3rd Final, Melbourne, Feb 1 1981, Benson & Hedges World Series Cup
(50 ov, target 236)229/8
Australia won by 6 runs
Australia INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
Allan Border c Parker b Hadlee58100062.50
Graeme Wood  b McEwan721141374063.15
Greg Chappell (c)c Edgar b Snedden901221617073.77
Martin Kent c Edgar b Snedden3338472086.84
Rod Marsh not out 18132310138.46
Doug Walters not out 651000120.00
Extras(b 8, lb 3)11
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.70)235/4
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Allan Border), 2-153 (Graeme Wood), 3-199 (Greg Chappell), 4-215 (Martin Kent)
Richard Hadlee1004114.09---00
Martin Snedden1005225.20---00
Lance Cairns1003403.40---00
Brian McKechnie1005405.40---00
Paul McEwan713114.42---00
Geoff Howarth301204.00---00
New Zealand INNINGS (target: 236 runs from 50 overs)
John Wright c Kent b GS Chappell4281904051.85
Bruce Edgar not out 1021412027072.34
Geoff Howarth (c)c †Marsh b GS Chappell1820242090.00
Lance Cairns  b Beard12101120120.00
Mark Burgess c TM Chappell b GS Chappell2540040.00
Paul McEwan c Wood b Beard1118210061.11
John Parker c TM Chappell b Lillee24193010126.31
Richard Hadlee lbw b TM Chappell42110200.00
Ian Smith  b TM Chappell43200133.33
Brian McKechnie not out 011000.00
Extras(lb 10)10
TOTAL(50 Ov, RR: 4.58)229/8
Did not bat: Martin Snedden 
Fall of wickets: 1-85 (John Wright), 2-117 (Geoff Howarth), 3-136 (Lance Cairns), 4-139 (Mark Burgess), 5-172 (Paul McEwan), 6-221 (John Parker), 7-225 (Richard Hadlee), 8-229 (Ian Smith)
Dennis Lillee1013413.40---00
Max Walker1003503.50---00
Graeme Beard1005025.00---00
Greg Chappell1004334.30---00
Trevor Chappell1005725.70---00
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesBenson & Hedges World Series CupNew Zealand tour of Australia
Series resultAustralia led the best-of-5-finals 2-1
Match numberODI no. 113
Match daysday(50-over match)
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Donald Weser
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Peter Cronin
  • 15 were required from the final over. Hadlee hit the first ball for 4, was lbw to the second. Smith took twos off ball 3 and 4, and was bowled by the 5th. McKechnie came to the wicket with 7 required, and Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor to bowl the final ball underarm, rolling along the ground.