New Zealand beating their neighbors Australia in T20 fixture
New Zealand beating their neighbors Australia in T20 fixture

It was one of the most exciting fixtures of the tournament as New Zealand managed to win the fixture by just 8 runs. They are now on the top of the Group by winning both of their initial matches. The target of 142, set by the Kiwis was not that marvelous or big for the T20 format but still they managed to defend it as they restricted the Australian side to the mark of 8 runs short, that is 134. The required run rate was around 7.10 per over.

The match was played on the pitch of HPCA Stadium which turned out to be the bowling pitch. Martin Guptill was the highest scorer from the Kiwis side scoring 39 runs in 27 balls. Usman Khawaja from the Australin side tried his best to reach the target as he scored 38 runs in 27 balls. Man of the match was Mitchell Mcclenaghan as he took wickets and maintained the economy rate to 5.66

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