Post the 5-0 series defeat against South Africa last October, Australians did no wrong as they locked horns with Kiwis in the first ODI of the Chappell-Hadlee series. Australia took a 1-0 lead in the series defeating the visitors comprehensively by 68-runs.
Smith winning the toss, helped himself to the highest ODI score ever made at the SCG, then took a truly remarkable catch off Mitch Marsh’s bowling, dismissing BJ Watling for 6. Guptill scored a blazing 114 off 102 that helped his team fight back into the match. He was eventually out to Adam Zampa and from there the Black Caps innings fell apart.
Smith was adjudged Player Of The Match for his all round performance. As Australia are back to winning ways, we take look at the top tweets :