Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Well, that's a comprehensive victory for Australia featuring several debutants and under Michael Clarke's captaincy for the first time. A good Twenty20 game on a pacy WACA pitch which had everything in all three departments. Fireworks erupt in celebration of an excellent spectacle, with Oram at least fighting back at the end to reward a packed house. New Zealand, then, have been given something to think about ahead of the Chappell-Hadlee Series of three one-dayers which kicks off on Friday in Adelaide. But Australia have a worry with Symonds' injury, he hurt his ankle fielding. Thanks for joining me today and do come back for some more action at the end of the week.

18.3
W
Noffke to Patel, OUT, didn't get behind it that time either, backing away as Noffke cleaned him up to round off the match with three wickets, Oram's left stranded

JS Patel b Noffke 4 (9m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.2
0
Noffke to Patel, no run, Patel fails to get behind the ball this time, a bit of a windy whoosh
18.1
4
Noffke to Patel, FOUR, played straight over the keeper

END OF OVER:
18 | 24 Runs | NZ: 128/9 (59 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.11, RRR: 29.50)

  • JDP Oram66 (31b)
  • JS Patel0 (5b)
  • A Symonds2-0-39-0
  • AA Noffke3-1-14-2
17.6
6
Symonds to Oram, SIX, there's no stopping him, Oram opening up again, this time with a towering on-drive over wide long-on
17.5
0
Symonds to Oram, no run, Symonds nearly had another run out as Oram's push back towards nearly ran up his partner Patel who was backing up a long way
17.4
4lb
Symonds to Oram, 4 leg byes, Oram down on his knee and proposes to push round through fine, the ball bouncing off his pad

Great spectacle

17.3
6
Symonds to Oram, SIX, straight six back over Symonds' head
17.2
2
Symonds to Oram, 2 runs, pushed to the deep on the off side, they come back for two
17.1
6
Symonds to Oram, SIX, massive six off the base of the bat over cover

END OF OVER:
17 | (wicket maiden) | NZ: 104/9 (83 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.11, RRR: 27.66)

  • JS Patel0 (5b)
  • JDP Oram46 (25b)
  • AA Noffke3-1-14-2
  • A Symonds1-0-19-0
16.6
0
Noffke to Patel, no run, inswing on leg, pushed to midwicket for an easy single
16.5
0
Noffke to Patel, no run, driven towards mid-off
16.4
0
Noffke to Patel, no run, another bouncer

Patel gives an amused/bemused smile

16.3
0
Noffke to Patel, no run, straight bouncer, ducked under
16.2
0
Noffke to Patel, no run, the ball clatters past him
16.1
W
Noffke to Gillespie, OUT, Gillespie was well out courtesy of Symonds' underarm run out after pushing to cover, Oram sent him back

MR Gillespie run out 4 (14m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

END OF OVER:
16 | 19 Runs | NZ: 104/8 (83 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.50, RRR: 20.75)

  • JDP Oram46 (25b)
  • MR Gillespie4 (5b)
  • A Symonds1-0-19-0
  • SW Tait4-0-22-2

Oram's always good to watch

15.6
6
Symonds to Oram, SIX, driven wide of long-off this time, sent flat
15.5
6
Symonds to Oram, SIX, hooked over midwicket
15.4
4
Symonds to Oram, FOUR, outside off, driven over mid-off, Bracken fluffing it on the boundary