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Watch: Comedy of errors as Kane Willamson somehow manages to make it back to his crease

Australia have regained the Chapell - Hadlee Trophy.
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Australia and New Zealand dew swords against each other for the Chapell Hadlee trophy. The match was played in Cairns at Cazaly’s stadium. New Zealand was hurting with the close loss they had in the 1st ODI, and they set up to make a good impression. Matt Henry was in roaring form as he dismissed Finch and Warner in quick succession.  But Steven Smith was in his element as he scored a calm and composed 61 runs from 94 balls with 5 boundaries and a six.

Then, New Zealand’s bowlers were all over Australia like a rash. At 117 -8. Many thought Australia had reached a point of no return, but they found amazing heroes in their lower order batters who were Starc, Zampa and Hazelwood who got 38 runs, 16 runs and 23 runs, respectively which allowed Australia to post a fighting total of 195 in their allotted 50 overs.

New Zealand got off to a horrible start in the second innings as Guptill was shown the door early by Mitchell Starc as the Aussies never say die attitude took centre stage in the whole match. New Zealand would have hoped for some good rear guard action from Kane Willamson and Devon Conway but in the end that was not to be.

A funny incident unfolded in Mitchell Starc’s first over. The comedy of errors happened in the sixth ball of Starc’s spell. Kane Willamson blocked delivery to the right of the fielder at the cover, but he wanted to take a single. Conway, his partner at the other end said no, but then he started running. Both batters were at the same end at one point in time. They were stranded for a bit as well. in the end, New Zealand did not lose a wicket of that ball as Willamson somehow managed to make it back in his crease when Sean Abbott threw the ball to the keeper’s end.

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When the match was done, The Kangaroos recorded a huge victory of 113 runs over the Kiwis and retained the Chapell Hadlee Trophy.

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