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Steven Smith, Australia's captain, praised Travis Head for taking his opportunity at No. 6 in Australia's 68-run victory over New Zealand in the first match of the Chappell-Hadlee series
Two memorable centuries, including the highest individual score at the ground, plenty of boundaries and a decent atmosphere at the SCG's first international of the home summer
Stats highlights from the first ODI of the Chappell-Hadlee series in Sydney.
Plays of the day from the first ODI between Australia and New Zealand in Sydney.
Steven Smith's highest ODI score helped Australia secure a 68-run win over New Zealand at the SCG
No. of wkts for Adam Zampa in ODIs this year - the most by any bowler. He went past Hastings and Rashid who had 29. Santner was Zampa's 30th scalp.
No. of NZ openers to score an ODI century against Aus, including Guptill. Other two: Bruce Edgar 102*, MCG, 1981 and Nathan Astle 104, Napier, 2000.
Smith's score in this match - the joint-highest by an Australia captain. Ponting had also made 164 against SA at Wanderers in 2006.
Previous highest score for Steven Smith in ODIs which had come against India at WACA in January this year. Smith has gone past that score in this inns.
No. of Aus captains to score 1000+ ODI runs in a year. Smith is the second to do so after Ponting who did it 4 times (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009).
No. of batsmen to score 1000+ runs in ODIs this year. Steven Smith is the second to get there, in this match, after David Warner.
Last time an Aus opener got a duck in ODIs at SCG, before Finch in this match - Gilchrist v Eng. Overall Finch's is the 9th duck by an Aus opener at SCG.
Aus's win-loss record against NZ in ODIs at SCG in last 30 years. However, Aus are coming with a 5-0 whitewash against SA in their last series.