10 Feb 2016

No one day series hangover for Australians

3:20 pm on 10 February 2016

Turning around the result of the one day series rather than any hangover from the controversy in the final match in Hamilton is the motivating factor for Australia ahead of the two series against New Zealand starting in Wellington on Friday.

Discusssion in the wake of the Black Caps 2-1 series win in Hamilton has centred on the controversial dismissal of Australian batsman Mitchell Marsh after he was caught and bowled off his foot by Matt Henry.

But aggressive Australian opener David Warner says there won't be any hangover from that incident rather the tourists are more disappointed at losing the series.

"The battle out in the field has been fantastic. We love playing against New Zealand, we love coming here and playing and vice versa. The boys love coming over to Australia....so that series (the one day series) is done and its now about moving onto the test series and that's my focus and I know that's what my team's focus is so we've moved on from that."

Australia opening batsman David Warner isn't concerned about there being any hangover of ill-feeling from the Chappell-Hadlee one day series ahead of the first test in Wellington.

Australia opening batsman David Warner isn't concerned about there being any hangover of ill-feeling from the Chappell-Hadlee one day series ahead of the first test in Wellington. Photo: Photosport

"The right decision was made at the end of the day," said Warner.

Meanwhile Black Caps fast bowler Tim Southee who missed the Chappell Hadlee one day series through injury says the home side can't afford to follow the same script as their recent Australian tour.

New Zealand lost the three match series late last year two-nil, after the poor start in the opening test in Brisbane.

They were competitive in the second and third tests in Perth and Adelaide but Southee says they need to stamp their authority early on.

"We didn't start too well in Australia but in the second half of the series in Australia we bowled a lot better ...and it showed you when we get it right we can be very dangerous, but if you're a little bit off then side's can capitalise on that," he said.

Fast bowler Tim Southee (far left) says the Black Caps need to stamp their authority on the Australians early on in the test,

Fast bowler Tim Southee (far left) says the Black Caps need to stamp their authority on the Australians early on in the test, Photo: Photosport

"But coming back to conditions that we are familiar with in which we've had a lot of success is always a nice feeling."

Of the last eight tests between the two sides in New Zealand, Australia's won all but one.

The Black Caps last victory at home against Australia was at Eden Park in 1993.

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