Australia faced New Zealand in the first match on Tuesday, September 6 at Cazalys Stadium in Cairns, Australia. While Australia are coming into this fixture after losing against Zimbabwe in the third ODI on Saturday, New Zealand are coming after winning against West Indies in the third ODI on August 21 as well. Meanwhile, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell took a stunner to dismiss Martin Guptill.
However, the Aussies went on to win the toss and they decided to bowl first. New Zealand got off a tricky start after losing three wickets for 145 runs in 35 overs.
Glenn Maxwell went on to complete a phenomenal catch by diving on his left side. Moreover, he also completed the catch through his left hand which is not his natural one.
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However, after the game, Aaron Finch said: “The chase was a lot closer than it should have been, but credit to the boys for that partnership. It’s not ideal to be starting games like this, but that can happen when you’re against a player like Trent Boult. (On Cam Green) He’s a bit sore and tired with both calves, both groins, both hamstrings and forearm, but he should be fine with some rest. Credit to the way he stepped up today.”
He continued: “There was a bit of a hiccup later on, as Lockie Ferguson picked up the wickets of Carey and Starc in quick succession, with Boult coming back to dismiss Maxwell cheaply. However, Cameron Green held his nerve and Adam Zampa proved to be no welterweight, as he played a few adventurous shots of his own to ensure Australia got over the line with five overs to spare. New Zealand will find it difficult to believe that they have let this slip, but can’t take anything away from Green and Carey’s partnership. Stick around for the presentations.”