Stanlake’s scorching spell leads Australia to big win over New Zealand
MACQUARIE’S SUMMER OF CRICKET LINE-UP TONIGHT: Ian Chappell, Glenn McGrath, and David Morrow.
Australia has won a rain-affected match by seven wickets.
The home side was set 95 off 90 balls after quality fast bowling from Billy Stanlake and AJ Tye kept New Zealand to just 9-117.
Stanlake (3-15) removed both Kiwi openers with his first two deliveries, and Tye (4-23) swept up the tail, after Dave Warner won the toss and sent the visitors in.
The rain arrived during the innings break, with the Duckworth/Lewis system leaving Australia 95 to chase off 15 overs.
Chris Lynn (44) and Glenn Maxwell (40*) led Australia home without too much fuss.
Chappelli: “It was Billy Stanlake who got Australia going with those early wickets – and put a lot of doubt in New Zealand’s batsmen’s minds.” #AusvNZ
— Macquarie Cricket (@MRNCricket) February 3, 2018
Cousins across the ditch become enemies on Saturday night as the T20 tri-series kicks off.
New Zealand has never beaten Australia over 20 overs*, and the Aussies will be keen to keep that record going.
Kick back and enjoy the action with the best call team in cricket!
*The Kiwis have beaten Australia in a super-over after a tied T20.
AUS: David Warner (c), D’Arcy Short (debut), Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk – debut), Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, and Billy Stanlake.
NZ: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Blundell (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, and Trent Boult.