result
18th Match (D/N), Sydney, Mar 5 1992, Benson & Hedges World Cup
(40.5/50 ov, target 172)173/2
England won by 8 wickets (with 55 balls remaining)
player of the match
Ian Botham
England
Australia INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Tom Moody  b Tufnell51881313057.95
Mark Taylor lbw b Pringle01111000.00
David Boon run out (Fairbrother)1827292066.67
Dean Jones c Lewis b DeFreitas2249782044.90
Steve Waugh run out (DeFreitas/†Stewart)2743652062.79
Allan Border (c) b Botham1622301072.73
Ian Healy c Fairbrother b Botham97601128.57
Peter Taylor lbw b Botham022000.00
Craig McDermott c DeFreitas b Botham021000.00
Mike Whitney not out 827331029.63
Bruce Reid  b Reeve12121004.76
Extras(b 2, lb 8, nb 4, w 5)19
TOTAL(49 Ov, RR: 3.48)171
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Mark Taylor), 2-35 (David Boon), 3-106 (Dean Jones), 4-114 (Tom Moody), 5-145 (Allan Border), 6-155 (Ian Healy), 7-155 (Peter Taylor), 8-155 (Craig McDermott), 9-164 (Steve Waugh), 10-171 (Bruce Reid)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Derek Pringle912412.67---14
Chris Lewis1022802.80---20
Phil DeFreitas1032312.30---10
Ian Botham1013143.10---10
Phil Tufnell905215.78---01
Dermot Reeve10313.00---00
England INNINGS (target: 172 runs from 50 overs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Graham Gooch (c) b Waugh581121577051.79
Ian Botham c †Healy b Whitney53771036068.83
Robin Smith not out 3058665051.72
Graeme Hick not out 751310140.00
Extras(lb 13, nb 4, w 8)25
TOTAL(40.5 Ov, RR: 4.23)173/2
Fall of wickets: 1-107 (Ian Botham), 2-153 (Graham Gooch)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Craig McDermott1012902.90---31
Bruce Reid7.504906.26---25
Mike Whitney1022812.80---10
Steve Waugh602914.83---20
Peter Taylor30702.33---00
Tom Moody401804.50---00
MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesBenson & Hedges World Cup
Season1991/92
Player Of The Match
Ian Botham
Ian Botham
Match numberODI No. 731
Match days - daynight match (50-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Khizer Hayat
West Indies Image
Steve Bucknor
PointsEngland 2, Australia 0
MATCH NOTES
  • World Cup Referee: EF Wykes