New Zealand vs Australia: Jhye Richardson praised Trent Boult and Tim Southee.© Twitter
Australian Jhye Richardson said his team were satisfied with the way they were planning and the decisions they were making but were not executing well, leading to the defeat to New Zealand in the first T20I. New Zealand defeated Australia on Monday by 53 runs in the first T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the five-game T20I series. “I think I definitely missed my height from a personal point of view. I think they hit really well. The outfield was exceptionally fast. It got a little dewy at the end, so we found that the ball probably slid a bit further. at the end in terms of the start of the innings, which probably helped them a little bit, just in terms of slower balls that don’t get stuck in the wicket as much as before, ”quoted ESPNcricinfo Richardson.
“If we missed our height, we were punished. I think the planning and everything in that aspect was fine. We were all satisfied with how we went about our planning and the decisions made from it. It just comes down to an execution case,” he added.
Australia had cut New Zealand to 19/3 before Conway unleashed the beast within himself to score an unbeaten 99 from 59 balls and lead the hosts to 184/5.
The visitors never looked comfortable in the chase as they continued to lose wickets at regular intervals and were fired for 131 runs. For New Zealand, Sodhi chose four, while Boult and Southee each scalped two wickets.
Richardson praised Boult and Southee, saying, “[Boult and Southee are] bowlers of two classes and we saw that they kept it very simple while the ball was swinging, just bowling a really nice line and length and let us make mistakes. “
The second T20I between both teams will be played on Thursday.
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