How bloody good is cricket.
Australia has defeated New Zealand in the first One Day International (ODI) game by 68 runs!
Attending the SCG to witness Steve’s record-breaking knock, 164 runs, alongside his magnificent left- handed catch was one of the best days I can record to date. It was the perfect weather for a perfect game of cricket.
New Zealand were always a threat until Smithy joined the party scoring a record breaking 164 runs which is the highest ODI scored at the SCG and by an Australian skipper. Smithy definitely lead from the front after the Aussie’s were in trouble early losing four wickets for 92 runs.
This is a great sporting moment that I’ll pass on to my children and grandchildren, I will also brag about how I was at the ground to witness, this incredible knock from an incredible player! It was also awesome to see the crowd get behind Smithy giving him a standing ovation once he hit a century, 150 runs and once his wicket fell. I was a very proud Aussie.
Josh Hazlewood was also the man to watch with the ball after he bowled an incredible 3/49 !! The bowlers were definitely fired up and restricted New Zealand to 256 runs in total (resulting them in being 68 runs short of victory).
Credit to New Zealand’s captain Martin Guptill who was determined to make the run chase close by scoring 114 runs and fast bowler Trent Boult who bowled 2/50 keeping New Zealand in the game first innings.
Brilliant game. Brilliant Result. One that Aussie fans and players won’t forget for awhile.
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