October 3, 2022
Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI Live Score Updates: Steve Smith Falls After Fifty, Australia 8 Down vs New Zealand

AUS vs NZ Live: Steve Smith scored a half-century in the second ODI© AFP

Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI Live Updates: Steve Smith fell for 61 as Australia fell by eight wickets in the second ODI against New Zealand. Smith and Maxwell shared a 49-run partnership after Australia’s one time 54/5. But the latter pushed an effort off Trent Boult and Martin Guptill took a fine diving catch. Sean Abbott and Smith then fell in quick succession as New Zealand looked to wrap up the innings. While Australia captain Aaron Finch fell for a duck in the second over, David Warner was dismissed for 5 soon after. Matt Henry took the wickets of both the openers. Boult then took the responsibility of taking the wicket as he trapped both Marnus Labuschagne and Marcus Stoinis lbw to leave the hosts 26/4. Mitchell Santner then stumped Alex Carey to leave Australia five runs down the line with Smith being stabilized by the wicketkeeper. Henry then took his third wicket as he caught Abbott at cover before Tim Southee did the packing to Smith. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bowl to level the series. Australia replaced one of their heroes from the previous match, Cameron Green, with pacer Sean Abbott, managing the all-rounder’s workload. He suffered convulsions during his scintillating innings in the first ODI. Tim Southee has replaced Lockie Ferguson for New Zealand. New Zealand have won their last five ODI series, including a recent 2-1 win over West Indies, and will need to win today to keep that momentum alive. Australia won the first ODI, which was a low-scoring thriller. (live scorecard)

Here are the live updates of the 2nd ODI between Australia and New Zealand, straight from Kazali Stadium, Cairns

playing XI

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

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