1st Test, London, Jul 27 - Aug 1 1978, New Zealand tour of England and Netherlands
234 & 182
(52.3 ov, target 138)279 & 138/3
England won by 7 wickets
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Scorecard summary
New Zealand234/10(104.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Geoff Howarth94 (225)
John Wright62 (159)
Bob Willis5/42(20.2)
Geoff Miller2/31(25)
England279/10(134.5 overs)1st INNINGS
David Gower111 (253)
Clive Radley49 (126)
New Zealand182/10(105.1 overs)2nd INNINGS
Bruce Edgar38 (109)
Bevan Congdon36 (207)
Phil Edmonds4/20(34.1)
Ian Botham3/46(19)
England138/3(52.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of England and Netherlands
Player Of The Match
David Gower
David Gower
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 828
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
Brendon Bracewell
Brendon Bracewell
Bruce Edgar
Bruce Edgar
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Barrie Meyer
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David Constant