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Australia Vs New Zealand 4th T20 : (Australia has given itself a chance of claiming a comeback T20 series)

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Toss report: Australia won the toss and opted to bat in the fourth Twenty20 international against New Zealand in Wellington on Friday.

Australia has given itself a chance of claiming a comeback T20 series win over New Zealand with a mammoth 50-run win in the fourth T20 in Wellington.

Captain Aaron Finch set the table for the victory, slamming an unbeaten 79 off just 55 deliveries as Australia posted a score of 6-156 off their 20 overs.

In response, New Zealand was held to its lowest score ever in T20 internationals, bowled out for 106 in 18.5 overs.

Kane Richardson was the chief destroyer for Australia, with 3-19 off four overs, while Glenn Maxwell (2-14 off three overs), Ashton Agar (2-11 off four) and Adam Zampa (2-24 off four) all picked up multiple wickets.

Despite looking like a batsman’s paradise at the start of the match, the Westpac Stadium wicket was anything but, with Finch the only batsman other than New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson (30 off 18) to cross 20.

Teams

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Kane Williamson (capt), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), Matthew Wade, Josh Philippe, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Riley Meredith, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

Umpires: Wayne Knights (NZL), Chris Brown (NZL)

TV umpire: Chris Gaffaney (NZL)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)

Man of the match : AAron Finch

Scorecard :

Australia : 156/6 (20 over)

FALL OF WICKETS

1-18 (Matthew Wade, 2.3 ov), 2-42 (Josh Philippe, 7 ov), 3-68 (Glenn Maxwell, 9.4 ov), 4-93 (Marcus Stoinis, 13 ov), 5-97 (Ashton Agar, 14 ov), 6-114 (Mitchell Marsh, 16.3 ov)

New Zealand : 106/10 (18.5 )

FALL OF WICKETS

1-21 (Martin Guptill, 4.2 ov), 2-34 (Tim Seifert, 7.5 ov), 3-36 (Kane Williamson, 8.4 ov), 4-41 (Glenn Phillips, 10 ov), 5-48 (James Neesham, 11.3 ov), 6-57 (Mitchell Santner, 13 ov), 7-64 (Tim Southee, 13.5 ov), 8-80 (Devon Conway, 15.4 ov), 9-82 (Ish Sodhi, 16.2 ov), 10-106 (Kyle Jamieson, 18.5 ov)

 

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