Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    15.4 caught at deep cover! Guptill came out of his crease and moved towards leg to smash a good length ball from outside off down the ground, the bat turned in his hand as he made contact and he ended up slicing the ball towards the cover boundary, where Khawaja settled under the catch. He judged that well, because the ball seemed to be swirling and it wasn't straightforward 88/2
    4.2 bowled him! What a lift for Boland! McCullum charged him again but this time the length was not full and McCullum's swing connected with nothing, Boland hit the top of off stump. The fans at the Cake Tin rise to give McCullum a cheer as he walks off 35/1
    29.2 KW can't hit the repeat button, Zampa celebrates his maiden ODI wicket. Nicely lobbed up outside off, KW drives in the air again, this time he picks out Smith at extra-cover. Big, big wicket. KW spins his head away in disappointment 158/4
    17.3 that's a loose ball and a loose shot and a loose dismissal, Marsh is thrilled with his second wicket. He bowled a short and wide ball outside off from around the wicket, with a cross seam so it gripped the pitch a bit. It might have been called wide had Nichollls let it go but he chased it with a half-hearted waft at edged through to Wade. If you're going to slash, slash hard ... 95/3
    31.2 Elliott does a KW. Zampa gives this loads of air, tempts Elliott into an airy stroke. The ball dips, and the batsman drives it in the air.... into the lap of Maxi who takes it calmly despite a little juggle. Two in two for the debutant 164/5
    40.2 he comes back and takes down Anderson. Full and swerves away with the angle outside off. Anderson does not want to hold back. He throws his bat at it. He can only settle with a thin tickle behind to Wade. NZ are falling away 205/7
    36.3 another soft dismissal, another failure for Ronchi. Back of a length, Ronchi may have misjudged the pace on this. The back-of-a-length ball stopped on him as he shaped to flick. He can only chip it to Mitch Marsh at mid-on; chest-high catch 193/6
    not out
    45
    39
    61
    3
    1
    115.38
    47.4 well, that was simple! Fierecly struck but straight down the throat of the Australian captain. End of a sparky cameo from Milne. He dances out to a length ball and drills it to Smith at cover 266/8
    47.6 knocked him over. The middle stump is flattened. Back of a length, straight on middle, Henry clears his front leg. Goes for a wild, dirty slog, and misses. Hazlewood pounds the middle stump 266/9
    not out
    2
    2
    9
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    8 (lb 4, w 4)
    TOTAL
    281/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.62)
    Fall of wickets: 1-35 (BB McCullum, 4.2 ov), 2-88 (MJ Guptill, 15.4 ov), 3-95 (HM Nicholls, 17.3 ov), 4-158 (KS Williamson, 29.2 ov), 5-164 (GD Elliott, 31.2 ov), 6-193 (L Ronchi, 36.3 ov), 7-205 (CJ Anderson, 40.2 ov), 8-266 (AF Milne, 47.4 ov), 9-266 (MJ Henry, 47.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JR Hazlewood1006136.10304310
    JW Hastings1014204.20374010
    SM Boland1006126.10315200
    A Zampa1005725.70262210
    MR Marsh603025.00161110
    GJ Maxwell402606.50102100
  • BATSMEN
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    16.2 fifty and out! Chipped back to the bowler off a leading edge. Drifting into the pads again, Khawaja targets the leg side with a gentle little flick. He can only spoon a return catch to Santner who breaks the rousing opening partnership 122/1
    98
    79
    120
    8
    4
    124.05
    30.2 big appeal for lbw, not given by ump Billy. Did the pitch outside leg? Baz, Ronchi, and Santner have a chat. Santner coaxes his captain to review it. Arrowed in from round the wicket, strikes the back pad. No inside edge involved. Pitched in line, the tracker shows that it would smash the middle of middle stump. No century for Warner. Game-changing incision from Santner? 191/5
    19.3 this wasn't crunched. This was just edged. Cracker of a stop followed by a cracker of a catch. Full and outside off, Smith feels for the ball and outside-edges it towards first slip. But Ronchi dives full-stretch to his right and snaps up the one-handed catch. Ronchi may have lost it with the bat, but he still has it with the gloves 133/2
    19.4 double-blow from Henry! He lets out a massive roar. Bailey is gone for a golden duck. He went unsold in the IPL auction as well. This is a gem. Back of a length, snakes back in a long way off the seam. Rips through the gate and hits the top of off 133/3
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    22.3 Boult has Maxi chopping on. Boult flashes a smile. Fractionally short, not much room either, Maxi shapes to pull. He gets a thick inside edge that rebounds off pad and hits the furniture 144/4
    not out
    69
    72
    110
    9
    1
    95.83
    32.3 It soars over for a six Milne pulls off a stunning one-handed catch at the edge of the midwicket boundary (allow me to pick up my jaw from the floor). Milne does a Vettori.Wade can't believe this. He drops to his knees. Pushed through short on middle, Wade skips back and nails a pull. It looks destined to go for a six. But Milne takes flight, times his jump to perfection, and comes out with the ball in his left hand. It took some time for the crowd and Milne himself to realise that he had plucked it! 197/6
    not out
    48
    47
    65
    5
    1
    102.12
    Extras
    8 (lb 2, w 6)
    TOTAL
    283/6 (46.3 Overs, RR: 6.08)
    Fall of wickets: 1-122 (UT Khawaja, 16.2 ov), 2-133 (SPD Smith, 19.3 ov), 3-133 (GJ Bailey, 19.4 ov), 4-144 (GJ Maxwell, 22.3 ov), 5-191 (DA Warner, 30.2 ov), 6-197 (MS Wade, 32.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TA Boult9.306616.94279130
    MJ Henry1005725.70348100
    KS Williamson201608.0051110
    AF Milne905806.44296210
    MJ Santner1004734.70273100
    GD Elliott302006.6662010
    CJ Anderson301705.6651000

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

3-match series level 1-1

Match number

Season

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

6 February 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Australia tour of New Zealand 2015-16 News

Resistance at bottom

1

No. of bilateral ODI series for Aus where they had two partnerships of 50 or more runs for the 7th wkt, before this series - vs India, 2013-14.

Inconsistent outside home

25.71

Steven Smith's average in ODIs outside Australia in 29 inns, including his today's inns. His average in Australia is 56.91 in same number of inns.

Openers going strong

2007

Last time Aus had a century partnership for the opening wicket in ODIs in NZ - 122 by Hayden-Watson in Hamilton. It is Aus's 6th such stand in NZ.

Many sixers

7

No. of NZ batsmen who hit at least one six in this match - most for them in an ODI. There have been 5 ODIs where there were 6 six-hitters including last ODI.

NZ get to decent total at end

276

Lowest total for New Zealand at home while batting first in the last nine completed ODIs.

Williamson's forte

4

No. of fifty-plus scores for Williamson at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, including today in six innings - most such scores for him at a venue in ODIs.