result
1st ODI (D/N), Christchurch, Feb 20 1997, England tour of New Zealand
(48.5/50 ov, target 223)226/6
England won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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Scorecard summary
New Zealand222/6(50 overs)
England226/6(48.5 overs)
Graham Thorpe82 (104)
Alec Stewart81 (110)
Heath Davis3/44(8.5)
Simon Doull2/33(10)
Match details
AMI Stadium, Christchurch
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of New Zealand
Season1996/97
Player Of The Match
Phil Tufnell
Phil Tufnell
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI No. 1179
Match days - daynight match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Christopher King
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Dave Quested
TV Umpire
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Steve Dunne
Match Referee
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Peter Burge