The second match of the three-match ODI series is being played between Australia and New Zealand at the Kazali Stadium in Cairnsau. In this match, New Zealand, bowling first, restricted the hosts to 195 runs in the stipulated 50 overs. Steve Smith was the only batsman for Australia to cross the 50 mark. Smith played an innings of 61 runs in 94 balls with the help of 5 fours and 1 six. Apart from him, the lower order batsmen saved the team’s shame.

Australia had lost 4 wickets for 26 runs

Matt Henry gave the opening setback to Australia and both openers David Warner (5) and Aaron Finch (0) showed the way to the pavilion. Marnus Labuschagne (5) and Marcus Stoinis also returned to the pavilion cheaply. Australia had lost 4 wickets for 26 runs. Apart from Steve Smith in the top 7 batsmen, Alex Carey (12) and Glenn Maxwell (25) managed to cross the double figure. Australia’s top 8 batsmen added 118 runs. The last three players contributed 77 runs.

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Australia lost 9 wickets for 148 runs

Australia lost 9 wickets for 148 runs. At that time it seemed that the team would get all out cheaply. Then Mitchell Starc scored 38 and Josh Hazlewood played an unbeaten innings of 23 runs to save the team from being all out. Apart from these, Adam Zampa scored 16 runs. Among Australian batsmen, Hazlewood was the only batsman to score runs with a strikerate of more than 100. Hazlewood’s strike rate was 143.75.

For New Zealand, Matt Henry took 3 and Trent Boult took 4 wickets. New Zealand need 196 runs to level the series.

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