Aaron Finch ran one last time in ODIs on Sunday© AFP
Before the first pitch of the third and final ODI between Australia and New Zealand was bowled on Sunday, the Kane Williamson-led Kiwis decided to give Australian skipper Aaron Finch a “guard of honor” when the right-handed batter walked to fill in. to beat. his last ODI for the last time. Finch announced on Saturday that he would retire from the 50-over format after the game against New Zealand.
Seeing the New Zealand gesture, Finch walked over to Williamson to shake his hand. The video of the incident was shared by the official Twitter handle of cricket.com.au.
“Stylish stuff from the Black Caps as Aaron Finch makes his way to the center,” cricket.com.au wrote on Twitter.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) September 11, 2022
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bowl in the third and final one-day international against Australia on Sunday, which will be the last for retiring Australian skipper Aaron Finch.
The home side have already claimed the Chappell-Hadlee series after winning the opener on Tuesday by two wickets before a 113-run thrashing of the Black Caps two days later. New Zealand made three substitutions with Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips and Lockie Ferguson ahead of Matt Henry, Martin Guptill and Michael Bracewell.
The game will be the 146th and final ODI for Finch, who announced his retirement from the 50-over format on Saturday after a horror run with the bat. With the series wrapped up, Australia opener David Warner rested with Josh Inglis replacing him. All-rounder Marcus Stoinis has a side stock, with Cameron Green returning to take his place.
With AFP inputs
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