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200/3 (20)
111/10 (17.1)
NZ won by 89 runs.
Player of the match: Devon Conway
 
So the first game of the Super 12 is done but the action rolls on - less than fifteen minutes to go for the first ball at the Perth Stadium where England have won the toss and elected to bowl against Afghanistan. Head over here to catch our coverage of that contest while staying tuned to Sportskeeda for more cricketing news and action from around the globe. For the moment though, this is the duo of Shashwat Kumar and Sooryanarayanan Sesha taking your leave as we thank you for joining us today. See you around soon - buh-bye for now!
Dominance from start to finish by the Blackcaps. They ticked off most boxes and put in a display of the highest order. That is some manner to end your 11-year hoodoo in Australia and set the ball rolling alright! As for the hosts, no time to bow down now. Sri Lanka await next in Perth on Tuesday and they simply must win that contest. They have a lot to work on though if today's game was anything to go by and it's going to be a test of some character for Aaron Finch and Co. The Blackcaps will now go to Melbourne to take on Afghanistan at the MCG on Wednesday.
Kane Williamson (New Zealand Captain): It was one of those days. An outstanding day. Finn Allen set it up at the top and another class innings from Devon. We got a big total on the board. I thought the fielding and the bowling was outstanding. They kept coming hard but our bowling and catching was outstanding and we stuck our teeth into it. We knew what a good bowling lineup Australia has so it was nice to get a good start and take it deep.
Aaron Finch (Australia Captain): They certainly did (play well). They set it up in the first four overs with the bat and we never realy recovered from that. When you're chasing a big total you can come undone but we were totally outplayed by them. (On Finn Allen) We've seen a fair bit of him and done our analysis. He just got off to a flyer. They were quite unpredictable and tough to plan against. We were just slightly off and didn't recover. (Net run-rate) Took a big hit didn't it? You've got to plan to win the next four games and get a bit of luck along the way. We've got belief in our group and the right players to do the job.
Devon Conway, Player of the Match: It was a special performance by the boys. Credit has got to go to Finn for getting that momentum. (On Finn) I have seen him do it time and again. He is fearless and credit has got to go to him. (On his own innings) The way Finn plays it complements my game. I can bat around him and the surface was really good to bat. Timing the ball was going to give me the best chance of success. It means a lot to us (the victory). To beat Australia is big for us in any situation and hopefully we can continue
Match summary: New Zealand beat Australia by 89 runs.

Devon Conway 92* (58) | Tim Southee 3/6 (2.1)
Glenn Maxwell 28 (20) | Josh Hazlewood 2/41 (4)

A number of records have been smashed today. This is the first time Australia have been bowled out in a home T20I since 2017 and this is also the biggest margin of defeat inflicted on Australia in the Men's T20 World Cup. Only one team showed up today and that team has put their past demons on Australian shores well and truly behind them with a thumping display of the highest order.

After Devon Conway, Finn Allen and James Neesham powered New Zealand to a score of 200, early wickets were going to be the key. Trent Boult opened up David Warner with his swing and lateral movement but it was Tim Southee who reaped rewards at the other end. Warner would have rued his luck as he was bowled in freak fashion but if anything, it signaled what was to hit the Aussie team.

One after another, wickets fell like ninepins and the chase never got going. Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh showed great signs early on but Mitchell Marsh prized out the former before Southee's slower one foxed the latter into hitting across the line. Marcus Stoinis struggled and Glenn Maxwell was eventually left with far too much to do himself.

The moment of the innings though came from Glenn Phillips. Superman decided to turn up in his form and he pulled out a stunner out of thin air, in a display of outrageous fielding. The Kiwis caught everything that came their way and were simply clinical from start to finish. Everyone who got the ball in hand walked away with a wicket and every move by skipper Kane Williamson worked a charm.

Maxwell's wicket was the final nail in the coffin with Tim David and Matthew Wade not able to do much themselves. It was always a question of how big the margin of victory would be thereafter for the Blackcaps and it was the good old Boult-Southee duo that wrapped things up in grand style, sealing an 89-run drubbing in favor of New Zealand. Stick around as we shortly hear from the captains...
It has happened! New Zealand have won their first game on Australian soil against the Aussies in 11 years. They struggled in the ODIs here a couple of months and lost a tri-series final to Pakistan last week. But on the day it most mattered, they have turned up and upset the Aussie apple cart. And how! New Zealand win by a whopping 89 runs!
17.1 Tim Southee to Pat Cummins, OUT! THAT WILL BE THAT! Another off-pace delivery on a length on off stump and it is so fitting that Australia's last wicket has fallen in this fashion. Cummins, like many before him, goes too early at it and skies it miles up into the air. Conway calls early and then completes the catch comfortably! Phew, what a game we have had right at the start of the Super 12 stage! Not many would have predicted this outcome!
Pat Cummins c Devon Conway b Tim Southee 21 (18b 2x4 1x6)
Tim Southee [2.0-0-6-2] is back into the attack.

The moment David Warner was bowled in bizarre fashion, you knew it wasn't Australia's day. Take nothing away from the Blackcaps of course, who've been absolutely outstanding. Here's a watch on that freak dismissal, in case you missed it!👇
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111 /9 score
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cricket bat icon Pat Cummins *
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cricket bat icon Josh Hazlewood
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cricket ball icon Trent Boult
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16.6 Trent Boult to Pat Cummins, length delivery just outside off stump. Cummins comes forward and pokes the ball down the ground towards long off for a single
16.5 Trent Boult to Pat Cummins, back of a length delivery outside off stump that comes off the pitch a shade slower than expected. Cummins tries the ramp but is early into the stroke
16.4 Trent Boult to Josh Hazlewood, full delivery on leg stump. Hazlewood gives himself a bit of room and works it towards deep square leg for a single to get off the mark
A hold up in play here. Seems like that last delivery smashed the stump cam down.
Josh Hazlewood, LHB, is the last man out in the middle
It doesn't look like the Aussies can minimize the margin of defeat today. It's coming to an end far too quickly now and the Blackcaps are just one wicket away!
16.3 Trent Boult to Adam Zampa, OUT! ANOTHER BITES THE DUST! Length delivery that arrows into leg stump. Zampa gives himself a bit of room to of over the off side but it seems he has not picked the knuckle ball. He swings too early and the ball sneaks past the inside edge before toppling the top of leg stump! Boult is blowing the Australian lower order away!
Adam Zampa b Trent Boult 0 (2b 0x4 0x6)
16.2 Trent Boult to Adam Zampa, back of a length delivery outside off stump. Zampa shuffles across and looks for the expansive scoop over fine leg. Misses it altogether though
Adam Zampa, RHB, comes to the crease