Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SB Styris
12(13) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 1 8 0 0 0
LRPL Taylor
5(8) 0x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

B Lee
O3.0
M0
R12
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NW Bracken
O3.0
M0
R18
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

No result

Commentary

END OF OVER:
6 | 9 Runs | NZ: 30/3

  • SB Styris12 (13b)
  • LRPL Taylor5 (8b)
  • NW Bracken3-0-18-1
  • B Lee3-0-12-2

7.20pm Match abandoned. This had been becoming increasingly likely following continual rain. So, New Zealand now need to win at Hobart on Thursday to retain the title, while a win for Australia (or no-result) will hand it to their rivals.

Australia will be disappointed with the weather today as they had New Zealand three down after only six overs. Thanks for joining me today and do come back on Thursday where it will be a winner-takes-all affair.

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7.15pm Antiques Roadshow has long since finished on TV and in its place, Michael Slater is cycling around in a four-man bike contraption in a health show.

7.00pm Drizzle... and more drizzle... Play is very unlikely now.

6.15pm As the time passes, it's looking increasingly less likely that we'll get a game here. If there's no match today, a win for New Zealand in Hobart will mean they retain the three-match series 1-1. Some good news for Australia, though, golfer Craig Parry has won the Australian Open.

5.40pm Nothing good in the way of news, I'm afraid. There are plenty of umbrellas up, plenty voting with their feet. Play can be called off at 8pm, but it may happen earlier.

The crowd are making their own entertainment. No, not beer snakes but paper planes are being made and thrown towards the outfield and when one makes it there's a loud cheer.

The weather looks set in and, an ominous sign, Nine has switched to regular programming. It's the Antiques Roadshow all the way.

5.15pm Still raining, I'm afraid. The puddles are getting puddlier. The groundstaff reckon that, even if/when the rain stops, they will need a further 45-minutes to clear the area.

4.45pm Famous, and not-so-famous last words... the rain has now got pretty heavy so it doesn't look like we'll see much action soon.

4.30pm Rain, rainy, rainiest. Actually, it doesn't look too bad if we take a look at the radar - always gets me how the English invented cricket in such a rainy country... There'll be a few overs lost already. Something more for you to check out while we drum our fingers.

4pm It's still raining... What else is going on in the world? Hmm, not much. There's this, some historical that and if you're really bored, then there's the other.

3.40pm No news is good news, and this news is bad news... the rain's continuing, folks.

3.30pm The rain's been getting harder so off come the players and on comes the tractor trailing the covers. I'll keep you posted with a weather-watch.

5.6
1
Bracken to Styris, 1 run, eased to backward point this time and that's a much better over for New Zealand
5.5
0
Bracken to Styris, no run, defended down this time
5.4
4
Bracken to Styris, FOUR runs, wide outside off, dragged down too, Styris gives it the treatment with a forceful cut in front of point
5.3
4
Bracken to Styris, FOUR runs, forthright cover drive
5.2
0
Bracken to Styris, no run, pushed across him again, poked down off the back foot
5.1
0
Bracken to Styris, no run, pushed across the right hander who shoulders arms this time

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SB Styris
12(13) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 1 8 0 0 0
LRPL Taylor
5(8) 0x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

B Lee
O3.0
M0
R12
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NW Bracken
O3.0
M0
R18
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF