Player of the Match
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    22.2 taken at backward point! Goes on the up once more but this time he won't survive. Short of a length, sticking in the pitch again. Smith leaps to his left and grabs on to it. Not at all an easy shot on this pitch. Cummins was brought on for just this. New Zealand sliding big time 82/4
    9.4 there's the breakthrough! Hazlewood bowls one slightly fuller, and just around off. Nicholls looks for the drive, but gets a substantial edge as he does so. Carey goes low to his left and takes a good catch. Important reward for some really disciplined stuff from the Australian seamers 28/1
    19.2 wow! Stunning delivery. Zampa bursts through WIlliamson's defences with a googly. Length outside off, draws him a long way forward. Not sure if he picked that or not - he looked to flick but the bat was well away from the body. Through the gap goes Zampa and knocks the stumps. Dip and deception. 64/2
    20.3 straight to mid-on! Length ball outside off, steps out and looks to slap that on the rise. He's through it early, it comes off the inside part of the bat and is regulation for the fielder there. Almost a harried innings from Taylor, was looking to take risks almost every ball that it lasted. Marsh is rewarded for his persistent wicket-to-wicket bowling 69/3
    32.3 oh, the drinks break does the trick! Dug in a touch short, angling in from around the wicket, and Latham tries to swing this away towards deep square leg. D'Arcy Short moves in from the deep, standing about three-quarters of the way to the boundary, and takes it easily 147/6
    24.6 taken by the keeper. Another awkward response to a short ball from Neesham, and it's pinged off the shoulder of the bat and gone straight to Carey. Short ball at the ribs. Takes his eyes off and is looking at the floor as he fends at this. Had no chance 96/5
    35.3 fuller ball, and he whips this away, but straight to Starc at wide long-on! This is good bowling from Zampa again, as he gave this some extra flight and invited the big shot. Colin de Grandhomme took the bait, but also got a bit of the toe end of the bat. Starc takes a good catch, running away and bending to his right. Seems to have hurt a finger in his right hand, and is jogging off for some treatment 160/7
    37.5 Marsh has another one! Length ball, and just holds up a bit in the pitch. Not a particular change of pace, but he looks to go over long-on, but ends up playing down his throat. Perhaps timed it a bit too well, but with batsmen running out at the other end, Santner perhaps thought he needed to be the one chancing his arm a bit more 170/8
    not out
    39.6 Marsh hits the top of off! Length, and the line just enough to hit the stumps, and that sums up how well Australia have bowled to a plan. Not much room, nor enough length to hit through or across the line. Ferguson goes for an almighty heave, and just hears the rattle of the ball brush the bail on its way through 180/9
    40.6 short, off the top edge, and Cummins calls it. And he takes it as well, right by Boult! Fist bump from the batsman, and Cummins completes part of what has been a complete and professional performance 187/10
    9 (lb 5, w 4)
    187 all out (41 Overs, RR: 4.56)
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Henry Nicholls, 9.4 ov), 2-64 (Kane Williamson, 19.2 ov), 3-69 (Ross Taylor, 20.3 ov), 4-82 (Martin Guptill, 22.2 ov), 5-96 (James Neesham, 24.6 ov), 6-147 (Tom Latham, 32.3 ov), 7-160 (Colin de Grandhomme, 35.3 ov), 8-170 (Mitchell Santner, 37.5 ov), 9-180 (Lockie Ferguson, 39.6 ov), 10-187 (Trent Boult, 40.6 ov)

Match Notes

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

1st28MJ GuptillHM Nicholls
2nd36MJ GuptillKS Williamson
3rd5LRPL TaylorMJ Guptill
4th13MJ GuptillTWM Latham
5th14JDS NeeshamTWM Latham
6th51C de GrandhommeTWM Latham
7th13C de GrandhommeMJ Santner
8th10MJ SantnerIS Sodhi
9th10LH FergusonIS Sodhi
10th7TA BoultIS Sodhi