Australia vs New Zealand will be against each other on Sunday, i.e, 14th November in the all-important final of the ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai. Australia vs New Zealand has always been the contest to watch out for
In this article we’ll talk about the most ‘underrated’ rivalry in International Cricket
What do the numbers say for the Australia vs New Zealand Final?
Let’s take a look at the numbers behind Australia vs New Zealand in T20 Internationals. There have been 14 rounds of Australia vs New Zealand in T20 Internationals. The Australian team won 9 while Newzealand team emerged as the winners on five occasions.
How does the journey of both the teams led to the Australia vs New Zealand Final
The New Zealand team qualified for the final of the ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2021 after beating the inform dangerous side England in the first semi final of the T20 World Cup on November 11. While the Australian team crushed the only unbeaten team in the T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan in the second semi final match in Dubai on 12th November.
One of the oldest rivalries of International Cricket i.e. Australia vs New Zealand
The rivalry between Australia and New Zealand finds its way back to 1878 but it was not until 2005 that the two team faced each other in their maiden T20 International match. In 2005 Australian team visited in park in Auckland to play one T20 International match against New Zealand. Despite a very slow start the Australian put on the score of 214 with the loss of 5 wickets in their 20 overs.
Ricky Ponting scored 98 of 55 deliveries and remained not out and was supported by Symonds 32 in just 13 deliveries. Michael Hussey played a crucial knock of 31 runs off 15 balls. In reply the New Zealand team I was bowled out for 170.
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The domination of Australian team continued till 2009. Until then the Australian team had won all their four T20 International matches. The New Zealand registered their Maiden victory over Australia in T20 cricket and Beat them in the super over in the second match of the bilateral series.
The both teams finishing with 214 runs and the contest was decided through a super over. In the super over, Tim Southee just conceded 6 runs. And New Zealand team change the target comfortably with three balls remaining thanks to Shaun Tait’s two wides.
There has been only one Australia Vs New Zealand game in the T20 World Cup. The Australia vs New Zealand game in the World Cup was played in the 2016 ICC men’s T20 World Cup which was held in India. New Zealand score 142 runs in their 20 overs with the loss of 8 wickets and manage to restrict the Mighty Australians 134 for 9. Since then Australian team has won two consecutive T20 bilateral series against New Zealand including the Trans – Tasman trophy in 2017.
Edited By : Devansh Awasthi