Indian cricket group’s veteran off-spinner R Ashwin as soon as once more confirmed his humorous aspect as he took a comic book jibe at New Zealand’s Devon Conway after the sensational batsman performed a fiery knock within the first match of the T20 sequence towards Australia.
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At a time when New Zealand have been diminished to 19/3 within the preliminary stage of their innings, Conway unleashed wrath on the Aussie bowlers and smacked them all around the stadium to make unbeaten 88 off simply 59 balls.
Devon’s blistering knock powered New Zealand to a decent whole of 184/5 of their allotted 20 overs.
Meanwhile, R Ashwin was fast to level out that the standard batsman was “simply 4 days late” to indicate his true potential as this 12 months’s IPL Auction is already over.
The 29-year-old who had registered for IPL 14 public sale with a base value of INR 50 Lakhs, remained unsold this 12 months.
“Devon Conway is simply 4 days late, however what a knock,” Ashwin tweeted.
After winning the toss, New Zealand opted to bat first and scored 184 runs for five wickets. In response to the mammoth total, Australia was completely dominated by NZ bowlers as they ripped through their batting order.
Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi was the pick of bowlers as he took four wickets. Australia managed to score just 131 in 17.3 overs and lost the game by 53 runs.