New Zealand thrash Papua New Guinea as Lockie Ferguson makes history


After rain delayed the start of play, it was New Zealand who won the toss and elected to bat first, with Trent Boult making his final appearance at a T20 World Cup. But it was Boult's opening partner Tim Southee who made the first breakthrough, dismissing opener Tony Ura for 1(2) in the second round.

And Ferguson made an instant impact by removing PNG captain Assad Vala for 6 (16) with his first delivery as New Zealand dominated the powerplay, restricting their opponents to just 16/2 in the first six overs .

Ferguson returned to end a decent partnership between Charles Amini (17 off 25) and Sese Bau (12 off 27), and he finished with his third wicket maiden in his record-breaking performance.

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