Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    23.4 bowled'em. Stoinis has nabbed both Williamson and Guptill. Sneaks through the gate. Half-volley length, bowled from wide of the crease, right up there to be laced through the covers. Guptill attempts a drive, but the ball cuts back in slightly and goes through the defences. Hits middle and leg stumps with the offcutter 130/4
    2.5 early birthday present for the big left-arm quick! This is a shortish delivery, heading down leg. Latham felt he could just ride it, nudge it to fine leg and get off strike, but he may have been undone by a little extra bounce. Cramped for room, with the ball suddenly big on him, he looks all kinds of awkward, gloving through to Handscomb, the stand-in wicketkeeper. Happy 27th, fella 13/1
    13.6 bat-pad catch to backward point running to his left. Big appeal from Stoinis and the keeper. Umpire Knights' finger goes up. Stoinis snaffles Williamson in his first over. Back of a length and angled in at off stump, kicks up, Williamson jumps off the ground and seeks to work the ball to the leg side. The ball grazes the inside edge, then the thigh pad, and pops up to Maxwell. Williamson is Stonis' maiden one-day international victim. How about that for a start? Not sure if that was the cutter from Stoinis - he can bowl a cunning offcutter which bounces at the batsman 87/2
    22.3 too full for the sweep and Taylor drags it back onto the stumps. Tossed up and angling across off, wide outside off, Taylor goes low and makes a mess of the sweep. Head reaps reward for some tight bowling 128/3
    48.4 comes down the track and hoists a back of the hand slower ball on leg stump to long-on. End of a fine innings from Broom, who has basically had to fight all on his lonesome all through the middle overs 269/9
    25.1 length and outside off, Munro shovels it in the air off the inside half and hands a loopy catch to Finch. Not a full-blooded hit from the left-hander. He aimed to clear mid-on, instead chipped it to Australia's captain. So Handscomb's drop costs Australia just one run 134/5
    37.6 top edge as he pulls and deep midwicket takes a simple catch. Excellent time for a wicket and it comes from their Mr Dependable. Simple, back of a length, not much room to free the arms. Neesham tries to make a bit too much of it and mistimes his shot. Head steadies himself a few yards inside the fence and takes it well 210/6
    45.2 what a shot, but oh, there's a fielder there, it's Maxwell, and its a stunning catch! Flashes a little grin after running several yards to his right, eyes always on the ball, taking it cleanly as he bends low and then gets into a military-style roll with the momentum he had going. Top effort. And one of the few times Santner times the ball, and he did so well to back away to make his own room against a good short ball 246/7
    45.5 backs away and goes for the upper cut and he hasn't got enough on it. Third man comes up off the boundary, steadies himself and takes a good catch. Faulkner the man there 251/8
    not out
    not out
    29 (b 8, lb 5, w 16)
    286/9 (50 Overs, RR: 5.72)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Tom Latham, 2.5 ov), 2-87 (Kane Williamson, 13.6 ov), 3-128 (Ross Taylor, 22.3 ov), 4-130 (Martin Guptill, 23.4 ov), 5-134 (Colin Munro, 25.1 ov), 6-210 (James Neesham, 37.6 ov), 7-246 (Mitchell Santner, 45.2 ov), 8-251 (Tim Southee, 45.5 ov), 9-269 (Neil Broom, 48.4 ov)
    MA Starc1005915.90368120
    JR Hazlewood1004814.80324110
    PJ Cummins906727.44257210
    JP Faulkner602914.83173000
    MP Stoinis1004934.90251020
    TM Head502114.20151020
    3.1 Neesham dives to his right from square leg, reaches for the ball with both hands, and plucks it out. Boult and Neesham combine to send back Australia's stand-in captain. Not a happy comeback for Finch. Hip-high short ball outside off, Finch simply flaps a pull to square leg 9/1
    3.5 holes out to deep third man running in. Eden Park raises itself to a roar. Back of a length and very wide outside off, Head flails at it. The ball swirls into the hands of Munro off a top edge 10/2
    11.2 Santner beats Marsh in the air. Marsh uses his feet, Santner drags his length back, the ball dips, creating distance between the bat and the pitch. The batsman misses a straight ball - okay spins in slightly - and Latham the stand-in keeper does the rest. Poor shot from Marsh. Looked very ungainly 48/4
    6.1 there's a clicking sound as the stand-in keeper Latham gloves the ball. Umpire Knight shakes his head. NZ challenge the on-field not-out decision. Cross-seamer from Southee. Handsomb simply prods at it away from the body, and nicks it behind. Hotspot detects a white blotch and nicko detects a spike as the ball passes the bat. Handscomb has to go. Umpire Knight reverses his call, raises his finger, and sends back Handscomb 18/3
    12.6 Nicked off. Australia are five down and sinking at Eden Park. 142.3ks, back of a length and outside off, Maxwell was aiming to run it down to third man. He only feathers it behind to Latham. He's having a good day behind the stumps, unlike Handscomb 54/5
    18.2 all pace. Or rather the perception of it for Ferguson's throttled down has paralysed Heazlett's feet. In an effort to compensate, he throws his hands at a back of a length delivery and it takes the edge through to stand-in keeper Tom Latham 67/6
    not out
    34.3 topples him and Eden roars with Munro! It's the cross-seamer coming down on a good length, stump-to-stump. Faulkner swings across the line and he groans the moment he misses the ball. He knows where it is heading. Doesn't look back 148/7
    40.6 Santner beats Cummins in the air, beats him with turn and snaffles him. He does not have many variations, isn't fancy, but is pretty smart. Cummins jumps down the track. The bowler lobs it up wide outside off and finds some turn as well. Latham helps himself to another stumping. 196/8
    42.6 tossed up outside off, angling away from around the wicket. Starc goes low, attempts a slog-sweep and holes out to deep midwicket. Strikes with the last ball of his spell and eases NZ's nerves 226/9
    46.6 Venue: Eden Park. Hero: Kane Williamson. Result: New Zealand win a thriller! You've heard that before? Whoa.... What a game. Breathless stuff. First let us give credit to Williamson for placing himself at short mid-on. Southee nails a yorker on off stump, Stoinis can only dig the ball out fairly straight to Williamson. He collects the ball, falls in front of the stumps, and under-arms it into the stumps to catch Hazlewood short. Hazlewood had lost his head. He was off for a single - there wasn't a single there - he has to spin back. He dishes out a desperate dive, but that's not enough. This is the first time Hazlewood has been dismissed in an ODI. Spare a thought for Marcus Stonis, though. Nearly pulled off an incredible heist from nowhere 280/10
    14 (lb 2, w 12)
    280 all out (47 Overs, RR: 5.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Aaron Finch, 3.1 ov), 2-10 (Travis Head, 3.5 ov), 3-18 (Peter Handscomb, 6.1 ov), 4-48 (Shaun Marsh, 11.2 ov), 5-54 (Glenn Maxwell, 12.6 ov), 6-67 (Sam Heazlett, 18.2 ov), 7-148 (James Faulkner, 34.3 ov), 8-196 (Pat Cummins, 40.6 ov), 9-226 (Mitchell Starc, 42.6 ov), 10-280 (Josh Hazlewood, 46.6 ov)
    TG Southee1006316.30376400
    TA Boult905826.44315210
    LH Ferguson1004424.40364100
    MJ Santner1014434.40352210
    JDS Neesham504909.80134340
    C Munro302016.6662020

Match Details


Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number


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

30 January 2017 (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Zero off zero

    There is a unique humiliation in a diamond duck. Any fool can get out first ball, but it takes a special sort of ineptitude to be dismissed without facing. Carry that on to the international stag

  • 'It's about trying to stay elastic with your thinking'

    Kane Williamson talks about his approach to captaincy, his equation with Mike Hesson, and the non-stop nature of the cricket calendar

  • Stoinis' bowling books passage to India

    Marcus Stoinis' ability with the ball and his experience with the Australia A side in the subcontinent edged him ahead of other contenders to replace Mitchell Marsh for the Test series in India

  • Sore Wade uncertain for Napier ODI

    Matthew Wade, who pulled out of the Chappell-Hadlee series opener in Auckland with a sore back, will be assessed "in due course," said Cricket Australia's medical staff

  • 'That is aSTOINISing'

    Twitter reactions to an incredible finish at Eden Park

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

9AJ FinchTM Head
1SE MarshTM Head
8SE MarshPSP Handscomb
30SE MarshGJ Maxwell
6GJ MaxwellSD Heazlett
13MP StoinisSD Heazlett
81JP FaulknerMP Stoinis
48MP StoinisPJ Cummins
30MA StarcMP Stoinis
54JR HazlewoodMP Stoinis