In the first match of the Super-12 stage on Saturday, New Zealand beat Australia by 89 runs. Thanks in large part to Devon Conway, who hit 92 runs without being out on 58 balls. The Blackcaps scored 201 for 3 in 20 overs at the Sydney Cricket Ground before bowling out Australia for 111 runs in 17.1 overs.
For 31 runs, Mitchell Santner took three wickets. Tim Southee got 3 wickets, which cost 6 runs. Australia has never lost by that many runs in a T20 World Cup game. The T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 team from New Zealand won their first game in Australia in 11 years on Saturday. In Sydney, they beat the home team by 89 runs.
New Zealand beat Australia by 89 runs in Super 12!
In the first Twenty20 World Cup Super 12 game, which took place on Saturday in Sydney, New Zealand’s opener Devon Conway scored a stunning unbeaten 92. So, he helped his team beat Australia with a great score of 200-3. Conway’s knock used 58 balls all together. He hit seven fours and two sixes during that time. He is one of only a few players who have ever scored 90 or more points at a World Cup.
The match, which was sold out, is a rematch of the 2021 final. Australia beat India in Dubai by eight wickets in front of their home fans. Australia gave New Zealand a hard time and made it hard for them to win. They hadn’t won in Australia against the Aussies since 2011.
On a cloudy evening, when Australian captain Aaron Finch sent them up to bat, they got off to a great start. Mitchell Starc’s first over saw Finn Allen hit two fours and a six off of it. In the first two overs, the Black Caps scored 29 runs. Opener Conway added two more quick fours off Josh Hazlewood to help get them there.
Pat Cummins got hit the same way, and Adam Zampa bowled Allen in the next over to get him out for 17. When Hazlewood came back, the young right-hander was rushing down the crease, but the smart pace spearhead got rid of him for 42. (from 16 balls).
While Marcus Stoinis and spinner Zampa came on, they helped slow down the rate at which the Kiwis scored runs. So, at the halfway point, they were still 97 for 1. Conway hit a six off spinner Zampa to get to 50, and in the same over, Zampa got Kane Williamson (23) leg before wicket. Glenn Phillips was out for 12 when Hazlewood caught and bowled him, but Jimmy Neesham hit a six off the next-to-last ball of the innings to get to 200.