Date: March 5, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM IST
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
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With the series so well poised, New Zealand is set to face Australia in the fourth T20I of the 5-match series on Friday. After the hosts registered comprehensive victories in the first two matches, the Aussies bounced back in the series with a huge win on Wednesday. It was the Glenn Maxwell show that powered the visitors to a crucial win in a do-or-die clash. While Aaron Finch’s side will look to take the series into a decider, the Kiwis will aim to seal the series on Friday itself.
Matches: 97 | Runs: 2761 | Avg: 32.1 | SR: 136.14 | HS: 105
Matches: 70 | Runs: 1761 | Avg: 32.61 | SR: 158.79 | HS: 145
New Zealand had a rare disappointing outing during the third T20I in Wellington. The Aussie batsmen destroyed the Kiwi bowlers for the first time in this series, with James Neesham going for 60 runs in his quota of 4 overs. While Ish Sodhi (2/32) looked good, pace-duo of Tim Southee (1/37) and Trent Boult (1/39) struggled as Aussies put up a mammoth total on board. Chasing a target of 209, the Kiwis kept on losing wickets as they bundled out on 144. Martin Guptill (43) was the leading run-scorer for the hosts as Aaron Finch’s side made their way back to the series.
Australia produced a perfect all-round performance at a time when they needed it the most. Skipper Aaron Finch led from the front with a fantastic 69-run knock. While Josh Philippe (43 off 27) played a vital innings, it was Glenn Maxwell (7o off 31) who took the Kiwi bowlers to the cleaners. Defending a huge total, Riley Meredith (2/24) bowled a crucial spell. However, it was Ashton Agar (6/30) who stole the shows as his heroics guided the Australian side to a big 64-run victory.
Probable Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith, Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson
Wicket-Keepers: Tim Seifert, Matthew Wade, Josh Philippe
Batsmen: Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Finch
All-Rounders: Ashton Agar, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers: Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson
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