World T20: McClenaghan’s three-wicket haul helps New Zealand beat Australia
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first in the match.
The Kiwis managed 142 runs on the loss of eight wickets in their 20 overs. Martin Guptill was the highest scorer for the Kiwis as he made 39 runs from 27 balls with two boundaries and four sixes.
Grant Elliott contributed 27 runs from 20 balls with three boundaries to his name.
Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson and Colin Munro made 24 and 23 runs respectively for the side.
Glenn Maxwell and Ashton Agar grabbed two wickets each for the Australian side while Shane Watson and Mitchell Marsh also dismissed one batsman each.
Australia, chasing 143 runs to win with required rate of 7.15 per over, scored 134/8 in their 20 overs.
Usman Khawaja was the highest scorer for the Kangaroos as he made 38 runs from 27 balls with the help of six boundaries.
Mitchell Marsh made 24 runs from 23 balls with the help of two sixes while Glenn Maxwell contributed 22 runs from 23 deliveries which included two boundaries.
Mitchell McClenaghan was the stand out bowler as he took three wickets in his three overs and conceded 17 runs.
Corey Anderson and Mitchell Santner grabbed two wickets each for the team while Ish Sodhi dismissed one Australian batsman.
Australia XI: Usman Khawaja, Shane Watson, Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, James Faulkner, Peter Nevill, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa and Nathan Coulter-Nile.
New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (captain), Colin Munro Munro, Corey Anderson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan and Ish Sodhi.
Over 20: Australia 134/8 (match over)
New Zealand outperform Australia and win the match by eight runs.
WICKET: Nathan Coulter-Nile b Anderson 1 (2b 0x4 0x6). Australia 132/9 in 19.5 overs. Next batsman: Adam Zampa.
WICKET: James Faulkner c Guptill b Anderson 2 (4b 0x4 0x6). Australia 124/8 in 19.1 overs. Next batsman: Peter Nevill.
Over 19: Australia 124/7 (require 19 runs to win)
McClenaghan got the wickets of Agar and Marsh in the over.
WICKET: Ashton Agar c Taylor b McClenaghan 9 (8b 0x4 1×6). Australia 123/7 in 18.5 overs. Next batsman: Nathan Coulter-Nile.
WICKET: Mitchell Marsh c Milne b McClenaghan 24 (23b 0x4 2×6). Australia 121/6 in 18.1 overs. Next batsman: James Faulkner.
Over 18: Australia 121/5 (require 22 runs to win)
Five singles taken from Sodhi’s fourth over.
Over 17: Australia 116/5 (require 27 runs to win)
Marsh and Agar struck a six each in Santner’s over.
Over 16: Australia 101/5 (require 42 runs to win)
Sodhi dismissed Maxwell and gave just a single in the over.
WICKET: Glenn Maxwell c Williamson b Sodhi 22 (23b 2×4 0x6). Australia 100/5 in 15.1 overs. Next batsman: Ashton Agar.
Over 15: Australia 100/4 (require 43 runs to win)
Marsh hit Santner for a six straight down the ground.
Over 14: Australia 89/4 (require 54 runs to win)
Four runs taken from Sodhi’s over.
Over 13: Australia 85/4 (require 58 runs to win)
Anderson conceded 14 runs in the over as two inside edges from Maxwell’s bat went for boundaries.
Over 12: Australia 71/4 (require 72 runs to win)
Three runs taken by the Australian batsmen from Anderson’s over.
Over 11: Australia 68/4 (require 75 runs to win)
Santner dismissed Warner and gave two singles in the over.
WICKET: David Warner c Guptill b Santner 6 (11b 0x4 0x6). Australia 66/4 in 10.1 overs. Next batsman: Mitchell Marsh.
Over 10: Australia 66/3 (require 77 runs to win)
Ish Sodhi gave four runs in his first over.
Over 9: Australia 62/3 (require 81 runs to win)
Danger man Khawaja was run out in Elliott’s second over.
WICKET: Usman Khawaja run out 38 (27b 6×4 0x6). Australia 62/3 in 9.0 overs. Next batsman: Glenn Maxwell.
Over 8: Australia 55/2 (require 88 runs to win)
Skipper Kane Williamson gave three singles in the eighth over.
Over 7: Australia 52/2 (require 91 runs to win)
Mitchell Santner got the wicket of the Australian skipper.
WICKET: Steve Smith st Ronchi b Santner 6 (7b 1×4 0x6). Australia 51/2 in 6.4 overs. Next batsman: David Warner.
Over 6: Australia 50/1 (require 93 runs to win)
McClenaghan provided the breakthrough for Kiwis and skipper Smith opened his account with a boundary.
WICKET: Shane Watson c Williamson b McClenaghan 13 (12b 1×4 0x6). Australia 44/1 in 5.2 overs. Next batsman: Steve Smith.
Over 5: Australia 42/0 (require 101 runs to win)
Anderson gave five singles in his second over.
Over 4: Australia 37/0 (require 106 runs to win)
Khwaja added another boundary to his tally in Mitchell McClenaghan’s over.
Over 3: Australia 30/0 (require 113 runs to win)
Grant Elliott went for runs in his first over as Watson and Khwaja hit a boundary each.
Over 2: Australia 20/0 (require 123 runs to win)
Two boundaries hit by Khawaja in Adam Milne’s over
Over 1: Australia 11/0 (require 132 runs to win)
Corey Anderson went expensive in the over as Khawaja hit the two boundaries in the first over
Opening batsmen: Shane Watson and Usman Khawaja.
NEW ZEALAND INNINGS
Over 20: New Zealand 142/8
Kiwis finish with 142/8 on the scoreboard. Australia require 143 runs to win.
WICKET: Grant Elliott run out 27 (20b 3×4 0x6). New Zealand 142/8 in 20 overs.
WICKET: Mitchell Santner run out 1 (1b 0x4 0x6). New Zealand 140/7 in 19.4 overs. Next batsman: Adam Milne.
Over 19: New Zealand 134/6
Faulkner conceded five runs in the penultimate over and got the wicket of Ronchi.
WICKET: Luke Ronchi c Maxwell b Faulkner 6 (7b 0x4 0x6). New Zealand 133/6 in 18.5 overs. Next batsman: Mitchell Santner.
Over 18: New Zealand 129/5
Elliott scored the two boundaries in the over bowled by Mitchell Marsh.
Over 17: New Zealand 118/5
Ross Taylor hit Watson for six on the third ball and was caught out the next delivery.
WICKET: Ross Taylor c Marsh b Watson 11 (11b 0x4 1×6). New Zealand 117/5 in 16.4 overs. Next batsman: Luke Ronchi.
Over 16: New Zealand 107/4
Inside edge from Elliott’s bat went to the boundary as New Zealand took their total into three figures.
Over 15: New Zealand 99/4
Coulter-Nile gave two singles in the over.
Over 14: New Zealand 97/4
Marsh dismissed Munro and gave just a single in the 14th over.
WICKET: Colin Munro c Faulkner b Marsh 23 (26b 2×4 0x6). New Zealand 97/4 in 14 overs. Next batsman: Grant Elliott.
Over 13: New Zealand 96/3
Munro hit the boundary on the first ball of Maxwell’s over and struck the second boundary via switch hit.
Over 12: New Zealand 82/3
Three runs taken from Watson’s third over.
Over 11: New Zealand 79/3
Maxwell got his second wicket of the match as Anderson was caught at the boundary
WICKET: Corey Anderson c Agar b Maxwell 3 (6b 0x4 0x6). New Zealand 76/3 in 10.2 overs. Next batsman: Ross Taylor.
Over 10: New Zealand 75/2
Six runs taken by the New Zealand batsmen in the over bowled by Mitchell Marsh.
Over 9: New Zealand 69/2
Maxwell dismissed the Kiwi skipper in the over and gave four runs in the over.
WICKET: Kane Williamson c Agar b Maxwell 24 (20b 4×4 0x6). New Zealand 66/2 in 8.2 overs. Next batsman: Corey Anderson.
Over 8: New Zealand 65/1
Faulkner provided the early breakthrough for Kangaroos as Guptill was dismissed in the over.
WICKET: Martin Guptill c Maxwell b Faulkner 39 (27b 2×4 4×6). New Zealand 61/1 in 7.1 overs. Next batsman: Colin Munro.
Over 7: New Zealand 61/0
Adam Zampa gave three singles in the over.
Over 6: New Zealand 58/0
Coulter-Nile went for 14 runs in the over. Guptill scored the six while Williamson hit the boundary.
Over 5: New Zealand 44/0
Skipper Kane Williamson scored the two boundaries from the bowling of James Faulkner.
Over 4: New Zealand 35/0
Three runs came from Watson’s second over.
Over 3: New Zealand 32/0
Guptill greeted Ashton Agar with three sixes in the third over.
Over 2: New Zealand 14/0
Shane Watson conceded five runs in the second over as Guptill scored the boundary .
Over 1: New Zealand 9/0
Nathan Coulter-Nile bowled the first over and Kiwi openers Martin Guptill scored nine runs from it. He also hit two boundaries.
Opening batsmen: Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson.