Aus continue clinching, NZ humble in t20 opener

Published: Friday, February 26, 2010, 23:27 [IST]
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Oz continue clinching, NZ humble

Wellington: Australia take the first blood as Black caps were outclassed by six-wkt defeat in the opening Twenty20 cricket international in Wellington on Friday night.

Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and batted but were all out for 118 on the last ball of their 20 overs.

Australia vs New Zealand, 1st Twenty20 - Scorecard

Set a target of just 119 runs to win, Australia reached it with 24 balls to spare and Johnson, who finished with 3-19 off his four overs, predicts there will be more of the same during the five-week tour.

Mitchell Johnson was adjudged as man of the match.

The second T20 will start at Christchurch on Feb 28.


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