The New Zealand national cricket team toured Australia in the 1982-83 season and played a total of 21 matches, mostly One Day Internationals in the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup against Australia and England. New Zealand reached the finals of the competition but lost to Australia 2-0. A highlight of the finals series was a 21-ball half century from Lance Cairns at the Melbourne Cricket Ground containing 6 sixes. This was a world record for One Day Internationals at the time.
- Playfair Cricket Annual 1983
- Wisden Cricketers Almanack 1983
- Chris Harte, A History of Australian Cricket, Andre Deutsch, 1993