21 Feb 2018

Black Caps try to deny Australia the top spot

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 21 February 2018

A win tonight over Australia in the tri series Twenty20 cricket final will not only give New Zealand some much overdue success against their trans-Tasman rivals, but also deny the Australia the mantle of world number one. Before the series Australia were ranked a lowly seventh - four wins in the trot over New Zealand and England has seen them shoot them up the rankings. But despite being odds on favourites, the fickle nature of T20 means the Black Caps can't be written off as RNZ sports editor Stephen Hewson reports.