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New Zealand in Australia, 1997/98
Victoria v New Zealanders
Optus Oval, Melbourne
14,15,16,17 November 1997 (4-day match)

Result: Victoria won by 5 wickets

Toss: New Zealanders
Umpires: SJ Davis and WP Sheahan

Close of Play:

  • Day 1: No Play (Rain)
  • Day 2: New Zealanders 82, Victoria 131/7 (Berry 18*, Saker 2*)
  • Day 3: Victoria 173, New Zealanders 147/7 (Parore 7*, O'Connor 0*)
    New Zealanders 1st innings                                      R   M   B  4 6
    BA Young              c Berry            b Fleming              3  42  35  0 0
    BA Pocock             c Harper           b Saker                6  32  26  0 0
    MJ Horne              c Harper           b Williams             8  57  32  1 0
    NJ Astle              c Berry            b Fleming              4  16  19  0 0
    CD McMillan           lbw                b Dodemaide           11  59  44  0 0
    *CL Cairns            c Elliott          b Saker               24  52  38  1 1
    +AC Parore            c Fleming          b Saker                2  20  20  0 0
    DL Vettori            c Berry            b Fleming              2  12  10  0 0
    SB O'Connor           c Craig            b Fleming             13  52  37  0 0
    HT Davis              c Berry            b Saker                0  10   6  0 0
    GI Allott             not out                                   7  35  33  0 0
    Extras                (lb 2)                                    2
    Total                 (all out, 50 overs, 200 mins)            82
    
    FoW: 1-9 (Pocock), 2-13 (Young), 3-17 (Astle), 4-25 (Horne),
         5-45 (McMillan), 6-58 (Parore), 7-61 (Cairns),
         8-61 (Vettori), 9-62 (Davis), 10-82 (O'Connor).
    
    Bowling                 O       M       R       W
    Saker                  18       7      27       4
    Fleming                17       9      18       4
    Williams                7       3      15       1
    Dodemaide               6       2      14       1
    Harvey                  2       0       6       0
    
    Victoria 1st innings                                            R   M   B  4 6
    MTG Elliott           c Parore           b Allott              12  17  14  1 0
    GR Vimpani            c McMillan         b Davis               16  80  51  0 0
    DM Jones              lbw                b Allott               9  18  16  0 0
    LD Harper             c Young            b O'Connor            25 110  72  1 0
    SAJ Craig                                b Allott               0  10   4  0 0
    IJ Harvey             c Parore           b Cairns              36  61  50  3 0
    *+DS Berry            lbw                b O'Connor            27 106  80  0 0
    AIC Dodemaide         lbw                b O'Connor             4  50  37  0 0
    DJ Saker                                 b Allott               5  53  41  0 0
    DW Fleming            not out                                   7  29  15  1 0
    BA Williams                              b Allott              20  25  24  2 1
    Extras                (lb 2, nb 10)                            12
    Total                 (all out, 66.3 overs, 284 mins)         173
    
    FoW: 1-18 (Elliott), 2-36 (Jones), 3-52 (Vimpani), 4-57 (Craig),
         5-99 (Harper), 6-105 (Harvey), 7-121 (Dodemaide),
         8-143 (Berry), 9-143 (Saker), 10-173 (Williams).
    
    Bowling                 O       M       R       W
    Allott                 19.3     6      47       5 (4nb)
    O'Connor               20       4      65       3
    Davis                  12       5      25       1 (1nb)
    Vettori                 6       1      11       0
    Cairns                  9       3      23       1
    
    New Zealanders 2nd innings                                      R   M   B  4 6
    BA Pocock             c Berry            b Saker               44 232 198  2 0
    BA Young              lbw                b Williams            22  87  61  0 0
    MJ Horne              c Berry            b Saker               37 118  87  1 0
    NJ Astle              c Elliott          b Williams            13  28  22  1 0
    CD McMillan           lbw                b Fleming              8  40  26  0 0
    *CL Cairns                               b Saker                0   6   6  0 0
    +AC Parore            not out                                  21  99  75  1 0
    DL Vettori            c Berry            b Fleming              0   4   2  0 0
    SB O'Connor                              b Saker                9  39  28  1 0
    HT Davis              lbw                b Saker                0   8   6  0 0
    GI Allott             c sub (GB Gardiner) b Saker               0  14  10  0 0
    Extras                (b 5, lb 11, w 3)                        19
    Total                 (all out, 86.5 overs, 342 mins)         173
    
    FoW: 1-43 (Young), 2-115 (Horne), 3-127 (Pocock), 4-129 (Astle),
         5-130 (Cairns), 6-145 (McMillan), 7-145 (Vettori),
         8-163 (O'Connor), 9-163 (Davis), 10-173 (Allott).
    
    Bowling                 O       M       R       W
    Williams               16       5      32       2 (2w)
    Fleming                14       3      27       2
    Dodemaide              19       8      30       0
    Saker                  23.5     8      39       6 (1w)
    Craig                  12       7      20       0
    Elliott                 2       0       9       0
    
    Victoria 2nd innings (target: 83 runs)                          R   M   B  4 6
    GR Vimpani            c Astle            b Allott               0   9   7  0 0
    MTG Elliott           c Astle            b Vettori             34 121  93  1 0
    DM Jones              not out                                  34 153 102  0 0
    LD Harper             c Young            b Vettori              2   8   4  0 0
    SAJ Craig             c Parore           b Vettori              0  16  13  0 0
    IJ Harvey             c Cairns           b Vettori              1   9   6  0 0
    *+DS Berry            not out                                   2   5   6  0 0
    Extras                (b 1, lb 3, nb 6)                        10
    Total                 (5 wickets, 38 overs, 163 mins)          83
    
    DNB: AIC Dodemaide, DW Fleming, DJ Saker, BA Williams.
    
    FoW: 1-2 (Vimpani), 2-69 (Elliott), 3-71 (Harper), 4-75 (Craig),
         5-77 (Harvey).
    
    Bowling                 O       M       R       W
    Allott                  5       0      15       1
    O'Connor                8       4      13       0
    Davis                  16       6      25       0 (3nb)
    Cairns                  4       1      13       0
    Vettori                 5       0      13       4
    

    • 12th Men: GB Gardiner (Vic) and CZ Harris (NZ)

    • Play abandoned on the first day at 1.30pm due to heavy rain. Playing time to be extended on each of the remaining days by an extra hour with play to commence at 10.30am each day.

    • New Zealand's first innings total of 82 is their lowest against Victoria (prev. 141 in 1913-14) and their lowest complete first-class total in Australia this century (all time lowest: 64 vs NSW, 1898-99).

    • Day 3: Bad light ended play at 5.20pm.




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    Team Pages: New Zealanders.

    Ground Page: Optus Oval, Melbourne

    New Zealanders Player Pages: BA Young, BA Pocock, MJ Horne, NJ Astle, CD McMillan, CL Cairns, AC Parore, DL Vettori, SB O'Connor, HT Davis, GI Allott.

    Victoria Player Pages: MTG Elliott, GR Vimpani, DM Jones, LD Harper, SAJ Craig, IJ Harvey, DS Berry, AIC Dodemaide, DJ Saker, DW Fleming, BA Williams.

    Match Officials' Pages: SJ Davis, WP Sheahan.

    Thanks: Charlie Wat
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