Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
62(66) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 1 5 0 7 3
BJ Haddin
110(121) 7x4 - 5x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 0 0 0 3 2 8 6

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O10.0
M0
R36
W1
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O9.2
M1
R41
W3
Eco4.39
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Australia win by the comfortable margin of six wickets with 16 balls to spare. Australia outplayed New Zealand in all departments today and will take a lot of momentum into the 4th ODI in Auckland on Thursday.

Haddin (110) and Ponting (69) added 151 for the second wicket and the match was over pretty early in that sense with both players looking in total control at the crease.

New Zealand simply did not score enough runs and the Batting Power Play worked to their detriment as they lost five for 32 to be bowled out for 246 when, with Styris and Hopkins at the crease, they looked like posting close to 300 which would've been a far more competitive total.

Daniel Vettori blames the top order for a poor showing as the reason why they weren't able to post a competitive total. He says the wicket was more like a 300 run track and not the 250 they scored. He says injuries are an issue and he is hopeful that they have 15 fit players for Thursday.

Ricky Ponting is obviously chuffed with the team for their efforts and admits that bowling first was the right choice in the end and that, possibly, that could be the way to go in the future. He says his batsmen need to continue to make big scores and is happy they take the momentum to Auckland.

Brad Haddin deservedly takes the Man of the Match award for his magnificent 110. Haddin is glad to push on to three figures after getting a few starts in the series, especially with his skipper putting the pressure on the top order for someone to make a ton.

Thanks for joining us today. Join us again on Thursday at 1400 local time, that is 0100 GMT for the 4th ODI from Auckland.

This is Marc Ellison on behalf of the crew here at Cricinfo saying thanks again and we will see you soon. Bye for now.

47.2
4
Styris to Voges, FOUR runs, half volley on middle and Viges whips it into the gap at mid wicket for four to win the game, well done Australia who take an important 2-1 lead in the series
47.1
0
Styris to Voges, no run, full on middle stump and worked to square leg

END OF OVER:
47 | 1 Run | AUS: 244/4

  • CL White25 (36b)
  • AC Voges9 (18b)
  • TG Southee10-0-43-1
  • SB Styris7-0-39-0
46.6
0
Southee to White, no run, back of a length and White defends into the off side
46.5
0
Southee to White, no run, good channel and White doesn't want to give it away and punches to mid off
46.4
0
Southee to White, no run, Southee hits the deck again and White pushes to mid on off the back foot
46.3
1
Southee to Voges, 1 run, Voges advances this time and cuts backward of point to third man

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
62(66) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 1 5 0 7 3
BJ Haddin
110(121) 7x4 - 5x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 0 0 0 3 2 8 6

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O10.0
M0
R36
W1
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O9.2
M1
R41
W3
Eco4.39
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF