NZ vs AUS 2nd T20 Highlights: Neesham, Guptill stars as New Zealand beat Australia by 4 runs in 2nd T20

NZ vs AUS 2nd T20 Live Score –  Australia 211/7 in (19 overs)- Jimmy Neesham played match of his life as New Zealand triumphed over Australia in 2nd T20 of 5 match series by 4 runs.

Marcus Stoinis’ 78 off 37 balls and Daniel Sams’ 41 off 15 balls weren’t enough to help Australia secure a win as New Zealand emerged victorious in the second T20I by four runs on Thursday.

With this thrilling win, New Zealand has taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20I series. Martin Guptill returned to form with a sensational knock while James Neesham slammed 45 off 16 balls before Stoinis and Daniel almost got Australia over the line. Neesham dismissed both Stoinis and Daniel in the final over to help New Zealand secure a win in the second T20I. For the Kiwis, Mitchell Santner picked four, Neesham struck two while Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi picked a wicket each.

Chasing a mammoth 220, Australia got off to a good start as the visitors smashed 33 runs from the first three overs. But Southee removed Matthew Wade in the fourth over to put a break on Australia’s chase.

But the visitors continued to bat freely and seven overs into the chase, Australia was 64/1 before Sodhi dismissed skipper Finch on the last ball of the eight over.

After the Finch’s dismissal, Australia kept losing wickets at regular intervals and was soon found reeling at 113/6 before Stoinis and Daniel came out firing on cylinders. The duo stitched a 92-run stand for the seventh wicket in just 37 balls but New Zealand held their nerve in the final over to prevail

Earlier put in to bat first, New Zealand got off to a bad start as Kane Richardson struck with his first ball to dismiss Tim Seifert in the fourth over.

However, Guptill was in altogether a different mood on Thursday as he raced off to 37 in 23 balls to announce his return to form in style. New Zealand scored 45 runs in the first six overs with Guptill alone accounting for 37 of those. Guptill continued his scintillating batting and notched up his half-century in just 27 balls. A few blistering shots and the right-handed batsman moved to 70 off 37 balls as New Zealand went past the 100-run mark in the 11 overs.

Meanwhile, skipper Kane Williamson played the role of a second fiddle but Gutpill’s flurry of boundaries brought up the 100-run partnership for New Zealand. Daniel Sams provided Australia the second breakthrough as Guptill fell three runs short of his century in the 15th over

In the next over, Adam Zampa dismissed Williamson but James Neesham smashed three sixes from his first four balls to steer New Zealand to a mammoth total despite wickets falling at the other end.

With Guptill’s 97 (50) and Neesham’s quickfire 45* (16), New Zealand ended the innings with 219 runs in the allotted 20 overs.

Brief Scores: New Zealand 219/7 (Martin Guptill 97, James Neesham 45*; Kane Richardson 3-43); Australia 215/8 (Marcus Stoinis 78, Daniel Sams 41; Mitchell Santner 4-31)

 

New Zealand beat Australia by 4 Runs

Australia Innnings – 215/8 (20 Overs)

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Matthew Wade (WK) c KS Williamson b TG Southee 24 15 3 1 160.00
Aaron Finch (C) c GD Phillips b IS Sodhi 12 14 1 0 85.71
Josh Philippe c DP Conway b Mitchell Santner 45 32 2 3 140.63
Glenn Maxwell c IS Sodhi b Mitchell Santner 3 5 0 0 60.00
Marcus Stoinis c TG Southee b JD Neesham 78 37 7 5 210.81
Ashton Agar c DP Conway b Mitchell Santner 0 1 0 0 0.00
Mitchell Marsh c TL Seifert b Mitchell Santner 0 1 0 0 0.00
Daniel Sams c GD Phillips b JD Neesham 41 15 2 4 273.33
Jhye Richardson Not out 4 1 1 0 400.00
Kane Richardson Not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extra 8 (b 0, w 7, nb 1, lb 0)
Total 215/8 (20)
Yet To Bat A Zampa
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Tim Southee 4 0 47 1 11.75
Trent Boult 4 0 30 0 7.50
Kyle Jamieson 4 0 56 0 14.00
Mitchell Santner 4 0 31 4 7.75
Ish Sodhi 3 0 41 1 13.67
Jimmy Neesham 1 0 10 2 10.00

 

New Zealand batted first to score 219/7 in their alloted 20 Overs

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Martin Guptill c MP Stoinis b DR Sams 97 50 6 8 194.00
Tim Seifert (WK) c AJ Finch b KW Richardson 3 6 0 0 50.00
Kane Williamson (C) b A Zampa 53 35 2 3 151.43
Jimmy Neesham Not out 45 16 1 6 281.25
Glenn Phillips b JA Richardson 8 6 0 1 133.33
Devon Conway c A Zampa b KW Richardson 2 3 0 0 66.67
Mitchell Santner c GJ Maxwell b KW Richardson 0 1 0 0 0.00
Tim Southee runout (MS Wade / DR Sams) 6 3 1 0 200.00
Kyle Jamieson Not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Extra 5 (b 0, w 4, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 219/7 (20)
Yet To Bat IS Sodhi, TA Boult
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Daniel Sams 4 0 46 1 11.50
Ashton Agar 3 0 30 0 10.00
Jhye Richardson 4 0 39 1 9.75
Kane Richardson 4 0 43 3 10.75
Adam Zampa 4 0 43 1 10.75
Marcus Stoinis 1 0 17 0 17.00

 

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Earlier Australia won the toss and opted to field first. Australia had a revenge on mind after a drubbing in the 1st T20 – but Guptill it seems has destroyed all those plans.

Playing XI of Australia and New Zealand

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Josh Philippe, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Sams, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

New Zealand vs Australia 2nd T20 Match Details
Match: New Zealand vs Australia 2nd T20 NZ vs AUS
Date: Feb 25, 2021
Time: 6:30 AM IST
Venue: University Oval, Dunedin