New Zealand defeats Australia by 89 runs in their opening game of the 2022 T20 world cup. Outplayed with the bat and outplayed with the ball, Australia has been thumped by New Zealand. The innings were held together by Devon Conway’s unbeaten 92 off 58 balls, while Finn Allen provided entertainment with his early onslaught. As James Neesham’s late assault powered New Zealand to 200, it was well backed up by the last attack.
In response, Australia was never really in the hunt. The team eventually folded for 111 runs in 17.1 overs after Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner each took three wickets. The fact that they lost this match in what promises to be a tricky group and England is a firm favourite to qualify for the semifinals leaves them facing extra pressure in the future in the Super 12. On the T20 World Cup opening day, defending champion, New Zealand beat Australia comprehensively at the SCG. New Zealand was always on top in this match, and their 89-run victory was well-deserved.
Australia has won the toss and will field because Aaron Finch(c) enjoys playing with targets. Captain of the New Zealand T20 team Kane Williamson(c), is delighted with his ability to bat first. Also, he wanted to attack Australia with big runs, and a win today would be highly beneficial to the team. Given our quick batting, we will all take advantage of the opportunity.
Name of 11 players of Australia: Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Name of 11 players of New Zealand: Devon Conway(wk), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
New Zealand Innings:
New Zealand Team Batting Scorecard Data of T20 World Cup:
1. Finn Allen- 42(16) – SR (262.50)
2. Devon Conway(wk)- 92(58) Not Out – SR (158.62)
3. Kane Williamson(c)- 23(23)- SR (100.00)
4. Glenn Phillips- 12(10)- SR (120.00)
5. James Neesham- 26(13) Not Out- SR (200.00)
Extra Runs: 5 (b 0, lb 0, w 5, nb 0, p 0)
Total Runs: 200 (3 wickets, 20 Over)
Did Not Bat: Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
It was an exceptional performance by the boys tonight. The credit goes to Finn for getting the ball rolling and getting us moving; everyone did well. Despite being a young player in international cricket, Finn’s knock is very explosive and fearless. I’ve seen him do it time and time again. It is easy for me to bat around Finn because of the way he plays his game. I believe you would have more success batting on this surface if you timed the ball properly. Here at the SCG, it means a lot to us. We will build on this momentum into the next game as we aim to beat Australia on any occasion.
Australia Team Bowler Scorecard Data of T20 World Cup:
Australia Team Batting Scorecard Data of T20 World Cup:
1. Aaron Finch(c)- 13(11) – SR (118.18)
2. David Warner- 05(06) – SR (83.33)
3. Mitchell Marsh- 16(12)- SR (133.33)
4. Glenn Maxwell- 28(20)- SR (140.00)
5. Marcus Stoinis- 07(14)- SR (50.00)
6. Tim David- 11(08)- SR (137.50)
7. Matthew Wade(wk)- 02(04)- SR (50.00)
8. Pat Cummins- 21(18)- SR (116.67)
9. Mitchell Starc- 07(04)- SR (57.14)
9. Adam Zampa- 00(02)- SR (0.00)
10. Josh Hazlewood- 01(01)- Not Out -SR(100.00)
Extra Run: 3 (b 0, lb 1, w 2, nb 0, p 0)
Total Run: 111 (17.1 over, 10 Wickets)
Aaron Finch(c) | Losing The Match:
Sri Lanka is our opponent. The New Zealand openers certainly did (on the Kiwis), they set the tone in the first four overs, and we weren’t able to recover. Ultimately, we were outplayed entirely, as we failed to get off to a fast start. We needed early wickets (on Finn) but didn’t get them, and when we chased, we lost too many doors; we were not good enough despite the net run rate taking a hit. As for the remaining four games, we need to win everything and have some luck on our side.
– Since February 2009, New Zealand hasn’t won in white-ball cricket against Australia in Australia
– Australia’s lowest T20I total at home is 111. The previous lowest score was 127 against Pakistan in Melbourne in 2010.
New Zealand Team Bowler Scorecard Data of T20 World Cup:
Australia lost to New Zealand by 89 runs
It doesn’t make up for Australia’s losses in 2015 or 2021, but New Zealand was able to get the better of them in Australia. Their confidence could take them places; however, Australia may struggle in what is already a very competitive group. There can be losses, but this terrible loss has hit the net run rate. The incident began in the first over when Finn Allen took an unsuspecting Starc for a ride. As a result, Australia would never be able to get into the game against New Zealand.
Those who played too many shots, such as Finch, Marsh, Stoinis, David and Maxwell, may consider themselves unlucky. After Southee’s double strike, they had trouble going against Santner’s variations, leaving too much up to them. The panic resulted in poor shot selection, and they dug a deeper hole than they could emerge from. Australia has started badly, and no team has defended their title. There will be presentations shortly.
Is this upset to you? Despite New Zealand’s strength, Australia was everyone’s favourite in this match. As a result, this was partly because the hosts were so powerful and had a good record against their neighbours at home. But as numb as Finch was during the presentation, he understood that things had come to a screeching halt. It was not just a defeat but a massive one.
It is large enough to throw the plans out of whack. Is it necessary for Australia to have Smith in their middle order? Can they continue to rely on ODI captain Pat Cummins for guidance in his weakest format, the one-day international? There are only a few days left for them to make their decision.
It is one thing in their favour that they will be playing their next game in Perth, and there could not be a better venue from which to start winning again for them. New Zealand will face the Afghans in their next game at the ‘G’. The second game of today will be played at Perth. Enjoy all the action. Bye for now.
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