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New Zealand vs Australia, 1st T20I Commentary, Live Updates

NZ vs AUS, 2024 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
215/3 (20.0/20)
216/4 (20.0/20)
Australia beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
Right then, that is it from this absolute nail-biting contest where Australia takes an early lead in the series but only just, they will look to seal it in the next game while New Zealand will be hoping to fight back and level it. The 2nd T20I will be played on 23rd February, Friday at 11.40 am IST (6.10 am GMT), but as you know, you can always join us early for all the build-up to the game. Until then, cheers and goodbye!
Mitchell Marsh is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his brilliant all-round performance.
Earlier in the game, New Zealand posted the highest T20I total at this ground courtesy of a couple of brilliant half-centuries from Rachin Ravindra and Devon Conway. They were also helped with some quick-fire cameos from Finn Allen at the start along with Mark Chapman and Glenn Phillips at the death. Mitchell Marsh, Pat Cummins, and Mitchell Marsh chipped in with one wicket each for Australia, but except for the skipper, every other bowler was quite expensive. While chasing, it was the skipper who played the anchor, but they could not have done it without that special cameo from Tim David at the death.
New Zealand, on the other hand, knew that defending this one would not be easy at all. Southee started well conceding just 4 runs in the first over, but after that, the Aussies picked up the pace and started scoring freely. Adam Milne got them the first breakthrough inside the Powerplay while Mitchell Santner after getting hit for two sixes removed the dangerous David Warner in the same over. In the middle overs, they took a hammering from the visitors, but in between all of that Lockie Ferguson got rid of Maxi to settle some nerves for them. Santner was expensive but in his last over conceded just three runs and picked up a wicket while Ferguson followed it up with an 8-run over to shift the momentum back towards them. However, Milne went for 19 in the penultimate over and it was all on the shoulders of Southee. Tim Southee put in an excellent effort to defend 15 runs, but the hosts faced defeat on the very last delivery.
Australia needed a quick start in this big run chase, but Travis Head struggled to find the timing right. However, he still managed to score 24 off just 15 before holding out. David Warner was looking decent and he along with the skipper made sure to utilise the Powerplay and added 40 runs together, but the former just went for a big shot too many and lost his wicket. The 'Big Show' couldn't hang around for long but he did play a quick-fire cameos to keep the Aussies in the chase. Mitchell Marsh continued with his aggressive approach that did not let the asking rate go over the limit and notched up a brilliant half-century as well. He also found good support from Josh Inglis and they built up a partnership of 71 runs to take them closer to the total. The skipper remained unbeaten on 72 off just 44 balls but took a back seat at the death as it was all about Tim David. He smashed 31 runs off just 10 balls, they needed a 4 in the last ball, and he managed to hit that to take the Aussies home.
Tim David, you beauty! A fantastic finish to an extraordinary game of cricket. It all went to the 240th ball of the match, but Australia have just managed to get over the line here and take a 1-0 lead. This is only the first T20I of the series, and if this is anything to go by, we are surely in for some thrilling encounters. It is heartbreak for the Kiwis, but they gave their all on the field and it was just not meant to be for them.
End Of The Over 20 : 216/4
16 Runs
  • 1 WD19.1
  • 1 LB19.1
  • 119.2
  • 1 LB19.3
  • 619.4
  • 219.5
  • 419.6
T. David
31 (10)
M. Marsh
72 (44)
T. Southee
4-0-52-0
19.6
4
Tim Southee To Tim David
FOUR! TIM DAVID, TAKE A BOW! Australia win by 6 wickets and it took the last delivery to decide the winner of this nail-biter. Pin-drop silence in the crowd. The Kiwis are in absolute disarray and why not? They were sniffing a win but David has just robbed it from them in the very last delivery. Not a bad delivery at all from Southee, as he bowls it fuller, and on the middle stump line, attempting to cramp him for room, but Tim David clears his front foot and smacks it hard past the gap between the long on and deep mid-wicket region for a boundary. Glenn Phillips slides to the left but cannot fetch it before the ropes. Australia win a thrilling match. What an initiation to this Trans-Tasman series. A good game of cricket overall but Australia ended up on the winning side courtesy of Tim David's 31 off just 10 rocks in the backend. Australia take the lead by 1-0 in the series.
19.5
2
Tim Southee To Tim David
Excellent comeback this from Southee! Using all his experience! A precise yorker on off, Tim David drives it though covers and scampers back for the double. 4 needed from the final ball now. Can Tim David finish off in style for Straya?
19.4
6
Tim Southee To Tim David
SIX! Just over the ropes and now the Aussies are just a hit away! Low full toss on offer down leg, Tim David bends a bit low and flicks it over deep square leg for a maximum. 6 needed of the last 2 balls.
19.3
lb
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Misses out the connection again! Full toss on the pads, Mitchell Marsh misses to pull and it runs a leg bye to the on side. 12 needed off the last 3 balls now.
19.2
1
Tim Southee To Tim David
A gutsy delivery from Southee. A yorker on the middle, Tim David outside edges and squeezes it to the off side and takes a single.
19.1
lb
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
An adamant appeal for LBW! But turned down. Southee fires a precise yorker on the leg stump line, Marsh misses to connect and it thuds his back boot. New Zealand take a review for LBW. The UltraEdge comes up and shows that no bat is involved. Ball Tracker confirms it is pitching outside leg. A desperate review though. They do cross for a leg bye.
Is that out? New Zealand goes upstairs for a LBW decision, but it looks like a desperate review. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking clearly indicates it is going down the legs side. Marsh survives.
19.1
wd
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
WIDE! Down leg and on a fuller length, Marsh misses out on the flick but it is a Wide anyways. 15 runs from the last 6 balls now.
Tim Southee (3-0-39-0) to bowl the last over. Can he defend 15 runs here?
End Of The Over 19 : 200/4
19 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 1 B18.2
  • 118.3
  • 418.4
  • 618.5
  • 618.6
T. David
18 (6)
M. Marsh
72 (42)
A. Milne
4-0-53-1
18.6
6
Adam Milne To Tim David
SIX! Clears the fence again! What a finish to the over. On the fullish length and around the middle and off channel, Tim David again swings it hard and clears the deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 16 needed now off the final over.
18.5
6
Adam Milne To Tim David
SIX! Oh, my word! That's been hammered by David! He is on a mission here. Milne offers a half-volley on off, Tim David clears his front foot and bangs it over long on for a maximum. That flew 98 meters away. The biggest of the night.
18.4
4
Adam Milne To Tim David
FOUR! A pressure-releasing boundary! Edgy but they will take it. Too full and outside off, even away from the tramline, Tim David throws his bat at it and squeezes it with a thickish outside edge which guns down to deep third man for a boundary.
18.3
1
Adam Milne To Mitchell Marsh
On the back of a length around the off stump, Mitchell Marsh pulls straight to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 21 the required rate now.
18.2
b
Adam Milne To Tim David
Swing and a miss but a bonus Bye. Full, wide of off, David swings and misses. Also, the keeper fails to collect it cleanly and it trickles behind. They cross for a Bye.
18.1
1
Adam Milne To Mitchell Marsh
An attempted yorker on off, Mitchell Marsh squeezes it through cover-point for a single. Allen does well to just keep it to a single with a slide to his left.
Adam Milne (3-0-35-1) to bowl the penultimate over. Australia needs 35 runs in the last two overs.
End Of The Over 18 : 181/4
8 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 617.4
  • 017.5
  • 117.6
M. Marsh
70 (40)
T. David
2 (2)
L. Ferguson
4-0-23-1
17.6
1
Lockie Ferguson To Mitchell Marsh
On the back of a length and angles into the batter, Mitchell Marsh goes for a pull but he is too early on the shot and mistimes it over the bowler's head. Just a single then. What a terrific spell from Lockie Ferguson he ends up with (4-0-23-1).
17.5
0
Lockie Ferguson To Mitchell Marsh
Just inside the tramline. Excellent response from Lockie Ferguson! Wide of off and full, Mitchell Marsh thinks it's a wide and lets it go but it's well inside the tramlne.
17.4
6
Lockie Ferguson To Mitchell Marsh
SIX! Important six and this has been smoked away! Short and on the top of off, Mitchell Marsh clears the shorter boundary with a pull shot over deep square leg.
17.3
0
Lockie Ferguson To Mitchell Marsh
Excellent stuff! Lockie Ferguson nails the yorker this time, on middle, Mitchell Marsh only manages to dig it out back to the bowler.
17.2
0
Lockie Ferguson To Mitchell Marsh
Another crucial dot! Mitchell Marsh would have been in trouble if there had been a direct hit. Ferguson bowls it on the stumps and on a length, Mitchell Marsh attempts to smoke it over mid-wicket but ends up wearing on his body. He shoots off to sneak a single but gets a send-back from Tim David as the ball is too close to run. Lockie Ferguson kicks the ball to the stumps but has a shy.
17.1
1
Lockie Ferguson To Tim David
On the back of a length and angling in from off, Tim David sways away and guides it to deep backward point for a single.
Lockie Ferguson (3-0-15-1) to finish his spell now.
End Of The Over 17 : 173/4
3 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 016.4
  • W16.5
  • 116.6
T. David
1 (1)
M. Marsh
63 (35)
M. Santner
4-0-42-2
16.6
1
Mitchell Santner To Tim David
What a phenomenal over from Santner. Just three from it and a crucial, crucial wicket. Length ball just outside off, David uppishly drives it to long off for a single to end the over. 43 runs required of the last 18 deliveries. This is going down to the wire. Buckle up, folks.
Tim David is the next man in.
16.5
W
Mitchell Santner To Josh Inglis OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Rachin Ravindra has been electrifying in the field tonight! What a sensational catch! Santner drops a looped up delivery around the off and middle channel, Josh Inglis looks to slog it over the deep mid-wicket region but does not get enough timing on that one. The ball balloons up in the night sky and Rachin Ravindra settles himself underneath the ball at deep mid-wicket and takes a brilliant catch to dismiss the dangerous Josh Inglis.
16.4
0
Mitchell Santner To Josh Inglis
Slower and spinning away from outside off, Josh Inglis drives it straight to cover.
16.3
1
Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
Full and outside off, Marsh gets an inside edge to backward square leg for a single.
16.2
0
Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
A crucial dot. Swing and a miss! Just around off from around the wicket on a length, Mitchell Marsh goes to pull but misses out on connecting it. That went past the off stump by just a few centimeters.
16.1
1
Mitchell Santner To Josh Inglis
Just around off and on a dragged length, Josh Inglis looks to smoke it over the fence on the leg side but mistimes it to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 16 : 170/3
13 Runs
  • 315.1
  • 015.2
  • 1 WD15.3
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 615.5
  • 215.6
M. Marsh
62 (33)
J. Inglis
19 (17)
I. Sodhi
4-0-42-0
15.6
2
Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
Does not get the timing right on this one. Outside off and short, Mitchell Marsh looks to clear the fence again but mishits it down the ground to the left of mid on and runs a brace to end the over. 46 runs needed off the last 24 balls. It's pretty neck and neck here at the moment as the worms are on top of one another after the 16th over.
15.5
6
Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
SIX! The Bison looks unstoppable! Six written all over it. This is the 25 the six combined both innings. Flighted delivery on off and full, Mitchell Marsh sits on his knee and drags the slog sweep over cow corner for a huge six.
15.4
1
Ish Sodhi To Josh Inglis
Full, outside off, Josh Inglis prods ahead and drives it straight to Mitchell Santner at cover who stops it diving to his left. Only a single then.
15.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Josh Inglis
Slower and wide outside off on a length, Josh Inglis looks to smack it hard but misses again.
15.3
wd
Ish Sodhi To Josh Inglis
WIDE! Oh dear, too many extras! Wide of off and short, Josh Inglis lets it go. Wide. With that, the 50-run partnership comes up between these two batters.
15.2
0
Ish Sodhi To Josh Inglis
Straighter and just around off, Josh Inglis looks to go over the off side but misses.
15.1
3
Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
A sensational chase from Rachin Ravindra in the deep. Slower and wide of off, Mitchell Marsh slashes hard but splices it past short third man for three runs. Rachin Ravindra saves a run with the timely dive and keeps the ball before the fence.
Ish Sodhi (3-0-30-0) to bowl out here.
End Of The Over 15 : 157/3
12 Runs
  • 1 WD14.1
  • 1 WD14.1
  • 1 WD14.1
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 214.3
  • 614.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
J. Inglis
18 (14)
M. Marsh
51 (30)
T. Southee
3-0-38-0
14.6
0
Tim Southee To Josh Inglis
Southee ends the over with a dot ball! He once again gives it no pace at all, short of a length and outside off, Josh Inglis tries to cut it away but fails to connect. Australia needs 59 runs in the last 5 overs!
14.5
0
Tim Southee To Josh Inglis
Nice change of pace! Tim Southee takes pace off, lands this on a hard length and on middle, Josh Inglis backs away but is early through his shot and misses.
14.4
6
Tim Southee To Josh Inglis
SIX! BOOM! Josh Inglis connects this time alright! Tim Southee goes for the short one again, on middle, this one sits up nicely for the batter, Josh Inglis gets on top of it and hammers it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.
14.3
2
Tim Southee To Josh Inglis
In the air...safe yet again! This is banged into the pitch and around middle, Josh Inglis tries to pull it away but gets a top edge that flies behind the keeper, Devon Conway runs backward but the ball splits third man, fine leg and keeper, and lands safely in the middle. Two runs taken.
14.2
0
Tim Southee To Josh Inglis
Tim Southee lands this on a good length and angling into leg, Josh Inglis tries to heave it to the leg side but misses and gets hit on the pads as the ball goes nowhere.
14.1
1
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Tim Southee nails the yorker this time, on middle, Mitchell Marsh digs it out down the pitch, Southee gets a hand but parries it towards long off. A single is taken.
14.1
wd
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Three wides in a row now! Tim Southee loses his line and bowls this way outside off again, Mitchell Marsh lets it go to the keeper.
14.1
wd
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Touch fuller and well outside off again, Mitchell Marsh tries to smack it over extra covers but misses. The umpire calls it a wide. This is a really close call.
14.1
wd
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Tim Southee lands this on a good length but way outside off, Mitchell Marsh takes a couple of steps forward but leaves it alone. Wided.
A bit of a halt in the proceedings as Mitchell Marsh called to exchange his gloves. He selects a pair and goes back to the crease. Also, it will be Tim Southee (2-0-26-0) to bowl now.
End Of The Over 14 : 145/3
4 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
M. Marsh
50 (29)
J. Inglis
10 (9)
I. Sodhi
3-0-29-0
13.6
1
Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
FIFTY FOR MARSH! A powerful half-century from the skipper, but he knows the job is not done yet. This is flighted, full and outside off, Mitchell Marsh forces it towards long off for one.
13.5
0
Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
Slower through the air, outside off, Mitchell Marsh leaves it alone thinking it will be a wide but no signal from the umpire.
13.4
0
Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
Quicker, short and on off, Mitchell Marsh punches it straight to short covers.
13.3
1
Ish Sodhi To Josh Inglis
Floated, full and on off, Josh Inglis goes inside out and lofts it towards sweeper covers for another run.
13.2
1
Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
Tossed up, full and on middle, Mitchell Marsh drags it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
13.1
1
Ish Sodhi To Josh Inglis
A googly, full and on middle, Josh Inglis swipes it through mid-wicket for a single.
Ish Sodhi (2-0-25-0) is back into the attack replacing Mitchell Santner.
End Of The Over 13 : 141/3
18 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 412.3
  • 112.4
  • 612.5
  • 612.6
M. Marsh
48 (25)
J. Inglis
8 (7)
A. Milne
3-0-35-1
12.6
6
Adam Milne To Mitchell Marsh
SIX MORE! 18 runs off the over! Adam Milne goes full and well outside off, Mitchell Marsh somehow manages to reach it and carves it away, he times it so well that it goes over the deep point fence for another maximum.
12.5
6
Adam Milne To Mitchell Marsh
DROPPED AND SIX! Adam Milne bangs this short and on middle, Mitchell Marsh tries to pull but mistimes it off the upper half of the bat, the ball goes flat and in the air towards deep square leg, Glenn Phillips gets behind the line of it, but instead of grabbing it tries to parry it back inside, but only manages to deflect ot over the fence for a biggie.
12.4
1
Adam Milne To Josh Inglis
DROPPED! A fine effort though! This is pitched up and around off, Josh Inglis lifts it aerially wide of mid off, Tim Southee dives to his left, gets both hands on it but just spills it out. They cross. Southee is not happy with himself.
12.3
4
Adam Milne To Josh Inglis
FOUR! Nicely played! Adam Milne serves this one full and on middle, Josh Inglis stays back in his crease and lofts it wide of mid on for a boundary.
12.2
0
Adam Milne To Josh Inglis
BEATEN! Adam Milne lands this on a hard length and on off, shaping in, Josh Inglis tries to guide it away but gets beaten on the inside edge to the keeper.
12.1
1
Adam Milne To Mitchell Marsh
Back of a length and around off, Mitchell Marsh punches it through covers for a single.
End Of The Over 12 : 123/3
10 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 611.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
M. Marsh
35 (22)
J. Inglis
3 (4)
M. Santner
3-0-39-1
11.6
1
Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
Quicker one, full and on off, Mitchell Marsh drills it through covers for one. Australia 93 runs in 48 balls now.
11.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
Fires this one full and outside off, keeps low too, Mitchell Marsh stays back to steer it away but misses.
11.4
1
Mitchell Santner To Josh Inglis
Another short delivery around off, Josh Inglis punches it through cover-point for one.
11.3
1
Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
Flatter, full and on middle, angling in, Mitchell Marsh stays back to drive but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg for a run.
11.2
6
Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
SIX! Just over! Mitchell Santner drags his length back now, on middle, Mitchell Marsh rocks back and heaves it towards the deep mid-wicket fence, Mark Chapman leaps up but it bursts through his hands over the fence for a biggie.
11.1
1
Mitchell Santner To Josh Inglis
Slower through the air, short and on off, Josh Inglis moves back and punches it through covers for a single.
Mitchell Santner is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 11 : 113/3
3 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • W10.3
  • 1 WD10.4
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
M. Marsh
27 (18)
J. Inglis
1 (2)
L. Ferguson
3-0-15-1
10.6
0
Lockie Ferguson To Mitchell Marsh
Short and outside off, Mitchell Marsh slashes at it but fails to connect.
10.5
1
Lockie Ferguson To Josh Inglis
Lockie Ferguson bangs this into the pitch and on the body of the batter, Josh Inglis clips it through square leg for a run.
10.4
0
Lockie Ferguson To Josh Inglis
Short of a length and around off, Josh Inglis stays back and keeps it out to the off side.
10.4
wd
Lockie Ferguson To Josh Inglis
Back of a length but angling down the leg side, Josh Inglis misses his flick. Wided.
Josh Inglis is in at number 5.
10.3
W
Lockie Ferguson To Glenn Maxwell OUT!
OUT! BOWLED'EM! Lockie Ferguson strikes! A massive wicket for New Zealand as they see the back of the dangerous Glenn Maxwell. This one is on a good length and on off, nips back in sharply, Glenn Maxwell gets stuck in his crease and tries to push it away, but misses as the ball brushes against his pads and rattles the stumps. The Drinks break once again brings a wicket for the fielding side and Australia lose their third now. Glenn Maxwell departs after a quick-fire 25.
10.2
1
Lockie Ferguson To Mitchell Marsh
Short of a length and on middle, Mitchell Marsh this time connects with his pull towards deep square leg for a single.
10.1
0
Lockie Ferguson To Mitchell Marsh
Lockie Ferguson bangs in a sharp bouncer now, on middle, Mitchell Marsh goes for the pull but misses it.
Drinks! At the halfway mark, nothing really separates these two sides. Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell are going nicely here and they have just started to change gears now. The Aussies will hope that this pair can take this game deep. New Zealand will be hoping to pick up a few wickets to stop the run flow here. An exciting second half of the chase it coming up.
End Of The Over 10 : 110/2
10 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 1 WD9.2
  • 19.2
  • 1 WD9.3
  • 09.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 69.6
G. Maxwell
25 (10)
M. Marsh
26 (15)
I. Sodhi
2-0-25-0
9.6
6
Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
SIX! He will punish every short ball thrown at him! Poor conclusion from Sodhi after a decent over. Just short and a wrong'un on offer which turns back in from off, Glenn Maxwell detects the googly and rocks back before pulling it over the deep mid-wicket boundary for a six. 10 runs from it.
9.5
0
Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
Oh...this one keeps low on the bounce. Outstanding comeback from Sodhi. This one grips on a fuller length outside off, Glenn Maxwell gets deceived by the low bounce and misses to connect the sweep.
9.4
1
Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
Wide of off on a short length, Mitchell Marsh cuts it well through point for a single.
9.3
0
Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
Flighted wrong'un on offer on a tad short length, Mitchell Marsh gets beaten on the inside edge trying to whack it over the bowler.
9.3
wd
Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
WIDE! Oh dear, they cannot afford too many extras. Slower and outside off, the umpire signals for a Wide.
9.2
1
Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
Slower and outside off on a length, Glenn Maxwell cuts it somehow past the cover-point gap for just one.
9.2
wd
Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
WIDE! Maxi has made them think too much! Too wide of off. Wide given.
9.1
0
Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
Flipper outside off on a length, Glenn Maxwell shuffles way across off to ramp it weirdly and wears it on his pads.
End Of The Over 9 : 100/2
16 Runs
  • 68.1
  • 48.2
  • 08.3
  • 18.4
  • 48.5
  • 18.6
G. Maxwell
18 (6)
M. Marsh
25 (13)
M. Santner
2-0-29-1
8.6
1
Mitchell Santner To Glenn Maxwell
Sluggish delivery on off and short in length, Glenn Maxwell guides it to the off side and sneaks a single. Also, brings up 100 for Australia.
8.5
4
Mitchell Santner To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR! A gift from Santner and Maxwell says thank you! Full toss on the off stump line, Glenn Maxwell simply lofts it over Santner for a boundary down the ground. No chance for the fielder running from long on to stop it.
8.4
1
Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
Low full toss on offer on the middle, Mitchell Marsh drives it to long on along the ground for a single.
8.3
0
Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
Full and on off, driven to the covers with no real timing on it.
8.2
4
Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
FOUR! No mercy whatsoever. Offers too much of width on a length, Mitchell Marsh throws his at it and places it in the gap at deep point for a boundary.
8.1
6
Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
SIX! This is TONKED! Too slow and too short on off, Mitchell Marsh rocks back and clears the deep mid-wicket for a huge six.
End Of The Over 8 : 84/2
15 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 47.4
  • 27.5
  • 67.6
G. Maxwell
13 (4)
M. Marsh
14 (9)
I. Sodhi
1-0-15-0
7.6
6
Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
SIX! Sodhi Overcompensates and pays the price! Short and down leg, Glenn Maxwell helps it with the pull and deposits it in the crowd clearing the deep square leg fence.
7.5
2
Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
Sodhi bowls it wide outside off on a fuller length after seeing Maxwell readying himself for another reverse sweep. He gets no real connection and hits it to widish short third man for a brace.
7.4
4
Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
FOUR! Maxwell won't stay still for long. Sodhi bowls a bit wide of off on a length, Glenn Maxwell employs his famous reverse sweep and hits it over the backward point region for a four.
7.3
1
Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
Slides it into the stump line on a fuller length, Mitchell Marsh steers it along the grass to long on for a single.
7.2
1
Ish Sodhi To Glenn Maxwell
Slower and outside off on a tad fuller length, Glenn Maxwell cuts it past cover-point and jogs a single.
7.1
1
Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
Full and on the stumps, Mitchell Marsh runs it to deep square leg for a single.
'The Big Show', Glenn Maxwell comes out to the middle now. Also, Ish Sodhi replaces Lockie Ferguson.
End Of The Over 7 : 69/2
13 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 66.2
  • 66.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • W6.6
D. Warner
32 (20)
M. Marsh
12 (7)
M. Santner
1-0-13-1
6.6
W
Mitchell Santner To David Warner OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! A big, big blow for Australia and the Kiwi skipper makes a solid comeback in the over. Santner drops a flighted delivery on off and fuller in length, David Warner sits on his knee and again attempts to clear the fence for a maximum, but ends it hitting with the toe-end of the bat with no real timing on it. The ball spoons up in the air and carries straight to Glenn Phillips at deep mid-wicket. Santner has the last laugh and the crowd sends off Warner with a roar.
6.5
0
Mitchell Santner To David Warner
Flat and on off, David Warner digs it out to the bowler.
6.4
0
Mitchell Santner To David Warner
Slow and short, inviting Warner to repeat and make a mistake, but he improvises it to the off side.
6.3
6
Mitchell Santner To David Warner
SIX! Same result. It's not a good night for the turners it seems like! Flighted short-pitched delivery on off, David Warner rocks back and pulls it over deep mid-wicket for another biggie.
6.2
6
Mitchell Santner To David Warner
SIX! Warner takes on the charge. Drops it full and on off, David Warner sits on his knee and slogs it over cow corner for a biggie.
6.1
1
Mitchell Santner To Mitchell Marsh
Just short. Around the wicket on a fuller length, Mitchell Marsh mistimes the drive trying to overhit it in front of the cover. Single taken.
New Zealand going with spin now as Mitchell Santner comes into the attack now.
End Of The Over 6 : 56/1
5 Runs
  • 1 LB5.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 25.4
  • 25.5
  • 05.6
D. Warner
20 (15)
M. Marsh
11 (6)
L. Ferguson
2-0-12-0
5.6
0
Lockie Ferguson To David Warner
A dot to end the over. 52/1 in the Powerplay for Australia. Lockie Ferguson serves a low full toss, on off, David Warner pushes it straight to extra covers.
5.5
2
Lockie Ferguson To David Warner
In the air...but safe! Rachin Ravindra just lost it in the lights. But a top effort. Ferguson bangs in short and across off, David Warner miscues his pull behind mid-wicket. Rachin Ravindra runs backward keeping his eyes on the ball but shells it without getting any fingertips on it diving to his front. Two runs taken.
5.4
2
Lockie Ferguson To David Warner
Just on top of off on a hard length, David Warner flat-bats it along the ground behind mid off for a brace.
5.3
0
Lockie Ferguson To David Warner
At 150 clicks on the nagging length across off, David Warner rides on the bounce and finds the fielder at point.
5.2
0
Lockie Ferguson To David Warner
Steams in and follows the batter and bowls it fuller and wide of off, David Warner shuffles wide across off but misses to connect the drive, as the ball slants across his outside edge.
5.1
lb
Lockie Ferguson To Mitchell Marsh
Angles in down leg on the pads on the length, Mitchell Marsh goes to flick but wears on the pads and it trickles to short fine. They cross for a leg bye.
Lockie Ferguson replaces Adam Milne.
End Of The Over 5 : 51/1
22 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 14.2
  • 44.3
  • 64.4
  • 14.5
  • 64.6
D. Warner
16 (10)
M. Marsh
11 (5)
T. Southee
2-0-26-0
4.6
6
Tim Southee To David Warner
SIX MORE! 22 runs off the over! Tim Southee lands this short and on middle, takes pace off, David Warner has all the time in the world to rock back and whacks it over the deep square leg fence for another maximum. 50 up for Australia!
4.5
1
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
Back of a length and on leg, Mitchell Marsh works it through square leg for one.
4.4
6
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
SIX! BANG! Oh...wow this is a big one! Tim Southee tries to target the pads, on middle, shaping away, Mitchell Marsh picks it up, and uses the flick of the wrists to whip it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.
4.3
4
Tim Southee To Mitchell Marsh
FOUR! Nice shot! Tim Southee serves this a bit fuller and around off, Mitchell Marsh takes a couple of steps forward, throws his hands at it and slices it over covers for a boundary.
4.2
1
Tim Southee To David Warner
On a length and on middle, slower too, David Warner clips it towards square leg for a single.
4.1
4
Tim Southee To David Warner
FOUR! A bit lucky for Warner! Tim Southee bangs this short and around middle, David Warner goes for the pull shot but only manages to glove it, the ball goes well over the keeper's head and to the fence for a boundary.
Tim Southee (1-0-4-0) to bowl now as he replaces Lockie Ferguson.
End Of The Over 4 : 29/1
8 Runs
  • 43.1
  • 03.2
  • 43.3
  • W3.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
M. Marsh
0 (2)
D. Warner
5 (7)
A. Milne
2-0-17-1
3.6
0
Adam Milne To Mitchell Marsh
Short of a length and outside off, Mitchell Marsh leaves it alone.
3.5
0
Adam Milne To Mitchell Marsh
A huge shout for LBW, but turned down! Milne looks confident and Tim Southee also convinces Mitchell Santner to go for the review. This one is pitched up around middle, swinging in sharply, Mitchell Marsh tries to work it away but misses getting hit on the pads. It looks like going down the leg side. UltraEdge confirms no bat involved and Ball Tracking shows it is missing leg. New Zealand lose a review!
Mitchell Marsh the skipper is in at number 3.
3.4
W
Adam Milne To Travis Head OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! An excellent running catch from Tim Southee! Travis Head swings his way back to the hut now as Adam Milne draws first blood. This is full and around off, Travis Head steps across to slog it across the line but gets it from the toe-end of the bat, the ball goes high in the air behind mid on, Tim Southee runs backward, keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a fine catch diving forward. Australia lose their first wicket!
3.3
4
Adam Milne To Travis Head
FOUR! Not a bad delivery, but a fine shot! Adam Milne lands this on a good length and just around off, jags back in sharply, Travis Head gets hurried, loses his bottom hand again, but manages to get enough bat on it to guide it past point for another boundary.
3.2
0
Adam Milne To Travis Head
Full again and well outside off, angling away again, Travis Head loses his bottom hand trying to swipe at that, and misses.
3.1
4
Adam Milne To Travis Head
FOUR! Up and over! Adam Milne serves this full and angling away from the left-hander, Travis Head goes down and smacks it over extra covers for a boundary.
End Of The Over 3 : 21/0
8 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 12.3
  • 62.4
  • 12.5
  • 02.6
D. Warner
5 (7)
T. Head
16 (11)
L. Ferguson
1-0-8-0
2.6
0
Lockie Ferguson To David Warner
On a length and around off, David Warner steers it towards point and sends his partner back.
2.5
1
Lockie Ferguson To Travis Head
Goes fuller this time, on leg, follows the batter well, Travis Head gets cramped and nudges it towards mid-wicket for just one.
2.4
6
Lockie Ferguson To Travis Head
SIX! BANG! First one for Australia! Lockie Ferguson bangs this short again and on middle, Travis Head does well to get on top of the bounce and pulls it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. Finally, he gets one from the middle of the bat.
2.3
1
Lockie Ferguson To David Warner
Good bowling! Lockie Ferguson bangs this one into the pitch, on middle, and takes off sharply, David Warner gets surprised, takes his eyes off it but manages to fend it down towards square leg for a single.
2.2
0
Lockie Ferguson To David Warner
Lockie Ferguson sees the batter back away and lands this short of a length, well outside off, David Warner tries to reach for it but fails to do so. He looks at the umpire but no signal is given.
2.1
0
Lockie Ferguson To David Warner
Lockie Ferguson starts with a pitched-up delivery, on off, David Warner drills it straight to mid off.
Lockie Ferguson to operate now and he replaces Tim Southee.
End Of The Over 2 : 13/0
9 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 21.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 21.5
  • 41.6
T. Head
9 (9)
D. Warner
4 (3)
A. Milne
1-0-9-0
1.6
4
Adam Milne To Travis Head
FOUR! A streaky one! Adam Milne continues with his fuller length, on the middle, angling away, Travis Head tries to push it away but gets an outside edge that flies past the short third man for a boundary.
1.5
2
Adam Milne To Travis Head
In the air...safe! Adam Milne pitches this one up on off, Travis Head tries to go for the slog again but mistimes it high in the air, Rachin Ravindra from mid-wicket runs after it but fails to reach it. Two more runs added to the total. Head is not timing the ball at all here.
1.4
0
Adam Milne To Travis Head
Pulls his length back a bit now, on off, shaping away, Travis Head tries to guide it away but gets beaten by the pace.
1.3
0
Adam Milne To Travis Head
Swing and a miss! Adam Milne goes full again and on off, angling away, Travis Head once again tries to go leg side but only connects with thin air.
1.2
2
Adam Milne To Travis Head
Just wide! This is full and on off, Travis Head tries to slog it across the line but hits it from the bottom half of the bat, the ball flies in the air and goes just wide mid on who collects it afterward. Two runs taken.
1.1
1
Adam Milne To David Warner
Adam Milne begins with a fuller one as well, on off, shaping away, David Warner pushes it through covers for a single.
Adam Milne to operate from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 4/0
4 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 20.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
T. Head
1 (4)
D. Warner
3 (2)
T. Southee
1-0-4-0
0.6
0
Tim Southee To Travis Head
Slower one, on a length and on off, Travis Head dabs it straight to point. Just 4 runs off the first over.
0.5
1
Tim Southee To David Warner
Touch fuller and on middle, David Warner tucks it wide of mid-wicket for a run.
0.4
2
Tim Southee To David Warner
Short of a length and around off, David Warner hops up and steers it through backward point for a couple of runs and gets off the mark.
0.3
1
Tim Southee To Travis Head
Travis Head and Australia are underway! This is pitched up and on middle, Travis Head swipes it off the inside half of the bat towards deep square leg for a single.
0.2
0
Tim Southee To Travis Head
Back of a length and on middle, shaping in again, Travis Head backs away but mistimes his heave straight to short mid-wicket.
0.1
0
Tim Southee To Travis Head
Oh...close! Tim Southee starts with a full delivery, on middle, shaping in sharply, Travis Head tries to play at it but just manages to get an inside edge onto his pads. That saves him otherwise he was plumb in front.
Match Info
  • Venue Sky Stadium, Wellington
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Australia beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
  • Player of the Match Mitchell Marsh
  • Umpire Shaun Haig (NZ), Wayne Knights (NZ) and Chris Brown (NZ)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 215/3 in 20.0 overs
  • New Zealand 200/3 in 19.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 off 58 balls between D Conway (34) and R Ravindra (62)
  • R Ravindra maiden T20I fifty: 50 runs in 29 balls (1x4) (4x6)
  • New Zealand 151/1 in 14.2 overs
  • D Conway 10th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 34 balls (4x4) (2x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 35 balls between D Conway (23) and R Ravindra (21)
  • New Zealand 100/1 in 10.1 overs
  • Drinks: New Zealand 97/1 in 10.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): New Zealand 68/1
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 24 balls between F Allen (24) and D Conway (24)
  • New Zealand 50/0 in 3.5 overs
  • Josh Clarkson makes his T20I debut for New Zealand
  • Referral 2 (19.1 ovs): NZ against M Marsh (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 0, AUS: 2)
  • Australia 200/4 in 18.6 overs
  • Australia 150/3 in 14.3 overs
  • M Marsh 9th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 29 balls (2x4) (5x6)
  • Drinks: Australia 110/2 in 10.0 overs
  • Australia 100/2 in 9.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Australia 56/1
  • Australia 51/1 in 5.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (3.5 ovs): NZ against M Marsh (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 1, AUS: 2)
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Travis Head AUS10234.00
Glenn Phillips NZ101101.00
Mitchell Marsh AUS9898.00
Rachin Ravindra NZ6868.00
Devon Conway NZ6331.50
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Lockie Ferguson NZ54.46
Mitchell Santner NZ59.30
Adam Zampa AUS510.66
Adam Milne NZ411.30
Ben Sears NZ38.50
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