NZCityt – Marcus Stoinis is relishing his return to the ground which launched his international career as Australia’s Twenty20 side prepare to face New Zealand in Auckland.

Summary

  • Marcus Stoinis is relishing his return to the ground which launched his international career as Australia’s Twenty20 side prepare to face New Zealand in Auckland.
  • With a spot in next week’s tri-series final already locked up, the visitors will be out to maintain their unbeaten run when they face the Black Caps on Friday night at Eden Park.
  • Even the famously raucous Eden Park crowd showed their respect by giving Stoinis a standing ovation when he reached his ton.
  • Stoinis made his limited-overs debut during Australia’s tour of England in 2015 but it wasn’t until his Eden Park master knock that he felt he had arrived on the international scene.
  • With 221 runs at 44.20, Stoinis was Australia’s second-highest scorer behind Aaron Finch during their 4-1 ODI series defeat to England.

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