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Australia vs New Zealand, Super 10 - Match 17 Match Summary

AUS vs NZ, 2016 - Summary

Australia vs New Zealand Scorecard
Match Ended   
134/9 (20)
142/8 (20)
New Zealand beat Australia by 8 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Mitchell McClenaghan
NZ 142/8
Bat Top Batsmen
39 (27)
  • 2x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 144.44SR
27 (20)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 135.00SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 6.00
AUS 134/9
Bat Top Batsmen
38 (27)
  • 6x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 140.74SR
24 (23)
  • 0x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 104.34SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
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.
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.
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!
Corey Anderson To Peter Nevill
Back of a length on middle and off, Nevill pulls it away on the leg side for a single.
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?
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.
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.
Over 19 : 124/7
3 Runs
    J. Faulkner
    2 (3)
    Nathan Coulter
    0 (0)
    M. McClenaghan
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Mitchell McClenaghan To James Faulkner
    Swing and a miss! On length and way outside off, Faulkner goes for the pull but misses.
    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?
    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.
    Over 18 : 121/5
    5 Runs
      M. Marsh
      24 (22)
      A. Agar
      9 (6)
      I. Sodhi
      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?
      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.
      Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
      Marsh drives this down to long off for a single.
      Ish Sodhi To Mitchell Marsh
      Tossed up leg spinner outside off, Marsh is beaten as he tries to cut that away.
      Ish Sodhi To Ashton Agar
      Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
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