T20 World Cup 2022: New Zealand beat Australia by 89 runs in Super 12

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New Zealand beat Australia Highlights

New Zealand beat Australia: New Zealand has defeated Australia in the first match in Super-12 round of T20 World Cup 2022 . In the final of last year’s World Cup, both these teams played each other in which the Kiwi team had to face defeat. Now defeating Australia in the first match of the World Cup in their own home, the Kiwi team led by Ken Williamson has made a brilliant start. Batting first, New Zealand scored a big score of 200/3. Chasing the score, defending champion Australia were bundled for just 120 runs.

Conway’s Way

Convway NZ - NZ Beat Aus

Batting first, the Kiwi team started attacking from the very first over and scored 65 runs in the powerplay. This is the highest run by a team in any T20 World Cup match in Powerplay. Finn Alan quickfired 42 runs in 16 balls. The second opener, Dewon Conway, batted with one end and remained unbeaten till the end. Conway played a brilliant innings of 92 runs in 58 balls. In the end, Jimmy Nisham also played an unbeaten innings of 26 runs in 13 balls. Josh Hazlewood got the highest two wickets for Australia.

Tough Target Set by Kiwis

Australia could not handle the pressure of huge target. Chasing 201 runs, Australia got off to a poor start. David Warner was dismissed for 5 runs on the first ball of the second over by Southee. After this, Australia lost four wickets for a score of 50 runs. In the powerplay, the Kangaroo team could score only 37 runs. Glenn Maxwell showed some struggle by playing an innings of 28 runs, but he too returned to the pavilion in the 14th over. Tim Southee and Santner got 3 wickets each, while Boult dismissed two batsmen.

Player of the Match

Man of the match: Devon Conway won the player of the match award for his unbeaten innings of 92. He completed 1000 runs in T20I at an average of 56.2 & strike rate of 135.4. New Zealand beat Australia with the help of Conway.

Points Table

2022 T20 World Cup, Points Table


Australia vs New Zealand Highlights: New Zealand beat Australia by 89 runs in the first match of the tournament (T20 World Cup 2022, Australia)

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