New Delhi: There are many cricketers in the T20 who have surprised the cricket lovers around the world by batting fast. Whenever they get a chance, they make earthquakes on the field. Something similar was seen during the T20 match between New Zealand and Australia. In the match held in Christchurch New Zealand on Monday, New Zealand fourth-ranked batsman Devon Conway played such a big knock that the audience was stunned.
Conway rocked the ground with 3 sixes and 10 fours. He smashed 99 runs off 59 balls. Conway, who thrilled the audience in the final overs, may have missed a century, but his explosive innings has come under discussion. Conway had a strike rate of 167.79. Thanks to Conway’s brilliant innings, New Zealand scored 184 runs losing 5 wickets in 20 overs.
Australia, chasing the target, were reduced to just 131 runs in 17.3 overs. Australia’s Mitchell Marsh scored the highest 45 and Ashton Agar scored 23 runs. Apart from him, no player could play in batting. For New Zealand, bowler Ish Sodhi bowled brilliantly and took 4 wickets. Tim Southee and Bolt took 2-2 wickets.
Devon Conway was voted man of the match for this unbeaten innings. After his innings, Indian all-rounder R Ashwin tweeted,
The 99-run innings you played was delayed for four days.
R Ashwin tweeted, Devon Conway is just four days late, but what a great innings. R Ashwin has also said this about Devon Conway, because the auction took place on 18 February and he played a strong innings on 22 February. Ashwin meant to say that if he had played this innings on February 18, he would have got a buyer.