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The New Zealand team defeated Australia 3–2 in the 5 T20 series. In the last match played in Wellington on Sunday, Australia defeated Australia by 7 wickets.
The New Zealand team defeated Australia 3–2 in the 5 T20 series. For the first time in cricket history, New Zealand defeated Australia in the bilateral T20 series. In the last match played in Wellington on Sunday, Australia defeated Australia by 7 wickets.
In this match, Australia won the toss and scored 142 runs for 8 wickets, batting first. In response, New Zealand won the match by losing 143 wickets in 15.3 overs, scoring 143 runs.
Guptill’s innings of 71 runs
For New Zealand, opener Martin Guptill scored 71 off 46 balls. He hit 4 sixes and 7 fours. Eventually Glenn Phillips was unbeaten on 34 off 16 balls. He won the match to New Zealand with a six off Adam Jampa’s ball. Captain Kane Williamson became LBW on the very first ball. For Australia, Riley Meredith took 2 wickets and Jay Richardson took 1 wicket.
At the same time, for Australia, wicketkeeper batsman Matthew Wade scored 44 and captain Aaron Finch scored 36 runs. Marcus Stoinis scored 26 runs off 26 balls. Spinner Ish Sodhi took 3 wickets for New Zealand. Tim Southee and Trent Boult had 2–2 successes.
Sodhi selected as Player of the Series
Martin Guptill, who scored 71 runs in the match, was adjudged Player of the Match. Sodhi was adjudged Player of the Series. He took the most 13 wickets in 5 matches. In a match, he also took 4 wickets for 28 runs.
Won the series from Australia for the first time
So far 5 bilateral T20 series have been played between New Zealand and Australia. This is the first time New Zealand has won a series. Earlier, there was a 2 match series played between the two teams in New Zealand. The first T20 series between the two teams was played in February 2005, which Australia won 1–0. The first three series between the two teams were 1–1 matches, which Australia won. For the first time, a series of more than 2 matches were played between the two teams.
New Zealand could win only 4 T20s
New Zealand have played 14 T20s against Australia so far. It won only 4 times. Australia has defeated 9 times. There is a match tie.