Australia vs New Zealand Key Points: Australia defeated New Zealand by 5 runs in a thrilling match. Australia, who came to bat first, were all out for 388 runs in 49.2 overs. In this way, New Zealand had a target of 389 runs to win, but the Kiwi team could score 383 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs. Rachin Ravindra played a brilliant innings for New Zealand. Rachin Ravindra scored 116 runs in 89 balls. But despite this excellent innings, the Kiwi team had to face defeat. However, where did the New Zealand team go wrong? We will look at the reasons for New Zealand’s defeat.
Middle order batsmen could not score big
Rachin Ravindra scored a brilliant century. But the rest of the middle order batsmen of the team got support. However, the batsmen of the Kiwi team got a good start, but could not convert the good start into a big score. Apart from Rachin Ravindra’s century, only two New Zealand batsmen could cross the fifty-run mark.
Kiwi batsmen kept getting out continuously
New Zealand had a huge target of 389 runs, but the Kiwi batsmen kept returning to the pavilion at regular intervals. However, Rachin Ravindra definitely kept one ball in check, but did not get support from other batsmen. As a result, the Kiwi team remained 5 runs away from the target. Australian bowlers kept taking wickets continuously in the middle overs.
Australia made a huge score
New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first. After losing the toss, Australia came to bat first and made a huge score of 388 runs. The Australian opener scored runs easily against the New Zealand bowlers. After this, Glenn Maxwell played a brilliant innings in the last overs. However, thanks to the brilliant innings of Rachin Ravindra, the New Zealand team remained 5 runs short of the target.
Australian spinners tighten the noose in the middle overs
Adam Zampa was the most successful bowler for Australia. Adam Zampa made 3 Kiwi batsmen his victims by giving away 74 runs in 10 overs. Apart from this, Glenn Maxwell took 1 wicket for 62 runs in 10 overs. In this way the Australian spinners dismissed 4 New Zealand players.
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