New Zealand pacer Trent Boult says he is living the last over of the World Cup in his mind a lot. Reuters
It was a superb display by the underdog Black Caps, who came into the match on the back of three straight defeats by Pakistan, Australia and England and only qualified for the semi-finals on net run-rate, while India topped the 10-team group stage.
Steve Smith hit an attractive unbeaten 89 but David Warner was out for a duck as Australia made 277 for six against a New Zealand XI in a World Cup warm-up on Wednesday.
Australia: Will Young stroked a masterful 130 to steer an under-strength New Zealand to a seven-wicket win over Australia in a World Cup practice match on Wednesday, outshining a classy unbeaten 89 from Steve Smith. The visitors chased down their 278 target with 10 balls to spare, inflicting the first one-day defeat
Each affair was won by a longshot trained by Salem Bin Ghadayer, topped by a win by lightly raced 7-year-old blueblood Firnas, who overtook Saltarin Dubai after a chess match-like edition of The Entisar.
Importantly, India have never lost a T20I series in Australia — they lost a one-off game in 2008.
A resolute Kane Williamson, despite being troubled with cramp late in the day, scored a gritty 97 to steer New Zealand to 243 for two on day one of the first Test in Hamilton on Thursday.