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New Zealand vs Australia, 2nd T20I Match Summary

NZ vs AUS, 2021 - T20 Summary

New Zealand vs Australia Scorecard
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Match Ended   
University Oval, Dunedin , Feb 25, 2021
219/7 (20.0/20)
215/8 (20.0/20)
New Zealand beat Australia by 4 runs
NZ 219/7
Bat Top Batsmen
97 (50)
  • 6x4s
  • 8x6s
  • 194SR
53 (35)
  • 2x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 151.42SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 10.75
4
OVERS
43/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 9.75
4
OVERS
39/1
R/W
AUS 215/8
Bat Top Batsmen
78 (37)
  • 7x4s
  • 5x6s
  • 210.81SR
45 (32)
  • 2x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 140.62SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 7.75
4
OVERS
31/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 10
1
OVERS
10/2
R/W
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That's your lot for the day. We witnessed a thrilling encounter and New Zealand managed to edge out Australia to gain a 2-0 lead. The action now moves to Wellington for the third T20I and it's on 3rd March 2021. Do join us at 1900 local (0600 GMT) for the coverage. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!
New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson starts by saying there were flashbacks of the last time (referring to Stoinis' 146 back in the 2016/17 ODI series). Mentions that it was an incredible partnership between Sams and Stoinis. Reckons that it was a pretty strong performance from New Zealand. Adds that on this ground, you are always in the game and they knew the power Australia have in their batting. States that they just wanted to execute their plans. Williamson further says that it was a fantastic atmosphere and it's great to get the result. He terms the knock of Martin Guptill as outstanding and stresses that there were a number of other contributions as well. Admits that it's not an easy thing to defend here and they have a lot of positives to take and build on for the next game.
Australia skipper, Aaron Finch says that they got back into a great position and that partnership between Sams and Stoinis was extraordinary. Calls the batting effort of Stoinis dynamic and praises Sams' effort as well. Feels that Trent Boult bowled a beautiful 18th over which halted their momentum. Mentions that it was a good game of cricket and it would have been nice to be on the winning side. Mentions that they didn't bowl too badly and it was some great batting on display by Guptill and Williamson. Calls it a wonderful place to play cricket and shares that hospitality in this country has been great.
The Player of the Match is Martin Guptill. Says that it's nice to score some runs and is happy with the win. Tells that Stoinis nearly did it against them once and he nearly pulled off this evening as well. Nice to spend some time in the middle, he adds. Shares that it was a good experience playing in front of the crowd and hopes that they enjoyed the contest.
A day to forget for the bowlers! They were taken to the cleaners in this minuscule stadium. Still, a couple of overs bowled at the death by Jhye Richardson and Kane Richardson were noteworthy. And just when it appeared that it's impossible for the spinners to succeed here, Mitchell Santner produced a magical spell to pick four wickets in the match, of which, three came in his final over. His efforts kept the Blackcaps on top although they lost the plot afterwards. Anyway, a hard-earned win for them and they will be delighted to survive the onslaught by Sams and Stoinis.
Earlier in the day, Martin Guptill returned to form and scored a fantastic 97. His century stand with Williamson took them towards a big total and Neesham's handy cameo zoomed their score to 219. Eventually, that proved to be 'just' enough to bag a win.
The chase never got going for Australia as they lost wickets at regular intervals. The writing appeared to be on the wall once Santner delivered a 3-wicket over but what we witnessed after that was scintillating. It was a stunning partnership between Sams and Stoinis as they plundered runs at will. Their 92-run stand from 40 balls revived the chase for Australia and brought them on the cusp of victory. But then, Trent Boult bowled a magnificent 18th over, giving away just 6 runs and built some pressure. Still, the touring team was in the game with 15 needed off the final over but James Neesham kept his calm and bowled a splendid over under pressure to defend the total.
Phew! What a thrilling end to the game! Heart-pumping, adrenaline rushing. New Zealand have managed to hang in there, just by the skin of their teeth. A thorough entertaining contest. Truly a high-scoring humdinger. Take a bow, New Zealand. Take a bow, Australia!
Over 20 : 215/8
10 Runs
  • W 19.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 619.4
  • W 19.5
  • 419.6
J. Richardson
4 (1)
K. Richardson
0 (0)
J. Neesham
1-0-10-2
19.6
4
James Neesham To Jhye Richardson
FOUR! But that's not enough! Too full and wide outside off, Jhye throws his bat at it and edges it past short third man for a boundary. New Zealand win by 4 runs!
19.5
W
James Neesham To Marcus Stoinis OUT!
OUT! It has gone sooooo high... SOUTHEE UNDER IT! The crowd has gone bonkers. Too full and on middle, it's in the slot, Stoinis tries to hammer it over the leg side but ends up skying it behind the bowler. Southee moves across to his left from long on and hangs onto the catch. Neesham has done it. Kane is the new batsman.
19.4
6
James Neesham To Marcus Stoinis
SIX! This one has gone the distance! A low full toss on middle and off, Stoinis shows the power of the Hulk. Latches onto it and dismisses it over wide long on. 9 needed off 2 balls.
19.3
0
James Neesham To Marcus Stoinis
TURNS DOWN THE RUN! A low full toss on off, Stoinis only manages to force it down to long on. 15 needed off 3 balls.
19.2
0
James Neesham To Marcus Stoinis
Wide NOT given! The crowd rejoice. Stoinis can't believe it. Full and angling down the leg side, Marcus moves across to flick but misses.
Jhye Richardson is the new batsman in.
19.1
W
James Neesham To Daniel Sams OUT!
OUT! It's a WICKET! Neesham, you lucky chap! The crowd goes bananas. Crucially, it's a dot ball. Full toss on middle, Sams tries to heave it over mid-wicket but finds the fielder near the fence. Glenn Phillips hangs on to the pressure catch. 15 needed off 5 balls. Stoinis is back on strike.
James Neesham to bowl the pressure over. 15 needed off 6 balls. Phew! Going down to the wire.
Over 19 : 205/6
15 Runs
  • 1 WD 18.1
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 418.3
  • 618.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
D. Sams
41 (14)
M. Stoinis
72 (33)
T. Southee
4-0-47-1
18.6
1
Tim Southee To Daniel Sams
Too full and on off, Sams keeps it out to covers for one.
18.5
1
Tim Southee To Marcus Stoinis
Slower full toss outside off, Marcus only manages to push it to covers for one.
18.4
6
Tim Southee To Marcus Stoinis
SIX! It's huge! Short in length and on off, Stoinis hangs on the back foot and pulls it thunderously over mid-wicket. Into the top tier. 17 needed off 8 balls.
18.3
4
Tim Southee To Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! Gets one away! Southee misses his line and delivers a full ball on the pads, Stoinis whips it behind square leg for a boundary. 23 needed off 9 balls.
18.2
1
Tim Southee To Daniel Sams
Another single! Too full and around leg, it's flicked to deep square leg for one.
18.1
1
Tim Southee To Marcus Stoinis
Only a run! Short and wide outside off, Stoinis whacks it to deep point. The crowd is getting involved, this is going down to the wire.
18.1
wd
Tim Southee To Marcus Stoinis
Wide! Southee delivers full and wide outside off, the batsman allows it through. Tim is not happy with the call.
Over 18 : 190/6
6 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 1 WD 17.4
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
M. Stoinis
60 (29)
D. Sams
39 (12)
T. Boult
4-0-30-0
17.6
1
Trent Boult To Marcus Stoinis
Just a run as it's pushed down to long on for a run. Brilliant from Boult, execution under pressure was immaculate. Only 6 from the over, 30 needed off 12 balls.
17.5
1
Trent Boult To Daniel Sams
Robbed off a boundary! A low full toss on middle, Sams drills it straight back and it hits the umpire at the other end and deflects to long on. Only a run.
17.4
1
Trent Boult To Marcus Stoinis
Mix-up, safe! Too full in length and on middle, Stoinis eases it down to long on for a run. Sams turns for the single but Marcus ain't interested. The throw is at the bowler's end, i.e. the wrong end.
17.4
wd
Trent Boult To Marcus Stoinis
Wide! A length ball down the leg side, Stoinis moves across for the paddle shot but misses.
17.3
0
Trent Boult To Marcus Stoinis
DOT BALL! A low full toss outside off, Stoinis drives it straight to Williamson at extra cover.
17.2
1
Trent Boult To Daniel Sams
Too full in length on middle, Sams clears his front leg and drills it down to long on for a run.
17.1
1
Trent Boult To Marcus Stoinis
On a length and outside off, it's lofted over covers for a run.
20 OV
10 Runs
J. Neesham to D. Sams & M. Stoinis & J. Richardson
  • W 19.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 619.4
  • W 19.5
  • 419.6
19 OV
15 Runs
T. Southee to M. Stoinis & D. Sams
  • 1 WD 18.1
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 418.3
  • 618.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
18 OV
6 Runs
T. Boult to M. Stoinis & D. Sams
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 017.3
  • 1 WD 17.4
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
17 OV
17 Runs
K. Jamieson to M. Stoinis & D. Sams
  • 416.1
  • 416.2
  • 116.3
  • 616.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
16 OV
25 Runs
T. Southee to M. Stoinis & D. Sams
  • 415.1
  • 115.2
  • 615.3
  • 215.4
  • 615.5
  • 615.6
15 OV
20 Runs
I. Sodhi to M. Stoinis & D. Sams
  • 614.1
  • 114.2
  • 114.3
  • 614.4
  • 1 WD 14.5
  • 114.5
  • 414.6
14 OV
9 Runs
T. Boult to M. Stoinis & D. Sams
  • 213.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 413.6
13 OV
6 Runs
M. Santner to M. Stoinis & J. Philippe & A. Agar & M. Marsh
  • 412.1
  • 112.2
  • W 12.3
  • 112.4
  • W 12.5
  • W 12.6
12 OV
15 Runs
I. Sodhi to M. Stoinis & J. Philippe
  • 411.1
  • 011.2
  • 411.3
  • 611.4
  • 111.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
5 Runs
M. Santner to G. Maxwell & M. Stoinis & J. Philippe
  • W 10.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
8 Runs
K. Jamieson to J. Philippe & G. Maxwell
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 09.4
  • 29.5
  • 49.6
9 OV
9 Runs
M. Santner to G. Maxwell & J. Philippe
  • 18.1
  • 48.2
  • 08.3
  • 18.4
  • 18.5
  • 1 WD 8.6
  • 18.6
8 OV
6 Runs
I. Sodhi to J. Philippe & A. Finch
  • 07.1
  • 27.2
  • 17.3
  • 27.4
  • 1 WD 7.5
  • 07.5
  • W 7.6
7 OV
11 Runs
M. Santner to J. Philippe & A. Finch
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 66.3
  • 06.4
  • 26.5
  • 16.6
6 OV
3 Runs
T. Boult to J. Philippe & A. Finch
  • 05.1
  • 15.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 15.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
15 Runs
K. Jamieson to J. Philippe & A. Finch
  • 64.1
  • 04.2
  • 64.3
  • 14.4
  • 14.5
  • 14.6
4 OV
2 Runs
T. Southee to A. Finch & M. Wade & J. Philippe
  • 13.1
  • 03.2
  • W 3.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 13.6
3 OV
16 Runs
K. Jamieson to M. Wade & A. Finch
  • 5 NB 2.1
  • 1 WD 2.1
  • 02.1
  • 62.2
  • 32.3
  • 02.4
  • 12.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
12 Runs
T. Boult to M. Wade & A. Finch
  • 41.1
  • 01.2
  • 1 WD 1.3
  • 41.3
  • 11.4
  • 11.5
  • 11.6
1 OV
5 Runs
T. Southee to M. Wade & A. Finch
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 40.6
Match Notes
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): New Zealand 45/1
  • New Zealand 52/1 in 6.2 overs
  • M Guptill 16th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 27 balls (4x4) (4x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 32 balls between M Guptill(38) and K Williamson(12)
  • New Zealand 100/1 in 11.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 103 off 53 balls between M Guptill(70) and K Williamson(33)
  • New Zealand 150/1 in 14.1 overs
  • K Williamson 13th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 32 balls (2x4) (3x6)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Australia 53/1
  • Australia 53/1 in 5.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (6.4 ovs): NZ against J Philippe (LBW) Unsuccessful (NZ: 1, AUS: 2)
  • Australia 100/3 in 11.3 overs
  • Australia 153/6 in 15.3 overs
  • 7th wkt Partnership: 50 off 18 balls between M Stoinis(23) and D Sams(30)
  • M Stoinis Maiden T20I fifty: 51 runs in 22 balls (5x4) (3x6)
  • Australia 203/6 in 18.4 overs
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Player Runs Avg.
Devon Conway NZ 99 -
Mitchell Marsh AUS 45 45.00
Glenn Phillips NZ 30 30.00
James Neesham NZ 26 26.00
Ashton Agar AUS 23 23.00
Player Wickets Eco.
Ish Sodhi NZ 4 7.00
Jhye Richardson AUS 2 7.75
Daniel Sams AUS 2 10.00

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