10.45pm: A pretty comprehensive win for Australia's revamped T20 XI, there. As ever, New Zealand's neighbour issues seemed to hold them back... A limp batting effort, decapitated by Billy Stanlake and then docked by AJ Tye, saw them post a well below-par target and Australia, despite a wobble from the openers, knocked them off. When you've got a couple of guys like Chris Lynn and Glenn Maxwell, fresh out of the Big Bash, six an over isn't going to be a test. Anyway, that's pretty much a wrap for tonight - Miller has dashed up his report on a rather limp affair and we'll be back for more when Australia take on England in Hobart on Wednesday. Bye!
"Australia proving what we all knew at the innings break, which is that NZ were a good 60 runs short today," mooches Dan. "Wish that rain had hung around."
Alex Carey in, Maxwell on strike... Tim Southee to bowl his third over
Here's Jeremy again: "To be clear - I never said Australia were at a disadvantage. I just think they lost some of the huge advantage their bowlers had gained. It won't really matter for this chase, but it could have been overly significant had it actually been a difficult wicket and 117 was almost a par score." But the argument is actually that, in a shorter chase with greater resources (wickets), a team can afford to go much harder - you need five overs for a game, so it's always going to be in the chasing team's favour
Trent Boult back on
Well, this would normally be halfway... but Australia need just 12 runs from 30 available deliveries, which tells you how they've dominated this one
"Too short from both spinners here," declares Nick. "They are scared to get into batsmens arc but instead they are just being played off the pitch with ease. Need to be brave and toss it up"
Lynn on to his best T20I score now
"Was 8.1 the claw by any chance?" Could have been, Sooryanarayanan, didn't see the grip... but it got mauled