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Zampa leads way to win T20I series for Australia 

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Published: 17:57, 23 February 2024  
Zampa leads way to win T20I series for Australia 

Australia beat New Zealand by 72 runs at Eden Park in Auckland in the second T20 international on Friday, February 23.

Adam Zampa picked four while rest of the Australia bowlers all chipped away with wickets to down New Zealand comprehensively in the second T20I and complete a series win for the visitors. 

Australia won the first match by six wickets on Wednesday, hitting the winning runs off the final ball of their innings.

After a high-scoring, final-ball thriller in Wellington, bowlers took centre stage in Auckland to deliver a 2-0 lead for Mitchell Marsh's side.

Australia didn't feel the absence of David Warner, who was rested, as Travis Head and Steve Smith flew off the blocks after New Zealand opted to bowl. Trent Boult was welcomed back to action with a 20-run first over where Head smashed two sixes and two fours. Steve Smith went after Adam Milne in the second as Australia began on the fifth gear. 

Lockie Ferguson pulled it back, with two overs for just 7 runs in the PowerPlay but Boult was then taken for 16 in the sixth. Ben Sears clipped Head's wings in the seventh over, dismissing him for a 22-ball 45. Sears, Mitchell Santner and Ferguson ran through Australia's middle-order in the middle overs to reduce them to 122 for 6. New Zealand finished well with the ball too as Australia went from 140/7 in 15 overs to 174 all out in 19.4. 
 

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