Australia and New Zealand faced off in the second match of the Chappell-Hadlee trophy. The Baggy Greens clinched the first match of the three-match ODI series and marched into the second with supreme confidence. The Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to field first.
The decision was further vindicated by the Black Caps bowlers as Trent Boult and Matt Henry toyed with the Australian batters. The ball swung in and made things tough for the yellow team batters. Not what Australian fans would have wanted as the skipper Aaron Finch bagged a two-ball duck.
Marnus Labuschagne and Marcus Stoinis played poorly while the latter bagged the second duck of the day. Steve Smith, the veteran Australian and legend, was the only guy who was keeping it tight for the Baggy Greens. The batting order collapse has been hurting Australia since the final match against Zimbabwe in the last series.
However, the Australian tail-enders Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood put on a 47-run partnership for the tenth wicket and put on a total of 195.
Australia crush New Zealand in the second ODI
New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Devon Conway returned for 2 and 5, respectively. It wasn’t the Kiwis’ day as the wickets kept falling. Their skipper Kane Williamson worked hard to be on strike and kept consuming balls while doing so.
Tom Latham and Daryl Mitchell got off in quick succession and made things tough for the Kiwis. Things never went in favour of the Black Caps in the second innings as the Australia bowlers kept piling it hard at the stumps. On the other hand, New Zealand’s middle order tumbled against them to keep the scoreboard ticking.
It was all Australia’s day as they crushed New Zealand within hundred runs and won the match by 113 runs. The third match between the two will be a fun one as Australia will look to whitewash New Zealand. The latter on the other hand will look to play for pride and win a match in the series.
Here is how Twitter Reacted
What a turnaround to retain the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. Also, Adam Zampa – what a bowler.#AUSvsNZ
— Prajakta (@18prajakta) September 8, 2022
Kiwis 82 all out!
Boys win the ODI series👏
Congratulations Aussies 🇦🇺#AUSvsNZ
— Kopite Kiran (@ynwa_kiruu) 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
Aussies r Aussies 🔥💛❤️#AusvsNZ
— H. (@H_sy_ed) 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
— Shivakant Tripathi (@_im_skt_) September 8, 2022
We won!!!!! 🔥#AUSvsNZ
— Rabia 🇦🇺✨ (@moureen49) September 8, 2022
NZ are nt playing aggressive cricket. D pitch is certainly nt d easiest bt they build up alot of dots and created the pressure themselves.
Conway,KW,mitchell all are slow starters. When they get out eating alot of deliveries,d middle order is undr alot of pressure#ausvsnz
— Aakumahi (@aakumahi) September 8, 2022
— પાર્થ પરમાર (@parrthhh_) September 8, 2022
And again…. consecutive win for Ausies.#AUSvsNZ
— Sagareyy (@sagarnpn000) September 8, 2022