Australia v New Zealand
Benson and Hedges World Series Cup 1980/81 (3rd Final)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 1st February 1981 (50-over match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralia won by 6 runs
UmpiresPM Cronin, DG Weser
ScorersMP Ringham (Australia), GGA Saulez (New Zealand)

Australia inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
AR Borderc Parker b Hadlee5810--62.50
GM Woodb McEwan721141374-63.16
*GS Chappellc Edgar b Snedden901221617-73.77
MF Kentc Edgar b Snedden3338472-86.84
+RW Marshnot out1813231-138.46
KD Waltersnot out6510--120.00
KJ Hughesdid not bat      
GR Bearddid not bat      
TM Chappelldid not bat      
DK Lilleedid not bat      
MHN Walkerdid not bat      
Extras(8 b, 3 lb)11
Total(4 wickets, innings closed, 50 overs)235
Fall of wickets:
1-8 (Border), 2-153 (Wood), 3-199 (GS Chappell), 4-215 (Kent)
New Zealand bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Hadlee10   0411--60.004.10
Snedden10   0522--30.005.20
Cairns10   0340---3.40
McKechnie10   0540---5.40
McEwan7   1311--42.004.43
Howarth3   0120---4.00

New Zealand inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
JG Wrightc Kent b GS Chappell4281904-51.85
BA Edgarnot out1021412027-72.34
*GP Howarthc Marsh b GS Chappell1820242-90.00
BL Cairnsb Beard1210112-120.00
MG Burgessc TM Chappell b GS Chappell254--40.00
PE McEwanc Wood b Beard111821--61.11
JM Parkerc TM Chappell b Lillee2419301-126.32
RJ Hadleelbw b TM Chappell4211-200.00
+IDS Smithb TM Chappell432--133.33
BJ McKechnienot out011--0.00
MC Sneddendid not bat      
Extras(10 lb)10
Total(8 wickets, innings closed, 50 overs)229
Fall of wickets:
1-85 (Wright), 2-117 (Howarth), 3-136 (Cairns), 4-139 (Burgess), 5-172 (McEwan), 6-221 (Parker), 7-225 (Hadlee), 8-229 (Smith)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Lillee10   1341--60.003.40
Walker10   0350---3.50
Beard10   0502--30.005.00
GS Chappell10   0433--20.004.30
TM Chappell10   0572--30.005.70

--> GR Beard made his last appearance in ODI matches
--> MHN Walker made his last appearance in ODI matches
--> BJ McKechnie made his last appearance in ODI matches
--> MF Kent passed his previous highest score of 12 in ODI matches
--> BA Edgar passed his previous highest score of 84 in ODI matches
--> BA Edgar made his first century in ODI matches
--> BA Edgar passed his previous highest score of 84 in ListA matches
--> BA Edgar made his first century in ListA matches
--> BA Edgar passed 500 runs in ODI matches when he reached 52

15 were required from the final over. Hadlee hit the first ball for 4, was lbw to the second. Smith took twos off ball 3 and 4, and was bowled by the 5th. McKechnie came to the wicket with 7 required, and Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor to bowl the final ball underarm, rolling along the ground.





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