Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    9.6 148 kph, and Ferguson has a wicket in his first over in international cricket. Good length outside off, the ball moves away just a touch. Warner hangs his bat out, looking to get one down to third man. The ball takes the inside edge and hits the off stump. The second chop-on dismissal this afternoon. Another loose, lazy stroke. A bit of complacency in that shot 47/2
    0.3 135 kph, Finch has chopped on. That movement again. Henry keeps this full, the ball moves back in. Finch doesn't care. He goes on with an exuberant on-the-up drive with his feet rooted in the crease. What that does is create a massive gap between bat and pad. The ball deviates in, takes the inside edge and clatters into leg stump. Not a great shot first ball. Excellent bowling from Henry. Just a little bit of movement, more than enough at this level. 1/1
    47.2 Munro hangs onto a skier, Smith walks back to a standing ovation. Rousing reception for Smith from his home crowd. Williamson, Santner, and Guptill also congratulate Smith on his landmark. Back of a length and outside off, Smith has a hack at it, skews it in the air with the bottom hand flying off the bat. Munro was probably late again, he moves to his left from square leg and completes a diving catch at the midwicket region. Smith exits with 164, the highest individual ODI score at the SCG 302/6
    18.6 umpire Dharmasena checking if it has carried. That looked like it did. The third umpire is being called. Soft signal is out. Bailey trudging off. Goes in cleanly. And that will be the end of Bailey. Quite a terrible delivery, full down leg. Bailey gets a little bit of bat on that, carries low to Watling's left who gets across and takes it with both hands. A lucky wicket for NZ. 89/3
    20.1 gone! Marsh is run-out at the non-strikers end. Punches his bat in disgust. Full delivery on off, Smith drives it crisply and cleanly back at the bowler's right. Neesham mis-fields but gets his hands to the ball. It ricochets slightly but into the non-strikers stumps. Marsh was backing up and has been caught more than a few feet short of his crease 92/4
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    41.1 Boult returns and finds a way past Smith and Head. He dives to his right from his follow-through and plucks out a smart, low catch with both hands. Full and angled in on off, possibly stopped a bit on the left-hander. He pushes in the air, and ends up lobbing a return catch. Excellent reflex catch 219/5
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    48.5 Wade attempts another scoop, he only deflects it onto the stumps. Nice and full, outside off. Wade, having shuffled across, can't get enough bat on it. The zing bails go flying. He was looking to play it fine of fine leg, who had been brought up 311/7
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    49.4 polite appeal for caught behind from Watling. Given out by umpire Martell. Did the brush the glove on its way? Or just the helmet? Starc challenges the on-field decision. Big bouncer on middle, the batsman was late on the hook. Grazes the top edge, then the helmet and then flies into the gloves of Watling down the leg side. Hotspot detects a white blotch on the bat and the helmet. Snicko picks up a spike too as the bat meets the ball 322/8
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    Extras
    15 (lb 1, nb 5, w 9)
    TOTAL
    324/8 (50 Overs, RR: 6.48)
    Did not bat: JR Hazlewood
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (AJ Finch, 0.3 ov), 2-47 (DA Warner, 9.6 ov), 3-89 (GJ Bailey, 18.6 ov), 4-92 (MR Marsh, 20.1 ov), 5-219 (TM Head, 41.1 ov), 6-302 (SPD Smith, 47.2 ov), 7-311 (MS Wade, 48.5 ov), 8-322 (MA Starc, 49.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MJ Henry1007427.40288111
    TA Boult1015125.10362220
    LH Ferguson907318.11248124
    C de Grandhomme602704.50191100
    MJ Santner904004.44222000
    JDS Neesham605829.66165340
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    32.6 Guptill has hit a dirty long hop to midwicket. Maxwell leaps, and takes the overhead catch on the second attempt. Guptill drops to his knees in despair. Dragged short and outside off, skids on Guptill pulls it flat and hard. Finds the substitute fielder 185/5
    1.6 gone! Another early wicket for Australia. Latham chops on. Good length outside off, fifth-stump channel. Latham looks to prod one into the off side but the ball moves back late. Takes the inside edge and clatters into the stumps. Another opening batsman undone by just a hint of lateral movement. Well bowled Hazlewood 3/1
    7.5 gone. Huge wicket. Williamson nicks off. Full outside off, the ball holds its shape. Williamson goes after it, looking to drive through the off side. Gets a thick outside edge which carries at head height to Smith at first slip who takes a sharp reverse-cupped catch. NZ lose their best batsman. 34/2
    21.5 Neesham holes out to Hazlewood at wide long-on. Good length and outside off, Neesham has a clean swing at the ball. But can't clear the long boundary. Hazlewood runs to his left and pouches it. Starc returns and breaks the 92-run stand 126/3
    24.3 whoa, Smith has pulled off a stunning catch. He flies to his left like a goalkeeper and completes an incredible one-handed catch. Lands face-first, but tucks the ball up against his ribs, and hangs on. Smith's team-mates jump onto him. This was a poor ball, though - short and wide outside off - Watling cuts hard, but can't keep it down. It seemed destined to fly off to the boundary until Smith took flight and intervened at backward point. Smith plucks it out with his wrong hand. He barely had any time to react. He is having a banner day at the SCG. Even Smith is surprised by that catch 140/4
    43.5 Bailey tracks down another skier. This is tougher. He moves about 30 metres to his left from extra cover and pouches it near the mid-off region. Slower full ball outside off, Munro slogs and holes out for 49 255/9
    34.4 holes out to Warner at long-on. Dolly catch. With two wickets in five balls, Zampa has tilted it Australia's way. Tossed-up legbreak on off, dips late in its flight. Santner lofts it half-heartedly, the bat turns in his hands, and picks out Warner to perfection, who blows a kiss and celebrates the catch 187/6
    37.4 very full, and cuts in, de Grandhomme is stapled to the crease as he plays across the line. The ball skids on to rap his front pad plumb in front of middle. No signs of an inside edge. Umpire Dharmasena's finger goes up. The batsman reviews more out of hope rather than conviction. He has no hope at all. Horrid review. Three reds flash, and New Zealand are seven down 203/7
    43.2 full and outside off, right in the hitting slot. Henry clears his front leg and swipes the slower one in the air. He plays early. He gets more height as opposed to distance. Bailey runs in from deep midwicket and tracks down the skier. First wicket for Cummins on return 253/8
    44.2 Chopped on. Australia go 1-0 up. The middle stump is pegged back. Back of a length and slanted in, Ferguson aims to force it through the off side. Ends up playing it on. He bags a three-ball duck on international debut 256/10
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    Extras
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    TOTAL
    256 all out (44.2 Overs, RR: 5.77)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (TWM Latham, 1.6 ov), 2-34 (KS Williamson, 7.5 ov), 3-126 (JDS Neesham, 21.5 ov), 4-140 (BJ Watling, 24.3 ov), 5-185 (MJ Guptill, 32.6 ov), 6-187 (MJ Santner, 34.4 ov), 7-203 (C de Grandhomme, 37.4 ov), 8-253 (MJ Henry, 43.2 ov), 9-255 (C Munro, 43.5 ov), 10-256 (LH Ferguson, 44.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Starc713715.28296100
    JR Hazlewood1004934.90386120
    MR Marsh8.213824.56311210
    PJ Cummins906226.88259110
    A Zampa1006626.60274300

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05

Match days

04 December 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Notes

Zampa's year

30

No. of wkts for Adam Zampa in ODIs this year - the most by any bowler. He went past Hastings and Rashid who had 29. Santner was Zampa's 30th scalp.

Rare opener's ton

3

No. of NZ openers to score an ODI century against Aus, including Guptill. Other two: Bruce Edgar 102*, MCG, 1981 and Nathan Astle 104, Napier, 2000.

Smith equals Ponting

164

Smith's score in this match - the joint-highest by an Australia captain. Ponting had also made 164 against SA at Wanderers in 2006.

Smith's highest

149

Previous highest score for Steven Smith in ODIs which had come against India at WACA in January this year. Smith has gone past that score in this inns.

Captain Smith

2

No. of Aus captains to score 1000+ ODI runs in a year. Smith is the second to do so after Ponting who did it 4 times (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009).

Smith's milestone

2

No. of batsmen to score 1000+ runs in ODIs this year. Steven Smith is the second to get there, in this match, after David Warner.

After a long time

2007

Last time an Aus opener got a duck in ODIs at SCG, before Finch in this match - Gilchrist v Eng. Overall Finch's is the 9th duck by an Aus opener at SCG.

Neighbours at SCG

10-2

Aus's win-loss record against NZ in ODIs at SCG in last 30 years. However, Aus are coming with a 5-0 whitewash against SA in their last series.