Monday, 30 January 2017

Maximum Marcus Stoinis smashes 11 sixes

The winning knock: While Stoinis stole the show, it was Neil Broom who swept all before him (sorry) as he took the long handle (last one) to the visitors, resuscitating a Black Caps innings that had flat-lined after they lost 3-6 in the space of 16 balls. The 33-year-old had averaged just 20 against Australia from nine previous innings,
with a best of 37, but he carried on his impressive form from the Bangladesh series (he posted scores of 109no and 97 in his last two starts) to help his side to what proved to be a winning total. The right-hander came to the crease in the 23rd over with the score at 3-128 and didn't depart until his side had reached 9-269 in the 49th, hitting four fours and three sixes en route to an impressive 73 from 75 balls. He found strong support in Jimmy Neesham (48 from 45) during a valuable 80-run stand for the sixth wicket.

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