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World Series Cricket tour of New Zealand

 

World Series Cricket tour of New Zealand

WSC Australians against WSC World XI in New Zealand
WSC Australians
WSC World XI
Dates 4 November 1978 – 19 November 1978
Captains Ian Chappell Tony Greig
Test series
Result WSC Australians won the 1-match series 1–0
Most runs Greg Chappell (163) Dennis Amiss (48)
Most wickets Dennis Lillee (12) Richard Hadlee (7)
One Day International series
Result WSC World XI won the 9-match series 5–3
Most runs Ian Chappell (164) Dennis Amiss (181)
Most wickets Max Walker (17) Richard Hadlee (18)

In 1978, prior to the start of the second season of World Series Cricket, the WSC Australians and WSC World XI teams embarked on a brief tour of New Zealand, the first time that WSC teams had played outside Australia. A four-day game played in Auckland was to be followed by a three-day single innings game and a total of six one day games between the two sides over a 16-day period. The abandonment of the third one-day game led to the scheduling of an additional game at the same venue later in the tour. The planned three-day game became a pair of one-day games after the first day was washed out, which led to a final total of nine one-day games on the schedule.

Itinerary

Date Fixture Venue
4 Nov 1978 4-day game Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
8 Nov 1978 1st ODI Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
9 Nov 1978 2nd ODI Tauranga Domain Outer Ground, Tauranga
10 Nov 1978 3rd ODI Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
12 Nov 1978 3-day game Cooks Gardens, Wanganui
16 Nov 1978 4th ODI Te Whiti Park, Lower Hutt
18 Nov 1978 5th ODI Nelson Cricket Ground, Hastings
19 Nov 1978 6th ODI Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

Four Day Game

4–6 November 1978 (4 Day Match)
scorecard
v
184 (56.1 overs)
Greg Chappell 74
Bernard Julien 3/19 (10.1)
128 (36 overs)
Dennis Amiss 43
Dennis Lillee 7/59 (18)
196 (58.4 overs)
Greg Chappell 89
Richard Hadlee 5/26 (15)
87 (27.2 overs)
Richard Hadlee 21
Dennis Lillee 5/30 (14)
WSC Australians won by 167 runs
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
  • WSC World XI won the toss and chose to field

Three Day Game

12–14 November 1978
Scorecard
v
No Result
Cooks Gardens, Wanganui
  • First day lost to rain; remaining two days rescheduled as ODIs

ODI Series

1st ODI

8 November 1978
Scorecard
WSC Australians
136 (49.1 overs)
v
WSC World XI
106 (30.2 overs)
Dennis Amiss 63*
Max Walker 5/26 (9.2)
WSC Australians won by 30 runs
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
  • 50 over match

2nd ODI

9 November 1978
Scorecard
WSC World XI
178 (46.3 overs)
v
WSC Australians
94 (37.3 overs)
Ian Davis 30
Derek Underwood 3/12 (8.3)
WSC World XI won by 84 runs
Tauranga Domain Outer Ground, Tauranga
  • 50 over match

3rd ODI

10 November 1978
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
  • Rescheduled for New Plymouth on 15 November
  • 50 over match

4th ODI

13 November 1978
Scorecard
WSC World XI
149/7 (30 overs)
v
WSC Australians
124 (28.1 overs)
Rod Marsh 45
Richard Hadlee 3/8 (5.1)
WSC World XI won by 25 runs
Cooks Gardens, Wanganui
  • The rain of the previous day meant a new wicket was required; the delayed start led to the game being reduced to 30 overs each
  • 50 over match

5th ODI

14 November 1978
Scorecard
WSC Australians
178 (49.5 overs)
v
WSC World XI
75 (31.2 overs)
Ian Chappell 66
Collis King 5/47 (9.5)
Clive Rice 36*
Mick Malone 4/9 (10)
WSC Australians won by 103 runs
Cooks Gardens, Wanganui
  • 50 over match

6th ODI

15 November 1978
Scorecard
WSC World XI
156 (42.5 overs)
v
WSC Australians
68 (37.2 overs)
Dennis Amiss 71
Doug Walters 4/17 (4.5)
Ian Davis 20
Mike Proctor 4/6 (9)
WSC World XI won by 88 runs
Pukekura Park, New Plymouth
  • 50 over match

7th ODI

16 November 1978
Scorecard
WSC Australians
171/8 (40 overs)
v
WSC World XI
164 (37.2 overs)
WSC Australians won by 7 runs
Te Whiti Park, Lower Hutt
  • Match reduced to 40 overs per side prior to start
  • 50 over match

8th ODI

18 November 1978
Scorecard
WSC World XI
147/3 (37 overs)
v
WSC Australians
107 (31 overs)
Rick McCosker 31
Collis King 5/36 (10)
WSC World XI won by 40 runs
Nelson Cricket Ground, Hastings
  • Match reduced to 37 overs per side prior to start
  • 50 over match

9th ODI

19 November 1978
Scorecard
WSC Australians
118 (40.4 overs)
v
WSC World XI
122/9 (39.3 overs)
Clive Rice 46
Max Walker 3/19 (9.3)
WSC World XI won by 1 wicket
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
  • 50 over match

External links

  • World Series Cricket in New Zealand 1978 – ESPNCricinfo
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