Only T20I (N), Sydney, Feb 15 2009, New Zealand tour of Australia
(20 ov, target 151)
Australia won by 1 run
Player Of The Match
NZ Innings
Full commentary
end of over 2012 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 149/5CRR: 7.45 
Nathan McCullum10 (4)
Grant Elliott23 (30)
Nathan Bracken4-1-16-0
Ben Hilfenhaus4-0-32-1

New Zealand lose by one run, and that catch from Voges changed things for the home team. 25 were needed off three overs at that stage and McCullum had helped take 20 off the previous over from Hopes. However, Elliot struggled, and Bracken bowled brilliantly throughout to ensure Australia got home eventually. Thanks for tuning in, it's been great bringing you the entire tour. From all of us here at Cricinfo, it's goodbye.

Bracken to NL McCullum, SIX runs
massive six! A little too late though, short on middle and off, pulled away over the deep midwicket boundary for a big one!

Eight needed off the last ball, impossible unless he bowls a wide or a no-ball here

Bracken to NL McCullum, FOUR runs
gets a boundary, sorry but that's not quite enough!! Full on middle and leg, dragged away wide of square leg, went all along the ground there

Two sixes needed from here one

Bracken to NL McCullum, no run
hats off to Bracken! Short on middle and off, goes for the pull, misses yet again, Haddin prevents the single

12 needed off 3

Bracken to Elliott, 1 leg bye
slower ball bowled full on middle and off, cutting away, gets down on one knee to smack it over midwicket, hit on the pads as he fails to pick the slower one, a missed opportunity there
Bracken to NL McCullum, 1 leg bye
full on the pads, tries to chip it away over the in-field on the leg side, is rapped on the pads and can only manage a leg bye towards cover

14 needed off 5. Nathan McCullum walks in

Bracken to Elliott, OUT
run out, slower offcutter bowled on a good length outside off, came forward to slog it over midwicket, runs for the single but Haddin throws down the stumps at the striker's end with an under-arm flick to find the batsman well short
JEC Franklin run out (†Haddin) 3 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Bracken, who's been thrifty thus far, will bowl the last over. New Zealand need 14 to win

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 137/4CRR: 7.21 • RRR: 14.00
James Franklin3 (3)
Grant Elliott23 (28)
Ben Hilfenhaus4-0-32-1
Nathan Bracken3-1-6-0
Hilfenhaus to Franklin, no run
swing and a miss, full outside off, held its line, tried to hit through the line and dismiss it over the long-on boundary, failed to make contact there
Hilfenhaus to Franklin, 2 runs
full outside off, chipped over the in-field wide of deep cover for a couple
Hilfenhaus to Elliott, 1 run
slow full toss on the off stump, he could have smacked that anywhere but instead he gently pushes it to mid-off for a single
Hilfenhaus to Franklin, 1 run
yorker on middle, dug out in the leg side for a quick single
Hilfenhaus to Franklin, 1 wide
bouncer banged in short on middle, tries to upper cut that over the keeper, misses, a touch too high there and rightly given a wide

James Franklin to face

Hilfenhaus to Elliott, 1 run
full outside off, reaches for it and strokes it down to deep cover for a single

The batsmen crossed there, and Elliot is now on strike

Hilfenhaus to BB McCullum, OUT
Superb catch! Could that be the decisive moment?? Full outside off, struck away straight to Voges at long-on, he takes it just inside the ropes but loses his balance, throws the ball up in the air to ensure he doesn't carry it over the boundary, trips on the way forward but retains his composure to pouch it comfortably back again, kept his cool throughout there and has possibly turned the match in Australia's favour here
BB McCullum c Voges b Hilfenhaus 61 (71m 47b 5x4 2x6) SR: 129.78

20 needed off 12. Hilfenhaus to bowl the 19th over.

end of over 185 runs
NZ: 131/3CRR: 7.27 • RRR: 10.00
Brendon McCullum61 (46)
Grant Elliott21 (26)
Nathan Bracken3-1-6-0
James Hopes4-0-40-1
Bracken to BB McCullum, 1 run
fuller on the off stump, paddled uppishly towards fine leg for a single. Just five off the over
Bracken to Elliott, 1 run
short on the off stump, walks across and paddles it down to fine leg
Bracken to Elliott, no run
short of a length outside off, tries to pull it away over midwicket, fails to connect, Haddin's standing up
Bracken to BB McCullum, 1 run
slower ball bowled full on leg stump, flicked away to fine leg, decide against the second and wisely so, good throw into the keeper from the deep
Bracken to Elliott, 1 run
slower ball bowled short outside off, dragged down to deep midwicket
Bracken to BB McCullum, 1 run
offcutter, good length outside off, run down to third man for a single

25 needed off 18. The job looks much easier now. Bracken back into the attack. Australia need another maiden from him here

end of over 1720 runs
NZ: 126/3CRR: 7.41 • RRR: 8.33
Brendon McCullum58 (43)
Grant Elliott19 (23)
James Hopes4-0-40-1
David Hussey4-0-24-0
Hopes to BB McCullum, 1 run
eased through the coves for a single, could that be the match-turning over? 20 off it
Hopes to BB McCullum, FOUR runs
New Zealand have come back hard in this over, just a fraction short on middle, shuffles and paddles it over the short-fine fielder for a one bounce four
Hopes to BB McCullum, FOUR runs
follows that up with a boundary, full on the leg stump, gets forward and paddles it really fine for a boundary that brings up his fifty. Excellent knock