Tuesday 2 June 2009 

ICC WT20: Johnson Leads Rout Of New Zealand

ICC WT20: Johnson Leads Rout Of New Zealand
ICC WT20: Johnson Leads Rout Of New Zealand
© Action Images / Andrew Boyers Livepic

Australia 151-3 (Ponting 56, Clarke 49no) beat
New Zealand 147 (Johnson 4-20) by seven wickets
ICC World Twenty20 warm-up, The Brit Oval

A slick performance from Australia enabled them to make it two ICC World Twenty20 warm-up wins in two days as they beat New Zealand by seven wickets.

Mitchell Johnson took four for 20 and Brett Lee one for nine as New Zealand were reduced to 21 for five and although they recovered to be bowled out for 147, Australia got home with four balls to spare.

Johnson's express pace proved too much for the Black Caps although Scott Styris, with 42, and Peter McGlashan, with 49, put on 71 for the sixth wicket to save them from an even bigger mauling.

Peter Siddle picked up a wicket and off-spinner Nathan Hauritz grabbed a couple as New Zealand were unable to repeat their heroics of beating India the day before.

James Franklin grabbed the wickets of opening pair Shane Watson (16) and David Warner (10) but a superb innings of 56 in 38 balls from captain Ricky Ponting and an unbeaten 49 from his deputy Michael Clarke steered Australia home in the final over.

© Cricket World 2009

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