Glenn Maxwell falls and it is left to the lower order of Australia to save them from a massive defeat. 89/7 in 13.3 overs
THREE WICKETS FOR MITCHELL SANTNER Australia struggles to find momentum in the chase. The occasional limits are soon followed by the occasional wickets. Marcus Stoinis, Tim David and Matthew Wade are cheaply sent away. It’s now up to Glenn Maxwell, if not to drive the total down, then at least to make sure there isn’t a major NRR deficit that they leave behind. 82/6 in 12.2 overs
It’s hard to overestimate the importance of that wicket. Not only is Warner a brilliant player, but now that the lone left-handed left-hander has disappeared from Australia, Sodhi & Santner can now operate freely against the right-handers, who are largely struggling against spin. #T20WorldCup
09:07 AM • 10 Oct 2022
EARLY STUTTER Australia’s pursuit is in disarray in the power play itself. Shortly after the hosts lost their openers, Mitchell Marsh is also sent back. Two wickets for Tim Southee, one for Mitchell Santner and Australia are already recovering 34 for 3 in 4.5 overs
David Warner and Aaron Finch have run away to open the chase for Australia
Devon Conway’s undefeated 58-ball 92, bolstered by blazing hits from Finn Allen and James Neesham on both sides of the innings, has provoked New Zealand 200 for 3, in what has been an incredibly entertaining innings. None of the Australian bowlers had a good outing, with Mitchell Starc returning the most economic spell – 36 runs against in 4 overs. During the field report, it was suggested that scoring would not be easy. But it remains to be seen if it’s enough to beat the hosts in their opening clash.
Some credit to Devon Conway
Well played buddy @Devonconway_88 what a start to the World Cup!! Keep it up big boy!! 🏾
08:41 AM • 10 Oct 2022
LBW Adam Zampa strikes, but it’s no wicket that Australia will have too many reasons to celebrate. Kane Williamson is stuck leg ahead during a run-a-ball 23.
FIFTY Devon Conway has raised his half-century with a six, another maximum from the over’s first ball. This time, Adam Zampa bore the brunt of the attack.
Kane Williamson is struggling to get going today. Hitting 21 of 20 balls
Going from Finn Allen to Kane Williamson is like drinking Red Bull and falling asleep
07:27 AM • 10 Oct 2022
Australia has scaled back New Zealand’s score, especially by keeping an eye on Kane Williamson. However, Devon Conway occasionally pushes boundaries.90/1 in 9 overs
The Powerplay is done – New Zealand 65/1, their highest powerplay score in a T20 WC match
BOWLED Josh Hazlewood returns for his second over and cleans up Finn Allen with a Yorker. A much-needed break and reprieve for Australians. Allen’s turns end in 42. What fun that was! 56/1 in 4.1 surplus
Finn Allen reminisces here about Brendon McCullum’s playing days. He has slaughtered all the Australian pacesetters on the front line – Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood.
Finn Allen has taken the charge to Mitchell Starc, hammering the pacemaker into the gap for three boundaries. Quite an expensive start for Australia.
Devon Conway and Finn Allen ran away to open the at bat for New Zealand. Mitchell Starc with the new ball
Some focus on Lockie
Let’s see how Lockie Ferguson goes bowling. He has been out of the team for a while. #T20worldcup
06:43 AM • 10 Oct 2022
While we wait for the game to start, here’s something for you to read: In the unknown territory of T20s in Australia
Australia won the toss and chose to bowl
New Zealand (Playing XI): Devon Conway (World Cup), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Australia (Plays XI): Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (World Cup), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Hello and welcome to the first match of the Super 12 of the T20 WC, which will be played between host Australia and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground. In what is expected to be a tough group, the neighbors and traditional rivals would like to get a head start in what will be one of their toughest challenges in this leg.
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