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Henry expects Australia to bounce back

After starring in the first ODI of the Chappell-Hadlee series, Kiwi quick says he expects strong response from Australia

Paceman Matt Henry is certain there will be a big response from Australia when the battle for the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy moves to Wellington.

New Zealand have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match one-day series courtesy of a massive 159-run win in Auckland, with game two on Saturday.

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Despite the size of the victory at Eden Park, Henry doesn't see New Zealand as having struck a psychological blow in their defence of the silverware.

"They are a world-class side," he said of Australia.

"They're the world No.1. They'll be up for it and really go for the next one."

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Henry said the change of venue would also provide a new equation.

"Wellington is going to be a different pitch, a different surface, a different ground," he said.

"The tactics will change a little bit and we'll look into that in the coming days."

Henry (3-41) played a key role in the Black Caps’ convincing victory over Australia, as he and fellow opening bowler Trent Boult (3-38) picked up the first six wickets of the innings to reduce the tourists to 6-41.

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It continues a strong summer for the 24-year-old Henry, who has taken 18 wickets in the six ODIs he has bowled in.

The Kiwi quick expects the fervent crowd support, which was on full-display from the 25,885 fans at Eden Park, to continue throughout the series.

Each Black Caps boundary was greeted with a huge roar; an Australian one followed by almost silence.

Henry said the home support had been prominent at all grounds throughout the summer and it was no different on Wednesday.

"It's a great atmosphere that they build and it was that again here," he said.

"It was amazing to be out there and the crowd roaring."