Match Details

AUS vs NZ 2nd T20, AUS vs NZ 2024

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Australia won by 72 runs 🏆
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B Sears Logo
B Sears Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
D Conway Logo
D Conway Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
N Ellis Logo
N Ellis Jersy



N Ellis

Econ: 5.33
15th Over:
= 4
Last Over:
= 13
This Over:
= 1


Inn 1
Inn 2
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Mitchell Marsh (Australia Captain): "Great win for us. Our backs were against the wall. I thought we were 50 short. But the way our bowlers came out and performed was outstanding. A collective effort.

It's one of those grounds were you get lured into the short boundaries. The wicket was good. Had steep bounce which we should be used to.

One of our mantras as a batting unit is to keep taking the game on and trusting our skills. I was proud of the fact we did that.

 I think all of our teams have been backed into corners in the last 12 months and we've found a way to get out of them. Tonight was another great example of that."  
Mitchell Santner (New Zealand Captain): "We were pretty happy at halfway, especially after the start they got off to. Credit to the boys. To get wickets through the middle was key, it was the only way to slow them down really. Lockie showed his class again tonight. I thought Sears bowled extremely well.

It was Gary [Stead's] decision [re batting at No.3]. It was unfortunate with Devon. But some good news, it's not broken. We'll see how he goes in a couple of days but obviously the Test matches coming up are pretty important as well. Wickets in the powerplay is where we lost the game totally, the way they hit their hard lengths, playing those cross-bat shots were quite difficult. Maybe we could have soaked it up a bit longer."  
Glenn Maxwell has gone past Aaron Finch's 125 sixes in T-20I, which is the most sixes for Australia in T-20I. 
Pat Cummins (Player of the Match): "Don't know how I ended up with it, but, yeah, it's always enjoy batting, especially in this format. We give it a bit of a swing and a few came off the edges and flew to the boundary, but I'll take it. 

(Batting) I do most of the time. Especially here. You know when you're looking for sixes and fours and feels like you got a bit more of a license. I enjoy not having the captaincy responsibilities, just heading out to the boundary and then coming in to bowl. It's something I really enjoy. As for Australia's bowlers being so good, well, tonight, the conditions were in our favor. The pitch had some assistance, and everyone performed well. It was reminiscent of a wicket like the WACA, with a bit of sideways movement."
Player of the Match: Pat Cummins
Best bowling figures for Australia in men's T20Is vs New Zealand:

6/30- Ashton Agar, Wellington, 2021

4/23- Andrew Tye, Sydney, 2018

4/29- Michael Kasprowicz, Auckland, 2005

4/34- Adam Zampa, Auckland, TODAY
2:54 PM IST, 10:24 PM Local Time: That's it. A comprehensive win for Australia as they thump the hosts New Zealand by 72 runs to clinch the T20I series 2-0 with a game to spare. They were the better side throughout the day and outplayed New Zealand in all facets of the game. The Kiwis with a lot of thinking to do going ahead in the series.  

Chasing 175 for the win, New Zealand never got going and lost wickets at regular intervals. The top order was blown away in the absence of Devon Conway who was out with an injured thumb but not a fracture thankfully. Only Glenn Phillips was the one who fought for the Kiwis with his 42 off 35 balls. Josh Clarkson got to double figures while Trent Boult had fun out there for his 16 off 11 balls. Nothing to ride home about as New Zealand were bowled out for 102 in 17 overs. 8 extras given by the fielding side. 

Adam Zampa turned out to be the pick of the bowlers for Australia with figures of 4/34 in 4 overs. Nathan Ellis chipped in with a couple of wickets for 16 runs in 3 overs. A wicket apiece for Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Marsh the skipper as the Aussies gave hardly anything away in the field. They were miserly in giving away runs as well. 

Earlier in the game, Australia were put into bat first by New Zealand and they came out all guns blazing courtesy Travis Head who looked good for his 45 off 22 balls. He lost his partner Steve Smith for 11. The skipper Mitchell Marsh looked good for his 26 off 21 balls. Tim David laboured his way to 17 off 19 balls. The Aussies lost their way after a cracking start as New Zealand came back in the middle overs and at the death. But Pat Cummins played an important hand with the bat as he scored a crucial 28 off 22 balls. Nathan Ellis scored 11. As many as 23 extras were given by the New Zealand bowlers as Australia ended with 174 in 19.5 overs.  

Lockie Ferguson was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers today with figures of 4/12 in 3.5 overs. Ben Sears supported him well with figures of 2/29 in 4 overs. A couple of wickets apiece to skipper Mitchell Santner and Adam Milne as Trent Boult had a rare off day with the ball in hand. 

So, Australia win by 72 runs to clinch the T20I series 2-0 with a game to spare.  
New Zealand
Ben Sears
Nathan Ellis
Devon Conway will not come out to bat. So, this is the end of the New Zealand innings and a comprehensive win for Australia as they clinch the 3-match T20I series 2-0 with a game to spare. 
16.6 N Ellis to L Ferguson
W WICKET! BOWLED'EM! Another nail in the coffin! Full-length pace on delivery on the stumps. Ferguson swings hard at it but fails to get any connection on it as the ball sneaks past the bat and rattles the stumps. The players are shaking hands, and it's confirmed that Conway won't come out to bat. Australia win by 72 runs to clinch the series, with one game still left in the series. 
16.5 N Ellis to B Sears
1 Full and straight at the middle stump line. Sears drills it down to long-on for a single. 
16.4 N Ellis to B Sears
0 Back of a length outside off. Sears chops it in the off-side. 
16.3 N Ellis to B Sears
0 A loud appeal for lbw but the umpire is unmoved. Length delivery nipping on the leg stump line. Sears misses it on the pads. 
16.2 N Ellis to B Sears
0 Back of a length outside off. Sears opens the face of the bat and dabs it to backward point for none.