SPORT-WT20-LD NZ 2 LAST

first_img(REOPENS DEL 53) (REOPENS DEL 53) But just then, Mitchell McLenaghan brought New Zealand back by dismissing both Marsh and Agar in the penultimate over, leaving Australia to get 19 from the final over, which proved too much for them in the end. Earlier, Martin Guptill (39 off 27) gave New Zealand a racy start. He hammered pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile for successive fours before smashing left-arm spinner Ashton Agar for three sixes in third over of the innings. The crowd was treated to some crisp hitting from the opener as New Zealand reached 71 for no loss in the first six overs. Guptills departure in the eighth over derailed the innings with wickets falling at regular intervals. Grant Elliott, batting at number six, came up with a valuable 27 off 20 balls to add crucial runs to the total. Captain Kane Williamson and Colin Munro had made 24 and 23 at the top of the order. PTI BS PM PMlast_img read more