Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, 2020

Australia vs New Zealand - 1st ODI

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney

Date & Time: 13 March 2020

New Zealand 187/10

RR: 4.56 | Australia beat New Zealand by 71 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Martin Guptill c Steven Smith & b Pat Cummins c Steven Smith & b Pat Cummins 407311
Henry Nicholls c Alex Carey (W) & b Josh Hazlewood c Alex Carey (W) & b Josh Hazlewood 102210
Kane Williamson bowled Adam Zampa bowled Adam Zampa 192620
Ross Taylor c Mitchell Starc & b Mitchell Marsh c Mitchell Starc & b Mitchell Marsh 4600
Tom Latham c D'Arcy Short & b Josh Hazlewood c D'Arcy Short & b Josh Hazlewood 384040
James Neesham c Alex Carey (W) & b Pat Cummins c Alex Carey (W) & b Pat Cummins 81001
Colin de Grandhomme c Mitchell Starc & b Adam Zampa c Mitchell Starc & b Adam Zampa 252630
Mitchell Santner c Pat Cummins & b Mitchell Marsh c Pat Cummins & b Mitchell Marsh 141610
Ish Sodhi not out not out 141610
Lockie Ferguson bowled Mitchell Marsh bowled Mitchell Marsh 1700
Trent Boult c Pat Cummins & b Pat Cummins c Pat Cummins & b Pat Cummins 5410
Extras 9 (b 0, lb 5, w 4, nb 0)
Total 187 (10 Wkts, 41.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
28-1 (Henry Nicholls,9.4), 64-2 (Kane Williamson,19.2), 69-3 (Ross Taylor,20.3), 82-4 (Martin Guptill,22.2), 96-5 (James Neesham,25), 147-6 (Tom Latham,32.3), 160-7 (Colin de Grandhomme,35.3), 170-8 (Mitchell Santner,37.5), 180-9 (Lockie Ferguson,40), 187-10 (Trent Boult,41),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mitchell Starc7 0 33 0 4.71
Josh Hazlewood10 0 37 2 3.70
Pat Cummins8 2 25 3 3.13
Mitchell Marsh7 0 29 3 4.14
Adam Zampa8 0 50 2 6.25
Steven Smith1 0 8 0 8.00

That's all from this game! Australia start the series with a win and they would look to seal the deal in the next game itself. The Kiwis, on the other hand, would look to pull up their socks and perform better. The second game will be played at the same ground which will start at 1030 local (2330 GMT, Previous day). Join us for that. Until then, cheers!

MAN OF THE MATCH IS MITCHELL MARSH! Says that as a team they were disappointed with the series loss in South Africa and they were pumped up to get a win today. Lauds the efforts of David Warner and Aaron Finch at the top which set up the platform for them.

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, terms it a tough pitch and feels that Australia had an above par total on the board. Mentions that Australia's opening partnership provided them the momentum and then they got handy runs towards the end as well. Admits that they need to be a bit better with their lines and also feels that they have to focus on extending the partnerships with the bat. Praises his spinners for doing a good job in the middle overs.

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says that it was a crucial toss to win on a dry surface and also adds that they bowled superbly in Powerplay 1 to restrict New Zealand. Feels that their opening partnership was nice and he and Warner had to adjust to the slowness of the wicket.

Earlier in the day, Australia lost their way with the bat after a powerful beginning. They somehow limped their way past the 250-run mark and that turned out to be more than enough in the end. As far as their bowling is concerned, they were very professional in their approach and always maintained a firm grip on the match. The Aussie bowlers not only picked wickets at regular intervals, they also dried out the runs to build extra pressure on the Kiwi batsmen. Overall, Aaron Finch will be thrilled with their performance in the field, although their issues with the middle order batting still remains unfixed. For the visitors, they didn't play badly but their approach with the bat was questionable. The pitch was on the slower side and they should have shown more intensity in Powerplay 1. Stay tuned for the presentation...

Clinical win for Australia and they return to winning ways in ODIs after 5 losses in a row! It was a combination of accurate bowling and overcautious approach by the Black Caps that decided the fate of this match. It was a below-par total that the Kiwis were chasing but they managed just 28 runs in Powerplay 1 and from thereon built unnecessary pressure on themselves. Martin Guptill played an uncharacteristic knock while the other batters in the top order failed to get going. Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme did try to revive the chase with a 51-run partnership but once they got out, New Zealand's fight was over.

40.6
0
Pat Cummins to T Boult, OUT! CAUGHT! That's the end of the game! Short ball on middle, Boult moves inside his crease and then looks to pull but it takes the top edge and goes way up in the air. Cummins runs ahead and takes the catch near the stumps at the striker's end. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 71 RUNS.
40.5
0
Pat Cummins to T Boult, Full delivery on middle, Boult defends it to cover.
40.4
1
Pat Cummins to Ish Sodhi, Full on middle, Sodhi flicks it to deep square leg and picks up a single.
40.3
1
Pat Cummins to T Boult, Length ball outside off, Trent moves to the off side and defends it to cover. A single taken.
40.2
4
Pat Cummins to T Boult, EDGED AND FOUR! There will always be entertainment when Trent Boult is at the crease! Short ball on middle, Boult makes room and then looks to heave it to the leg side. He gets a top edge and the ball goes over the keeper's head and into the fence.
40.1
1
Pat Cummins to Ish Sodhi, Good length ball outside off, Sodhi guides it to third man for a single.
39.6
0
M Marsh to L Ferguson, OUT! TIMBER! Another one goes down! Ferguson goes. Australia just one wicket away from a victory. Good length ball on off, Ferguson looks to heave it away but misses and the ball goes onto hit the stumps. Trent Boult is the next batsman in.
39.5
1
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, Full on middle, Sodhi flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
39.4
4
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, FOUR! Marsh bowls a yorker on middle, Sodhi digs it out and it goes past the keeper towards fine leg for a boundary.
39.3
0
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Sodhi looks to go big but misses it.
39.2
1
M Marsh to L Ferguson, Good length delivery on middle, Ferguson flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
39.1
1
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, On a length on middle, Sodhi flicks it through square leg for a single.
38.6
0
J Hazlewood to L Ferguson, Full on middle, Ferguson pushes it to mid on.
38.5
0
J Hazlewood to L Ferguson, Appeal for caught behind! Australia are confident and they are shocked that the umpire has not given that out. Short ball on middle, Ferguson looks to pull but it seems to have gone off the gloves. Hazlewood and Carey start celebrating but the umpire does not think so. The replays roll in and they show that it had hit the gloves. Australia do not have a review left.
38.4
0
J Hazlewood to L Ferguson, Short ball outside off, Ferguson looks to pull but fails to get any bat on it.
38.3
0
J Hazlewood to L Ferguson, Full on middle, Ferguson pushes it to mid on.
38.2
0
J Hazlewood to L Ferguson, Short ball down the leg side, Ferguson looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball goes to the keeper.
38.1
1
J Hazlewood to Ish Sodhi, Back of a length ball on middle, Sodhi tucks it to deep square leg for a single.
38.1
0
J Hazlewood to Ish Sodhi, WIDE! Good length ball down the leg side, Sodhi looks to flick but misses. Wide signaled.
37.6
1
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, On middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Lockie Ferguson is the next batsman in.

37.5
0
M Marsh to M Santner, OUT! CAUGHT! 8th wicket down and Australia are easing into a victory here! Full delivery outside off, Santner looks to lift it over long on but does not time it as well as he would have liked. Cummins settles himself under it and takes a simple catch.
37.4
1
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, Full on the off stump line, Sodhi pushes it to deep cover for a single.
37.3
1
M Marsh to M Santner, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total.
37.2
1
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, Good length ball on off, Sodhi flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
37.1
0
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Sodhi looks to defend but fails to get any bat on it.
36.6
4
J Hazlewood to M Santner, FOUR! Hammered! Short ball outside off, Santner pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
36.5
0
J Hazlewood to M Santner, Short ball on off, Santner pulls it straight but it hits the stumps at the bowler's end.
36.4
1
J Hazlewood to Ish Sodhi, Good length ball on the pads, Sodhi flicks it to the fine leg region for a single.
36.3
0
J Hazlewood to Ish Sodhi, Full on off, Sodhi pushes it to the cover region.
36.2
0
J Hazlewood to Ish Sodhi, Good length ball on middle, Sodhi flicks it to mid-wicket.
36.1
0
J Hazlewood to Ish Sodhi, On a good length on off, Sodhi defends it off the back foot.
35.6
1
A Zampa to Ish Sodhi, Flatter one on middle, Sodhi works it to the leg side for a single.
35.5
1
A Zampa to M Santner, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
35.4
0
A Zampa to M Santner, Flatter one on middle, Santner pushes it to mid on.
35.3
0
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, OUT! CAUGHT! Floated delivery on middle, de Grandhomme lofts it over mid on but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards the long on fielder where Mitchell Starc takes a comfortable catch. Ish Sodhi is the new man in. Starc hurts himself while catching the ball and he is going off. Let's hope that he is fine.
35.2
0
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, Tossed up delivery on middle, de Grandhomme defends it off the back foot.
35.1
2
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, Flatter one on the pads, Colin flicks it to deep square leg and crosses over for a single.
34.6
1
J Hazlewood to de Grandhomme, Another short one on the pads, Colin pulls it to fine leg for a single.
34.6
0
J Hazlewood to de Grandhomme, Short ball down the leg side, de Grandhomme looks to pull but misses. Wide signaled.
34.5
1
J Hazlewood to M Santner, Short ball outside off, Santner pushes it to cover, where the fielder misfields allowing the batters to take a single.
34.4
0
J Hazlewood to M Santner, Length ball on middle, Santner flicks it to mid-wicket.
34.3
2
J Hazlewood to M Santner, Good length ball outside off, Santner flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
34.2
2
J Hazlewood to M Santner, Short ball on middle, Santner pulls it to deep square leg. Short comes across and dives to field but fails to clean it up. He though recovers quickly and stops the ball from reaching the fence. Two taken.

Amidst all the threat surrounding the world due to COVID-19, we have a Trans-Tasman rivalry to resume. New Zealand have visited Australia for a 3-match ODI series. The Kiwis will be on cloud nine after their recent success against India and would be aiming to repeat the same. Their batting although has been a cause for concern, they would be hopeful of sorting those issues and put up a solid performance. On the bowling front, the return of Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry have bolstered their attack and it's going to be a good headache for Kane Williamson to pick his preferred XI. Australia, on the other hand, have faced contrasting fortunes recently. They were humbled by an inexperienced South African side and would be looking to bounce back in the comfort of their home. Their squad has remained the same and they would be concentrating on learning from their mistakes. The middle order appears to be Australia's Achilles heel and also their bowling has quite often lost the steam when needed the most. These are the areas Aaron Finch would like to fix before taking the field. Both teams will be turning back the clock as they will be donning the retro kit for this series and it will be a thrilling experience at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Let's hope everything goes well.

Australia Team Squad -Aaron Finch,David Warner,Marnus Labuschagne,Steven Smith,D'Arcy Short,Mitchell Marsh,Alex Carey,Matthew Wade,Adam Zampa,Ashton Agar,Josh Hazlewood,Kane Richardson,Mitchell Starc,Pat Cummins

New Zealand Team Squad -Henry Nicholls,Kane Williamson,Martin Guptill,Ross Taylor,Colin de Grandhomme,James Neesham,Mitchell Santner,Tom Blundell,Tom Latham,Ish Sodhi,Kyle Jamieson,Lockie Ferguson,Matt Henry,Tim Southee,Trent Boult