On Saturday, in NZ VS AUS T20, New Zealand beat Australia by 89 runs in the opening match of the Super-12 stage. Thanks in large part to a 92-not-out performance by Devon Conway off 58 balls. At the Sydney Cricket Ground, the Blackcaps scored 201 for 3 in 20 overs before bowling out Australia for 111 runs in 17.1 overs.
Mitchell Santner took three wickets for 31 runs. Tim Southee took three wickets for 6 runs. Australia has never lost a T20 World Cup game by that many runs. On Saturday, New Zealand’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 team won their first match in Australia in 11 years. They defeated the host nation by 89 runs in Sydney.
NZ VS AUS T20 | NZ won by 89 runs in Super 12!
In the first Super 12 game of the Twenty20 World Cup on Saturday in Sydney, New Zealand’s opener Devon Conway carried his bat with a breathtaking unbeaten 92. So, he helped his team to an impressive 200-3 against Australia. A total of 58 balls were used in Conway’s knock. During which he hit seven fours and two sixes. He is now one of a select few players to score 90 or more at a World Cup.
The sold-out match at Sydney Cricket Ground is a rematch of the 2021 final. Australia won by eight wickets in Dubai in front of their home crowd. New Zealand had a tough uphill battle against Australia. They hadn’t beaten the Aussies in Australia since 2011.
When Australian captain Aaron Finch threw them in to bat on a cloudy evening, they got off to a blazing start. Finn Allen smashing two fours and a six off Mitchell Starc’s first over. The Black Caps scored 29 runs in the first two overs, with opener Conway contributing two more quick boundaries off Josh Hazlewood.
As Pat Cummins was similarly punished, he was taken for 17 when Adam Zampa bowled Allen in the following over. When Hazlewood came back, the youthful right-hander was rushing down the crease, but the wily pace spearhead dismissed him for 42 (from 16 balls).
While Marcus Stoinis and spinner Zampa’s entrance helped slow the Kiwis’ run rate. So, they still reached 97 for 1 at the half way point. To get his half-century, Conway hit a six off spinner Zampa, and in that over, Zampa got Kane Williamson (23) lbw. Glenn Phillips was dismissed for 12 after being caught and bowled by Hazlewood, but Jimmy Neesham reached 200 with a six off the penultimate ball of the innings.
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
New Zealand (Playing XI): Devon Conway (w), Finn Allen, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.