lofted tamely for two, and there's the match for New Zealand
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".
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.
bowled him! Inside edge as NCN tries to carve this somewhere, anywhere, but can only find his stumps
11 from 2! It's still on, Aussies!
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."
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
stand-and-deliver from NCN, but mistiming it (how often have I written that today?) for a single to long-off
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
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"
a front-footed slapping flog past the bowler
Game, set, match? 20 from 7
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
clattered out to the off side for a single
21 from 9
well, ha, a fairly desperate heave over midwicket attempted. He misses
That gets Faulkner on strike
slower ball, off his pads for a single
Marsh did well, but here's the man we've been waiting for. Faulkner.
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!
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?
clomped out to the deep
rocks back and cuts - but there's a fumble from the fielder and they're quick to seize a single
makes contact this time. Driven to cover.
plays and misses! Well bowled, Sodhi - classic leggie's delivery, turn and bounce from Marsh's bolshy attempt at a drive
25 from 16
short of a length, Agar rocks back and cuts
Ravi: "Agar gets back 6 of 18 runs !"
smartly clipped but just for a single
Agar dances down the pitch and clatters an 84m over long-on! Top shot
GBA: "Agar before Faulkner??? With 4 overs left??? What folly is this???"
pushed out to cover