Unbeaten Aussies win T20 Tri-series

Australia has cruised through the T20 Tri-Series and is within a sniff of being the best team in the world in the shortest format of the game.

For the final of the series, the Aussies had to take on New Zealand at the tiny Eden Park Ground.

The Kiwis won the toss and elected to bat, only managing 150 from their 20 overs.


Gold Coaster Billy Stanlake continued his meteoric rise to international cricket making the New Zealand batsmen squirm with his extreme pace and bounce.

He finished with figures of 1-37.

The Australian run chase was rain-affected, and they ran down the total in the 14th over.

D’Arcy Short top scored with 50.


The match was expected to push the Aussies into first place of the ICC T20 rankings, and this was the case for a few hours on their website before the governing body changed the rankings and said it was a clerical error.

Australia will remain in second place in the international T20 rankings.