Aaron Finch could not finish the ODI with the bat. Returned with only 5 runs. However, the captain’s farewell one-dayer has been painted correctly by the teammates.
Smith-Starc gave Finch a farewell gift by thrashing New Zealand by winning the third ODI of the series by 25 runs. Chasing the target of 268 runs given by Australia, New Zealand were bowled out for 242 runs.
New Zealand did not get off to a bad start. However, the opening pair broke with the dismissal of Devon Conway (21) for the team’s 49 runs. Another opener, Finn Allan, did not last long either.
35 runs Allan Feren is caught by Jos Hazlewood off Cameron Greene. After losing Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell and Kane Williamson at regular intervals, the Kiwis lost 5 wickets for 122 runs.
Glenn Phillips took the lead with James Neesham. When Neesham returned with 36 runs, the team’s runs were 173. Phillips tried to take the team forward with Santner.
Abbott sent back Phillips (47) with a brilliant catch from Mitchell Starc. After that, all that was left was the formality of New Zealand’s loss. The guests stopped at 242 runs. Starc took 3 wickets for Australia.
New Zealand won the toss and sent Australia to bat first in Cairns. Like the previous two matches of the series, Australia’s two openers failed today. Joss Inglis couldn’t score more than 10 runs when he replaced David Warner.
Inglis was caught behind the wicket by Tom Latham while driving Trent Boult’s ball. Captain Aaron Finch could not get out of the circle of failure even in his last ODI.
The Australian captain returned with 5 runs bowled by Tim Southee. Steven Smith rescued the team who lost 2 wickets for 16 runs. Smith formed a great partnership with Marnus Labuchen to lead Australia.
The hosts got the basis for a big score in the pair of 118 runs from 169 balls. Labuschenne (52) returned for the team’s 134, but Smith remained steadfast.
However, Alex Carey and Cameron Greene led the team to victory from undefeated. Carey remains unbeaten with 42 runs off 43 balls. Green played an innings of 24 runs off 12 balls.