Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.1 good length as McCullum comes down the track, he is hurried up and he pushes in the air to Ponting at mid off 21/1
    4.6 Taylor moves back, defends into the leg side, both batsmen hesitate before continuing the run and a good throw from mid wicket hits and Guptill is just short of his ground. Australia are very sharp today! 25/2
    19.1 bumper from Watson outside off and Talylor pulls it high into the leg side and Bollinger moves around from fine leg to take an easy catch in the deep. Watson, once again, makes the important breakthrough 85/4
    7.6 full outside off and Stewart plays with no conviction and edges through to Haddin, New Zealand in early trouble here at the 'Cake Tin' 32/3
    31.3 good length ball and it seams back into him, he gets an inside edge and hits middle and off stump, great delivery 153/5
    32.5 Vettori steps away to leg, Bollinger hits the perfect channel, Vettori plays and misses and Bollinger cleans him out, well bowled buyt some poor batting from New Zealand here 155/6
    38.4 Hopkins looks to comes down the pitch but it's short and he moves but to cut but edges it to Haddin and Australia are jubilant again 186/7
    44.5 good length and McCullum tries to play through the leg side, he gets a leading edge straight up into the air and Johnson moves back and collects the catch 214/8
    49.6 low full toss which Tuffey hits high into the air and Ponting moves forward from the mid wicket boundary, gets under it safely and completes the catch 241/9
    not out
    29 (lb 3, nb 7, w 19)
    241/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.82)
    Did not bat: TG Southee
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Brendon McCullum, 4.1 ov), 2-25 (Martin Guptill, 4.6 ov), 3-32 (Shanan Stewart, 7.6 ov), 4-85 (Ross Taylor, 19.1 ov), 5-153 (Scott Styris, 31.3 ov), 6-155 (Daniel Vettori, 32.5 ov), 7-186 (Gareth Hopkins, 38.4 ov), 8-214 (Nathan McCullum, 44.5 ov), 9-241 (Daryl Tuffey, 49.6 ov)
    CJ McKay1015725.70374201
    DE Bollinger923714.11361021
    MG Johnson1004224.20362060
    SR Watson813113.87262000
    NM Hauritz704316.14152101
    JR Hopes602814.66162010
    26.1 quicker delivery and Watson drives, plays a fraction too early and hits it to Taylor at mid wicket That breakthrough is a big one for the home side and is reward for some good tight bowling to Watson over the last 5-8 overs 96/5
    6.3 Bond bounces him out, a good quick bouncer tkes Haddin high on the bat as he pulls and it loops to Southee at square leg 27/1
    6.4 good quick bumper to Ponting first up and he is surprised by the pace, shapes to pull but then decides against it, it takes him on the helmet, close to his gloves and it goes through to Hopkins, New Zealand go up and ask the question and umpire Baxter raises the finger 27/2
    12.6 good length ball and White tries to hit over the top again but closes the face slightly and it goes high in the air and Vettori moves back from mid off to take the catch, important breakthrough from the hosts 46/3
    19.6 back of a length and he tries to cut but misses and it goes through to Hopkins, the New Zealanders appeal in unison and Asad Rauf gives it out. Voges might be unlucky there 72/4
    38.3 yorker length from Southee and Hussey goes down on one knee trying to lap it but he misses and the ball cannons into leg stump, crucial breakthrough for New Zealand as they have the dangerman back in the hut 146/6
    45.1 Vettori tosses it up and Hopes tries to loft it straight down the ground, he mistimes it and hits it high in the air to Guptill at long off 186/9
    40.2 length ball from Southee and Johnson tries to swing it high into the stands but he mistimes it and Franklin gets underneath it at long on and takes the catch 157/7
    44.4 full and wide of off, Hauritz has to reach for it and he drives, gets underneath it and scoops it to Styris at backward point 186/8
    46.1 Bond goes full and McKay lofts a drive over the off side field, Southee moves in from the boundary and comes forward to catch the ball low down in front of his body and New Zealand claim the dead-rubber by 51 runs 190/10
    not out
    5 (lb 1, w 4)
    190 all out (46.1 Overs, RR: 4.11)
    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Brad Haddin, 6.3 ov), 2-27 (Ricky Ponting, 6.4 ov), 3-46 (Cameron White, 12.6 ov), 4-72 (Adam Voges, 19.6 ov), 5-96 (Shane Watson, 26.1 ov), 6-146 (Michael Hussey, 38.3 ov), 7-157 (Mitchell Johnson, 40.2 ov), 8-186 (Nathan Hauritz, 44.4 ov), 9-186 (James Hopes, 45.1 ov), 10-190 (Clint McKay, 46.1 ov)
    SE Bond9.112642.83382000
    DR Tuffey804105.12245000
    DL Vettori1013913.90353020
    TG Southee903644.00292010
    NL McCullum803113.87252010
    SB Styris201608.0032000

Match Details


Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia won the 5-match series 3-2

Match number


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

13 March 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Kiwi Saver Southee

    A dead rubber game is made interesting by two New Zealand quicks. And with beer, hot dogs and doughnuts to go with that, you really can't complain

  • Bond and Southee deliver New Zealand win

    Tim Southee and Shane Bond ensured New Zealand's series finished on a high but with the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy already conceded, it was only a consolation victory for the hosts over Australia

  • Greatbatch demands batting improvement

    The coach Mark Greatbatch has called on New Zealand's batsmen to be more consistent and ruthless so they can challenge Australia

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st27BJ HaddinSR Watson
2nd0RT PontingSR Watson
3rd19SR WatsonCL White
4th26SR WatsonAC Voges
5th24MEK HusseySR Watson
6th50MEK HusseyJR Hopes
7th11JR HopesMG Johnson
8th29JR HopesNM Hauritz
9th0JR HopesCJ McKay
10th4DE BollingerCJ McKay