Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, 2020

Australia vs New Zealand - 1st ODI

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney

Date & Time: 13 March 2020

New Zealand 187/10

RR: 4.56 | Australia beat New Zealand by 71 runs

commentary

That's all from this game! Australia start the series with a win and they would look to seal the deal in the next game itself. The Kiwis, on the other hand, would look to pull up their socks and perform better. The second game will be played at the same ground which will start at 1030 local (2330 GMT, Previous day). Join us for that. Until then, cheers!

MAN OF THE MATCH IS MITCHELL MARSH! Says that as a team they were disappointed with the series loss in South Africa and they were pumped up to get a win today. Lauds the efforts of David Warner and Aaron Finch at the top which set up the platform for them.

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, terms it a tough pitch and feels that Australia had an above par total on the board. Mentions that Australia's opening partnership provided them the momentum and then they got handy runs towards the end as well. Admits that they need to be a bit better with their lines and also feels that they have to focus on extending the partnerships with the bat. Praises his spinners for doing a good job in the middle overs.

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says that it was a crucial toss to win on a dry surface and also adds that they bowled superbly in Powerplay 1 to restrict New Zealand. Feels that their opening partnership was nice and he and Warner had to adjust to the slowness of the wicket.

Earlier in the day, Australia lost their way with the bat after a powerful beginning. They somehow limped their way past the 250-run mark and that turned out to be more than enough in the end. As far as their bowling is concerned, they were very professional in their approach and always maintained a firm grip on the match. The Aussie bowlers not only picked wickets at regular intervals, they also dried out the runs to build extra pressure on the Kiwi batsmen. Overall, Aaron Finch will be thrilled with their performance in the field, although their issues with the middle order batting still remains unfixed. For the visitors, they didn't play badly but their approach with the bat was questionable. The pitch was on the slower side and they should have shown more intensity in Powerplay 1. Stay tuned for the presentation...

Clinical win for Australia and they return to winning ways in ODIs after 5 losses in a row! It was a combination of accurate bowling and overcautious approach by the Black Caps that decided the fate of this match. It was a below-par total that the Kiwis were chasing but they managed just 28 runs in Powerplay 1 and from thereon built unnecessary pressure on themselves. Martin Guptill played an uncharacteristic knock while the other batters in the top order failed to get going. Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme did try to revive the chase with a 51-run partnership but once they got out, New Zealand's fight was over.

40.6
0
Pat Cummins to T Boult, OUT! CAUGHT! That's the end of the game! Short ball on middle, Boult moves inside his crease and then looks to pull but it takes the top edge and goes way up in the air. Cummins runs ahead and takes the catch near the stumps at the striker's end. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 71 RUNS.
40.5
0
Pat Cummins to T Boult, Full delivery on middle, Boult defends it to cover.
40.4
1
Pat Cummins to Ish Sodhi, Full on middle, Sodhi flicks it to deep square leg and picks up a single.
40.3
1
Pat Cummins to T Boult, Length ball outside off, Trent moves to the off side and defends it to cover. A single taken.
40.2
4
Pat Cummins to T Boult, EDGED AND FOUR! There will always be entertainment when Trent Boult is at the crease! Short ball on middle, Boult makes room and then looks to heave it to the leg side. He gets a top edge and the ball goes over the keeper's head and into the fence.
40.1
1
Pat Cummins to Ish Sodhi, Good length ball outside off, Sodhi guides it to third man for a single.
39.6
0
M Marsh to L Ferguson, OUT! TIMBER! Another one goes down! Ferguson goes. Australia just one wicket away from a victory. Good length ball on off, Ferguson looks to heave it away but misses and the ball goes onto hit the stumps. Trent Boult is the next batsman in.
39.5
1
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, Full on middle, Sodhi flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
39.4
4
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, FOUR! Marsh bowls a yorker on middle, Sodhi digs it out and it goes past the keeper towards fine leg for a boundary.
39.3
0
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Sodhi looks to go big but misses it.
39.2
1
M Marsh to L Ferguson, Good length delivery on middle, Ferguson flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
39.1
1
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, On a length on middle, Sodhi flicks it through square leg for a single.
38.6
0
J Hazlewood to L Ferguson, Full on middle, Ferguson pushes it to mid on.
38.5
0
J Hazlewood to L Ferguson, Appeal for caught behind! Australia are confident and they are shocked that the umpire has not given that out. Short ball on middle, Ferguson looks to pull but it seems to have gone off the gloves. Hazlewood and Carey start celebrating but the umpire does not think so. The replays roll in and they show that it had hit the gloves. Australia do not have a review left.
38.4
0
J Hazlewood to L Ferguson, Short ball outside off, Ferguson looks to pull but fails to get any bat on it.
38.3
0
J Hazlewood to L Ferguson, Full on middle, Ferguson pushes it to mid on.
38.2
0
J Hazlewood to L Ferguson, Short ball down the leg side, Ferguson looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball goes to the keeper.
38.1
1
J Hazlewood to Ish Sodhi, Back of a length ball on middle, Sodhi tucks it to deep square leg for a single.
38.1
0
J Hazlewood to Ish Sodhi, WIDE! Good length ball down the leg side, Sodhi looks to flick but misses. Wide signaled.
37.6
1
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, On middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Lockie Ferguson is the next batsman in.

37.5
0
M Marsh to M Santner, OUT! CAUGHT! 8th wicket down and Australia are easing into a victory here! Full delivery outside off, Santner looks to lift it over long on but does not time it as well as he would have liked. Cummins settles himself under it and takes a simple catch.
37.4
1
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, Full on the off stump line, Sodhi pushes it to deep cover for a single.
37.3
1
M Marsh to M Santner, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total.
37.2
1
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, Good length ball on off, Sodhi flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
37.1
0
M Marsh to Ish Sodhi, BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Sodhi looks to defend but fails to get any bat on it.
36.6
4
J Hazlewood to M Santner, FOUR! Hammered! Short ball outside off, Santner pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
36.5
0
J Hazlewood to M Santner, Short ball on off, Santner pulls it straight but it hits the stumps at the bowler's end.
36.4
1
J Hazlewood to Ish Sodhi, Good length ball on the pads, Sodhi flicks it to the fine leg region for a single.
36.3
0
J Hazlewood to Ish Sodhi, Full on off, Sodhi pushes it to the cover region.
36.2
0
J Hazlewood to Ish Sodhi, Good length ball on middle, Sodhi flicks it to mid-wicket.
36.1
0
J Hazlewood to Ish Sodhi, On a good length on off, Sodhi defends it off the back foot.
35.6
1
A Zampa to Ish Sodhi, Flatter one on middle, Sodhi works it to the leg side for a single.
35.5
1
A Zampa to M Santner, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
35.4
0
A Zampa to M Santner, Flatter one on middle, Santner pushes it to mid on.
35.3
0
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, OUT! CAUGHT! Floated delivery on middle, de Grandhomme lofts it over mid on but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards the long on fielder where Mitchell Starc takes a comfortable catch. Ish Sodhi is the new man in. Starc hurts himself while catching the ball and he is going off. Let's hope that he is fine.
35.2
0
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, Tossed up delivery on middle, de Grandhomme defends it off the back foot.
35.1
2
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, Flatter one on the pads, Colin flicks it to deep square leg and crosses over for a single.
34.6
1
J Hazlewood to de Grandhomme, Another short one on the pads, Colin pulls it to fine leg for a single.
34.6
0
J Hazlewood to de Grandhomme, Short ball down the leg side, de Grandhomme looks to pull but misses. Wide signaled.
34.5
1
J Hazlewood to M Santner, Short ball outside off, Santner pushes it to cover, where the fielder misfields allowing the batters to take a single.
34.4
0
J Hazlewood to M Santner, Length ball on middle, Santner flicks it to mid-wicket.
34.3
2
J Hazlewood to M Santner, Good length ball outside off, Santner flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
34.2
2
J Hazlewood to M Santner, Short ball on middle, Santner pulls it to deep square leg. Short comes across and dives to field but fails to clean it up. He though recovers quickly and stops the ball from reaching the fence. Two taken.
34.1
0
J Hazlewood to M Santner, BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Santner looks to defend but the ball whizzes past the outside edge of the bat and goes into the mitts of the keeper.
33.6
0
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, Loopy ball on middle, Colin defends it out.
33.5
0
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, Play and a miss! Flighted ball outside off, de Grandhomme looks to heave it to the off side but fails to get any bat on it.
33.4
0
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, On middle, Colin defends it back to the bowler.
33.3
1
A Zampa to M Santner, Flatter one outside off, Santner pushes it to deep cover for a single.
33.2
1
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, Short ball on middle, de Grandhomme pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
33.1
1
A Zampa to M Santner, Floated outside off, Santner drives it to long off for a single.
32.6
1
J Hazlewood to M Santner, Short ball on middle, Santner pulls it to fine leg for a single.
32.5
0
J Hazlewood to M Santner, Fullish delivery on off, Santner pushes it to point.
32.4
0
J Hazlewood to M Santner, BEATEN! Excellent delivery! Good length ball outside off, Santner looks to defend but misses it altogether.

Mitchell Santner is the next batsman in.

32.3
0
J Hazlewood to Tom Latham, OUT! CAUGHT! Short ball does the trick! Hazlewood gets his second and the Kiwis lose Latham. He was looking good but needed to continue for his side. Short around middle, Latham looks to pull but it takes the top edge and goes towards D'Arcy Short at deep square leg. He takes a simple catch. New Zealand still need 112 in 105 balls.
32.2
0
J Hazlewood to Tom Latham, Back of a length ball on off, Latham works it to mid-wicket.
32.1
0
J Hazlewood to Tom Latham, Good length ball on off, Latham defends it to point.

Drinks Break!

31.6
1
A Zampa to Tom Latham, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 112 runs required from 108 balls.
31.5
4
A Zampa to Tom Latham, FOUR! Another one! Third of the over and the Kiwis are on the charge here! Short ball on middle, Latham pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
31.4
4
A Zampa to Tom Latham, FOUR! This has been an excellent period of batting for the Kiwis! Flighted ball outside off, Latham dances down the track and then plays it over the bowler's head and into the fence for a boundary.
31.3
1
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, Tossed up outside off, Colin drives it to mid off for a single.
31.2
4
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, FOUR! Excellent batting! Floated outside off, de Grandhomme lunges and lifts it towards the cover region for a boundary.
31.1
0
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, Flatter one on the pads, Colin looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The Aussies appeal but the umpire is not interested. Maybe going down leg.

Adam Zampa is back on. 5-0-29-1 are his figures so far.

30.6
1
J Hazlewood to de Grandhomme, Short ball around middle, Colin pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
30.5
1
J Hazlewood to Tom Latham, Length ball outside off, Latham guides it to third man for a single.
30.4
2
J Hazlewood to Tom Latham, Excellent fielding! Short ball on middle and leg, Latham pulls it towards deep square leg. Starc comes across from fine leg and dives full stretch to make a good stop. Saved two runs for his side.
30.3
0
J Hazlewood to Tom Latham, On middle, flicked to mid-wicket.
30.2
4
J Hazlewood to Tom Latham, FOUR! Excellent use of the feet! Short ball on off, Latham dances down the track and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.
30.1
0
J Hazlewood to Tom Latham, Full on middle, Latham works it to mid-wicket.

Josh Hazlewood is back on. 5-0-14-1 are his figures so far.

29.6
4
M Starc to de Grandhomme, FOUR! Poor bowling! Full delivery down the leg side, de Grandhomme flicks it past the diving keeper and into the fine leg fence for a boundary.
29.5
1
M Starc to Tom Latham, Full on middle, Latham flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
29.4
1
M Starc to de Grandhomme, Low full toss outside off, de Grandhomme pushes it wide of mid off where the fielder dives and makes a good stop. Only a single.
29.3
1
M Starc to Tom Latham, Very full delivery outside off, Latham looks to drive but it takes the inside half of the bat and goes towards square leg. Single taken.
29.2
0
M Starc to Tom Latham, Low full toss on the pads, Latham looks to flick but misses. He gets hit on the pads and the ball goes to fine leg. Two leg byes.
29.1
1
M Starc to de Grandhomme, Good length ball outside off, Colin guides it to third man for a single.
28.6
3
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, Flatter one outside off, de Grandhomme looks to cut but it takes the bottom edge and goes towards third man. Before the fielder can come across and clean it up the batters take three.
28.5
1
A Zampa to Tom Latham, On middle, flicked to deep square leg for a single.
28.4
0
A Zampa to Tom Latham, The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side.
28.3
0
A Zampa to Tom Latham, DROPPED! Smith drops a sitter after taking a stunner earlier! Would not expect Smith to drop those. Flatter one outside off, Latham punches it to cover but does so uppishly. It goes straight to Smith at cover but he fails to hold on.
28.3
0
A Zampa to Tom Latham, WIDE! Very full delivery down the leg side, Latham looks to sweep but misses. Wide signaled.
28.2
1
A Zampa to de Grandhomme, Floated on the off stump line, Colin pushes it to long on for a single.
28.1
1
A Zampa to Tom Latham, Floated on the pads, Latham dances down the track and flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

Adam Zampa is back on. 4-0-22-1 are his figures so far.

27.6
4
M Starc to de Grandhomme, FOUR! Pulled away nicely! Short ball down the leg side, de Grandhomme pulls it to the fine leg region for a boundary.
27.5
1
M Starc to Tom Latham, On a length on middle, Latham flicks it through square leg for a run.
27.5
0
M Starc to Tom Latham, WIDE! Starc bowls it down the leg side, Latham looks to flick but misses it.
27.4
0
M Starc to Tom Latham, Starc bowls a yorker on off, Latham does well to dig it out.
27.3
1
M Starc to de Grandhomme, Full delivery on middle, de Grandhomme flicks it through square leg for a run.
27.2
0
M Starc to de Grandhomme, Full delivery on off, Colin drives it towards mid off.
27.1
1
M Starc to Tom Latham, On a length on middle, Latham flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
26.6
0
Pat Cummins to de Grandhomme, Short ball around middle, de Grandhomme ducks under it.

Colin de Grandhomme is hit on the helmet. They are checking for concussion.

26.5
0
Pat Cummins to de Grandhomme, Short ball on off, Colin looks to pull but it takes the outside edge and goes onto hit the helmet. Cummins asks whether he is fine to which de Grandhomme replies that he is fine. A dead ball signaled.
26.4
0
Pat Cummins to de Grandhomme, Short ball down the leg side, Colin looks to pull but misses to get any bat on it.
26.3
0
Pat Cummins to de Grandhomme, BOUNCER! It is bowled around middle, de Grandhomme ducks under it.
26.2
0
Pat Cummins to de Grandhomme, Length ball on middle, Colin defends it to mid on.
26.1
0
Pat Cummins to de Grandhomme, Length ball on middle, de Grandhomme flicks it to mid-wicket.
25.6
0
M Starc to Tom Latham, Full on middle, Latham pushes it to mid on.
25.5
2
M Starc to Tom Latham, Full outside off, Latham drives it through the cover drives it through the cover region and picks up a couple.
25.4
0
M Starc to Tom Latham, Good length ball on middle, Latham flicks it to mid-wicket.
25.3
0
M Starc to Tom Latham, Full on middle, Latham flicks it to mid on.
25.2
2
M Starc to Tom Latham, Good length ball on off, Latham defends it to point and takes off for a single but the fielder misfields allowing the batters to take another run.
25.1
0
M Starc to Tom Latham, Full delivery on off, Latham drives it towards mid off.

Colin de Grandhomme is the next batsman in. Also, Mitchell Starc is back on.

24.6
0
Pat Cummins to J Neesham, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! That's a snorter of a delivery from Cummins. This has been an excellent spell from him and New Zealand have lost half their side now. They still need 163 runs in 150 balls. Short ball around middle and leg, Neesham looks to fend it away but it hits the gloves and goes up in the air towards the keeper. Carey makes no mistake and the Kiwis are struggling here.
24.5
0
Pat Cummins to J Neesham, Back of a length ball on middle, Neesham hops and defends it out.
24.4
0
Pat Cummins to J Neesham, Short ball around middle, Neesham ducks under it.
24.3
1
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham, On off, guided to third man for a single.
24.2
0
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham, Good length ball on middle, Latham works it to mid-wicket.
24.1
1
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham, FOUR! Brilliant shot from Latham! Good length ball outside off, Latham drives it through the cover region for a boundary.
23.6
1
S Smith to Tom Latham, Flighted ball on middle, Latham pushes it to long off for a single.
23.5
0
S Smith to Tom Latham, Flatter on middle, Latham works it to mid-wicket.
23.4
1
S Smith to J Neesham, Floated on the pads, Neesham tucks it to square leg for a single.
23.3
6
S Smith to J Neesham, SIX! A full toss and it gets the treatment that it deserves! Smith dishes a full toss on off, Neesham hammers it over the deep mid-wicket region for a maximum.
23.2
0
S Smith to J Neesham, On middle, an off spinner this time, James blocks it back to the bowler.
23.1
0
S Smith to J Neesham, Smith starts with a floated on off, Neesham defends it out.

A stunning catch and now Aaron Finch has straightaway introduced Steven Smith into the attack.

22.6
0
Pat Cummins to Tom Latham, Short ball around middle, Latham ducks under it.
22.5
1
Pat Cummins to J Neesham, Full ball on the pads, Neesham flicks it to the fine leg region for a single.
22.4
0
Pat Cummins to J Neesham, Good length ball on middle, Neesham flicks it to mid-wicket.
22.3
0
Pat Cummins to J Neesham, BOUNCER! It is bowled around middle and leg, Neesham looks to duck but gets hit on the body.

James Neesham is the next batsman in.

22.2
0
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, OUT! CAUGHT! That is a ripper of a catch from Steven Smith! How many times have we seen him take these stunners? This is another one of those instances. Absolutely brilliant from Smith. Back of a length ball outside off, Guptill punches it but fails to keep it down. The ball goes to the left of Smith at point who flies to that side and takes an outstanding catch. He makes these catches look so easy! Superman.
22.1
4
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, FOUR! Nicely played! Slower short ball outside off, Guptill stands tall and drives it through the deep cover region for a boundary.

Pat Cummins is back into the attack. 4-1-8-0 are his figures so far.

21.6
0
A Zampa to Tom Latham, Flatter one outside off, Latham punches it to point.
21.5
0
A Zampa to M Guptill, Flighted on the pads, Guptill looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls to the leg side and the batters take a leg bye.
21.4
3
A Zampa to Tom Latham, EDGY BUT SAFE! Floated ball outside off, Latham comes down the track and then looks to push but it takes the outside edge. The ball goes to third man and the batters pick up three.
21.3
1
A Zampa to M Guptill, Floated outside off, Guptill drives it to long off for a single.
21.2
1
A Zampa to Tom Latham, Floated delivery on middle, Latham sweeps it towards mid-wicket for a run.
21.1
2
A Zampa to Tom Latham, Tossed up delivery on middle, Latham sweeps it through square leg for a couple.
20.6
0
M Marsh to Tom Latham, Full delivery outside off, Latham moves to the off side and then looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Marsh and the rest appeal but the umpire is not interested. The ball rolls to point and the batters steal a leg bye. The impact might have been outside off. The replays roll in and they show that there was an inside edge on it.
20.5
0
M Marsh to Tom Latham, On off, pushed to cover.
20.4
0
M Marsh to Tom Latham, Length ball on off, Latham pushes it to point.

Tom Latham is the new batsman in.

20.3
0
M Marsh to R Taylor, OUT! CAUGHT! What has Ross Taylor done here? This is poor batting! He has just come in to bat and has played a very poor shot. Not what New Zealand would have wanted. Full delivery on middle, Taylor dances down the track and then looks to lift it over the mid on fielder but does not get the required distance and elevation on it. The ball goes straight into the hands of Mitchell Starc at mid on. Two quick wickets and New Zealand need a partnership. 190 runs more required in 177 balls.
20.2
0
M Marsh to R Taylor, Fullish ball on off, Taylor defends it to the cover region.
20.1
2
M Marsh to R Taylor, Good length ball on middle, Taylor flicks it to the deep square leg region for a couple.
19.6
1
A Zampa to R Taylor, Floated on middle, Taylor drives it to long on for a single.
19.5
1
A Zampa to M Guptill, Flighted ball outside off, Guptill drives it towards cover and takes a single.
19.4
1
A Zampa to R Taylor, On middle, Taylor sweeps it to fine leg for a single.
19.3
0
A Zampa to R Taylor, An appeal for LBW! It is turned down. Floated ball around off, Taylor looks to play the paddle sweep but misses to get hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but the umpire shakes his head. Looks close but it seems to have gone off the gloves.

Ross Taylor is the next batsman in.

19.2
0
A Zampa to K Williamson, OUT! TIMBER! Wow, it's turning out to be quite a day! Two of the best current batsmen in the world got their stumps tickled. Earlier in the day, it was Steven Smith and now Zampa has gone through Williamson's defense. What a beauty by the leggie! He dishes out a well-disguised googly and completely foxes New Zealand's skipper. The ball lands on a fuller length close to off, Williamson presses forward to flick it around on the leg side but doesn't quite pay attention to the direction where the ball is spinning. Instead of going the other way, it spins back into him, beats his bat and clips the top of leg stump. Massive breakthrough. Zampa screams in joy. This chase is going nowhere for the Black Caps!
19.1
2
A Zampa to K Williamson, Floated ball outside off, Williamson drives wide of the long off fielder and picks up a couple.
18.6
1
M Marsh to K Williamson, Full ball on the pads, Kane works it to long on for a single.
18.5
0
M Marsh to K Williamson, On a length on the pads, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket.
18.4
1
M Marsh to M Guptill, Full on middle, Martin pushes it to long on for a single.
18.3
1
M Marsh to K Williamson, Length ball outside off, tapped to point for a single.
18.2
1
M Marsh to M Guptill, Full on middle, Guptill plays it to long on and takes a single.
18.1
1
M Marsh to K Williamson, Good length ball outside off, Williamson guides it to short third man for a single.
17.6
0
A Zampa to M Guptill, On middle, defended out by Guptill.
17.5
0
A Zampa to M Guptill, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
17.4
0
A Zampa to M Guptill, Floated on the pads, Guptill looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Zampa appeals for LBW but the umpire is not interested.
17.3
6
A Zampa to M Guptill, SIX! Hammered! Floated outside off, Guptill bends on his knees and thrashes it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
17.2
0
A Zampa to M Guptill, Flatter on middle, Guptill looks to defend but it takes the inside half of the bat and hits the pads.
17.1
1
A Zampa to K Williamson, Floated on off, Williamson pushes it to deep cover for a single.
16.6
0
M Marsh to M Guptill, Good length ball on middle, Guptill flicks it to mid-wicket.
16.5
1
M Marsh to K Williamson, Outside off, guided to third man for a single.
16.4
1
M Marsh to M Guptill, Full on middle, Guptill flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
16.3
0
M Marsh to M Guptill, What happened there? A big confusion! Good length ball on off, Guptill defends it to the left of the bowler. Marsh goes after it but fails to collect it. Guptill then takes off for a single but Labuschagne is quick to the ball from mid off and has a shy at the bowler's end. He misses. Williamson would have been a goner. The ball falls to Smith at deep mid-wicket and he throws it to the keeper but by that time, Guptill was in.
16.2
1
M Marsh to K Williamson, Length ball outside off, Kane drives it to deep cover for a single.
16.1
1
M Marsh to M Guptill, Good length ball on middle and leg, Guptill flicks it to the deep square leg region for a single.

Drinks Break! New Zealand have started the chase on a cautious note where they have lost only one wicket. Williamson and Guptill are rebuilding the innings. On the other hand, Australia have kept it tight and will look to pick wickets to put pressure on the visitors.

15.6
0
A Zampa to K Williamson, Tossed up ball around off, Williamson dances down the track and then looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads.
15.5
0
A Zampa to K Williamson, Quicker one on the middle stump line, Williamson pushes it back to Zampa.
15.4
0
A Zampa to K Williamson, An appeal for LBW! Flatter one on the pads, Williamson looks to flick but misses. There is an appeal made for LBW but the umpire shakes his head.
15.3
1
A Zampa to M Guptill, On middle, Williamson punches it down to long on for a single.
15.2
1
A Zampa to K Williamson, Flighted ball on middle, worked to deep mid-wicket for a run.
15.1
1
A Zampa to M Guptill, Zampa starts with a flatter one on middle, Guptill punches it down to long on for a single.

Adam Zampa is into the attack.

14.6
1
M Marsh to M Guptill, Length ball on middle and leg, Martin flicks it to deep mid-wicket for another run.
14.5
0
M Marsh to M Guptill, On a length on middle, Guptill works it to mid-wicket.
14.4
1
M Marsh to K Williamson, EDGY! Length ball outside off, Williamson looks to defend but it takes the outside edge and it goes to third man. A single.
14.3
4
M Marsh to K Williamson, FOUR! Finally some aggression from New Zealand! Full delivery on middle, Williamson dances down and powers it over the mid on fielder for a boundary.
14.2
0
M Marsh to K Williamson, Good length ball on middle, Williamson looks to flick but it takes the leading edge and the ball goes towards mid off.
14.1
0
M Marsh to M Guptill, Full delivery on the pads, Guptill looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls to square leg and the batters steal a leg bye.
13.6
0
M Starc to K Williamson, Full delivery outside off, Williamson pushes it to mid off.
13.5
0
M Starc to K Williamson, Full toss outside off, Williamson pushes it to cover.
13.4
0
M Starc to K Williamson, Good length ball on off, Kane blocks it to the point fielder.
13.3
1
M Starc to M Guptill, Very full delivery outside off, Guptill drives it uppishly towards deep cover for another single.
13.2
0
M Starc to M Guptill, Fullish ball outside off, Martin drives it straight to the mid off fielder.
13.1
0
M Starc to M Guptill, Good length ball outside off, Guptill looks to drive but hits the inside half of the bat and goes towards cover.
12.6
1
M Marsh to M Guptill, Length ball on off, Guptill pushes it to mid off and takes a single.
12.5
0
M Marsh to M Guptill, Fullish ball on the pads, Guptill works it to the leg side.
12.4
0
M Marsh to M Guptill, Back of a length ball on middle, Guptill works it to the leg side.
12.3
0
M Marsh to M Guptill, Good length ball on middle and leg, Martin flicks it to mid-wicket.
12.2
0
M Marsh to M Guptill, Good length ball on off, Guptill taps it to point.
12.1
0
M Marsh to M Guptill, Full delivery on off, Guptill drives it towards mid off.

Mitchell Marsh is on.

11.6
0
M Starc to K Williamson, On a length on off, Williamson taps it towards point.
11.5
1
M Starc to M Guptill, Full delivery on off, Guptill drives it through covers for a run.
11.4
1
M Starc to K Williamson, Length delivery on off, Williamson guides it towards third man for a single.
11.3
0
M Starc to K Williamson, On a length on off, Williamson plays it towards covers.
11.2
0
M Starc to K Williamson, Full delivery on off, Williamson drives it to mid off.
11.1
4
M Starc to K Williamson, FOUR! Creamed! Starc dishes a good length ball outside off, Williamson plays it through the cover region for a boundary. Only the second one of the run chase and one after the third over. It's been really slow going for the Black Caps.

Mitchell Starc is back on. 2-0-6-0 are his figures so far.

10.6
0
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, Length ball on off, Guptill defends it to the point region.
10.5
0
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, Cummins dishes a bouncer around middle and leg, Guptill ducks under it.
10.4
0
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, Play and a miss! Good length ball outside off, Guptill attempts to cut but fails to get any bat on it.
10.3
0
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, Full delivery on middle, Guptill flicks it but it goes uppishly towards mid on where the fielder collects it on the bounce.
10.2
0
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, On a length on off, Guptill pushes it back to the bowler.
10.1
0
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, Short ball down the leg side, Guptill ducks under it.

Powerplay 2 is signalled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

9.6
0
J Hazlewood to K Williamson, Full on middle, Kane defends it out onto the pitch. End of a successful over from Hazlewood. Just 28 runs and a wicket from Powerplay 1.
9.5
0
J Hazlewood to K Williamson, Length ball on off, Williamson taps it to point.

Kane Williamson, the skipper, is the next batsman in.

9.4
0
J Hazlewood to H Nicholls, OUT! CAUGHT! Hazlewood provides the breakthrough! He has been excellent at the start and deserves this wicket. Nicholls got a start and needed to carry on but fails to stay there. Full delivery outside off, Nicholls looks to drive it without moving his feet but it takes the outside edge and goes to the left of the keeper. Carey dives to that side and takes a pretty good catch.
9.3
1
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, On a length on middle, Guptill flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
9.2
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, Short ball outside off, Guptill looks to play the upper cut but misses. There is a mild appeal for caught behind but the umpire shows no interest.
9.1
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, Good length ball on middle, Guptill blocks it back to the bowler.
8.6
0
Pat Cummins to H Nicholls, An appeal for caught behind! Turned down! Short of a length delivery on leg, Nicholls looks to pull but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where Carey catches it over his head. Cummins and the keeper appeal for caught behind but the umpire shows no interest.
8.5
1
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, Length delivery on middle, Guptill flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
8.4
1
Pat Cummins to H Nicholls, On a length on off, Nicholls pushes it towards mid off for a single.
8.3
0
Pat Cummins to H Nicholls, On a good length on middle, Nicholls looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
8.2
0
Pat Cummins to H Nicholls, Full delivery on off, Nicholls drives it towards mid off.
8.1
0
Pat Cummins to H Nicholls, On a good length on off, Nicholls plays it towards point.
7.6
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, On a length on middle, Guptill flicks it to mid-wicket.
7.5
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, Full delivery on off, Guptill drives it towards mid off.
7.4
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, Good length delivery on middle, Martin defends it off the back foot.
7.3
1
J Hazlewood to H Nicholls, Full delivery on off, Nicholls drives it towards point for a single.
7.2
3
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, On a length on off, Guptill guides it towards third man. Cummins chases it, slides and makes a good stop before it reaches the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.
7.1
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, On a good length on off, Guptill defends it off the back foot.
6.6
1
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, On a length on off, Guptill defends it towards third man and takes a quick single.
6.5
0
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, Length delivery on off, Guptill taps it towards the off side.
6.4
1
Pat Cummins to H Nicholls, On a length on middle, Nicholls flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a quick single.
6.3
0
Pat Cummins to H Nicholls, Length delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it to mid-wicket.
6.2
0
Pat Cummins to H Nicholls, On a good length on off, Nicholls defends it off the back foot.
6.1
1
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, Length delivery outside off, Guptill punches it through covers for a run.
5.6
1
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, On a good length on middle, Guptill looks to flick but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards square leg. The batsmen take a run.
5.5
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, Play and a miss! Short and outside off, Guptill looks to cut but misses it.
5.4
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, Good length delivery on middle, Martin blocks it off the back foot.
5.3
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, Hazlewood bowls a bouncer, Guptill looks to pull but misses it.
5.2
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, On a good length on off, Guptill defends it off the back foot.
5.1
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, Full delivery on off, Guptill drives it to covers.
4.6
2
Pat Cummins to H Nicholls, Short and outside off, Nicholls cuts it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple.
4.5
0
Pat Cummins to H Nicholls, On a good length on off, Nicholls defends it off the back foot.
4.4
1
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, Full delivery on middle, Guptill flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
4.3
0
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, On a length on off, Guptill punches it to covers.
4.2
0
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, Length delivery on middle, Guptill looks to flick but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards mid-wicket.
4.1
0
Pat Cummins to M Guptill, On a length on middle, Guptill flicks it to mid-wicket.

Pat Cummins is into the attack.

3.6
3
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, Length delivery on off, Guptill punches it through covers. The fielder chases it and collects it but cannot stop the batters from taking three runs.
3.5
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Guptill looks to defend but misses it.
3.4
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, Good length delivery on off, Martin defends it off the back foot.
3.3
1
J Hazlewood to H Nicholls, On a length on off, Nicholls taps it towards point where Smith picks the ball and goes for a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses it. The batsmen take a quick single.
3.2
1
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, Full delivery on middle, Guptill looks to flick but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
3.1
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, On a good length on off, Guptill defends it off the back foot.
2.6
0
M Starc to H Nicholls, On a length on middle, Nicholls flicks it to mid-wicket.
2.5
4
M Starc to H Nicholls, FOUR! Hammered! First boundary of the innings! Short and outside off, Nicholls cuts it hard through point for a boundary.
2.4
0
M Starc to H Nicholls, Full delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it towards mid-wicket where Finch makes a fine stop.
2.3
0
M Starc to H Nicholls, On a good length on off, Nicholls plays it to covers.
2.2
0
M Starc to H Nicholls, Length delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it to mid-wicket.
2.1
1
M Starc to M Guptill, On a good length on off, Guptill taps it towards point where Smith makes a fine stop. The batsmen take a quick single.
1.6
0
J Hazlewood to H Nicholls, Good length delivery on off, Henry keeps it out.
1.5
0
J Hazlewood to H Nicholls, Short and outside off, Nicholls cuts it to point.
1.4
0
J Hazlewood to H Nicholls, On a good length on off, Nicholls defends it off the back foot.
1.3
3
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, Full delivery on middle, Guptill lofts it over mid on. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs.
1.2
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, BEATEN! Short and outside off, Guptill looks to cut but misses it.
1.1
0
J Hazlewood to M Guptill, On a good length on middle, Guptill defends it off the back foot.

Josh Hazlewood to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
M Starc to H Nicholls, Length ball on middle, Nicholls defends it back to the bowler. Good start from Starc. Only 1 from the over.
0.5
1
M Starc to M Guptill, New Zealand are underway! Back of a length ball on middle, Guptill flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
0.4
0
M Starc to M Guptill, Good length ball outside off, Guptill shoulders arms to this one.
0.3
0
M Starc to M Guptill, NOT OUT! It is pitching outside leg. Poor decision to review. Finch was never interested in reviewing that but he gave in to Starc's demand. The speedster fires in a very full delivery on the pads at 143.6 kph, Guptill looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The Australians appeal but the umpire is not interested. Starc is keen for the review and at the last moment, Finch opts for the review. The Hot Spot rolls in and it shows that there is no bat on it. The Ball Tracker then shows the ball is pitching outside leg. End of the debate, Australia have lost their only review in the very first over.

An appeal for lbw! It is referred upstairs. Martin Guptill is the man in question. There is nothing on Hot Spot and Snicko detects no bat on it. Ball Tracker shows it is pitching outside leg.

0.2
0
M Starc to M Guptill, Full delivery outside the off stump line, Guptill lets the ball go to the keeper.
0.1
0
M Starc to M Guptill, Starc starts with a length ball outside off, with no swing whatsoever! Guptill leaves the ball alone.

We are back for the chase. The Australian players are out in the middle. Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls will open the innings for New Zealand. Mitchell Starc will start the proceedings for Australia.