ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Matches, 2021

New Zealand vs Australia - Match 11

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 2, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 18 October 2021

Australia 159/7

RR: 8.02 | Australia beat New Zealand by 3 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
David Warner c Martin Guptill & b Tim Southeec Martin Guptill & b Tim Southee0100
Aaron Finch bowled Mitchell Santnerbowled Mitchell Santner241912
Mitchell Marsh c Ish Sodhi & b Trent Boultc Ish Sodhi & b Trent Boult241531
Steven Smith bowled Mitchell Santnerbowled Mitchell Santner353030
Marcus Stoinis c Mitchell Santner & b Trent Boultc Mitchell Santner & b Trent Boult282311
Matthew Wade c Tim Southee & b Mitchell Santnerc Tim Southee & b Mitchell Santner0200
Ashton Agar c Kyle Jamieson & b Kyle Jamiesonc Kyle Jamieson & b Kyle Jamieson231821
Mitchell Starc not out not out 13910
Josh Inglis not out not out 8220
Pat Cummins
Josh Hazlewood
Glenn Maxwell
Kane Richardson
Mitchell Swepson
Adam Zampa
Extras 4 (b 2, lb 0, w 2, nb 0)
Total 159 (7 Wkts, 19.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
0-1 (David Warner,0.1), 40-2 (Mitchell Marsh,4.1), 66-3 (Aaron Finch,7.4), 114-4 (Steven Smith,14.2), 114-5 (Matthew Wade,14.4), 115-6 (Marcus Stoinis,15.1), 151-7 (Ashton Agar,19.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Tim Southee4 0 42 1 10.50
Kyle Jamieson3.5 0 42 1 12.00
Mitchell Santner4 0 22 3 5.50
Trent Boult3 0 13 2 4.33
Ish Sodhi2 0 14 0 7.00
James Neesham2 0 15 0 7.50
Todd Astle1 0 9 0 9.00

That's it from this clash! We have one more day when warm-up games will be played and it will be on 20th October. At 2 pm local (10 am GMT), India will lock horns against Australia and England will face New Zealand. Later at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT), Afghanistan will face West Indies and Pakistan will meet South Africa. Do join us then. Cheers!

New Zealand had a fairly decent game with the ball. They got the early wicket and did not let any of the batters take the game away from them. When a partnership was brewing in the middle overs, Mitchell Santner broke it and got them back in the game. He was the pick of the bowlers as he got 3 wickets from his spell. Trent Boult got 2 wickets but did not complete his spell. Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson got 1 wicket each, but the latter could not execute his plans in the final over and that is when they lost the game. But still, New Zealand would be fairly satisfied with their show and would look to improve further.

Australia did not have the best of starts as they lost David Warner on the first ball. But, Mitchell Marsh and Aaron Finch got some runs at the top of the order to provide them with a good platform. Both the batters fell after getting starts and Steven Smith was joined by Marcus Stoinis in the middle. They kept the scoreboard ticking and got boundaries to make sure that the required rate was under control. But their departure in successive overs was a big blow to the Aussies. Fortunately for them, Ashton Agar and Mitchell Starc got boundaries at the right time to keep them in the hunt. Agar fell in the last over, but Josh Inglis came in and finished things off.

Victory for Australia! Who would have thought they would get over the line after the wicket of Marcus Stoinis? But, they have held their nerves and have won this thriller. Credit to New Zealand too, they pulled things nicely in the middle overs but unfortunately, could not finish things off.

19.5
4
Kyle Jamieson to Josh Inglis, FOUR! That is it! Not where Inglis intented but he will take that! He has taken his team over the line! Good-length ball, outside off. Josh Inglis looks to heave it across the line but it takes the outside edge and the ball flies over the short third man fielder. Boundary! Australia WIN THE MATCH BY 3 WICKETS!
19.4
4
Kyle Jamieson to Josh Inglis, FOUR! What a shot on the very first ball from Josh Inglis! Jamieson hurls a full ball, on off. Josh Inglis moves across and scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary. 4 runs needed off 2 balls now!

Josh Inglis is the next batter.

19.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Ashton Agar, OUT! TAKEN! A wicket against the run of play and it is a huge one for New Zealand! A full ball, on middle. Ashton Agar digs it out straight back to the bowler. Kyle Jamieson takes a sharp catch to get rid of the set batter in Agar.
19.2
1
Kyle Jamieson to Mitchell Starc, Good-length ball, on off. Mitchell Starc drags it to long on and settles for a single.
19.1
4
Kyle Jamieson to Mitchell Starc, FOUR! Great start to the over for Australia! Jamieson misses his yorker and serves a full toss, outside off. Mitchell Starc slices it past point for a boundary.

Kyle Jamieson (3-0-29-0) will bowl the final over. 13 is the target for Australia.

18.6
6
Tim Southee to Ashton Agar, SIX! WOW! What a clean strike! Southee bangs it into the deck, around off. Ashton Agar smacks it way over deep square leg for a biggie! 13 runs needed off the last over!
18.5
1
Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc, Full ball, outside off. Mitchell Starc moves across and scoops it towards fine leg. The batters take a single.
18.4
2
Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc, Back of a length, around leg. Mitchell Starc heaves it towards deep mid-wicket and takes a couple of runs.
18.3
1
Tim Southee to Ashton Agar, Full ball, on middle and leg. Ashton Agar drags it to long on for one. The required run rate is creeping up for Australia and they need some big hits here!
18.2
1
Tim Southee to Mitchell Starc, Good-length ball, outside off. Mitchell Starc cuts it to cover and collects a run.
18.1
1
Tim Southee to Ashton Agar, Short ball, outside off. Ashton Agar looks to pull but takes the underedge behind the sticks. The batters cross for a run.

Tim Southee is back on to bowl the 19th.

17.6
1
Trent Boult to Ashton Agar, Short ball, around off. Ashton Agar pulls it in front of square and takes a single. 25 runs needed off 12 balls!
17.5
4
Trent Boult to Ashton Agar, FOUR! Nicely done! Length ball, angled into the pads. Ashton Agar whacks it to deep square leg for a boundary.
17.4
0
Trent Boult to Ashton Agar, Play and a miss! Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Ashton Agar looks to slog hard but he misses yet again.
17.3
0
Trent Boult to Ashton Agar, Good-length ball, outside off. Ashton Agar looks to cut but he misses.
17.2
2
Trent Boult to Ashton Agar, Fuller-length delivery, outside off. Ashton Agar drives it wide of long off and takes a couple.
17.1
1
Trent Boult to Mitchell Starc, Slower ball, shorter in length, outside off. Mitchell Starc drags it to mid-wicket for a single.
16.6
1
James Neesham to Mitchell Starc, Good-length ball, on middle and leg. Mitchell Starc looks to heave it but it goes off the inner half to deep mid-wicket. A single taken. 33 runs needed from 18 balls!
16.5
1
James Neesham to Ashton Agar, Full ball, outside off. Ashton Agar drills it hard towards long off for a run.
16.4
0
James Neesham to Ashton Agar, Full ball, way outside off. Ashton Agar swings hard but he misses.
16.3
4
James Neesham to Ashton Agar, FOUR! BANG! Short ball, outside off. Ashton Agar stands tall and whacks it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
16.2
1
James Neesham to Mitchell Starc, Full ball, on leg. Starc whips it to deep square leg for one.
16.1
1
James Neesham to Ashton Agar, Full ball, on off. Ashton Agar drills it to mid off and takes a quick run.

James Neesham is back on. He went for 7 in his first over.

15.6
1
Trent Boult to Ashton Agar, Short ball, around middle. Ashton Agar gets in an awkward position and hooks it to fine leg for one. 41 runs needed off 24 balls!
15.5
0
Trent Boult to Ashton Agar, Good-length ball, on middle. Ashton Agar turns it to mid-wicket.
15.4
1
Trent Boult to Mitchell Starc, Full ball, on the pads. Mitchell Starc clips it to fine leg for a single.
15.3
1
Trent Boult to Ashton Agar, Short ball, around middle and leg. Ashton Agar pulls it to wide of fine leg and takes a run.
15.2
0
Trent Boult to Ashton Agar, Back of a length, around off. Ashton Agar blocks it out.

Mitchell Starc walks out to bat.

15.1
0
Trent Boult to Marcus Stoinis, OUT! TAKEN! Huge moment in this game as Marcus Stoinis walks back to the hut! Full ball, outside off. Marcus Stoinis lofts it straight to Mitchell Santner at long off who takes a good catch running forward.
14.6
0
Mitchell Santner to Ashton Agar, Flatter ball, on off. Blocked out. An excellent over by Mitchell Santner. He finishes with figures of 4-0-22-3!
14.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Marcus Stoinis, Darted on the pads. Marcus Stoinis works it past mid-wicket for one.

Ashton Agar is the new man in.

14.4
0
Mitchell Santner to Matthew Wade, OUT! TAKEN! A duck for Wade and Santner gets his third! Tossed up, on off. Wade goes to sweep but gets the top edge. The man from deep square leg runs in and dives to take a very good catch. Great work in the field by Tim Southee.
14.3
0
Mitchell Santner to Matthew Wade, Loopy ball, around off. Wade looks to block but gets hit on the pads.

Matthew Wade walks out to bat.

14.2
0
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith, OUT! BOWLED! A big and timely wicket! New Zealand would believe that they can push further now. Tossed up, on leg. Smith looks to paddle it down to fine leg but misses. The ball crashes onto the stumps.
14.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Marcus Stoinis, Just a single as this is worked to long on.

Mitchell Santner is back into the attack.

13.6
1
Tim Southee to Marcus Stoinis, Length ball, on off. Pushed to point for one.
13.5
4
Tim Southee to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Hammered! Full toss, outside off. Marcus Stoinis hammers it past covers for a boundary.
13.4
1
Tim Southee to Steven Smith, On a length, outside off. Smith guides it to deep cover for one.