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Australia Reach 150 Against New Zealand In Sydney

Australia 150-7 (Hussey 41, O'Brien 2-34) v
New Zealand

Twenty20 International, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
By Graham Wilson

Australia hit 150 for 7 in the Twenty20 International against New Zealand in Sydney, reaching their score on the back of 41 from David Hussey and 26 from Adam Voges as New Zealand bowled well after losing the toss.

David Warner returned to the Australian side and hit four fours in his quickfire innings of 23 before he was caught by Daniel Vettori off of Iain O'Brien as he and Brad Haddin (15) put on 34 in 22 balls for the first wicket.

Callum Ferguson (8) was bowled by Ian Butler and New Zealand got back into the match but a partnership of 52 between Hussey and Voges put Australia back on track. It took until the 15th over of the innings for a six to be hit, that coming from Hussey as he made his 41 from 39 balls while Voges hit 26 from 24 with two boundaries.

Cameron White hit the second six of the innings on his way to 16 while Moises Henriques marked his Twenty20 International debut by being run out for one.

James Hopes was unbeaten on 16 and Peter Siddle on one with O'Brien (2-34) the most successful wicket-taking bowler but Vettori (1-23) the most economical.

New Zealand brought in James Franklin, Butler and Nathan McCullum while Peter Fulton gets a game as Ross Taylor's hamstring injury prevented him from playing.

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