The much-awaited Chappell-Hadley series is finally underway and got off to a great start on September 6, 2022, with Australia winning a thrilling contest against the Kane Williamson-led side. As of now, the Aussies are leading 1-0 in the series and New Zealand have a task in their hands. Both these teams will walk out today with different mindsets. Team Australia will look to win the series with all guns blazing and New Zealand on the other hand will look to reduce the threat posed by Australia and express themselves on the field.
It is the second match of the three-match One Day International which is an ensemble part of the Chappell–Hadlee series. The ongoing series for the past two years promises to be a blockbuster, especially after the events that have unfolded in the first ODI. Both Australia and New Zealand have rode on to major series wins in this competition. Earlier Australia defeated Zimbabwe and on the other hand New Zealand defeated West Indies.
In the first match, New Zealand had a strong hold on Australia, but some tactical errors cost them the loss of the match. A brilliant partnership between Carey and Green completely derailed New Zealand’s game plan as they won the first match by a meager 2 wickets. The Kane Williamson-led team would certainly like to turn their fortunes around and try to do what they do best, stage a fight.
Under fire Finch needs rebound
After a thrilling late win over New Zealand in the first match of the ODI series, Australia will look to double down in the second Trans-Tasman clash in Cairns (2.20 pm AEST) on Thursday. Cameron Green scored a career-best 89 – battling severe cramps along the way – to guide Australia home despite a late loss in the first match. Alex Carey (85) also starred, but there are major concerns over the decline in the ongoing form of skipper Aaron Finch, who has managed just five runs. Finch scored a total of 21 runs in the last three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, with the lack of runs being a serious concern ahead of the T20 World Cup.
Fantasy cricket tips and prediction
Australia got off to a great start by defeating the Kiwis by 2 wickets in the home series against New Zealand. In the first match, New Zealand were put to bat first. The Kiwis did not get a big score as they scored just 232/9 runs in their 50 overs. Neither batsman managed to score a half-century, with Devon Conway scoring 46. Glenn Maxwell was the bowlers’ choice for Australia as he took four wickets for 52 runs. In fact, Mitchell Starc even reached the 200-wicket milestone in ODIs, becoming the fastest bowler in history to do so in the 50-over format.
In reply, Australia were in a much worse position as they were reduced to 44-5. However, an 85 from Alex Carey and an 89 from Cameron Green sealed the deal for Australia as the duo shared a 158-run stand. Now the two Trans Tasmanian rivals will take on each other in the second ODI in Cairns. While Australia would like to win the three-match ODI series and seal it with one game, New Zealand will be expected to return to the series with a win.
Who Will Win Today’s Match, AUS VS NZ
The 2nd ODI between Australia and New Zealand will be played on Thursday, 8 September at the Kazali Stadium in Cairns. As we know that the Australia won the first ODI match and now the Kiwis have a chance to level the series. A win for Australia would ensure them an ODI series win just ahead of the T20 World Cup. It will be very encouraging for the hosts.
Batting first, New Zealand scored 232/9. The top order scored runs in their 40s and it was majorly due to his contributions that the Kiwis went past 230. Williamson looked solid on his return, and also his opposition skipper scored just 5 runs. However, Australia won the match with two wickets and five overs to spare. Alex Carey (85) and Cameron Green (89*) took the team home after struggling at 44/5 at one point in the 12th over. There were different types of games between the two captains. While Aaron Finch’s struggle with the bat continued, Williamson scored 45 runs. Trent Boult took four wickets. Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson took two wickets each.
Australia and New Zealand Thursday, 8 September
Australia and New Zealand will take on each other in the second ODI at the Kazali Stadium in Cairns on Thursday, 8 September. Australia won the first ODI by two wickets with five overs remaining. The series is ready for the return of the Kiwi team in the second ODI just a day after the defeat.
Australia restricted the Kiwis to 232/9 in their 50 overs with Devon Conway, captain Kane Williamson and Tom Latham scoring 40. What about that the Maxwell took four wickets with the ball while Josh Hazlewood took three. Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa took a wicket each. And more thing that I would like to say is that Their chase was designed by knocks from Alex Carey (85) and Cameron Green (89) when they were reduced to 44/5 in 12 overs in their chase.