Richard Hadlee picked 9/52 in the second innings against Australia in Brisbane.

Cricket is a gentlemen’s game and New Zealand bowler Richard Hadlee proved this when he denied himself a 10-fer in a Test innings against Australia in 1985. Hadlee picked up the first eight wickets in the second innings of the Test match in Brisbane and then grabbed a running catch give Vaughan Brown his maiden Test wicket.

Hadlee eventually returned with figures of 9/52 in the innings and 15/123 in the match to set up an innings win for his side.

Batting first Australia were bundled out for 179 in the first innings and the visiting side took full advantage of the low score as the Kiwis compiled a total of 553/7 (D). John Reid and Martin Crowe struck 108 each while Hadlee chipped in with a 54 off 45.

The Blackcaps didn’t need to bat again as they bowled out Australia for 333 in the second innings to win the match by an innings and 41 runs. Alan Border remained unbeaten at 152 but couldn’t save the match for his side.


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