WICKET! Seifert c Finch b K. Richardson 3 (6), NZ 20-1
Australia win the toss and will bowl
Game two! New Zealand wiped the floor with Australia in the first match of this series on Monday night in Christchurch. This will be an entirely different setup: an afternoon game in Dunedin, with both teams batting in daylight. It might make a difference. Devon Conway was the central player for the home side, reaching 99 not out from the last ball of the first innings to rescue a dodgy start. Then Australia’s start was even worse, and there was no recovery from there. Tim Southee and Trent Boult swung them out.
Eyes will be especially turned to Australia’s captain Aaron Finch. He’s been in a run rut, and there’s a World Cup later this year. We’ve heard this story before, in 2019, and he came good that time. But it will still be notable if Finch finds a way to a big score, and equally notable if he falls early as he has kept doing recently.
Should be fun. Let’s shall.