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New Zealand v Australia 5th T20 Betting Tips & Predictions

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Australia are in the driving seat now after winning the last two T20 matches against New Zealand, can they go on and clinch the series in the final game on Saturday?

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New Zealand v Australia 5th T20 Betting Tips & Predictions: Match Winner

What has happened to New Zealand? After two matches they were cruising with a 2-0 lead and looking like they would go on and dominate the Aussies and secure a whitewash series. I should no better than to write off Australia. They have hit back with two convincing victories to level up the series, and they are favourites now to go on and win the series. They showed plenty of character to win the last two matches by 64 and 50 runs respectively, and I believe all the confidence has been drained out of New Zealand. I am changing my mind on the outcome of the series by backing Australia to make it three wins in succession and clinch a series that looked out of their reach not so long ago.

New Zealand v Australia 5th T20 Betting Tips & Predictions: Top Australia Batsman

A good captain is one who doesn’t crumble under pressure and continues to lead by example when things are not going according to plan. Aaron Finch was probably under a lot of pressure when Australia went 2-0 down in the series, but he refused to sulk and has produced two incredible batting performances to drag his side level. Finch smashed 69 runs from 44 balls in the third T20 match as Australia won by 64 runs, before ending the fourth game 79 not out with four sixes and five fours. He looks determined to win this series on his own, so I am backing him to make it a hat-trick of half centuries and top score for the tourists.

New Zealand v Australia 5th T20 Betting Tips & Predictions: Top New Zealand Batsman

New Zealand need to go back to basics if they are to win this fifth and final T20 match. They have thrown away a 2-0 lead in the series and have lost the last two matches by 64 and 50 runs respectively. They only needed to chase down 156 on Friday, but they ended up being skittled for 106 with bowler Kyle Jamieson top score with 30. When a tailender is your top scorer, you know things have gone terribly wrong. The Black Caps need one of their top order batsmen to stand up and take charge if they are to put Australia under pressure. Devon Conway has scored the most runs for New Zealand in the series with 156 runs from four matches, so I am backing him to keep scoring and end up with the most for the hosts.

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