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New Zealand vs Australia, 1st T20I Match Summary

NZ vs AUS, 2024 - T20 Summary

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Match Ended   
215/3 (20.0/20)
216/4 (20.0/20)
Australia beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
NZ 215/3
Bat Top Batsmen
68 (35)
  • 2x4s
  • 6x6s
  • 194.28SR
63 (46)
  • 5x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 136.95SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
3
OVERS
21/1
R/W
4
OVERS
39/1
R/W
AUS 216/4
Bat Top Batsmen
72 (44)
  • 2x4s
  • 7x6s
  • 163.63SR
32 (20)
  • 1x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 160SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
4
OVERS
42/2
R/W
4
OVERS
23/1
R/W
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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
20 OV
16 Runs
T. Southee to M. Marsh T. David
  • 1 WD19.1
  • 1 LB19.1
  • 119.2
  • 1 LB19.3
  • 619.4
  • 219.5
  • 419.6
19 OV
19 Runs
A. Milne to M. Marsh T. David
  • 118.1
  • 1 B18.2
  • 118.3
  • 418.4
  • 618.5
  • 618.6
18 OV
8 Runs
L. Ferguson to T. David M. Marsh
  • 117.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 617.4
  • 017.5
  • 117.6
17 OV
3 Runs
M. Santner to J. Inglis M. Marsh T. David
  • 116.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 016.4
  • W16.5
  • 116.6
16 OV
13 Runs
I. Sodhi to M. Marsh J. Inglis
  • 315.1
  • 015.2
  • 1 WD15.3
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 615.5
  • 215.6
15 OV
12 Runs
T. Southee to M. Marsh J. Inglis
  • 1 WD14.1
  • 1 WD14.1
  • 1 WD14.1
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 214.3
  • 614.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
14 OV
4 Runs
I. Sodhi to J. Inglis M. Marsh
  • 113.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
18 Runs
A. Milne to M. Marsh J. Inglis
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 412.3
  • 112.4
  • 612.5
  • 612.6
12 OV
10 Runs
M. Santner to J. Inglis M. Marsh
  • 111.1
  • 611.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 011.5
  • 111.6
11 OV
3 Runs
L. Ferguson to M. Marsh G. Maxwell J. Inglis
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • W10.3
  • 1 WD10.4
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
10 Runs
I. Sodhi to G. Maxwell M. Marsh
  • 09.1
  • 1 WD9.2
  • 19.2
  • 1 WD9.3
  • 09.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 69.6
9 OV
16 Runs
M. Santner to M. Marsh G. Maxwell
  • 68.1
  • 48.2
  • 08.3
  • 18.4
  • 48.5
  • 18.6
8 OV
15 Runs
I. Sodhi to M. Marsh G. Maxwell
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 17.3
  • 47.4
  • 27.5
  • 67.6
7 OV
13 Runs
M. Santner to M. Marsh D. Warner
  • 16.1
  • 66.2
  • 66.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • W6.6
6 OV
5 Runs
L. Ferguson to M. Marsh D. Warner
  • 1 LB5.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 25.4
  • 25.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
22 Runs
T. Southee to D. Warner M. Marsh
  • 44.1
  • 14.2
  • 44.3
  • 64.4
  • 14.5
  • 64.6
4 OV
8 Runs
A. Milne to T. Head M. Marsh
  • 43.1
  • 03.2
  • 43.3
  • W3.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
8 Runs
L. Ferguson to D. Warner T. Head
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 12.3
  • 62.4
  • 12.5
  • 02.6
2 OV
9 Runs
A. Milne to D. Warner T. Head
  • 11.1
  • 21.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 21.5
  • 41.6
1 OV
4 Runs
T. Southee to T. Head D. Warner
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 20.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
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
PlayerWicketsEco.
Lockie Ferguson NZ54.46
Mitchell Santner NZ59.30
Adam Zampa AUS510.66
Adam Milne NZ411.30
Ben Sears NZ38.50
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