Result
Only T20I (N), Sydney, Feb 15 2009, New Zealand tour of Australia
150/7
(20 ov, target 151)
149/5
Australia won by 1 run
Player Of The Match
2y
• Alex Brown at the SCG

Bracken delivers tight success for Australia

Nathan Bracken inspired Australia with a sequence of 10 consecutive dot balls from which New Zealand never fully recovered on the way to a one-run defeat

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Scorecard summary
Australia150/7(20 overs)
New Zealand149/5(20 overs)
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.

19.6
6
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

19.5
4
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

19.4
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

19.3
1lb
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
19.2
1lb
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

19.1
w
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
18.6
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
18.5
2
Hilfenhaus to Franklin, 2 runs
full outside off, chipped over the in-field wide of deep cover for a couple
18.4
1
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
18.3
1
Hilfenhaus to Franklin, 1 run
yorker on middle, dug out in the leg side for a quick single
18.3
1w
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

18.2
1
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

18.1
w
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
17.6
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
17.5
1
Bracken to Elliott, 1 run
short on the off stump, walks across and paddles it down to fine leg
17.4
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
17.3
1
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
17.2
1
Bracken to Elliott, 1 run
slower ball bowled short outside off, dragged down to deep midwicket
Best performances - batsmen
BB McCullum
61 runs (47)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
leg glance
21 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
5117914618
DJ Hussey
41 runs (39)
1 fours
1 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
leg glance
15 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
037314536
Best performances - bowlers
PM Siddle
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
Eco
6.00
IE O'Brien
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
2
Eco
8.50
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossAustralia , elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Nathan Bracken
Series resultAustralia won the one-off match
Match numberT20I no. 83
Season2008/09
Hours of play (local time)19.35 start, First Session 19.35-20.55 Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.35
Match days15 February 2009 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Callum Ferguson
Moises Henriques
Peter Siddle
Martin Guptill
Neil Broom
Grant Elliott
Ian Butler
Iain O'Brien
Umpires
Bruce Oxenford
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Rod Tucker
Reserve Umpire
Gerard Abood
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama