After a thrilling late victory over New Zealand in the first match of the ODI series, Australia is in trouble while looking to double down in Thursday’s second trans-Tasman clash in Cairns.
Having lost the toss, Australia is in freefall early, making 4-37 from 10.5 overs.
Under siege opener Aaron Finch was the first back in the sheds for a second-ball duck after a loose drive on the up to Matt Henry was caught at cover.
Finch is in strife in ODI cricket with the T20 World Cup around ths corner, with his past seven scores being: 0, 5, 5, 1, 15, 0 and 0.
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Before play, former selector and Australia great Mark Waugh said on Fox Cricket that time is running out for Finch.
“It’s now or never. I think he’s got these two games….