result
1st ODI (D/N), Auckland, Feb 3 2016, Australia tour of New Zealand
(24.2/50 ov, target 308)148
New Zealand won by 159 runs
player of the match
Martin Guptill
New Zealand
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• The Report by Brydon Coverdale

New Zealand crush Australia by 159 runs

New Zealand took a 1-0 lead in the three-match Chappell-Hadlee series with a 159-run win at Eden Park, their second-biggest ODI victory over Australia of all time

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Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
New Zealand307/8(50 overs)
Australia148/10(24.2 overs)

8.12 pm New Zealand lead the Chappell-Hadlee series 1-0 after a 159-run demolition of Australia. The Eden Park crowd rises to applaud the New Zealand team as they walk off the ground, McCullum leading them off this venue for the final time in international cricket. He scored 44 off 28 balls today and entertained them with his trademark, cavalier approach. Henry Nicholls batted really well too, and though New Zealand fell away towards the end of their innings they got plenty in the end. Matt Henry and Trent Boult taking three wickets each to shred Australia's top six inside ten overs.

srijan: "Last time they made 151, now only 148. Not a place where they want to be."

Divy: "Not sure how much difference would Starc and Cummins made here. Even if NZ was shot out for 230, this bowling attack is more than handy in thses conditions. Australia haven't succeeded overseas for a long time now. Whether it be spin or swing."

grant: "Australia were keeping up with the required run rate. All they needed was another 10 wickets. Well done NZ"

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Steve Smith: "We are going to have to move on quickly. I thought we pulled it back quite well, Guptill and McCullum got off to a great start, we pulled it back. 300 was par on this ground but we lost early wickets in the end. It was probably more the top order - six wickets in ten overs, you aren't going to win many games after that."

Brendon McCullum: "Was a really good performance, we could have got a few more but at half time we were really happy. 280 was par, we were happy with 300. It slowed up as the game went on, one of our tactical plays was to ry and score as much as we could early on, it wasn't the old fashioned way of building and scoring at the end, we had to capitalise against the new ball. I thought Nicholls' presence at the crease was outstanding, to put together a partnership with Gup, they allowed us to get across 300."

The Man of the Match is Martin Guptill for his 90 off 76 balls. "I love playing here, home crowd and a good batting wicket, short boundaries and you have got to make the most of it." Word.

The second game of this series is on Saturday, do join us then. That's all I've got for you today on the ball-by-ball commentary. Thank you for all your emails, they doing the commentary more enjoyable. And thank you for reading. Cheers.

24.2
W
Santner to Hastings, OUT

two in two for Santner and it's all done and dusted at Eden Park! Hastings slogs at a slow one and mis-hits it towards long-on, Guptill runs in and slides to take a well-judged catch. Josh Hazlewood is stranded at the other end and is yet to open his account in ODI cricket after playing 15 matches

John Hastings c Guptill b Santner 8 (21m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 88.88
24.1
W
Santner to Kane Richardson, OUT

and he strikes first ball! Richardson backs away towards leg and slogs at a slow one outside off, he lofts it tamely in the air off the bottom of the bat and Williamson runs from mid-off to extra cover to take the catch

Kane Richardson c Williamson b Santner 19 (13m 13b 1x4 2x6) SR: 146.15

Finally McCullum gives Mitchell Santner, the left-arm spinner, a bowl.

end of over 2411 runs
AUS: 148/8CRR: 6.16 RRR: 6.15 • Need 160 from 26 overs
John Hastings8 (8)
Kane Richardson19 (12)
Adam Milne6-0-46-1
Matt Henry6-0-41-3
23.6
Milne to Hastings, no run

full and straight, nearly in the blockhole, the batsman keeps it out

Noman: "Pakistan fan here... Watching this demolition makes me feel a whole lot better!" Such schadenfreude.

23.5
1
Milne to Kane Richardson, 1 run

backs away towards leg but then checks his shot because the length is fuller, played towards mid off for a single

23.4
Milne to Kane Richardson, no run

backs away towards leg and slogs again at a bouncer, he's beaten

23.3
Milne to Kane Richardson, no run

Milne ramps up the speed and bowls a short one, this time Richardson can't connect with his swing

23.2
4
Milne to Kane Richardson, FOUR runs

backs away to a short of a length ball and flat bats the ball towards long on, mid-on loses the chase again

Eli: "The phantom owns and runs a four square in Palmerston North. "

23.1
6
Milne to Kane Richardson, SIX runs

Richardson again! Clears his front foot and lofts a full ball far over the long on boundary, that's in the first tier

end of over 2315 runs
AUS: 137/8CRR: 5.95 RRR: 6.33 • Need 171 from 27 overs
John Hastings8 (7)
Kane Richardson8 (7)
Matt Henry6-0-41-3
Adam Milne5-0-35-1
22.6
4
Henry to Hastings, FOUR runs

lofts the ball towards long on, not timed well but the ball will still beat the fielder chasing from mid on

22.5
4
Henry to Hastings, FOUR runs

backs away towards leg and swats the short of a length ball to the cow corner boundary, that was the slower ball and it got battered with a flat bat

22.4
Henry to Hastings, no run

banged in short, Hastings ducks under it after moving towards leg, the bowler followed him

22.3
Henry to Hastings, no run

good length on a wicket to wicket line, Hastings backs away towards leg and defends on the off side

22.2
1
Henry to Kane Richardson, 1 run

played off the hips behind square leg for a single

22.1
6
Henry to Kane Richardson, SIX runs

what a strike that is! Richardson moving forward to a full ball and lofting cleanly over the straight boundary, any batsman would have been proud to have played that shot

Henry is back ....

end of over 221 run • 1 wicket
AUS: 122/8CRR: 5.54 RRR: 6.64 • Need 186 from 28 overs
Kane Richardson1 (5)
John Hastings0 (3)
Adam Milne5-0-35-1
Corey Anderson4-1-14-1

Chris: "Speaking of the Phantom - where is he these days? definitely didnt become a commentator... its like he's disappeared - like a phantom... DO you know George? or anyone else?" I don't know, hopefully he is enjoying a well-earned retirement.

21.6
1
Milne to Kane Richardson, 1 run

no wicket maiden, clips a full ball to long leg for a single

21.5
Milne to Kane Richardson, no run

the bouncer at 141kph, the batsman ducks, a chance at a wicket maiden here

21.4
Milne to Kane Richardson, no run

banged in short, Richardson ducks under it

Riz: "I can't believe the amount of Aussie bashing here. Hubris? Maybe those dismissing the number one ranked ODI side with players like Warner, Smith, Bailey, Faulkner (and Khawaja in store) after one bad innings are the ones with hubris. And for the record, Australia has won 13, lost 8 in all formats for their four most recent away tours. What is NZ's record? India's?"

21.3
Milne to Kane Richardson, no run

a full and straight ball, played back to the bowler

21.2
Milne to Kane Richardson, no run

Richardson defends his first ball on the off side

21.1
W
Milne to Faulkner, OUT

and he's bowled Faulkner! That was a rash shot, Faulkner stepped out of his crease and swiped across the line at a length ball with a cross bat, Milne hit the top of off stump. Only two more to take for New Zealand. That ball cut into the right-hander just enough to beat the bat

James Faulkner b Milne 36 (60m 33b 6x4 0x6) SR: 109.09

Milne is back for a crack at the lower order.

Best performances - batsmen
Martin Guptill portrait
MJ Guptill
90 runs (76)
8 fours
5 sixes
Control79%
Productive shot
on drive
21 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Henry Nicholls portrait
HM Nicholls
61 runs (67)
6 fours
1 six
Control75%
Productive shot
pull
11 runs
2 fours
0 six
6271196128
Best performances - bowlers
Trent Boult portrait
TA Boult
O
7
M
0
R
38
W
3
ECO
5.42
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Matt Henry portrait
MJ Henry
O
6
M
0
R
41
W
3
ECO
6.83
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Eden Park, Auckland
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of New Zealand
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3731
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days3 February 2016 - daynight(50-over match)
Umpires
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Derek Walker
England Image
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
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Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand Image
Billy Bowden
Match Referee
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Chris Broad