The second victory follows for New Zealand to that of India against Australia in Dharamsala. The Aussies were the team to win maximum number or T20s and India was posed as the top contender to the cup this time. As the Black Caps won the first two matches in the group forenamed as a ‘Dead pool’ it would not be parlay to argue that the team’s foray to the Cup is gaining good momentum. The last match culminated eight run victory for New Zealand restricting Australia in the chase inning as they hanged on with their last two players down the batting order.
The winning bet of the match was Mitchell McClenaghan, the fast bowler who replaced Nathan McCullum, the spin master of the team. New Zealand seem to have learned the weak points of each team finding out the most effective spells against them. This was proven when the team pushed in spinners in the Jamtha Stadium against India who contrived the win. While they meticulously changed their strategy bringing in pacers against Australia to project the second victory. McClenaghan’s 3 wickets for 17 runs was the turning point that made the way for the victory against Australia.
On the other side, the Aussies seem to have the anomaly in forming the strategy. Leaving out players like Aaron Flinch and Josh Hazlewood they could not strive against New Zealand bowlers. While the two spinners Aston Agar and Adam Zampa came in as special additions but bowled only a single overs each. The decision of the team seems to have been through an experiment in the match. Agar was placed higher than James Faulkner who could have performed much better in the state when the team was in need of 43 off 30 balls. New Zealand’s pace spell was successful with these players at the nineteenth over. McClenaghan knocked down the wickets of Agar and Marsh when Australia needed 22 off 12. Following the instance, the team fell down to 19 off 6 balls finally culminating the victory.