‘New Zealand fully humiliated them’ – Farokh Engineer on Australia's 89-run defeat of their T20 World Cup 2022 opener

Farokh Engineer. (Picture by Mike Hewitt/Getty Pictures)

11 years and 10 months – That’s the period of time New Zealand took to lastly defeat Australia on their house soil. On Saturday, the Kiwis challenged the Kangaroos within the first match of the Tremendous 12 and completely hammered them to register a large 89-run win. Devon Conway and Finn Allen obtained the Blackcaps off to a flyer with Conway smashing 92* off 58 and the teenager Allen scoring 42 off 16.

Their bowling was top-notch as nicely with Mitchell Santner and Tim Southee selecting up three wickets every. They didn’t let Australia take any management of the match and with that, picked up two invaluable factors to kickstart their marketing campaign. Former India worldwide Farokh Engineer was delighted to see New Zealand play that model of cricket and spoke on Australia’s newest humiliation in T20 cricket.

“Who wouldn’t take pleasure in (the sport)? This sport seeing the favourites being completely thrashed. Australia had been rabbits in entrance of headlights. New Zealand fully humiliated them. They outbattled them, outbowled them, outfielded them and most significantly, outcaptained them,” stated Farokh Engineer on BatBricks7 presents Run Ki Runneeti present on CricTracker.

“They’ve shaken the entire cricketing world. This can be a fully remodeled New Zealand facet and I believe Devon Conway will get all of the credit score for that,” he added.

Australia’s run price is poor, will matter rather a lot for qualification: Farokh Engineer

It’s not simply concerning the defeat however the gravity of it that can trouble Australia going ahead. Their internet run price (NRR) at the moment reads -4.450 and which may trouble them on their solution to the semi-final. Farokh Engineer too took discover of it and spoke concerning the matter in the identical present.

“Their run price can be very poor. That may matter within the qualifying levels. Who is aware of how the match will get on? However as we stated earlier that there’s nothing taken as a right in T20 world cricket. As a result of one unhealthy over or a few fast wickets can remodel the entire sport and New Zealand confirmed what a superior facet they are often on their day,” the 84-year-old stated.