Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI Live Score Updates: Mitchell Starc Removes Martin Guptill Early In New Zealand's Chase Of 196
AUS vs NZ 2nd ODI Live: Steve Smith scored a half-century but New Zealand bowlers kept chipping away at Australia.
Chasing 196, New Zealand lost Martin Guptill early as Mitchell Starc had him flashing at a wide delivery in the first over.
Australia could have had a second wicket immediately after as a mix-up left New Zealand wide open for a run out, but the Australian fielders made a mess of the chance.
Kane Williamson and Devon Conway have been watchful since then, trying to play out the new ball.
Steve Smith's 61 and a commendable rearguard effort by Mitchell Starc (38*),
Adam Zampa (16) and Josh Hazlewood (23*) helped Australia score 195/9 in their 50 overs in the 2nd ODI against New Zealand.
When Smith fell, the score was 117/8, but the tailenders frustrated the visiting bowlers to take Australia close to the 200-run mark.
Smith and Maxwell had put on a 49-run partnership after Australia were 54/5 at one stage.