Kiwis demolish Australia

Cricket : Henry, Boult, Guptill fashion NZ's big victory

Kiwis demolish Australia

New Zealand strike bowlers Trent Boult and Matt Henry destroyed world champions Australia and set up a comprehensive 159-run victory in their opening one-day international in Auckland on Wednesday.

In reply to New Zealand’s 307/8, Australia were all out for 148 in the 25th over.
New Zealand, sent in to bat, made an aggressive start with Martin Guptill (90), Henry Nicholls (61) and Brendon McCullum (44) getting them past the 200 mark in 30 overs.

The run rate slowed with the tailenders but a total in excess of 300 at Eden Park, even with its short boundaries, was competitive.

 Australia’s innings began to unravel at the very start as Henry and Boult ripped out the top order to have the tourists reeling on 41/6 after nine overs.

 Henry continued the form that made him New Zealand’s leading bowler in their recent series wins over Sri Lanka and Pakistan. In his first over he had Shaun Marsh caught in the slips for five. He followed up with the dismissal of Steve Smith and George Bailey for two.

Standing ovation
Earlier, McCullum left the ground to a standing ovation when his innings ended on 44 off 29 balls with five fours and three sixes.


Guptill (run out)    90
McCullum b Faulkner    44
Williamson c Marsh b Hazlewood    0
Nicholls c Wade b Marsh    61
Elliott c Hastings b Marsh    21
Anderson c Richardson b Hastings    10
Ronchi b Hazlewood    16
Santner (not out)    35
Milne c & b Faulkner    14
Henry (not out)    5
Extras (B-1, LB-3, W-7)    11
Total (for 8 wkts, 50 overs)    307
Fall of wickets: 1-79, 2-81, 3-181, 4-205, 5-231, 6-234, 7-263, 8-290
Bowling: Hazlewood 10-1-68-2, Richardson 10-1-64-0, Hastings 10-0-39-1, Faulkner 10-0-67-2, Maxwell 3-0-30-0, Marsh 7-0-35-2.
Marsh c Guptill b Henry    5
Warner lbw Boult    12
Smith b Henry    18
Bailey c Anderson b Henry    2
Maxwell c Williamson b Boult    0
Marsh c McCullum b Boult    0
Wade c Nicholls b Anderson    37
Faulkner b Milne    36
Hastings c Guptill b Santner    8
Richardson c Williamson b Santner    19
Hazlewood (not out)    0
Extras (LB-2, W-9)    11
Total (all out, 24.2 overs)    148
Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-33, 3-39, 4-40, 5-40, 6-41, 7-120, 8-121, 9-148
Bowling: Boult 7-0-38-3, Henry 6-0-41-3, Milne 6-0-46-1, Anderson 4-1-14-1, Elliott 1-0-7-0,Santner 0.2-0-0-2.

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