That Australia ended up thrashing New Zealand 3-0 in the latest version of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy was not really a surprise considering they got the better of the Kiwis with ease in the first two matches
Having eased their way to victory in the first ODI at Sydney, Australia came up with an even more comprehensive effort to clinch the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy at Canberra. The Aussies had clearly gained some confidence from their triumph on Sunday
Australia did not go into the first ODI of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy against New Zealand in a great frame of mind. They had lost the Test series 2-1 to South Africa at home. Before that, the same side had thrashed them 5-0 in one-dayers.
After facing contrasting fortunes in Tests against different opponents, Australia and New Zealand will face each other in yet another edition of the Chappell-Hadlee trophy, with the first ODI beginning in Sydney on Sunday