Toss report :New Zealand captain won the toss and opt to bowl first .
After being put into bat, Australian skipper Aaron Finch finally got back in his groove. His 69 along with a vital 43 from Josh Philippe set the platform for the tourists. But it was the arrival of the Big Show, Glenn Maxwell which tilted the game completely in the Aussies favor. His 70 off just 31 balls ensured Australia post a huge total in excess of 200. Though the tourists missed out in the final two overs, this time it did not cost them as 208 proved to be a winning total.
Chasing 209, New Zealand needed a strong start but that did not happen. Though Guptill got off to a good start, Tim Seifert and skipper, Kane Williamson departed inside the Powerplay. That made the task in hand even more tougher and once Guptill departed it was going to take a herculean effort. That did not happen as barring Guptill only Conway was looking threatening as the rest of the batting could not deliver on the night.
Excellent all-around performance from Australia. First with the bat and then with the ball and this overall showing has ensured the series is well and truly alive. A must-win game and the tourists finally delivered. New Zealand will be disappointed with their effort and their wait for 5th series win of the summer will have to wait.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Hamish Bennett.
Australia: Matthew Wade (wk), Aaron Finch (C), Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Daniel Sams, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Ben McDermott, Andrew Tye, D Arcy Short, Riley Meredith, Tanveer Sangha, Ashton Turner, Jason Behrendorff.
Australia 1st Innings : 208/4 (20 over )
Extras: 6 ( b – 1, lb – 1, w – 2, nb – 2, Penalty – 0)
Fall of wickets: 1 – 6 (Matthew Wade, 1.3 ov) , 2 – 89 (Josh Philippe, 10 ov) , 3 – 153 (Aaron Finch, 15.5 ov) , 4 – 194 (Glenn Maxwell, 18 ov)
New Zealand 2nd Innings : 144 /10 ( 20 over )
Extras: 2 ( b – 0, lb – 1, w – 1, nb – 0, Penalty – 0)
Fall of wickets: 1 – 20 (Tim Seifert, 2 ov) , 2 – 48 (Kane Williamson, 4.4 ov) , 3 – 80 (Martin Guptill, 8.4 ov) , 4 – 109 (Glenn Phillips, 12.1 ov) , 5 – 109 (Devon Conway, 12.3 ov) , 6 – 110 (James Neesham, 12.5 ov) , 7 – 116 (Tim Southee, 14.1 ov) , 8 – 138 (Mark Chapman, 16.2 ov) , 9 – 144 (Kyle Jamieson, 17 ov) , 10 – 144 (Ish Sodhi, 17.1 ov)
Match Info :
Match : NZ vs AUS, 3rd T20I, Australia tour of New Zealand, 2021
Date : Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Toss : New Zealand won the toss and opt to bowl
Time : 11:30 AM
Venue : Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Umpires : Chris Gaffaney, Wayne Knights
Third Umpire : Shaun Haig
Match Referee : Jeff Crowe
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