Sport Cricket Warner smashes Kiwis, almost joins exclusive club

Warner smashes Kiwis, almost joins exclusive club

Warner form
Warner was run out on the last ball of the innings. Photo: Getty
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Batsman David Warner has continued his incredible run of form for Australia, but he just missed out on being a member of an exclusive club when run out on the final ball of the innings in last night’s one-day international against New Zealand.

Warner contributed a stunning 156 to Australia’s 8/264.

If he’d survived, Warner would have been just the second Australian — along with Damien Martyn against New Zealand in 2000 — to carry their bat in a one-day international.

Maxwell 12th man
Maxwell was hoping for a recall, but was named 12th man. Photo: AAP

The Aussies, who won the toss and elected to bat, claimed a 3-0 series sweep in the third one-dayer at the MCG.

The hosts had posted 324 and 378 in the first two games but set the Black Caps a relatively modest 265 to win in Friday’s game.

But it proved too much for them in the vast expanse of the MCG as they collapsed to be all out for just 147.

The victory was set up by Warner, coming off 119 at Manuka Oval, who added his second successive century — and fourth in his past six ODI digs.

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell failed to win a berth in Australia’s side for the dead-rubber, with captain Steve Smith taking an unchanged line-up into the final match of the series.

Maxwell received a team fine last week after he made comments about batting below Matthew Wade in the Victorian Sheffield Shield team.

On Thursday, Australian coach Darren Lehmann praised Maxwell for how he had handled the fallout from the controversy.

Lehmann added Maxwell was a chance to come into the side, but he was 12th man instead.



Australia v New Zealand

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Start time:
Nigel Llong / Michael Martell
Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

Australia win by 117 runs

Australia First Innings
264 for 8 (50.0 overs)
New Zealand First Innings
147 all out (36.1 overs)
Australia First InningsRunsMinsBalls4s6sSR
Extras (2nb 11w 5lb 0b)Total 264 for 8 (50.0 overs)
David Warnerrun out (Trent Boult)156211128134121.88
Aaron Finchc Henry Nicholls b Trent Boult3980037.5
Steven Smith *c Henry Nicholls b Trent Boult0107000
George Baileyc Mitchell Santner b Colin de Grandhomme2359511045.1
Mitchell Marshb Colin de Grandhomme032000
Travis Headb Mitchell Santner3779702052.86
Matthew Wadec Colin de Grandhomme b Mitchell Santner1427230060.87
James Faulknerc Martin Guptill b Trent Boult13211310100
Mitchell Starcnot out02000
Pat Cummins
Josh Hazlewood
Tim Southee1024504.5003
Trent Boult1014934.9002
Lockie Ferguson805006.2523
Mitchell Santner904324.7801
Colin de Grandhomme1005025.0002
Kane Williamson10303.0000
Colin Munro201909.5000
Fall of wicketsOvers
6Aaron Finch1.5
11Steven Smith3.6
73George Bailey18.3
73Mitchell Marsh18.5
178Travis Head39.1
226Matthew Wade45.2
262James Faulkner49.3
264David Warner49.6
New Zealand First InningsRunsMinsBalls4s6sSR
Extras (0nb 4w 2lb 0b)Total 147 all out (36.1 overs)
Martin Guptillc George Bailey b Travis Head3467403085
Tom Lathamc James Faulkner b Pat Cummins2840363077.78
Kane Williamson *lbw James Faulkner13201220108.33
Henry Nichollsb Mitchell Starc315110027.27
Colin Munrob Mitchell Starc2049381052.63
BJ Watlinglbw Travis Head817131061.54
Colin de Grandhommec Travis Head b Josh Hazlewood11121001110
Mitchell Santnerlbw Mitchell Starc1525213071.43
Tim Southeec David Warner b James Faulkner423140028.57
Lockie Fergusonnot out424150026.67
Trent Boultc Steven Smith b Pat Cummins11370014.29
Mitchell Starc1033433.4002
Josh Hazlewood712213.1401
Pat Cummins5.102625.0301
James Faulkner702623.7100
Travis Head703725.2900
Fall of wicketsOvers
44Tom Latham8.6
74Kane Williamson13.6
79Martin Guptill15.1
83Henry Nicholls16.6
98BJ Watling21.5
113Colin de Grandhomme24.4
126Colin Munro28.2
139Mitchell Santner30.6
143Tim Southee33.4
147Trent Boult36.1

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