1. February 1982

The day of the lawn bowl. It was Australia's first visit across the Tasman since the underarm incident. New Zealand got 240 for six, Bruce Edgar making 79. Australia were dismissed for 194, but the match is best remembered for Australian captain Greg Chappell, the underarm architect walking straight-backed on to a packed and feral Eden Park to a cacophony of noise. It didn't take long for a spectator to roll a lawn bowl out to the middle from the terraces. Chappell made a masterly 108, off 92 balls, the perfect riposte, if not enough to pull off a win.

Result: New Zealand won by 46 runs.

2. February 1992


The opening game of the fifth World Cup, played by the joint hosts. New Zealand's 248 for six was highlighted by Martin Crowe's marvellous unbeaten 100. Australia were pressing hard as David Boon got to 100, only to be spectacularly run out by Chris Harris' rocket throw and direct hit from the deep.

Result: New Zealand won by 37 runs.

3. February 2007

Mike Hussey was Australia's stand-in skipper and hit 105 to set up Australia's 336 for four. Not good enough though, as Ross Taylor hit 117, Peter Fulton an unbeaten 76 and Craig McMillan 52 off 30 balls. New Zealand got to 340 for five, winning with eight balls up their sleeve.

Result: New Zealand won by five wickets.

4. February 2015

It's the World Cup pool game, a stunning afternoon's entertainment. New Zealand rolled Australia for just 151, Trent Boult ripping out five wickets for one in 17 balls. Game over, right? It looked that way as Brendon McCullum smeared 50 off 24 balls but from 78 for one, New Zealand lost three wickets for one, then later five for 15 as Mitchell Starc tore a hole through the middle order. Kane Williamson's straight six to the short boundary got New Zealand home, with only last man Boult for company.

Result: New Zealand won by one wicket.

5. February 2016

New Zealand's 307 for eight proved far too much for Australia. Martin Guptill made 90 off 76 balls, with five sixes. Australia mustered just 148, at one point 41 for six as three wickets fell in seven balls. Mitchell Santner finished things off with wickets on his only two balls of the innings.

Result: New Zealand won by 159 runs.