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“Always enjoyed batting,” Pat Cummins on winning 2nd T20I vs New Zealand

Australia captain Pat Cummins has expressed his excitement about winning the second T20I on Australia’s tour of New Zealand in 2024.

Cummins on winning 2nd T20I vs New Zealand

Australia secured the T20I series after sealing the victory in the second T20I match at Wellington. Australia defeated New Zealand with a 72-run difference while defending the low score of 174.

Australia’s Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins was named the Player of the Match. Cummins scored 28 runs off 22 deliveries and dismissed Will Young during New Zealand innings.

Batting first, Australia’s opener Travis Head scored 45 runs on 22 deliveries including 2 fours and 5 boundaries. Mitchell Marsh and Cummins are the other scorers for Australia. The visitors scored 174 runs losing all 10 wickets in the 19.5 overs.

Lockie Ferguson dismissed four batters, while Ben Sears, Mitchell Santner, and Milne dismissed two batters each.

With the target of 175 runs, Finn Allen and Will Young opened but failed to create an impression as they were sent out with a single-digit score.

Glenn Phillips, Josh Clarkson, and Trent Boult are the only double-digit scorers for New Zealand. Glenn Phillips smashed 42 runs on 35 deliveries, while Australian bowlers stormed the hosts’ batting line-up and folded them for 102 runs by the end of the 17th over.

While speaking in the post-match conference Pat Cummins said, “I will take this. Always enjoyed batting especially in this format, give it a bit of a swing and few came off the edges and flew to the boundary but I will take it.”

“I do most of the time, especially here when you are looking for sixes and fours and feels like you have got a bit more of a license. I love it.”

“Go and hide on the boundary, haven’t fielded on the boundary for a while, just concentrate on bowling and nothing else. He has done a fantastic job. Not too much different but it’s a nice little change.”

“The wicket helped tonight, had a little bit in it and everyone had a good night, and all of them seemed to come off. A bit sideways although I have played here a few times and it has not been the same result,” he concluded.

New Zealand and Australia will be playing their third and final T20I match on February 25 at Eden Park, Auckland.

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