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New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20 Tips - Black Caps to seal series
- New Zealand vs Australia predictions for Wednesday’s T20 cricket match
- Devon Conway has scored 50+ runs in 5 of his last 6 T20 innings’
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New Zealand lead the series 2-0 against Australia (Getty Images)
New Zealand vs Australia Tips
New Zealand are backed to take a 3-0 lead while Devon Conway has value in the best batsman market. Aaron Finch's horror Big Bash form has continued into the T20I and is tipped to score under 22.5 runs.
Marcus Stoinis batted magnificently in the 2nd T20 for the Aussies so is backed to be their best batsman.
- New Zealand have won 6 of their last 7 T20I matches.
- New Zealand’s Devon Conway has scored 50+ runs in his last 5 of his last 6 T20 innings.
- New Zealand’s Devon Conway averages 68.75 runs per innings in T20I.
- Australia’s Aaron Finch has scored under 22.5 runs in his last 10 T20 innings.
- Australia's Marcus Stoinis scored 78 runs in the last match.
Head to Head
Australia hold a 7-3 lead over New Zealand in 11 previous encounters. There was one match which ended in a tie.
New Zealand have however won the opening two matches of this series by 53 and four runs.
New Zealand Form
New Zealand lead the current five-match T20 series 2-0 against Australia. They won the 1st T20 by 53 runs in Christchurch before getting home in a cracking match by four runs in Dunedin.
On a flat surface in Dunedin, the Black Caps batted first and Martin Guptill made the Aussies pay for some poor bowling. He scored 97 off 50 balls while Kane Williamson continued his fine T20 form with 53 runs.
The total of 219 was a daunting one, but Australia came out firing and only fell four runs shy of the total. Mitchell Santner was the pick of the bowlers, taking 4-31 in his four overs.
Devon Conway is expected to bat in his normal position at four after being sent in at six in the last match. He averages 68.75 in T20I cricket and had scores of 50, 69, 91 & 93 in his last four Super Smash matches - he was only dismissed once in those innings'.
New Zealand Team News
New Zealand have fielded the same side in both matches of this series. With two wins under the belt, they will be tempted to once again go in unchanged and clinch a series win.
Hamish Bennett and Mark Chapman will both be waiting for their opportunity, but that may only come once the series is wrapped up.
Australia find themselves 2-0 down in the series and face a must-win match in the 3rd T20 to keep the series alive.
Bowling first in the 2nd T20, the Aussies bowlers were disappointing with only Jhye Richardson going at under 10 to the over. New Zealand scored a massive 219 runs.
In reply, Australia took the game to the death. Josh Philippe found some of his Big Bash form, scoring 45 runs. Australia however looked dead and buried until Marcus Stoinis smashed 78 off 37 balls and Daniel Sams hit 41 from just 15 balls.
They fell just short on 215 runs but more concerning will be the form of captain, Aaron Finch. Over his last 10 T20 matches, eight of which were in the Big Bash, Finch has a highest score of 14 runs.
Australia Team News
Australia have gone into the first two matches with the same lineup, but will surely look to shake things up for this must-win match.
Matthew Wade has yet to fire and could make way for D’Arcy Short. Josh Philippe can take over keeping duties. Ben McDermott and Ashton Turner are both viable options for the struggling middle order.
On the bowling front, one or two of Andrew Tye, Tanveer Sangha and Jason Behrendorff could come into the mix.
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Where is the New Zealand vs Australia 3rd T20 being played?
The fixture will be played in Wellington at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday, March 3.
New Zealand have won the opening two matches of the series and will fancy their chances of taking an unassailable 3-0 lead at the Basin Reserve. My best bet is a New Zealand victory while there is value on Kane Williamson and Devon Conway in the run scoring markets.
Best Bet: New Zealand Wn Result @-125.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Best Bet: Finch Under 22.5 Runs Over/Under Runs @-120.48 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units
Best New Zealand Batsman Tip: Devon Conway Best New Zealand Batsman @450.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit
Best Australia Batsman Tip: Marcus Stoinis Best Australia Batsman @450.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit