NZ vs AUS Stats : New Zealand will take on Australia in the second T20I match at University Oval in Dunedin on Thursday, 25 February. New Zealand after a fantastic win in the first T20I lead 1-0 in the series and will be eyeing to make it 2-0 while Australia will look to bounce back. In the first match New Zealand’s top order failed and they need to come good in this match and on the other hand, their bowling was top class and they need to continue that. On the other side, Australia whose batting just fell flat need to bat better in this match especially against the duo of Trent Boult and Tim Southee upfront.
New Zealand vs Australia Statistical Preview of the Second T20I : A list of all the major stats and records ahead of the Second T20I between New Zealand and Australia in Christchurch –
1 – This will be the first T20I match at University Oval in Dunedin.
2 – If New Zealand wins this match then for the first ever time they’ll win two back to back T20I matches against Australia.
3 – New Zealand have won only 3 out of 10 T20I matches against Australia so far.
NZ vs AUS in T20I cricket :
T20I matches – 10
New Zealand won – 3
Australia won – 7
2 – Australia have won only 2 of their last 6 T20I matches and these two wins came against India and England last year.
4 – New Zealand have won 4 out of last 5 completed T20I matches and in this home season they have lost only one match which came against Pakistan in a T20I match.
8+ : Aaron Finch averages just over 8 in his last 13 T20 innings and his strike rate is also below 100 in these 13 innings.
11 – Tim Southee has taken 11 wickets at 11.54 in his last 5 T20I matches with a best bowling figures of 4/21.
14.16 – Martin Guptill’s batting average in T20I format since the start of this New Zealand home season. He has scored only 91 runs in 7 matches of this season with a highest of 45.50
100 – Australia captain Aaron Finch needs to hit 3 more sixes to complete 100 sixes in T20I cricket. If he does he will become the first Australian batsman to achieve this feat.
217 – Martin Guptill has scored 217 runs against Australia in T20Is and needs 12 more runs to go past Brendon McCullum’s tally of 228 runs and become leading run scorer from New Zealand against Australia in this format.
273 – Devon Conway has scored 273 runs at 91.00 in 5 T20I innings with 3 fifty plus scores and all his innings came in this home season.