Marcus Stoinis under fire for 'shocking' moment in second ODI

Marcus Stoinis was guilty of a truly horrible review in the second ODI against New Zealand in Cairns. Pic: Fox Sports/Getty
Marcus Stoinis was guilty of a truly horrible review in the second ODI against New Zealand in Cairns. Pic: Fox Sports/Getty

Marcus Stoinis has been lambasted across the cricket world after a horror moment in Australia's one-day international (ODI) series-clinching win over New Zealand in Cairns.

The Aussies wrapped up the Chappell-Hadlee series with a 113-run win over the Black Caps at Cazalys Stadium, thanks in large part to a career-best haul of 5-35 from Adam Zampa.

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Australia captain Aaron Finch once again struggled with the bat, falling for his fifth duck of 2022 - the most by an Australian in a calendar year.

Finch's woeful run of form has seen calls for his axing growing on social media.

However, Finch wasn't the only Aussie batter grabbing the headlines for the wrong reasons, with Stoinis called out over a shocking review after being trapped LBW by Trent Boult for a six-ball duck.

The ICC's No.1 ranked bowler had Stoinis trapped plum in front of his stumps after getting the ball to swing back beautifully, before crashing into the Aussie's pads.

Umpire Rod Tucker had no hesitation in raising the finger to signal Stoinis out, but the Aussie had other ideas after a consultation with Steve Smith at the non-striker's end.

It looked like a review born more out of desperation than anything after Marnus Labuschagne had burned through another one of Australia's earlier in the innings.

So it proved, as replays showed the ball was going on to hit halfway up the middle stump.

Aussie Test great Mark Waugh described it as a "selfish" move from Stoinis, who was widely panned by fans on social media as well.

“That is a shocking review,” Waugh said on Fox Cricket.

“Stone dead. That‘s just a waste and, once again, you have to say that’s naive batting.

“Yes, it’s a good ball but it’s an ODI, you know what Trent Boult is going to bowl. That’s as plumb as it gets. That’s where Smith should say, ‘No, that’s absolutely dead. Sorry, you’re out.’

“To me it shows signs of selfishness when players are reviewing when you know you’re out. That’s just selfish.”

The failure has also seen Stoninis' place in the Aussie side come under scrutiny, with the West Australian not managing to score a 50 in his last 28 ODI innings.

Fortunately for Stoinis, the allrounder had good mate Zampa to help bail the Aussies out with the ball, after Australia had set New Zealand 196 runs for victory.

Australia looked like they could suffer a first loss to the Black Caps on home soil across three formats for the first time since 2011.

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But a combination of stellar bowling and a nightmare batting display from the tourists, dismissed for a paltry 82 off 33 overs, means Australia walk into Sunday's final match with the series locked up.

Zampa cashed in after Mitchell Starc (2-12), Stoinis (1-14) and a career-best 2-1 off five overs from Sean Abbott paved the way to victory.

Pictured second from right, Australian Adam Zampa celebrates his wicket of Trent Boult in the second ODI in Cairns.
Australian Adam Zampa (2nd-R) celebrates his wicket of New Zealand batter Trent Boult in the second ODI in Cairns. Pic: Getty

"I reaped the rewards of the guys who bowled before me," Zampa said.

"To have them three down, and for me to come on and have them under a little bit of scoreboard pressure made my job a little bit easier.

"I just reaped the rewards of some excellent consistency and discipline from the quicks."

The Kiwis looked primed to end their trans-Tasman hoodoo when Australia's top order collapsed for a second straight game.

Finch's duck was followed by the cheap dismissals of David Warner (5), Marnus Labuschagne (5) and Stoinis (0), as the Aussies tumbled to 4-26, losing four wickets in the power play in consecutive innings.

Smith's 61 and stellar tail-end cameos by Zampa (16), Starc (38 not out) and Josh Hazlewood (23no) ensured Australia reached 9-195.

New Zealand's top order then experienced the same troubles and began the chase in shaky fashion.

The Black Caps' 3-14 was their lowest score after 10 overs in the powerplay era since it was introduced in 2005.

Their next seven wickets dropped for only 68 runs with skipper Kane Williamson (17) top-scoring.

"Today I thought we were too soft in terms of our dismissals with the bat," he said.

"The new ball was quite challenging and Australia were outstanding with the lengths they managed to hit."

His side's batting display leaves their record on Australian soil at just 18 ODI wins, with their last coming in 2009.

with AAP

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