“[Having family at the ground] Very special, they’ve sacrificed so much their entire life for me to be able to achieve something I could only dream about as a kid, so I’ll always be indebted to them for the countless hours in the car as a kid, the hours sitting around at cricket training. [Any final thanks?] I want to thank everyone. The staff we’ve had, the captains I’ve had right from club cricket. All the players, it’s such a special time. My wife and family, the support they’ve given me. My career has had plenty of ups and downs but to always have the support of changing rooms is something I’ve felt my whole career.”
“[On the match] The partnership from Steve and Marnus was exceptional to take us through the middle overs and start to build. To get to 260 after probably our slowest start ever in one-day cricket was special. That innings from Steve was a great knock and our bowlers were fantastic all the way through. [The emotions now] Pretty good, means I don’t have to field 50 overs anymore. Been a fun ride. I’ve loved every bit of it. Sitting around having a beer with your mates after winning a match or series is the thing I’ll miss the most, but we’ll enjoy it tonight.
Steven Smith is the Player of the Match and the Player of the Series
Australia vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Highlights today, Sunday 11-9-2022. 3rd ODI (D/N), Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns, New Zealand tour of Australia 2022.
New Zealand are going to bowl first today.
Australia team: 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 Josh Inglis, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Marnus Labuschange, 5 Alex Carey (wk), 6 Cameron Green, 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Sean Abbott, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
New Zealand team: 1 Finn Allen, 2 Devon Conway, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Tom Latham (wk), 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Glenn Philips, 7 Jimmy Neesham, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Lockie Ferguson, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Trent Boult
Head to Head In ODI’s: 140
Australia Won: 94
New Zealand Won: 39
Australia ODI Rankings: 5th
New Zealand ODI Rankings: 1st
(last five completed T20Is, most recent first)
New Zealand LLWWL
Match Timings: 04:20 GMT | 14:20 Local
Umpires – Paul Reiffel, Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire – Rod Tucker
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Paul Wilson
Match number – ODI no. 4463