New Zealand cricket team in England in 1983

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The New Zealand cricket team toured England in the 1983 season to play a four-match Test series against England. England won the series 3-1 with no matches drawn. New Zealand won the second Test of the series, their first Test win in England.[1] In the same match, Bob Willis became the fourth bowler to take 300 Test wickets.[1]

Test series summary[edit]

First Test[edit]

14–18 July 1983
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
209 (70.4 overs)
DW Randall 75* (128)
RJ Hadlee 6/53 (23.4 overs)
196 (57 overs)
RJ Hadlee 84 (78)
RGD Willis 4/43 (20 overs)
446/6d (189.2 overs)
CJ Tavaré 109 (259)
RJ Hadlee 2/99 (37.2 overs)
270 (110.1 overs)
JG Wright 88 (188)
VJ Marks 3/78 (43 overs)
England won by 189 runs
The Oval, London
Umpires: HD Bird and DGL Evans
Player of the match: RJ Hadlee (NZ)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.

Second Test[edit]

28 July–1 August 1983
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
225 (89.2 overs)
CJ Tavaré 69 (229)
BL Cairns 7/74 (33.2 overs)
377 (139.3 overs)
JG Wright 93 (226)
RGD Willis 4/57 (23.3 overs)
252 (87 overs)
DI Gower 112* (196)
EJ Chatfield 5/95 (29 overs)
103/5 (27.1 overs)
JG Wright 26 (43)
RGD Willis 5/35 (14 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: DJ Constant and BJ Meyer
Player of the match: BL Cairns (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • 31 July was taken as a rest day.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.

Third Test[edit]

11–15 August 1983
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
326 (120.3 overs)
DI Gower 108 (200)
RJ Hadlee 5/93 (40 overs)
191 (84.4 overs)
BA Edgar 70 (190)
NGB Cook 5/35 (26 overs)
211 (89.3 overs)
IT Botham 61 (101)
EJ Chatfield 3/29 (13.3 overs)
219 (69.2 overs)
JV Coney 68 (118)
RGD Willis 3/24 (12 overs)
England won by 127 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: DJ Constant and DGL Evans
Player of the match: DI Gower (ENG)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • 14 August was taken as a rest day.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
  • NGB Cook, NA Foster and CL Smith (all ENG), and EJ Gray (NZ) made their Test debuts.

Fourth Test[edit]

25–29 August 1983
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
420 (124.4 overs)
IT Botham 103 (103)
JG Bracewell 4/108 (28 overs)
207 (82 overs)
BA Edgar 62 (164)
NGB Cook 5/63 (32 overs)
297 (92 overs)
AJ Lamb 137* (219)
RJ Hadlee 4/85 (28 overs)
345 (129 overs)
RJ Hadlee 92* (118)
NGB Cook 4/87 (50 overs)
England won by 165 runs
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: HD Bird and BJ Meyer
Player of the match: NGB Cook (ENG)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • TJ Franklin (NZ) made his Test debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Captain extraordinaire". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2018.

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