- Sep 23, 2023
- Sep 8, 2022
Australia and New Zeeland squared off against each other in Cazalys stadium for the 2nd ODI. New Zeeland was hurting because they lost a closely fought contest in the 1st ODI and they would have wanted to start better here. The coin went the way of New Zeeland and they opted to bowl.
Matt Henry was breathing fire and provided the perfect start for New Zeeland by dismissing Warner and Finch very quickly for 5 and 0. Finch’s horror run with the bat did not end as he got yet another low score and Warner failed to get going as well.
The rock of Gibraltar, Steven Smith, was at his best as he played a measured innings of 61 from 94 balls, with 5 boundaries and 1 six which got some momentum going in favour of Australia. He was eventually dismissed by Tim Southee.
Then, Boult got the two wickets of Labuschagne and Stonis. This triggered a bit of a mini collapse as Carey, Maxwell and Abbott were dismissed by Santner, Boult and Matt Henry respectively. At 117-8 when it looked like Australia was dead and buried, they found some great guys in Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazelwood.
The Aussie tail is known to wag, and it did just that with Starc got a handy 38 off 45 balls, with 2 fours and a six. Zampa and Hazelwood also chipped in with vital contributions of 16 and 23, respectively and they hit 3 boundaries and 1 six in total. All these handy contributions helped Australia to get to a total of 196 in their 50 overs.
These runs were more than enough to defend for Australia as New Zeeland capitulated like 9 pins. The bowling unit of Australia was breathing fire on the New Zeeland batters. Adam Zampa just had a total chokehold on the New Zeeland batters and accounted for the big wickets of Kane Willamson and Darryl Mitchell and then claimed the wickets of Henry, Boult and Southee afterwards.
Starc and Abbott picked up two scalps each from their respective spells, and Marcus Stonis also picked up the wicket of James Neesham. New Zeeland was totally annihilated by Australia with the Aussies never say die attitude. The home team eventually won by 113 runs as the Kiwis were all out for 82 in 33 overs. Australia has an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series now.
Australia beat New Zealand in 2nd ODI by 113 Runs . New Zealand opt to bowl. Australia scored 195/9 in 50 Overs. During chase New Zealand all out on 82 in 33 Overs
— Muhåmmåd Muåviå (@imMK_89) September 8, 2022
We won!!!!! 🔥#AUSvsNZ
— Rabia 🇦🇺✨ (@moureen49) September 8, 2022
Honestly.. when Australia was 5 down within 60, I never thought New Zealand will get bundled out for just 82 runs! What bowling was that from Australia, The invincibles! 🔥#AUSvNZ #AUSvsNZ #NZvAUS #NZvsAUS
— Sharon Solomon (@BSharan_6) September 8, 2022
(Australia vs New Zealand) 2nd ODI
Player of the match : Mitchell Starc
— Sports Yaari (@YaariSports) September 8, 2022
This #Australian side are so bad that they are actually good?
— Broken Cricket Dreams Cricket Blog (@cricket_broken) September 8, 2022
New Zealand managed four more runs than Australia’s last two wickets. A moral victory at least. #AUSvsNZ
— Ed (@iBrowsie) September 8, 2022
What a turnaround to retain the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. Also, Adam Zampa – what a bowler.#AUSvsNZ
— Prajakta (@18prajakta) September 8, 2022
— Chaitanya V Kanitkar (@Chaitanya7007) September 8, 2022
What a performance. Loving this Aussie team. Defending 195 with class act. Kudos to Smith, Zampa, Starc, and Hazlewood.#AUSvsNZ
— Aayushmaan Vishwanathan (@AayushmaanVish3) September 8, 2022
— JayanthG (@Jayanth96_) September 8, 2022
— Sportz O’Clock (@Sportzoclock) September 8, 2022