Australia vs New Zealand Final T20 Highlights – Feb 21, 2018, NZ v AUS highlights today – Trans-Tasman twenty20 trophy 2018 final match from Eden Park, Auckland (New Zealand) Wednesday 21st February 2018. As we know Australia won four matches out of four before today’s match and New Zealand won just one match out of four. So absolutely Australia is favorite but New Zealand can fight back because they are playing at home. from both teams last four matches top three players performance is like that: AJ Tye (AUS) took eight wickets, TA Boult (NZ) took also eight and B Stanlake (AUS) took seven wickets. From batting stats MJ Guptill (NZ) scored 237 runs, GJ Maxwell (AUS) 213 and C Munro (NZ) scored 147 runs. In the last match between Australia and New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland, world record had been made by Australia. In that match, New Zealand batted first and scored 243 runs with six wickets down and Australia chased the target by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining).
New Zealand win the toss and will bat first.
Australia team/playing XI
DA Warner (c), AJ Finch, DJM Short, CA Lynn, GJ Maxwell, MP Stoinis, AT Carey †, AC Agar, AJ Tye, KW Richardson, B Stanlake.
New Zealand team/playing XI
MJ Guptill, C Munro, KS Williamson (c), MS Chapman, LRPL Taylor, C de Grandhomme, TL Seifert †, MJ Santner, TG Southee, IS Sodhi, TA Boult.
Match Timings: 19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.20, Interval 20.20-20.40, Second Session 20.40-22.00
It’s been damp in Auckland recently, but the on-field fireworks haven’t exactly fizzled. Another run-laden batting track is anticipated, while the ground’s short straight boundaries will guarantee more runs – even from top-edges – than might be expected at more conventional venues. “You just have to suck it up a bit,” says Williamson. Not half. A settled and explosive line-up. It says something for Australia’s current depth that a player of the pedigree of Aaron Finch has had to find a niche at No.5 since his return from injury. It also says something that he has pounded 56 not out from 19 balls across his two innings to date. No changes anticipated to the New Zealand side that lost by two runs in their final group game against England. Mitchell Santner, who missed the last Auckland run-fest, will be back in the reckoning ahead of the hapless Ben Wheeler, who was spanked for 64 runs in 3.1 overs against Australia.
Twenty20 Tri Series Final (N) Highlights
Umpires – Wayne Knights, Chris Brown, Paul Wilson
TV Umpires – Shaun Haig
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Tony Gillies
Match number – T20I no. 653