New Zealand Vs Australia LIVE SCORE (t20)

New Zealand Vs Australia At Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 05 March, 2021

05 March, 2021
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

156/6 (20.0 ov)

4th T20I

106/10 (18.5 ov)

Australia beat New Zealand by 50 runs

156/6

Overs

20.0

Fours

12

Sixes

7

Extras

3

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Aaron Finch (C) not out 79 55 5 4
Jhye Richardson not out 4 7 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Tim Southee 4 0 32 0
Trent Boult 4 0 27 2

106/10

Overs

18.5

Fours

11

Sixes

1

Extras

6

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Trent Boult not out 6 6 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Ashton Agar 4 0 11 2
Riley Meredith 3 0 20 0

That's all from this game! The series is level at 2-2 and there is everything to play for in the final T20I which will be played on Sunday, 7th March 2021 at the same ground. That match will begin at 1200 local (2300 GMT, THE PREVIOUS DAY). Join us for that. Until then, cheers and take care.

Aaron Finch, Australia skipper, says that they had to bat cautiously as the pitch was a little slow and they had thought of going for the big shots towards the end and he feels nice that it came off. Tells that they were brilliant with the ball and they looked at how New Zealand bowled. Adds that he felt that taking the pace off the ball was the way to go. Praises Agar's performance and tells that he was brilliant in the Powerplay.

Kane Williamson, New Zealand skipper, says that their batting was very poor in this game. Credits Australia for playing well. Mentions that it is frustrating but says they have to win the final match of the series to seal the series 3-2. Further says they will look to improve their performance from this match. Williamson also says that 156 was a very good total on this pitch. He adds that they needed some big overs to chase this total down.

Aaron Finch, Australia skipper, is named the Man of the Match. He says that he is happy with the team's performance. Adds that the bowlers did well to defend this total and they were superb on this day. Adds that he was lucky to get momentum towards the end of his innings and he was trying to hit it too hard at the start.

Earlier in the day, Aaron Finch was superb with the bat as he held the Australian innings together. He scored 79 in just 55 balls to help Australia recover from a precarious position to end up scoring 156. The bowling from New Zealand was good but the last over proved to be too costly. In the end, the target was too big for New Zealand to chase. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony!

What to say about New Zealand? They would have backed themselves to chase this down but have faltered quite easily. Nobody got going and they just kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. They never looked like they will be able to chase this score down. They needed someone to bat big but it was not to be. Kyle Jamieson did hit some lusty blows towards the end but it was too late by then and eventually, they have ended up losing by 50 runs.

Australia were brilliant with the ball. They needed a good start and they got that. They kept things tight and managed to send Guptill early. They did not let anyone off the hook and they kept on taking wickets at regular intervals. Once again, it was the spinners who did the damage with Agar, Zampa and Maxwell doing a wonderful job. The seam bowlers were excellent as well. Overall, it was a superb bowling performance and they deserve the victory.

A comprehensive win for Australia as they level the series with one to play. The target looked a little low when they came out to bowl but they have bowled superbly and bundled out New Zealand for just 106 and they have managed to win by 50 runs. New Zealand will be disappointed with how things panned out and they go into the next game with all to play for.

18.5

OUT! CAUGHT! Kane Richardson gets his third wicket! Short of a length on middle, Jamieson pulls it over mid-wicket but does not get the timing on it. It goes towards the fielder where Maxwell takes a comfortable catch. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 50 RUNS! 106/10

18.4

Back of a length on middle, Boult looks to go big but gets a top edge. It lands safely towards long on. The batsmen cross ends.

18.3

Length delivery on middle, Jamieson pushes it through mid on for a single.

18.2

FOUR! That is put away! Short of a length on middle, Jamieson pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

18.2

WIDE! Down the leg side, Jamieson leaves it alone.

18.1

Length delivery on middle, Jamieson smashes it past the bowler where Richardson tries to stop the ball but it touches his fingers and misses the stumps at his end.

17.6

BEATEN! Short ball outside off, Boult looks to cut but misses it. 99/9

17.5

Full on off, Boult drives it to mid off.

17.4

Length delivery on off, Jamieson punches it through mid off for a single.

17.3

Full on off, Boult looks to cut but gets a bottom edge on this one. It goes towards the off side. The batsmen take a single.

17.2

Full on off, Jamieson drives it through mid off for a single.

17.1

FOUR! Length ball outside off, Jamieson looks to go big but gets an outside edge. It goes past short third man for a boundary.

Jhye Richardson comes back on.

16.6

FOUR! That's well-timed by Boult! Loopy ball on middle, Boult heaves it over the bowler's head for a boundary. 92/9

16.6

WIDE! Way outside off, Boult leaves it alone. Wided.

16.5

Flighted ball outside off, Boult looks to swing it away but misses.

16.4

Short ball on middle, Jamieson pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

16.3

FOUR! Hammered! Loopy ball on off, Jamieson thrashes it over the bowler's head for a boundary.

Trent Boult is the last man in.

16.2

OUT! CAUGHT AT COVER! Zampa picks up another and Sodhi has to go! Australia just one wicket away from a massive victory! Loopy ball on off, Sodhi comes down the track and looks to swing it across the line. It takes the top edge and goes towards cover where Finch takes a good catch.

16.1

Flighted ball on off, Jamieson drives it to long off for a single.

15.6

Quicker ball on middle, Sodhi looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. 81/8

15.5

Flatter ball outside off, Jamieson punches it to deep cover for a single.

Ish Sodhi comes out to bat now.

15.4

OUT! CAUGHT! Agar gets another and another one bites the dust! The end is nigh for New Zealand. Flighted ball on off, Conway looks to go big over long off but does not get the timing on it. It goes towards long off where Stoinis takes a comfortable catch.

15.3

On off, driven to long off for a single.

15.2

Loopy ball on off, Jamieson drives it wide of the long off fielder for a couple of runs.

15.1

Flatter ball outside off, Jamieson punches it to cover.

Ashton Agar is back on.

14.6

BYE! Short ball around middle, Jamieson looks to pull but misses. Wade fails to collect and the batters collect a bye. 77/7

14.5

TOP EDGE AND FOUR! Short ball around off, Jamieson looks to pull but it takes the top edge and it flies over the keeper's head for a boundary.

14.4

FOUR! Does not get hold of it but has enough. Good length ball on middle, Jamieson heaves it over long on for a boundary.

14.3

Short ball around middle, Conway uses his feet and then pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

14.2

Good length ball around middle, Jamieson looks to heave it away but gets a top edge and it flies to third man where the fielder collects it on the bounce. A single taken.

14.1

Good length ball on off, Conway defends it to cover for a single.

13.6

Back of a length ball outside off, Conway plays it to deep cover for a single. 65/7

Kyle Jamieson is the new man out in the middle.

13.5

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Six and out for Tim Southee! New Zealand 7 down already! Poor batting performance from the hosts! Kane Richardson bowls a short one around middle, Southee clears his front leg and looks to pull but it takes the top edge and it goes way up in the air. Wade runs backwards and takes a good catch.

13.4

SIX! There's the big swing from Tim Southee! Good length ball on off, Southee whacks it over deep mid-wicket for maximum.

13.3

Short ball around off, Southee sways away from it.

13.2

Very full ball down the leg side, Southee shuffles across and then looks to flick but fails to get any bat on it.

13.1

Good length ball outside off, Conway looks to drive but gets an inside edge which goes past the off stump and towards fine leg for a single.

Tim Southee comes out to bat.

12.6

OUT! DRAGGED ON! 6th wicket down now and Maxwell is happy! Maxwell digs one short on off, Santner looks to pull but it takes the inside edge and goes onto hit the stumps. New Zealand have been really poor with the bat so far. 57/6

12.5

On middle, punched back to the bowler.

Review time! Australia have taken a review for LBW! It looks close. There is no bat on it while the Ball Tracker shows that it is umpire's call on hitting the stumps.

12.4

NOT OUT! Umpire's call it is! Flatter on the pads, Conway looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. Maxwell appeals but the umpire is not interested. Australia take the review. The Ultra Edge shows nothing while the Ball Tracker shows that it is umpire's call.

12.3

FOUR! Maxwell is not happy with the fielding effort! Short ball on middle, Conway pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region. The deep mid-wicket fielder and the long off fielder run across and nobody calls and the ball goes into the fence.

12.2

Floated ball on the pads, Conway uses his feet and then looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.

12.1

Flatter ball on off, Santner punches it down to long off for a single.

11.6

Flighted ball outside off, Santner drives it to deep cover for a single. 51/5

11.5

Flatter ball outside off, Conway punches it to deep cover for a single.

11.4

Loopy ball on off, Santner drives it back to the bowler. Zampa fumbles and a single is taken.

Mitchell Santner is the next man in.

11.3

OUT! CAUGHT! Neesham could not resist and he perishes! Zampa gets the wicket and Australia continue to motor along. Australia have been absolutely brilliant with the ball. Flighted ball outside off, Neesham looks to go over extra cover but does not time it well. It goes straight into the hands of Aaron Finch at extra cover.

11.2

Flighted ball on off, Conway drives it to long off for a single.

11.1

Flighted ball around off, Neesham looks to swing it away but gets an inside edge onto the pads. A single taken as the ball goes to the off side.

10.6

Tossed up ball on middle, Neesham flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 46/4

10.5

On middle, Conway flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

The physio is coming out to have a look at Devon Conway for concussion as he was hit on the helmet.

10.4

Tossed up delivery on off, Conway looks to play the reverse sweep but gets hit on the helmet.

10.3

On middle, Neesham flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

10.2

Flighted delivery on off, Neesham pushes it to covers.

10.2

WIDE! Down the leg side, Neesham leaves it alone.

10.1

Tossed up ball on middle, Conway flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

James Neesham is the next batsman in.

9.6

OUT! RUN OUT! Absolute mayhem out there and Glenn Phillips has lost his wicket. This is the last thing that New Zealand wanted. Flatter ball on off, Phillips defends it to point and takes off for a single. Conway responds but then turns his back. Josh Phillipe collects and throws it to the keeper. Wade whips the bails off. Now then, both the batters are at the opposite end. The umpires want to check who made it inside the crease first. The replays show that it was Conway so Phillips will have to walk back. 41/4

9.5

BEATEN! Turn and bounce on this one! Googly outside off, Phillips looks to cut but misses it.

9.4

Short ball on middle, Conway pulls it through square leg for a single.

9.3

Full delivery on middle, Conway drives it through mid on. The batsmen get two runs.

9.2

Googly on middle, Conway looks to sweep but gets hit on the body.

9.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Conway pushes it to covers.

Adam Zampa is into the attack.

8.6

Flatter on off, Conway works it to the leg side for a single. 38/3

8.5

Full on off, Phillips drives it to long off for a single.

Glenn Phillips is the new batsman in.

8.4

OUT! CAUGHT! That's a huge wicket as Kane Williamson departs. The wheels are falling off for the Kiwis in this run chase! Loopy ball from Maxwell on off, Williamson looks to sweep but it takes the top edge and goes towards point. Mitchell Marsh runs ahead and takes a good catch.

8.3

Floated ball on off, Conway drives it through mid off for a single.

8.2

Full on middle, Williamson pushes it through mid on for a single.

8.1

Short delivery on off, Williamson punches it to point.

Glenn Maxwell is into the attack.

7.6

Good length ball outside off, Conway lets it go to the keeper. 34/2

Devon Conway is the new batsman in.

7.5

OUT! DRAGGED ON! Kane Richardson strikes in his first over! Seifert departs with much of an impact. He was struggling at the crease. Good length ball around off, Seifert looks to guide it down to third man but gets an inside edge back onto the stumps. 123 needed in 73 balls.

7.4

Back of a length on off, Williamson guides it towards third man for a single.

7.3

TOP EDGE BUT SAFE! Short delivery on middle, Williamson looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes over the keeper's head towards fine leg. The batsmen get two runs.

7.2

Short again on off, Seifert pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.

7.1

Short delivery on middle, Seifert pulls it to mid-wicket.

Kane Richardson is into the attack.

6.6

Short of a length on middle, Seifert pushes it through mid on for a run. 30/1

6.5

Floated delivery on middle, Williamson pushes it through mid on for a single.

6.4

Short delivery on off, Seifert punches it through point for a run.

6.3

Loopy ball on middle, Williamson pushes it through mid on for a single.

6.2

Flighted ball on off, Seifert punches it through covers for a run.

6.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Seifert pushes it to mid off.

5.6

Full on middle Seifert drives it to mid on. 25/1

5.5

Good length ball on the pads, Seifert flicks it to the leg side.

5.4

On off, guided to third man for a single.

5.3

Back of a length ball on off, Williamson taps it to point.

5.2

Good length ball on off, Williamson blocks it out to the off side.

Riley Meredith is on now.

5.1

Fullish ball on off, Williamson pushes it to cover.

4.6

On off, defended out. 23/1

4.5

Tossed up on off, Williamson plays it uppishly towards long off for a single.

4.4

Flighted ball outside off, Seifert drives it to deep cover for a single.

4.3

On middle, pushed back to the bowler.

Kane Williamson is the next man in.

4.2

OUT! CAUGHT! Excellent work from Glenn Maxwell and Agar is in the wickets again. Guptill does not do much damage in this game and he walks back disappointed. Agar flights this one up around off, Guptill looks to go over wide long off but does not get the distance. Maxwell runs across from long off, catches but then sees himself go over the ropes. He throws the ball up in the air and then comes back out and takes it.

4.1

Flighted ball on the pads, Guptill looks to sweep but gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but the umpire is not interested.

3.6

Good length ball on middle, Seifert works it to the leg side. 9 runs from the over. 21/0

3.5

FOUR! Seifert won't mind as long as they come! Good length ball outside off, Richardson looks to cut but gets an outside edge which flies over short third man for a boundary.

3.4

FOUR! Well bowled by Jhye Richardson but well played in the end. Very full ball on off, Seifert gets his bat down in time. It takes the outside edge and goes to third man for a boundary.

3.3

SWING AND A MISS! Good length ball outside off, Seifert dances down the track and then looks to heave it away but misses.

3.2

Back of a length ball outside off, Seifert pushes it to cover-point.

3.1

Full ball outside off, Guptill drives it to deep cover for a single.

Jhye Richardson is on now.

2.6

Flatter and outside off, punched to cover. 12/0

2.5

Full and outside off, driven to cover.

2.4

Very full delivery outside off, Seifert looks to play the sweep but fails to get any bat on it.

2.3

Flighted ball outside off, Seifert pushes it to cover.

2.2

EDGY! Loopy ball on middle, Seifert looks to flick but gets a leading edge which rolls towards cover.

2.1

FOUR! Swept and swept away nicely! Floated ball outside off, Seifert goes on his knees and then sweeps it to the deep square leg region for a boundary.

1.6

FOUR! One bounce and four! Beautiful shot from Guptill! Short ball outside off, Guptill uses the pace and then upper cuts it over the short third man fielder for a boundary. 8/0

1.5

Full ball on the pads, Guptill flicks it but finds the fielder at mid-wicket.

1.4

EDGY! On a length on off, Seifert looks to drive but gets an inside edge which goes towards deep square leg for a single.

1.3

On a length on the pads, Seifert looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad.

1.3

WIDE! Good length ball down the leg side, Seifert looks to flick but misses. Wided.

1.2

Back of a length ball on off, Seifert defends it to point.

1.1

Meredith starts with a good length ball on the pads, Guptill looks to flick but it takes the inside edge, hits the pads and lobs towards the leg side for a single.

Riley Meredith will bowl from the other end.

0.6

Tossed up on off, Seifert pushes it to cover. 1/0

0.5

An appeal for LBW turned down! Flighted ball on the pads, Seifert looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but nothing from the umpire.

0.4

Guptill and New Zealand are underway! Very full on middle, Guptill digs it out to the leg side for a single.

0.3

Loopy ball on middle, Martin tucks it to mid on.

0.2

Flighted ball on off, Guptill drives it to mid off.

0.1

Agar starts with a full ball on middle, Guptill drives it to mid on.