so Warner does the honours! Short outside the off stump and he fetches it and clubs it high over mid-on, too easy for Warner, Australia are 1-0 up
I don't think even the Australians would have expected such an easy outing today. It was one bad day for New Zealand where everything went horribly wrong. Something for the two Johns - Wright and Buchanan - to ponder over. But we all know they're a much better team than this so no need to despair. Australia had the worst of days at Newlands not too long ago. Happens to the best of them.
The players have all the time in the world now to sign autographs.
We'll let you know who the Man of the Match is as soon as we receive word.
The Man of the Match is James Pattinson. Thanks for pointing out the error about Bracewell picking up the award in his debut match. I must have been dreaming! I really need to catch up on sleep. Don't ask!
That's all we can bring to you for now I'm afraid. No pictures of the presentation unfortunately. There's of course the report by Brydon Coverdale and analysis by Dan Brettig to keep you going. Thanks for the mails and your company. We'll see you again soon. Cheers (on behalf of Sid Talya, Nitin and Raghav) !
he overpitches first up, Warner was waiting for it with a straight bat, defensive punch past the bowler and mid-off
It's Bracewell now
slants across the left-hander, he safely lets it go, that ends a very good over, pity he has just eight runs to defend
gets behind the line and tucks it to short leg
Khawaja's also squared up, edged but well short of slip
he gets him this time! Seems a bit farcical here, poor shot again from Hughes, it was shaping away and perhaps better off left alone, he lashes at it and he's taken at gully
Dropped Hughes was all at sea really and so was McCullum, Hughes tamely pokes his bat at a delivery angling on his body, the ball hits the shoulder of the bat and McCullum juggles and makes a mess of it at second slip
drops it down towards short cover and tells his partner to stay back
that's why he wants the strike, short and wide and Warner will not let those go, carves it over gully, no problems
swings it towards the pads and he whips it behind midwicket, Warner shows more urgency in the running and pushes for three
full outside the off stump and he safely lets this one go as well
lands it outside the off stump, he shoulders arms
just 15 needed now, good way ti get going, gets width outside off, follows the movement and punches it past gully
Hughes and Warner walk out to finish things off
So Australia need just 19 to win. This morning was all about one man - James Pattinson. I know it looks hopelessly one-sided at the moment but this morning it didn't seem so. New Zealand had nine wickets in hand to wipe out the deficit but the top order was dwarfed by the debutant Pattinson. New Zealand didn't have the stomach for a fight, as indicated by many soft dismissals this morning.
Amir's had enough: 'I never understand Chris Martin. Why does he not just have a wild, mad swing? Just go beserk, dance down the wicket, try to swing the bat out of the ground! If you get out, and what? You can't do anything else anyways."
softest of dismissals! Catching practice for Starc, he gets forward and tamely lobs it to mid-off, won't come easier than that
flatter delivery and he defends again
comes well forward and defends again
If you haven't seen How to Bat Like Chris Martin, it's on youtube. Hilarious
he's showing he's been practicing forward defense
I'd bowl pace against Martin, but Lyon continues
well not to be, too quick for him as he tries to whip it away, hits his thigh and rolls to the off side
tries to run it off his pads but he gets an inside edge onto his boot, so he has to take a single off the next if he wants to keep Martin off the strike