New Zealand has started their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign with a massive win over the host Australia. New Zealand and Australia were the finalists of the previous edition, where The Aussies stunned the Kiwis to clinch the title. The black caps registered their first win against Australia on their home soil since 2009.
Australia were wrapped up for a mere 110 in the 18th over, chasing a target of 201 in the first match of super 12. Every bowler did a superb job restricting the host to a tiny total. Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner grabbed three wickets each, while Trent Boult took two wickets at the tail. Maxwell top scored for the baggy greens with 28, whereas Cummins scored 21.
Earlier, Invited to bat at the SCG, Devon Conway’s big inning inspired the Kiwis to post 200 on the board. Conway and Finn Allen shared a quick 56 opening stand before Allen departed for an electrifying 16-ball 42. Conway remained unbeaten for 92 from 58 balls smashing seven fours and a couple of sixes. Neesham finished the inning briskly, smacking 26 from 13 balls. Josh Hazlewood picked up two wickets for the Aussies; however, all five bowlers were expensive.
NZ: 200/3 (20 overs)
AUS: 111/10 (17.1 overs)
NZ won by 89 runs. (POTM – Devon Conway)