Australia has secured a crucial breakthrough in the first ODI against New Zealand as a diving Glenn Maxwell plucked a Martin Guptill shot out of the air and sent the Kiwi on his way.
Having been sent in to bat, New Zealand is 1-28 after 9 overs with Kane Williamson (7) and Devon Conway (6) at the crease.
Guptill flicked a Mitchell Starc delivery off of his pads but found the outstretched left hand of Maxwell who made no mistakes as Guptill departed for 6 from 19 runs and left the Kiwis at 1-10.
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It wasn’t the first time Guptill was sent packing by Starc, either.
The Aussie thought he had secured an early wicket when he sent down a delivery that appeared to catch the outside edge of Guptill’s bat and made a notable sound, as…