Write & Earn
Notifications

ICC World T20 2016: New Zealand beat Australia by 8 runs

Updated: 18 March 2016 18:40 IST - Published: 18 March 2016 13:12 IST
...
After all the pre-game talk of rain, it was bright and sunny throughout and there wasn't a speck of rain to take the gloss away from an enthralling encounter between the Trans-Tasman rivals. That's it from me here but do follow the action of the next game between England and South Africa here.
...
For his three wickets, two of them in the penultimate over, Mitchell McClenaghan was awarded the Man of the Match. Another inspired change by Williamson, who brought him in for McCullum and that worked once again.
...
Both innings followed a similar pattern in terms of run-scoring but thanks to different bowling. While Australia suffocated through pace, the Kiwis did so through spin on a track that was offering plenty of turn. Santner picked up two wickets, Sodhi only got one but had an economy rate of just 3.5 and the fast bowlers held their nerve in the last two covers to give New Zealand two wins from two and all but have one step in the semi-finals.
...
19.6 Anderson to Zampa, 2 runs, hits it into the gap for a couple and New Zealand beat Australia by 8 runs.
...
Anderson has repaid the captain's faith.
...
19.5 Anderson to Coulter-Nile, WICKET, the batsman have chopped on and that is the game, unless there is a no-ball and a maximum.
...
11 needed off two balls. Australia need boundaries.
...
19.4 Anderson to Nevill, 1 run, better ball and that is dragged down to long-on for just a single.
...
19.3 Anderson to Nevill, SIX, first ball he has faced and he has just flicked that over wide long-on for a six.
...
18 needed off four balls and Peter Nevill on strike.
...
19.2 Anderson to Coulter-Nile, 1 run, no timing whatsoever and that is just a single to long-off.
...
19 needed off 5 balls.
...
19.1 Anderson to Faulkner, WICKET, that was an attempted slog but that is another brilliant diving catch by Guptill.
...
Corey Anderson has the responsibility of bowling the final over.
...
19 needed off the last over.
...
Just three runs came off that McClenaghan over, including two wickets. Excellent over under pressure.
...
18.6 McClenaghan to Faulkner, 1 run, another slower ball, this time slightly shorter and he can only get a single.
...
20 needed off 7 balls.
...
18.5 McClenaghan to Agar, WICKET, tries to flick it over fine-leg but Ross Taylor takes a brilliant catch diving to his right and Australia are seven-down.
...
18.4 McClenaghan to Faulkner, 1 run, inside edge to the keeper and he takes a single.
...
21 needed off 9 balls.
...
18.3 McClenaghan to Faulkner, no run, another slower ball and Faulkner fails to make contact.
...
18.2 McClenaghan to Agar, 1 legbye, another slower ball and he picks up a legbye to short fine-leg.
...
Need two runs a ball from now. But it will be Agar on strike.