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Australia vs New Zealand, highlights, 1st ODI in Sydney, Full Cricket Score: Hosts hand Kiwis 71-run defeat in opening game

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Australia vs New Zealand, highlights, 1st ODI in Sydney, Full Cricket Score: Hosts hand Kiwis 71-run defeat in opening game

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1st ODI toss update: Australia have won the toss and elected to bat against New Zealand in the first ODI of the three-match series in Sydney.

Brimming with confidence after a 5-0 ODI series victory and a 2-0 series sweep in the Tests against India, New Zealand will look to come out all guns blazing against Australia in the first ODI of the three-match series in Sydney.

Led by Aaron Finch, Australia will look to make the most of their home conditions and get back to form against New Zealand in the three-match ODI series. AP

Led by Aaron Finch, Australia will look to make the most of their home conditions and get back to form against New Zealand in the three-match ODI series. AP

Australia, on the other hand, will look to make the most of their home conditions and trump their Trans-Tasman rivals. The hosts are coming on the back of a humiliating 0-3 ODI series defeat against the Proteas and would be aiming for course correction in that regard.

Meanwhile, Cricket Australia's chief executive Kevin Roberts had informed on Thursday that the ODI series will be played behind closed doors due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Squads

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, D Arcy Short, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Updated Date: March 13, 2020 16:01:47 IST

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