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Australia defeated New Zeland by 19 runs(DLS method) in Tri-series final.
They won the Trans-Transman T20 tri-series.
David warners team won all the match of tri-series. Australia joint with Pakistan at 126 rating points
The dream tri-series final played between Host New Zeland and Australia at Eden Park, Auckland. Where New Zealand won the toss and opt to bat. Kiwis got a fabulous start from their deadly openers Martin Guptill 21 and Colin Munro 29. The duo added 48 runs for the opening wicket in just 4.3 overs. But soon after the wicket of Martin Guptill Newzeland lost their path. They lost their half side in 10 overs. Ashton Agar rattled kiwis middle order. However, Ross Taylor 43 tried to revive his team to some extent. Newzeland was tottering at 110/8. Ross Taylor found a good support Ish Sodhi 13 to took his side to a respectable total of 150 in their 20 overs. Ashton Agar took 3 wickets for 27 runs in his 4 overs. He got equally good support from Kane Richardson and Andrey Tye as both took 2 wickets each.
Australia set the tempo of their innings from the opening partnership. Captain David Warner 25 played cautiously while his partner D Arcy Short played his natural game. Short dismantle the Newzeland bowlers with his 50 runs in 30 balls. However, Australia lost their both openers in the quick succession. But until that time the duo openers already had added 72 runs for the 1st wicket. Glenn Maxwell 20 and Aaron Finch 18 showed their class to take their side to 121 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in just 14.4 overs. rain interrupted the match as a result of that Australia won the match by 19 runs( DLS method).
Australia played tremendous cricket in T20. Their record was not good in this format. But the performance that they have shown in the series will definitely make their side of the best team in the world.
Brief score: NZ 150/9 (20.0 Ovs)AUS 121/3 (14.4 Ovs)
Note: Ashton Agar declared player of the match. While Glenn Maxwell adjudged player of the series