Chappell-Hadlee Trophy - 1st ODI

New Zealand v Australia

New Zealand won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

0.1

Harris to McCullum, 1 run, Harris starts well, bending his back and McCullum back cuts to third man to get underway

0.2

Harris to Ingram, 1 run, attacking the stumps and Ingram works it into the leg side to get away

0.3

Harris to McCullum, 1 run, back of a length again and McCullum guides strongly through backward point to third man

0.4

Harris to Ingram, 1 leg bye, Harris attacks the stumps again and Ingram is crease bound looking to clip it through mid wicket, it takes him on the front pad and they appeal but given not out and they take a leg bye as it flies past second slip

0.5

Harris to McCullum, FOUR, McCullum advances and square drives through point for four. That's the same kind of intent that McCullum showed on Sunday night in Christchurch

0.6

Harris to McCullum, no run, Harris draws McCullum forward but he's beaten by some late inswing and taken high on the front pad, the appeal is loud but given not out

End of over 1 (8 runs) New Zealand 8/0 (268 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 5.46)
BB McCullum    6* (4b 1x4)      RJ Harris    1-0-7-0
PJ Ingram    1* (2b)     

1.1

Bollinger to Ingram, no run, bumper first up from Bollinger and Ingram sees it late and ducks and it takes him on the shoulder

1.2

Bollinger to Ingram, no run, back of a length and Ingram drives off the back foot from the inside half of the bat into the off side

1.3

Bollinger to Ingram, FOUR, short again and wide of off stump and Ingram tries to pull from well outside off and he top edges it over the keeper for four

1.4

Bollinger to Ingram, no run, back of a length again from Bollinger and Ingram mistimes a back foot drive into the off side

1.5

Bollinger to Ingram, 1 run, good length again but a better line this time attacking off stump and Ingram is squared up trying to defend back down the pitch, it takes the outside edge past second slip for a single to third man

1.6

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, good length again just on or outside off and McCullum is tightly in behind it and defending into the off side and he looks for one but Ingram sends him back

End of over 2 (5 runs) New Zealand 13/0 (263 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 5.47)
BB McCullum    6* (5b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    1-0-5-0
PJ Ingram    6* (7b 1x4)      RJ Harris    1-0-7-0

2.1

Harris to Ingram, no run, Harris draws Ingram forward and he defends off the outside edge to second slip

2.2

Harris to Ingram, no run, back of a length and Ingram drives off the back foot to mid off

2.3

Harris to Ingram, 1 run, fuller angled into middle stump and Ingram works it to mid on where Johnson fields and throws at the stumps but misses and Ingram would have been out

2.4

Harris to McCullum, 1 run, angled down leg and McCullum works it off his hip with one hand to fine leg. McCullum looking very aggressive early on

2.5

Harris to Ingram, FOUR, he attacks the pads again and Ingram waits for it and times it perfectly through backward square for four

2.6

Harris to Ingram, no run, back of a length attacking middle stump and Ingram is beaten for pace and taken high on the pads

End of over 3 (6 runs) New Zealand 19/0 (257 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 5.46)
PJ Ingram    11* (12b 2x4)      RJ Harris    2-0-13-0
BB McCullum    7* (6b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    1-0-5-0

3.1

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, straight delivery and McCullum tries to play it fine but it takes him on the thigh and bounces back down the pitch

3.2

Bollinger to McCullum, FOUR, shortish and McCullum rocks back and pulls sweetly past Johnson at fine leg for four

3.3

Bollinger to McCullum, FOUR, shortish again and McCullum is onto it quickly and pulling through backward square for four more. Johnson dives on the boundary and gets a hand to it but can't stop it from crossing the rope

3.4

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, McCullum charges and leaves well outside off

3.5

Bollinger to McCullum, FOUR, half volley outside off and McCullum plays a text book cover drive for four. That's a beauty and extremely well timed

3.6

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, good length angled across McCullum and he tries to whip it through the leg side but misses. Interesting shot but that's what we come to expect from the dynamo

End of over 4 (12 runs) New Zealand 31/0 (245 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 7.75, RRR: 5.32)
BB McCullum    19* (12b 4x4)      DE Bollinger    2-0-17-0
PJ Ingram    11* (12b 2x4)      RJ Harris    2-0-13-0

4.1

Harris to Ingram, no run, back of a length and respected from Ingram who allows it through to the keeper

4.2

Harris to Ingram, no run, good length again and Ingram is content on leaving outside off

4.3

Harris to Ingram, no run, fullish length enticing Ingram into driving on the up and he plays to mid off

4.4

Harris to Ingram, no run, full slower ball and Ingram drives to Hauritz at mid off

4.5

Harris to Ingram, 1 leg bye, 149 kph, back of a length angling into the pads and Ingram is beaten for pace trying to flick through the leg side, it takes his pad and flies past second slip to allow a leg bye

4.6

Harris to McCullum, no run, 145 kph, McCullum charges the bowler again and attempts an ambitious drive but misses

End of over 5 (1 run, maiden) New Zealand 32/0 (244 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 6.40, RRR: 5.42)
BB McCullum    19* (13b 4x4)      RJ Harris    3-1-13-0
PJ Ingram    11* (17b 2x4)      DE Bollinger    2-0-17-0

5.1

Bollinger to Ingram, no run, back of a length and hit powerfully off the back foot to point where Clarke dives to field the ball

5.2

Bollinger to Ingram, no run, good length and Ingram pushes with soft hands into the off side

5.3

Bollinger to Ingram, no run, 144 kph, back of a length but wider this time which allows Ingram to free the arms and swing to Clarke at point

5.4

Bollinger to Ingram, FOUR, back of a length and Ingram gets closer to this one, allows it to come and punches off the back foot through the covers for four

5.5

Bollinger to Ingram, 1 run, back of a length and Ingram plays with soft hands into the off side and sneaks a quick single, well played

5.6

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, good length and McCullum pushes to backward point

End of over 6 (5 runs) New Zealand 37/0 (239 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 6.16, RRR: 5.43)
BB McCullum    19* (14b 4x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-22-0
PJ Ingram    16* (22b 3x4)      RJ Harris    3-1-13-0

6.1

Harris to Ingram, no run, good channel from Harris and Ingram looks to drive off the back foot but misses

6.2

Harris to Ingram, FOUR, cross seam in a good channel again but Ingram punches through point off the back foot for four, he didn;t time it perfectly but this outfield is lightening quick

6.3

Harris to Ingram, no run, good length and driven back into the pitch hard and Harris gets a hand to it to stop the single

6.4

Harris to Ingram, FOUR, good length but gives Ingram width and he frees his arms again and hits over extra cover for four

6.5

Harris to Ingram, no run, fuller in at middle and leg and he plays to mid on who is quite close to the bat

6.6

Harris to Ingram, no run, straighter and angled w leg, Imgram tries to go inside the line and whip it into the leg side but he misses and it takes him on the thigh and trickles towards square leg

End of over 7 (8 runs) New Zealand 45/0 (231 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 6.42, RRR: 5.37)
PJ Ingram    24* (28b 5x4)      RJ Harris    4-1-21-0
BB McCullum    19* (14b 4x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-22-0

7.1

Johnson to McCullum, no run, good length and McCullum moves back and defends into the off side

7.2

Johnson to McCullum, FOUR, bumper and pulled off the top edge down fine of fine leg who dives over it and it goes for four

7.3

Johnson to McCullum, no run, slower ball short delivery and he pulls but is beaten by a lack of pace and it takes him in the ribs

7.4

Johnson to McCullum, 1 run, short outside off stump and McCullum ramps it over the cordon to third man

7.5

Johnson to Ingram, no run, angled into the poads, he tries to flick it through the leg side but misses

7.6

Johnson to Ingram, no run, fuller outside off and Ingram drives to mid off

End of over 8 (5 runs) New Zealand 50/0 (226 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 6.25, RRR: 5.38)
PJ Ingram    24* (30b 5x4)      MG Johnson    1-0-5-0
BB McCullum    24* (18b 5x4)      RJ Harris    4-1-21-0

8.1

Hopes to McCullum, no run, slower ball just outside off and McCullum defends back down the pitch

8.2

Hopes to McCullum, no run, good length and McCullum maintains his shape and drives neatly to cover

8.3

Hopes to McCullum, 1 run, back of a length and he pushes off the back foot past the bowler to mid off

8.4

Hopes to Ingram, no run, fuller this time and he swings it in the air on the bounce to Harris at mid off

8.5

Hopes to Ingram, 1 run, driven on the up through the covers for a couple with Harris and Clarke combining in the deep

8.6

Hopes to Ingram, FOUR, good length attacking off stump and Ingram whips it through the leg side in the air towards the sweeper but it's hit too well and races away for four

End of over 9 (6 runs) New Zealand 56/0 (220 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 6.22, RRR: 5.36)
PJ Ingram    29* (33b 6x4)      JR Hopes    1-0-6-0
BB McCullum    25* (21b 5x4)      MG Johnson    1-0-5-0

9.1

Johnson to McCullum, 2 runs, full and straight and McCullum walks across his stumps and clips it through mid wicket for a couple

9.2

Johnson to McCullum, no run, full and straight again and McCullum times it sweetly to mid on

9.3

Johnson to McCullum, 1 run, shorter delivery and McCullum mistimes the pull in the air towards Harris at fine leg

9.4

Johnson to Ingram, 1 run, yorker worked into the leg side to mid on for a quick single

9.5

Johnson to McCullum, 2 leg byes, angled down leg and McCullum misses but it takes him on the thigh pad and runs fine for a couple as long leg runs around

9.6

Johnson to McCullum, 2 runs, full and driven through point where Clarke gets in a tangle with the umpire and misfields which allows a second run

End of over 10 (8 runs) New Zealand 64/0 (212 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 6.40, RRR: 5.30)
BB McCullum    30* (26b 5x4)      MG Johnson    2-0-11-0
PJ Ingram    30* (34b 6x4)      JR Hopes    1-0-6-0

10.1

Hopes to Ingram, FOUR, the keeper is back with Ingram on strike and Ingram drives on the up over extra cover for four, super stroke

10.2

Hopes to Ingram, FOUR, full again and driven powerfully to mid off where Harris lets it go straight through his legs for four

10.3

Hopes to Ingram, no run, bouncer from Hopes and Ingram goes comfortably underneath

10.4

Hopes to Ingram, 1 run, straighter and whipped from off stump into the leg side

10.5

Hopes to McCullum, 1 run, back of a length and guided to short third man for a quick single

10.6

Hopes to Ingram, 1 run, angled into the pads and Ingram gets an inside edge into the leg side

End of over 11 (11 runs) New Zealand 75/0 (201 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 6.81, RRR: 5.15)
PJ Ingram    40* (39b 8x4)      JR Hopes    2-0-17-0
BB McCullum    31* (27b 5x4)      MG Johnson    2-0-11-0

11.1

Johnson to Ingram, no run, full again and driven to cover

11.2

Johnson to Ingram, OUT, fullish delivery and Ingram drives in the air over mid off, Hussey moves back very quickly and takes a great catch over his shoulder and has to fall to the ground to complete the catch. Superb snare from Mr. Cricket

PJ Ingram c Hussey b Johnson 40 (48m 41b 8x4 0x6) SR: 97.56

11.3

Johnson to McCullum, no run, bumper from Johnson and McCullum goes safely underneath as it's very short but not called wide by the square leg umpire

11.4

Johnson to McCullum, 1 run, back of a length outside off and guided to third man

11.5

Johnson to Guptill, no run, 144 kph, full outside off and left alone

11.6

Johnson to Guptill, no run, 144 kph, good length and Guptill is solidly in behind and defending into the off side

End of over 12 (1 run) New Zealand 76/1 (200 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 5.26)
MJ Guptill    0* (2b)      MG Johnson    3-0-12-1
BB McCullum    32* (29b 5x4)      JR Hopes    2-0-17-0

12.1

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, full otuside off and McCullum drives powerfully to cover

12.2

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, good length on middle stump and McCullum plays back to the bowler

12.3

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, good length pushed into the covers

12.4

Bollinger to McCullum, 1 run, back of a length into the pads and clipped to short fine leg and they take a quick single. Guptill is home safely, gee he's sharp between the wickets

12.5

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, good length again and defended off the middle of the back into the point region

12.6

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, tidy length and Guptill defends back along the pitch

End of over 13 (1 run) New Zealand 77/1 (199 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.92, RRR: 5.37)
MJ Guptill    0* (4b)      DE Bollinger    4-0-23-0
BB McCullum    33* (33b 5x4)      MG Johnson    3-0-12-1

13.1

Johnson to McCullum, 2 runs, shortish in at the pads and McCullum works it fine for a couple to long leg

13.2

Johnson to McCullum, no run, good channel again and defended to point

13.3

Johnson to McCullum, FOUR, short ball and pulled powerfully for four through backward sqaure, good stroke

13.4

Johnson to McCullum, no run, yorker dug out into the off side

13.5

Johnson to McCullum, no run, slower ball and McCullum is beaten by the lack of pace, well bowled

13.6

Johnson to McCullum, 1 run, low full toss driven through point to the off side sweeper

End of over 14 (7 runs) New Zealand 84/1 (192 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 5.33)
BB McCullum    40* (39b 6x4)      MG Johnson    4-0-19-1
MJ Guptill    0* (4b)      DE Bollinger    4-0-23-0

14.1

Bollinger to McCullum, 1 run, short and wide and McCullum cuts over backward point to third man

14.2

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, 142 kph, good bumper from Bollinger which Guptill doesn't pick up too early and he goes underneath it awkwardly

14.3

Bollinger to Guptill, 1 run, fuller and he uses the pace and angle from Bollinger to defend backward of point to third man

14.4

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, defended into the off side

14.5

Bollinger to McCullum, FOUR, good length and he drives off the inside edge past the stumps for four with fine leg up inside the circle

14.6

Bollinger to McCullum, OUT, back of a length and McCullum tries to force it into the off side and plays it back onto his stumps. Big breakthrough for Bollinger and the Australians!

BB McCullum b Bollinger 45 (64m 43b 7x4 0x6) SR: 104.65

End of over 15 (6 runs) New Zealand 90/2 (186 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 5.31)
     DE Bollinger    5-0-29-1
MJ Guptill    1* (6b)      MG Johnson    4-0-19-1

15.1

Johnson to Guptill, no run, good length attacking the stumps and defended into the off side

15.2

Johnson to Guptill, no run, angling across Guptill and he drives to point

15.3

Johnson to Guptill, no run, good length again and played into the off side

15.4

Johnson to Guptill, 1 run, low full toss driven to the off side sweeper

15.5

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, in at the pads and Taylor is straight underway first ball playing to long leg

15.6

Johnson to Guptill, no run, 146 kph, good length and defended into the off side

End of over 16 (2 runs) New Zealand 92/2 (184 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 5.41)
MJ Guptill    2* (11b)      MG Johnson    5-0-21-1
LRPL Taylor    1* (1b)      DE Bollinger    5-0-29-1

16.1

Bollinger to Taylor, 1 run, attacking the hip and he works it into the leg side for an easy single

16.2

Bollinger to Guptill, 1 run, short and wide enough for Guptill to cut to the off side boundary rider

16.3

Bollinger to Taylor, no run, short and wide and cut off the bottom edge straight into the ground

16.4

Bollinger to Taylor, 1 run, back of a length and worked off the hip to square leg for a quick single

16.5

Bollinger to Guptill, 1 run, Bollinger continues to bend his back and Guptill drives square off the back foot to the point sweeper

16.6

Bollinger to Taylor, no run, full and driven off the inside half of the bat to mid off

End of over 17 (4 runs) New Zealand 96/2 (180 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.64, RRR: 5.45)
LRPL Taylor    3* (5b)      DE Bollinger    6-0-33-1
MJ Guptill    4* (13b)      MG Johnson    5-0-21-1

17.1

Johnson to Guptill, no run, back of a length and Guptill slashes off the back foot but misses

17.2

Johnson to Guptill, no run, 146 kph, good bumper takes Guptill on the gloves as it beats him for pace, great delivery

17.3

Johnson to Guptill, no run, 146 kph, half volley on off stump and Guptill drives with assurity to mid off

17.4

Johnson to Guptill, no run, slower ball back of a length and Guptill plays to Ponting at backward point

17.5

Johnson to Guptill, no run, 145 kph, back of a length and Guptill tries to guide it fine but misses. Just looking a touch timid today Guptill and when he's at his best he shows great intent.

17.6

Johnson to Guptill, 1 leg bye, full and in at the pads and Guptill misses out as it takes him on the pad and rolls into the leg side for a leg bye

End of over 18 (1 run, maiden) New Zealand 97/2 (179 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.38, RRR: 5.59)
MJ Guptill    4* (19b)      MG Johnson    6-1-21-1
LRPL Taylor    3* (5b)      DE Bollinger    6-0-33-1

18.1

Hopes to Guptill, no run, good length into the pads and Guptill pushes to mid on

18.2

Hopes to Guptill, 1 run, good length angled into the body and Guptill collects off the hip into the leg side

18.3

Hopes to Taylor, no run, back of a length and cut to Ponting at backward point

18.4

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, good length and Taylor uses soft hands and plays into the off side for a quick single

18.5

Hopes to Guptill, no run, back of a length and Guptill drives on the up to Clarke at cover

18.6

Hopes to Guptill, no run, angled into the pads and Guptill plays it straight to mid wicket and shows some frustration byt hitting his bat on the ground

End of over 19 (2 runs) New Zealand 99/2 (177 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.21, RRR: 5.70)
MJ Guptill    5* (23b)      JR Hopes    3-0-19-0
LRPL Taylor    4* (7b)      MG Johnson    6-1-21-1

19.1

Watson to Taylor, no run, good channel from Watson and Taylor watches it go through to the keeper

19.2

Watson to Taylor, 1 run, back of a length and pushed into the off side for a quick single

19.3

Watson to Guptill, no run, fuller and driven to mid off

19.4

Watson to Guptill, no run, bumper this time and Guptill tries to ramp it over the cordon bu misses

19.5

Watson to Guptill, 1 wide, angled down the leg side and called wide

19.5

Watson to Guptill, no run, full and Guptill tries to drive but he's struggling for timing for once in his career and he drags it into the off side

19.6

Watson to Guptill, no run, good length on off stump and driven into the covers

End of over 20 (2 runs) New Zealand 101/2 (175 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.05, RRR: 5.83)
MJ Guptill    5* (27b)      SR Watson    1-0-2-0
LRPL Taylor    5* (9b)      JR Hopes    3-0-19-0

20.1

Hopes to Taylor, no run, good length in at the hip and Taylor pushes into the on side

20.2

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor moves forward and pushes into the off side for an easy single

20.3

Hopes to Guptill, FOUR, slower ball back of a length and he waits for it nicely, playing it much later, and drives off the back foot through cover for four

20.4

Hopes to Guptill, no run, back of a length and driven off the inside edge to mid wicket

20.5

Hopes to Guptill, OUT, slower ball from Hopes does the trick and Guptill pushes staright to mid wicket. Hopes bowling superbly to the plan but that's a soft dismissal from Guptill who will be disappointed

MJ Guptill c Watson b Hopes 9 (42m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

20.6

Hopes to Franklin, no run, draws him forward and pushes into the off side

End of over 21 (5 runs) New Zealand 106/3 (170 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.04, RRR: 5.86)
JEC Franklin    0* (1b)      JR Hopes    4-0-24-1
LRPL Taylor    6* (11b)      SR Watson    1-0-2-0

21.1

Watson to Taylor, 1 run, good length brings him forward and Taylor pushes off the outside edge to third man

21.2

Watson to Franklin, no run, good length angled well across the left handed Franklin and he watches it go through to the keeper

21.3

Watson to Franklin, no run, good length and pushed to point. Australia just gaining some good momentum here as the scoring rate has slowed up considerably

21.4

Watson to Franklin, 1 run, good length forces Franklin back and he pushes into the off side to get underway

21.5

Watson to Taylor, 1 run, attacks the stumps and Taylor is nicely in behind it and playing off the middle of the bat into the leg side to the sweeper

21.6

Watson to Franklin, no run, good length and Franklin stays on the crease and plays back to the bowler

End of over 22 (3 runs) New Zealand 109/3 (167 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.95, RRR: 5.96)
JEC Franklin    1* (5b)      SR Watson    2-0-5-0
LRPL Taylor    8* (13b)      JR Hopes    4-0-24-1

22.1

Hopes to Taylor, no run, slower ball which Taylor sees early and he pushes back along the pitch

22.2

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, good length and Taylor waits on the crease and pushes nicely into the off side for an easy single

22.3

Hopes to Franklin, 1 run, draws him forward and Franklin pushes into the covers and out to the off side sweeper

22.4

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, full slower ball and Taylor waits for it and drives through the covers to the off side sweeper

22.5

Hopes to Franklin, no run, half volley driven powerfully to mid off

22.6

Hopes to Franklin, no run, slower ball and it's well wide of off and Franklin plays to Ponting at point

End of over 23 (3 runs) New Zealand 112/3 (164 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.86, RRR: 6.07)
JEC Franklin    2* (8b)      JR Hopes    5-0-27-1
LRPL Taylor    10* (16b)      SR Watson    2-0-5-0

23.1

Watson to Taylor, 1 run, bouncer from Watson hurries Taylor up on the pull and it flies in the air towards the man at deep backward square but falls well short in the end and they get one

23.2

Watson to Franklin, no run, good channel, Franklin stays crease bound and plays and misses

23.3

Watson to Franklin, no run, good length and defended into the off side

23.4

Watson to Franklin, no run, good length again and played neatly to point. New Zealand just can't quite break the shackles as Australia tighten the screws

23.5

Watson to Franklin, 1 run, brings Franklin forward and he defends forward of point, Ponting runs around and collects then fires it at the stumps at the bowlers end, it hits but Franklin has run too far past the stumps to get a second

23.6

Watson to Taylor, 1 run, full and driven to mid on and he takes a sharp single

End of over 24 (3 runs) New Zealand 115/3 (161 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.79, RRR: 6.19)
LRPL Taylor    12* (18b)      SR Watson    3-0-8-0
JEC Franklin    3* (12b)      JR Hopes    5-0-27-1

24.1

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, good length and played into the covers for a single

24.2

Hopes to Franklin, no run, good channel from Hopes and Franklin plays and misses outside off

24.3

Hopes to Franklin, 1 run, shortish and offers some width and Franklin is able to late cut to third man for a single

24.4

Hopes to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor advances and hits it over wide long on for four, good positive stroke playing to his zones

24.5

Hopes to Taylor, SIX, just a fraction short and Taylor loves that length when he's in the right mood and he pull/slogs over mid wicket for a maximum!

24.6

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, Hopes goes for the bumper and Taylor sees it early and pulls out to deep square leg for one

End of over 25 (13 runs) New Zealand 128/3 (148 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.12, RRR: 5.92)
LRPL Taylor    24* (22b 1x4 1x6)      JR Hopes    6-0-40-1
JEC Franklin    4* (14b)      SR Watson    3-0-8-0

25.1

Watson to Taylor, 1 run, full enough for Taylor to drive to mid off for an easy single as he gapped it nicely

25.2

Watson to Franklin, 1 run, good length and Franklin moves forward and pushes to mid off and they take a good sharp single

25.3

Watson to Taylor, 1 run, slower ball half volley driven to long on

25.4

Watson to Franklin, no run, back of a length and Franklin defends into the off side

25.5

Watson to Franklin, no run, good length draws Franklin forward and he pushes to mid off

25.6

Watson to Franklin, no run, half volley crunched to mid off

End of over 26 (3 runs) New Zealand 131/3 (145 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.03, RRR: 6.04)
JEC Franklin    5* (18b)      SR Watson    4-0-11-0
LRPL Taylor    26* (24b 1x4 1x6)      JR Hopes    6-0-40-1

26.1

Clarke to Taylor, 2 runs, low full toss driven to wide long on and gapped perfectly to get a couple

26.2

Clarke to Taylor, no run, yorker driven into the off side

26.3

Clarke to Taylor, no run, driven back to the bowler

26.4

Clarke to Taylor, no run, short and cut to short third man

26.5

Clarke to Taylor, 1 leg bye, angled into the pads and Taylor misses out and it takes him on the pad and runs into the leg side

26.6

Clarke to Franklin, no run, full and Franklin hits it cleanly but straight back at the bowler

The sun is setting to a magnificent red sky... the weather will be fine tomorrow!

End of over 27 (3 runs) New Zealand 134/3 (142 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.96, RRR: 6.17)
JEC Franklin    5* (19b)      MJ Clarke    1-0-2-0
LRPL Taylor    28* (29b 1x4 1x6)      SR Watson    4-0-11-0

27.1

Watson to Taylor, 1 run, bumper from Watson and Taylor pulls off the top edge down to Harris at long leg who does well to keep the scoring to one

27.2

Watson to Franklin, 1 run, back of a length and just enough width to cut to third man

27.3

Watson to Taylor, no run, shortish delivery and Taylor tries to pull but misses, it takes him flush on the box and lodges in between his legs as he grimaces in pain

27.4

Watson to Taylor, FOUR, 137 kph, half volley eased through the covers, gapped perfectly to beat the sweeper for four, classical stroke

27.5

Watson to Taylor, no run, Watson attacks the stumps more this time and Taylor works it to mid wicket

27.6

Watson to Taylor, 1 run, good length and Taylor drives on the up through the off side field to the sweeper

End of over 28 (7 runs) New Zealand 141/3 (135 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 5.03, RRR: 6.13)
LRPL Taylor    34* (34b 2x4 1x6)      SR Watson    5-0-18-0
JEC Franklin    6* (20b)      MJ Clarke    1-0-2-0

28.1

Clarke to Taylor, 1 run, full and driven back past the bowler to long off

28.2

Clarke to Franklin, no run, Franklin uses his feet and yorks himself and plays back to the bowler

28.3

Clarke to Franklin, 1 run, tossed up and hit through mid off to the man on the fence

28.4

Clarke to Taylor, 2 runs, just short enough for Taylor to move back and cut to the point boundary for a couple

28.5

Clarke to Taylor, 1 run, angled in at the pads and Taylor uses soft hands perfectly to find the gap at backward square leg

28.6

Clarke to Franklin, 1 run, full and straight and Franklin plays comfortably to mid wicket for an easy single

End of over 29 (6 runs) New Zealand 147/3 (129 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 5.06, RRR: 6.14)
JEC Franklin    8* (23b)      MJ Clarke    2-0-8-0
LRPL Taylor    38* (37b 2x4 1x6)      SR Watson    5-0-18-0

29.1

Hauritz to Franklin, 1 run, angled into the pads from around the wicket and Franklin works it through square leg to the man on the rope

29.2

Hauritz to Taylor, FOUR, short and cut nicely through backward point and it runs away quickly enough to beat the sweeper for four

29.3

Hauritz to Taylor, FOUR, short again and Taylor cuts harder this time and Johnson misfields at short third man and it runs away for four more

29.4

Hauritz to Taylor, no run, short outside off and Taylor leaves

29.5

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, short again and Taylor square drives for a single into the off side

29.6

Hauritz to Franklin, 2 leg byes, angled down leg and ittakes Franklin on the thigh pad and runs fine enough for them to grab a couple

End of over 30 (12 runs) New Zealand 159/3 (117 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 5.30, RRR: 5.85)
JEC Franklin    9* (25b)      NM Hauritz    1-0-10-0
LRPL Taylor    47* (41b 4x4 1x6)      MJ Clarke    2-0-8-0

30.1

Harris to Taylor, no run, great start from Harris as Taylor comes forward and it takes the bat high up near the stciks, surprising Taylor

30.2

Harris to Taylor, no run, back of a length and Taylor drives on the up through point where Ponting dives and fields with one hand to save a run

30.3

Harris to Taylor, no run, good channel and Taylor pushes into the off side and looks for a single but can't get it as Harris fields well off his own bowling

30.4

Harris to Taylor, FOUR, fuller and wider and Taylor drives majestically through cover for four, beating the off side sweeper

30.5

Harris to Taylor, FOUR, fuller in at middle stump and Taylor drop kicks it over mid wicket for four and goes bang bang, two fours in a row

30.6

Harris to Taylor, no run, better length this time and Taylor plays back to the bowler. Harris isn't hhapy with the treatment he's getting and fires it back at Taylor, glancing him on the pad

End of over 31 (8 runs) New Zealand 167/3 (109 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.38, RRR: 5.73)
LRPL Taylor    55* (47b 6x4 1x6)      RJ Harris    5-1-29-0
JEC Franklin    9* (25b)      NM Hauritz    1-0-10-0

31.1

Hauritz to Franklin, 1 run, angled into leg stump and Franklin is down on one knee and sweeping to deep backward square

31.2

Hauritz to Taylor, no run, tossed up outside off and played to cover

31.3

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, flatter this time and he pushes into the off side using the extra pace to backward point

31.4

Hauritz to Franklin, 1 run, well flighted and Franklin uses his feet and hammers it through mid off to the man on the fence

31.5

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, short on middle and worked through the leg side for a comfortable single

31.6

Hauritz to Franklin, no run, well flighted again and Franklin pushes to cover

End of over 32 (4 runs) New Zealand 171/3 (105 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.34, RRR: 5.83)
JEC Franklin    11* (28b)      NM Hauritz    2-0-14-0
LRPL Taylor    57* (50b 6x4 1x6)      RJ Harris    5-1-29-0

32.1

Harris to Taylor, no run, good length on off stump and Taylor defends into the on side, getting nicely into line

32.2

Harris to Taylor, no run, half volley cracked to Clarke at cover

32.3

Harris to Taylor, 1 run, Harris loses his line and strays into the pads and Taylor clips it into the leg side

32.4

Harris to Franklin, 1 run, 145 kph, fuller and Franklin drives hard into the pitch towards mid off for a qucik single

32.5

Harris to Taylor, 1 run, good length and Taylor comes forward and edges through second/third slip to third man

32.6

Harris to Franklin, no run, bumper from Harris and Franklin goes underneath

End of over 33 (3 runs) New Zealand 174/3 (102 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.27, RRR: 6.00)
JEC Franklin    12* (30b)      RJ Harris    6-1-32-0
LRPL Taylor    59* (54b 6x4 1x6)      NM Hauritz    2-0-14-0

33.1

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, slower and shorter and Taylor cuts hard to deep point

33.2

Hauritz to Franklin, OUT, tossed up by Hauritz, Franklin tries to play inside the line and play the ball into the off side but it takes the outside edge and Haddin juggles it but takes it on the third attempt behind the stumps. Good catch and an important break through for Australia

JEC Franklin c †Haddin b Hauritz 12 (46m 31b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.70

33.3

Hauritz to Broom, no run, tossed up and wide of off and Broom square cuts to point

33.4

Hauritz to Broom, no run, short and driven off the back foot to point

33.5

Hauritz to Broom, no run, full and dsquare driven to point

33.6

Hauritz to Broom, no run, fuller this time and Broom drives back to the bowler

End of over 34 (1 run) New Zealand 175/4 (101 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.14, RRR: 6.31)
NT Broom    0* (4b)      NM Hauritz    3-0-15-1
LRPL Taylor    60* (55b 6x4 1x6)      RJ Harris    6-1-32-0

34.1

Harris to Taylor, no run, Harris continues to hit the bat hard, especially with the newer ball, and it takes Taylor high on the bat and rolls to point

34.2

Harris to Taylor, no run, good length and played into the off side

34.3

Harris to Taylor, 1 run, good length again and Taylor plays slightly early and pushes into the on side for a single

34.4

Harris to Broom, 1 run, 145 kph, full and straight and Broom picks him off through the leg side to the sweeper in front of square

34.5

Harris to Taylor, 1 run, back of a length into the hip and Taylor works it off the hip behind square

34.6

Harris to Broom, no run, bumper from Harris and Broom goes nicely underneath it

End of over 35 (3 runs) New Zealand 178/4 (98 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.08, RRR: 6.53)
NT Broom    1* (6b)      RJ Harris    7-1-35-0
LRPL Taylor    62* (59b 6x4 1x6)      NM Hauritz    3-0-15-1

35.1

Johnson to Taylor, no run, full and wide from Johnson and Taylor misses out, playing and missing

35.2

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, shorter this time and Taylor stays on top of the bounce and punches it down and into the gully region for a single

35.3

Johnson to Broom, no run, good channel and Broom pushes to extra cover

35.4

Johnson to Broom, FOUR, Johnson attacks the stumps but it's a half volley on middle and Broom clips is nicely through mid wicket for four

35.5

Johnson to Broom, 1 run, 145 kph, good length but a fraction too much width and Broom cuts to third man

35.6

Johnson to Taylor, no run, good length and Taylor defends into the point region

End of over 36 (6 runs) New Zealand 184/4 (92 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.11, RRR: 6.57)
LRPL Taylor    63* (62b 6x4 1x6)      MG Johnson    7-1-27-1
NT Broom    6* (9b 1x4)      RJ Harris    7-1-35-0

36.1

Bollinger to Broom, 1 run, good length and Broom plays late, guiding it to third man

36.2

Bollinger to Taylor, 1 run, short enough for Taylor to get in behind it and work into the leg side for an easy single

36.3

Bollinger to Broom, 1 run, good length and Broom stays on top of the bounce and plays to third man

36.4

Bollinger to Taylor, no run, back of a length and Taylor tries to square drive but gets a bottom edge into the ground to Haddin behind the stumps

36.5

Bollinger to Taylor, 2 runs, good length and Taylor plays into the off side in front of point, Ponting hits the stumps at the keepers' end and Broom is home safe and they take a second as the ball deflects into the outfield

36.6

Bollinger to Taylor, 1 run, shortish and enough width to cut to third man for one

End of over 37 (6 runs) New Zealand 190/4 (86 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.13, RRR: 6.61)
LRPL Taylor    67* (66b 6x4 1x6)      DE Bollinger    7-0-39-1
NT Broom    8* (11b 1x4)      MG Johnson    7-1-27-1

37.1

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, Johnson is around the wicket to Taylor and full and Taylor falls over slightly and drives to long on

37.2

Johnson to Broom, 1 run, he stays around the wicket and is full again and Broom crunches it through the covers to the sweeper

37.3

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, full and wide and Taylor square drives to Ponting at point, Ponting throws at the bowlers' end where Broom is well and truly home and they take the overthrow to long on

37.4

Johnson to Broom, no run, superb bumper from Johnson and Broom falls over trying to go underneath it

37.5

Johnson to Broom, 1 run, back of a length and Broom is forced back and defending off the inside edge into his inside thigh and they take a qucik single, well run

37.6

Johnson to Taylor, 1 wide, bumper from Johnson and it's just far too short this time

37.6

Johnson to Taylor, no run, slower ball turns into a low full toss and Taylor drives staright back at Johnson without any timing

End of over 38 (5 runs) New Zealand 195/4 (81 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.13, RRR: 6.75)
LRPL Taylor    69* (69b 6x4 1x6)      MG Johnson    8-1-32-1
NT Broom    10* (14b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    7-0-39-1

38.1

Watson to Broom, no run, good length and Broom drives on the up to point where Ponting fields nicely

38.2

Watson to Broom, SIX, Broom advances down the track and hits the ball on the up high wide and handsome over long off for six. Broom welcomes Watson to boomtown!

38.3

Watson to Broom, 1 run, full and wide and Broom drives sweetly through the covers to the off side sweeper

38.4

Watson to Taylor, 1 run, back of a length in at the hip, Taylor misses out and he edges it and then it takes him on the thigh pad and they scurry a quick single

38.5

Watson to Broom, 1 run, slower ball is too straight from Watson and Broom works it into the leg side for an easy single

38.6

Watson to Taylor, OUT, Watson goes short and hurries Taylor for room and he pulls the ball high on the bat out to mid wicket where Hussey moves around safely to complete the catch. Great break through for Australia

LRPL Taylor c Hussey b Watson 70 (99m 71b 6x4 1x6) SR: 98.59

End of over 39 (9 runs) New Zealand 204/5 (72 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.23, RRR: 6.54)
     SR Watson    6-0-27-1
NT Broom    18* (18b 1x4 1x6)      MG Johnson    8-1-32-1

39.1

Harris to Styris, no run, good channel and Styris allows it through to the keeper

39.2

Harris to Styris, no run, better delivery gets Styris to play and he pushes to point

39.3

Harris to Styris, no run, back of a length and Styris tries to push into the off side for a single but misses it completely, well bowled

39.4

Harris to Styris, no run, Harris bends his back again and Stryis plays awkwardly and misses outside off looking to play to third man

39.5

Harris to Styris, 1 run, good channel again and Styris uses the pace to guide it to third man

39.6

Harris to Broom, no run, bumper to close from Harris and Broom tries to ramp it over the keeper but misses

End of over 40 (1 run) New Zealand 205/5 (71 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.12, RRR: 7.10)
NT Broom    18* (19b 1x4 1x6)      RJ Harris    8-1-36-0
SB Styris    1* (5b)      SR Watson    6-0-27-1

40.1

Watson to Styris, no run, good length at off stump and Styris defends into the off side andhe looks for a single but Broom sends him back

40.2

Watson to Styris, 1 run, slower ball but Styris is able to use the width to guide it to third man off the front foot

40.3

Watson to Broom, no run, full and driven strongly to cover

40.4

Watson to Broom, no run, slower ball hits a good length and Broom driven back to the bowler. Really good spell from Watson, to complement his spell from earlier in the evening

40.5

Watson to Broom, no run, short and Broom looks to pull, it takes the top edge into his body and loops in the air for a time before falling safely to earth

40.6

Watson to Broom, 1 run, half volley on off stump and driven firmly to long off

End of over 41 (2 runs) New Zealand 207/5 (69 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.04, RRR: 7.66)
NT Broom    19* (23b 1x4 1x6)      SR Watson    7-0-29-1
SB Styris    2* (7b)      RJ Harris    8-1-36-0

41.1

Bollinger to Broom, OUT, Bollinger hustles in and bowls back of a length and Broom looks to cut but chops it back onto his stumps. The Aussie's are joyous and Bollinger strikes again! The momentum has really shifted since Taylor's dismissal

NT Broom b Bollinger 19 (35m 24b 1x4 1x6) SR: 79.16

41.2

Bollinger to Tuffey, 2 runs, short ball and Tuffey is hurried on the pull but gets it back over the bowler's head for a couple through mid on

41.3

Bollinger to Tuffey, no run, great length and Tuffey hangs on the crease and agles the bat towards the slips but misses

41.4

Bollinger to Tuffey, 2 runs, Bollinger is short and at the hip and Tuffey whips it through mid wicket for a couple

41.5

Bollinger to Tuffey, no run, half volley outside off and Tuffey drives powerfully but straight to Clarke at cover

41.6

Bollinger to Tuffey, 2 runs, back of a length and Tuffey fends away from the body and hits through backward point, calling yes early, and they get a couple, well run

End of over 42 (6 runs) New Zealand 213/6 (63 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.07, RRR: 7.87)
DR Tuffey    6* (5b)      DE Bollinger    8-0-45-2
SB Styris    2* (7b)      SR Watson    7-0-29-1

42.1

Watson to Styris, 2 runs, good length and Styris uses the pace and guides it away behind point to a couple to third man

42.2

Watson to Styris, 1 run, short and Styris pulls through backward square for a single

42.3

Watson to Tuffey, 3 runs, Tuffey hist the ball on the up over extra cover, he doesn't quite time it and it doesn't go to the fence with Hopes flicking it back inside the rope and they take three

42.4

Watson to Styris, no run, good channel and Stryis looks to square drive but he gets an inside edge back into his pads and along the pitch

42.5

Watson to Styris, 1 run, good length but just wide enough for Styris to guide it to third man

42.6

Watson to Tuffey, 1 run, slower ball and Tuffey plays early but gets it behind point to third man for a comfortable single

End of over 43 (8 runs) New Zealand 221/6 (55 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.13, RRR: 7.85)
DR Tuffey    10* (7b)      SR Watson    8-0-37-1
SB Styris    6* (11b)      DE Bollinger    8-0-45-2

43.1

Johnson to Tuffey, 1 run, good length and Tuffey drives on the up forward of point for a single to the sweeper

43.2

Johnson to Styris, no run, good bumper from Johnson and Styris ducks underneath

43.3

Johnson to Styris, 1 run, back of a length and Styris has just enough width to guide it to third man

43.4

Johnson to Tuffey, no run, 150 kph, good length but wide of off stump and Tuffey plays and misses a cut shot

43.5

Johnson to Tuffey, 1 run, fuller and slower and Tuffey plays early, hitting it in the air towards long off but it falls well short and they get a single

43.6

Johnson to Styris, 1 run, digs out a good yorker to third man

New Zealand have taken the batting power play

End of over 44 (4 runs) New Zealand 225/6 (51 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.11, RRR: 8.50)
SB Styris    8* (14b)      MG Johnson    9-1-36-1
DR Tuffey    12* (10b)      SR Watson    8-0-37-1

44.1

Harris to Styris, FOUR, 141 kph, Styris is aggressive straight away and hits on the up over extra cover for four, super stroke

44.2

Harris to Styris, no run, half volley outside off and Styris crunches it to Clarke at cover

44.3

Harris to Styris, no run, action replay of the previous ball as Stryis cracks it straight to cover

44.4

Harris to Styris, FOUR, low full toss and Styris hits inside out off the outside half of the bat and over Hopes at point, the ball runs away across the outfield and Hopes can't prevent it from going for four

44.5

Harris to Styris, 1 run, slower ball and Styris is through his shot early and it goes aerially towards mid off and they take a single

44.6

Harris to Tuffey, OUT, 147 kph, fast yorker and it's too good for Tuffey as it cleans out middle and leg

DR Tuffey b Harris 12 (18m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 109.09

End of over 45 (9 runs) New Zealand 234/7 (42 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.20, RRR: 8.40)
     RJ Harris    9-1-45-1
SB Styris    17* (19b 2x4)      MG Johnson    9-1-36-1

45.1

Johnson to Styris, 1 run, full from Johnson and Styris heaves it through the leg side for a single to deep square leg

45.2

Johnson to Southee, no run, 146 kph, this one is short and quick and takes Southee on the right bicep and falls into the off side. Well done from the young man as he shows no pain

45.3

Johnson to Southee, 1 run, good length and Southee plays forward and edges to third man

45.4

Johnson to Styris, no run, short ball and Styris tries to pull but gets it off the edge into his front pad

45.5

Johnson to Styris, FOUR, 147 kph, bumper from Johnson with mid on and mif off up inside the circle and Styris pulls through wide mid on for four, good stroke

45.6

Johnson to Styris, FOUR, 147 kph, Styris sits back and pulls/heaves over mid wicket for four as Harris can't run it down from mid on

End of over 46 (10 runs) New Zealand 244/7 (32 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.30, RRR: 8.00)
SB Styris    26* (23b 4x4)      MG Johnson    10-1-46-1
TG Southee    1* (2b)      RJ Harris    9-1-45-1

46.1

Harris to Southee, 1 run, yorker and Southee digs it out to Clarke at cover and calls yes, Clarke picks it up and misses and Southee was well short

46.2

Harris to Styris, 1 run, OUT, 149 kph, low full toss and Styris drives is straight down the ground and he calls immediately for two, Southee looks and says no but Styris is committed and South sacrifices himself at the bowlers' end

TG Southee run out 2 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

46.3

Harris to Styris, 1 run, 149 kph, yorker driven to long off for a single

46.4

Harris to Bond, 1 run, short in at the hip and Bond works it behind square for one

46.5

Harris to Styris, FOUR, half volley and Styris gets underneath it and hits it beautifully straight over the bowlers' head for four

46.6

Harris to Styris, FOUR, full and wide and Styris waits on it, plays it late and drives through point in the gap for four

End of over 47 (12 runs) New Zealand 256/8 (20 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.44, RRR: 6.66)
SB Styris    36* (27b 6x4)      RJ Harris    10-1-57-1
SE Bond    1* (1b)      MG Johnson    10-1-46-1

47.1

Bollinger to Bond, 1 run, full from Bollinger and Bond slays it over backward point to third man for a single to get Styris on strike

47.2

Bollinger to Styris, 1 leg bye, slower ball is short and Styris tries to whip it through the leg side but misses and it takes him low on the body and they take a run

47.3

Bollinger to Bond, no run, great channel from Bollinger and that's too good for Bond as he looks to play to third man but misses

47.4

Bollinger to Bond, 1 run, yorker driven to mid off and he calls yes and dives at the bowlers' end, the throw misses but Bond was home safe no matter what

47.5

Bollinger to Styris, FOUR, full and wide and Styris slashes it just over the head of White at short third man and it runs away for four valuable runs

47.6

Bollinger to Styris, 1 run, yorker played well by Stryis as he drives to long on to retain the strike. With two overs to go, New Zealand need 12 to win with two wickets in hand. Jacob Oram will bat if required but has injured a tendon in the field

End of over 48 (8 runs) New Zealand 264/8 (12 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.50, RRR: 6.00)
SB Styris    41* (30b 7x4)      DE Bollinger    9-0-52-2
SE Bond    3* (4b)      RJ Harris    10-1-57-1

48.1

Watson to Styris, 1 run, good length and Stryis drives on the up with no timing into the off side and with the field on the edge of the ring there is an easy single on offer

48.2

Watson to Bond, FOUR, helf volley outside off and Bond throws the kitchen sink at it and it races away for four through point

48.3

Watson to Bond, no run, slower ball and Bond forces to Ponting at point

48.4

Watson to Bond, 1 leg bye, angled into the pads and Bond is outside leg anyway, it takes him on the pads and runs into the off side and they take a leg bye. Great scenes from the crowd who are exceptionally loud!

48.5

Watson to Styris, 1 run, good length and Styris plays to point and they take a single. Watson and the Australian's appeal as it has taken the pad first and that was a very good shout for LBW but not given

48.6

Watson to Bond, FOUR, fullish and Bond sits back and plays off the outside half through backwars point for four

End of over 49 (11 runs) New Zealand 275/8 (1 run required from 6 balls, RR: 5.61, RRR: 1.00)
SE Bond    11* (8b 2x4)      SR Watson    9-0-47-1
SB Styris    43* (32b 7x4)      DE Bollinger    9-0-52-2

49.1

Bollinger to Styris, no run, Bollinger goes yorker length but it's down leg and it takes Styris on the pad and goes to short fine leg and they can't get a single

49.2

Bollinger to Styris, SIX, length ball from Bollinger and Styris just hits through the line and over mid off for six! What a finish and what an innings from Styris!

New Zealand win by two wickets with four balls remaining. The pressure was on him towards the death and Styris comes through with a fantastic innings under pressure. Styris was a late inclusion when Daniel Vettori had to pull out with a neck complaint and he has justified his selection with a match-winning 49 not out off just 34 balls.

New Zealand always looked on target for victory with Ross Taylor at the wicket but when he was out from the bowling of Watson at 204 for five in the 39th over, New Zealand needed an old hand to stand up.

Australia's bowlers fought hard right to the end, with Bollinger taking the wickets of McCullum and Broom to give the visitors a real sniff. When Southee was run out at 246, New Zealand needed 30 off 22 deliveries. Bond joined Styris and Bond hit the boundary when required but it was Styris who will take all the accolades on an evening he will never forget.

Ponting felt his team didn't score enough runs due to the fact that nobody went on to make a big score after making a start. It is the first loss for Australia in their last 13 ODIs and Ponting is disapppointed but well aware they need to bounce back quickly for the match in Auckland on Saturday.

New Zealand's stand in captain Ross Taylor can't believe the position he is in, when at the start of the day he had no idea he would captain the side. He heaps praise on all of his players, especially Styris. The loss of Oram made it difficult for him rotating his bowlers however he did an admirable job by all accounts.

Ross Taylor also picks up the Man of the Match award for his run-a-ball 70 which anchored the chase. Styris will feel a little aggrieved for not picking up the award himself but I'm sure he will take enough from the match as it is.

New Zealand take a 1-0 series lead and we head to Auckland for game two on Saturday which starts at 1200 local time and 2300 GMT on Friday night.

Thanks for joining us today and tonight. On behalf of the crew here at Cricinfo, I would like to say goodnight and we look forward to next time. Bye for now.

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