Australia win by 50 runs vs New Zealand, level series with 1-1. Australia is scripting a historic comeback in New Zealand. Winning back-to-back games convincingly, the series is not yet finished. Australia made 156/6 with major contribution coming from captain Aaron Finch. The bowlers once again dominated Kiwi batsmen bowling them out for a mere 106 in 18.5 overs.
Australia : 156/6 (20 Overs) Aaron Finch 79(55), Stoinis 19(13), Sodhi 3/32, Boult 2/27.
New Zealand : 106/10 (18.5 Overs) Jamieson 30(18), Seifert 19(28), Richardson 3/19, Ashton Agar 2/11.
Man of the Match: Aaron Finch
Finch stands tall while others perish
It was definitely not a good day for batsmen. Australia won the toss and decided to bat but none of the batsmen other than Finch played long. Everyone got starts but couldn’t convert them to big scores. 13, 18 and 19 runs made by Philippe, Maxwell and Stoinis respectively were valuable contributions in the team’s score. Finch 79(55) on the other hand stood on the crease and provided tough resistance. New Zealand would be happy from their bowling effort after leaking 200 runs in the last match. Sodhi, Boult and Santner picked 3, 2 and 1 wickets respectively.
Australia is scripting a historic comeback in New Zealand. Winning back-to-back games convincingly, the series is not yet finished. Australia made 156/6 with major contribution coming from captain Aaron Finch. The bowlers once again dominated Kiwi batsmen bowling them out for a mere 106 in 18.5 overs.
New Zealand batsmen fail once again
156 runs seemed like a sub-par score but the Australian bowlers had confidence in them after the destruction they caused in the last match. New Zealand batsmen couldn’t take advantage of the bowling effort from the 1st innings. Whereas, the Australian bowlers once again got the better of the batsmen. Seifert 19(28) and Conway 17(20) were trying to stick around but were dismissed by Richardson and Agar respectively. Ashton Agar was once again effective as he picked 2 wickets giving away just 11 runs in his 4 overs. Kane Richardson got 3 wickets while Zampa and Maxwell picked 2 each to bundle out NZ 50 runs short of the target.
A combined bowling effort ensured NZ were never close to the target. Australia would like to continue this winning streak till the next match and win the series. They can script one of the best comebacks in T20Is by winning the 5th and final match of the series. Australia win by 50 runs vs New Zealand .