The fifth and last match of the T20I series played today between New Zealand and Australia at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. In which New Zealand defeated Australia by 7 wickets, with the victory New Zealand also won the T20I series by 3-2.
Australia batted first after winning the toss, scored 142 runs after losing 8 wickets in 20 over. Australia started not very well, Josh Philippe and Aaron Finch came to start the inning, first wicket has gone very quickly just in 8 runs, Josh Philippe dismissed just for 2 runs in 8 balls, next batsman Matthew Wade came to bat, and handled the inning with half-century parternership with Aaron Finch, second wicket fell in 74 runs, Aaron Finch dismissed after scoring 36 runs with the help of 1 six and 5 boundries in 32 balls, next batsman Glenn Maxwell came to bat, he dismissed just for 1 run as third wicket, after that Marcus Stoinis came to bat and played well with Aaron Finch, fourth wicket fell in 103 runs, Matthew Wade dismissed after playing a brillint inning of 44 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 3 boundries in just 29 balls, next batsman Ashton Agar came to bat, played well for a while with Marcus Stoini, fifth wicket fell in 122 runs, Marcus Stoinis dismissed after after scoring 26 runs in 26 balls, after that Mitchell Marsh came to bat, meanwhile Ashton Agar dismissed just for 6 runs as a sixth wicket, next batsman Jhye Richardson came to bat, sventh wicket fell in 139 runs, Mitchell Marsh dismissed after scoring 10 runs in 9 balls, next batsman Kane Richardson came to bat, after that Jhye Richardson also dismissed after scoring just 6 runs as a eighth wicket in last ball of the inning, and Kane Richardson scored unbitean 2 runs in 2 balls. In this way, Australia batted first after winning the toss, scored 142 runs after losing 8 wickets in 20 overs, and set a target of 143 runs in front of New Zealand.
New Zealand ballers performed brilliantly, Ish Sodhi took 3 wickets, Tim Southee and Trent Boult took 2-2 wickets, and Mark Chapman took 1 wicket.
New Zealand chasing 143 runs in the second inning achieved the target very easily by losing just 3 wickets in15.3 over and won the match by 7 wickets. New Zealand stated brilliantly, Devon Conway and Martin Guptill came to start the inning and gave a brilliant start with a century partnership of 106 runs, the first wicket fell in 106 runs, Devon Conway dismissed after playing 36 runs with the help of 1 six and 3 boundaries in 28 balls, next batsman Kane Williamson came to bat, and dismissed without scoring as the second wicket after that Glenn Phillips came to bat and played well with Martin Guptill, the third wicket fell in 124 runs, Martin Guptill dismissed after playing a brilliant inning of 71 runs with the help of 4 sixes and 7 boundaries in just 46 balls, next batsman Mark Chapman came to bat, and played an unbeaten inning of 1 run with Glenn Phillips to the victory, and Glenn Phillips played an unbeaten brilliant quick inning of 36 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 5 boundaries in just 16 balls. In this way, New Zealand chasing 143 runs in the second inning achieved the target very easily by losing just 3 wickets in 15.3 over and won the match by 7 wickets, with the victory New Zealand also won the T20I series by 3-2.
Australian bowlers Riley Meredith took 2 wickets, and Jhye Richardson got 1 wicket.
New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill selected for Man of the Match, he played a brilliant quick half-century inning of 71 runs with the help of 4 sixes and 7 boundaries in just 46 balls.