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3rd Test, Christchurch, February 14 - 18, 1997, England tour of New Zealand
346 & 186
(T:305) 228 & 307/6

England won by 4 wickets

Player Of The Match
94* & 118
New Zealand 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Flow
New Zealand 1st Innings 
Bryan Young  b Cork1111920100.00
Blair Pocock c Atherton b Croft2265961033.84
Matt Horne c Thorpe b Gough421241534033.87
Stephen Fleming (c)st †Stewart b Croft621672186037.12
Nathan Astle c Hussain b Croft1523371065.21
Adam Parore c Hussain b Croft591672164135.32
Chris Cairns c †Stewart b Caddick571261584145.23
Simon Doull run out (Tufnell)15130020.00
Daniel Vettori run out (Thorpe)2559722042.37
Heath Davis c Hussain b Croft831460025.80
Geoff Allott not out 818141044.44
Extras(b 1, lb 16, nb 19)36
TOTAL129.1 Ov (RR: 2.67, 522 Mins)346
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Bryan Young), 2-78 (Blair Pocock), 3-106 (Matt Horne), 4-137 (Nathan Astle), 5-201 (Stephen Fleming), 6-283 (Adam Parore), 7-288 (Simon Doull), 8-310 (Chris Cairns), 9-337 (Daniel Vettori), 10-346 (Heath Davis)
Dominic Cork2037813.90---014
Andy Caddick3286412.00---02
Darren Gough2137013.33---02
Robert Croft39.159552.42---01
Phil Tufnell1662201.37---00
Graham Thorpe11000.00---00
England 1st Innings 
Nick Knight c Fleming b Allott1422252063.63
Mike Atherton (c)not out 9423534610040.00
Alec Stewart c sub (CZ Harris) b Allott15101430150.00
Nasser Hussain c †Parore b Cairns1234451035.29
Graham Thorpe  b Astle1849543036.73
John Crawley c †Parore b Allott1650016.66
Dominic Cork c †Parore b Davis1644602036.36
Robert Croft c Davis b Astle3167835046.26
Darren Gough  b Vettori098000.00
Andy Caddick c sub (CZ Harris) b Allott423260017.39
Phil Tufnell c Young b Doull1315162086.66
Extras(lb 4, nb 5, w 1)10
TOTAL84.4 Ov (RR: 2.69, 346 Mins)228
Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Nick Knight), 2-40 (Alec Stewart), 3-70 (Nasser Hussain), 4-103 (Graham Thorpe), 5-104 (John Crawley), 6-145 (Dominic Cork), 7-198 (Robert Croft), 8-199 (Darren Gough), 9-210 (Andy Caddick), 10-228 (Phil Tufnell)
Geoff Allott1837444.11---13
Simon Doull17.434912.77---00
Heath Davis1825012.77---02
Daniel Vettori1241311.08---00
Chris Cairns851211.50---00
Nathan Astle1122622.36---00
New Zealand 2nd Innings 
Blair Pocock  b Cork042000.00
Bryan Young c Knight b Tufnell491351655036.29
Adam Parore c †Stewart b Gough855830014.54
Stephen Fleming (c)c Knight b Tufnell1134301032.35
Nathan Astle c Hussain b Croft536371013.88
Chris Cairns c Knight b Tufnell521061334149.05
Simon Doull c Knight b Croft519221026.31
Matt Horne c †Stewart b Caddick1332291040.62
Daniel Vettori not out 29781035037.17
Heath Davis  b Gough12523004.00
Geoff Allott c †Stewart b Gough1128008.33
Extras(lb 8, nb 4)12
TOTAL88.3 Ov (RR: 2.10, 322 Mins)186
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Blair Pocock), 2-42 (Adam Parore), 3-61 (Stephen Fleming), 4-76 (Nathan Astle), 5-80 (Bryan Young), 6-89 (Simon Doull), 7-107 (Matt Horne), 8-178 (Chris Cairns), 9-184 (Heath Davis), 10-186 (Geoff Allott)
Dominic Cork62510.83---00
Andy Caddick1012512.50---02
Robert Croft31134821.54---00
Darren Gough13.354233.11---00
Phil Tufnell2895832.07---03
England 2nd Innings (T: 305 runs)
Nick Knight c Davis b Vettori29801072036.25
Mike Atherton (c)c †Parore b Astle11831139811037.94
Alec Stewart c Pocock b Vettori171081151015.74
Andy Caddick c Fleming b Doull1552630128.84
Nasser Hussain c Fleming b Vettori33881123037.50
Graham Thorpe c & b Vettori28110025.00
John Crawley not out 401131495035.39
Dominic Cork not out 391231405031.70
Extras(b 2, lb 8, nb 3, w 1)14
TOTAL146.4 Ov (RR: 2.09)307/6
Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Nick Knight), 2-116 (Alec Stewart), 3-146 (Andy Caddick), 4-226 (Mike Atherton), 5-226 (Nasser Hussain), 6-231 (Graham Thorpe)
Geoff Allott12.423202.52---10
Heath Davis1864302.38---02
Simon Doull2185712.71---00
Daniel Vettori57189741.70---00
Chris Cairns1012302.30---01
Nathan Astle28104511.60---00
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Fri, 14 Feb - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 229/5 (Adam Parore 38*, Chris Cairns 10*)
Sat, 15 Feb - day 2 - England 1st innings 145/5 (Mike Atherton 66*, Dominic Cork 16*)
Sun, 16 Feb - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 95/6 (Chris Cairns 5*, Matt Horne 4*)
Mon, 17 Feb - day 4 - England 2nd innings 118/2 (Mike Atherton 65*, Andy Caddick 0*)
Tue, 18 Feb - day 5 - England 2nd innings 307/6 (146.4 ov) - end of match
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  • AR Caddick was given not out by DB Hair after trapping the ball between his pad and bat and then being caught by a close-in fielder. TV replays showed that the catch was fair
  • Only the 2nd time England have chased more than 300 to win a Test, the other being 7/332 against Australia in 1928/29. It was the 15th time by any team, the most recent being Pakistan 9/315 against Australia at Karachi in 1994/95.
  • The first time England have won consecutive Tests since a run of 4 wins in a row against West Indies, Sri Lanka, and 2 against New Zealand from Aug 1991 - Feb 1992.
  • England's first overseas series win since 1991/92 in the corresponding series against New Zealand
  • England finish their 5-Test winter season unbeaten. The last time this occured for 5 or more Tests was in 1970/71 when they were unbeaten in 8 Tests against Australia and New Zealand
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Mike Atherton
Series resultEngland won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1355
Match daysday (5-day match)
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