New Zealand cricket team in Australia in 2004–05

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The New Zealand national cricket team toured Australia in the 2004–05 season and played 2 Test matches against Australia.

Test series[edit]

Australia won the Test series 2-0 with convincing wins in both matches.

Glenn McGrath was named man of the series after hitting his first half century in the First Test[1] and took 9 wickets over the two matches.

One Day Internationals[edit]

Australia and New Zealand played an ODI series which ended 1-1 with one game abandoned due to rain. This was the inaugural Chappell–Hadlee Trophy.

  • 1st ODI (Melbourne) New Zealand won by 4 wickets. This was the first win by New Zealand against Australia in almost 3 years.[2]
  • 2nd ODI (Sydney) Australia won by 17 runs
  • 3rd ODI (Brisbane) Match abandoned without ball being bowled due to heavy rain preventing the series decider from taking place.[3]

For more information about the ODI competition, see : 2004–05 Chappell–Hadlee Trophy.

External sources[edit]



  • Playfair Cricket Annual
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack