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T20 World Cup 2022: New Zealand defeated Australia on Australian Soil.

Australia vs. New Zealand T20 World Cup: Australia and New Zealand played their first Super-12 match in the T20 World Cup today at Sydney Cricket Ground. New Zealand avenged the loss of the final match last year in the very first match today.

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New Zealand vs Australia


New Zealand Playing: Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Australia Playing: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

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At Sydney Cricket Ground today, the first match of the Super 12 was played between New Zealand and Australia. Before the match started, all the cricket experts said that Australia would win this match easily. After winning the toss, Australian Captain Aaron Finch decided to bat first. The Kiwi team managed to post a big score of 200 runs with only 3 wickets lost.

Apart from Devon Conway and Finn Allen, James Neesham batted brilliantly for New Zealand. Conway scored an unbeaten 92 off 58 balls. At the same time, opener batsman Finn Allen scored 42 runs in 16 balls, including 5 fours and 3 sixes. James Neesham scored 26 runs in 13 balls. From the Australian side, Josh Hazlewood took two wickets while Zampa took one.

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New Zealand vs Australia

Chasing a huge score of 201 runs, the Australian batsmen completely flopped. The Australian team was unable to play all 20 overs. Australia’s team was all out for just 111 runs in 17.1 overs, resulting in New Zealand winning the match by 89 runs.

From the Australian side, Glen Maxwell scored the highest run as he scored 28 in 20 balls. David Warner only scored 5 runs, whereas captain Aaron Finch scored 13 runs in his inning.

New Zealand’s Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner took three wickets each. Trent Boult got two wickets. Ferguson and Sodhi got one wicket each.

Player of the Match- Devon Conway

Devon Conway | Player of the Match:

The boys gave a special performance tonight. Finn deserves praise for how he got things going for us and for setting the tone. Everyone else put in a respectable performance. Finn is a young player in international cricket, but he’s really explosive and fearless. It (Finn’s knock) was pretty unique, and I have seen him do it time and time again. Finn’s style of play suits mine, so I can just bat around him. The playing surface was excellent, and I believed that if you timed the ball, you would have greater success. Being able to defeat Australia on any occasion is significant to us, especially here at the SCG. We will carry this energy into the upcoming match.

Aaron Finch | Losing captain:

They undoubtedly did (on the New Zealand starters), and we weren’t able to recover after they established the tone in the opening four overs. We required a strong start, but it didn’t come, and we were well outplayed. He got off to a fast start (on Finn), we needed early wickets, which didn’t happen, and when we chased, we lost too many wickets, which made us insufficient with the net run rate suffering. We have four games remaining before we play Sri Lanka, so we need to win them all and hope for good fortune.

Kane Williamson | Winning captain:

The openers set the tone, there were many contributions throughout the batting order, and that was a very respectable score on this surface. It was one of those days, an excellent day. The bowlers then performed admirably and had strong field support. Everyone on our team is aware of their responsibilities, we took the game to the limit and were quite methodical in our approach. We also were aware of the calibre of Australia’s bowling.