3rd T20I (N), Australia tour of New Zealand at Wellington, Mar 3 2021 – New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I Match Live Score, Summary | ESPN.com


10.18pm And that is all from our live coverage tonight. We’ll see you soon for the fourth T20I.

Aaron Finch: Nice when you contribute to a win. I suppose that partnership with Maxi allowed us to go deeper. When you get wickets in the powerplay and having the rate at 10 and a half and 11 already, they had to take risks, you squeeze them and that was the difference tonight. Everyone is bloody excited to see Riley. We knew that we weren’t too far off in the last game, we were pretty close in the first. We’re a young team but that’s not an excuse, we come here to win. To be 2-1 is…okay, we’re still alive.

Kane Williamson: I thought Australia played outstandingly well. the momentum they got with the bat, we ended up defending a lot of the time. When you get 210 it’s always a pretty healthy total. At the same time it was a very good surface. We managed a reasonable start but we lost wickets, which doesn’t help. Obviously had to take a few extra risks which didn’t go our way either. [Preparation for next game] It’s probably no training, just try to make some subtle adjustments. I guess playing on the same surface for three games there’s something to look at as well.

Ashton Agar is the Player of the Match.

10.08pm This is comprehensive from Australia. Bat and ball – they’ve blown New Zealand away tonight. Wasn’t the worst of starts in chase, at least in terms of their run rate. But they lost wickets regularly in that opening half, and then Agar came in and ripped their innings apart in one single over. The wickets of Conway, Neesham and Phillips in the 13th over; the pumphouse of that New Zealand middle-order. There would be no recovery after that and he didn’t stop there either – three more to cap off sublime bowling figures. Riley Meredith had a fantastic debut tonight as well, constantly clocking over 145kph, occasionally clearing 150kph as well. Two wickets for him, one of them being Kane Williamson. Australia win by 64 runs and this series is alive.

KW Richardson to Sodhi, OUT, and that is that. Richardson takes it pitch side off his own bowling. Good length ball at the stumps, Sodhi clears the front leg and gives it a big heave. It’s a skier and taken comfortably around hort midwicket

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