Twitter reactions: Matthew Short’s explosive knock in 3rd T20I seals Australia’s clean sweep over New Zealand

Feb 25, 2024

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Australia showcased their dominance over New Zealand in the 3rd and final T20I of the series at Eden Park, securing a clean sweep and making a resounding statement in the process. The match, marked by rain interruptions and the implementation of the DLS method, saw Australia emerge victorious by 27 runs.

Australia sets a challenging target

Opting to bowl after winning the toss, New Zealand faced a challenging target as Australia posted 118/4 in 10.4 overs. Despite rain interruptions altering the game’s dynamics, the target was revised to 126 in 10 overs for the Kiwis.

Matthew Short’s impressive knock

Australia’s innings saw some noteworthy performances, with Travis Head leading the charge with 33 runs. However, it was Matthew Short‘s explosive knock of 27 off just 11 balls that provided the much-needed impetus to Australia’s innings. Alongside contributions from Glenn Maxwell and Josh Inglis, Australia reached a competitive total. New Zealand’s bowlers, including Adam Milne and Josh Clarkson, managed to take crucial wickets.

Glenn Phillips’ spirited effort in vain

Chasing the revised target of 126, New Zealand put up a spirited effort but fell short at 98/3 in their allotted 10 overs. Glenn Phillips played a stellar innings, scoring 40 off 24 balls, but the Australian bowlers, led by Short, Spencer Johnson, and Adam Zampa, proved effective in restricting the Kiwis in this rain-affected thriller.

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Player of the Match

The Player of the Match rightfully went to Short for his quick-fire knock that not only shifted the momentum in Australia’s favour but also played a pivotal role in setting up a challenging total.

Australia registers a clean sweep

With this victory, Australia sealed the T20I series with earlier wins in the 1st T20I by 6 wickets and the 2nd T20I by 72 runs. The clean sweep over the Blackcaps sends a powerful message about Australia’s T20 prowess and their form leading into the upcoming cricketing engagements.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Australia beat New Zealand by 27 runs in rain-affected encounter: https://t.co/wOQBwyNRVK #cricket #NZvsAUS #T20I #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/ELm0nxHxGa

— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) February 25, 2024

Congrats team Australia
Won the series by 3-0 against New Zealand pic.twitter.com/ujwsABUCIO

— Jonson3210 (@Jonson3210) February 25, 2024

A dominating 3-0 win by Australia against New Zealand in the T20i series.#AUSvNZ pic.twitter.com/PwPCbMr0mx

— Muhammad Abubakar (@MR56_fans) February 25, 2024

Australia beat New Zealand 3-0. They are looking dominant ahead of the T20 World Cup 💪 #NZvsAUS #NZvAUS #INDvsENG pic.twitter.com/t2PFl3rbJf

— King Babar Azam Army (@kingbabararmy) February 25, 2024

Australia registered their 100th T20I win
Teams with Most T20I wins
140 – India
136 – Pakistan
107 – New Zealand
100 – Australia#NZvAUS #Cricket #Australia

— suriya (@SuriyaInsights) February 25, 2024

A dominating 3-0 win by Australia against New Zealand in the T20i series.#AUSvNZ pic.twitter.com/2QYwIQrWEM

— Nityananda Das🇮🇳 (@Jamesnisam5363) February 25, 2024

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Australia 118/4 (Over 10.4)
New Zealand 98/3 (Over 10)

AUSTRALIA WON BY 27 RUNS (DLS method) AND WON THE SERIES 3-0 😀😎😀 pic.twitter.com/XQVJBZWsxW

— Tracy MUFC 🇦🇺🔴⚪⚫🇦🇺 (@TraceMufc) February 25, 2024

Australia seals a commanding 3-0 victory against New Zealand in the T20I series. 🏏💪 #AUSvsNZ #T20I #CricketDominance pic.twitter.com/Uekjbm556V

— Vikram Verma (@vikramsnatak) February 25, 2024

Australia Whitewashed Newzealand…!!
Won The Series By Dominating 3-0.👏#NZvAUS pic.twitter.com/0i1YSseVOr

— Cricholics (@WeCrickholics) February 25, 2024

Australia Beat Newzealand 3-0 .

Total Dominating Performance 👏#NZvsAUS pic.twitter.com/XyUGwwAUd2

— Satish Mishra🇮🇳 (@SATISHMISH78) February 25, 2024

Why does New Zealand always choke against Australia?😭

— PranishW (@knaruto_24) February 25, 2024

Australia and New Zealand play a fast competitive brand of cricket, and I am so proud of the Aussies who were at their best this tournament. We should be playing our cousins far more often than we do. #NZvsAUS

— Steve Patrick (@pattotiger) February 25, 2024

Australia looking good before the T20 World Cup then.

New Zealand look ordinary, as they always do before showing up big time at a big tournament. #NZvAUS

— Anand Sachar (@anandsachar29) February 25, 2024

Australia sweeps New Zealand

Best team in the world!

— Parlay Pro (@Prosideplays) February 25, 2024

Its 3-0 for Australia in Chappell-Hadlee trophy against New Zealand.
A great result in what is their final series before the T20 World Cup.#AUSvNZ #NZvAUS pic.twitter.com/Gk4nixzf2R

— Zeeshan Qayyum ☄️ (@XeeshanQayyum) February 25, 2024

Transition to Test Cricket

As the T20I series concludes, attention now turns to the longer format with the 1st Test of the two-game series between the two cricketing giants scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, at Basin Reserve. The Australian team will look to carry the momentum gained from the T20Is into the Test series, while New Zealand will be eager to bounce back on home soil and turn the tide in their favour.

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