Australia bowl out NZ for 82 runs in the 2nd ODI to take ODI series

Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, and Adam Zampa starred for the home team as they helped Australia convincingly defeat New Zealand in the 2nd ODI of the 3-match series. Australia defended 195 as New Zealand were bowled out for just 82 runs during the run-chase.

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Toss Update: New Zealand won the toss and opted to field first.

After being sent into bat first, Australia scored 195 on the board losing 9 wickets in 50 overs. Steven Smith top scored for the home team with 61 runs in this low-scoring affair. Trent Boult was the star of Kiwis attack with a 4-wicket haul.

New Zealand, chasing 196 runs to win, managed to score just 82 runs losing all their 10 wickets in 33 overs. Kane Williamson was their top scorer with 17 runs as NZ registered their lowest ODI total in Australia!

Match result: Australia defeated New Zealand by a margin of 113 runs.

Mitchell Starc has been adjudged as the Player of the Match for his crucial contribution of 38* not out off 45 balls with the bat and 2-12 with the ball. With this 113-run victory, Australia are currently enjoying an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the 3-match series. The third and final ODI of the series will be played at the same venue (Cairns) on Sunday (Sep 11).

Brief Scores: Australia: 195-9 in 50 overs (Steven Smith - 61, Trent Boult - 4-38) defeated New Zealand: 82-10 in 33 overs (Kane Williamson - 17, Adam Zampa - 5-35) by a margin of 113 runs

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