The first match for Australia and they have already seen a bit of rain and cloudy over. New Zealand, on the other hand, has a win on their back and they are today ready to take it as an advantage in this game. This surely will be a cracker at the Dharamshala.
Both teams have a good session in the nets before the game. There was a chance of rain but the clouds have passed on and the sun is out. There are no predictions of any future shows during the match so we have a game on here.
Australia and New Zealand will both be eager to clinch this game in their favor. New Zealand with another victory will go on top of the table in Group B. Also, they will make their case stronger for the semis.
Australia will be playing this as their first game and any first game is always crucial. Australia lost their warm-up game against West Indies despite a hat-trick by Josh Hazelwood and this will be in the back of the minds of both Australia and New Zealand.
New Zealand managed 142 in their first innings. Guptill was caught at long on by Maxwell followed by Williamson at long off. Anderson too went for a big one and was caught at long on. Munro and Taylor too were caught hitting big shots. On a batting deck, New Zealand failed to produce desired results. Apart from Guptill, no one posted any threat to the Australian.