Australia v New Zealand
Carlton and United Series 1997/98
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on 17th December 1997 (50-over match) (day/night)
Balls per over6
TossNew Zealand won the toss and decided to bat
ResultAustralia won by 6 wickets
PointsAustralia 2; New Zealand 0
UmpiresRA Emerson, DB Hair
TV umpireWP Sheahan
RefereeCW Smith
Man of the MatchMG Bevan

New Zealand inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
MJ Hornec Gilchrist b Dale386--37.50
NJ Astlec Gilchrist b Dale2033641-60.61
CL Cairnsb Wilson045--0.00
*SP Flemingc Bevan b Wilson616161-37.50
CD McMillanc Harvey b Warne924281-37.50
RG Twoserun out (Dale)002--0.00
+AC Parorec Gilchrist b Wilson52750--18.52
CZ Harrisnot out621181422-52.54
DL Vettoric Warne b Bevan1432431-43.75
GR Larsenc SR Waugh b Bevan022--0.00
SB O'Connorrun out (Dale->Bichel->Gilchrist)84146--19.51
Extras(4 lb, 5 nb, 5 w)14
Total(all out, 207 minutes, 49.3 overs)141
Fall of wickets:
1-5 (Horne, 1.4 ov), 2-9 (Cairns, 2.4 ov), 3-19 (Fleming, 6.1 ov), 4-45 (McMillan, 12.6 ov), 5-45 (Twose, 13.1 ov), 6-45 (Astle, 13.2 ov), 7-75 (Parore, 24.5 ov), 8-108 (Vettori, 35.4 ov), 9-108 (Larsen, 35.6 ov), 10-141 (O'Connor, 49.3 ov)
Australia bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Wilson10   0393-620.003.90
Dale10   22222130.002.20
Warne10   2251--60.002.50
Bevan10   02621-30.002.60
Bichel9   01701--1.89

Australia inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
MJ Di Venutoc Astle b Cairns71421--50.00
ME Waughc Parore b Cairns92231--40.91
RT Pontingnot out60921424-65.22
*SR Waughc Parore b Cairns021--0.00
MG Bevanc Astle b Cairns42831022-50.60
+AC Gilchristnot out112126--52.38
IJ Harveydid not bat      
SK Warnedid not bat      
AC Daledid not bat      
P Wilsondid not bat      
AJ Bicheldid not bat      
Extras(4 lb, 1 nb, 8 w)13
Total(4 wickets, 164 minutes, 38.5 overs)142
Fall of wickets:
1-17 (Di Venuto, 5.1 ov), 2-22 (ME Waugh, 7.2 ov), 3-22 (SR Waugh, 7.4 ov), 4-117 (Bevan, 31.6 ov)
New Zealand bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
O'Connor10   04304--4.30
Cairns10   34041115.004.00
Vettori9   13202--3.56

--> P Wilson made his debut in ODI matches
--> MJ Di Venuto made his last appearance in ODI matches
--> CZ Harris 50 in 108 balls, 123 minutes with 1 four
--> RT Ponting 50 in 80 balls, 124 minutes with 3 fours
--> RT Ponting passed 1000 runs in ODI matches when he reached 56
--> MG Bevan passed 2000 runs in ODI matches when he reached 28
--> P Wilson made his debut for Australia in List A matches
--> CL Cairns achieved his best innings bowling analysis in ODI matches in the Australia innings (previous best was 4-55)
--> CL Cairns reached 250 wickets in List A matches when he dismissed MJ Di Venuto, his 1st wicket in the Australia innings

12th Men: GS Blewett (Aus) and BA Young (NZ)
All of Wilson's 6 no balls were because of the back foot touching the return crease. NJ Astle was caught at deep square leg off one of them.
Attendance: 31,097.