1st ODI Australia v New Zealand: Australia win by 71 runs
Australia beat New Zealand by 71 runs, in the 1st ODI of the three match Gillette ODI Series, at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney today.
Australia 258 – 7 (50 Ovs) – (Aaron Finch 60, David Warner 67, Marnus Labuschagne 56; Ish Sodhi 3-51)
New Zealand 187 (41 Ovs) – (Martin Guptill 40, Tom Latham 38; Mitchell Marsh 3-29, Pat Cummins 3-25)
Result - Australia won by 71 runs
Australia won the toss and decided to bat against New Zealand and posted a competitive 258 – 7 in the conditions. Aaron Finch 60, David Warner 67 and Marnus Labuschagne 56 top scoring and Ish Sodhi 3-51, the top wicket taker for the Kiwis.
In reply, New Zealand were bowled out for 187 in 41 Overs, with Martin Guptill 40 and Tom Latham 38 the main run getters and Mitchell Marsh 3-29 and Pat Cummins 3-25 doing the main damage with the ball for Australia.
Fall Of Wickets: 1-28 (Henry Nicholls, 9.4 Ov) , 2-64 (Kane Williamson, 19.2 Ov) , 3-69 (Ross Taylor, 20.3 Ov) , 4-82 (Martin Guptill, 22.2 Ov) , 5-96 (James Neesham, 24.6 Ov) , 6-147 (Tom Latham, 32.3 Ov) , 7-160 (Colin De Grandhomme, 35.3 Ov) , 8-170 (Mitchell Santner, 37.5 Ov) , 9-180 (Lockie Ferguson, 39.6 Ov) , 10-187 (Trent Boult, 40.6 Ov)
The remaining scheduled matches of the Gillette ODI Series
March 15: Australia v New Zealand, SCG
March 20: Australia v New Zealand, Hobart
Australia - Aaron Finch(c), David Warner Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, D'Arcy Short, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey(wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(wk), Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Start Time: 03:30
Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to bat
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Officials: Marais Erasmus, Paul Wilson, Richard Illingworth, Sam Nogajski, Ranjan Madugalle
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