It ebbed and flowed, it was a tricky surface and we wanted a few more runs on the board. The way Green and Carey played, it was an outstanding partnership. We were one wicket away from closing in. We certainly tried, they were five down, just weren’t able to get that breakthrough. We adapted to the conditions really quickly. It was difficult to get a rhythm while batting and hitting through the line. We had to scrap, always want a few more, and we’ll assess a reasonable performance.
It’s [heart beat] a little bit high, we’ve made a habit of these chases. Carey and Green soaked a lot of pressure at the start and it was brilliant, it would have been better had they taken it till the end but credit to New Zealand for coming back. Our start wasn’t ideal against Boult. There’s still a bit to work on. Green will be sore and tired, he was cramping in his legs first, then arms as well. It’s just his 11th game.
Green is the Player of the Match:
Little bit tired and sore but we have a couple of days off, so it’s good. Credit to Zampa, he was a finisher in the end. It’s my groin, calf, hamstring, everything. I should be fine for the next game. Carey batted beautifully, there was no real pressure on us, and we tried to bat normally. First ODI fifty means a lot, always nice the first one.
Australia vs New Zealand 1st ODI Highlights today, Tuesday 5-9-2022. 1st ODI (D/N), Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns, New Zealand tour of Australia 2022.
Australia chose to field.
Australia team: 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 David Warner, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Marnus Labuschagne, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Alex Carey (wk), 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Cameron Green, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
New Zealand team: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Kane Willaimson (capt), 4 Tom Latham (wk), 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Michael Bracewell, 7 James Neesham, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Trent Boult
Head to Head In ODI’s: 138
Australia Won: 92
New Zealand Won: 39
Australia ODI Rankings: 5th
New Zealand ODI Rankings: 1st
(last five completed T20Is, most recent first)
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