Sydney Cricket Ground: New Zealand 200-3 (Devon Conway 92 out out 58, Finn Allen 42 out 16, Jimmy Neesham 26 out out 13, Josh Hazlewood 2-41, Adam Zampa 1-39) Beat Australia 111 from 17.1 overs (Glenn Maxwell 28-20; Tim Southey 3-6, Mitchell Santner 3-31, Trent Vault 2-24) at 89 runs.
Throw away: Selected to represent Australia
It was an incredible Australian blow and very satisfying for Devon Conway.
After the Black Caps kick off their T20 World Cup campaign with a drought-breaking 89-run win at SCG, perhaps he will see more of his match-winning knock against the reigning champions as an act of redemption.
less than 1 year After he hit a bat and broke his hand, Conway, who was forced to miss the 2021 World Cup final against Australia, came off 58 balls to 92 in New Zealand’s first victory at the SCG since former skipper Brendon McCallum’s ODI debut in 2002. hit a majestic ball of
The in-form left-hander accounted for nearly half of New Zealand’s 200-3 record, becoming the fastest Kiwi to 1000 T20 runs in the process and the third fastest overall (26 innings).
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highlight Glenn Phillips turned Superman As he cornered a balloon shot in the night sky and made a great diving catch, New Zealand had their best defensive performance for a while as they kicked and destroyed the pre-tournament favorites.
In the end, Black Caps made it easy. Not that their fans, long haunted by the never-to-die Australian, were getting ahead of themselves as they watched it unfold.
In reality, they dominated the tournament hosts from the start, taking the usual wicket and keeping the Australians off track to reap imposing totals.
Ishu Sodi ejected Glenn Maxwell, who performed a reverse sweep multiple times at 28.
I think there was a moment early in the Australian chase when David Warner forced a Trent Vault outswinger into the second slip just after Kane Williamson moved an extra catcher.
please forget about it. Warner hit Southey’s delivery to the pad, which bounced back to the bat and back to the next stump.
Aided by one of two excellent outfield catches by Jimmy Neasham, Mitchell Santner scored 3-31 from four overs before Boult went pole hunting and cleaned up the tail. Tim Southee also snuffled him 3-6 and ran home.
It’s rare to see an Australian rattled, shoulders hunched, head down, frustration smeared all over the dial.
But there was no shortage of negative energy released by world champions, especially the trio of fast bowlers Mitch Stark, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.
Finn Allen started it off, pasting Stark for 14 runs announcing he had arrived on the biggest stage of all. This is the most by an Australian in a T20 opening over.
But Allen overthrew Stark with a wide long-on for 6 and Conway was just getting started, hitting half of his opening 12 deliveries at or on the line to push New Zealand 29-0.
Even Hazelwood, the world’s top-ranked T20 bowler, looked rattled as Kiwi’s two openers showed their intentions by swinging their blades while dancing the wickets.
The normally calm Cummins should have had Allen when Adam Zampa scored 19 runs only to spill a chance on a short fine leg.
Allen wasted no time rubbing salt into the wound, pumping the next ball off mid, before sending another up into a deep square leg six times.
New Zealand were 46 in 3 overs, but quickly went 56-0 after Marcus Stoinis hit 4 overs.
Australia desperately wanted a wicket to counter New Zealand’s brutal attack. Hazlewood was yoked by the advancing Allen, but not before batting a rapid inning of 16 to 42, the type of inning that earned him Martin Guptill’s place in the team.
The platform was set and it was not wasted one Conway and Niesham who lifted New Zealand’s last ball in six innings to bring in 200.
There were many candidates. But Phillips’ amazing dive to dismiss Stoinis his grab takes the cake.
To think the same guy created so many chances in the last three games in Christchurch, It was bothering the side to urge him to quip at the witch.
best in bat
Conway. Someone who has the rare ability to make batting look easy, take stance on the biggest stages, hit bowlers wherever they should decide, and pierce the smallest gaps with surgical precision.
best in ball
Choose from Southee, Boult or Santner. All of them dialed in.
The Black Caps needn’t say T20 cricket is a whimsical game, but talk about sending shockwaves through the tournament.
Afghanistan looms on Wednesday and Australia collides with Sri Lanka on the same day.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/cricket-world-cup/300718993/black-caps-demolish-australia-to-make-dream-start-to-t20-world-cup.html Black Caps Destroy Australia, T20 World Cup Dream Starts