Australia vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI: Comedy Of Errors Costs Australia Easy Run Out vs New Zealand. Watch

Watch: Comedy Of Errors Cost Australia Easy Run Out vs New Zealand

Despite the fumble, Kane Williamson would have been caught outside the fold.© Twitter

Australia defeated New Zealand in the 2nd ODI on Thursday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-game series. Knocked out New Zealand for a paltry total of 82 to score a 113 run win, they missed a golden runout opportunity early in the innings from the visitors. Mitchell Starc defended 196 and gave Australia the perfect start with the ball when he had Martin Guptill left in the first. The next delivery could have resulted in another layoff, but Australia has clouded their rules.

Kane Williamson tapped the ball for cover and ran for a single, but due to a misunderstanding with Devon Conway, he stranded in no man’s land and tried to run back.

It would have been an easy dismissal, but Sean Abbott, who ran to the right from the point, was unable to pick up the ball on the first try. Despite the fumble, Williamson would have been caught outside the crease when Abbott picked up the ball on the second attempt and threw it to wicketkeeper Alex Carey, but the gloveman collected the ball in front of the stumps and immediately tried to throw it behind him. him by the stumps and missed, allowing the New Zealand skipper to return safely.

Watch: Australia hilariously misses a run-up opportunity

New Zealand had started brilliantly with the ball and they were running through Australia’s batting order, but Steve Smith’s 61 and good rear-guard resistance from Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood took the hosts to 195/9 in 50 overs.


New Zealand lost to Guptill early and despite efforts to consolidate and build partnerships, the wickets kept falling and Australia ended up knocking them out for 82 in 33 overs.

Adam Zampa gave the best marks of his career of 5/35, while Starc and Abbott took two wickets each. Marcus Stoinis also claimed one wicket as Australia ended the series with one game to go.

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