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281dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Taylor and Boult wrest trophy for NZ

A Ross Taylor century and a six-wicket haul from Trent Boult delivered the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy back to New Zealand

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
LRPL Taylor
107(101) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 24 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
26 3 13 22 27 1 3 12
DG Brownlie
63(78) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 1 5 11 16 8 7 10

Best performances - Bowlers

TA Boult
TA Boult
O10
M1
R33
W6
Eco3.30
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
JP Faulkner
JP Faulkner
O9
M0
R59
W3
Eco6.55
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand won the 3-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45

Match days

05 February 2017 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Shashank Kishore

END OF OVER:
47 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 257/10 (25 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.46, RRR: 8.33)

  • Mitchell Starc29 (23b)
  • Trent Boult10-1-33-6
  • Tim Southee8-0-39-0

Celebration all around. Williamson is being presented the trophy by Sir Richard Hadlee. They're all smiles, this has been a series win well-deserved. Hope you enjoyed our coverage, but New Zealand's home season is far from over. They host South Africa now for one T20I at Eden Park (17 February) followed by an ODI series and three Tests. Do join us then. There's plenty of cricket elsewhere to keep you connected. Hope to see you soon. Cheers and thanks for joining us.

For those who missed the action, here's our collection of the 'Plays of the day.' If pictures are what you fancy, we've got some of the best pictures from the game. And last but not least, here's Brydon Coverdale with the match bulletin

Here's the presentation

"Both games were fairly similar. The wickets were similar, on these grounds you're never out of the game. Australia showed why they're a top side, at times we felt we had them, but they kept coming hard. Credit to our guys for sucking up the pressure," Kane Williamson says. "Ross Taylor's was a brilliant hundred. The way he rotated the strike was superb. He hardly faced any dot balls, was able to build partnerships with the top order and the lower order.

Aaron Finch says Australia always felt it was a total they could chase down. "Fifties don't win you games. We saw Ross Taylor get a hundred. That is what we needed to do. Trent Boult bowled beautifully, credit to the groundsman. The surface was fantastic. The way we've dragged games back is something we'll take back."

Trent Boult is the Player of the Match. "It felt pretty good, one hell of a game," he says. "We were a few runs short, but we still finished nicely with Mitch. The conditions are familiar, I've played some cricket here. Couple of deliveries jumped and gripped, it was a two-paced wicket. This win is satisfying. We had a couple of tough lessons on tour in Australia couple of months ago."

6.50pm I wouldn't want to be picking the Man of the Match award, folks. Ross Taylor came up with a special century and two outstanding slip catches. Trent Boult ran in fast, swung the ball late and kept chipping away at the wickets every time his captain threw him the ball. Who is your pick? For the record, New Zealand have moved above India to No. 3 in the ODI rankings as a result of this win.

Most consecutive bilateral ODI series wins at home: 17 SA 2002 to 2009, 9 WI 1981 to 1990, 8 NZ 2015 to 2017 , 7 Eng, 2010 to 2012, SA 2013 to 2017*

Richard : "Boult deserves MOM no question. Today's game is heavily weighted in favour of the batsman and bowlers are ignored too often. Great performance from Taylor, but today's Boult's day."

46.6
W
Boult to Hazlewood, OUT, you beauty, Boult! Six wickets and New Zealand have regained the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. Subtle change in pace with that length ball, Hazlewood look to force that through the off side, plays outside the line and can only get a thick inside edge back onto the stumps. New Zealand win the series 2-0. These are Boult's best figures in ODIs, his second five-wicket haul in his career, and both have come against Australia. The last time he did it - at the 2015 World Cup at Eden Park - was equally special.

JR Hazlewood b Boult 4 (5m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

46.5
4
Boult to Hazlewood, FOUR runs, crunched. Into the point boundary in a jiffy! Too short, enough width in the world for him to unfurl that cut shot. Australia need more of these
46.4
0
Boult to Hazlewood, no run, excellent bouncer, angled in from wide of the crease, Hazlewood ducks under that one
46.3
0
Boult to Hazlewood, no run, he's bowling yorkers on demand now, how did Hazlewood keep that out? Very, very close again. Right on middle, just managed to bring his bat down in time. Didn't have a high backlift, which allowed him time
46.2
0
Boult to Hazlewood, no run, full and straight on off, Hazlewood just about manages to keep that out. Went for the yorker this time
46.1
W
Boult to Zampa, OUT, he's got five! Ross Taylor was brought in at wide first slip position precisely prior to this delivery and the plan comes off. This is a cutter, gets a bit of grip and bounce, Zampa hangs his bat out without any conviction, gets a thick edge and Taylor does the rest.

A Zampa c Taylor b Boult 1 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

One final over to go from Boult. His captain will be itching for at least one wicket. Can he deliver? Three-way meeting between Williamson, Boult and Southee

Head on a roll

3

No. of 50+ scores by Travis Head in last 4 ODIs, including a fifty in this match. His scores in 3 ODIs before this: 51, 128 and 5.

Record-equalling century

16

No. of ODI centuries for Ross Taylor, including the one in this match. He has equalled Nathan Astle's mark for most 100s for NZ in this format.

Quick wickets

18/3

NZ's score in a span of six overs - 36th to 41st. They did not hit any boundaries in that period.

Maiden fifty

47

Highest score for Dean Brownlie in his 9 ODI innings, before this game. He got to his maiden fifty in this match.