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100dThe Report by Alan Gardner

Australia hammer record chase after Guptill's 49-ball ton

Eden Park was transformed into a T20 batting paradise as Australia pulled off a world-record run chase in Auckland, reducing Martin Guptill's 49-ball hundred to a footnote

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Guptill
105(54) 6x4 - 9x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 23 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
5 12 9 9 6 13 30 21
C Munro
76(33) 6x4 - 6x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 22 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
15 4 0 4 21 15 12 5

Best performances - Bowlers

KW Richardson
O4
M0
R40
W2
Eco10.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AJ Tye
O4
M0
R64
W2
Eco16.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: @Cricket_Lama | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

Australia win by five wickets with the highest T20 chase in history. What an extraordinary match, even with the short boundaries. That winning six was the 32nd of the match and equals the most in a single game. Phew, I need to catch by breath! And, amid all this, the result means England are still alive in the tri-series. They played New Zealand at Hamilton on Sunday. In a match of 488 runs, did the way Australia finished with the ball win that?

Satish kumar: "This match was more like highlights of that Johannesburg match b/w Aus and SAF"

Jigar: "Finch is a silent contributor of this Aus team. his score of 36* of 14 ball is a clear difference between two team. While NZ middle order failed to accelerate Finch doing it without any fuzz. He can be long term no. 4 for Aus in ODI too."

Peter: "32 sixes in 39 overs..... I guess that is what the T20 crowds want, and hopefully there's not the thinking to make this the norm rather than the exception. But you never know what money can deliver."

Burli: "Can someone crunch the numbers for what extent England need to be New Zealand by on Sunday to get through to the final?" Being worked on now

Man of the match is D'Arcy Short. "Great run chase by the boys. We knew we had the firepower to do it."

Kane Williamson. "It was a very good surface, small ground. We've sometimes seen scores on the lower side here. At the halfway point you feel you have a fairly good score on the board. It's a very tough one, Australia played very nicely. Hard to be too critical of the bowlers. Half hits would go 20 rows back. Any time Mitch plays he's outstanding, you want to have him but injuries happen. All the bowlers will feel it today, tough to swallow, but we need to bounce back. Hamilton will be a different surface."

David Warner "Fantastic effort from the guys, you just have to take the scoreboard out of it. We brought it back slightly [with the ball], a fantastic knock by New Zealand as well. I said from day one to have a lot of energy, keep a smile on your face. Was a fantastic surface. 240 might not be enough in the final! We'll need to think about it. Early wickets are the key."

Well, what an evening that was. I'll wrap things up there. There'll be more reaction on the site over the next few hours. But for now, from Alan and Gnasher, it's goodbye and see you on Sunday.

18.5
6
de Grandhomme to Finch, SIX, that's the match! Finished, aptly, with another six...a full toss is drilled way back into the crowd at long-on
18.4
1
de Grandhomme to Carey, 1 run, full, wide outside off, carved over point to the sweeper
18.3
W
de Grandhomme to Stoinis, 1 run, OUT, steers a full delivery through point, as he made it back for the second? No, he hasn't! A few inches short. Seifert did well to gather the ball and get it back to the stumps

MP Stoinis run out 4 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Karthik K: "I remember reading an article in Cricinfo regarding how to build a T20 team, looks like AUS selectors hv read that, packed top 7 with 4 power hitters and with couple of accumulators (openers) and an allrounder (Stoinis) and 4 bowlers who cn hit some runs at the end." Here's that piece by Jarrod Kimber

18.2
1
de Grandhomme to Finch, 1 run, goes full, driven in the air into the leg side, lands between long-on and deep midwicket
18.2
1w
de Grandhomme to Finch, 1 wide, a slower short ball, allows it to loop through to the keeper and gets the wide call
18.1
1
de Grandhomme to Stoinis, 1 run, full, wide outside off, driven to deep cover

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st121DA WarnerDJM Short
2nd22DJM ShortCA Lynn
3rd56DJM ShortGJ Maxwell
4th18AJ FinchDJM Short
5th21AJ FinchMP Stoinis
6th7AJ FinchAT Carey