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Australia vs New Zealand 2nd ODI, 2016

Australia won by 116 against New Zealand Canberra on Tuesday. David Warner who scored 119 runs in 115 balls only to help reach 378 for loss of just 5 wickets. Kiwis only managed to make 262 runs. Neesham made 125 runs partnership with Captain Kane Willimson. There is only two times that Australia scored a total higher than this one. Captain Steve Smith also did what was expected from him and scored 72 runs out of 76 balls followed by Travis Head who made 57 from 32. Mitchell Marsh played an exploding inning of 76 runs not out in just 40 balls.

New Zealand really needed to win this match in order to retain any hopes to win the series but now it’s too late. Warner accomplished his 10th ODI hundred with this one. As we can see, he is in a spectacular form because it was his third hundred in the last five matches that he played. He also said that the wicket was fantastic adding that once you could keep the wickets in hand you could even make 100 runs in last 10 overs.

Australia 5 for 378 (Warner 119, Marsh 76, Smith 72, Head 57) beat New Zealand 262 (Williamson 81, Neesham 74, Cummins 4-41) by 116 runs

 

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