AUS vs NZ Highlights: New Zealand kicked off its T20 World Cup 2022 campaign in style as they steamrolled Australia by 89 runs in the opening fixture of Super-12 on Saturday, October 23 at Sydney Cricket Ground.
During the pursuit of a mammoth target of 201 runs, Australia never looked in a run-chase as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals to finally crumble at
Glenn Maxwell was their top run-scorer with 28 runs off just 20 balls while the likes of Aaron Finch (13 off 11), Mitchell Marsh (16 off 12), Pat Cummins (21 off 18), and Tim David (11 off 8) also scored in double digits but none of them could stand firm in the crease to complete the chase.
For the Black Caps, Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner starred with the ball, having picked three-wicket hauls each while Trent Boult got two wickets to his name. Lockie Ferguson and Ish Sodhi also picked one wicket apiece.
Devon Conway’s Majestic Knock Helps NZ Post 200/3
Earlier Devon Conway mustered an unbeaten 92 off just 58 balls as New Zealand posted 200 for the loss of three wickets in the stipulated 20 Overs after Aaron Finch asked the Kane Williamson-led side to take a strike first.
The young opener Finn Allen laid the platform for the Black Caps as he played a quickfire knock of 42 runs off just 16 balls, studded with five boundaries and three monstrous sixes.
Skipper Williamson played a second fiddle to Allen and Conway, scoring run-a-ball 23 while the likes of Glenn Phillips and James Neesham smashed 12 and an unbeaten 26 respectively.
For Australia, Josh Hazelwood was the pick of the bowlers, having scalped two wickets while Adam Zampa claimed one. Pat Cummins was the most expensive bowler for the hosts as he gave away runs at an economy of 11.50.
AUS vs NZ, T20 World Cup 2022 – Match 13: Brief Score
|New Zealand||200/3 (20 Overs)|
|Devon Conway||92* (58)||Josh Hazlewood||2/41 (4)|
|Finn Allen||42 (16)||Adam Zampa||1/39 (4)|
|James Neesham||26* (13)||Mitchell Starc||0/36 (4)|
|Australia||111 (17.1 Overs)|
|Glenn Maxwell||28 (20)||Tim Southee||3/6 (2.1)|
|Pat Cummins||21 (18)||Mitchell Santner||3/31 (4)|
|Mitchell Marsh||16 (12)||Trent Boult||2/24 (4)|
Result: New Zealand won by 89 runs.