6th Match (D/N), Melbourne, Dec 17 1997, Carlton & United Series
(38.5/50 ov)142/4
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 67 balls remaining)
player of the match
Michael Bevan
New Zealand INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
Matt Horne c †Gilchrist b Dale3860037.50
Nathan Astle c †Gilchrist b Dale2033641060.60
Chris Cairns  b Wilson045000.00
Stephen Fleming (c)c Bevan b Wilson616161037.50
Craig McMillan c Harvey b Warne924281037.50
Roger Twose run out (Dale)00200-
Adam Parore c †Gilchrist b Wilson527500018.51
Chris Harris not out 621181422052.54
Daniel Vettori c Warne b Bevan1432431043.75
Gavin Larsen c SR Waugh b Bevan022000.00
Shayne O'Connor run out (Dale/Bichel/†Gilchrist)841460019.51
Extras(lb 4, nb 5, w 5)14
TOTAL(49.3 Ov, RR: 2.84, 207 Mts)141
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Matt Horne, 1.4 ov), 2-9 (Chris Cairns, 2.4 ov), 3-19 (Stephen Fleming, 6.1 ov), 4-45 (Craig McMillan, 12.6 ov), 5-45 (Roger Twose, 13.1 ov), 6-45 (Nathan Astle, 13.2 ov), 7-75 (Adam Parore, 24.5 ov), 8-108 (Daniel Vettori, 35.4 ov), 9-108 (Gavin Larsen, 35.6 ov), 10-141 (Shayne O'Connor, 49.3 ov)
Paul Wilson1003933.90---06
Adam Dale1022222.20---21
Shane Warne1022512.50---00
Michael Bevan1002622.60---10
Andy Bichel901701.88---10
Ian Harvey0.308016.00---00
Australia INNINGS (target: 142 runs from 50 overs)
Michael Di Venuto c Astle b Cairns714210050.00
Mark Waugh c †Parore b Cairns922310040.90
Ricky Ponting not out 60921424065.21
Steve Waugh (c)c †Parore b Cairns021000.00
Michael Bevan c Astle b Cairns42831022050.60
Adam Gilchrist not out 1121260052.38
Extras(lb 4, nb 1, w 8)13
TOTAL(38.5 Ov, RR: 3.65, 164 Mts)142/4
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Michael Di Venuto, 5.1 ov), 2-22 (Mark Waugh, 7.2 ov), 3-22 (Steve Waugh, 7.4 ov), 4-117 (Michael Bevan, 31.6 ov)
Shayne O'Connor1004304.30---40
Chris Cairns1034044.00---11
Daniel Vettori913203.55---20
Chris Harris9.512302.33---10
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesCarlton & United SeriesNew Zealand tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Michael Bevan
Michael Bevan
Match numberODI no. 1265
Match daysdaynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Paul Wilson
Paul Wilson
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Darrell Hair
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Ross Emerson
TV Umpire
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Bill Sheahan
Match Referee
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Cammie Smith
PointsAustralia 2, New Zealand 0
  • 12th Men: GS Blewett (Aus) and BA Young (NZ)
  • All of Wilson's 6 no balls were because of the back foot touching the return crease. NJ Astle was caught at deep square leg off one of them.
  • Attendance: 31,097.