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Australia vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI at Melbourne, Dec 09 2016, New Zealand tour of Australia

3rd ODI (D/N), Melbourne, December 09, 2016, New Zealand tour of Australia
(36.1/50 ov, T:265) 147

Australia won by 117 runs

Player Of The Match
156 (128)
Player Of The Series
299 runs
Australia Innings
New Zealand Innings
Match Flow
Australia  (50 ovs maximum)
run out (Boult)156128214134121.87
c Nicholls b Boult3880037.50
c Nicholls b Boult0710000.00
c Santner b de Grandhomme2351611045.09
b de Grandhomme023000.00
b Santner3770822052.85
c de Grandhomme b Santner1423270060.86
c Guptill b Boult13132110100.00
not out 00300-
Extras(lb 5, nb 2, w 11)18
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.28, 214 Mins)264/8
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Aaron Finch, 1.5 ov), 2-11 (Steven Smith, 3.6 ov), 3-73 (George Bailey, 18.3 ov), 4-73 (Mitchell Marsh, 18.5 ov), 5-178 (Travis Head, 39.1 ov), 6-226 (Matthew Wade, 45.2 ov), 7-262 (James Faulkner, 49.3 ov), 8-264 (David Warner, 49.6 ov)
1.5 to AJ Finch, Another failure for Finch, he picks out Nicholls to perfection at shortish square leg. Good length and Boult finds inswing again. Finch looks to thump it down the ground from outside off with no feet, he can only drag an inside edge, which carries to Nicholls. That looked ungainly from Finch. 6/1
3.6 to SPD Smith, Boult strikes again. After bowling six deliveries on off or outside off, Boult brings this one back into the hips with the angle from around the stumps. Teases Smith to flick, despite the presence of two catching midwickets and a shortish square leg. The Australia captain shuffles across off, but can't keep it down. He holes out to Nicholls too at shortish square leg, falling into the leg-side trap. He goes for a seven-ball duck. 11/2
49.3 to JP Faulkner, full and just outside off, Faulkner plonks his front leg forward and swings early, slower delivery from Boult. The batsman skies a catch to long-on. 262/7
39.1 to TM Head, pre-meditated. Good delivery from Santner. Head moves across perhaps looking for an expansive shot through the off side. But Santner gets it to drift away from around the stumps and Head is far away from the line of the ball as a result. It does not turn much either, so he can't get anywhere close to it and the ball crashes into the stumps. 178/5
45.2 to MS Wade, Wade pre-meditates a slog-sweep. Santner is smart with his variations in pace. He held this back, 78ks. Wade gets it high on the bat and holes out to deep midwicket. 226/6
18.3 to GJ Bailey, soft ball, soft dismissal. Spooned to midwicket. Early Christmas present for Santner and de Grandhomme. Good length holds its line on off, the batsman perhaps plays a bit early and lobs a simple catch. Santner did not even have to budge. 73/3
18.5 to MR Marsh, De Grandhomme strikes twice in three balls. Marsh could consider himself unlucky. Just short of a good length and on off stump. Marsh is cramped for room as he aims to punch through the covers. But he is stapled to the crease He manages a thick inside-edge, which hits the front leg and then ricochets onto the top of the stumps. 73/4
New Zealand  (T: 265 runs from 50 ovs)
c Bailey b Head3440663085.00
c Faulkner b Cummins2836383077.77
lbw b Faulkner13122120108.33
b Starc311160027.27
b Starc2038531052.63
lbw b Head813171061.53
c Head b Hazlewood11101401110.00
lbw b Starc1521253071.42
c Warner b Faulkner414230028.57
not out 415250026.66
c Smith b Cummins17130014.28
Extras(lb 2, w 4)6
TOTAL36.1 Ov (RR: 4.06, 156 Mins)147
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Tom Latham, 8.6 ov), 2-74 (Kane Williamson, 13.6 ov), 3-79 (Martin Guptill, 15.1 ov), 4-83 (Henry Nicholls, 16.6 ov), 5-98 (BJ Watling, 21.5 ov), 6-113 (Colin de Grandhomme, 24.4 ov), 7-126 (Colin Munro, 28.2 ov), 8-139 (Mitchell Santner, 30.6 ov), 9-143 (Tim Southee, 33.4 ov), 10-147 (Trent Boult, 36.1 ov)
16.6 to HM Nicholls, oh, gone. That's the perfect yorker. There aren't too many bowlers in world cricket today who bowl that delivery better than Starc. It was an attacking line and on the stumps. Nicholls was looking to bring his bat down to squeeze it out but the ball swings in late to beat the bat and rattle leg stump. 83/4
28.2 to C Munro, rip-roaring reverse-swinging yorker. Late inward shape for the fast bowler. Clatters into the leg stump. Every time Smith wants to break the stand, he turns to Starc, and his bowler delivers. Munro attempts a whip or a drive, and is beaten for pace. The ball shot through even before the left-hander could bring his bat down. 126/7
30.6 to MJ Santner, not quite a yorker, very full and reverses in, Santner plays down the wrong line, and is beaten for pace too. Trapped in front of middle. 139/8
24.4 to C de Grandhomme, Head probably was late to pick up the ball. He runs in from deep square leg, dives forward, and pouches it. It jams the fingers under the ball; Head clings onto it nevertheless. Clean catch. NZ six down and sinking. Dug in short and outside off, De Grandhomme swivels on the back foot. Pulls and miscues it to the fielder. 113/6
8.6 to TWM Latham, oh, dear! Picks out square leg on the flick. It was a good length ball and Latham used the angle well to flick it. Timed it to perfection but could not place it as he would have liked. The ball goes straight to Faulkner at square leg. Simple catch and Latham's promising innings comes to an end. 44/1
36.1 to TA Boult, oh, what a way to finish! It's Smith again. Took a stunner in the previous game. This one's as good if not better than the one in the previous ODI. He dived to his left on that occasion; this time, flings himself full-length to his right to snaffle a blinder at second slip. It was a slower back of a length ball from Cummins and Boult backs away and looks to open the face of his bat to steer it. Gets himself into an awkward position and skews it off a healthy outside edge. 147/10
13.6 to KS Williamson, and the on-field decision stays. It was a short of good length ball that was angling. Williamson moved across to get outside the line of the ball and flick it away to the leg side. But he perhaps moved away too much and ended up playing around the pad and the ball hits the front pad. Nigel Llong raised his finger but Williamson reviews it. Only way this can get overturned is if the angle takes it down leg. It is quite sharp but it seems as though it will be umpire's call. In fact, it's hitting the inside of the leg stump. 74/2
33.4 to TG Southee, Southee's chancy stay comes to and end with a miscue to extra cover. It was the slower ball and Southee was forward looking for a big hit over long-off. The lack of pace means he does not get the timing right and he skews it off the high end of the bat to Warner who settles under it at extra cover. 143/9
15.1 to MJ Guptill, oh, what a catch! It's Bailey this time. Didn't fling himself full length like Smith in the previous match, but it was a remarkable catch nonetheless and very tough. It was fuller outside and Guptill could not keep his drive along the ground. The ball lobs over the head of Bailey at short cover and he leaps up to snaffle it. Timed his jump to perfection and his back formed an almost uncomfortable arch as he took it. Guptill is livid. New Zealand now need to be careful. 79/3
21.5 to BJ Watling, an appeal for lbw, not given. Did it straighten enough? It may have pitched outside leg. Smith and Head converge and challenge the on-field call. RTS does not detect an inside edge. It pitched in line, hitting off stump. Three reds flash on the big screen. Umpire Llong's on-field call is reversed. Watling attempted to sweep again, but made no contact this time. 98/5
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  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 31 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 150 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 13.1 overs (80 balls), Extras 7
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (DA Warner 24, GJ Bailey 21, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: Australia - 67/2 in 17.0 overs (DA Warner 33, GJ Bailey 22)
  • DA Warner: 50 off 61 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 25.3 overs (154 balls), Extras 10
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (DA Warner 31, TM Head 17, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Australia - 148/4 in 34.0 overs (DA Warner 82, TM Head 29)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 34.4 overs (209 balls), Extras 11
  • DA Warner: 100 off 95 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 113 balls (DA Warner 64, TM Head 34, Ex 2)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 40.1 - 50.0 (Mandatory - 83 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 42.3 overs (256 balls), Extras 12
  • DA Warner: 150 off 120 balls (13 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 48.1 overs (291 balls), Extras 18
  • Innings Break: Australia - 264/8 in 50.0 overs (MA Starc 0)
  • New Zealand innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 48 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 10.1 - 40.0 (Mandatory - 99 runs, 9 wickets)
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 10.2 overs (62 balls), Extras 4
  • Over 13.6: Review by New Zealand (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - KS Williamson (Struck down)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 79/3 in 15.1 overs (HM Nicholls 0)
  • Over 21.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - BJ Watling (Upheld)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 21.6 overs (132 balls), Extras 6
  • Over 32.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - MD Martell, Batsman - LH Ferguson (Struck down)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 143/9 in 33.4 overs (LH Ferguson 1)
  • Attendance: 20591
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
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Player Of The Series
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 3813
Hours of play (local time)14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05
Match days09 December 2016 - daynight (50-over match)
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