1st ODI (D/N), Perth, Feb 1 2009, New Zealand tour of Australia
(50 ov)182/8
New Zealand won by 2 wickets
player of the match
Kyle Mills
New Zealand
end of over 505 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 182/8CRR: 3.64 
Daniel Vettori7 (9)
Jeetan Patel2 (2)
Nathan Bracken 10-3-35-3
Shaun Tait 10-1-40-2

9.50 pm: What a superb low-scoring thriller at the WACA. New Zealand pip Australia by two wickets off the last ball. They'll be mighty thrilled with the effort but it should have never got this close.

Kyle Mills is the Player of the Match for taking four wickets and then scoring 26 runs just when the chase got really tense. The next game is on Friday at the MCG, do join us for that. Thank you for your emails, on behalf of today's commentary team (Jamie, Sid R, and Kanishkaa) this is George Binoy signing off. Good night!

Bracken to Vettori, 1 run

he's done it! Vettori's hit the winning run! Bracken bowls a full ball outside off stump, he was looking for the yorker no doubt.Vettori loves width outside off, he loves the cut, and he places the ball through backward point and yells in triumph

The field comes in, Patel gets rid of his helmet, and his gloves. He wants to feel as light as possible.

Bracken to Patel, 1 run

just opens the face of the bat and steers it to short third man, New Zealand can't lose now, the scores are level

There's never been a tie between these two sides in ODIs

Bracken to Vettori, 1 run

fires in the yorker and he gets underneath a low full toss and works it away to deep square leg

Bracken to Patel, 1 run

gets forward and steers it down to backward point and the batsmen are struggling, the fielder has a shy at the bowler';s stumps and Patel is nowhere in the scene

Jeetan Patel walks in.

Bracken to Southee, OUT

timber! Bracken bowls that deadly off cutter and Southee fails to pick the slower ball, he exposes his leg stump and tries to heave it away over square leg as the ball thuds on to his middle stump

Tim Southee b Bracken 3 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

4 to get off 5, Southee on strike, the keeper is standing behind

Bracken to Vettori, 1 run

fires that on the blockhole and he pushes it firmly through the line to long-on

5 to get off 6 balls, tension!

end of over 494 runs
NZ: 177/7CRR: 3.61 RRR: 5.00
Daniel Vettori4 (6)
Tim Southee3 (5)
Shaun Tait 10-1-40-2
Nathan Bracken 9-3-30-2
Tait to Vettori, 1 run

backs away and Tait bangs it in short, he adjusts his stroke and slices it down to third man

Tait to Vettori, 2 runs

fires in the yorker outside off and he gets forward and digs it out wide of point

Tait to Vettori, no run

he bangs in the bouncer from round the wicket and Vettoru ducks under it hoping it will be called a no ball, Bucknor at square leg signals one for the over

Tait to Vettori, no run

comes round the wicket, Vettori backs away too far and he fails to make any contact

Tait to Southee, 1 run

he makes room and exposes all three stumps, he gets an inside edge past the stumps and Haddin does really well to save it, they steal a run

Tait to Southee, no run

bangs it in short, he tries to hook but misses