Cricket Streaming New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I: Preview, Squads, Match Prediction

Cricket Streaming New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I: Preview, Squads, Match Prediction


Cricket Streaming New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I

Riding high on confidence, New Zealand will aim to seal the series as they take on Australia in the third T20I at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Wednesday. After producing some noteworthy performances in the first two games, the hosts have once again proved why are they are a very difficult opponent to beat in their home games. In the first T20I, the Black Caps won convincingly by 53 runs, while in the second T20I, they earned a win by a close margin of 4 runs. Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi are making life difficult for the Aussie batsmen.

What a ride. Aaron Finch got back into the runs, a 69 that would have brought him great pleasure at the same time as bringing pleasure to others. That will be a relief, and might help him relax for his next couple of engagements. Philippe was ropey but effective, then Maxwell came in for an unsure start, quite a few misses, before hitting Beast Mode for a couple of overs that were decisive in the final analysis. He made 40 runs from 10 balls at one point against Neesham and Southee, as part of making 61 from 19 balls in the latter part of his innings after making 10 from his first 11.

New Zealand had a weird night in the field – not many drops, per se, but a lot of skied shots that didn’t get turned into catches. Whether that was entirely luck or was a bit of lacklustre focus, I’m not sure, but there were a couple of moments that suggested the right decisions weren’t being made.

Now it’s up to the home team to switch on for their batting reply. 

1st over: New Zealand 8-0 (Guptill 8, Seifert 0) Jhye Richardson starts things off for Australia, bowling at a good pace into the body of Martin Guptill. Keeps him quiet for five deliveries, but the Kiwi opener is able to lift a short ball all the way for six to end the over. 

5th over: New Zealand 52-2 (Guptill 34, Conway 4) Two balls left in the over when Conway comes in, and he’s nowhere near the first as it beats his edge and his off stump. The left-hander gropes at that but the line just takes the ball far enough away to spare his woodwork. Conway adapts quickly though, lofting the sixth ball over extra cover for four! One bounce, deliberately lifted. Overpitched from Riley. 

12th over: New Zealand 109-3 (Conway 38, Phillips 13) Conway takes the birthright of the left-hander – the ball angled across that he can edge for four. It works a lot more in your favour in short-form cricket than in long. The batting pair start hitting the gaps facing Kane Richardson, getting back for twos. They take 10 from the over and now need 100 from 48. So the equation isn’t out of hand yet for New Zealand, if they get a couple of big overs then they’re in the mix. 

WICKET! Phllips c K. Richardson b Agar 13 (10), NZ 109-4

That makes it harder. Boundaries needed, Agar gets a ball to dip in towards the earth, and Phillips tries to slog-sweep but hits it far too straight, caught at long-on. 

WICKET! Conway c Stoinis b Agar 38 (27), NZ 109-5

And that makes it harder still. The main man, Conway, has gone to the slog-sweep as well. This time caught at deep square leg, the left-hander coming across the ball, but again it was the length that undid him, he looked like he expected it to land a bit fuller than it did. 

Meanwhile, Australia needs to win this match to stay alive in this series. After their lop-sided perfomrnace in the first T20I, Marcus Stoinis’ heroics bought them close to the victory line in the second match, but they failed hold their nerves in the deciding moments. Skipper Aaron Finch and experienced Glenn Maxwell haven’t fired in the first T20Is and they will need to rise to the occasion Australia were to make a comeback in this series.


When is New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I match?

The New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I match will take place on Wednesday, March 3. 

What are timings of New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I match?

The New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I match will start at 11.30 AM IST. The toss will take place at 11 AM IST.

Where is New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I match being played?

The New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I match will be played at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington.

Which TV channel will broadcast New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I match?

The New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I match will not be broadcasted on any TV channel in India.

Where can you watch live streaming of New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I match?

The New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I match live streaming will be available on FanCode App app.

What are the predicted XIs for New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20I match?

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert (wk), Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.

Australia: Matthew Wade (wk), Aaron Finch (C), Josh Philippe, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Daniel Sams, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.