Williamson was clean bold by Boland on 18 only. He only faced 38 balls. Elliot was another successful batsman who made 50 on 100 balls towards the middle of the innings. Anderson gave him good support for 27 runs. NewZealand was able to make 237 with all the above super solid innings when Elliot got out. Milne and Sodhi failed in the tail as they tired to play Hastings and Boland with wrong shots.
Hazelwood, Hastings and Boland each took 2 wickets. Marsh was the bowling hero of Australia with 3 wickets. Zampa took one wicket.
The run chase was always going to be thrilling as the yellow caps started well with Usman Khwaja. Today Usman proved his skills with the bat with the strike rate of 122.22. Warner made small contribution of 16 with him before he was caught by Elliot on the Henry’s bowling. Now it was up to Bailey and Smith to make a huge partnership that take Australia to victory. Unfortunately hitting 3 boundaries, Bailey looked impressive but got out clean bold by Henry.
The match was slightly becoming tougher for Australia. Maxwell could not make a good contribution and got out for duck today. Wade made 17 runs with one boundary. He joined the fight with MR Marsh. They gave Australia the new hope of winning this one. The game was going towards the 40th over,Australia had to fight in order to win. Marsh tried to accelerate the scoring rate but goti caught and bowled out on the bowling of Henry.
Henry was batting very fast. He was looking impressive with Wade until he got out at 41. He played 58 balls. After that, it was over for Australian team in the Chappel Headlee trophy. The complete lights out happened for Australia as Zampa and Hazelwood got out with no score or low score. In the 44th over, Boland was finally run out when the score was 191. New Zealand won the match. The run rate of Australia was never enough 4.37.
Henry was the best bowler for Kiwis. He ended up dismissing three top batsmen of Australia. He was also the highest run giver but he did the job for his team. A huge number of sixes were hit against him i.e 6 sixes. But Henry is a fighter Aussies are proud of. Anderson took 2 wickets and Milne took 1 wicket. Australia could not capitalize on their decision of fielding They failed to win the run chase in the end, beaten comprehensively by a large margin. Congratulations to Kiwis.