Australia vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI Live Score Updates: Marnus Labuschagne Falls For 52; Steve Smith Key For Australia
Australia vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI Live Score Updates: The 118-run stand for the third wicket between Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne came to an end in the 34th over as Lockie Ferguson removed Labuschagne for 52. Earlier, Trent Boult gave New Zealand a perfect start as he removed Josh Inglis (10) in the 5th over of the innings and in the very next over, Tim Southee struck to remove Aaron Finch for 5.New Zealand won the throw and selected to field against Australia in the third and last ODI on Sunday. On Saturday, captain Aaron Finch had reported that he would be resigning from the organization after the last ODI against New Zealand so Australia would hope to send him out on a high. Australia already have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after having won the first two ODIs. Aaron Finch (c), Josh Inglis, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson(c), Tom Latham(w), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
A worldwide cricketer throwing in the towel from the 50-over design is getting very normal as Australian chief Aaron Finch has now reported his retirement from ODI Cricket. The third ODI of the series among Australia and New Zealand will be the last time that Finch ventures onto the field as an Aussie captain in the withering arrangement of the game.
Australia have already clinched an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series and will be looking for a whitewash on Sunday, September 11. Kane Williamson and his men have looked far from their best and will be eyeing a win since ICC World Super League points are up for grabs.
Bowling has been the strong suit of both sides in the series. Australia had the speed turn couple of Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa causing most of the harm while for the Kiwis, it was their pro pacer, Trent Boult, getting huge scalps
Australia Predicted Starting Line-up: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Stark, Josh Hazelwood, Adam Zampa, Ashton Agar
New Zealand Anticipated Firing Line-up: Martin Gustily, Devon Conway, Tom Latham (wk),Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Niesha, Mitchell Sautner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Leckie Ferguson
Toss report: New Zealand won the to
ss and opted to field in the third and final One-Day International against Australia in Cairns on Sunday.
The Black Caps will be playing for pride in the third and final game of their tour of Australia, having already surrendered the series following back-to-back defeats in the first two games. They were bundled out for a meagre 82 while chasing 196 to win in the second game to allow the hosts to clinch the series with a game to spare.
Moreover, the match will be a special one for the hosts given its skipper Aaron Finch’s final appearance in the ODI format. Finch, who had put himself under immense pressure with a lean run in the recent past, will be playing his 146th and final ODI for Australia.
Australia made two changes, bringing in Josh Inglis as Finch’s opening partner in David Warner’s absence and Cameron Green in place of Marcus Stoinis.The Kiwis, then again, rolled out three improvements — Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips and Lockie Ferguson instead of Matt Henry, Martin Gustily and Doug Bracewell.
A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was also on display on the giant screen at Casals’s Stadium in honor of the late British monarch, who died aged 96 on Thursday, 8 September.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Josh Ingles, Steven Smith, Manus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk.), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Stark, Adam Zama, Josh Hazelwood.
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wks.), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Niesha, Mitchell Sinter, Tim Southee, Leckie Ferguson, Trent Boult