Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JEC Franklin
43(42) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 4 7 5 2 0
DJ Hussey
46(36) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 8 2 1 9 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

SE Bond
O4.0
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O4.0
M0
R19
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
16 | 11 Runs | AUS: 119/4

  • CL White11 (9b)
  • MJ Clarke18 (26b)
  • MJ Guptill1-0-11-0
  • NL McCullum3-0-21-1

Australia just far too good for New Zealand tonight, winning by six wickets with 24 balls to spare.

David Hussey is happy with his team's effort and enjoyed the pace in the wicket which allowed him to score 46 off 36 balls. He hit nicely over the top straight down the ground and pulled strongly whenever the bowlers dropped short.

New Zealand were undone by the pace of Tait, Nannes and Johnson atth top of the innings and were chasing their tails as a result for the rest of the innings, eventually being bowled out for 118 from the final ball fo the innings.

Australia's reply never looked in doubt with Warner and Watson getting away to a flier before Bond and Vettori pegged it back. Hussey struck a neat 46 while captain Clarke worked the ball into the gaps without taking too many risks to finish 18 not out.

Vettori is confident his side can get it right for the next match in Christchurch on Sunday but isn't looking forward to bowling with the short boundaries straight down the ground.

Clarke is ecstatic with his pacemen and the batting form of Warner and Watson. He feels the team are hungry to be here in New Zealand and with everyone competing for spots, he feels his side stands in good stead looking forward.

Mitchell Johnson is named Man of the Match for his three for 19 off four overs. He picked up the wickets of Ingram, Taylor and Guptill which dented any momentum New Zealand would've hoped for up front.

We look ahead to Sunday now where the series moves to Christchurch for the second and final T20 international. Thanks for joining us here for live coverage of tonights match. Please join us again at 1400 NZDST or 0200 GMT on Sunday.

This is Marc Ellison signing off. Goodluck and god speed.

15.6
6
Guptill to White, SIX runs, tossed up and White launches it straight bakc over the bowlers' head for a maximum and that's the game. Well played Australia.
15.5
0
Guptill to White, no run, driven firmly to mid off
15.4
0
Guptill to White, no run, flatter this time and he tries to elevate again but doesn't quite get it and it bounces in front of mid off
15.3
4
Guptill to White, FOUR runs, tossed up again and White lofts it nicely over the bowlers' head for four. Nice stroke
15.2
0
Guptill to White, no run, tossed up and pushed back along the pitch
15.1
1
Guptill to Clarke, 1 run, too straight and worked through the leg side to the sweeper

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JEC Franklin
43(42) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 4 7 5 2 0
DJ Hussey
46(36) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 0 8 2 1 9 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

SE Bond
O4.0
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MG Johnson
O4.0
M0
R19
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF