After match against India, New Zealand will take on the strong opponent Australia tomorrow at HPCA, Dharamshala (March 5).
The wonderful game will be going to extra exciting as both the teams are in good form, New Zealand had just dismissed the hosts and the red hot participant of the tournament India who will play Pakistan in their next game.
That game against India should result in raise of their confident, Australia too seems in a good form. Both the teams met only four times for T20s since 2005 and never played T20 outside Australia against each other.
Australia vs New Zealand Highlights T20 WC 2016
The following youtube video shows Australia vs New Zealand Highlights game highlights.
Right, Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson started the New Zealand’s innings in a blistering pace. Martin Guptill’s 39 runs of 27 balls with 2 boundaries and 4 – 6’s gave NZ much wanted start. Followed by Kane Williamsons 24 of 20 balls added 61 runs for the first wicket stand. Two quick wickets of the openers really changed things quite a bit.
Colin Munro’s 23 runs of 26 balls in the middle order stabilized New Zealand’s middle innings. Ross Taylor’s 11 balls 11 runs and Grant Elliott’s 27 of 20 balls give them 142/8 in 20 overs.
James Faulkner’s 2 wickets for 18 runs and Glenn Maxwell’s 2 wickets for 18 runs controlled the innings in the middle order.
Australia started the innings with a great touch. Usman Khawaja’s 38 of 27 balls did threaten the game. Shane Watson’s wicket after 44 runs on the board and Australia never recovered.
Fall of wickets for Australia after the first wicket.
(Watson, 5.2 ov), 2-51 (Smith, 6.4 ov), 3-62 (Khawaja, 8.6 ov), 4-66 (Warner, 10.1 ov), 5-100 (Maxwell, 15.1 ov), 6-121 (Marsh, 18.1 ov), 7-123 (Agar, 18.5 ov), 8-124 (Faulkner, 19.1 ov), 9-132 (Coulter-Nile, 19.5 ov)
Glenn Maxwell’s 22 of 23 balls and Mitchell Marsh’s 24 of 23 game some hopes but they were never in the game.
Mitchell McClenaghan picked 3 wickets for 17 and Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi did there job as spinners to give new Zealand a comfortable win.
Australia: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill (wicketkeeper), Andrew Tye, Shane Watson, Adam Zampa.
Possible 11 of New Zealand in ICC T20 WC Match
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santer, Nathan McCullum, Grant Elliott, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Corey Anderson.
New Zealand: New Zealand will be high after their glorious victory over Inida which are being called the red hot nominee for winning tournament. Bowlers had showed the intentions in the match earlier with the hosts, the spinners Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner and Nathan McCullum had smashed India very badly by sharing nine Wickets and defending a total of 126.
Key batsman will be Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson and Kane Williamson as they are the most experienced batsmen. Guptill and Munro will try to make good shot selection.
New Zealand had shocked by playing 3 spinners against team India which led them to victory, it is to be noted that Aussies also struggle against the spinners in their middle overs. It will be interesting to see if New Zealand continue their strategy against the Australia.
Australia: Australia have not won T20 world cup till now, Steve Smith, the newly appointed T20 captain will try to lift the trophy this time.
Australia have a good batting line up, but their bowling seems to be a little doubt full as they were failed to make impact in the warm up match against West Indies, bowling squad will be on the shoulders of John Hastings, James Faulkner, Ashton Agar, and Adam Zampa.
New Zealand will try to dismiss Maxwell and Marsh as soon as possible as they can make pressure over the Kiwis. HPCA Stadium is not too big to find boundaries for players like Maxwell and Marsh , in-fact anyone from the batting squad can hit the ball out of the field with very ease. New Zealand will also not ignore the player IPL experience of Watson, Finch, Smith and Warner.
Kiwis will try to look out for their revenge, black caps has not forgotten their loss in 2015 world cup Final. Kiwis will give Aussies a hard competition. Overall the match is going to be the clash of the titans. It will be a good match to watch and New Zealand are expected to win this one.
But, in T20, anything can happen any time. So, fingers crossed for now.