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

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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.
13.3
1
Tim Southee to Marcus Stoinis, Slower and shorter, outside off. Marcus Stoinis pulls it hard to wide long on for one.
13.2
1
Tim Southee to Steven Smith, Short of a length, outside off again. Punched past covers for one.
13.1
1
Tim Southee to Marcus Stoinis, Short of a length, outside off. Marcus Stoinis slaps it to mid off for one.

Tim Southee is back on.

12.6
1
Todd Astle to Marcus Stoinis, Shorter ball, outside off. Cut away past covers for one.
12.5
6
Todd Astle to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! Tonked! Tossed up, on off. Marcus Stoinis puts in a stride and hammers the ball over the long off fence.
12.4
1
Todd Astle to Steven Smith, Shorter ball, on off. Smith chips it to long off for one.
12.3
1
Todd Astle to Marcus Stoinis, Just a single as this is slapped to long off.
12.2
0
Todd Astle to Marcus Stoinis, Shorter ball, outside off. Marcus Stoinis hits it to covers again.
12.1
0
Todd Astle to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter ball, outside off. Pushed to short cover.
11.6
4
Kyle Jamieson to Steven Smith, FOUR! Whipped! Length ball, on the pads. Smith whips it past deep mid-wicket. The fielder gets across to his left, dives but the ball wins the race.
11.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Steven Smith, Length ball, outside off. Pushed to covers.
11.4
1
Kyle Jamieson to Marcus Stoinis, Short of a length, around off. Marcus Stoinis pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
11.3
1
Kyle Jamieson to Steven Smith, Short of a length, around off. Smith punches it past covers for one.
11.2
4
Kyle Jamieson to Steven Smith, FOUR! Top shot! On a length, outside off. Smith opens the face of the bat and punches it past point for a boundary.
11.1
1
Kyle Jamieson to Marcus Stoinis, Full ball, on the pads. Marcus Stoinis flicks it to fine leg for one.

Kyle Jamieson comes back to bowl.

10.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Marcus Stoinis, Just a single as this is chopped to deep cover. 75 needed in 9 overs now.
10.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith, Shorter ball, on off. Smith pushes it past covers for one.
10.4
0
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith, Darted outside off. Smith misses the cut.
10.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Marcus Stoinis, Darted on the pads. Stoinis works it to mid-wicket for one.
10.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith, Just a single as this is pushed to long on.
10.1
0
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith, Flatter ball, on off. Blocked out.

Drinks break! Folks, we are in a cracking finish to this game. Australia have wickets in hand but the last couple of overs have pushed the required run rate up a bit. One of these two batters might look to up the ante and that should make for some interesting cricket.

9.6
1
James Neesham to Steven Smith, Full ball, darted on the pads. Steven Smith flicks it to deep mid-wicket and collects a run. 79 runs needed from 60 balls!
9.5
1
James Neesham to Marcus Stoinis, On a length, around off. Marcus Stoinis eases it to long on for one.
9.4
1
James Neesham to Steven Smith, Length ball, angling in from middle and leg. Steven Smith flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.
9.3
1
James Neesham to Marcus Stoinis, Back of a length, on middle. Marcus Stoinis tucks it to mid-wicket and collects a run.
9.2
1
James Neesham to Steven Smith, Full and wide. Steven Smith reaches out and drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
9.1
2
James Neesham to Steven Smith, Length ball, outside off. Steven Smith drives it to the right of the deep cover fielder and takes couple of runs.

James Neesham comes on now.

8.6
2
Ish Sodhi to Marcus Stoinis, A low full toss, around off. Marcus Stoinis drives it wide of long on and takes a couple of runs.
8.5
1
Ish Sodhi to Steven Smith, Floated, around off. Steven Smith drives it past covers for a run.
8.4
1
Ish Sodhi to Marcus Stoinis, Another one, quicker and flatter outside off. Marcus Stoinis punches it off the back foot towards deep point. A single taken.
8.3
0
Ish Sodhi to Marcus Stoinis, Quicker ball, outside off. Marcus Stoinis taps it towards backward point.
8.2
1
Ish Sodhi to Steven Smith, A half-tracker, outside off. Steven Smith pulls it to deep mid-wicket. The fielder runs to his left and dives to keep it to a single.
8.1
1
Ish Sodhi to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter ball, on middle and leg. Stoinis hits it towards long on and collects a run.
7.6
0
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith, Tossed up, around off. Steven Smith blocks it off the front foot.
7.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter ball, around off. Marcus Stoinis punches it off the back foot towards deep cover for a single.

Marcus Stoinis is the new man in.

7.4
0
Mitchell Santner to Aaron Finch, OUT! BOWLED! Mitchell Santner gets rid of the dangerous Aaron Finch! Santner sees Finch skipping down, he drags his length back and fires in a quicker ball, around off. Finch misses his slog and the ball crashes onto his stumps.
7.3
6
Mitchell Santner to Aaron Finch, SIX! BANG! Tossed up, around off. Aaron Finch smacks it over long off for a maximum!
7.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith, Flatter ball, on middle and leg. Steven Smith tucks it to the leg side for a run.
7.1
2
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith, Floated, around off. Steven Smith lofts it over cover and collects a couple.

Mitchell Santner is back on. He went for 6 in his first over.

6.6
1
Ish Sodhi to Steven Smith, Flighted delivery, outside off. Steven Smith drives it towards deep cover for one more. 8 runs off the over!
6.5
1
Ish Sodhi to Aaron Finch, A half-tracker, around off. Aaron Finch rocks back and pulls it to deep square leg for one.
6.4
1
Ish Sodhi to Steven Smith, Just a tad short, around middle and leg. Steven Smith tucks it to the leg side for a single.
6.3
1
Ish Sodhi to Aaron Finch, Loopy ball, outside off. Aaron Finch carves it through covers to collect a run.
6.2
3
Ish Sodhi to Steven Smith, Tossed up, around off. Steven Smith gets low and scoops it over the keeper. Kyle Jamieson runs across to his right from deep square leg and saves a run for his side.
6.1
1
Ish Sodhi to Aaron Finch, Flatter ball, around off. Aaron Finch cuts it to backward point for a run.

Ish Sodhi comes on now.

5.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Steven Smith, Short of a length, around off. Steven Smith punches it to mid off. At the end of the Powerplay, Australia are 49/2.
5.5
0
Kyle Jamieson to Steven Smith, Length ball, darted on the pads. Steven Smith turns it to mid-wicket.
5.4
1
Kyle Jamieson to Aaron Finch, On a length, around middle and leg. Aaron Finch works it to deep square leg for a single.
5.3
2
Kyle Jamieson to Aaron Finch, Full ball, on off. Aaron Finch pushes it to cover for a run. Mitchell Santner at cover has a shy at the non-striker's end but he misses and the batters take one more.
5.2
1
Kyle Jamieson to Steven Smith, Good-length ball, on the pads. Steven Smith tucks it to the leg side for a run.
5.1
4
Kyle Jamieson to Steven Smith, FOUR! A typical Steven Smith whip! Jamieson hurls a full ball on the pads. Smith flicks it past the diving mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.
4.6
0
Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, Beaten! On a length, angling across the off pole. Finch looks to block but the ball goes past the inside edge. Just 2 runs and a big wicket from that over.
4.5
0
Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, Shorter again, outside off. Finch cuts it well but straight towards point.
4.4
0
Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, Short of a length, outside off. Pushed to covers.
4.3
1
Trent Boult to Steven Smith, On a length, on the pads. Smith works it to fine leg for one.
4.2
0
Trent Boult to Steven Smith, Length ball, around off. Punched to covers.
4.1
0
Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, OUT! TAKEN! Boult gets the big wicket of Marsh! A short ball, on leg. Marsh goes for the pull but is hurried by the pace of the ball. He gets it off his gloves straight to short fine leg. Ish Sodhi takes it with ease.

Steven Smith is the new man in.

4.1
0
Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Short ball, on off. Marsh lets it be. Wide called.
3.6
4
Tim Southee to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Tonked! Slower and short ball, down the leg side. Finch pulls it way over short fine leg and gets himself a boundary. So, the over starts and ends with a boundary.
3.5
0
Tim Southee to Aaron Finch, Short of a length, outside off. Finch hits it to cover.
3.4
1
Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Short ball, on leg. Marsh pulls it nicely to deep square leg for one.
3.3
0
Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Slower ball, on a length, on off. Pushed to covers.
3.2
0
Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, On a length, around off. Marsh blocks this with ease.
3.1
4
Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Shot! Length ball, on off. Marsh heaves it to the mid-wicket fence.
2.6
0
Mitchell Santner to Aaron Finch, Well, that is interesting! Finch gets in position to play a reverse sweep and Santner fires one in the blockhole. Finch blocks it out.
2.5
0
Mitchell Santner to Aaron Finch, Finch backs away to the leg side so Santner fires a full one, on middle. Played to covers.
2.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Darted on the pads. Pushed to mid on for one.
2.3
0
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Loopy ball, on off. Pushed to covers for one.
2.2
4
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Tell you what, Marsh is looking in great touch out there! Tossed up, on leg. He heaves it to the wide long on fence.
2.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Aaron Finch, Tossed up, around leg. Finch works it past square leg for one.

Mitchell Santner comes to bowl now.

1.6
0
Kyle Jamieson to Mitchell Marsh, Cut him in half! Length ball, outside off. Marsh looks to cut but the ball nips back in sharply and cuts him in half. The keeper fails to collect and they get two byes.
1.5
1
Kyle Jamieson to Aaron Finch, Short of a length, around leg. Finch flicks it past square leg for one.
1.4
6
Kyle Jamieson to Aaron Finch, SIX! Oh, that is a glorious stroke! Full ball, on off. Finch comes down the track and lifts it straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum.
1.3
0
Kyle Jamieson to Aaron Finch, Play and a miss! On a length, outside off. Finch goes for the cut but gets no bat on it.
1.2
1
Kyle Jamieson to Mitchell Marsh, Length delivery, outside off. Marsh runs it to third man for one.
1.1
2
Kyle Jamieson to Mitchell Marsh, On a length, on the pads. Marsh flicks it past square leg for one.

Who will bowl from the other end? Kyle Jamieson it is.

0.6
0
Tim Southee to Aaron Finch, Finch comes down the track to block this one but the ball goes past the outside edge.
0.5
1
Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Length ball, on the pads. Flicked past mid-wicket for one.
0.4
0
Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Length ball, on off. Hit down to mid on.
0.3
4
Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Marsh is off the blocks in style! Length ball, down the leg side. He flicks it. The man at short fine leg dives but cannot get to the ball. Boundary.
0.3
0
Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Full ball, down the leg side. Marsh misses the flick. Wide called.
0.2
6
Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, SIX! BOOM! That is one way to get off the mark! Full ball, on the pads. Marsh heaves it way over the mid-wicket fence.

Mitchell Marsh walks out to bat.

0.1
0
Tim Southee to David Warner, OUT! TAKEN! What a catch that is! A truly spectacular piece of fielding! On a length, around off. Warner comes down the track and looks to drive. He gets the outside edge. Guptill dives full length to his left at first slip and takes a one-handed stunner.