Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 182/8 | RR: 3.64

  • Daniel Vettori7 (9b)
  • Jeetan Patel2 (2b)
  • Nathan Bracken10-3-35-3
  • Shaun Tait10-1-40-2

9.50 pm: What a superb low-scoring thriller at the WACA. New Zealand pip Australia by two wickets off the last ball. They'll be mighty thrilled with the effort but it should have never got this close.

Kyle Mills is the Player of the Match for taking four wickets and then scoring 26 runs just when the chase got really tense. The next game is on Friday at the MCG, do join us for that. Thank you for your emails, on behalf of today's commentary team (Jamie, Sid R, and Kanishkaa) this is George Binoy signing off. Good night!

Bracken to Vettori, 1 run, he's done it! Vettori's hit the winning run! Bracken bowls a full ball outside off stump, he was looking for the yorker no doubt.Vettori loves width outside off, he loves the cut, and he places the ball through backward point and yells in triumph

The field comes in, Patel gets rid of his helmet, and his gloves. He wants to feel as light as possible.

Bracken to Patel, 1 run, just opens the face of the bat and steers it to short third man, New Zealand can't lose now, the scores are level

There's never been a tie between these two sides in ODIs

Bracken to Vettori, 1 run, fires in the yorker and he gets underneath a low full toss and works it away to deep square leg
Bracken to Patel, 1 run, gets forward and steers it down to backward point and the batsmen are struggling, the fielder has a shy at the bowler';s stumps and Patel is nowhere in the scene

Jeetan Patel walks in.

Bracken to Southee, OUT, timber! Bracken bowls that deadly off cutter and Southee fails to pick the slower ball, he exposes his leg stump and tries to heave it away over square leg as the ball thuds on to his middle stump

TG Southee b Bracken 3 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

4 to get off 5, Southee on strike, the keeper is standing behind

Bracken to Vettori, 1 run, fires that on the blockhole and he pushes it firmly through the line to long-on

5 to get off 6 balls, tension!

49 | 4 Runs | NZ: 177/7 (5 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 3.61, RRR: 5.00)

  • Daniel Vettori4 (6b)
  • Tim Southee3 (5b)
  • Shaun Tait10-1-40-2
  • Nathan Bracken9-3-30-2
Tait to Vettori, 1 run, backs away and Tait bangs it in short, he adjusts his stroke and slices it down to third man
Tait to Vettori, 2 runs, fires in the yorker outside off and he gets forward and digs it out wide of point
Tait to Vettori, no run, he bangs in the bouncer from round the wicket and Vettoru ducks under it hoping it will be called a no ball, Bucknor at square leg signals one for the over
Tait to Vettori, no run, comes round the wicket, Vettori backs away too far and he fails to make any contact

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0BB McCullumMJ Guptill
2nd25PG FultonMJ Guptill
3rd0PG FultonLRPL Taylor
4th39GD ElliottLRPL Taylor
5th42LRPL TaylorNT Broom
6th62KD MillsLRPL Taylor
7th2DL VettoriLRPL Taylor
8th8DL VettoriTG Southee
9th4DL VettoriJS Patel