New Zealand vs Australia, 5th T20I: New Zealand take series 3-2 with comfortable win
New Zealand won the T20I series 3-2 with comfortable 7 wicket win over Australia, at the Sky Stadium, Wellington today.
New Zealand 143/3 (15.3 ov)
Australia 142/8 (20 ov)
Result - New Zealand won by 7 wickets
Match Day Highlights
Australia won the toss and decided to bat first scoring a modest total of 142/8 in their 20 overs – Aaron Finch 36 and Matthew Wade 44 top scored and Ish Sodhi 3-24 and Trent Boult 2-28 did the damage with the ball for the Kiwis.
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Josh Philippe - 2.2 ov), 2-74 (Aaron Finch - 9.6 ov), 3-77 (Glenn Maxwell - 10.5 ov), 4-103 (Matthew Wade - 14.2 ov), 5-122 (Marcus Stoinis - 17.1 ov), 6-122 (Ashton Agar - 17.2 ov), 7-139 (Mitchell Marsh - 19.2 ov), 8-142 (Jhye Richardson - 19.6 ov)
In reply, New Zealand romped home to a 7 wicket win, with over 4 overs to spare - Martin Guptill 71 and Devon Conway 36 hit a opening partnership of 106 in 11.5 overs and then Glenn Phillips 34* in just 16 balls to complete the run chase.
Fall of wickets: 1-106 (Devon Conway - 11.5 ov), 2-106 (Kane Williamson - 11.6 ov), 3-124 (Martin Guptill - 14.1 ov)
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Jimmy Neesham, Tim Seifert(wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Australia - Matthew Wade(wk), Aaron Finch(c), Josh Philippe, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith
Start Time: 23:00
Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to bat
Venue: Sky Stadium, Wellington
Officials: Christopher Gaffaney, Wayne Knights, Shaun Haig, Christopher Brown, Jeffrey Crowe
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