Australia was accused of “selfish” and “naive” batting against New Zealand on Thursday as the team relied on a stunning rearguard action to post a competitive total in the second ODI.
Having started the home season with two massive wins against Zimbabwe, the third ODI of that series seemingly turned the tide.
Australia has had major issues with the bat since.
In the third ODI against Zimbabwe, Australia lost 5-72 on the way to being rolled for 141.
Australia then lost 5-44 when chasing 232 in the first ODI against New Zealand and scraped home for a two-wicket win. The same top-order started the second match with the loss of 4-26, while Australia later slumped to 8-117.
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