dragged down short, pulled into the gap wide of deep midwicket and that seals it!
Australia win by six wickets. We thought they were in trouble? Well, the world champions have cantered to victory with two overs to spare. A superb innings from Ash Gardner and a nice return with the bat for Ellyse Perry. New Zealand had their moments, especially Jess Kerr, but couldn't sustain the pressure when they had Australia 14 for 3. The visitors just have so much depth and confidence - they'll also feel better for the first run out of the tour. I'll wrap things up there for tonight. Thanks for your company and I'll be back on Tuesday for the second match.
now it's Perry's turn, uses her feet and lofts this classically over mid-off
drives through the covers
Koty: "Ash Gardner has made the most of her luck today. A stunning knock"
onto the back foot and knocks a good-length delivery down the ground
sweeps a full delivery down to fine leg
skips down the pitch and drives to mid-off
full at middle and off, a strong whip through midwicket, lovely timing, good work in the deep
drives a full delivery to cover
that's a big, loopy slower ball outside off, Gardner throws everything at it and gets a thick edge to third. When it's your day...
full at off stump, driven through cover and long-off can't stop the second
full on the pads, clipped backward of square
digs out a full delivery into midwicket
pushed down the ground to long-on
full outside off, driven into the covers
Vinod Rajpal: "The game would have been different by now if Green had not dropped the catch when Gardener was on 30.....what say Andrew?" Yep, a big moment
full and straight, a strong whip through midwicket
and now this one is dragged down short, poor delivery, pulled around the corner and this is now racing away
swings across the line of a full, straight delivery, sends it backward of square as the requirement goes under a run-a-ball
full and straight, clipped firmly to long-on
Hayley Jensen into the fray
Five overs to go and it feels like Australia have this back under control
another full toss, on the pads, worked through square leg
a low full toss, whipped firmly to midwicket where Mackay lets it through...that brace takes Gardner to an excellent 37-ball fifty