NZ’s Eden Park T20 record

The New Zealand Herald - - SUPER SPORT -

Not flash. New Zealand have won five of 14 and lost the only pre­vi­ous match against Aus­tralia: the retro night in 2005 — the first in­ter­na­tional T20 — when New Zealand went beige and played it partly for laughs. Ricky Ponting chuck­led away, then went to work with his finest T20 in­nings, 98, which was re­mark­able at the time be­cause no one had re­ally con­ceived of the idea one player could score a cen­tury in the for­mat. What’s more, New Zealand have lost their last three T20s on cricket’s odd­est-shaped in­ter­na­tional ground — twice to Pak­istan and once to South Africa, when New Zealand looked as if they were bat­ting in a tele­phone box against legspin­ner Im­ran Tahir.

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