152.70---00
Australia 2nd INNINGS 
Alan Turner lbw b DR Hadlee2046703043.47
Ian Davis c †Lees b RJ Hadlee22911110024.17
Rick McCosker not out 771291477059.68
Greg Chappell (c)c Parker b HJ Howarth0107000.00
Gary Cosier run out 210160020.00
Doug Walters not out 2062790032.25
Extras(lb 10, nb 3)13
TOTAL43 Ov (RR: 3.58)154/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Alan Turner), 2-67 (Ian Davis), 3-68 (Greg Chappell), 4-82 (Gary Cosier)
Richard Hadlee1344112.36---00
Ewen Chatfield1113402.31---00
Dayle Hadlee802812.62---00
Hedley Howarth1003712.77---00
Bevan Congdon10100.75---00
New Zealand 2nd INNINGS (Target: 350 runs)
Glenn Turner (c)c & b O'Keeffe361001173036.00
Geoff Howarth c †Marsh b Gilmour28881214031.81
Bevan Congdon not out 10725129711042.62
John Parker c McCosker b Walker2156653037.50
Mark Burgess c McCosker b Walker39771047050.64
Jock Edwards c †Marsh b Walker1530283050.00
Warren Lees c †Marsh b Lillee37140042.85
Hedley Howarth  b Lillee011000.00
Richard Hadlee c Cosier b Walker1525172060.00
Dayle Hadlee not out 846531017.39
Extras(lb 12, nb 8, w 1)21
TOTAL84 Ov (RR: 3.48)293/8
Did not bat: Ewen 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 (Richard Hadlee)
Dennis Lillee1817022.91---00
Gary Gilmour1004813.60---00
Max Walker2546541.95---00
Kerry O'Keeffe2045612.10---00
Greg Chappell1103302.25---00
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Lancaster Park, Christchurch
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 796
Match daysday (5-day match)
Test debut
Jock Edwards
Jock Edwards
New Zealand
Dennis Copps
New Zealand
Fred Goodall
Balls per over8
Fri, 18 Feb - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 345/6 (Doug Walters 129*, Gary Gilmour 65*)
Sat, 19 Feb - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 106/3 (John Parker 6*, Mark Burgess 10*)
Sun, 20 Feb - day 3 - New Zealand 1st innings 324/8 (Hedley Howarth 55*, Dayle Hadlee 18*)
Mon, 21 Feb - rest day
Tue, 22 Feb - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 12/0 (Glenn Turner 4*, Geoff 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
New Zealand Innings
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