394dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

McClenaghan leads NZ to second victory

New Zealand's Midas touch at this World Twenty20 continued in Dharamsala, where they took their tournament record to two wins from two matches with an eight-run victory over Australia

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Guptill
MJ Guptill
39(27) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 1 1 1 1 6 16 8
UT Khawaja
38(27) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 1 6 0 13 9 1 8

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ McClenaghan
MJ McClenaghan
O3
M0
R17
W3
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JP Faulkner
JP Faulkner
O3
M0
R18
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15:00 start First Session 15.00-16.25, Interval 16.25-16.45, Second Session 16.45-18.10

Match days

18 March 2016 - day/night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

New Zealand 2, Australia 0

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Will Luke

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 134/9 (9 runs required, RR: 6.70)

  • Adam Zampa2 (1b)
  • Peter Nevill7 (2b)
  • Corey Anderson4-0-29-2
  • Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-17-3

That wraps things up here. Don't forget to join us for England v South Africa shortly, and thanks for your company.

"I thought 150 was par," said Smith. "[But] their spinners bowled extremely well and we didn't respond well; we lost wickets in clumps and couldn't get any partnerships together."

"We were fortunate to play on two wickets so similar," said Williamson. "We adopted similar tactics. On some of these surfaces it's [chasing 140+] a pretty tough total to chase".

Now's a good time to look at the points table, too, before we turn our attention to England v South Africa.

Mitchell McClenaghan is given the player-of-the-match award: "Nice to perform like that but it was as a collective," he said. "The spinners were fantastic and got us back in the game. It's nice to show some teams we can play in these conditions. There still 2 more games [though]."

We'll have reaction from the captains shortly, and Brydon's penning the bulletin as we speak.

A comfortable eight-run win for New Zealand in the end. For the second match, New Zealand posted a total we thought was 20, 25 runs short. Maybe even 30. But again, New Zealand's spinners have been outstandingly controlled, calm under pressure, and - perhaps the most important point - the pitch never offered either side the chance to time the ball properly.

19.6
2
Anderson to Zampa, 2 runs, lofted tamely for two, and there's the match for New Zealand
19.5
W
Anderson to Coulter-Nile, OUT, bowled him! Inside edge as NCN tries to carve this somewhere, anywhere, but can only find his stumps

NM Coulter-Nile b Anderson 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

11 from 2! It's still on, Aussies!

19.4
1
Anderson to Nevill, 1 run, mistimed down the ground but just for a single

Ahaan: "Seems that even I can bowl on this wicket. All you need is to bowl is a slower one."

19.3
6
Anderson to Nevill, SIX runs, out! No - he's lofted it just over for six! Beautifully timed and Santner, who's not short, leapt up to take it but couldn't reach
19.2
1
Anderson to Coulter-Nile, 1 run, stand-and-deliver from NCN, but mistiming it (how often have I written that today?) for a single to long-off
19.1
W
Anderson to Faulkner, OUT, goddim! Guptil takes a fine catch in the deep as Faulkner, The Finisher, tries to clobber this across the line into the midwicket stand but picks out Guptil who has huge, safe buckets, scooping it up on the run

JP Faulkner c Guptill b Anderson 2 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

So, the final over. 19 needed. Anderson I think will take the ball - yes. Strap in,

vivek bhandari: "Micheal Hussey scored 34 off two overs (Mohd Amir and Saeed Ajmal) in the 2010 WC semifinal; and Dharamsala is a smallish ground; so it's still anybody's game"

After a long time

2010

Last time Australia and New Zealand faced each others in a T20I, before this game. In the 5 games till then, Aus won four and one was tied which NZ won in super-over.

High scoring venue

176

Average score batting first at this venue in all T20s, before this match in 15 T20s. In 13 T20s where all 20 overs were possible, the teams scored 170 or more 9 times.

Best beginners

82.33

Average opening stand for NZ in T20Is in 2016, easily the best for any team. SA have the next best (43.60) followed by Aus (43).

Taylor's bad form

18.00

Ross Taylor's average in his last 11 T20I innings, including his innings today. He has scored 144 runs in those innings at S/R of just 112.50 with highest of 28*.

Couldn't make up

84

Runs scored by NZ in their last 14 overs for the loss of eight wkts. In the first six overs they were 58 for 0.

Watson's poor WT20 run

5.83

Watson's average in his last six WT20 innings, including his 13 today. His scores in 6 inns: 8, 7, 4, 2, 1, 13. His scores in previous 4 WT20 inns: 51, 41*, 72, 70.

Khawaja gets to his best

33

Previous highest score for Usman Khawaja in T20Is, before today. He has gone past that in this innings.

Quick wickets

0

No. of wkts for Australia in their first five overs scoring 42 runs. In the next five they lost 3 wickets for 24 runs.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Super 10 Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.9
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.54
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017