Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.2 Southee draws first blood, the crowd erupts! He took the risk of pitching it up again just outside off, swung it in a bit and the ball went through the drive Finch unleashed. Off stump knocked over, Southee pumps his fists and is mobbed by his team-mates 30/1
    13.1 two in two for NZ, Southee gets Warner lbw but he wants a review! This one swung into the batsman to cram him up as the ball probably headed towards middle leg, Warner went on is toes to defend as the ball hit just above the knee roll after pitching on leg. It's hitting the stumps, with umpire's call so Warner has to go! 80/3
    12.6 Watson has holed out! It was a innocuous short ball on the stumps, Watson went back in the crease and pulled it to the leg side where Southee went to his right to complete an easy catch at deep midwicket 80/2
    19.6 oh my, Clarke has given it away, Boult gets his third! He gave Clarke room on the off side, Clarke swung his arms uppishly and gave a straightforward catch to Williamson at short cover 104/7
    16.3 caught behind, one more for Vettori! It was a bit flatter outside off, Smith pushed at it towards the off side and the ball went straight into Ronchi's gloves after a thick outside edge 95/4
    17.2 he's chopped it on, Australia crumbling here! The ball was angling away from Maxwell from outside the off stump, he looked to force it through the off side without any footwork and get an edge to disturb his stumps 96/5
    17.4 one more, what's going on?! Marsh also drags it on and goes for a duck! This back of length delivery was seaming away from the batsman, he went to the back foot to defend on the off side but played the wrong line and got an edge onto his stumps. The crowd is roaring! 97/6
    32.2 goes this time, gives a catch to short third man! Anderson pitched it shorter this time, Haddin went through the shot little early with a drive and got a thick edge for short third man. The last man falls 151/10
    21.3 that's a wonderful catch, one more falls! Johnson made room for the full delivery just outside off, drove it in the air and Williamson was there again, this time to dive to his right to grab it with both hands 106/8
    21.6 missing - the middle stump's gone missing! What a beaut there from Boult - it pitched right on middle stump on length, looked like it was angling in, which Starc played for, but it held its line after pitching and knocked over only the middle stump. The crowd is loving it 106/9
    not out
    12 (b 4, lb 2, w 6)
    151 all out (32.2 Overs, RR: 4.67)
    Fall of wickets: 1-30 (AJ Finch, 2.2 ov), 2-80 (SR Watson, 12.6 ov), 3-80 (DA Warner, 13.1 ov), 4-95 (SPD Smith, 16.3 ov), 5-96 (GJ Maxwell, 17.2 ov), 6-97 (MR Marsh, 17.4 ov), 7-104 (MJ Clarke, 19.6 ov), 8-106 (MG Johnson, 21.3 ov), 9-106 (MA Starc, 21.6 ov), 10-151 (BJ Haddin, 32.2 ov)
    TG Southee906527.22297140
    TA Boult1032752.70461120
    DL Vettori1004124.10332100
    AF Milne30602.00151000
    CJ Anderson0.206118.0010100
    3.5 taken at mid off, Guptill's gone! It was pitched up again, Guptill merely chipped it down the ground with a drive, maybe looking to clear mid off, but Cummins went to his right to complete a good catch 40/1
    7.4 he gets it off the middle but finds the man at mid-off! End of a superb innings by Baz, played, I am sure, with a badly hurting left hand. He gave himself room and looked to clear this over the off side, but just did not get the elevation. Easy catch for the fielder. But yet again, he has set New Zealand on the road to victory with a massive thrust up the order 78/2
    not out
    8.1 knocks him over, there goes the off stump! Taylor tried a cross-batted shot for the length delivery just around off, the ball swung in and went right through the gate to rattle the off stump. The players head off for what was supposed to be innings break at this time 79/3
    8.2 middle stump's gone, first ball! Elliott left a big gap between bat and pad for the straight delivery that pitched around off and came in to rattle middle stump, he didn't have much footwork either and pushed only tentatively at the ball. Happens on the first ball 79/4
    19.4 he slogs and he gives a catch! It was a length delivery just outside off, Anderson went down on a knee for the slog sweep and slammed it straight to mid on where Cummins took a good, low catch. They are checking for the catch now, Anderson waiting at the boundary. Cummins was down on his knees as the ball was dipping on him, replays show a part of the ball was out of his hands and they aren't clear enough to say if the ball hit the ground for sure or not. Given out finally, Anderson walks back again 131/5
    20.6 peach of a delivery from Starc and that deserves a wicket! Nasty bouncer around middle stump, it was quick, and by the time Ronchi could sway out of the line by bending back like Keanu Reaves, the ball took some glove on the way 139/6
    21.5 wicket off a full toss, chipped straight to mid on! Innocuous and low full toss on the pads, Vettori hangs his head down after handing a straightforward catch to mid on 145/7
    22.3 Starc pumps the air, he's hit the stumps! Full delivery on middle, Milne exposed his stumps a bit, went for the drive and missed it completely 146/8
    22.4 GONE, Starc's on fire! He knows how to bowl those yorkers, doesn't he! Targets the off stump, Southee tries to put it away on the leg side but it's too quick at 150kmh and rattles the stumps 146/9
    not out
    11 (nb 1, w 10)
    152/9 (23.1 Overs, RR: 6.56)
    Fall of wickets: 1-40 (MJ Guptill, 3.5 ov), 2-78 (BB McCullum, 7.4 ov), 3-79 (LRPL Taylor, 8.1 ov), 4-79 (GD Elliott, 8.2 ov), 5-131 (CJ Anderson, 19.4 ov), 6-139 (L Ronchi, 20.6 ov), 7-145 (DL Vettori, 21.5 ov), 8-146 (AF Milne, 22.3 ov), 9-146 (TG Southee, 22.4 ov)
    MG Johnson6168011.33189401
    MA Starc902863.11422140
    PJ Cummins6.103826.16222120
    MR Marsh1011011.0022000
    GJ Maxwell10717.0040100

Match Details



Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand won the one-off match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

28 February 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


New Zealand 2, Australia 0

Match Notes

New high for left-arm pace


Wickets for left-arm fast bowlers in the match, the most ever in an ODI. The previous best was nine

A flat track?


Number of times, in the last 10 ODIs in Auckland, that the team batting first has been bowled out for less than 210

Another quick fifty


Balls in which McCullum got his half-century, the joint third-fastest in World Cup. The quickest - in 18 balls - is also by him

Three-over Powerplay


Runs scored in the first three overs of both innings (39 by NZ, 36 by Aus), the most in all ODIs since 2002

Monumental collapse


Runs for which Australia lost eight wickets, to slip from 80 for 1 to 106 for 9. It's their worst eight-wicket collapse in ODIs

Boult's best


Boult's figures in the game, his best in ODIs, and only his second haul of more than two wickets in 20 ODIs

Powerful Powerplay


Runs scored by Australia in the first ten overs, the third best in the tournament so far. Only NZ have score more (v Eng and SL)

An early start


Number of times Vettori has bowled within the first 8 overs in a home ODI since 2002. This was the first such instance