New Zealand beat Australia by 53 runs in first T20

New Zealand beat Australia by 53 runs in first T20


Christchurch: Devon Conway inspired New Zealand to win 53 wins over Australia at the opening ceremony of the Twenty20 International in Christchurch on Monday.

Conway lost 59 goals and remained unbeaten because the Black Caps overcame a shaky start after dropping the ball and throwing in the racket, ending five games with a score of 184.

In reply, Australia were all out for 131 after 17.3 overs, with Black Caps spinner Ish Sodhi taking four wickets for 28

Jhye Richardson, fresh from signing a multi-million dollar Indian Premier League contract, was the pick of the Australian bowlers, taking two for 31.

But the tourists could not dislodge Conway, whose 59-ball knock included 10 fours and three sixes, helping the Black Caps bounce back from 19 for three.

Australian drivers Tim Southee and Trent Boult suffered horror performances in the early stages of their performances when vying for the top spot.

Fortunately, Josh Philippe, who made his debut for the first time, left two places after flying high into the sky.

But old-school athletes such as Captain Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell also failed to cope with the swinging ball, and the tourists soon turned four, turning 19.

Mitch Marsh scored the highest at 45, while Ashton Agar contributed 23 consecutive failed attempts, bringing New Zealand an easy victory.

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