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Australia vs New Zealand, Super 10 - Match 17 Commentary, Live Updates

AUS vs NZ, 2016 - Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
134/9 (20)
142/8 (20)
New Zealand beat Australia by 8 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Mitchell McClenaghan
So that's it from us. Hope you enjoyed that thrilling contest between these two heavyweights. Don't go anywhere as we have another big one coming up as England take on South Africa in a short while.
The Australian skipper, STEVEN SMITH says he thought 150 was par. Also says their spinner bowled well and they lost wickets which doesn't work in T20s. Adds that there were no partnerships in the middle overs. States that they should have tried to work the ball around instead of the hitting them big but those middle overs were difficult. Ends saying they need to find their rhythm and do better next time.
The New Zealand skipper, KANE WILLIAMSON thinks they are fortunate to play on similar wickets. Says its important to read the conditions and play accordingly and the boys did that well. Further states it is a task at hand and they will try to do their best. (On the secret to how New Zealand defend any kind of totals) He says it is important to try and defend it and sometimes it goes your way, sometimes it doesn't, that's how it works in T20s.
Player of the Match, MITCHELL MCCLENAGHAN says it is nice to perform like that. Adds it's a collective performance and the guys did well to comeback like that. Further says they are feeling confident as they have won two games on the bounce. He says he likes the conditions as it suits him and is enjoying it. Also states the Aussies played well and gives them credit for making it difficult for them. (On the selection) He says they've got a fantastic squad and want to go to Mohali and impress. (On playing against Australia the first time in the World T20) He ends saying that you can get hammered on one day but today he's glad they're the ones on top.
The Australian batsmen never got going. Khawaja was the only one who looked dangerous and he got out in an unfortunate manner. None of the middle order got going. Maxwell and Marsh started well but then departed soon after. It was a rather disappointing performance as this was a target they'd feel they could have chased down.
The Kiwi bowlers got right on top of the match as soon as the Powerplay ended as the spinners weaved their magic once again. They kept things tight and most importantly, kept picking up wickets at regular intervals, never letting the Australian batsmen settle. McClenaghan was the pick of the bowlers as he finished his 3-over spell with 3/17. Anderson and Santner also did well picking up 2 wickets apiece.
What a terrific bowling display here by the Kiwis! They've defended what was relatively a low total on this wicket. They didn't start the innings off well at all as Khawaja was smashing the ball all around the park. And it looked like he would take the game away from them. But a brilliant run out saw his walking and the complexion of the game changed from there.
19.6
2
Corey Anderson To Adam Zampa
Fuller around off, Zampa lofts it over the covers for a couple of runs. AND SO NEW ZEALAND WIN THIS MATCH BY 8 RUNS!
ADAM ZAMPA is the last man in.
19.5
W
Corey Anderson To Nathan Coulter-Nile OUT!
OUT! THAT'S IT, THEN! Fuller just outside off, Coulter-Nile looks to smash it through the off side but the ball takes an inside edge and strikes the timber. That's game over for the Aussies!
19.4
1
Corey Anderson To Peter Nevill
Back of a length on middle and off, Nevill pulls it away on the leg side for a single.
19.3
6
Corey Anderson To Peter Nevill
SIX! Is there a twist in the tale? Length ball on middle and leg, Nevill goes back and hoicks it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. Can he do it here?
19.2
1
Corey Anderson To Nathan Coulter-Nile
The batsman has lofted that over mid off. The batsmen have run through for a single.
PETER NEVILL is next in to bat.
19.1
W
Corey Anderson To James Faulkner OUT!
OUT! IS THAT IT FOR THE AUSSIES? Back of a length delivery around off, Faulkner pulls this over mid-wicket. He is unable to get the distance on it and Guptill out in the deep takes a good catch to send what was probably Australia's last hope of winning this match.
ANDERSON to bowl the final over.
End Of The Over 19 : 124/7
3 Runs
    J. Faulkner
    2 (3)
    Nathan Coulter
    0 (0)
    M. McClenaghan
    3-0-17-3
    18.6
    1
    Mitchell McClenaghan To James Faulkner
    The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. One run added to the total.
    NATHAN COULTER-NILE is the next batsman in.
    18.5
    W
    Mitchell McClenaghan To Ashton Agar OUT!
    OUT! ANOTHER ONE DOWN! Another slower delivery on length on middle and leg, Agar flicks that high in the air. He doesn't manage to get the distance on that and Taylor out in the deep runs to his left and takes a good catch.
    18.4
    1
    Mitchell McClenaghan To James Faulkner
    Around off, Faulkner gets an inside edge onto that one and a single is taken as it goes towards the keeper on the on side. 20 needed off 8 deliveries.
    18.3
    0
    Mitchell McClenaghan To James Faulkner
    Swing and a miss! On length and way outside off, Faulkner goes for the pull but misses.
    18.2
    lb
    Mitchell McClenaghan To Ashton Agar
    Length ball on leg, angling in, Agar is hit on the thigh pad as he tries to flick it away. A leg bye is taken.
    JAMES FAULKNER is the next man in. Can he see his team home from here?
    18.1
    W
    Mitchell McClenaghan To Mitchell Marsh OUT!
    OUT! HE STRIKES ON THE VERY FIRST BALL! Back of a length delivery outside off, Marsh rocks back onto his back foot and pulls it. He is deceived by the pace of the delivery as the ball takes a thick top edge and skies towards long on where Adam Milne takes a good catch to dismiss him.
    MITCHELL MCCLENAGHAN is back into the attack.
    End Of The Over 18 : 121/5
    5 Runs
      M. Marsh
      24 (22)
      A. Agar
      9 (6)
      I. Sodhi
      4-0-14-1
      17.6
      1
      Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
      Marsh drives this tossed up delivery around off to long off for a run to end the over. 22 needed off the last 2 overs. Can Australia do it?
      17.5
      1
      Ish Sodhi To Ashton Agar
      Googly on off, Agar punches it off his back foot towards covers. A misfield by Guptill allows the batsmen to take a single.
      17.4
      1
      Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
      Marsh drives this down to long off for a single.
      17.3
      0
      Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
      Tossed up leg spinner outside off, Marsh is beaten as he tries to cut that away.
      17.2
      1
      Ish Sodhi To Ashton Agar
      Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
      17.1
      1
      Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
      Fuller on middle and leg, Marsh drives it down to long on for a single.
      End Of The Over 17 : 116/5
      15 Runs
        A. Agar
        7 (4)
        M. Marsh
        21 (18)
        M. Santner
        4-0-30-2
        16.6
        6
        Mitchell Santner To Ashton Agar
        SIX! BOOM! Full on middle and off, Agar uses his feet well to get to the pitch of the delivery and smashes it straight down the ground for the second biggie of the over. This is a good one for Australia. 15 off it. 27 needed off 3 overs to win now.
        16.5
        1
        Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
        The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total.
        16.4
        6
        Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
        SIX! MARSH SHOWING HIS POWER! Tossed up on off, Marsh stays back deep within his crease and smokes it down the ground high and over the long on fence to send it sailing for a biggie.
        16.3
        0
        Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
        Shorter and flatter outside off, Marsh gives the charge and taps it on the off side.
        16.2
        1
        Mitchell Santner To Ashton Agar
        Loopy on the pads, Agar just helps it down to short fine leg for a quick run.
        16.1
        1
        Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
        Flatter on off, Marsh hits it through the covers to pick up a run.
        End Of The Over 16 : 101/5
        1 Runs
          A. Agar
          0 (2)
          M. Marsh
          13 (14)
          I. Sodhi
          3-0-9-1
          15.6
          0
          Ish Sodhi To Ashton Agar
          Loopy around off, Agar hits it back to Sodhi. End of an excellent over here by the spinner.
          15.5
          0
          Ish Sodhi To Ashton Agar
          Googly around off, some bounce off the deck there, Agar taps it lately one bounce towards first slip.
          15.4
          1
          Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
          Short of a length delivery around off, Marsh pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
          15.3
          0
          Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
          Similar delivery, same result.
          15.2
          0
          Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
          Full around off, Marsh pushes it straight to covers.
          ASHTON AGAR is next in to bat.
          15.1
          W
          Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell OUT!
          OUT! SODHI STRIKES! Floated on middle and off, Maxwell looks to go big but mistimes it. The ball skies towards the covers where Williamson takes a very good catch in his safe hands. The dangerman is gone. Australia in trouble here.
          End Of The Over 15 : 100/4
          11 Runs
            G. Maxwell
            22 (22)
            M. Marsh
            12 (11)
            M. Santner
            3-0-15-2
            14.6
            1
            Mitchell Santner To Glenn Maxwell
            Maxwell plays it towards mid-wicket for a single.
            14.5
            1
            Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
            The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. They pick up a single.
            14.4
            6
            Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
            SIX! INTO THE STANDS! Tossed up on middle and leg, Marsh gives the charge and launches it straight back down the ground over the long off fence for a maximum. Much needed boundary for the Aussies.
            14.3
            1
            Mitchell Santner To Glenn Maxwell
            The batsman has played the reverse sweep. They pick up a single.
            14.2
            0
            Mitchell Santner To Glenn Maxwell
            Tossed up on middle and leg, Maxwell once again tries to play the switch hit but blocks that delivery.
            14.1
            2
            Mitchell Santner To Glenn Maxwell
            Full around off, Marsh plays the switch hit past point for two runs.
            SANTNER is back into the attack.
            End Of The Over 14 : 89/4
            4 Runs
              G. Maxwell
              18 (18)
              M. Marsh
              5 (9)
              I. Sodhi
              2-0-9-0
              13.6
              1
              Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
              Loopy on middle and off, Maxwell plays reverse sweeps this over the point region for a couple of runs.
              13.5
              1
              Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
              Floated on off, Marsh taps it towards point and sets off a quick single. Santner there charges towards the ball but is unable to make a proper throw as he tumbles over. One run taken.
              13.4
              0
              Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
              Tossed up around off, hit towards the point region.
              13.3
              1
              Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
              Flighted delivery on middle and off, Maxwell gives the charge but miscues it through mid-wicket for another single.
              13.2
              0
              Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
              Loopy outside off, Maxwell gets the outside edge as he tries to defend that.
              13.1
              1
              Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
              Shortish around off, Marsh pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
              SODHI is back in.
              End Of The Over 13 : 85/4
              14 Runs
                M. Marsh
                3 (6)
                G. Maxwell
                16 (15)
                A. Milne
                2-0-22-0
                12.6
                1
                Adam Milne To Mitchell Marsh
                Good length ball around off, Marsh punches it off his back foot for a single to end the over.
                12.5
                1
                Adam Milne To Glenn Maxwell
                Slower one this time, Maxwell works it away through mid-wicket for a single.
                12.4
                lb
                Adam Milne To Mitchell Marsh
                Short of a length delivery on middle and leg, Marsh is hit on the thigh pad as he tries to flick it away. The ball goes towards point as they take a leg bye.
                12.3
                1
                Adam Milne To Glenn Maxwell
                The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
                12.3
                wd
                Adam Milne To Glenn Maxwell
                WIDE! Length delivery going down leg and it is signalled as a wide as Maxwell looks to pull that away.
                12.2
                4
                Adam Milne To Glenn Maxwell
                FOUR! It's happened again! Fuller length delivery on leg, Maxwell gives himself some room to try and hit it away on the off side. The ball takes the bottom edge and goes past the keeper for another boundary.
                12.1
                4
                Adam Milne To Glenn Maxwell
                FOUR! That was lucky! Fuller on leg, Maxwell gets the bottom edge on that as he tries to hit it away through the off side. The ball just whiskers past his leg stump and goes past the keeper for a boundary.
                12.1
                wd
                Adam Milne To Glenn Maxwell
                WIDE! It's way down the leg side and it is signalled as a wide.
                ADAM MILNE is brought back into the bowling attack.
                End Of The Over 12 : 71/4
                3 Runs
                  G. Maxwell
                  6 (11)
                  M. Marsh
                  2 (4)
                  C. Anderson
                  3-0-19-0
                  11.6
                  1
                  Corey Anderson To Glenn Maxwell
                  In the air.... but safe! Full on leg, Maxwell looks to flick it but gets a thick leading edge on that one. The ball skies towards deep mid-wicket where the fielding comes charging in and slides to try and take it but it's just short. A single is taken.
                  11.5
                  1
                  Corey Anderson To Mitchell Marsh
                  Full and around off, Marsh drives it down to long off for a single.
                  11.4
                  0
                  Corey Anderson To Mitchell Marsh
                  Back of a length delivery around off, Marsh cuts it away for no runs.
                  11.3
                  1
                  Corey Anderson To Glenn Maxwell
                  Fuller delivery on middle and leg, angling in, Maxwell flicks it off his pads for a run.
                  11.2
                  0
                  Corey Anderson To Glenn Maxwell
                  Fuller outside off, Maxwell went for the reverse sweep but misses it completely.
                  11.1
                  0
                  Corey Anderson To Glenn Maxwell
                  Outside off, Maxwell plays it towards the point region.
                  ANDERSON is back into the attack.
                  End Of The Over 11 : 68/4
                  2 Runs
                    G. Maxwell
                    4 (7)
                    M. Marsh
                    1 (2)
                    M. Santner
                    2-0-4-2
                    10.6
                    1
                    Mitchell Santner To Glenn Maxwell
                    Tossed up around off, Maxwell gets the outside edge as he tries to play that. The fielder collects the ball and goes for a direct hit but misses as the batsmen take a run.
                    10.5
                    0
                    Mitchell Santner To Glenn Maxwell
                    The batsman goes for the sweep but fails to connect it.
                    10.4
                    0
                    Mitchell Santner To Glenn Maxwell
                    Flatter going down leg, Maxwell tries to play the reverse sweep on that but misses.
                    10.3
                    1
                    Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
                    Loopy around off, Marsh punches this towards point off his back foot for a single.
                    10.2
                    0
                    Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
                    The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
                    MITCHELL MARSH is the next man in to bat.
                    10.1
                    W
                    Mitchell Santner To David Warner OUT!
                    OUT! THAT'S ANOTHER BIG WICKET FOR THE KIWIS! Tossed up on middle and off, Warner plays the slog sweep on that one over mid-wicket. The ball is in the air and goes straight towards Guptill who takes a good catch running a few steps to his left.
                    End Of The Over 10 : 66/3
                    4 Runs
                      G. Maxwell
                      3 (4)
                      D. Warner
                      6 (10)
                      I. Sodhi
                      1-0-4-0
                      9.6
                      0
                      Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
                      The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
                      9.5
                      2
                      Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
                      Flighted around off, Maxwell pushes it through the covers for a couple of runs.
                      9.4
                      0
                      Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
                      Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
                      9.3
                      1
                      Ish Sodhi To David Warner
                      Floated on middle and leg, Warner flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
                      9.2
                      0
                      Ish Sodhi To David Warner
                      Loopy around off, defended off the back foot by the batsman.
                      9.1
                      1
                      Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
                      Tossed up on middle and leg, Maxwell works it towards mid-wicket for a single.
                      ISH SODHI is into the bowling attack.
                      GLENN MAXWELL is the next batsman in.
                      End Of The Over 9 : 62/3
                      7 Runs
                        D. Warner
                        5 (8)
                        U. Khawaja
                        38 (27)
                        G. Elliott
                        2-0-17-0
                        8.6
                        W
                        Grant Elliott To David Warner OUT!
                        OUT! THAT'S A BIG, BIG WICKET! Fuller and around off, Warner hits it down towards long off and takes a run. He wants the second and gives the call to Khawaja. He scurries back for it as Milne fires a throw at the bowler's end and Elliott removes the bails. Khawaja makes a dive to get in and the decision goes upstairs. Replays show that Khawaja was just out and he is gone. Big blow for the Aussies. He was looking dangerous.
                        A run out decision against Khawaja is being referred.
                        8.5
                        1
                        Grant Elliott To Usman Khawaja
                        Khawaja pulls this short of a length delivery on the leg side for a single.
                        8.4
                        2
                        Grant Elliott To Usman Khawaja
                        Fuller and around off, Khawaja works it away towards wide long on for a couple.
                        8.3
                        0
                        Grant Elliott To Usman Khawaja
                        Outside off, Khawaja cuts it to short third man.
                        8.2
                        2
                        Grant Elliott To Usman Khawaja
                        Fuller and angling in on middle and off, Khawaja flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
                        8.1
                        1
                        Grant Elliott To David Warner
                        Length ball around off, Warner goes back and slaps it down to long on for a single.
                        ELLIOTT is back into the bowling attack.
                        End Of The Over 8 : 55/2
                        3 Runs
                          U. Khawaja
                          33 (23)
                          D. Warner
                          3 (6)
                          K. Williamson
                          1-0-3-0
                          7.6
                          0
                          Kane Williamson To Usman Khawaja
                          Loopy around off, Khawaja punches it off his back foot. End of a fantastic over by the skipper.
                          7.5
                          1
                          Kane Williamson To David Warner
                          Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.
                          7.4
                          0
                          Kane Williamson To David Warner
                          Full on off, Warner pushes it to the covers for no runs.
                          7.3
                          1
                          Kane Williamson To Usman Khawaja
                          Floated on middle and off, Khawaja works it towards mid-wicket for a run.
                          7.2
                          1
                          Kane Williamson To David Warner
                          On middle and leg, Warner works it down the leg side for a single.
                          7.1
                          0
                          Kane Williamson To David Warner
                          Outside off, Warner is beaten as he tries to hit that away.
                          KANE WILLIAMSON is into the attack.
                          End Of The Over 7 : 52/2
                          2 Runs
                            D. Warner
                            1 (2)
                            U. Khawaja
                            32 (21)
                            M. Santner
                            1-0-2-1
                            6.6
                            1
                            Mitchell Santner To David Warner
                            The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side. They pick up a single.
                            6.5
                            0
                            Mitchell Santner To David Warner
                            Loopy around off, Warner pushes it to the covers.
                            DAVID WARNER is next in at No.4
                            6.4
                            W
                            Mitchell Santner To Steven Smith OUT!
                            OUT! The spin does the trick! Tossed up delivery around off, it's just back of a length too, Smith dances down the wicket and tries to work it towards mid-wicket. He is however completely beaten by the flight of the delivery and the ball goes past his outside edge. It's an easy stumping for Ronchi who makes no mistake in removing the bails.
                            6.3
                            0
                            Mitchell Santner To Steven Smith
                            Played to the point region by the batsman.
                            6.2
                            0
                            Mitchell Santner To Steven Smith
                            Tossed up on middle and leg, Smith charges down the track and tries to flick it on the leg side but the ball takes the leading edge towards covers.
                            6.1
                            1
                            Mitchell Santner To Usman Khawaja
                            Loopy outside off, Khawaja cuts it away through the off side for a single.
                            MITCHELL SANTNER is introduced into the attack.
                            End Of The Over 6 : 50/1
                            8 Runs
                              S. Smith
                              6 (4)
                              U. Khawaja
                              31 (20)
                              M. McClenaghan
                              2-0-15-1
                              5.6
                              2
                              Mitchell McClenaghan To Steven Smith
                              Darted on leg, Smith flicks it off his pads towards deep backward square leg to pick up a couple of runs to end the over. That brings up the 50 for Australia as well.
                              5.5
                              0
                              Mitchell McClenaghan To Steven Smith
                              Full on off, Smith drives it straight to the man at mid off.
                              5.4
                              4
                              Mitchell McClenaghan To Steven Smith
                              FOUR! Quality shot! Full and outside off, Smith gets on top of that one. He uses his hands well and drives it superbly through the covers for a boundary. Great way to get off the mark.
                              5.3
                              0
                              Mitchell McClenaghan To Steven Smith
                              Outside off, Smith fails to put bat on ball.
                              STEVEN SMITH is in at No.3
                              5.2
                              W
                              Mitchell McClenaghan To Shane Watson OUT!
                              OUT! WATSON DEPARTS! Full on middle and leg, Watson clears his front leg, gives himself some room and looks to go over mid off. He however couldn't get underneath it as the ball lobs towards Kane Williamson stationed there who takes a good low catch.
                              5.1
                              2
                              Mitchell McClenaghan To Shane Watson
                              Fuller on middle and leg, Watson flicks it beautifully through mid-wicket. The ball is racing away to the fence but Anderson out in the deep makes a good diving effort to stop it. The batsmen take two runs.
                              End Of The Over 5 : 42/0
                              5 Runs
                                S. Watson
                                11 (10)
                                U. Khawaja
                                31 (20)
                                C. Anderson
                                2-0-16-0
                                4.6
                                1
                                Corey Anderson To Shane Watson
                                Length delivery around off, Watson gets a bottom edge on that as the ball goes past his off stump and to the keeper.
                                4.5
                                1
                                Corey Anderson To Usman Khawaja
                                Driven towards the mid on region. One run added to the total.
                                4.4
                                1
                                Corey Anderson To Shane Watson
                                Back of a length on middle and off, Watson tries to pull this away but gets a thick top edge. The ball however falls short over square leg and the batsmen take a single.
                                4.3
                                1
                                Corey Anderson To Usman Khawaja
                                On the pads, Khawaja clips it on the leg side for a run.
                                4.2
                                1
                                Corey Anderson To Shane Watson
                                On length and outside off, Watson punches it off his back foot and takes a run.
                                4.1
                                0
                                Corey Anderson To Shane Watson
                                Fuller delivery on middle and leg, Watson flicks it towards mid-wicket.
                                ANDERSON is back into the attack.
                                End Of The Over 4 : 37/0
                                7 Runs
                                  U. Khawaja
                                  29 (18)
                                  S. Watson
                                  8 (6)
                                  M. McClenaghan
                                  1-0-7-0
                                  3.6
                                  0
                                  Mitchell McClenaghan To Usman Khawaja
                                  Length ball around off, Khawaja guides it down to third man for a single.
                                  3.5
                                  1
                                  Mitchell McClenaghan To Shane Watson
                                  Length ball around off, Watson punches this off his back foot towards mid on where Anderson's misfield allows the batsmen to take a single.
                                  3.4
                                  1
                                  Mitchell McClenaghan To Usman Khawaja
                                  Khawaja drives it down to mid on for a run.
                                  3.3
                                  4
                                  Mitchell McClenaghan To Usman Khawaja
                                  FOUR! Khawaja takes full advantage of the reprieve he's given! Back of a length around off, Khawaja camps back onto his back foot and pulls it away over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. That just adds salt to the wounds.
                                  3.2
                                  0
                                  Mitchell McClenaghan To Usman Khawaja
                                  Oh, my! Khawaja is a lucky, lucky boy! Fuller length delivery on middle and off, Khawaja looks to flick it away but is rapped on the pads. There are huge appeals for a leg before but the umpire says not out. Replays however show that the ball was clipping the top of the stumps. He should have been gone.
                                  3.1
                                  1
                                  Mitchell McClenaghan To Shane Watson
                                  Fuller on middle and off, Watson works it towards mid-wicket for a single.
                                  MITCHELL MCCLENAGHAN is into the attack.
                                  End Of The Over 3 : 30/0
                                  10 Runs
                                    S. Watson
                                    6 (4)
                                    U. Khawaja
                                    24 (14)
                                    G. Elliott
                                    1-0-10-0
                                    2.6
                                    1
                                    Grant Elliott To Shane Watson
                                    Full and middle and leg, Watson pushes it down to mid on for a quick single to retain strike. End of the over.
                                    2.5
                                    0
                                    Grant Elliott To Shane Watson
                                    Watson works this fuller delivery towards mid-wicket.
                                    2.4
                                    4
                                    Grant Elliott To Shane Watson
                                    FOUR! Watson joins the party now! Fuller length delivery around off, Watson stays back in his crease and cuts it through the gap in the off side for his first boundary of the innings.
                                    2.3
                                    1
                                    Grant Elliott To Usman Khawaja
                                    Fuller on middle and off, Khawaja flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
                                    2.2
                                    4
                                    Grant Elliott To Usman Khawaja
                                    FOUR! Fuller way outside off, Khawaja can free his arms this time. He smacks it over the covers to pick up another boundary.
                                    2.1
                                    0
                                    Grant Elliott To Usman Khawaja
                                    Full outside off, hit away for no runs.
                                    GRANT ELLIOTT is brought into the attack.
                                    End Of The Over 2 : 20/0
                                    9 Runs
                                      U. Khawaja
                                      19 (11)
                                      S. Watson
                                      1 (1)
                                      A. Milne
                                      1-0-9-0
                                      1.6
                                      1
                                      Adam Milne To Usman Khawaja
                                      Full around off, Khawaja drives it down towards mid off for a single to end the over.
                                      1.5
                                      0
                                      Adam Milne To Usman Khawaja
                                      Length ball around off, Khawaja gets an inside edge onto the pads as he tries to hit it away on the off side.
                                      1.4
                                      4
                                      Adam Milne To Usman Khawaja
                                      FOUR! Khawaja is off to a flier! Length ball around off, Khawaja cuts it past point to send it across the ropes for four runs.
                                      1.3
                                      0
                                      Adam Milne To Usman Khawaja
                                      Swing and a miss! Length ball around off, Khawaja goes for the pull but misses.
                                      1.2
                                      4
                                      Adam Milne To Usman Khawaja
                                      FOUR! Third boundary for Usman! Full on middle and off, Khawaja flicks it towards mid on on the up. The ball is in the air and just manages to clear Sodhi who jumps and stretches his right hand out.
                                      1.1
                                      0
                                      Adam Milne To Usman Khawaja
                                      Fuller on middle and off, Khawaja works it towards mid-wicket.
                                      ADAM MILNE will bowl from the other end.
                                      End Of The Over 1 : 11/0
                                      11 Runs
                                        U. Khawaja
                                        10 (5)
                                        S. Watson
                                        1 (1)
                                        C. Anderson
                                        1-0-11-0
                                        0.6
                                        1
                                        Corey Anderson To Usman Khawaja
                                        Length ball outside off, Khawaja opens the face of the blade and steers it to third man for a run to end the over. That's a good start for the Aussies as they've got 10 runs off it.
                                        0.5
                                        4
                                        Corey Anderson To Usman Khawaja
                                        FOUR! Another one! Full and wide outside off, Khawaja leans into in and beautifully drives it through the covers for his second boundary. A misfield by Santner doesn't help his side's cause.
                                        0.4
                                        1
                                        Corey Anderson To Shane Watson
                                        Fuller length delivery on the pads, Watson has no trouble flicking it through square leg for a single to get off the mark.
                                        0.3
                                        1
                                        Corey Anderson To Usman Khawaja
                                        Short of a length delivery outside off, Khawaja slices it down towards third man for a single which brings Watson on strike.
                                        0.2
                                        4
                                        Corey Anderson To Usman Khawaja
                                        FOUR! And Khawaja is away! Back of a length around off, Khawaja rocks back onto his back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
                                        0.1
                                        0
                                        Corey Anderson To Usman Khawaja
                                        Anderson getting some swing there. Starts off with a full delivery outside off, swinging away, Khawaja stretches and taps it to covers.
                                        Welcome back for the chase. Can the Aussies start their campaign off on the front foot or will we see New Zealand once again put on a miraculous bowling display? Let's find out as Usman Khawaja and Shane Watson will open the Australian innings. Corey Anderson will start off the bowling proceedings for the Kiwis. Here we go, folks...
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                                        Who will win the Match

                                        Worm
                                        PlayerRunsAvg.
                                        Tamim Iqbal BAN29573.75
                                        Virat Kohli IND273136.50
                                        Joe Root ENG24949.80
                                        Mohammad Shahzad AFG22231.71
                                        Jos Buttler ENG19147.75
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                                        PlayerWicketsEco.
                                        Mohammad Nabi AFG126.07
                                        Rashid Khan AFG116.53
                                        Ish Sodhi NZ106.10
                                        Mitchell Santner NZ106.27
                                        Shakib Al Hasan BAN107.21
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