Steven Smith scored a marvelous 164 to help Australia post 324 for eight following which the bowlers came up with a collective effort to restrict New Zealand to 256 despite a century from Martin Guptill to win the first One-Day International in Sydney by 68 runs.
Australian captain Steven Smith had high praises for New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and believes keeping him quiet with the bat will be crucial for his team to reclaim the Chappell-Hadlee trophy back.
Australian skipper Steven Smith expressed his disappointment over the comments made by all-rounder Glenn Maxwell on team-mate Matthew Wade ahead of the One-Day International series against New Zealand.
Australian head coach Darren Lehmann is confident of resolving the misunderstanding between wicket-keeper Matthew Wade and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell ahead of the three-match One-Day International series against New Zealand.
Ellyse Perry scored an important 56 and also picked three wickets as Australia Women completed a 4-0 series win by virtue of their 46-run victory in the fifth One-Day International against South Africa Women in Coffs Harbour.
After the Australian seamers bowled out South Africa for 250 in their second innings, the batsmen chased down the target of 127 runs with seven wickets in hand to register a consolation win for the home side.
Faf du Plessis scored a fabulous unbeaten century as South Africa recovered from 161 for seven to 259 for nine before they declared their innings to have a crack at Australia on day one of the third Test in Adelaide.