On Sunday, Aaron Finch receives guard of honour during his final 50-over match against New Zealand in Cairns.
Announcing his retirement from ODI cricket on Saturday, the Australian skipper said the final ODI in the three-match series against New Zealand would be his last appearance. A failure to perform well by the explosive batter resulted in the decision to pull the plug, which was the most ducks he registered by an Australian batter in a year.
As a mark of respect, the Kiwi team presented Finch with a guard of honour. Kane Williamson shook the Australian’s hand and patted his back as he made his way to the crease. He missed a straight delivery from Tim Southee, which rattled his stumps, in his last innings in the 50-over format.
According to the Australian team’s official Twitter account, a video shows the Kiwis forming a guard of honour for Finch. “Classy stuff from the Black Caps as Aaron Finch makes his way to the middle.”
Finch receives guard of honour
- Australian skipper Aaron Finch bid adieu to ODI cricket on Sunday
- Finch played his last game in the format against New Zealand.
- Led by skipper Kane Williamson, the Kiwi players gave Finch a guard of honour
- Finch walked off to a standing ovation following his dismissal by Tim Southee.
Watch: “Aaron Finch receives guard of honour from NZ players, walks off to a standing ovation in his final ODI.”
As Finch finishes his ODI career with 17 centuries to his name, the third most by an Aussie in the format, the crowd at the Cazaly’s Stadium stood up to applaud his contribution. Finch receives guard of honour and applaud from the spectators and received tribute from the cricket fraternity across the world.