Australia vs New Zealand 5th T20 Highlights – Feb 16, 2018

Australia vs New Zealand 5th T20 Highlights – Feb 16, 2018, NZ v AUS highlights today – Trans-Tasman twenty20 trophy 2018 fifth match from Eden Park, Auckland (New Zealand) Friday 16th February 2018. Today’s match will be the second last match from first round before finals. Australia played three matches two against England and one against New Zealand and won all of them. New Zealand played two matches and won one of them. AJ Tye took six wickets in three matches, B Stanlake also took six and TA Boult took four wickets in two matches. GJ Maxwell scored 182 runs in three innings, KS Williamson scored 80 in two matches and CA Lynn scored 75. The highest total of the Eden Park, Auckland venue is 214/5 which was scored by Australia in 2005 against the home team, New Zealand highest total of this ground is 189/5 scored against West Indies in 2014.

Toss: New Zealand , elected to bat first.

Australia team/playing XI
1 David Warner (capt), 2 D’Arcy Short, 3 Chris Lynn, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Aaron Finch, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Ashton Agar, 9 Andrew Tye, 10 Kane Richardson, 11 Billy Stanlake.

New Zealand team/playing XI
1 Martin Guptill, 2 Colin Munro, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Mark Chapman, 6 Colin de Grandhomme, 7 Tim Seifert (wk), 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Trent Boult.

Match Timings: 19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00

There has been some horrendously wet weather in Auckland in recent weeks, but the forecast for match day is good. However, if pitch preparation has been impacted it could be on the slower side. Despite the short, straight boundaries the ground is New Zealand’s third-slowest scoring T20I venue – although Pakistan made 201 here last month. Captain David Warner was allowed a few extra days at home before linking back up with the squad for this contest. He is straight off to South Africa, where his Test colleagues are already heading, right after this tournament. He looks out of nick, so whether this is the best place for him is a moot point but his captaincy has been excellent. Left-armer Ben Wheeler and allrounder Anaru Kitchen are the other squad members who have yet to play in this tournament but it would be a surprise to see any changes.

Twenty20 Tri Series 5th Match (N) Highlights

Umpires – Paul Wilson, Shaun Haig
TV Umpires – Wayne Knights
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Chris Brown
Match number – T20I no. 649

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