English Cricket Team in New Zealand in 1996-97
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The England national cricket team toured New Zealand in February and March 1997 and played a three-match Test series against the New Zealand national cricket team. England won the series 2-0 with one match drawn.

Matches

The English team played a series of 3 Tests and 5 ODIs, along with 4 tour matches.[1]

First Test

24-28 January 1997
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
390 (131.5 overs)
SP Fleming 129 (254)
D Gough 4/91 (32 overs)
521 (187.4 overs)
AJ Stewart 173 (277)
DK Morrison 3/104 (24.4 overs)
248/9d (114 overs)
NJ Astle 102* (214)
PCR Tufnell 3/53 (40 overs)
Match drawn
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WI) and RS Dunne (NZ)
Player of the match: AJ Stewart (ENG) and NJ Astle (NZ)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.

Second Test

6-10 February 1997
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
124 (48.3 overs)
DN Patel 45 (66)
D Gough 5/40 (16 overs)
383 (137.3 overs)
GP Thorpe 108 (249)
SB Doull 5/75 (28 overs)
191 (103.2 overs)
BA Pocock 64 (271)
D Gough 4/52 (23 overs)
England won by an innings and 68 runs
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: SA Bucknor (WI) and DB Cowie (NZ)
Player of the match: GP Thorpe (ENG)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • DL Vettori (NZ) made his Test debut.

Third Test

14-18 February 1997
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
346 (129.1 overs)
SP Fleming 62 (167)
RDB Croft 5/95 (39.1 overs)
228 (84.4 overs)
MA Atherton 94* (235)
GI Allott 4/74 (18 overs)
186 (88.3 overs)
CL Cairns 52 (106)
D Gough 3/42 (13.3 overs)
307/6 (146.4 overs)
MA Atherton 118 (311)
DL Vettori 4/97 (57 overs)
England won by 4 wickets
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Umpires: RS Dunne (NZ) and DB Hair (AUS)
Player of the match: MA Atherton (ENG)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • MJ Horne (NZ) made his Test debut.

One Day Internationals (ODIs)

The series was drawn 2-2, with one match tied.

1st ODI

20 February 1997 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
222/6 (50 overs)
v
 England
226/6 (48.5 overs)
NJ Astle 50 (62)
PCR Tufnell 4/22 (10 overs)
GP Thorpe 82 (104)
HT Davis 3/44 (8.5 overs)
England won by 4 wickets
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Umpires: CE King and DM Quested
Player of the match: PCR Tufnell (ENG)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

2nd ODI

23 February 1997
Scorecard
New Zealand 
253/8 (50 overs)
v
 England
134/4 (19.3 overs)
CL Cairns 79 (74)
AR Caddick 2/33 (6 overs)
NV Knight 84* (70)
SB Doull 2/39 (5 overs)
England won by 6 wickets (run rate)
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: BF Bowden and DB Cowie
Player of the match: NV Knight (ENG)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • England's target was reduced to 132 runs from 26 overs.

3rd ODI

26 February 1997 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
237 (49.4 overs)
v
 England
237/8 (50 overs)
BA Young 53 (82)
C White 4/37 (5.4 overs)
GP Thorpe 55 (61)
CZ Harris 3/20 (10 overs)
Match tied
McLean Park, Napier
Umpires: CE King and DM Quested
Player of the match: CZ Harris (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • GI Allott (NZ) made his ODI debut.

4th ODI

2 March 1997
Scorecard
New Zealand 
153 (39.5 overs)
v
 England
144 (41.3 overs)
NJ Astle 51 (68)
RDB Croft 2/26 (9 overs)
AJ Stewart 42 (68)
GR Larsen 3/20 (8.3 overs)
New Zealand won by 9 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: DB Cowie and RS Dunne
Player of the match: GR Larsen and NJ Astle (both NZ)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was originally scheduled for 1 March but was delayed by rain.
  • The match was reduced to 43 overs by rain.

5th ODI

4 March 1997
Scorecard
New Zealand 
228/8 (50 overs)
v
 England
200 (47.5 overs)
NJ Astle 94 (129)
AR Caddick 3/35 (10 overs)
GP Thorpe 55 (82)
NJ Astle 2/26 (5 overs)
New Zealand won by 28 runs
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: RS Dunne and EA Watkin
Player of the match: NJ Astle (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

See also

References

  1. ^ "England in New Zealand, Jan-Mar 1997". static.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 2019.

External links


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