New Zealand v Australia: first T20 international – live! | Sport
WICKET! Williamson c Wade b Sams 12 (13), NZ 19-3
WICKET! Seifert b J. Richardson 1 (5), NZ 11-2
WICKET! Guptill c Agar b Sams 0 (3), New Zealand 0-1
Australia win the toss and will bowl
Hello hello, it’s cricket time. Australia’s tour of New Zealand is about to get underway, with the men’s teams playing the first of five Twenty20 matches today, while the women’s teams of NZ and England will play the first of three ODIs tomorrow with three T20s to follow. Today and tomorrow the matches will be in Christchurch before the tour moves to Dunedin for the next couple of fixtures.
It’s a bit of a late-season extra as far as Australia’s summer is concerned, with the major international engagements over weeks ago, and a return to lower-key state fixtures that will run all the way into April this season after various virus disruptions. Cricket hasn’t entirely made way for the returning football codes yet.