Trent Boult bags six as New Zealand regain Chappell-Hadlee Trophy at Hamilton

Trent Boult produced best bowling of his one day career to help New Zealand defeat Australia at Hamilton to clinch the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy 2017.The left arm seamer bagged six wickets as Australia fell 25 runs short of the score posted by New Zealand.

Australian Captain Aaron Finch and Travis Head notched up fifties followed by Stoinis who scored 42 runs down the order. The rest of the batting failed to contribute as the result of this game could have been a little different. The hosts never had it easy as they won the first game by a whisker followed by abandoned game in the second one day at Napier. Mitchell Santner also two wickets while Kiwi Skipper Kane Williamson also bagged a wicket in the game.

Australia were going nicely in the chase as Aaron Finch and Travis Head look set at the crease to take the side over the line but the game turned in a space of two overs. Trent Boult came into the attack and took wickets of Head and Faulkner to see New Zealand gain ascendancy in the game. But defiance was shown by Stoinis and lower order players like Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc to push the score over 200 runs. Santner took out the danger man Stoinis in the 39th over with Australia placed at 198 runs for loss of 7 wickets.

Cummins and Starc added 51 runs to see Australia with an outside chance of pulling off a win but Boult had other ideas as cleaned up the tail to end up with figures of 6 for 33 from his ten overs.

Earlier in the day, New Zealand batted first and put on a competitive score of 281 runs on the board after Ross Taylor led the way with the bat to notch up his 16th ton in one day career followed by good knocks by Dean Brownlie, Kane Williamson and Mitchell Santner.Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins bowled well for Australia in the game while Starc was expensive on the night.

 

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