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RESULT
2nd T20I (N), Christchurch, February 28, 2010, Australia tour of New Zealand
(20 ov, T:215) 214/4

Match tied (New Zealand won the one-over eliminator)

Player Of The Match
116* (56)
brendon-mccullum
Super Over

Australia scored six off their Super Over, New Zealand won by scoring nine off four balls.

Brendon McCullum is Christchurch's hero, scoring 116 off 56 balls, but don't forget Tim Southee, who somehow prevented a rampaging Cameron White from winning the match in normal time. He then returned to bowl a stunning Super Over full of yorker-length deliveries.

The New Zealand players are out on the field thanking the crowd, their fans have been vocal today. Ross Taylor's signing autographs. We've had a superb finish, and the T20 series is level at 1-1.

Vettori says it's one of the most "amazing crowds" he's played in front off. The noise as Southee ran in to bowl the final ball of the 20th over was something else. McCullum says it was "nice to make a contribution". Talk about understating it!

That's it from us at Cricinfo for the moment, on behalf of Marc Ellison, this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers.

0.3
4
Tait to Guptill, FOUR runs

Guptill's done it! Short and wide outside off, he winds up and unleashes a fierce cut, sending the ball racing over the fielder at point, Clarke watched it fly over him, he had a couple of chances to run the batsmen out but missed.

0.3
2w
Tait to McCullum, 2 wide

and they run one too, that's wide down leg side, McCullum tried to scoop it but missed, New Zealand needed two off four balls!

0.2
1
Tait to Guptill, 1 run

cut to point again, Guptill sprints, Clarke fields and throws at the bowler's end, he misses again, Guptill was a goner. New - Zealand 3

0.2
1w
Tait to Guptill, 1 wide

Tait's bowled a terrible ball, short and very very wide outside off, Haddin does well to take it, New Zealand - 2

0.1
1
Tait to McCullum, 1 run

good length ball outside off, McCullum cuts to point and sets off, Clarke fields and shies at the bowler's end, McCullum dives full length, the throw misses, New Zealand- 1

New Zealand's three batsmen are McCullum, Guptill and someone else, I forget. Sorry. They have to contend with the fiery pace of Shaun Tait. What does McCullum have left? Can he scoop one more? Australia have only six to defend. Clarke's taking his time setting the field

SUPER OVER 1 - END OF OVER6 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 6/1CRR: 6.00 
0.6
2
Southee to Haddin, 2 runs

hit to long on, Ross Taylor fumbles and the batsmen sprint the second run, Australia have scored six off the Super Over. Southee has done magnificently for the home team.

0.5
1
Southee to White, 1 run

yorker, splendid yorker on leg stump, White digs it out and runs the single, Southee doesn't risk the run out at the bowler's end - Australia 4

0.4
Southee to Warner, no run

Caught!! Warner clears his leg to make room and skies the ball high, it's very high but he's not hit it far enough, Nathan McCullum takes the skier at long-on. It's a dot ball. Australia have one wicket left, Haddin walks in but White is on strike. Australia - 3

0.3
Southee to Warner, no run

Southee take a bow! Warner doesn't get under it and hits it to the bowler, Southee fields, White sets off for teh run and there's a run-out chance, Southee doesn't risk it. Australia - 3

0.2
1
Southee to White, 1 run

full ball again from Southee, White powers it down the ground and it reaches the fielder on the bounce at long on. Australia - 3

0.1
2
Southee to White, 2 runs

full toss from Southee, and White mis-times it down the ground, Warner comes sprinting back for the second. Australia - 2

Right, buckle up for the Super Over. The team chasing will bat first, so White won't have to take his pads off. Australia's three batsmen are White, Warner and Haddin. If they lose two wickets, that's the end of the Super Over innings.

White and Warner are out there, Southee, who bowled a magnificent last two overs, has to do it again for New Zealand.