Steve Smith hits unbeaten 91 as Australia XI beat New Zealand XI

first_img Indo-Asian News Service BrisbaneMay 10, 2019UPDATED: May 10, 2019 16:21 IST Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell shared a 104-run partnership (@cricketcomau Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith scored an unbeaten 91 as Australia XI beat New Zealand XISmith was ably supported by Glenn Maxwell, who scored 70 from 48 ballsPat Cuummins snared 4/32 from eight overs as Mitchell Starc took one wicketSteve Smith and Glenn Maxwell starred with the bat as Australia beat a depleted New Zealand XI by five wickets via the DLS method at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane on Friday.Former Australian captain Smith (91 not out off 108) and Maxwell (70 from 48) joined hands for a key partnership of 104 (91 balls) in Australia’s pursuit of 287.There was a big moment of worry for the hosts when Smith appeared to have hurt his still-recovering elbow while running a single.In the bowling department, Pat Cummins returned to the side captained by Alex Carey in the absence of a rested Aaron Finch. Cummins snared 4/32 from eight overs as Mitchell Starc (1/35) impressed for the second time in three days.The Aussies will play another three UK-based warm-up matches leading up to their June 1 World Cup opener.Steve Smith hanging around signing many an autograph at AB Field (@cricketcomau) May 10, 2019The Kiwis put up 286/9 thanks to Will Young, who scored his second straight century against the Aussies, and George Worker (59).World Cup-bound Jimmy Neesham stuck a cameo of 39 from 27 before a late collapse of 23/5 restricted the total.Another cause of concern for Australia is David Warner’s unhappy return to the opening slot with the dashing southpaw managing just 2 runs in this game before being caught behind from the bowling of Matt Henry.Usman Khawaja (23), Shaun Marsh (32) and Marcus Stoinis (15) also did not contribute much as the Aussies were tottering at 137/4 before Smith and Maxwell steadied the ship and took them over the line.advertisementAlso Read | Shakib Al Hasan wants to bat at number three for BangladeshAlso Read | Shai Hope has been our most consistent player: West Indies skipper Jason HolderFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Steve SmithFollow Australia XI vs New Zealand XIFollow Glenn MaxwellFollow Pat Cummins Steve Smith hits unbeaten 91 as Australia XI beat New Zealand XISteve Smith was batting on 91 not out when the light was deemed to be insufficient as Australia XI won the match against New Zealand XI by 5 wickets via the DLS method.advertisementlast_img

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