New Zealand cricket team in Australia in 1985-86


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New Zealand cricket team in Australia in 1985-861

New Zealand cricket team in Australia in 1985-86

The New Zealand national cricket team toured Australia in the 1985-86 season and played 3 Test matches against Australia. New Zealand won the series 2-1. This is the New Zealanders only series victory to date in Australia and the architect was Richard Hadlee who took an outstanding 33 wicktets in 3 tests. In the first test at Brisbane he took 9-52 in the Australians first innings and a further 6-71 in the second. In the third test in Perth he took 11 more wickets.

New Zealand cricket team in Australia in 1985-86 Results

1st Test ('Gabba, Brisbane) – New Zealand won by an innings and 41 runs
2nd Test (SCG, Sydney) – Australia won by 4 wickets
3rd Test (WACA, Perth) – New Zealand won by 6 wickets

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.