drags short and swung to Symonds at midwicket and that's all over
Australia, then, win the game convincingly by 114 runs and with around 15 overs to spare. They have regained the Chappell-Hadlee Series with a 2-0 win, which is only just given how well they have played in the tournament. I wonder who will be the Man of the Series, my money's with Ponting for his two centuries. Yes, indeed it is Ponting who picks up the Player of the Match and the Series. Read Peter English on what it means to him, and for a full recap of the day's play.
A modest Ponting told Nine. "It's been a good couple of weeks to tell the truth. I feel like I've played OK. It's been a great series, it always is and once again Australia's played some great cricket so it's been an exciting week for us.
"I think the build-up this week has always been about this game being a final, we have prepared well for it, you've seen a bit more intensity today, that's what I expect for the game.
"We pack up early to go straight to Melbourne before we start training for the next series. India have got a bit of confidence and I know those guys are looking forward to that series."
So, little time off before the next international series, and India are in town already. We'll be back on Boxing Day, tune in then if you get the chance. Until then, thanks very much for joining us over this series.
straight delivery, Gillespie backs away, exposing the sticks, but misses the cut and the ball bounces over
straight drive back down the ground
driven over cover
has a swing, lobbed away towards wideish long-on, and he's off the mark
turned back in to him, defended on the back foot and they grab a single
pushed right up there, Patel defends
The end of a fighting innings, and with it any last remnants of hope the more optimistic fans may have had
full yorker from the top drawer, Styris backs away and his middle stump is shattered
...and just as well I got that in there...
A bit of a late hat-tip for Styris's fifty, that got lost in the commotion of the technical issues
bouncer on leg, pulled through midwicket
flat six across the line, oh hang on, was it, that hit the rope. The video umpire is getting a call. Ah, he's signalled four
driven square through the off side, another clean strike just behind point
lofted down the ground, a straight hit and a two-bounce four
backs away, leaving the stumps open, but connects well to the off side and it's tidied with a slide in the deep
New Zealand not giving up, which is good to see
swept square past Ponting
up and over, slogged six by Gillespie, down on one knee and smote cleanly
backed away to cut, leaving his stumps exposed
wrong'un, turned across the right hander who left it at the last second
pushed on to the leg, defended to that side
good aerial swing, overpitched a touch, pushed to the covers straight to Symonds who shies down one stick
up there on leg, raps him on the leg in front of leg