‘Brutal from Finn Allen’ – Twitter praise New Zealand as they rip through Australian bowlers in powerplay

 ‘Brutal from Finn Allen’ – Twitter praise New Zealand as they rip through Australian bowlers in powerplay

Finn Allen (Image Credit: Twitter)

New Zealand opening batter Finn Allen has announced himself in the World Cricket in the ongoing game against Australia. In the ongoing Super 12 encounter between the Trans-Tasman rivals, the defending champions won the toss and elected to bowl first. However, the decision started proving costly for the home side. In the first over bowled by Mitchell Starc, Allen gives the first signs of not being bogged down.

In the first over, the Kiwi batter hit two fours including an 87-meter down-the-ground six to start the innings. The right-hander wasn’t done just yet. In the next over bowled by Josh Hazlewood, he came down the track to hit the ball toward the boundary to close out the over. After this, he crunched two fours and a six against Pat Cummins to send some chill down the Aussies’ spines.

In the fourth over bowled by Marcus Stoinis, the all-rounder was trying to bring his team back into the game. However, on the fifth ball, Allen shimmied down the track and hit a six down the ground. This boundary meant that the team reached the 50-run mark in just 3.5 overs. At this point, the Aussies knew that the only way to stop Allen was to get him out.

Hazlewood, who came back to bowl the fifth over, bowled a magnificent yorker to get rid of Allen. The latter tried to come down the track rather premeditatedly. This cost him his wicket as the ball crashed onto the stumps. The look on Allen’s face after the dismissal suggested he missed out on a big score. Regardless, he has provided a strong start for his team in the ongoing first game of the second round.

New Zealand carrying on with the good work done in the powerplay

Allen’s wicket has impacted the scoring rate a little bit. Even though the Kiwis aren’t able to maintain the scoring rate of the powerplay, they surely have hit enough boundaries to keep the momentum. At the time of writing, skipper Kane Williamson and Devon Conway were batting at the crease. The 2021 finalists scored 90/1 after the completion of nine overs.

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