Player of the Match
Player of the Match

8.12 pm New Zealand lead the Chappell-Hadlee series 1-0 after a 159-run demolition of Australia. The Eden Park crowd rises to applaud the New Zealand team as they walk off the ground, McCullum leading them off this venue for the final time in international cricket. He scored 44 off 28 balls today and entertained them with his trademark, cavalier approach. Henry Nicholls batted really well too, and though New Zealand fell away towards the end of their innings they got plenty in the end. Matt Henry and Trent Boult taking three wickets each to shred Australia's top six inside ten overs.

srijan: "Last time they made 151, now only 148. Not a place where they want to be."

Divy: "Not sure how much difference would Starc and Cummins made here. Even if NZ was shot out for 230, this bowling attack is more than handy in thses conditions. Australia haven't succeeded overseas for a long time now. Whether it be spin or swing."

grant: "Australia were keeping up with the required run rate. All they needed was another 10 wickets. Well done NZ"

I'll have the presentation for you shortly.

Steve Smith: "We are going to have to move on quickly. I thought we pulled it back quite well, Guptill and McCullum got off to a great start, we pulled it back. 300 was par on this ground but we lost early wickets in the end. It was probably more the top order - six wickets in ten overs, you aren't going to win many games after that."

Brendon McCullum: "Was a really good performance, we could have got a few more but at half time we were really happy. 280 was par, we were happy with 300. It slowed up as the game went on, one of our tactical plays was to ry and score as much as we could early on, it wasn't the old fashioned way of building and scoring at the end, we had to capitalise against the new ball. I thought Nicholls' presence at the crease was outstanding, to put together a partnership with Gup, they allowed us to get across 300."

The Man of the Match is Martin Guptill for his 90 off 76 balls. "I love playing here, home crowd and a good batting wicket, short boundaries and you have got to make the most of it." Word.

The second game of this series is on Saturday, do join us then. That's all I've got for you today on the ball-by-ball commentary. Thank you for all your emails, they doing the commentary more enjoyable. And thank you for reading. Cheers.

24.2
W
Santner to Hastings, OUT, two in two for Santner and it's all done and dusted at Eden Park! Hastings slogs at a slow one and mis-hits it towards long-on, Guptill runs in and slides to take a well-judged catch. Josh Hazlewood is stranded at the other end and is yet to open his account in ODI cricket after playing 15 matches

JW Hastings c Guptill b Santner 8 (21m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

24.1
W
Santner to Richardson, OUT, and he strikes first ball! Richardson backs away towards leg and slogs at a slow one outside off, he lofts it tamely in the air off the bottom of the bat and Williamson runs from mid-off to extra cover to take the catch

KW Richardson c Williamson b Santner 19 (13m 13b 1x4 2x6) SR: 146.15

Finally McCullum gives Mitchell Santner, the left-arm spinner, a bowl.

END OF OVER:
24 | 11 Runs | AUS: 148/8 (160 runs required from 25.4 overs, RR: 6.16, RRR: 6.15)

  • JW Hastings8 (8b)
  • KW Richardson19 (12b)
  • AF Milne6-0-46-1
  • MJ Henry6-0-41-3
23.6
0
Milne to Hastings, no run, full and straight, nearly in the blockhole, the batsman keeps it out

Noman: "Pakistan fan here... Watching this demolition makes me feel a whole lot better!" Such schadenfreude.

23.5
1
Milne to Richardson, 1 run, backs away towards leg but then checks his shot because the length is fuller, played towards mid off for a single
23.4
0
Milne to Richardson, no run, backs away towards leg and slogs again at a bouncer, he's beaten

Australia tour of New Zealand 2015-16 News

All out in no time

146

No. of ball Australia played to get all out in this match, lowest for them in ODI history. Prev lowest: 152 balls for 70 runs vs Eng, Edgbaston, 1977.

Flop show at top

0

No. of times Aus lost six wickets within the first ten overs of the innings, before this match, since 2002. They had lost five v WI, Gabba, 2005 and v SA, Centurion, Apr 2009

Strong first-half

182

Runs scored by NZ in the first 25 overs in this inns, most by a team batting first vs Aus in ODIs since 2002. SL had scored 159 at SCG in 2002-03.

Guptill's best vs Aus

64*

Previous highest innings for Guptill against Aus in ODIs, Brisbane, Feb 2009. He has gone past that in this match.

Rare duck

2013

Last time Williamson had got out for duck in ODIs, before this match - vs Eng, Lord's. He had got 3 ducks in his first 5 ODI inns and only 2 in his next 80.

6000+ for McCullum

3

No. of NZ batsmen to score 6000 runs in ODIs, including McCullum. Fleming and Astle were the first to do. McCullum took 226 inns; Astle 182, Fleming 206.