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Australia beat Kiwis in World T20 practice match

Updated: 15 September 2012 20:31 IST

Australia defeated neighbours New Zealand by 56 runs in a World Twenty20 practice match here Saturday.

Colombo:

Australia defeated neighbours New Zealand by 56 runs in a World Twenty20 practice match here Saturday.

Batting first, Australia made 139/6 with Shane Watson making 27, an unbeaten 25 to Matthew Wade and 24 each to David Warner and Glenn Maxwell.

In response, New Zealand struggled to regroup after the loss of early wickets, eventually being bowled out for 83 in 17 overs.

Brad Hogg took three wickets while Clint McKay, Shane Watson and Pat Cummins took two-a-piece.

Australia's next warm-up is against England Monday.

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