Result
3rd ODI (D/N), Hamilton, Mar 9 2010, Australia tour of New Zealand
245
(47.2/50 ov, target 246)
248/4
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Australia
AUS Innings
Full commentary
end of over 484 runs
AUS: 248/4CRR: 5.23 
Adam Voges13 (20)
Cameron White25 (36)
Scott Styris7.2-0-43-0
Tim Southee10-0-43-1

Australia win by the comfortable margin of six wickets with 16 balls to spare. Australia outplayed New Zealand in all departments today and will take a lot of momentum into the 4th ODI in Auckland on Thursday.

Haddin (110) and Ponting (69) added 151 for the second wicket and the match was over pretty early in that sense with both players looking in total control at the crease.

New Zealand simply did not score enough runs and the Batting Power Play worked to their detriment as they lost five for 32 to be bowled out for 246 when, with Styris and Hopkins at the crease, they looked like posting close to 300 which would've been a far more competitive total.

Daniel Vettori blames the top order for a poor showing as the reason why they weren't able to post a competitive total. He says the wicket was more like a 300 run track and not the 250 they scored. He says injuries are an issue and he is hopeful that they have 15 fit players for Thursday.

Ricky Ponting is obviously chuffed with the team for their efforts and admits that bowling first was the right choice in the end and that, possibly, that could be the way to go in the future. He says his batsmen need to continue to make big scores and is happy they take the momentum to Auckland.

Brad Haddin deservedly takes the Man of the Match award for his magnificent 110. Haddin is glad to push on to three figures after getting a few starts in the series, especially with his skipper putting the pressure on the top order for someone to make a ton.

Thanks for joining us today. Join us again on Thursday at 1400 local time, that is 0100 GMT for the 4th ODI from Auckland.

This is Marc Ellison on behalf of the crew here at Cricinfo saying thanks again and we will see you soon. Bye for now.

47.2
4
Styris to Voges, FOUR runs
half volley on middle and Viges whips it into the gap at mid wicket for four to win the game, well done Australia who take an important 2-1 lead in the series
47.1
Styris to Voges, no run
full on middle stump and worked to square leg
end of over 471 runs
AUS: 244/4CRR: 5.19 • RRR: 0.66 • Need 2 runs from 18b
Cameron White25 (36)
Adam Voges9 (18)
Tim Southee10-0-43-1
Scott Styris7-0-39-0
46.6
Southee to White, no run
back of a length and White defends into the off side
46.5
Southee to White, no run
good channel and White doesn't want to give it away and punches to mid off
46.4
Southee to White, no run
Southee hits the deck again and White pushes to mid on off the back foot
46.3
1
Southee to Voges, 1 run
Voges advances this time and cuts backward of point to third man
46.2
Southee to Voges, no run
back of a length and Voges plays late to Broom at backward point
46.1
Southee to Voges, no run
good channel again from Southee and Voges pushes to cover point
end of over 463 runs
AUS: 243/4CRR: 5.28 • RRR: 0.75 • Need 3 runs from 24b
Adam Voges8 (15)
Cameron White25 (33)
Scott Styris7-0-39-0
Tim Southee9-0-42-1
45.6
1
Styris to Voges, 1 run
a fraction short and Voges cuts through cover point for a single
45.5
1
Styris to White, 1 run
full on middle and worked through mid wicket to the sweeper
45.4
Styris to White, no run
full and whipped to square leg
45.3
1
Styris to Voges, 1 run
straighter from Styris and Voges plays through mid wicket to the man on the ropes
45.2
Styris to Voges, no run
good channel from Styris and Voges comes forward and drives on the up to backward point