Only Test, Wellington, Dec 25 - 30 2000, Zimbabwe tour of New Zealand
487/7d & 153/4d
(30 ov, target 301)340/6d & 60/2
Match drawn
player of the match
Craig McMillan
New Zealand
• Lynn McConnell

Public and players deserve much better from pitches

The players turned up, the crowd turned up, more than 7000 of them, but someone forgot to order a pitch for the New Zealand-Zimbabwe Boxing Day Test at Wellington's Basin Reserve

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Scorecard summary
New Zealand487/7(181 overs)1st INNINGS
Craig McMillan142 (209)
Nathan Astle141 (408)
Bryan Strang3/116(46)
Heath Streak1/74(37)
Zimbabwe340/6(138.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Gavin Rennie93 (323)
Andy Flower79 (152)
New Zealand153/4(40 overs)2nd INNINGS
Zimbabwe60/2(30 overs)2nd INNINGS
Match details
Basin Reserve, Wellington
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Craig McMillan
Craig McMillan
Match numberTest no. 1524
Match daysday(5-day match)
Test debut
Dougie Marillier
Dougie Marillier
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B.C. Cooray
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Steve Dunne
TV Umpire
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Tony Hill
Match Referee
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Gundappa Viswanath