WICKET! Philippe c Southee b Sodhi 13 (17), Australia 42-2
WICKET! Wade c Sodhi b Santner 14 (10), Australia 18-1
Australia win the toss and will bat
Cricket time! Not that there is any shortage of cricket right at the moment, except in the Pakistan Super League which has been cancelled. Or ‘postponed’, which is the favourite word of cricket boards in pandemic times. There’s a Test match between England and India happening as we speak, the NSW women’s team just beat the ACT in a 50-over game, as did Victoria against Queensland. The New Zealand women’s team just got smashed by England in their T20 International match in Wellington, so now it’s up to the men’s Kiwi side to bring a bit of cheer to home crowds.
They lead the series 2-1 and could seal it with a win today, but Australia hit back with a big win in the previous match on Wednesday after being off the pace for the first two. Ashton Agar took six wickets, Riley Meredith bowled heat, after Glenn Maxwell set up a very tall target by belting 70 off 30 balls before he got out, and breaking a seat at the Cake Tin ground which is now being auctioned for funds to support a women’s shelter in Wellington.
If you want to buy it, the price is still under a grand.