Marcus Stoinis put up a phenomenal show in the first Australia vs New Zealand ODI of the Chappell-Hadlee series. His 146 runs knock however went in vain as the Kangaroos still fell 6 runs short of the total posted by New Zealand. Stoinis couldn’t help it as he kept losing his partners one after the other.
There was a 50 runs partnership with Josh Hazelwood however, in which Stoinis scored all the runs and the former didn’t get a single strike. Unfortunately for Australia, Hazlewood was run-out while trying to take a single to ensure he doesn’t have to face a delivery.
Stoinis is also now the first Australian to score a century and take 3 wickets in a single ODI. His 146 runs knock is the second highest by any batsman coming in at no. 7 or even lower and the highest while chasing.
Here is the list of highest scores at no. 7 or lower-
|Luke Ronchi||170*||New Zealand||Sri Lanka||2015|
|Marcus Stoinis||146*||Australia||New Zealand||2017|
|MS Dhoni||139*||Asia XI||Africa XI||2007|
|Shaun Pollock||130||Africa XI||Asia Xi||2007|
|Jos Buttler||121||England||Sri Lanka||2014|
New Zealand put up a good 286 runs total in the first innings, thanks to worthy half centuries from Martin Guptill and Neil Broom, and a 48 from James Neesham. During Australia’s batting, they left the team in despair after dismissing 6 players for 67. After Stoinis came in, no one knew how events would turn out as he remained steady throughout even when the others kept going back one by one. Even after trying his best, Australia couldn’t reach the target. He was named Man of the Match later in the post match ceremony.