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Devon Conway becomes 1st NZ player to score five consecutive fifties in T20s | Cricket News – Times of India

CHRISTCHURCH (New Zealand): Devon Conway on Monday grew to become the primary New Zealand cricketer to smash five consecutive fifties in the T20s when he scored a panoramic unbeaten 99 in the opening sport towards Australia.
Conway’s whirlwind 99 runs off 59 balls was only a continuation of his beautiful summer season efficiency. The left-handed batsman’s earlier 4 T20 scores have been – 93*, 91*, 69, 50 in the Super Smash.

Conway has now joined former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag, wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal, Zimbabwe’s Hamilton Masakadza, England swashbuckling cricketer Jos Buttler and Australia’s David Warner as the one males to score five straight half centuries in T20 matches.

In the match, Australia had lowered New Zealand to 19/3 earlier than Conway unleashed the beast inside himself to hammer an unbeaten 99 off 59 balls and guided the hosts to 184/5.
New Zealand thrashed Australia by 53 runs in the primary T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match T20I sequence. If Conway starred with the bat for New Zealand, it was an all-spherical bowling efficiency lead by Ish Sodhi that noticed the Kiwis clinch the sport.
The guests by no means seemed snug in the chase and stored dropping wickets at common intervals solely to get dismissed for 131 runs. For New Zealand, Sodhi picked 4 whereas Trent Boult and Tim Southee scalped two wickets every.
Chasing 185 runs, Australia bought off to the worst doable begin as Tim Southee and Trent Boult each struck in their first overs. Southee ensured Finch’s lean patch continued whereas Boult dismissed Josh Philippe in the second over.
Matthew Wade and Glenn Maxwell too did not hassle the scorers a lot and have been quickly in the dugout after Boult and Southee once more wreaked havoc to cut back Australia to 19/4.
Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis tried rescuing Australia from the precarious place however spinner Ish Sodhi joined the social gathering.
Sodhi got here out firing on all cylinders and first broke the partnership of 37 runs between Marsh and Stonis after which dismissed Ashton Agar and Daniel Sams in the identical over.
Marsh was the one batsman who bought going for Australia however he too failed to convert a superb begin right into a match-profitable knock and was dismissed for 45.

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