Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    9.1 short, and he has got Warner with a snorter! Delivered at 142kph, and following him as he looks to sway out of its way, this ball takes off and takes Warner along its way through to Latham. Ferguson had no doubt, and neither did Warner. Both openers dismissed this early, wow! 38/2
    4.3 length, and jags back into him and traps him in front! Just a bit of seam movement back into him, and Finch shakes his head as he walks off. The umpire was fairly easily convinced that this would have hit the top of off and middle, and the Australia captain agreed. What a start for New Zealand! 15/1
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    49.3 GONE THIS TIME! Perfect full ball again, delivered at 137kph, and with a hint of reverse again back in from outside off. Khawaja walks across to access the on side, but misses out on contact and in fact walks right outside the line of the ball. Vital half-century from Khawaja, though, as he acknowledges the crowd on his way out 243/7
    11.2 falls into the trap! New Zealand had a leg gully lurking. They were going to attack SS with the short ball. They were hoping he'd flick one in the air and this guy can grab it. But this is a full blooded pull shot. This is coming off at a zillion miles an hour. And it's not even right at the fielder. A fielder who's already dropped two catches. Guptill doesn't care though. He spots the ball early enough. He dives to his left quickly enough. Sticks out his hand and comes up with an absolute specy! This is going to be one of the catches of the tournament. Smith's copped the end of two of those now and New Zealand are now nice and snug in the driver's seat. The broadcast graphics say Guptill was only 17 m away from the batsman. Also, in terms of reaction time, he only had 0.6 seconds to pull off that miracle. #WOAH! 46/3
    19.6 caught behind! Neesh delivers an absolute peach. A cross-seamer that hits the deck. The line is close enough to off stump. The length though is in-between. Not full enough for the drive. Not short enough for the cut. Stoinis presses forward gamely, looking to block the ball out. But it's mischief not done yet. It decks away off the pitch, takes the outside edge and settles in the keeper's gloves. Top stuff. 81/4
    21.3 WHAT A CATCH! If you thought Guptill had one of the rippers for the day, Jimmy Neesham has just sent in his nomination for moment of the day! It comes off the bottom of Maxwell's blade as he looks to pull a short one outside off, and Neesham dives away to his left and picks up a one-handed grab. That's the kind of catch you would be tempted to take out for dinner, and take home to introduce to your parents. New Zealand are on fire! 92/5
    42.6 OUT THIS TIME! A terrific hand from Alex Carey comes to an end, as he looks to go inside out over cover but cannot clear Martin Guptill. Smart work, too, from KW, as he continues to get some purchase and grip from this surface. Nonetheless, this partnership has brought Australia right back into this contest 199/6
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    49.4 OH YOU BEAUTY! We might get to see a bit of this from Starc later -- a perfect yorker, that swings in at good pace and goes under his blade even as he looks to jam it down. Almost as good as the ball that Starc delivered to Ben Stokes just a few days ago! 243/8
    49.5 HE'S GOT IT! Full, swinging away from him after pitching around leg, and given. Australia have reviewed this! It's a perfect full length, and there's no sign of bat near that. The only question could be where it pitched, I would think. The bat hits ground, but that is after the ball passes through and crashes into his right foot. It's out, and that's a hat-trick for Trent Boult! 243/9
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    10 (lb 3, w 7)
    TOTAL
    243/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.86)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Aaron Finch, 4.3 ov), 2-38 (David Warner, 9.1 ov), 3-46 (Steven Smith, 11.2 ov), 4-81 (Marcus Stoinis, 19.6 ov), 5-92 (Glenn Maxwell, 21.3 ov), 6-199 (Alex Carey, 42.6 ov), 7-243 (Usman Khawaja, 49.3 ov), 8-243 (Mitchell Starc, 49.4 ov), 9-243 (Jason Behrendorff, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TA Boult1015145.10356000
    C de Grandhomme812903.62313010
    LH Ferguson1004924.90357000
    IS Sodhi603505.83122000
    JDS Neesham602824.66214010
    MJ Santner302307.6682010
    KS Williamson702513.57190000
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    13.1 full ball, angles into him, and given out leg before! Guptill chooses to walk. A bit of swing as it comes back into him. He gets his front foot around in front and cannot bring his bat down on time as he overbalances a touch. Behrendorff strikes again by bowling full. This is a vital breakthrough for the Australians 42/2
    9.2 strangled down leg. And he's walking off. A poor end to what looked like a promising innings as he tries to pull a short ball down to fine leg but in the end only gloves the ball through to the keeper 29/1
    25.4 caught behind. One genius gets the other! And it's that dab. It's the go to shot. It's the one that feeds every one of his ODI innings. But not this one. The ball angling across the right hander - a cutter set up for the fourth slip - takes the edge as KW plays the dab and goes through to the keeper. Australia celebrate. Starc celebrates although should he reallly? He keeps taking so many wickets in his first over of a new spell that maybe he should just yawn and wave bye-bye to the other guy 97/3
    31.4 RUNS OUT OF PATIENCE! Fuller ball, and he looks to go across the line and top-edges this behind the wicket. It hangs in the air forever but Carey positions himself well and takes it low down in front of him. What a time for Australia to get rid of Taylor! 118/4
    35.3 WHAT A CATCH! Fuller ball, but Latham saw it and was eyeing the midwicket fence. Gets a good bit of the bat to it, and Superman Steve Smith flies away to his right and plucks it out with his right hand. Super stuff! 125/6
    32.1 STICKS AND STONES MIGHT HURT HIS BONES, BUT BOOS WILL GET HIM A WICKET! He loops one up outside off, and CdG has hit this high and straight down Khawaja's throat at wide long off. What a shame, off the first ball too! Wicket for Smith! 118/5
    38.1 swings across the line, and holes out to the bowler himself! Well, with the rise in required run-rate, this was always on the cards. Lyon flights one outside off, and Neesham tries to swing this across the line, and the top edge goes towards short midwicket. Lyon calls, and takes the catch himself 131/7
    43.4 short, and he holes out to fine leg! Starc has five, and Australia have crushed New Zealand in an imposing performance where they were on the back foot for the first hour and a bit in this contest. Cricket, bloody hell! It was short and quick, and Santner actually got inside the line of the ball and was looking to hook this towards long leg. The pace on the ball took the top edge and made it go finer, and Behrendorff made no mistake 157/10
    39.6 shapes into him from wide of the crease, and he has been caught in front of the crease. Called leg-before, but they review this. Nothing wrong with the front foot, and there doesn't appear to be any bat on it either. The impact is fine, and the wickets stay with umpire's call. That's Starc now emulating his haul of wickets from 2015! 141/8
    41.1 BOWLED HIM! Starc always attacks the stumps, and this time he was too quick and too accurate for Ferguson. Wicket no. 23 as he comes from wide of the crease, and Ferguson fails to get behind the line of this 144/9
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    Extras
    17 (b 4, lb 3, w 10)
    TOTAL
    157 all out (43.4 Overs, RR: 3.59)
    Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Henry Nicholls, 9.2 ov), 2-42 (Martin Guptill, 13.1 ov), 3-97 (Kane Williamson, 25.4 ov), 4-118 (Ross Taylor, 31.4 ov), 5-118 (Colin de Grandhomme, 32.1 ov), 6-125 (Tom Latham, 35.3 ov), 7-131 (James Neesham, 38.1 ov), 8-141 (Ish Sodhi, 39.6 ov), 9-144 (Lockie Ferguson, 41.1 ov), 10-157 (Mitchell Santner, 43.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JP Behrendorff903123.44372030
    MA Starc9.412652.68452040
    PJ Cummins611412.33282000
    NM Lyon1003613.60371110
    SPD Smith20613.0060000
    AJ Finch10707.0021000
    MP Stoinis201206.0070100
    GJ Maxwell401804.50101000

Match Notes

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
29MJ GuptillHM Nicholls
13MJ GuptillKS Williamson
55LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
21LRPL TaylorTWM Latham
0C de GrandhommeTWM Latham
7JDS NeeshamTWM Latham
6JDS NeeshamMJ Santner
10MJ SantnerIS Sodhi
3LH FergusonMJ Santner
13TA BoultMJ Santner