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New Zealand cricket team in Australia in 1997–98

The New Zealand national cricket team toured Australia in the 1997-98 season and played three Test matches against Australia. Australia won the series 2-0 with one match drawn.[1]

Test series summary

1st Test

7–11 November 1997
(5-day match)
373 (121 overs)
MA Taylor 112 (258)
SB Doull 4/70 (30 overs)
349 (132.2 overs)
SP Fleming 91 (229)
SK Warne 4/106 (42 overs)
294/6dec (100.5 overs)
GS Blewett 91 (203)
CL Cairns 3/54 (16 overs)
132 (62 overs)
BA Young 45 (77)
GD McGrath 5/32 (17 overs)
Australia won by 186 runs
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Umpires: VK Ramaswamy (IND) and SG Randell (AUS)
Player of the match: MA Taylor (AUS)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • CD McMillan (NZ) made his Test debut.

2nd Test

20–23 November 1997
(5-day match)
217 (74.4 overs)
CD McMillan 54 (75)
SK Warne 4/83 (22.4 overs)
461 (131.4 overs)
SR Waugh 96 (161)
CL Cairns 4/95 (28 overs)
174 (64.2 overs)
AC Parore 63 (128)
SH Cook 5/39 (10.2 overs)
Australia won by an innings and 70 runs
WACA Ground, Perth
Umpires: DB Hair (AUS) and G Sharp (ENG)
Player of the match: SR Waugh (AUS)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was scheduled for five days but completed in four.
  • SH Cook (AUS) made his Test debut.

3rd Test

27 November–1 December 1997
(5-day match)
400 (141.1 overs)
MTG Elliott 114 (265)
SB Doull 3/87 (33 overs)
251/6dec (90 overs)
MJ Horne 133 (259)
SR Waugh 3/20 (9 overs)
138/2dec (38 overs)
MA Taylor 66* (127)
SB O'Connor 1/32 (9 overs)
223/9 (61 overs)
CD McMillan 41 (59)
AC Parore 41 (56)

SK Warne 5/88 (28 overs)
Match drawn
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Umpires: SJ Davis (AUS) and RB Tiffin (ZIM)
Player of the match: GS Blewett (AUS)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.


  1. ^ "Two legends make their entrance". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 November 2019.


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