Australian cricket team in New Zealand in 1973–74

The Australian cricket team toured New Zealand in the 1973-74 season to play a three-match Test series against New Zealand. The series was drawn 1-1. It was the first time New Zealand had beaten Australia in a Test match, and the first time they had won a Test match since 1969.[1]

Australian squadEdit

Australia had just defeated New Zealand 2-0 in a series in Australia.

Paul Sheahan was unavailable for selection. The team selected was as follows:

Test seriesEdit

1st TestEdit

1–6 March 1974
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
511/6d (105.5 overs)
GS Chappell 247* (356)
DR Hadlee 2/107 (27 overs)
484 (169 overs)
BE Congdon 132 (360)
G Dymock 3/77 (35 overs)
460/8 (101 overs)
GS Chappell 133 (175)
BE Congdon 3/60 (13 overs)
Match drawn
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: DEA Copps and FR Goodall
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 4 March was taken as a rest day.

2nd TestEdit

8–13 March 1974
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
223 (58.2 overs)
IR Redpath 71 (205)
BE Congdon 3/33 (11 overs)
255 (73.6 overs)
GM Turner 101 (260)
MHN Walker 4/60 (19.6 overs)
259 (67.4 overs)
KD Walters 65 (103)
RJ Hadlee 4/71 (18.4 overs)
230/5 (83.6 overs)
GM Turner 110* (355)
MHN Walker 2/50 (28 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Umpires: JBR Hastie and RL Monteith
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • 11 March was taken as a rest day.

There was controversy during the match when New Zealand batsman Glenn Turner argued on the field with Ian Chappell.[1][2]

3rd TestEdit

22–24 March 1974
(5-day match)
Scorecard
v
221 (46.2 overs)
KD Walters 104* (138)
RO Collinge 5/82 (18 overs)
112 (30.2 overs)
GM Turner 41 (101)
GJ Gilmour 5/64 (15 overs)
346 (79.4 overs)
IR Redpath 159* (310)
RO Collinge 4/84 (16.4 overs)
158 (53 overs)
GM Turner 72 (144)
MHN Walker 4/39 (19 overs)
Australia won by 297 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: DEA Copps and WRC Gardiner
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in three.

The New Zealand second innings of 158 is the lowest all-out Test innings to include a century partnership (Glenn Turner and John Parker added 107 runs for the first wicket).[3]

ODI seriesEdit

1st ODIEdit

30 March 1974 (35–over match)
Scorecard
New Zealand  
194/9 (35 overs)
v
  Australia
195/3 (24.3 overs)
BE Congdon 82 (112)
GS Chappell 3/51 (7 overs)
IM Chappell 83 (68)
DR O'Sullivan 1/38 (7 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Umpires: EW Dempster (NZ) and LHG Harmer (NZ)

2nd ODIEdit

31 March 1974 (35–over match)
Scorecard
Australia  
265/5 (35 overs)
v
  New Zealand
234/6 (35 overs)
IM Chappell 86 (67)
RO Collinge 2/38 (7 overs)
KJ Wadsworth 104 (98)
AA Mallett 3/47 (7 overs)
Australia won by 31 runs
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Umpires: FR Goodall (NZ) and EG Wainscott (NZ)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • AJ Woodcock (AUS) and JM Parker (NZ) made their ODI debuts.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Australian cricket team in New Zealand in 1973-74 at Wisden
  2. ^ Glenn Turner, 'Beating big brother', Cricinfo, July 18, 2011 accessed 3 June 2012
  3. ^ Walmsley, Keith (2003). Mosts Without in Test Cricket. Reading, England: Keith Walmsley. p. 354. ISBN 0947540067.

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