NZ vs AUS 3rd T20 Live Score: Debutant Meredith picks first wicket, New Zealand 34/1 [3.1 overs]- Follow LIVE Updates- Aussie debutant Riley Meredith has picked his first wicket in international cricket, He dismissed Tim Seifert for just 4 runs. Meanwhile, Martin Guptill is batting at the crease. He needs to play long for Kiwis to win this match
A sensational batting performance from Glenn Maxwell (70) and Australia skipper Aaron Finch (69) has helped Australia score over 200 runs in their stipulated 20 overs. With the fifties, Finch and Maxwell’s poor run in the tournament come to end.
Earlier, Josh Philippe joined Finch to provide a fiery start to Australia in the do-or-die contest. The duo smashed 89 runs in the first 10 overs before Josh Philippe (43) fell prey to Ish Sodhi.
Australia had lost their first wicket early as Trent Boult sent Mathew Wade (5) back in the second over. NZ won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Aussies are lagging 0-2 behind in the five-match T20I series. Can they pull off a victory to stay alive in the tournament? let’s find out
Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of the XI due to illness.
For Australia – Riley Meredith makes his debut. NZ vs AUS 3rd T20 LIVE Score
Aaron Finch: I probably would have bowled first as well. There might be a touch of moisture on it, seems hard underneath but happy to bat first and put up a total. We weren’t at our best in those two games but we improved from game one to game two, that’s all you can ask from a side. We are confident that we can pull it back and take it 3-2. Riley Meredith makes his debut and comes in for Daniel Sams.
Teams: Australia (Playing XI): Matthew Wade(w), Aaron Finch(c), Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Riley Meredith
New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert(w), Kane Williamson(c), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mark Chapman, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of Wednesday’s clash after “waking up this morning with a head-cold”.
“He is self-isolating as a precautionary measure while awaiting the results of a COVID test,” New Zealand Cricket said in a statement. “Wellington-based Adam Milne will join the team for today’s match at Sky Stadium as squad cover,” it added.
Santner returned with the figures of 4-31 in the second T20I that New Zealand won by four runs.
Hosts are currently leading the five-match series 2-0 after outclassing Aussies in the first two games. On Monday, NZC had announced that the final T20I between New Zealand and Australia will be shifted to Wellington from Bay Oval.
NZ vs AUS 3rd T20 LIVE: Where to watch NZ vs AUS Live Streaming?
The 3rd game of the T20 Series between two of the world’s best T20 teams is will be played at 11:30 AM IST. The battle between Kane Williamson (NZ) vs Aaron Finch (Aus) side will be streamed Live in India on FanCode. In New Zealand Spark Sports will be streaming the match LIVE and in Australia on Fox Cricket and Kayo SportsAll matches will be broadcast live in Australia on Fox Cricket and also live-streamed on Kayo Sports.