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.