T20 World Cup 2024: New Zealand Crushes Papua New Guinea with Ferguson’s Record-Breaking Spell

In the last match of Group C in the T20 World Cup 2024, New Zealand beat Papua New Guinea by 7 wickets with Lockie Ferguson’s record-breaking spell

In the last match of Group C in the T20 World Cup 2024, the New Zealand team defeated Papua New Guinea by seven wickets and won the match. In this T20 World Cup 2024, New Zealand has now ended its campaign with this victory. New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson bowled brilliantly in this match.

Black Caps Bowl Out Papua New Guinea for a Small Total

Due to this, the New Zealand team bowled out PNG for only 78 runs in 19.4 overs. PNG gave New Zealand a small target of 79 runs in this match. When the Kiwi team came on the field to chase this small target, they achieved this target by losing only 3 wickets in 12.2 overs.

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Ferguson Creates History with Most Economical Spell in T20Is


In this match, Lockie Ferguson took 3 wickets in his four-over spell without giving up any runs. That is why this is the best performance by any bowler in the T20 World Cup and T20 International so far. With this, Lockie Ferguson has become the second bowler in T20 International who has not given any runs and has also taken wickets even after bowling the full overs of his spell.

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Papua New Guinea gave a target of 79 runs to New Zealand. But when the New Zealand team came on the field to make this target, they also got setbacks in the beginning. In this match, Morey made Finn Allen his victim on the second ball of the first over of New Zealand’s innings. Finn Allen could not even open his account in this match.

T20 World Cup 2024: New Zealand Crushes Papua New Guinea with Ferguson's Record-Breaking Spell

New Zealand Chase Down Target with Ease Despite Early Setbacks

After this, New Zealand batsman Rachin Ravindra was also out on a score of 6. After this, New Zealand batsman Devon Conway handled the team’s innings along with Williamson. But after that, Devon Conway was also out on a personal score of 36 runs. After this, captain Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell handled the New Zealand innings and led the team to victory. In this match, Williamson scored an unbeaten 18 and Mitchell scored an unbeaten 19 runs.

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Papua New Guinea’s batting proved to be a complete failure in this match. In this match, only three batsmen from Papua New Guinea were able to reach double figures. Papua New Guinea batsman Charles Amini scored the most runs for the team. Norman Vanua also played an inning with 14 runs for Papua New Guinea. Sese Bau also scored 12 runs. New Zealand bowler Ferguson took 3 wickets, while Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, and Trent Boult took two wickets each. Mitchell Santner also dismissed one batsman.

T20 World Cup NZ vs PNG Match Highlight

PNG: 78/10

Key Performance: Charles Amini (17 runs in 25 balls), Kabua Morea (2/4)

NZ: 79/3

Key Performance: Devon Conway ( 35 runs in 32 balls), Lockie Ferguson (3/0)