END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 134/9 (9 runs required, RR: 6.70)

  • Adam Zampa2 (1b)
  • Peter Nevill7 (2b)
  • Corey Anderson4-0-29-2
  • Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-17-3

That wraps things up here. Don't forget to join us for England v South Africa shortly, and thanks for your company.

"I thought 150 was par," said Smith. "[But] their spinners bowled extremely well and we didn't respond well; we lost wickets in clumps and couldn't get any partnerships together."

"We were fortunate to play on two wickets so similar," said Williamson. "We adopted similar tactics. On some of these surfaces it's [chasing 140+] a pretty tough total to chase".

Now's a good time to look at the points table, too, before we turn our attention to England v South Africa.

Mitchell McClenaghan is given the player-of-the-match award: "Nice to perform like that but it was as a collective," he said. "The spinners were fantastic and got us back in the game. It's nice to show some teams we can play in these conditions. There still 2 more games [though]."

We'll have reaction from the captains shortly, and Brydon's penning the bulletin as we speak.

A comfortable eight-run win for New Zealand in the end. For the second match, New Zealand posted a total we thought was 20, 25 runs short. Maybe even 30. But again, New Zealand's spinners have been outstandingly controlled, calm under pressure, and - perhaps the most important point - the pitch never offered either side the chance to time the ball properly.

19.6
2
Anderson to Zampa, 2 runs, lofted tamely for two, and there's the match for New Zealand
19.5
W
Anderson to Coulter-Nile, OUT, bowled him! Inside edge as NCN tries to carve this somewhere, anywhere, but can only find his stumps

NM Coulter-Nile b Anderson 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

11 from 2! It's still on, Aussies!

19.4
1
Anderson to Nevill, 1 run, mistimed down the ground but just for a single

Ahaan: "Seems that even I can bowl on this wicket. All you need is to bowl is a slower one."

19.3
6
Anderson to Nevill, SIX runs, out! No - he's lofted it just over for six! Beautifully timed and Santner, who's not short, leapt up to take it but couldn't reach
19.2
1
Anderson to Coulter-Nile, 1 run, stand-and-deliver from NCN, but mistiming it (how often have I written that today?) for a single to long-off
19.1
W
Anderson to Faulkner, OUT, goddim! Guptil takes a fine catch in the deep as Faulkner, The Finisher, tries to clobber this across the line into the midwicket stand but picks out Guptil who has huge, safe buckets, scooping it up on the run

JP Faulkner c Guptill b Anderson 2 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

So, the final over. 19 needed. Anderson I think will take the ball - yes. Strap in,

vivek bhandari: "Micheal Hussey scored 34 off two overs (Mohd Amir and Saeed Ajmal) in the 2010 WC semifinal; and Dharamsala is a smallish ground; so it's still anybody's game"

END OF OVER:
19 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 124/7 (19 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.52, RRR: 19.00)

  • James Faulkner2 (3b)
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile0 (0b)
  • Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-17-3
  • Ish Sodhi4-0-14-1
18.6
1
McClenaghan to Faulkner, 1 run, a front-footed slapping flog past the bowler

Game, set, match? 20 from 7

18.5
W
McClenaghan to Agar, OUT, catch - great catch! Agar understandably goes for a pull on the front foot, attempting to heave it over midwicket for six, but picks out Taylor who - running about 15 or so yards - takes a neat, low catch

AC Agar c Taylor b McClenaghan 9 (15m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 112.50

18.4
1
McClenaghan to Faulkner, 1 run, clattered out to the off side for a single

21 from 9

18.3
0
McClenaghan to Faulkner, no run, well, ha, a fairly desperate heave over midwicket attempted. He misses

That gets Faulkner on strike

18.2
1lb
McClenaghan to Agar, 1 leg bye, slower ball, off his pads for a single

Marsh did well, but here's the man we've been waiting for. Faulkner.

18.1
W
McClenaghan to Marsh, OUT, outside off but a slower ball, and Marsh has misread it, skying a pull straight down Milne's throat at long-on - and that's a huge, huge wicket!

MR Marsh c Milne b McClenaghan 24 (30m 23b 0x4 2x6) SR: 104.34

Around the wicket

William: "Is "pull cum flick" a technical term?" Mostly, yes. Right then. 22 from the last two overs! It's anyone's game. But mostly New Zealand's. Isn't it?

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs | AUS: 121/5 (22 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.72, RRR: 11.00)

  • Mitchell Marsh24 (22b)
  • Ashton Agar9 (6b)
  • Ish Sodhi4-0-14-1
  • Mitchell Santner4-0-30-2
17.6
1
Sodhi to Marsh, 1 run, clomped out to the deep
17.5
1
Sodhi to Agar, 1 run, rocks back and cuts - but there's a fumble from the fielder and they're quick to seize a single
17.4
1
Sodhi to Marsh, 1 run, makes contact this time. Driven to cover.
17.3
0
Sodhi to Marsh, no run, plays and misses! Well bowled, Sodhi - classic leggie's delivery, turn and bounce from Marsh's bolshy attempt at a drive

25 from 16

17.2
1
Sodhi to Agar, 1 run, short of a length, Agar rocks back and cuts

Ravi: "Agar gets back 6 of 18 runs !"

17.1
1
Sodhi to Marsh, 1 run, smartly clipped but just for a single

END OF OVER:
17 | 15 Runs | AUS: 116/5 (27 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.82, RRR: 9.00)

  • Ashton Agar7 (4b)
  • Mitchell Marsh21 (18b)
  • Mitchell Santner4-0-30-2
  • Ish Sodhi3-0-9-1
16.6
6
Santner to Agar, SIX runs, Agar dances down the pitch and clatters an 84m over long-on! Top shot

GBA: "Agar before Faulkner??? With 4 overs left??? What folly is this???"

16.5
1
Santner to Marsh, 1 run, pushed out to cover
16.4
6
Santner to Marsh, SIX runs, Marsh plants his front foot, winds the levels and lets rip a crunching blow over long-on. He is power.
16.3
0
Santner to Marsh, no run, again this is so well bowled by Santner - sees Marsh charging down the pitch (well, you can hardly miss him) and drops it short and wide

Quick wickets

0

No. of wkts for Australia in their first five overs scoring 42 runs. In the next five they lost 3 wickets for 24 runs.

Khawaja gets to his best

33

Previous highest score for Usman Khawaja in T20Is, before today. He has gone past that in this innings.

Watson's poor WT20 run

5.83

Watson's average in his last six WT20 innings, including his 13 today. His scores in 6 inns: 8, 7, 4, 2, 1, 13. His scores in previous 4 WT20 inns: 51, 41*, 72, 70.

Couldn't make up

84

Runs scored by NZ in their last 14 overs for the loss of eight wkts. In the first six overs they were 58 for 0.

Taylor's bad form

18.00

Ross Taylor's average in his last 11 T20I innings, including his innings today. He has scored 144 runs in those innings at S/R of just 112.50 with highest of 28*.

Best beginners

82.33

Average opening stand for NZ in T20Is in 2016, easily the best for any team. SA have the next best (43.60) followed by Aus (43).

High scoring venue

176

Average score batting first at this venue in all T20s, before this match in 15 T20s. In 13 T20s where all 20 overs were possible, the teams scored 170 or more 9 times.

After a long time

2010

Last time Australia and New Zealand faced each others in a T20I, before this game. In the 5 games till then, Aus won four and one was tied which NZ won in super-over.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Super 10 Group 1
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI43160.359
ENG43160.145
SA42240.651
SL4132-0.461
AFG4132-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ44081.9
INDIA4316-0.305
AUS42240.233
PAK4132-0.093
BDESH4040-1.805
First Round Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
BDESH32051.938
NL31130.154
OMAN3113-1.521
IRE3021-0.685
First Round Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AFG33061.54
ZIM3214-0.567
SCOT3122-0.132
HKG3030-1.017