New Zealand. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

The primary day of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Tremendous 12 encounter noticed New Zealand and England win their encounters in opposition to Australia and Afghanistan respectively on Saturday, October 22. The victories have helped each side in making some much-needed developments within the factors desk. 

The reigning champions Australia suffered a humiliating 89-run loss in opposition to the Kiwis on the Sydney Cricket Floor. Batting first New Zealand posted a aggressive complete of 200/3 on the board using on an impressive knock of an unbeaten 92 runs off 58 deliveries by wicketkeeper-batter Devon Conway. Solely pacer Josh Hazlewood (2/41) and leggie Adam Zampa (1/39) have been the picks of the bowlers for the Aussies. In reply, the defending champions misplaced plot of their chase proper from the very starting because the BlackCaps bowlers chipped in with wickets at common intervals.

Solely power-hitter Glenn Maxwell confirmed some fightback scoring 28 runs off 20 balls. However, as soon as he was castled by Ish Sodhi within the 14th over, there was absoultely no level of a comeback for the Australians as they have been bowled out for simply 111 within the 18th over. Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner completed with three scalps to their names with Trent Boult choosing up two wickets whereas Sodhi and Lockie Ferguson took a scalp every.

Within the different recreation, the Afghanistan batters have been merely not adequate because the English bowlers made good use of the Perth floor to limit the opposition to a beneath par complete of 112. The situation might have been quite a bit worse for the Afghans had it not been for Ibrahim Zadran’s 32 and Usman Ghani’s 30.

For the Three Lions, star all-rounder Sam Curran completed with excellent figures of 5/10, Ben Stokes and Mark Wooden picked up two every whereas Chris Woakes completed with a wicket. What ought to have been a daily chase for England turned out to be a close to catastrophe and at 81/4, within the 14th over, the Afghans gave the impression to be proper on high earlier than center order sensation Liam Livingstone’s blistering 21-ball 29 took the Three Lions over the road by 5 wickets within the penultimate over.

This is how the T20 World Cup 2022 Factors Desk stands in Group 1

TEAMS MATCHES WINS LOSSES TIED NR POINTS NRR
NEW ZEALAND 1 1 0 0 0 2 4.450
ENGLAND 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.620
AFGHANISTAN 1 0 1 0 0 0 -6.20
AUSTRALIA 1 0 1 0 0 0 -4.450

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