NZ vs PNG Highlights 6-17-2024

Watch cricket video highlights of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 thirty-ninth match between New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea. Venue of the match will be Tarouba.

With a commanding victory over Papua New Guinea, New Zealand concluded a dismal Twenty20 World Cup 2024 campaign. At Tarouba’s Brian Lara Stadium, they managed to chase down a meager goal of 79 with seven wickets and forty-six balls remaining. With 3 for 0 in his four overs, Lockie Ferguson epitomized the magnitude of the disparity. After Canada skipper Saad Bin Zafar accomplished the milestone in 2021 when he returned 2 for 0 against Panama, the speedster from New Zealand became just the second bowler to deliver four maidens in a Twenty20 International match.

Ferguson was accurate and precise, but PNG’s batsmen had a difficult time with the pitch’s wetness and the residual moisture from the morning storms, which caused the toss to be postponed by an hour. After winning the toss, Kane Williamson chose to introduce the opposition, who were 16 for 2 following the powerplay, primarily due to the weather. Before being trapped leg before wicket for Ferguson’s second of the innings, Charles Amini scored the highest score of the innings (17) during the most fruitful partnership of 27 for the third wicket with Sese Bau.

In his final T20 World Cup encounter, Trent Boult returned to deliver his final two overs at the end of the game and went on to grab two wickets. In his debut encounter of the competition, Ish Sodhi replaced Jimmy Neesham in the XI and went on to pick up a double, capturing the last wickets of PNG in the 20th over before they were bowled out with two balls remaining in their innings. However, PNG had no intention of giving up without a fight. After playing the opening match against the West Indies, Kabua Morea returned to the starting lineup and removed Finn Allen, caught behind, off the second ball of New Zealand’s innings. Then, at the beginning of the fifth over, he pocketed Rachin Ravindra after the left-hander attempted and failed to lift over deep midwicket.

Semo Kamea’s trapping of Devon Conway on the crease added to the atmosphere on the field. But his 35, which contained three sixes and two fours, had lessened the bite of the chase. The highest partnership of the tournament for New Zealand was shared by Conway and Williamson, who scored 34 runs for the third wicket. Following the formalities, Williamson and Daryl Mitchell scored the last 25 runs from 18 balls to give New Zealand their second victory and condemn PNG to a fourth loss.

First wicket of the match: more speed across Assad Vala to encourage a drive. much a little more bounce was present, which just made Mitchell’s grab at a wide first slip much more difficult. Ferguson was put under lockdown after that. Did he realize he was about to earn a spot in the record books? Most likely not. Ferguson was poised to emerge with amazing stats, though, given his movement through the air and off the deck and his quick speed, which was always going to pose impossible dilemmas for a restricted PNG batting lineup.

After Vala was dismissed, the 33-year-old was mostly across the wicket to the left-handed Bau. Ferguson reappeared for his 12th over from that angle, having shifted to over the wicket halfway through his second over (the seventh). He was rewarded instantly, when a delivery into Amini’s pads slid on with the angle so sharply that it was first declared not out on the field. Before Ferguson took matters into his own hands and whacked Chad Soper’s stumps for his third, DRS fixed that error.

Subsequently, the bowler was not penalized for two leg byes to deep third, and the last three deliveries were counted down by the commentators, who were now completely absorbed in the moment they were seeing. Kiplin Doriga’s ill-advised draw nearly ended the run, but it possibly may have been caught at mid-off. The right-hander then attempted a vain attempt to attack Ferguson’s last delivery. Ferguson appeared rather shy as his teammates gathered to offer their congratulations. But now there’s a noteworthy anecdote to an otherwise dull T20 World Cup.

Despite their heroic performances in their second T20 World Cup, PNG’s batting gives cause for reflection on what may have been. especially after Ravindra and Allen were caught early. Their final score of 78, which comes after totals of 95 against Afghanistan and 77 against Uganda, emphasizes the shortcomings of their hitters. Given that they had faced 55 dot balls when they set up that evening in Guyana, even their 136 for 8 against the West Indies appeared light at the midway point. They were unable to muster a run from the remaining 58 balls that the New Zealand assault gave, not even accounting for the 23 deliveries from Ferguson that yielded no runs.

Though more effort might have been put into it, the conditions were unfavorable to batters throughout, especially for those trying to hold off Tim Southee and Boult’s new ball combination on a new track with unpredictable bounce. especially in opposition to Mitchell Santner. The left-arm spinner gave up very few boundaries despite flopping up a lot. It waited until Santner’s last ball for someone to get one on him, as Doriga smeared a sweep shot to midwicket for four. Perhaps rattled by Bau hoisting Santner into the hands of long on. Of all, with New Zealand’s obvious advantage, this encounter hardly qualifies as a wasted chance. However, it did act as a wake-up call to the flaws that cost them the match against Uganda and let the West Indies off the hook.

Morea had a 15-day gap between appearances in this T20 World Cup. The left-arm seamer was expected to provide a crutch for the attack for the next two weeks when he opened the match against the West Indies. After three overs, he finished with figures of 0 for 30, the last of which went for 13 as Roston Chase took advantage of two full tosses to get the hosts over the finish line with an across remaining. PNG decided to go with a more spin-heavy assault in the next two games, with Morea missing both of them. Although Morea was the team’s top wicket-taker in the 2021 tournament, he would have every right to regard himself as an unfortunate victim of this change in circumstances.

But he took use of this chance in Tarouba to end the World Cup on a rather positive note, going home with figures of 2 for 4 from 2.2 overs. With the second ball, Allen took a wicket thanks to a rash hack. The Kiwi No. 3 welcomed Ravindra’s reappearance for the fifth over with a valiant charge and swipe that tucked into Kamea’s deep hands after tying him down for the remainder of the first over.

This is when the rain started to come back. Williamson hit a single from the first ball to bring New Zealand to 20 for 2, even with the five-over par total. Morea had amassed figures of 2 for 2 from his opening two overs, and it was the lone run off the over. It turned out that play continued even in the rain. Ferguson’s adventures garnered more media attention than Morea’s 11 dots, but Morea’s performance against a considerably more formidable and competitive New Zealand batting lineup was still outstanding.

Unbelievable Lockie Ferguson’s four maidens

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Extended Highlights

PNG Innings

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New Zealand Innings

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