AUS beat NZ: Kane Richardson shines as clinical Australia defeats New Zealand by 3 wickets in last-over thriller

AUS beat NZ: Kane Richardson shines as clinical Australia defeats New Zealand by 3 wickets in last-over thriller
AUS beat NZ: Kane Richardson shines as clinical Australia defeats New Zealand by 3 wickets in last-over thriller

AUS beat NZ by 3 wickets- A clinical batting and bowling performance helped Australia beat New Zealand by 3 wickets on Monday. Kane Richardson and Adam Zampa restricted New Zealand to 158 in their allotted 20 overs as Aussies opted to bowl. Richardson, in particular, returned with 3/24 in his 4 overs. Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson and James Neesham chipped in with their 30s but failed to play till the end. Follow T20 World Cup live updates on insidesport.in

AUS beat NZ: Kane Richardson shines as clinical Australia defeats New Zealand by 3 wickets

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New Zealand Innings 158/7 (20 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Martin Guptill lbw b A Zampa 30 20 4 1 150.00
Daryl Mitchell Retired hurt 33 22 4 1 150.00
Kane Williamson (C) b A Zampa 37 30 5 0 123.33
Devon Conway lbw b Mitchell Starc 12 14 1 0 85.71
Glenn Phillips b AC Agar 2 6 0 0 33.33
Jimmy Neesham c Steven Smith b KW Richardson 31 18 3 2 172.22
Mitchell Santner c AC Agar b KW Richardson 2 6 0 0 33.33
Tim Southee c AC Agar b KW Richardson 3 4 0 0 75.00
Kyle Jamieson Not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extra 8 (b 0, w 8, nb 0, lb 0)
Total 158/7 (20)
Yet To Bat TL SeifertMS ChapmanTD AstleTA BoultLH FergusonIS Sodhi
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Mitchell Starc 4 0 30 1 7.50
Kane Richardson 4 0 24 3 6.00
Ashton Agar 4 0 34 1 8.50
Mitchell Marsh 4 0 53 0 13.25
Adam Zampa 4 0 17 2 4.25
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
MJ Guptill 1-44 4.6
KS Williamson 2-114 13.5
DP Conway 3-120 14.4
Glenn Phillips 4-133 16.1
Mitchell Santner 5-141 17.5
TG Southee 6-152 19.2
JD Neesham 7-158 19.6

 

In reply, the batting department guided Australia to a 3 wickets victory. Steve Smith slammed 35 runs off just 30 deliveries while Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis and Aston Agar chipped in with their 20s. Their contributions helped Australia clinch victory with a ball to spare. Mitchell Santner and Trent Boult scalped 3 and 2 wickets respectively.

AUS beat NZ: Kane Richardson shines as clinical Australia defeats New Zealand by 3 wickets

Australia Innings 159/7 (19.5 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
David Warner c MJ Guptill b TG Southee 0 1 0 0 0.00
Aaron Finch (C) b Mitchell Santner 24 19 1 2 126.32
Mitchell Marsh c IS Sodhi b TA Boult 24 15 3 1 160.00
Steven Smith b Mitchell Santner 35 30 3 0 116.67
Marcus Stoinis c Mitchell Santner b TA Boult 28 23 1 1 121.74
Matthew Wade (WK) c TG Southee b Mitchell Santner 0 2 0 0 0.00
Ashton Agar c & b KA Jamieson 23 18 2 1 127.78
Mitchell Starc Not out 13 9 1 0 144.44
Josh Inglis Not out 8 2 2 0 400.00
Extra 4 (b 2, w 2, nb 0, lb 0)
Total 159/7 (19.5)
Yet To Bat GJ MaxwellPat CumminsJosh HazlewoodKW RichardsonMitchell SwepsonA Zampa
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Tim Southee 4 0 42 1 10.50
Kyle Jamieson 3.5 0 42 1 10.96
Mitchell Santner 4 0 22 3 5.50
Trent Boult 3 0 13 2 4.33
Ish Sodhi 2 0 14 0 7.00
Jimmy Neesham 2 0 15 0 7.50
Todd Astle 1 0 9 0 9.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
David Warner 1-0 0.1
MR Marsh 2-40 4.1
AJ Finch 3-66 7.4
Steven Smith 4-114 14.2
MS Wade 5-114 14.4
MP Stoinis 6-115 15.1
AC Agar 7-151 19.3

 

Australia will next face India on October 20. The four-time World Champions in 50-over format are still in search of a maiden T20 World Cup title.

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