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NZ vs AUS 2nd T20I Commentary

Results
2nd T20I, Auckland, February 23, 2024, Australia tour of New Zealand, 2024
Australia beat New Zealand by 72 runs

Commentary

9:33 AM IST That is it! Australia clinch the series. The Kiwis will hope for a consolation prize as they meet again on the 25th of this month for the final T20I. Join us at 5.30 am IST (12 am GMT). Join us for the build up. Cheers!
9:33 AM IST Pat Cummins is the Man of the Match. Says a lot of batters mistimed it. Adds he loves to play not as a captain. Shares the wicket helped their bowlers a bit and they enjoyed bowling.
9:29 AM IST Australia got away with the bat. The pitch was made up for a score of around 200. However, few of their batters played cameos which made a huge difference. Travis Head, Pat Cummins, Tim David played a handy knock to get a decent total. With the ball, Australia were right on the money with the start! All of them ended with a wicket each but the star of the show was Adam Zampa who ended with four wickets.
9:27 AM IST A fantastic performance from the Aussies and they win the series! New Zealand would have taken this score at the start. Australia were decent with the bat and looked a bit short of runs so New Zealand headed into the chase with an upper hand. However, they were dealt with Conway's injury. The other batters though didn't start well. Mitchell Santner promoted himself at number 3 but he struggled too. New Zealand kept on losing wickets. Glenn Phillips was their last hope but he too fell in the end. Not the performance you would hope from the home team.
9:23 AM IST No more participation from the injured player and there's absent hurt written against the name of Devon Conway.
End of over 16.61 run
NZ: 102/9CRR: 6.00RRR: 24.33
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16.6

Nathan Ellis to Lockie Ferguson, no run

OUT! TIMBER! That is the end of the game as Conway won't be coming out to bat. On middle, Lockie Ferguson swings but misses and this hits the stumps. Australia win by 72 runs!

1
16.5

Nathan Ellis to Ben Sears, 1 run

Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.

0
16.4

Nathan Ellis to Ben Sears, no run

Shorter and around off, this is guided to point.

0
16.3

Nathan Ellis to Ben Sears, no run

On middle, Sears plays it back to the bowler.

0
16.2

Nathan Ellis to Ben Sears, no run

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

0
16.1

Nathan Ellis to Ben Sears, no run

Around off, blocked.

End of over 1613 runs
NZ: 101/8CRR: 6.31RRR: 18.50
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15.6

Adam Zampa to Ben Sears, 1 run

On off, this is pushed through covers for one.

W
15.5

Adam Zampa to Trent Boult, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Zampa gets his revenge and his 4th. Tossed up outside off, this lands and spins away. Trent Boult looks to go over cover but this goes off the outside edge towards point and it is taken.

6
15.4

Adam Zampa to Trent Boult, 6 runs

SIX! This is even better! Boult is having some fun. This is tossed up outside off. Boult drags it wide of the fielder at long on. It goes all the way.

4
15.3

Adam Zampa to Trent Boult, 4 runs

FOUR! Finds the gap! On middle, the slog sweep is out and it is hit wide of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

1
15.2

Adam Zampa to Lockie Ferguson, 1 run

On middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.

1
15.1

Adam Zampa to Trent Boult, 1 run

Tossed up on middle, Boult steps out and swings, it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.

End of over 154 runs
NZ: 88/7CRR: 5.87RRR: 17.40
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14.6

Josh Hazlewood to Trent Boult, 1 run

Length and on middle, this is clipped to mid-wicket for one.

0
14.5

Josh Hazlewood to Trent Boult, no run

Shorter and on off, Boult looks to pull but misses.

1
14.4

Josh Hazlewood to Lockie Ferguson, 1 run

Length and outside off, this is guided to third man for a single.

0
14.3

Josh Hazlewood to Lockie Ferguson, no run

A slower length ball on middle, Lockie Ferguson tucks it to mid-wicket. Lockie Ferguson was out of his cease but Glenn Maxwell doesn't hit the stumps.

1
14.2

Josh Hazlewood to Trent Boult, 1 run

Length and outside off, Boult knocks it to the left of mid off for a single.

1
14.1

Josh Hazlewood to Lockie Ferguson, 1 run

Length and on off, Lockie Ferguson plays it to third man for a single.

End of over 143 runs
NZ: 84/7CRR: 6.00RRR: 15.16
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13.6

Adam Zampa to Trent Boult, no run

Flatter and on middle, Boult defends it out.

1
13.5

Adam Zampa to Lockie Ferguson, 1 run

Shorter and outside off, Lockie Ferguson hits it to long off for a single.

0
13.4

Adam Zampa to Lockie Ferguson, no run

On middle, this is blocked out.

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13.3

Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, no run

OUT! TAKEN! That should be it! The main man goes.Floated, full and on middle, Invites Phillips to go big but just like other batters he mistimes and Tim David at long on takes the catch. Adam Zampa has been so good today.

1
13.2

Adam Zampa to Trent Boult, 1 run

Was the googly this time, on off, it is worked to point for a single.

1
13.1

Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, 1 run

No hat trick for Zampa! Fuller and outside off. Phillips smashes it to long off for a single. Went on a bounce.

End of over 137 runs
NZ: 81/6CRR: 6.23RRR: 13.42
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12.6

Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, 1 run

DROPPED! Was a hard one though! Length ball, outside off, Phillips cuts it. Smith dives to his left at point, gets a hand on it but was a hard one to hold on. One.

1
12.5

Pat Cummins to Trent Boult, 1 run

This is full and outside off, Boult works it on the leg side to deep square leg for one.

1
12.4

Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, 1 run

On middle, this is hit to mid-wicket for a single.

2
12.3

Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, 2 runs

Two more! Length and on off, Phillips cuts it to deep covers. Phillips calls for two and runs hard to make his ground.

1
12.2

Pat Cummins to Trent Boult, 1 run

Short of a length and outside off, Boult slaps on the up over covers for a single.

1
12.1

Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, 1 run

Outside off, Phillips knocks it through point for a single.

9:02 AM IST Trent Boult comes to the middle.
End of over 125 runs
NZ: 74/6CRR: 6.17RRR: 12.62
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Adam Zampa:2-0-18-2
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11.6

Adam Zampa to Adam Milne, no run

OUT! GONE! Adam Zampa is on a Hat trick! This is full and wide outside off, was the googly. Adam Milne goes for a big drive but gets a thick inside edge and it crashes the stumps. Australia all over the Kiwis.

9:00 AM IST Adam Milne is the new man in.
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11.5

Adam Zampa to Josh Clarkson, no run

OUT! BOWLED! New Zealand lose half of their side now. Adam Zampa was looking for that leg pole, goes again but bowls it much quicker than the previous ball. Josh Clarkson fails to dig it out and it crashes the stumps.

4
11.4

Adam Zampa to Josh Clarkson, 4 runs

FOUR! Josh Clarkson needed this one. Drops it short and outside off, this is cut through covers for a boundary.

0
11.3

Adam Zampa to Josh Clarkson, no run

Too full and on leg again. Josh Clarkson looks to heave it but misses it.

1
11.2

Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, 1 run

Outside off, Phillips slaps it to sweeper cover for a single.

0
11.1

Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, no run

This is full and on leg, it skids through. Phillips plays it for the spin but misses.

End of over 1110 runs
NZ: 69/4CRR: 6.27RRR: 11.77
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10.6

Mitchell Marsh to Glenn Phillips, 1 run

Outside off, Phillips pulls it to mid-wicket and settles with a single.

1
10.5

Mitchell Marsh to Josh Clarkson, 1 run

Fuller and on middle, Josh Clarkson works it to deep square leg for a single.

1
10.4

Mitchell Marsh to Glenn Phillips, 1 run

On middle, this is played to mid on for a single.

6
10.3

Mitchell Marsh to Glenn Phillips, 6 runs

SIX! Lovely shot! This is full and angling on leg, Phillips flicks it all the way over mid-wicket for a biggie. Phillips needs to stay right till the end.

1
10.2

Mitchell Marsh to Josh Clarkson, 1 run

Length and on off, this is dabbed to third man for a single.

0
10.1

Mitchell Marsh to Josh Clarkson, no run

Swing and a miss! Shorter and outside off. Josh Clarkson swings and misses.

End of over 1010 runs
NZ: 59/4CRR: 5.90RRR: 11.60
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9.6

Nathan Ellis to Glenn Phillips, 4 runs

FOUR! A boundary to end! New Zealand now finding it easier to score. Shorter and outside off, this is flayd past point and this races away.

0
9.5

Nathan Ellis to Glenn Phillips, no run

A dot now. Outside off, Glenn Phillips looks to cut but misses.

4
9.4

Nathan Ellis to Glenn Phillips, 4 runs

FOUR! New Zealand need a boundary at least every over. Shorter and on middle, this is pulled, it is in the gap in the mid-wicket region. Boundary.

1
9.3

Nathan Ellis to Josh Clarkson, 1 run

A single now as this is pushed through covers.

1
9.2

Nathan Ellis to Glenn Phillips, 1 run

On the pads, this is nudged around the corner for one.

0
9.1

Nathan Ellis to Glenn Phillips, no run

Outside off, Phillips slashes at it but misses.

End of over 94 runs
NZ: 49/4CRR: 5.44RRR: 11.45
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8.6

Mitchell Marsh to Josh Clarkson, no run

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled again but to mid-wicket.

1
8.5

Mitchell Marsh to Glenn Phillips, 1 run

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.

1
8.4

Mitchell Marsh to Josh Clarkson, 1 run

On the pads, Clarkson looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

1
8.3

Mitchell Marsh to Glenn Phillips, 1 run

On the shorter side, this is punched towards cover for one more.

1
8.2

Mitchell Marsh to Josh Clarkson, 1 run

Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one more.

0
8.1

Mitchell Marsh to Josh Clarkson, no run

On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

End of over 813 runs
NZ: 45/4CRR: 5.63RRR: 10.83
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7.6

Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, 4 runs

FOUR! Cut away! That is powefully hit. Shorter and outside off. Glenn Phillips cuts it past point and this races away to the fence.

0
7.5

Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, no run

Fuller and on off, this is pushed to cover.

0
7.4

Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, no run

Outside off, Glenn Phillips looks to cut but is beaten.

2
7.3

Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, 2 runs

Two! Outside off, this is cut past point for two.

6
7.2

Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, 6 runs

SIX! Gets hold of this one and New Zealand need a lot more of these. This is right in the slot. Tossed up on middle, fuller, this is launched down to the long on fence.

1
7.1

Adam Zampa to Josh Clarkson, 1 run

Flatter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.

End of over 75 runs
NZ: 32/4CRR: 4.57RRR: 11
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6.6

Mitchell Marsh to Glenn Phillips, 2 runs

Two to end! On middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket. Two taken.

0
6.5

Mitchell Marsh to Glenn Phillips, no run

Around off, this is pushed to cover.

1
6.4

Mitchell Marsh to Josh Clarkson, 1 run

On middle, this is nudged on the leg side for one.

W
6.3

Mitchell Marsh to Mark Chapman, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust. It is all falling apart too quickly for the Kiwis. Shorter and on middle, Chapman looks to pull. This goes more off the toe end and towards mid on. David takes it.

1
6.2

Mitchell Marsh to Glenn Phillips, 1 run

On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

1
6.1

Mitchell Marsh to Mark Chapman, 1 run

Around off, this is pushed through covers for one.

End of over 65 runs
NZ: 27/3CRR: 4.50RRR: 10.57
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0
5.6

Nathan Ellis to Glenn Phillips, no run

Another top over. Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.

0
5.5

Nathan Ellis to Glenn Phillips, no run

Around off, kept out.

1
5.4

Nathan Ellis to Mark Chapman, 1 run

Around off, this is guided down to third man for one.

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5.3

Nathan Ellis to Mitchell Santner, no run

OUT! DRAGS IT ON! Santner falls. His struggle comes to an end. Short and outside off. Santner looks to clear his front leg and pull but gets an inside edge onto the stumps. He really struggled to get going. This could be a blessing in disguise for the Kiwis.

0
5.2

Nathan Ellis to Mitchell Santner, no run

Around off, this is pushed but to cover.

4
5.1

Nathan Ellis to Mitchell Santner, 4 runs

FOUR! That is much needed. On the pads. Full, this is worked past fine leg and this one races away. A boundary to begin. This could be the big over New Zealand need.

End of over 50 run
NZ: 22/2CRR: 4.40RRR: 10.20
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4.6

Josh Hazlewood to Glenn Phillips, no run

Both batters struggling to time. New Zealand in a bit of pressure. Length ball, outside off, this is punched to point.

0
4.5

Josh Hazlewood to Glenn Phillips, no run

Fuller and on off, Glenn Phillips tries to drive but inside edges it onto the pads.

0
4.4

Josh Hazlewood to Glenn Phillips, no run

Length ball, outside off, this is kept out.

0
4.3

Josh Hazlewood to Glenn Phillips, no run

Phillips misses out! On the pads. He looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

0
4.2

Josh Hazlewood to Glenn Phillips, no run

That should have been out! Around off, this is pushed to cover. Santner is off for a run. Maxwell picks the ball up, turns and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. He had a lot more time. Santner was nowhere in the picture.

0
4.1

Josh Hazlewood to Glenn Phillips, no run

On a length and around off, this is defended out.

End of over 48 runs
NZ: 22/2CRR: 5.50RRR: 9.56
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3.6

Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner, no run

Short stuff on the body, Santner looks to pull but misses.

2
3.5

Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner, 2 runs

This is full and outside off. Santner lofts it to the left of third man for a couple of runs.

0
3.4

Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner, no run

Another dot! Serves a bumper on leg, Santner sits and in the last moment tries to pull but misses.

0
3.3

Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner, no run

Santner can't get it through. Outside off, Santner knocks it to point.

1
3.2

Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, 1 run

On middle, this is tucked to square leg for a single.

5
3.2

Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, 5 runs

FIVE WIDES! That one slipped. Full and well down leg, Glenn Phillips lets it go and it goes to the fine leg fence.

8:19 AM IST Glenn Phillips is the new man in.
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3.1

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

OUT! TAKEN! That is a serious catch from Wade! Just superb! Short and wide of off. Will Young pulls but gets a top edge to square leg. Matthew Wade runs, keeps his eyes on it, dives and it just sticks into his gloves. Excellent catch.

End of over 33 runs
NZ: 14/1CRR: 4.67RRR: 9.47
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2.6

Josh Hazlewood to Mitchell Santner, no run

A dot to end the over. Outside off and Santner punches it to cover.

0
2.5

Josh Hazlewood to Mitchell Santner, no run

Short of a length and on off, Santner gets low to pull but misses and gets hit on the body. The pitch looks two-paced.

1
2.4

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, 1 run

Length and outside off, this is knocked to third man for a single.

1
2.3

Josh Hazlewood to Mitchell Santner, 1 run

Leg bye! Tad short and around leg, does not bounce much and Santner mistimes his pull on the off side for one.

0
2.2

Josh Hazlewood to Mitchell Santner, no run

Outside off on a length, this is guided to point.

1
2.1

Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, 1 run

Short in length and on middle, Will Young fends it around the corner for a single.

End of over 25 runs
NZ: 11/1CRR: 5.50RRR: 9.11
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1.6

Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner, no run

Australia will be happy with the start! Length and on off, Santner defends it out.

1
1.5

Pat Cummins to Will Young, 1 run

A length ball, around off, this is dabbed to third man for one more.

1
1.4

Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner, 1 run

Full and outside off, this is tapped to point for a single. Good sharp single from the Kiwis.

1
1.3

Pat Cummins to Will Young, 1 run

Leg bye! On middle and it jags back in sharply. Will Young is beaten completely and it goes off the pads to point for a single.

2
1.2

Pat Cummins to Will Young, 2 runs

Tad short and outside off, Will Young pulls it over mid-wicket and it falls safely. Two runs. He is off the mark.

0
1.1

Pat Cummins to Will Young, no run

A length ball, outside off, this is punched to cover.

8:08 AM IST Mitchell Santner walks in at number 3.
End of over 16 runs
NZ: 6/1CRR: 6.00RRR: 8.89
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0.6

Josh Hazlewood to Finn Allen, no run

OUT! BOWLED! Chopped on! A length ball, outside off, no movement this time and Allen looks to punch with hard hands but bottom edges it back onto the stumps. Unlucky but Allen has to go.

0
0.5

Josh Hazlewood to Finn Allen, no run

Outside off again, swings away. Allen fails to put his bat on it.

0
0.4

Josh Hazlewood to Finn Allen, no run

A length ball, outside off, swings away. Allen looks to cut but misses.

6
0.3

Josh Hazlewood to Finn Allen, 6 runs

SIX! New Zealand are underway! Allen takes the charge, this is short and Allen whacks it over square leg for a biggie.

0
0.2

Josh Hazlewood to Finn Allen, no run

Slants it on the pads, Allen tickles it straight to short fine leg.

0
0.1

Josh Hazlewood to Finn Allen, no run

Short  in length and outside off, lands and shapes away sharply. Allen slashes his blade and misses.

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