17th Match, Super 10 Group 2 (D/N), Dharamsala, Mar 18 2016, World T20
(20 ov, target 143)134/9
New Zealand won by 8 runs
Player Of The Match
end of over 2010 runs • 2 wickets
AUS: 134/9CRR: 6.70 
Adam Zampa2 (1)
Peter Nevill7 (2)
Corey Anderson 4-0-29-2
Mitchell McClenaghan 3-0-17-3

That wraps things up here. Don't forget to join us for England v South Africa shortly, and thanks for your company.

"I thought 150 was par," said Smith. "[But] their spinners bowled extremely well and we didn't respond well; we lost wickets in clumps and couldn't get any partnerships together."

"We were fortunate to play on two wickets so similar," said Williamson. "We adopted similar tactics. On some of these surfaces it's [chasing 140+] a pretty tough total to chase".

Now's a good time to look at the points table, too, before we turn our attention to England v South Africa.

Mitchell McClenaghan is given the player-of-the-match award: "Nice to perform like that but it was as a collective," he said. "The spinners were fantastic and got us back in the game. It's nice to show some teams we can play in these conditions. There still 2 more games [though]."

We'll have reaction from the captains shortly, and Brydon's penning the bulletin as we speak.

A comfortable eight-run win for New Zealand in the end. For the second match, New Zealand posted a total we thought was 20, 25 runs short. Maybe even 30. But again, New Zealand's spinners have been outstandingly controlled, calm under pressure, and - perhaps the most important point - the pitch never offered either side the chance to time the ball properly.

Anderson to Zampa, 2 runs

lofted tamely for two, and there's the match for New Zealand

Anderson to Coulter-Nile, OUT

bowled him! Inside edge as NCN tries to carve this somewhere, anywhere, but can only find his stumps

Nathan Coulter-Nile b Anderson 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

11 from 2! It's still on, Aussies!

Anderson to Nevill, 1 run

mistimed down the ground but just for a single

Ahaan: "Seems that even I can bowl on this wicket. All you need is to bowl is a slower one."

Anderson to Nevill, SIX runs

out! No - he's lofted it just over for six! Beautifully timed and Santner, who's not short, leapt up to take it but couldn't reach

Anderson to Coulter-Nile, 1 run

stand-and-deliver from NCN, but mistiming it (how often have I written that today?) for a single to long-off

Anderson to Faulkner, OUT

goddim! Guptil takes a fine catch in the deep as Faulkner, The Finisher, tries to clobber this across the line into the midwicket stand but picks out Guptil who has huge, safe buckets, scooping it up on the run

James Faulkner c Guptill b Anderson 2 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

So, the final over. 19 needed. Anderson I think will take the ball - yes. Strap in,

vivek bhandari: "Micheal Hussey scored 34 off two overs (Mohd Amir and Saeed Ajmal) in the 2010 WC semifinal; and Dharamsala is a smallish ground; so it's still anybody's game"

end of over 193 runs • 2 wickets
AUS: 124/7CRR: 6.52 RRR: 19.00
James Faulkner2 (3)
Nathan Coulter-Nile0 (0)
Mitchell McClenaghan 3-0-17-3
Ish Sodhi 4-0-14-1
McClenaghan to Faulkner, 1 run

a front-footed slapping flog past the bowler

Game, set, match? 20 from 7

McClenaghan to Agar, OUT

catch - great catch! Agar understandably goes for a pull on the front foot, attempting to heave it over midwicket for six, but picks out Taylor who - running about 15 or so yards - takes a neat, low catch

Ashton Agar c Taylor b McClenaghan 9 (15m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 112.5
McClenaghan to Faulkner, 1 run

clattered out to the off side for a single

21 from 9

McClenaghan to Faulkner, no run

well, ha, a fairly desperate heave over midwicket attempted. He misses

That gets Faulkner on strike

McClenaghan to Agar, 1 leg bye

slower ball, off his pads for a single

Marsh did well, but here's the man we've been waiting for. Faulkner.

McClenaghan to Marsh, OUT

outside off but a slower ball, and Marsh has misread it, skying a pull straight down Milne's throat at long-on - and that's a huge, huge wicket!

Mitchell Marsh c Milne b McClenaghan 24 (30m 23b 0x4 2x6) SR: 104.34

Around the wicket

William: "Is "pull cum flick" a technical term?" Mostly, yes. Right then. 22 from the last two overs! It's anyone's game. But mostly New Zealand's. Isn't it?