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New Zealand Vs Papua New Guinea, T20 World Cup 2024 Highlights: Ferguson's Maiden Magic Powers NZ To Easy 7-Wicket Victory Over PNG

New Zealand Vs Papua New Guinea Highlights: In a dominant display to conclude their ICC T20 World Cup campaign, New Zealand thumped Papua New Guinea by a convincing seven-wicket win on Monday, June 17th at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad and Tobago, marking the final match of Group C (match 39)

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Lockie Ferguson stole the show, taking record-breaking figures of 4-0-3. Photo: X/@ICC
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New Zealand capped off their T20 World Cup campaign with a dominant win, thrashing Papua New Guinea by seven wickets on June 17th at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy (match 39). While neither team qualified for the Super 8s, New Zealand secured a convincing victory despite losing early wickets. Veteran Trent Boult potentially played his final T20 World Cup match, showcasing his trademark new-ball brilliance. Lockie Ferguson stole the show earlier, taking record-breaking figures of 4-0-3. Chasing a meagre 79 runs, Devon Conway anchored the chase with a solid knock, ensuring a comfortable win for the Black Caps. (Full Coverage|Cricket News)

New Zealand Win By 7 Wickets

NZ finished PNG inside 13 overs. PNG remain winless throughout the campaign.

PNG All Out For 78

In the final over, Sodhi delivers and strikes! Kabua Morea is stumped without scoring. Semo Kamea comes in but only manages a single. The innings concludes as Alei Nao attempts a big shot and is caught by Mitchell. Papua New Guinea bundled out for 78 runs.

Play Delayed Due To Rain

Despite toss and playing XIs, the start time is still uncertain. Heavy covers are being put in place due to the weather.

Playing XIs

New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Papua New Guinea: Tony Ura, Assad Vala(c), Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Hiri Hiri, Chad Soper, Kiplin Doriga(w), Norman Vanua, Alei Nao, Kabua Morea, Semo Kamea

Toss Update

New Zealand win the toss and opt to bowl.

20:01: The rain is back.

19:49 IST: The covers are coming off. The umpires are walking in.

19:32 IST: The toss has been delayed due to rain. Covers are on.

Weather In Trinidad and Tobago

In terms of the weather, this match is expected to experience interruptions due to rain, with thunderstorms forecasted on match day. Hopefully, these pass quickly to allow for a full game. During the match at 10:30 local time, it is predicted to be cloudy. However, after 12 PM, there is a precipitation chance of 66%, humidity at 70%, and wind speeds at 5 km/h.

Squads

New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman

Papua New Guinea: Tony Ura, Assad Vala(c), Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Hiri Hiri, Chad Soper, Kiplin Doriga(w), Norman Vanua, Alei Nao, John Kariko, Semo Kamea, Kabua Morea, Charles Amini, Jack Gardner, Hila Vare

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