Australia vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Highlights – 8 Sep 2022

Kane Williamson: “Obviously, it was not the best innings with the bat. We tried to weather the good bowling and take it deep. Everybody has got their own minds and makes their own decisions but we’ll reflect on that. It was not your modern-day ODI but needed graft and take it deep, which Australia managed. There’ll be a number of conversations. We need to be a lot better than that. It will be a new surface and a lot of difference. Australia put us under pressure and managed to get good partnerships and bowled well.”

Aaron Finch: “It’s been hard. The first 40 overs were incredibly difficult but the tailenders showed us the way. Smith did well and then Starcy finished well. We knew we got to a total we could defend well and we did that well. Mitchell set the tone in the first over and Abbott – I have never seen something like that. The wicket started to slow up and a bit lower. As the pressure built up, we knew we had the discipline to bang away. We knew we had to be aggressive in the powerplay and the wicket will deteriorate and get slower. Although we have been five-down early, we have been able to get to a good total.”

Mitchell Starc, player of the match: “I was too involved today for my liking. We knew if we hung in there, we could get as many as we could. It was not easy to bat on, fairly slow. For someone like Abbott to come in and bowl four maidens on the trot, Zamps to get a fifer, Josh doing Josh things, was great.”

Australia vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Highlights today, Thursday 8-9-2022. 2nd ODI (D/N), Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns, New Zealand tour of Australia 2022.

New Zealand are going to bowl first today.

Australia team: Finch (capt), Warner, Smith, Labuschange, Stoinis, Carey (wk), Maxwell, Abbott, Starc, Zampa, Hazlewood
New Zealand team: Guptill, Conway, Williamson (capt), Latham (wk), Mitchell, Bracewell, Neesham, Santner, Henry, Southee, Boult

Head to Head In ODI’s: 139
Australia Won: 93
New Zealand Won: 39
Australia ODI Rankings: 5th
New Zealand ODI Rankings: 1st

Form guide

(last five completed T20Is, most recent first)
Australia WLWWW
New Zealand LWWLW

Match Timings: 04:20 GMT | 14:20 Local
Umpires – Paul Wilson, Rod Tucker
TV Umpire – Paul Reiffel
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Sam Nogajski
Match number – ODI no. 4462

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