McCullum swings a full toss over midwicket and gets four off the last ball, New Zealand fall short by nine runs
John Buchanan had mentioned that Australia wanted a fight and they certainly got one today. Jacob Oram stretched them to the limit and New Zealand finished on 335 for 5. Who'd have thought they would have got so close when the chase started. Oram's hundred off 71 balls is the fastest by a New Zealand player.
Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting set up the victory with twin centuries and Hussey provided an adrenalin-filled finish to spur Australia on to 343 for 5. It almost wasn't enough as Oram and McCullum took New Zealand closer but Glenn McGrath bowled a string of superb yorkers to stem the run flow.
Ricky Ponting is the Player of the Match for his 111 off 122 balls. He added 200 runs for the second wicket with Hayden.
That's it from us at Cricinfo, we'll be back on Tuesday to bring you the action from Perth when England take on New Zealand. I'll been a pleasure bringing this exciting game to you, have a good evening. Cheers!
low full toss, Oram swings it to Symonds at long-off for a single, Australia have this in the bag
that's Oram's hundred! An outstanding inninsg and he gets there by lofting it to Hayden at deep cover, take a bow Jacob Oram, he deserves all the applause he's getting
driven firmly down the ground to Clarke at long-on, they take on his arm and attempt the second, Oram just makes his ground as the throw comes in to the striker's end, the third umpire says not out, he's on 98.
SIX! full toss, Oram slices it off the bat and gets enough meat on it to send it over symonds at long-off! Oram moves on to 96!
full and angling into leg stump, McCullum drives to long-off for one
25 needed in the last over. Bracken to bowl and McCullum will be on strike.
low full toss on off and middle to end the over, McCullum forces it to cover and retains strike
another one nearly in the blockhole, Oram drives it to long-on for one more
the next one is in the blockhole again, McCullum digs it out on the leg side for one more
this time it's full and McCullum gets underneath it and slams it over extra cover, a touch too full from Mcgrath and McCullum cashed in
another one in the blockhole, Oram chips it to long-off for one, superb bowling, you won't see a better display of slog-over bowling
outstanding yorker, McGrath is as cool as they come, Oram defends it back to the bowler
New Zealand need 35 off two overs. It's improbable but anything can happen. McGrath to bowl to Oram.
another low full toss, Oram swings it away with one hand down to Clarke at long-on, just seven off that over, a good one from Bracken
full toss outside off stump, McCullum drives to Clarke at long-off
driven hard down the ground to long-on, Clarke runs to his right and fields superbly
full toss on off stump, Oram slices it in the air to long off where Symonds sprints in and dives forward trying to reach the catch, the ball bounces just short of him
Bracken fires it in the blockhole, McCullum drives it back tom Bracken who fumbles to allow the single&
low full toss on leg stump, Oram lofts it to long on for a single
Nathan Bracken replaces McGrath. New Zealand need 42 off 18 balls.
short of a length ball on off stump, Oram backs away and cuts to deep point, 12 from the over
massive blow! Oram gets under a full one and he powers it over the long-on fence, huge it, that was several rows back