Wellington to host remainder of T20 series

Wellington to host remainder of T20 series

The remainder of Australia’s T20 series against New Zealand will be played behind closed doors in Wellington due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Auckland.

On Monday, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) shifted the fifth and final match of the series, scheduled for Sunday afternoon, from Tauranga to Wellington’s Sky Stadium.

They had already moved Thursday’s game four to Wellington from Auckland – which is in a second coronavirus lockdown in a month.

“The change has been forced on NZC because of logistical complications arising from the transfer of this Friday’s second double-header from Auckland to Wellington,” a NZ Cricket statement read.

Losses in Christchurch and Dunedin last week has Australia 2-0 down in the series, needing to win all three matches to claim victory.

AUSTRALIA v NEW ZEALAND T20 SERIES

Game one – February 22, Christchurch – New Zealand def Australia by 53 runs

Game two – February 25, Dunedin – New Zealand def Australia by 4 runs

Game three – March 3, 7pm (5pm AEDT), Wellington*

Game four – March 5, 7pm (5pm AEDT), Wellington*

Game five – March 7, 4pm (2pm AEDT), Wellington*

* Wellington matches to be played behind closed doors

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