New Zealand ran over Australia by 159 Run in 1st ODI
AUCKLAND: New Zealand outclass Australia in the opening one-day international in Auckland on beating them by 159 runs on Wednesday.
It was New Zealand's second-biggest ODI win over Australia in terms of runs; the only larger victory was the 206-run margin secured at Adelaide Oval in 1986, when Richard Hadlee and Ewen Chatfield ran through the Australian top order. This time it was Trent Boult and Matt Henry who reduced Australia to 41 for 6. From there, Australia's all-time ODI low total of 70 was in danger, until James Faulkner and Matthew Wade nudged them into triple figures.
After being sent in to bat first, New Zealand were 307-8 after their 50 overs with Martin Guptill making 90 and Henry Nicholls 61.
Australia in reply were all out for 148 in the 25th over. Matthew Wade top-scored for the tourists with 37 while for New Zealand’s Trent Boult took three for 38 and Matt Henry three for 41.
The second game in the three-match series takes place in Wellington on Saturday.
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