Published: Wed, February 21, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

New Zealand vs Australia Tri-Series Final Live Cricket Score

New Zealand vs Australia Tri-Series Final Live Cricket Score

Australia had pulled off the highest run chase in T20 worldwide cricket history when they chased down the target of 244 set by the New Zealand cricket team with seven balls to spare in a tri-series T20 match in the same venue last week.

During the ninth over of the New Zealand innings in Auckland in the T20 Tri-series final, Lynn fell awkwardly while chasing the ball fielding at mid-wicket. New Zealand and Australia produced a run-fest at the same ground on Friday that left some purists fuming.

"It's a challenge. As a captain or as a bowler, we talk about setting fields, and I think you have to have obscure fields".

He also emphasised the importance of the Auckland venue for New Zealand cricket, with Eden Park receiving one of the higher footfalls in the country. In Australia you set fields for certain players.

They proved to be a major factor on Friday night with the two sides combining for 32 sixes across 38.5 overs. They're freaky little catching spots, where you might get a catch. "It's something that's played on my mind for about four years. let's go one step at a time - I want to dive, there's no doubt about that, I want to do well and contribute".

"You just look at how short it is straight - you're on the ring and you feel like you're on the fence", he said. We've had that many different games here - a couple of Chappell-Hadlee games here in recent times, obviously the World Cup. "We think it adds to the colour of the global schedule when players have to adapt (to a smaller ground)". Showers from the fringes of ex-tropical cyclone Gita may add some spice in the track.

With New Zealand coach Mike Hesson having said on Monday that left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner was expected to recover from a minor knee injury, captain Kane Williamson, too, didn't rule out the possibility of a spinner-centric attack.

It's early days at the moment, but Australia can probably expect to be without Lynn for their chase as they attempt to claim the tri-series, and the world number one ranking in the process. New Zealand Cricket (NZC), meanwhile, has come in support of Eden Park.

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