As Newzealand made good comeback in last ODI of Brendan Mccllum to defend 243 .
What’s a good game without controversy? This one had it too. Mitch Marsh was going along brilliantly and then chopped one off the inside edge onto boot before popping back to the bowler. No one really seemed interested until the giant screen provided a clear picture to send a packed house into near revolt. It prompted the umpires to have a check upstairs much to Australia’s annoyance and rule him out. Should the giant screen be allowed to dictate terms? As far as I am concerned, the right decision was made. From then on, the Aussies couldn’t wage through the quicksand and folded up.
Seddon Park transformed into one big party as soon as Wade’s departure put a seal on their victory. People singing along, grooving to the beats and having a blast. But it wasn’t this way for the most part. Seeking a modest score (at best), Usman Khawaja looked in pristine touch threatening to make a mockery of McCullum’s farewell. But his flamboyance got the better of him giving the hosts a look into this middle order. Still, with the wealth of talent and depth in batting, it looked like Australia’s game. That was before Ish Sodhi turned it around with a ripping spell of leg-spin bowling and striking a couple of big blows in the form of Smith and Maxwell.