Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
116(56) 12x4 - 8x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 26 runs
  • 2x4 - 3x6
4 20 13 0 2 6 4 2
MJ Clarke
67(45) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 7 0 6 2 7 10

Best performances - Bowlers

JEC Franklin
O3.0
M0
R32
W2
Eco10.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SW Tait
O4.0
M0
R40
W2
Eco10.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Australia scored six off their Super Over, New Zealand won by scoring nine off four balls.

Brendon McCullum is Christchurch's hero, scoring 116 off 56 balls, but don't forget Tim Southee, who somehow prevented a rampaging Cameron White from winning the match in normal time. He then returned to bowl a stunning Super Over full of yorker-length deliveries. The New Zealand players are out on the field thanking the crowd, their fans have been vocal today. Ross Taylor's signing autographs. We've had a superb finish, and the T20 series is level at 1-1. Vettori says it's one of the most "amazing crowds" he's played in front off. The noise as Southee ran in to bowl the final ball of the 20th over was something else. McCullum says it was "nice to make a contribution". Talk about understating it! That's it from us at Cricinfo for the moment, on behalf of Marc Ellison, this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers.

New Zealand's three batsmen are McCullum, Guptill and someone else, I forget. Sorry. They have to contend with the fiery pace of Shaun Tait. What does McCullum have left? Can he scoop one more? Australia have only six to defend. Clarke's taking his time setting the field

Right, buckle up for the Super Over. The team chasing will bat first, so White won't have to take his pads off. Australia's three batsmen are White, Warner and Haddin. If they lose two wickets, that's the end of the Super Over innings. White and Warner are out there, Southee, who bowled a magnificent last two overs, has to do it again for New Zealand.

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 214/4

  • CL White64 (26b)
  • TG Southee4-0-44-0
  • JDP Oram4-0-52-0

Right, buckle up for the Super Over. The team chasing will bat first, so White won't have to take his pads off. Australia's three batsmen are White, Warner and Haddin. If they lose two wickets, that's the end of the Super Over innings.

19.6
W
Southee to Clarke, 2 runs, OUT, Clarke moves forward, gets to it on the full and clubs it to long on, Nathan Mc dives to save the boundary and parries it, the batsmen come back for the third but Clarke is well short and we are going to a Super Over! What a match folks. This is sensational stuff!
19.5
1
Southee to White, 1 run, yorker length driven to long on and Brendon Mc does well to prevent the second. If it's a tie it will go down to a Super Over! The scenes are electric here.
19.4
4
Southee to White, FOUR runs, full and he just misses the yorker, White cracks it straight, just past Southee's head for four, amazing power!
19.3
2
Southee to White, 2 runs, full and clubbed down the ground and Brendon Mc msfields in the deep and they take a tight second
19.2
1
Southee to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves across to the off side and Southee follows him and Clarke whips it into the leg side to the sweeper
19.1
1
Southee to White, 1 run, yorker again, dug out to long on and they can only take the single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
116(56) 12x4 - 8x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 26 runs
  • 2x4 - 3x6
4 20 13 0 2 6 4 2
MJ Clarke
67(45) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 7 0 6 2 7 10

Best performances - Bowlers

JEC Franklin
O3.0
M0
R32
W2
Eco10.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SW Tait
O4.0
M0
R40
W2
Eco10.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF