Border Concerned By Black Caps Bowling Firepower

Publish Date
Thursday, 4 February 2016, 3:23PM

Some concern from an Australian great about what he believes is a potent Black Caps attack.

Trent Boult and Matt Henry led a New Zealand bowling attack that ripped through Australia for just 148 in the win at Eden Park.

Former Aussie captain Allan Border says New Zealand's bowlers were far more destructive than theirs.

"Very impressed with a couple of those youngsters at Brendon's disposal that can bowl up at the 150 mark, that's a great attribute to have up your sleeve."

Border said the tourists were noticeably behind in one aspect.

"The scary thing for me was that there was more firepower from the New Zealand side. Normally it's the Australians who have got a bit of sway there, but that wasn't on show yesterday."

Brendon McCullum says while both teams are evenly matched, Australia felt the pressure in the chase of 308.

"When you're chasing 300 on a slowish surface which was continuing to slow up as the game wore on, if you don't get it right at the start of the chase then the margin is going to be big."

Game two is on Saturday.

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