Cameron Green scored 89* and Alex Carey played an able supporting role with 85 runs as Australia defeated New Zealand by two wickets in the first ODI at Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns on Tuesday. Chasing a manageable 233 runs vs New Zealand, Australia were wobbling at 44 for 5 when Carey and Green stitched a mammoth 158-run stand for the sixth wicket. Australia did lose the next three wickets in short order but Green’s knock kept them afloat. Trent Boult was the best bowler for New Zealand with figures of 4/40 in 10 overs. Earlier, Devon Conway top-scored with a knock of 46 as New Zealand posted an underwhelming total.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) September 6, 2022