Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
34 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 168/10 (115 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.94, RRR: 7.18)

  • Jeetan Patel1 (2b)
  • Brad Hogg6-1-49-3
  • Brett Lee9-0-47-3

Australia, then, win the game convincingly by 114 runs and with around 15 overs to spare. They have regained the Chappell-Hadlee Series with a 2-0 win, which is only just given how well they have played in the tournament. I wonder who will be the Man of the Series, my money's with Ponting for his two centuries. Yes, indeed it is Ponting who picks up the Player of the Match and the Series. Read Peter English on what it means to him, and for a full recap of the day's play.

A modest Ponting told Nine. "It's been a good couple of weeks to tell the truth. I feel like I've played OK. It's been a great series, it always is and once again Australia's played some great cricket so it's been an exciting week for us.

"I think the build-up this week has always been about this game being a final, we have prepared well for it, you've seen a bit more intensity today, that's what I expect for the game.

"We pack up early to go straight to Melbourne before we start training for the next series. India have got a bit of confidence and I know those guys are looking forward to that series."

So, little time off before the next international series, and India are in town already. We'll be back on Boxing Day, tune in then if you get the chance. Until then, thanks very much for joining us over this series.

33.6
W
Hogg to Gillespie, OUT, drags short and swung to Symonds at midwicket and that's all over

MR Gillespie c Symonds b Hogg 24 (29m 24b 3x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

33.5
0
Hogg to Gillespie, no run, straight delivery, Gillespie backs away, exposing the sticks, but misses the cut and the ball bounces over
33.4
4
Hogg to Gillespie, FOUR runs, straight drive back down the ground
33.3
4
Hogg to Gillespie, FOUR runs, driven over cover
33.2
1
Hogg to Patel, 1 run, has a swing, lobbed away towards wideish long-on, and he's off the mark
33.1
1
Hogg to Gillespie, 1 run, turned back in to him, defended on the back foot and they grab a single

END OF OVER:
33 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 158/9 (125 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.78, RRR: 7.35)

  • Jeetan Patel0 (1b)
  • Mark Gillespie15 (19b)
  • Brett Lee9-0-47-3
  • Brad Hogg5-1-39-2
32.6
0
Lee to Patel, no run, pushed right up there, Patel defends

The end of a fighting innings, and with it any last remnants of hope the more optimistic fans may have had

32.5
W
Lee to Styris, OUT, full yorker from the top drawer, Styris backs away and his middle stump is shattered

SB Styris b Lee 75 (130m 79b 9x4 2x6) SR: 94.93

...and just as well I got that in there...

A bit of a late hat-tip for Styris's fifty, that got lost in the commotion of the technical issues

32.4
2
Lee to Styris, 2 runs, bouncer on leg, pulled through midwicket
32.3
4
Lee to Styris, FOUR runs, flat six across the line, oh hang on, was it, that hit the rope. The video umpire is getting a call. Ah, he's signalled four

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
7JM HowBB McCullum
1MS SinclairJM How
35MS SinclairSB Styris
17SB StyrisLRPL Taylor
12SB StyrisJDP Oram
16SB StyrisGJ Hopkins
0DL VettoriSB Styris
30SB StyrisKD Mills
40SB StyrisMR Gillespie
10JS PatelMR Gillespie