result
2nd T20I (N), Christchurch, Feb 28 2010, Australia tour of New Zealand
(20 ov, target 215)214/4
Match tied (New Zealand won the one-over eliminator)
player of the match
Brendon McCullum
New Zealand
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• The Bulletin by Peter English

Southee and McCullum seal super NZ win

A superb match needed a Super Over to split the teams and New Zealand prevailed to repay Brendan McCullum for his amazing century

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Scorecard summary
New Zealand214/6(20 overs)
Australia214/4(20 overs)

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.

end of over 2011 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 214/4CRR: 10.70 
Cameron White64 (26)
Tim Southee4-0-44-0
Jacob Oram4-0-52-0

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.

19.6
W
Southee to Clarke, 2 runs, OUT

Clarke moves forward, gets to it on the full and clubs it to long on, Nathan Mc dives to save the boundary and parries it, the batsmen come back for the third but Clarke is well short and we are going to a Super Over! What a match folks. This is sensational stuff!

Michael Clarke run out (NL McCullum/Southee) 67 (75m 45b 5x4 2x6) SR: 148.88
19.5
1
Southee to White, 1 run

yorker length driven to long on and Brendon Mc does well to prevent the second. If it's a tie it will go down to a Super Over! The scenes are electric here.

19.4
4
Southee to White, FOUR runs

full and he just misses the yorker, White cracks it straight, just past Southee's head for four, amazing power!

19.3
2
Southee to White, 2 runs

full and clubbed down the ground and Brendon Mc msfields in the deep and they take a tight second

19.2
1
Southee to Clarke, 1 run

Clarke moves across to the off side and Southee follows him and Clarke whips it into the leg side to the sweeper

19.1
1
Southee to White, 1 run

yorker again, dug out to long on and they can only take the single

end of over 1918 runs
AUS: 203/3CRR: 10.68 RRR: 12.00 • Need 12 from 6b
Cameron White56 (22)
Michael Clarke64 (43)
Jacob Oram4-0-52-0
Tim Southee3-0-33-0
18.6
1
Oram to White, 1 run

yorker dug out to long on, good finish

18.5
6
Oram to White, SIX runs

just misses yorker length and White launches it high, long and handsome over long on for another maximum. Exactly what Australia needed

18.5
1w
Oram to White, 1 wide

yorker length but well wide off off stump

18.4
4
Oram to White, FOUR runs

low full toss and White drives it straight back past the bowler for four

18.3
4
Oram to White, FOUR runs

full but not full enough and White drives in the air through long on for four

18.2
1
Oram to Clarke, 1 run

yorker dug out into the off side, Oram dives, picks it up and throws it to Hopkins who fumbles and that may well have been run out had he held onto it

18.1
1
Oram to White, 1 run

Oram is full, it's not quite yorker length and White clubs it to long on for a single

end of over 186 runs
AUS: 185/3CRR: 10.27 RRR: 15.00 • Need 30 from 12b
Cameron White40 (17)
Michael Clarke63 (42)
Tim Southee3-0-33-0
Shane Bond4-0-27-1
17.6
1
Southee to White, 1 run

the best yorker of the over and White digs it out into the off side

17.5
1
Southee to Clarke, 1 run

yorker length again and Clarke comes down the track and gets to it on the full but can only dig it out to long off

17.4
1
Southee to White, 1 run

impeccable length again as he hist the hole and he digs it out to long off

17.3
1
Southee to Clarke, 1 run

yorker dug out to deep mid wicket

17.2
1
Southee to White, 1 run

Southee goes full again and White can only dig it out to long on

17.1
1
Southee to Clarke, 1 run

Southee hits the block hole and Clarke drives to cover

end of over 1713 runs
AUS: 179/3CRR: 10.52 RRR: 12.00 • Need 36 from 18b
Michael Clarke60 (39)
Cameron White37 (14)
Shane Bond4-0-27-1
James Franklin3-0-32-2
16.6
1
Bond to Clarke, 1 run

full and at the stumps and mistimed drive into the leg side

Best performances - batters
Brendon McCullum portrait
BB McCullum
116 runs (56)
12 fours
8 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
63 runs
6 fours
6 sixes
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Michael Clark player pic
MJ Clarke
67 runs (45)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
17 runs
1 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Shaun Tait
SW Tait
O
4
M
0
R
40
W
2
ECO
10
James Franklin portrait
JEC Franklin
O
3
M
0
R
32
W
2
ECO
10.66
Match details
AMI Stadium, Christchurch
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of New Zealand
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 149
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20, Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00
Match days28 February 2010 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Chris Gaffaney
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Tony Hill
TV Umpire
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Gary Baxter
Reserve Umpire
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Evan Watkin
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle