New Zealand vs Australia Live Cricket Score, 5th T20: David Warner, Darcy Short give Australia a brisk start in chase
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New Zealand vs Australia Live Cricket Score, 5th T20I: Kane Williamson scored 72 runs in 46 balls. (Blackcaps/Twitter)
New Zealand vs Australia Live Cricket Score, 5th T20I: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro came out to open the innings for New Zealand. Kane Richardson and Billy Stanlake started with the new ball. The two openers continued their form and started hammering boundaries from the first over. The visitors put Darcy Short into the attack and both the batsmen hammered sixes in his over to complete their fifties. Andrew Tye provided the first breakthrough with Colin Munro, who slammed 76 runs in 33 balls, departing after giving an easy catch to Glenn Maxwell. Tim Seifert departed too soon afterward on 12. Martin Guptill hammered his second T20I century in just 49 balls. He became a victim to Tye as he tried to hit a six off a slow full toss from Tye but gave an easy catch to Maxwell at deep square leg. Wickets fell in quick succession in the depth overs but two massive sixes from Ross Taylor in the final two balls took New Zealand’s total to 243/6 in 20 overs. Australia need 244 to win. Catch Live updates of the 5th T20I of the tri-series between New Zealand and Australia in Auckland here.
The scorecard: New Zealand 6-243 (Guptill 105, Munro 76) lost to Australia 5-245 (Short 76, Warner 59, Finch 36* Maxwell 31) by five wickets with seven balls remaining.
The match in a tweet: Records tumble on an incredible night! Aussies concede their highest ever total after a Guptill blitz before responding with their highest ever T20 score to notch astonishing win #NZvAUS
The hero: While he didn’t go as big as his opening counterpart Martin Guptill, in a game of astonishing six-hitting carnage D’Arcy Short played the game’s decisive hand them to go from Big Bash sensation to bona fide international T20 threat. Setting off with captain and fellow opener David Warner on an improbable record run-chase, the left-handed pair pasted 91 runs off the first six overs to make it clear an Australian win was well and truly on the cards. Warner departed with the score at 121 in the ninth over and even after Chris Lynn came and went, Short barrelled on. He and Glenn Maxwell took 29 off the seven balls immediately after Lynn was dismissed in an incredible display of hitting. Short showed brilliant composure to find the boundary when required and played off a succession of batting partners in firstly Warner and then Maxwell and Aaron Finch. While it was Finch who sealed the game with the game’s 32rd six, Short had broken the back of the chase.