AUS vs NZ, First ODI, Australia v New Zealand ODI Series 2020, 13 March 2020
Australia won by 71 runs
BALL BY BALL
C D Grandhomme
Ov 41: 1 4 1 1 0 W ( 7 Runs, 1 Wkt )
It's all over. Boult wildly chucks the bat at this, and it goes straight up. Cummins calls for it, runs over from his follow-through, and pouches without any fuss. Australia comfortably win by 71 runs. There were questions to whether they had enough runs on the board at the halfway point, but this pitch was tough for the batsmen. New Zealand had a sniff when Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme were together, but the hosts held their nerve to quickly skittle out the lower order. A good day at the office for the Australian bowlers, who all contributed in some way. The hosts go 1-0 up in the three match series. Join us again on Sunday for the second ODI. Can the Kiwis level it up? Or will Australia take an unassailable lead?.
40.6 - P Cummins to T Boult
Short, outside off stump backing away pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to silly point, by Cummins.
40.5 - P Cummins to T Boult
Full toss, middle stump backing away pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Finch.
40.4 - P Cummins to I Sodhi
Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run.
40.3 - P Cummins to T Boult
Short, outside off stump moves in front Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.
So close to Carey, but it just clears the keeper for four. Boult wafts at this, gets a little top edge, and it flies away for a streaky four.
40.2 - P Cummins to T Boult
Short, outside off stump backing away pulling, top edge past fine leg for 4 runs.
40.1 - P Cummins to I Sodhi
Short, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.
Ov 40: 1 1 0 4 1 W ( 7 Runs, 1 Wkt )
Marsh gets his third. An ugly swipe across the line from Ferguson, and the ball skids through to clip the top of off. A proper tailender's dismissal. Australia just need one more.
39.6 - M Marsh to Batsman
Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to.
39.5 - M Marsh to I Sodhi
Half volley, off stump on the front foot Slog, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Short.
How's that gone to the fence? Sodhi goes a long way outside the leg stump, Marsh follows with a brilliant yorker, and the Kiwi squeezes down on the ball. It grazes the edge of the bat, and goes straight through Carey behind the stumps.
39.4 - M Marsh to I Sodhi
Yorker, down leg side backing away Steer, outside edge past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Carey.
39.3 - M Marsh to I Sodhi
Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
39.2 - M Marsh to Batsman
Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Short.
39.1 - M Marsh to I Sodhi
Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
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