Spinner Ashton Agar took 3 wickets as Australia claimed the world number one Twenty20 ranking for the first time following a rain-affected tri-series final victory over New Zealand.
After a bright start of 48-0, NZ lost their way to end up at 150-9 with only Ross Taylor (43 not out) adding any substantial pressure on the Aussie attack.
Opener D’Arcy Short (50) top scored with his second consecutive half-century before spinner Mitchell Santner sparked a minor collapse. Glenn Maxwell (20 not out) and Aaron Finch (18 not out) steadied the ship, guiding Australia to the title win after rain interrupted play.
Australia 121 for 3 (Short 50) beat New Zealand 150 for 9 (Taylor 43*, Agar 3-27) by 19 runs (DLS method).
Matches Tagged in ClipDex2018 Trans Tasman Final
Series Tagged in ClipDex2018 Trans Tasman T20 ser ...
Players Tagged in ClipDexShort, D'Arcy J M Finch, Aaron James Agar, Ashton C Williamson, Kane S Maxwell, Glenn J Warner, David Sodhi, Ish S Santner, Mitchell J Guptill, Martin Munro, Colin Taylor, Ross Luteru
Grounds Tagged in ClipDexEden Park
Categories Tagged in ClipDexLimited Overs (ODI & T20)