AUS vs NZ 2nd ODI: Tom Latham warns New Zealand must learn fast to avenge Australia loss

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AUS vs NZ 2nd ODI: Tom Latham warns New Zealand must learn fast to avenge Australia loss
AUS vs NZ 2nd ODI: Tom Latham warns New Zealand must learn fast to avenge Australia loss

AUS vs NZ 2nd ODI: Tom Latham warns New Zealand must learn fast to avenge Australia loss

AUS vs NZ 2nd ODI: Tom Latham says that the New Zealand must draw lessons from their opening loss to the hosts Australia if they hope to avoid it in Thursday’s crucial second one-day international.

In the opening game of the Chappell-Hadlee series on Tuesday, Australia defeated England by two wickets thanks in large part to Cameron Green’s 89-run innings, a career high.

Losing puts pressure on New Zealand to tie the series before Sunday’s third and final one-day match. The three games are all being held in Cairns.

“The games come thick and fast now, so it’s important we learn from last night, switch on and take that into (Thursday’s) game,” the wicketkeeper Latham told reporters on Wednesday.

New Zealand scored a meagre 232-9 after given the chance to bat. With Devon Conway hitting 46, captain Kane Williamson hitting 45, and Latham hitting 43.

AUS vs NZ 2nd ODI: Tom Latham warns New Zealand must learn fast to avenge Australia loss
AUS vs NZ 2nd ODI: Tom Latham warns New Zealand must learn fast to avenge Australia loss

Australia had fallen to 44-5 when Green and Alex Carey held up the middle order. And helped the hosts win by putting together a 158-run partnership.

Before Green got going, New Zealand’s bowlers had already run through the top half of Australia’s batting order in just 12 overs.

Latham asserts that because they have absolved the hosts, the Black Caps must take a chance.

“It was obviously disappointing in terms of the position we were in,” he said.

“The way we were able to bowl and put them under pressure was outstanding.

“Hopefully, if we are in that situation again, we can create a few more chances. And get a few more wickets through the middle.”

To test Australia’s batters early on the Cairns wicket, which Latham noted became easier as the first match progressed, the Black Caps should win the toss on Thursday, in Latham’s opinion.