ICC World Twenty20: Australia vs New Zealand - As it happened...

Mitchell McGlenaghan was awarded the man-of-the-match.

ICC World Twenty20: Australia vs New Zealand - As it happened...

New Delhi: New Zealand won their second their WT20 match with an eight-run win over Australia in Dharamsala.

AUS Innings

Over 20 | Score 134/9

Anderson bowled a fantastic last over, taking two wickets and conceding 10 runs. NZ win!

N Coulter-Nile b Anderson 1 (2b)

Faulkner c Guptill b Anderson 2 (4b)

Over 19 | Score 124/7

McClenaghan came back in to the attack and delivered a big breakthrough. The set batsman Marsh tried to clear the fence off the first ball but was out caught at long on.

He then set Agar back to the pavilion, as the left-hander's heave over midwicket was caught by Taylor

Marsh c Milne b McClenaghan 24 (23b)

Agar c Taylor b McClenaghan 9 (8b)

Over 18 | Score 121/5

Sodhi continued. The leg-spinner pulled things back a bit with a tight over. 22 needed off 12.

Over 17 | Score 117/5

Santner continued. Marsh clobbered the left-armer spinner's ball for a huge six. Ashton Agar then got in on the act with with another six over the bowler's head to cap off a great over.

Over 16 | Score 101/5

Just when the Australians looked in control of the run chase, Maxwell departs. The right-hander tried to hit ball for a six and was holed out at deep extra cover.

Maxwell c Williamson b Sodhi 22 (23b)

Over 15 | Score 100/4

Santner came back to bowl. Mitchell Marsh got down to the pitch of the bowl and clobbered it for over long on.

Over 14 | Score 89/4

Sodhi was brought back in to the attack. The leg-spinner bowled a tidy over, conceding only 4 runs. NZ have the upper hand here.

Over 13 | Score 85/4

Milne was brought back in to the attack. Maxwell hit back-to-back fours off that over to relieve the mounting pressure.

Over 12 | Score 71/4

Anderson was brought back in to the attack. He kept the pressure on the Aussie batsmen with a tidy over.

Over 11 | Score 68/4

Santner scalped his second wicket in as many overs, as he sent Warner back in to the hut. The left-hander was caught at deep midwicket by Guptill.

D Warner c Guptill b Santner 6 (11b)

Over 9 | Score 62/3

Elliott bowled the ninth over. The dangerous and in-form Khawaja was run out. Huge wicket for the Kiwis.

U Khawaja run out 38 (27b)

Over 7 | Score 52/2

Santner's beauty flummoxed Smith, as the Aussie captain was stumped by Ronchi.NZ back in the game!

S Smith st Ronchi b Santner 6 (7b)

Over 6 | Score 50/1

Australia lost their first wicket, as Watson was caught by Williamson off McClenaghan's bowling.

S Watson c Williamson b McClenaghan 13 (12b)

​Over 4 | Score 37/0

McClenaghan was introduced in to the attack. Khawaja pulled his short ball over midwicket for four.

Over 3 | Score 30/0

Grant Elliott was introduced into the attack. Khawaja hit the second ball for a glorious four over covers. Watson then got in on the act, picking up another four off the fourth ball. Aussies in cruise control at Dharamsala.

Over 2 | Score 20/0

Adam Milne bowled the second over for NZ. The in-form Khawaja showed why he is so highly rate, scoring two boundaries off that over.

Over 1 | Score 11/0

Corey Anderson got things underway for New Zealand. Australians got off to a good start, scoring 11 off the first over.

Australian bowlers did a great job of restricting New Zealand to 142. Considering the start by Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson, Steve Smith will be delighted with his side's effort.

NZ Innings

Over 20 | Score 142/8

Coulter-Nile bowled the final over of the innings. Two run outs and 8 runs came off that over.

G Elliott run out 27 (20b)

M Santner run out 1 (1b)

Over 19 | Score 134/6

Faulkner came in to the attack and dismissed Ronchi. The wicketkeeper-batsman tried to play the ball over cover, only to be caught by Maxwell.

Ronchi c Maxwell b Faulkner 6 (7b)

Over 18 | Score 129/5

Marsh bowled his last over. Elliott scored two crucial boundaries for his side. NZ need more of this.

Over 17 | Score 118/5

Watson completed his quota of four overs. After being slapped for a six, the all-rounder exacted revenge on the very next bowl as he got rid off the dangerous Ross Taylor.

Taylor c Marsh b Watson 11 (11b)

Over 16 | Score 107/4

Marsh continued. After seeing Elliott charge down the wicket, the pacer fired the ball on his pads. Not only did it miss the batsman, but also the keeper. Much-needed runs for the batting side.

Over 15 | Score 99/2

Coulter-Nile was brought in to the attack. Only 2 runs came off his last over. Great bowling effort from pacer.

Over 14 | Score 97/4

Mitchell Marsh was brought back in to the attack. The all-rounder dismissed the dangerous Munro off the last bowl of his over. 

Munro c Faulkner b Marsh 23 (26b)

Over 13 | Score 96/3

Maxwell was treated to taste of his own medicine by Munro. The left-hander picked up three boundaries off that over, playing some unorthodox shots.

Over 12 | Score 82/3

Watson completed his third over. He kept the pressure on the BlackCaps' batsmen, conceding only 3 runs. Great comeback from the Australians here in Dharamsala.

Over 11 | Score 79/3

Maxwell picked his second wicket in as many overs. Anderson, looking to score quick runs off the part-time spinner, was caught at long-on.

C Anderson c Agar b Maxwell 3 (6b)

Over 10 | Score 75/2

Mitchell Marsh was introduced in to the attack. Another tight over from the Australians. They have recovered well after the early attack from Guptill.

Over 9 | Score 69/2

Glenn Maxwell was introduced into the attack and immediately removed Williamson off his second ball. The right-hander was caught at long on by Agar.

K Williamson c Agar b Maxwell 24 (20b)

Over 8 | Score 65/1

Faulkner gave Australia the much-needed breakthrough in his second over. Guptill picked out Maxwell at deep midwicket. Colin Munro is the new man in.

M Guptill c Maxwell b Faulkner 39 (27b)

Over 7 | Score 61/0

Adam Zampa was introduced in to the attack. The spinner bowled a tidy first over, conceding just three.

Over 6 | Score 58/0

Coulter-Nile was brought back in to the attack. The Kiwi pair completed their fifty-run partnership, as Guptill pummeled a full delivery straight back over the bowler's head for a six. Williamson then capped off the powerplay with a four off a classic square cut.

Over 5 | Score 44/0

James Faulkner was brought in to the attack by Smith. Unfortunately, it made no difference was Williamson picked up two boundaries in that over.

Over 4 | Score 35/0

Watson continued. Fine comeback from the pacer to restrict the Kiwi openers to just 3 runs in that over.

Over 3 | Score 32/0

Ashton Agar was introduced in to the attack and Guptill went after him straightaway, hitting three sixes in the over. Solid start for the Kiwis. 

Over 2 | Score 14/0

Shane Watson bowled the second over. Skipper Williamson flicked a leg-side delivery down to fine-leg for his first four of the match.

Over 1 | Score 9/0

Nathan Coulter-Nile got things underway for Australia in Dharamsala. Martin Guptill wasted no time in troubling the scorers, hitting boundaries.

Time for the national anthems - first up NZ and then AUS.

Toss and team news

Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first.

NZ XI: M Guptill, K Williamson, C Munro, C Anderson, R Taylor, G Elliott, M Santner, L Ronchi, A Milne, M McClenaghan, I Sodhi

AUS XI: U Khawaja, S Watson, S Smith, D Warner, G Maxwell, M Marsh, J Faulkner, P Nevill, A Agar, A Zampa, N Coulter-Nile

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