Australia v New Zealand
Benson and Hedges World Series Cup 1980/81 (2nd Final)
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 31st January 1981 (50-over match)
Balls per over6
TossAustralia won the toss and decided to field
ResultAustralia won by 7 wickets
UmpiresRA French, DG Weser
ScorersMP Ringham (Australia), GGA Saulez (New Zealand)

New Zealand inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
JG Wrightc Marsh b Lillee1116171-68.75
BA Edgarc Border b TM Chappell2856992-50.00
*GP Howarthb Walker71412--50.00
JV Coneylbw b Lillee48111-50.00
MG Burgessrun out1344401-29.55
PE McEwanrun out123247--37.50
BJ McKechnielbw b TM Chappell0107--0.00
+IDS Smithb GS Chappell1327171-48.15
RJ Hadleec GS Chappell b Beard1643461-37.21
BL Cairnsc TM Chappell b Beard1421221-66.67
EJ Chatfieldnot out21113--18.18
Extras(4 lb, 1 nb, 1 w)6
Total(all out, 46.4 overs)126
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Wright), 2-21 (Howarth), 3-30 (Coney), 4-62 (Burgess), 5-70 (Edgar), 6-71 (McKechnie), 7-92 (McEwan), 8-95 (Smith), 9-113 (Cairns), 10-126 (Hadlee)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Lillee8   0252--24.003.12
Walker10   0251--60.002.50
GS Chappell10   2221--60.002.20
TM Chappell10   1282--30.002.80

Australia inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
GM Woodc Smith b Chatfield3287904-36.78
AR Borderc Burgess b Howarth1927331-70.37
*GS Chappellnot out5887994-66.67
KJ Hughesst Smith b Cairns123329--36.36
KD Waltersnot out449--100.00
GR Bearddid not bat      
TM Chappelldid not bat      
+RW Marshdid not bat      
DK Lilleedid not bat      
MHN Walkerdid not bat      
LS Pascoedid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 2 lb, 1 w)5
Total(3 wickets, 39.3 overs)130
Fall of wickets:
1-30 (Border), 2-85 (Wood), 3-118 (Hughes)
New Zealand bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Hadlee10   2290---2.90
Chatfield6   1211--36.003.50
McEwan4   0180---4.50
Howarth4   0131--24.003.25
Cairns10   1231--60.002.30

--> GR Beard made his debut in ODI matches
--> GP Howarth passed 500 runs in ODI matches when he reached 1
--> AR Border passed 1000 runs in ListA matches when he reached 17
--> GS Chappell passed 1500 runs in ODI matches when he reached 58
--> GR Beard made his debut for Australia in ListA matches