Match Details

AUS vs NZ 1st T20, AUS vs NZ 2024

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AUS
216-420.0
Australia won by 6 wickets 🏆
NZ
20.0215-3
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18th Over:
1
0
0
6
0
1
 
= 8
Last Over:
1
1b
1
4
6
6
 
= 19
This Over:
wd
1lb
1
1lb
6
2
4
 
= 16
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Player of the Match

Mitchell Marsh
1/21
72(44)
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R(B)4S6SSR
72 (44)31 (10)2 2 7 3 163.64 310.00
P'ship : 44(19)
Last Wkt :   Josh Inglis 20(20)
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0-524.0 13.00
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AUSAUS - 2nd Innings
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6 Over 6356
10 Over 93110
15 Over 165157
NZNZ - 1st Innings
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6 Over 5068
10 Over 9997
15 Over 142165
20 Over 224215

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That's it from our coverage for the series opener between New Zealand and Australia. Ninaad Dixit here signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Deepak Prakash and scorer/analyst Bishal Mandal. Stay tuned for more cricketing action from around the world.
Milestone Alert🚨:

➡Maxwell goes past Aaron Finch for playing most T-2OI for Australia. 

➡Tim Southee surpasses Martin Guptill for playing the most T-20I for New Zealand
Highest total successfully chased down by Australia in T-20I: 

245- vs New Zealand, February 2018
225- vs India, November 2023
215- vs New Zealand, Today
Mitchell Marsh (Australia Captain and Player of the Match): "Tim David is extremely calm and confident in his ability towards the end we are very lucky to have him. It was a great game of cricket.

Anytime you chase 216 it is a good effort. I found the wicket really good. Slower balls were gripping a little bit.

The batting unit trusts in each other's ability and everybody wants to bat freely and win us games. Just go out there to play their way.

Its great to be playing the T20s. There is a lot of history between the 2 teams and we have got 2 games to go at Eden park. Its a middle ground to play at. We have lots of experience over there so looking forward to it. We are here to win the series so we hope to do it at Auckland.

Every XI we pick is to go out there and win the game. Also got a Test series that starts in a week so we will sit down tomorrow and plan for the next game. Hopefully we can win the series."
Mitchell Santner (New Zealand Captain): "Yeah. I mean, the way kind of Tim David came out straight away and struck it, you know, I thought we didn't bowl too bad, but, you know, the power they possess all the way down is, I guess the reason why they're pretty good. 

It's obviously a pretty good score, but I guess we know that they keep coming with the bat and I guess the only way to stop them is to take wickets. And I guess we didn't really do that today, but, yeah, it was a hell of a game of cricket and we just got to reflect and move on. 

I guess you pick five bowlers to do a job and that's their job, I guess, but, yeah, I mean, trying to find a way to slow them down. Maybe it might have been another bowler, but yeah, I think when the Bison can mishit it up to six, it means I might have to go to the gym to get some arms like that. 

It's a completely different ground, obviously the dimensions. So, yeah, the plans will be slightly different there. Like I said, I think the key, even in our innings, is if you can take wickets, you can slow the runs down.

So I guess we have to find a way of trying to do that. But I thought we stuck in for a long time on a pretty good pitch and it was pretty close in the end."
Player of the Match: Mitchell Marsh
3:03 PM IST, 10:33 PM Local Time: Tim David has snatched a last ball victory for Australia to help the country seize their 3rd highest run chase in the history of T20 international cricket. Batting first after winning the toss, New Zealand posted 215/3 on the board with fifties from Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra.

The Kiwi opening bowlers Tim Southee and Adam Milne swung the ball well at the top creating trouble for the Australian top order and after Travis Head's departure Mitchell Marsh and Warner decided to go big in the 5th over attacking and scoring 22 runs against Southee.

Australia were 56/1 at the end of the powerplay. Mitchell Santner removed Warner for 32 in the 7th over with Glenn Maxwell playing a cameo of 25 in 11 balls before being bowled by Lockie Ferguson who was the pick of the Kiwi bowlers with 1/23 in 4 overs.

Captain Marsh continued the assault and moved to 50 in 29 deliveries. The bowlers got New Zealand back in the game cramping Josh Inglis who failed to get going and scored 20 in 20. Tim David arrived in the 17th over and smashed the bowlers all over the park.

With 16 runs required in the final over, Southee returned to the attack conceding just 4 runs in the first 3 balls but the next ball was smashed out of the park by David taking the requirement down to 4 off 1 ball. He targeted the leg side and found the fence.

Santner picked up 2/42 but was expensive. Ferguson and Adam Milne also got a wicket each but only Ferguson was able to put a lid on the scoring rate. Ish Sodhi conceded 42 in his wicketless spell. He bowled well in patches but was taken out for 3 sixes in his 4 overs.

The teams will face each other on Friday in the 2nd T20I.
OVER 20
Australia
216/4
Tim David
31(10)
Mitchell Marsh
72(44)
Tim Southee
0-52(4.0)
Goodness me! David has done it for Australia, and the visitors win the last ball thriller. Take a bow, Mr. Tim David! Australia win by 6 wickets on the final ball of the match. 
19.6 T Southee to T David
4 FOUR RUNS!! Tim David has done it for Australia! What a finisher! Southee bowls fuller on middle and leg stumps. David clears the front leg and hits it in the leg side. Times the stroke well and places it in the cow corner region. Phillips at deep midwicket runs to his left and dives but just misses the ball by a centimetre. Ball beats him and thumps into the boundary cushion.
4 needed off 1 ball. The fans are at the edge of their seats. 
19.5 T Southee to T David
2 Yorker outside the off stump. David drives through the covers for a couple of runs. Sweeper has to run to his right to collect the ball.
A crucial blow from Tim David. 6 needed off 2 balls. The third umpire is checking whether the ball landed on the boundary cushion or not. Yes, the ball has landed on the boundary cushion and it's a six. 
19.4 T Southee to T David
6 SIX RUNS! Tim David keeps Australian hopes alive! Low full toss angled down the leg side. David gets down on a knee and helps the ball on its way. Uses the pace well. The ball hits the fine leg boundary cushion on the full.
19.3 T Southee to M Marsh
1lb Full toss on the pads. Marsh swivels and misses. Gets a leg bye in the on side.
19.2 T Southee to T David
1 Yorker swinging back on the leg stump, driven towards mid off for a sharp single.
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