The Australian team, which entered the ring with a target of 201 runs, was bowled out for 111 runs in just 17.1 overs. With this, the New Zealand team won by 89 runs.
Australia got a big shock in the Super-12 first match of the T20 World Cup. In the first match itself, New Zealand was badly defeated. The Australian team, which entered the ring with a target of 201 runs, was bowled out for 111 runs in just 17.1 overs. With this, the New Zealand team won by 89 runs. New Zealand proved that the Aussies’ decision to bowl after winning the toss was wrong. In this Group-1 match, the Kiwis team, who lost the toss and batted first, scored 200 runs for the loss of three wickets in 20 overs. Opener Devon Conway was the most impressive with an innings of 92 runs. Finn Allen played a stormy innings with 42 off 16 balls. Captain Kane Williamson scored 23, Glenn Phillips scored 12 and James Neesham scored 26 runs on behalf of New Zealand. Josh Hazlewood took two wickets and Adam Zampa took one wicket for Australia.
Finn Allen, Conway storm innings..
New Zealand started well. Opener Finn Allen added 56 runs off 25 balls for Conway’s first wicket. Allen hit 5 fours and three sixes in his innings. After his dismissal, the speed of the Kiwis innings decreased a bit.
Playing XI of both teams..
New Zealand: Devon Conway(w), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Australia : Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood