SIX! Pounded! Neesham finishes it off in style! NEW ZEALAND FINISH WITH 219! A high full toss on the body. It is pulled over the fine leg fence for a biggie. Neesham wants a no ball to be called but the umpires have their hands down. 20 from the final over.
OUT! RUN OUT! This is well wide outside off. Southee goes after it but misses. Neesham wants the strike and hence, goes for the run. The keeper looks to hit the stumps at his end but misses. Sams though collects the ball and then hits the stumps at his end. Southee is well out.
FOUR! The last over is turning out to be a big one! Southee moves across and also steps out. Sams bowls a full toss outside off. It is lofted over covers for a boundary.
Two! Length and on middle, Southee smashes it down the ground towards long on for a couple.
Full and wide outside off, it is hit down to long off for one.
SIX! That's gone all the way! Can you believe it? Neesham wanted to play the ramp on the leg side. Sams bowls it wide outside off. A full toss. Neesham adjuts and ramps it over short third man and it sails over the ropes.
WIDE! Sams goes full and wide outside off. Ends up bowling it outside the tramline. Neesham lets it be. Wided.
OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust! End of a superb over from Richardson. Another wicket for him. A slower one outside off. Santner looks to go over long on but is early into the shot. It goes high up in the air and Maxwell from deep mid-wicket runs in and takes a catch. Just the 10 runs from the last two overs. Not what New Zealand would have wanted when they would have loved 10 runs per over.
No boundary again! A full toss, it is hit down to long on for one more.
OUT! TAKEN! Conway holes out and Australia fighting back nicely here! Shorter and outside off, Conway slashes at it. It goes off the outside edge and flies towards Zampa at third man. He runs in and takes a good catch. Not a lot for Conway today but he did not have a lot of time too, just had to throw the bat around after coming out and perishes in the attempt.
Safe! A slower short ball outside off. Neesham looks to drag it over mid on. It is not timed. It lands safe htough in that region and a single is taken.
DROPPED! That needed to stick! Tough chance! It is full and on middle, Neesham smashes it hard back towards the bowler. Richardson gets two hands to it but it does not stick. A dot though. Gold at this stage.
WIDE! Full and wide outside off, Neesham goes after it but misses. Wided! Richardson is not happy. Close call that.
Just the single from the first ball of the 19th! Shorter and outside off, it is slapped through covers for one.
A dot to end a really good over from Jhye! A yorker outside off. Neesham fails to jam it out.
FOUR! This is a gem of an innings from Neesham! A full toss, he just stands tall and whips it through mid-wicket. Sams in the deep runs to his right, dives and tries to push it back in, he does get a hand to it but then it hits his body and trickles onto the fence.
Just the one! A very low full toss outside off, it is carved down to third man for one.
OUT! TIMBER! Excellent from Richardson. He has outfoxed Phillips here. Glenn initially shows that he is moving outside leg but then shuffles in to play the ramp shot. Richardson goes full and fast on the leg stump. Phillips misses and the leg stump is hit. Just the one run and a wicket from the first three balls. First half of the over bowled brilliantly.
One more dot! Wide outside off, Phillips goes after it but misses. He wants a wide but Glenn is standing on the off pole.
WIDE! This is a slower one, does not come out right and it is well wide. Wided.
A dot to begin! Full and wide outside off. Phillips goes for it but misses.
Change of pace again and this time Phillips swipes a bit too early to miss out. Gets his on the body. The ball rolls on the leg side and they cross for a leg bye.
SIX! There goes Phillips now. Richardson misses his length again. It is short and slower one. Right in the hitting zone. Phillips powers it over deep square leg for a huge six.
Good yorker from Richardson this time. Neesham can only dig it out as far as mid off for one.
SIX! Connects this time! A flat six. A short ball, way wide outside off. Neesham stays in his crease and plays a baseball-like shot over long on for a biggie.
Another off-pace ball. This one is outside off. James goes for the pull but does so a bit too early. Misses again.
Play and a miss! A length ball, angled away and fingers rolled. Neesham looks to force it on the off side but misses to connect.
Two taken! On middle, Phillips works it through mid-wicket with soft hands. They take two.
OUT! TIMBER! The googly does the trick and now the Kiwi skipper departs! This lands outside off, Williamson probably picks it as he looks to work it on the leg side. He misses it though and it sneaks between bat and pad and hits the off pole. End of a fine knock from the Kane.
Shorter and outside off, it is slapped through covers for two.
A single now! On middle, quicker. It is pulled hard but towards deep mid-wicket for one.
SIX! Neesham is dealing in biggies here! This is once again in his slot. Tossed up on off, Neesham plays the slog sweep and it goes over the mid-wicket fence for another maximum.
On off, this is pushed to long off for one.
SIX! Neesham is on fire here! 12 from the first two balls. He is batting at a strike rate of 600. Once again this is in his zone. On the pads, it is flicked over the square leg fence for a biggie. A wicket but a huge over. The last two balls completely spoils it.
SIX! That is right in the slot! Great start for Neesham and that is exactly why he was sent out. A slower one, it is on off. Neesham whacks it well over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
OUT! Heartbreak for Guptill! He misses out on a ton by three runs! Nevertheless, outstanding innings from him. He walks off to a standing ovation from the crowd! Sams gets his man and a well-deserved wicket for the left-armer. He has been really good. Bowls this full, really full outside off. Difficult for Guptill to get under those. He still goes uppishly. Fails to clear long off though as Stoinis there takes a good catch. Can Australia build on this now?
Swing and a miss! Wanted to slog this out of the park but it was the slower one and Guptill swung a bit too early.
FIFTY FOR KANE! A fine knock from the skipper. His 13th in T20Is. A fuller ball on the pads, he flicks it through mid-wicket and gets to the milestone. Has done a fine job in this big stand with Guptill.
A single! Sams goes for the fuller ball outside off, Martin reaches out and hits it uppishly to deep cover.
SIX! Just over! Biggie to end the over. Floated full and on middle, Maxwell goes for the slog towards the biggest part of the ground. Maxwell at deep mid-wicket runs to his left and tries to catch. A bit late is the Big Show and it goes over him for half a dozen.
Short and wide outside off, crunched to deep cover for a single.
Another single as this is worked through mid-wicket.
WIDE! Well wide outside off, left alone. Wided.
Very full and on middle, it is jammed down to long on for one more.
On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
A direct hit and it is taken upstairs! NOT OUT! Guptill is in! Shorter and outside off, it is cut to point. They go for one. The fielder at point has a shy at the bowler's end. He hits. Guptill is in though by ease.
Fuller and just around off, drilled down to long off for a single. Another big over.
FOUR! Carves it over backward point. Into the 90s is Guptill now. A fullish ball, wide outside off. Martin waits for it and then manages to carve it over backward point. a couple of bounces and into the fence.
Risky single! Direct hit would've been end of Kane. He had given up. A fuller ball, hit hard to Finch at covers. They go for the non-existnt run. Finch fails to score a direct hit.
SIX! Kane goes bang now! A length ball, this one is angled in. Williamson gets across a touch and slogs it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. He is into the 40s now.
Full and just outside off, Guptill punches it past the man at covers. Long off gets to his left and keeps it down to one.
A fuller one to start from him. Williamson strokes it down to long off for one.
FOUR! Help youself! A full toss to end, it is outside off and Guptill smashes it over covers for another boundary.
SIX! Over the bowler's head! Fuller and on middle, this is lofted over the bowler's head for back-to-back biggies. Not sure where you can bowl at Guptill right now, bowl anywhere and he is hitting it out of the park.
SIX! TOP EDGE AND ALL THE WAY! Everything going in New Zealand's favor. Shorter and on middle, Guptill looks to pull but gets a top edge. It flies over the fine leg fence for a biggie.
Good fielding! Shorter and outside off, Williamson places it wide of the fielder at sweeper cover. He runs to his left, pushes it back in with a dive and saves a run for his side.
A low full toss, just a single as this is pushed down to long off.
Shorter and outside off, it is guided to point for one.
SIX! Back-to-back biggies now! Another short ball, it is outside off and the pacy one. Guptill bangs it over cow corner for six more.
SIX! Fetch that. It was the slower one from Stoinis. The slower bouncer. Guptill reads it early. Guptill gets on his back foot and hammers it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
Full and around off, Williamson looks to drill the drive through the off side but it takes the inner half and goes to long on. A single.
Short again, crunched to deep mid-wicket for one via pull.
Tries to play the lap shot over the keeper but ends up getting it off the inside edge. Gets hit on the hand and the ball lobs just in front of Wade who charged in to catch but it landed short. One taken.
Back of a length ball around middle, Kane pulls it wide of the man at long on for two.
A single to end a good over for the Kiwis! Shorter and outside off, it is guided through point for one.
SIX! Over the bowler's head! Williamson shows Guptill that he too can hit down the ground. Uses his feet, gets to the pitch of it and then lofts it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
Angled into the pads, it is pushed down to long on for one.
Fuller and on off, this is hit hard back towards the bowler who makes a half stop. Can't stop the run.
FOUR! Agar loses his line! All the moving around the crease disturbs him. He fires it down the leg side. Williamson sweeps it over short fine leg for a boundary.
Just short! Good stop in the end! Williamson makes room and Agar tosses it up on middle, Williamson looks to drive but the ball comes slow off the surface. It is a check-drive in the end and goes uppishly towards Finch at cover who dives to his right but it lands short. Good stop in the end.
A yorker outside off, Guptilll goes hard at it. He gets an inside edge to the fielder at mid-wicket. Good over by Sams.
Shorter and outside off, Williamson slaps it through covers for one more. Good over so far from Smas.
A slower bumper, Guptill pulls it all along the ground through square leg for one.
Anothe single! One more slower one. It is pushed towards cover-point for one. 50-run stand is up between the two.
A full toss outside off, Gutpill slaps it past point, just the single. Sams gets away with one.
Worked fine! On the pads, this is tickled fine on the leg side. Richardson there runs to his right, slides and pushes it back in. They go upstairs to check but replays show that Kane has done well.
Full and around off, driven down to long on for a single.
Back of a length and on middle, angled in. Williamson works it through square leg for one.
Wide outside off, Kane cuts but finds the point fielder this time.
Full and around off, stroked firmly but straight to mid off.
FOUR! SHOT! Williason gets one off the middle now. Short and wide from Jhye and Kane latches on. He gets on his toes and slams it through point for a boundary.
A length ball around off, Guptill taps it towards backward point for one.
A dot to end but a huge over. Back-to-back big overs for the Kiwis! On middle, blocked.
Fifty for Guptill! Really good innings from him and one that will bring a big relief to him and his side. He would love to keep going though. This is on middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
SIX! Guptill is now has the highest maximums in T20Is! He goes past Rohit Sharma! What a shot to break the record! He steps out and also makes room, lofts this high and handsome over the long off fence.
Good comeback by Zampa! This is on middle, it is quicker. Blocked.
SIX! THAT IS MASSIVE! Wow! What a shot from Gutpill. Just an extension of the arms. It is fuller and on middle, Martin lofts it high and long, over the long on fence for a biggie. New balls please. Fifty up!
On middle, this is worked down to long on for one.
Flat and around off, poked towards the gully region for one. 45/1 at the end of the Powerplay.
Drags the length short and darts it quicker. Guptill tucks it towards mid-wicket for one.
FOUR! Slaps it through the covers now. Guptill is in mood. A bit short and just outside off, Guptill makes room and crunches it through backward point to find the fence.
Excellent running! A flatter ball from Agar and Guptill flicks it wide of the man at long on for a brace.
SIX! CLASSY FROM GUPTILL! Agar tosses it up and lands it just under the bat of Martin. He makes a bit of room and just lofts it over long off for a bigige. Just the extension of the arm.
Fuller and on middle, Kane flicks it through mid-wicket for one.
Would have been a chance, had Zampa collected it. On middle, it is worked to the right of the bowler and Williamson takes off. Zampa runs there and dives but over the ball. An easy single in the end. A decent over though by Zampa. Australia keeping it tight.
KW steps out but Zampa shortens the length. Defended.
Very full and on middle, it is worked down to long on for one.
Almost! Tosses it up on off, it seems to be the googly. Guptill looks to push at it but it goes off the inner half past the leg pole and towards fine leg for two.
Shorter and around off, it is played to covers.
A high full toss to begin with! Williamson is caught by surprise as he works it through mid-wicket for one.
A good slower one to end! It is outside off, Guptill goes after it, he is done in by the lace of pace. Gets an outside edge but luckily for him, it does not carry! A good over by Richardson.
FOUR! Goes full and Guptill takes full toll of it. It is on middle, Guptill takes a step ahead and then lofts it over mid off for a boundary. Guptill has started off well.
Well bowled! Keeps it short, gets it to rise on the batter. Guided to point.
Williamson is off the mark as he plays a typical Williamson stroke. On off, he dabs it down to third man for one.
Good length again and on off, Williamson blocks.
OUT! TAKEN! Richardson comes on and Richardson breaks the opening stand that was getting a move on. A short one on middle, Tim looks to slap it over covers but is cramped for room. It hits the splice and lobs to Finch at covers. He probably should have gone for a pull there but maybe it was predetermined. Timely wicket for the Aussies.
Ends it well though! Back of a length and on off, this one straightens a touch. Guptill is beaten as he tries to block it.
FOUR! Slightly fuller and Gutpill makes Richardson pay. Fuller and on middle, he just punches it over the bowler's head. That is as straight as an arrow. Boundary. This is an expensive one from Richardson.
Shortens his length a touch as he sees Guptill come down the track. Blocked.
The dive would have probably saved Seifert! Fuller and on middle, it is driven to mid on. It goes to Maxwell quickly. The batters go for one, Maxwell has a shy but misses.
Follows the boundary with a single as this is worked to mid-wicket.
SIX! BOOM! Trademark Gutpill! Takes a few steps down the wicket, makes it into a half volley and then lofts it over the long off fence for a biggie. First of the game and pressure right on Jhye.
A dot to end! A tidy start by Agar! On off, it is pushed to covers.
Slightly shorter and around off, Seifert cuts but to point.
Now works it with the angle through mid-wicket for one.
Attacks the stumps again, defended. Watchfull by Guptill so far.
Angles it into the batter again, cramping Guptill for room, it is played back to the bowler.
This one is angled into the pads, Seifert swings but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
Well fielded! Fuller and arond off, Tim strokes it nicely, it almost gets past mid off but the fielder dives and saves three for his side. A decent start for the Kiwis.
A single now! Length and on ff, Guptill plays a check-drive, it goes uppishlt but short of mid off for one.
Another one on a length, Guptill plays it late and towards point. Three dots after a boundary on the first ball.
Well bowled! Slightly shorter again and angling away, this one lands on off. Guptill is beaten as he tries to defend it.
Drags his length back and lands it on off, Guptill keeps it out.
FOUR! Off the mark in style! That is caressed! Fuller and outside off, similar line to the one Sam was bolwing in the last game at the start. Guptill leans into it and strokes it through covers for a boundary.
FOUR! New Zealand won't mind that boundary as they have won the game! A full ball outside off, it is jammed through backward point for a boundary. End of a ripper of a game. IN THE END, NEW ZEALAND SNEAK HOME BY 4 RUNS!
OUT! Stoinis holes out! The man for tonight, James Neesham has done it for his side. End of a brilliant innings from Stoinis. He though could not take his side over the line. This too was in the slot. Full and outside off, Stoinis looks to go downtown but only manages to hit it high up in the air towards the sightscreen. Santner from long on runs to his left and takes a superb catch. A good catch under pressure.
SIX! BANG! Australia still in it! 9 in 2 now. A low full toss and Stoinis gets under it and lofts it high and handsome over the long on fence for a biggie.
A dot! 15 in 3 now. Very full and on middle, Stoinis hits it hard down towards long on and does not run. Rightly so.
A dot now! Could have been a wide! 15 in 4. Game slipping away! Down the leg side, Stoinis moves across and tries to flick but misses.
OUT! TAKEN! Sams holes out! He will be gutted with himself! He has been dismissed off a full toss. Neesham, the man for the Kiwis today. Did it with the bat earlier on and now doing it with the ball. A full toss on middle, Sams swings, it goes off the bottom and it is taken by the man at deep mid-wicket. Stoinis now has to do it by himself. 15 needed in 5 balls.
Good yorker! A single! Too full and just outside off, hit to mid off for one. 15 needed off the final 6 balls.
High full toss. Stoinis mistimes it towards the cover. A run taken. 16 needed off the 7 balls. Can Sams send it to the fence?
SIX! MASSIVE! What a blow from Stoinis. He is turning it once again. 200 up for the Aussies. A short ball outside off, the slower one. Stoinis picks it up and powers it over deep mid-wicket for a huge six.
FOUR! Flicked it for a boundary, a vital, vital one. Southee misses his line and bowls it on the pad. Stoinis flicks it wide of the man at short fine leg. A boundary. 23 needed.
Southee goes full. Sams flicks it to deep mid-wicket. Just a single.
Just a single! Slower one it is from Tim. Stoinis cuts it to deep cover. Only a single.
WIDE! Sothee wants to stay away from the hitting zone but ends up bowling it wide.
A single! End of a brilliant over from Boult. Just the 6 from it. This is full and on middle, almost a yorker. It is jammed back down to long on for one. 30 needed in the last two.
The umpire has just saved three runs for New Zealand! Not intentional but does that slice of luck indicate that this is the Kiwis' game? This is full and on middle, it is smacked past the bowler. The umpire fails to get out of the way, it hits his leg and rolls towards long on for only one. The good thing is the umpire is fine.
Mix-up but safe! Fuller and on middle, this is hit towards long on. They take one. Sams is off for the second but he is sent back after he is halfway down the wicket. The throw though luckily for him is not at his end.
WIDE! Harsh call! Stoinis moves across and Boult bowls it down the leg side. Stoinis looks to flick but misses. Wided.
A dot! Gold dust at the moment! A low full toss on off, it is hit hard to covers.
Really full and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
Shorter and around off, this is slapped towards deep cover for one.
Full and on middle, hit down to long on for one. Another big over. 36 needed in 18 balls.
Low full toss outside off, Sams looks to hammer it on the leg side but it goes to deep mid-wicket off the inner half. A single taken.
SIX! POWERED! SIX MORE! Raining biggies and boundaries. Australia have stormed back in this game. A short ball, it is the slower one from hom. Sams reads it early. Bangs it over deep square leg for half a dozen.
Full toss this time. Stoinis flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.
EDGY FOUR! Now, luck going Stoinis's favor! A slower short ball. Stoinis looks to cut but gets an outside edge. The third man is inside the ring. He cannot do anything about that. Another boundary.
FOUR! FIFTY FOR STOINIS! The Hulk has come to the fore here for his team. 22-ball half ton. A short ball outside off, Stoinis punches it through the covers and finds the fence. No chance for the man at deep cover to stop this one. A fine knock but he would love to take the team over the line now.
SIX! BOOM! That is the third biggie in the over and 25 from it. Game on as Australia need 54 in the last 4. Shorter and on off, Sams is way too strong. He pounds it hard and it clears the mid-wicket fence. Also, the 50-run stand is up between the two. This partnership has got the Aussies to believe.
SIX! Over the cover fence! What a shot! That is such a hard shot to play. It is full and outside off. Sams muscles it over the cover fence. Sams turning it on here.
Two more! 13 from the over so far! Shorter and outside off, Sams cuts it through point for a couple.
SIX! Out of here! Sams joins the act. He can hit too. Fuller and on middle, this is slammed down the ground for a biggie. 150 up.
Shorter and outside off, Stoinis slaps it through covers for one.
FOUR! Clever! Just moves across, Southee bowls it full and on middle. Stoinis scoops it over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. Brilliant start to the over. 24 in the last 7 balls.
FOUR! Tossed up and wide outsid off, Sams shuffles across on the off side, just a bit. He gets to the pitch and creams it over covers for a boundary. Huge over. 78 needed in 30 balls.
Tossed up and outside off, Stoinis looks to clear the long off fence but mistimes. A single.
WIDE! Darts this one wide outside off. Stoinis lets it be. Wided.
SIX! Where's this one going? Out of here. Sodhi once again drags it short and bowls it right in the arc. Stoinis pumps it over wide long on for a biggie. The Hulk moves to 41 off just 18 balls.
Flat and just outside off, Sams punches it to long off for one.
Full and on middle, hit to long on for one.
SIX! BANG! Good start to the over. Sodhi is under the pump here against Stoinis. He drags it short and outside off. Stoinis nails the pull over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. 20 off it.
MISFIELD AND FOUR! Jamieson is the man. A boundary to end the over! A short ball outside off. Sams guides it down to third man. Jamieson misfields and it goes to the fence. 98 needed in 6 overs.
Short and jut around of, punched to long off for one.
Fuller and around off, pushed to the left of the bowler. Boult dives that side and keeps it down to a dot.
Around off on a length, it is dabbed towards the empty gully region for a single.
Fuller and outside off, driven to long off for a single.
Fuller ball outside off, hit over the off side for two by Stoinis.
OUT! Three wickets in the over and the wheels are coming off for the Aussies! Marsh is strangled down the leg side. He bags a first-baller! This chase now seems an impossible task for the Aussies. This is down the leg side, Marsh looks to work it fine but it goes off the edge and Tim takes it behind. An appeal and up goes the finger. 107 needed in 42.
OUT! AGAR HOLES OUT! His promotion has failed big time and the Kiwis right on top due to this Santner over! This is short and on middle, Agar pulls it hard but flat. It goes towards deep mid-wicket where Conway dives to his right and takes a good catch.
Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
OUT! TAKEN! The wicket at the wrong time for Australia and at the right for New Zealand! This partnership was getting a move on and the momentum seemed to be shifting but Santner strikes. This is tossed up nice and slow. Philippe comes down the track and looks to go inside out but the ball turns a touch. He ends up slicing it towards the fielder at deep cover who takes an easy catch. A good little innings from Josh but he needed to stay in there for longer.
Fires this in on middle, Stoinis works it through mid-wicket for one.
FOUR! The momentum seems to be shifting here! Stoinis is playing a blinder! Shorter and outside off, this is cut hard through point for a boundary.
Flat and around off, poked towards the off side for nothing. 15 off the over.
Flat and around off, punched to long on for a single now.
SIX! This time Stoinis sends Sodhi all the way. A short ball, outside off, Stoinis nails it over the bowler's head for a maximum.
MISFIELD AND FOUR! 100 up for the Aussies. Full toss and outside off as well. Stoinis creams it through extra cover. Guptill from long off misfields and allows the ball to go to the fence.
Cramps him for room this time. It is the quicker one just outside off, Stoinis loks to cut but ends up bottom edging it on the off side.
FOUR! Drilled! That rocketed to the fence. Tossed up and outside off, Marcus slams it down the ground. No chance for the man at long on. Good start to the over.
Another short ball. Stoinis pulls now. Finds long on. Just a single. 5 off the over and the massive wicket of Maxwell. 128 needed in 9 overs.
Short and on middle, Philippe pulls it wide of the man at deep mid-wicket. They settle with just one.
Flat and just around off, pushed wide of mid off for one more single.
Short again, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one.
Shortish and around off, punched through the covers for one.
OUT! TAKEN! Sodhi with a fine catch and Maxwell has falls. Santner floats it just outside off, on a fullish length. Maxwell goes for the reverse sweep. He connects it well. It is wide of Sodhi at backward point. The leggie though leaps that side and times his jump to perfection to hold onto the chance.
FOUR! That was in the air again but Philippe finds the fence is into the 40s now. Fuller ball outside off, Josh lofts it over extra cover and it goes to the fence.
Just over! Full and wide, Philippe looks to drive but ends up slicing it over the man at backward point. Two taken before third man can run to his right and get to the ball.
Length ball around middle, pushed to mid on for nothing. Another slower one form Jamieson.
Back of a length and on middle, pulled to long on for an easy run.
Slower fuller one. Maxwell pushes it towards backward point where Santenr stops well to his right.
Shortish and just outside off, it is run down to third man for one by Josh.
Safe! Slower through the air and on off, Josh is early into the shot. He is beaten in flight. It lands well short of long off though for one.
WIDE! This is well wide outside off, Josh looks to cut but misses.
On off, this is pushed through covers for one more.
Tosses it up on off, this is lofted over covers for a single.
Slows it up and bowls it wide outside off, Philippe looks to sweep but misses.
FOUR! Up and over! Josh gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary. Aussies need a few more of these.
On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
OUT! TAKEN! The Australian skipper is out of here! Sodhi comes on and strikes! He continues to bowl it wide outside off. Fich this time tries to drag it on the leg sied with a pull shot. He does not get the power behind it. Glenn at deep mid-wicket, runs to his left and takes a tumbling catch. Australia in trouble now. Finch just never looked like he got going. 150 needed in 12 overs.
This time it is fired, full and wide outside off, inside the tramline. Left alone again.
WIDE! Tosses it up wide outside off, it is a little too wide. It is wided.
Two! Shorter and outside off, it is slapped through covers for two.
Slower through the air outside off, JP looks to go over covers but it goes off the inner half towards mid on for one.
Just short! Good stop in the end! Shorter again and outside off, Philippe cuts, it lands just short of the point fielder diving to his right. Two in the end as he takes some pace off it by getting a hand to it.
Shorter and around off, it is cut but to point.
Shorter and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one. 11 from Santner's first.
Two! Slower through the air, Josh looks to sweep but it goes off the top edge, down towards third man for a couple.
NOT OUT! The impact is umpire's call and it is going over! The Kiwis lose a review. This lands on off and then straightens. Philippe looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the body. An appeal but turned down. It was a loud one from Santner and no one else. He convinces his skipper to take the review. Williamson does so and replays show that the Kiwis have lost one.
SIX! That is a beautiful shot! Just shows what this guy is capable of. Steps out, makes room and lofts it over covers. Times it sweatly and gets maximum.
Angled into the pads, Finch works it through square leg for one.
Full and around off to begin. Flicked to long on for one.
Confusion but safe in the end. Good length and around off, Finch tucks it towards the leg side. They think for the single but Boult charges to get to the ball. Finch sends Philippe back. Boult fails to pick the ball. 53 for 1 at the end of the Powerplay. The Kiwis were 45 for 1 at this point. 167 needed in 84 balls.
Short and around middle, clipped towards mid-wicket for one.
Full and around off, kept out.
Fuller and on middle, flicked through mid-wicket. Finch wanted two but decided against it after seeing the fielder rushing from the deep.
Drives this time towards mid off and calls for a single. Good running.
Good length and around off, pushed towards point for nothing.
Around off on a length, poked towards the backward point region for a single. 50 up for the Aussies. 15 off this over.
Slower one from Kyle. It is outside off. Finch hits it down to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Short again, this is around off, tucked through square leg for a single.
SIX! Just the flick of the wrists and this oes all the way. Jamieson angles this one into the leg pole. Philippe just helps it on its way using his wrists. There is a fielder at deep square leg but it goes well over him.
Around off on a length, kept out.
TOP EDGE AND SIX! Jamieson cannot believe but that has how it has been in this game. We have seen a few balls flying over the rope off the top edge. Jamieson bangs it short and on middle, Philippe goes for the pull but ends up getting a top edge. The ball flies over the keeper for a biggie.
Just wide! A good length ball, takes off a bit after landing. Philippe looks to defend but he is a bit early. The ball lobs to the left side of Southee but goes wide. A single. End of a successful over from Southee.
Lovely from Southee. A length ball just around off, Philippe blocks.
Confusion but safe! A good length ball just outside off, poked towards gully. Josh calls for the single but Finch says no.
OUT! TAKEN! Southee strikes. Wade has been sent packing now. A slower short ball outside off from Southee. Wade stays back and looks to slam it over the man at mid off. He mistimes it off the toe end of his bat. A simple chance for Williamson. He is not going to miss out.
Short and wide outside off, Wade looks to reach out and hit it over the off side but misses.
Length ball outside off, Finch pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
Dot to end but still a big one for the Aussies. 16 off it. A shortish length and just outside off, pushed to the man at covers.
Short ball around off, Finch pulls it to deep square leg for one.
In the air... just wide. A fuller ball around middle, Finch looks to drive but the ball takes the inside half and lobs wide of the man at mid-wicket. The fielder there dives to his left to catch but misses. Finch says no for the single.
Good stop from Guptill. A good length ball just outside off, Wade punches the drive through the covers. It is racing to the fence. Guptill gives it a chase and saves one with a sliding stop.
SIX! Ramps it all the way this time. A bouncer around middle, Wade moves inside and ramps it over the fine leg fence for half a dozen. 12 off the first 2 balls.
Wade makes no connection again! Another off pace delivery from Jamieson. Wade swings hard but makes no connection.
WIDE! A lovely slower one from Jamieson but it is outside the tramline. Wade goes after it but fails to connec. Wided. The Free Hit will stay.
NO BALL AND FOUR! A short ball down the leg side. Wade moves inside and hammers it down to the fine leg fence. The big man has overstepped. So, a Free Hit as well.
Single to end the over. Full all on middle, Wade flicks it through mid-wicket. Wanted two but Sodhi was quick in the deep. 12 off the Boult's first.
Short ball on middle, tucked to deep square leg for one.
NOT OUT! Finch is home! A good length ball around off, Wade pokes it towards the cover region and calls for a single. Finch responds. The fielder from the cover region runs in, picks the ball and underarms the throw. The third umpire has been called for. Replays show Finch is safe.
FOUR! Just short of the rope. A short ball once again from Boult. Wade pulls it down to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
WIDE! It is for height. Boult runs in and bangs this one short. It goes well over the batter. Wided by the umpire.
Good length and around off, pushed towards the point region. Wade says no for the run.
FOUR! Hammered! A short ball from Boult. Wade rocks back and slams the pull through square leg. The ball races away to the fence.
FOUR! Nice and fine! This should make Finch a lot better! Off the mark with a boundary! On the pads, this is worked behind square on the leg side for a boundary. So 5 from the first over.
Finch now steps out. This is angled into the pads. Aaron looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
BEATEN! That is a beauty! Fuller and shaping away from off. Finch looks to go downtown but misses. That late movement is what made Finch miss the shot.
Pulled hard! Just one! Australia and Wade are underway! Shorter and on middle, it is pulled through square leg for one.
A yorker now outside off, Wade initially looks to play the ramp shot. In the end he looks to guide it down to third man but ends up doing so towards the off side. Another dot.
Starts off on a length and around off, Wade hops and keeps it out as there was some extra bounce.
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