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New Zealand vs Australia, 5th T20I Commentary, Live Updates

NZ vs AUS, 2021 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
143/3 (15.3/20)
142/8 (20.0/20)
New Zealand beat Australia by 7 wickets
Right then. Kane Williamson and his boys have the trophy and they will be pleased with this result. That is all we have for you, not from the game, but from the series itself. New Zealand has done really well to wrap the series up 3-2 and will look to celebrate now. Whereas, Finch and his boys tried but were not able to cross the line. We have enjoyed bringing our coverage to you from this series and we hope you have enjoyed it too. Hoping to have your company for any future games. With this, we bid you adieu. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Kane Williamson, the New Zealand skipper, says that they had to work hard to win this series and it was a challenge and it was pleasing to come off with a series win. Feels that they know how strong the Australian team is and that they adapted well in the last game and the surface was slightly better today. Says that when you play 3 games on only one surface, the slower bowlers on this wicket will play a major role and that they did well. Gives his thanks to Finch and the Australian team for coming out here and making it possible for this series to happen.
Aaron Finch, the Australian skipper, says that they went aggressive with the bat. Adds that they lost wickets regularly and that did not help them in setting a good score. Mentions that batsmen got starts but nobody could convert it into a big one. Further says that there was a bit of moisture on this wicket. Finch also says that a couple of guys made their debut and it was an exciting series. Finch credits New Zealand for playing well throughout the series.
Ish Sodhi is the PLAYER OF THE SERIES! He says that he wanted to be aggressive and the other boys created pressure for him to strike. Feels that it was a good surface today and the batters adapted well today to chase the total down. Says that the other bowlers created pressure well and credits Boult, Southee, Santner as well, as they have bowled really well in this series.
Martin Guptill is named the MAN OF THE MATCH. He says that he is happy with his performance. Adds that it was all about firepower. Mentions that he wanted a partnership and that was a good one for them. Further says that he trusts his six-hitting ability and it paid off for him today.
Earlier in the day, Finch won the toss and decided to bat. By the looks of how the game panned out, it was not the best decision by him, but it all looks simple, in hindsight. Apart from Wade, none of the other Australian batters really got going and they kept losing wickets at regular intervals, which did not help their cause. The spinners were at the forefront for the Black Caps as Ish Sodhi led from the front, with contributions from Santner and also Boult. In the end, a well-deserved victory for New Zealand, one would say.
Not the best show with the ball by the Aussies. You can't pin all the blame on them as the total was already a low one, to begin with, but they still could have applied pressure from their end, which they were not able to do. They let Guptill and Conway dictate the tempo and were not able to break this stand. By the time, the first wicket fell, the game was already out of their grasp. Even though Riley snared 2 wickets, he was expensive. A night to forget for Zampa too, as he was sent all over the park. Overall, not the best performance by Finch's boys.
Easily done in the end by the Kiwis and they have wrapped up this 5-game T20I series, winning it by 3-2. It was a closely contested fight with the Aussies doing well to come back from 2-0 to 2-2 by the end of the 4th T20I, but the Black Caps have shown their dominance and have done well to win this series. They needed a strong platform to begin if they were to chase it down and the duo of Guptill and Conway ensured with their first wicket stand of 106, that the only result possible for New Zealand was a win. Guptill was on a roll as he went onto make 71 and even though these two departed, the job was done by then and the Black Caps have capped off a good series, with a win.
End Of The Over 15.3 : 143/3
12 Runs
  • 615.1
  • 015.2
  • 615.3
G. Phillips
34 (16)
M. Chapman
1 (2)
A. Zampa
2.3-0-43-0
15.3
6
Adam Zampa To Glenn Phillips
SIX! Phillips finishes the match in style! Loopy delivery on middle, Phillips lofts it over long on for a maximum. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
15.2
0
Adam Zampa To Glenn Phillips
Tossed up ball on middle, Phillips flicks it to mid-wicket.
15.1
6
Adam Zampa To Glenn Phillips
SIX! That is hammered! Flighted delivery on middle, Phillips plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a biggie. Just 6 needed for New Zealand to win the series!
End Of The Over 15 : 131/3
7 Runs
  • W 14.1
  • 414.2
  • 114.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 014.6
M. Chapman
1 (2)
G. Phillips
22 (13)
J. Richardson
3-0-19-1
14.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Mark Chapman
BEATEN! Short delivery outside off, Chapman looks to pull but misses it. Just 12 more needed now.
14.5
1
Jhye Richardson To Glenn Phillips
Length delivery on middle, Phillips flicks it through square leg for a run.
14.4
1
Jhye Richardson To Mark Chapman
Short ball on middle, Chapman pulls it through square leg for a run.
14.3
1
Jhye Richardson To Glenn Phillips
Length delivery on off, Phillips guides it towards point for a single.
14.2
4
Jhye Richardson To Glenn Phillips
FOUR! Good shot! Full on off, Phillips smashes it through covers for a boundary.
Mark Chapman is the new batsman in.
14.1
W
Jhye Richardson To Martin Guptill OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Guptill's brilliant innings comes to an end but the crowd is on their feet as they show their appreciation! He departs for 71 but he has done his job really well. Shortish and around off this time, Martin Guptill looks to pull this one to the leg side but the ball takes the top edge and flies towards the short fine leg region. Mitchell Marsh settles under this one and takes a nice, tumbling catch. 19 needed in 35 balls.
End Of The Over 14 : 124/2
13 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 413.3
  • 013.4
  • 413.5
  • 413.6
G. Phillips
16 (10)
M. Guptill
71 (45)
R. Meredith
4-0-39-2
13.6
4
Riley Meredith To Glenn Phillips
FOUR! That is caressed! Full and outside off, Phillips drives it through mid off for a boundary.
13.5
4
Riley Meredith To Glenn Phillips
FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Phillips pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
13.4
0
Riley Meredith To Glenn Phillips
Short delivery on middle, Phillips works it to mid-wicket.
13.3
4
Riley Meredith To Glenn Phillips
FOUR! That is smashed! Length delivery on off, Phillips smashes it past the bowler, towards long off for a boundary.
13.2
0
Riley Meredith To Glenn Phillips
Short delivery on middle, Phillips looks to flick but gets hit on the body.
13.1
1
Riley Meredith To Martin Guptill
NO HAT-TRICK FOR MEREDITH! Back of a length on off, Guptill guides it towards third man for a single.
End Of The Over 13 : 111/2
5 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 412.6
G. Phillips
4 (5)
M. Guptill
70 (44)
A. Agar
4-0-26-0
12.6
4
Ashton Agar To Glenn Phillips
FOUR! Terrific shot! Full on middle, Phillips lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 5 runs off this one.
Riley Meredith to bowl now and he is on a hat-trick too! Will he be able to snare it?
12.5
0
Ashton Agar To Glenn Phillips
Quicker delivery on off, Phillips defends it off the back foot.
12.4
0
Ashton Agar To Glenn Phillips
Loopy delivery on off, Phillips pushes it back towards the bowler.
12.3
0
Ashton Agar To Glenn Phillips
Floated delivery on off, Phillips pushes it to covers.
12.2
0
Ashton Agar To Glenn Phillips
Tossed up delivery on middle, Phillips defends it off the back foot.
12.1
1
Ashton Agar To Martin Guptill
Full on off, Guptill drives it through mid off for a single.
Glenn Phillips is the new batsman in.
End Of The Over 12 : 106/2
7 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 211.2
  • 411.3
  • 111.4
  • W 11.5
  • W 11.6
K. Williamson
0 (1)
M. Guptill
69 (43)
R. Meredith
3-0-26-2
11.6
W
Riley Meredith To Kane Williamson OUT!
OUT! LBW! Two in two for Riley! A back of a length ball around off and middle, Williamson looks to flick this one to the leg side but he misses and gets hit on the pad. An appeal and the umpire raises the finger. Kane Williamson goes for the review straightaway. Ultra Edge shows nothing while Ball Tracker says it is umpire's call on the wickets and so, Williamson has to go back. The Black Caps retain their review though. 37 needed in 8 overs now.
DRS time! It looks close as Kane Williamson has been adjudged out for this LBW appeal. Let's see what the replays have to say.
The skipper, Kane Williamson comes out into the middle, with cheers going all around as the Kiwi favourite is ready, with his blade now.
11.5
W
Riley Meredith To Devon Conway OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Riley strikes but it might be too little, too late at this moment! Conway has already done the damage but he would have wanted to stay on longer. On a good length and around off, Conway swings his blade at, looking to go over the cover region but the ball takes the outside edge and flies to the deep point region, where Agar takes an easy catch. 37 needed in 49 balls.
11.4
1
Riley Meredith To Martin Guptill
Full on middle, Guptill flicks it through square leg for a single.
11.3
4
Riley Meredith To Martin Guptill
FOUR! Short delivery on middle, Guptill pulls it through square leg. The fielder in the deep tries to stop it but fails to do so as it races away to the fence.
11.2
2
Riley Meredith To Martin Guptill
Short delivery on middle, Guptill pulls it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs. 100 up for New Zealand!
11.1
0
Riley Meredith To Martin Guptill
Bouncer on middle, Guptill lets it sail through to the keeper.
End Of The Over 11 : 99/0
3 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • 110.6
M. Guptill
62 (39)
D. Conway
36 (27)
A. Agar
3-0-21-0
10.6
1
Ashton Agar To Martin Guptill
Loopy delivery on off, Guptill guides it towards third man for a run.
10.5
1
Ashton Agar To Devon Conway
Short delivery on middle, Conway pulls it through square leg for a single.
10.4
0
Ashton Agar To Devon Conway
On off, Conway defends it off the back foot.
10.3
0
Ashton Agar To Devon Conway
Short delivery on off, Conway cuts it to point.
10.2
1
Ashton Agar To Martin Guptill
Floated delivery on middle, Guptill sweeps it towards fine leg for a single.
10.1
0
Ashton Agar To Martin Guptill
Tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Guptill looks to sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
End Of The Over 10 : 96/0
9 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 1 WD 9.4
  • 49.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
D. Conway
35 (24)
M. Guptill
60 (36)
J. Richardson
2-0-12-0
9.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Devon Conway
Full on off, Conway pushes it to mid off. 47 more needed in 60 balls.
9.5
1
Jhye Richardson To Martin Guptill
Full delivery on middle, Guptill flicks it through square leg for a run.
Ashton Agar is called back to bowl! Gave 12 runs off his first 2 overs.
9.4
4
Jhye Richardson To Martin Guptill
FOUR! That is smashed! Short delivery on off, Guptill punches it through covers for a boundary.
9.4
wd
Jhye Richardson To Martin Guptill
NOT OUT AND WIDE! Wade thought that there was something on this but technology shows otherwise! Short delivery down the leg side, Guptill looks to pull but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where Matthew Wade appeals for caught behind but the umpire denies it. Australia review it. Ultra Edge shows there is no spike on it. So, Guptill survives and a wide given too.
9.3
1
Jhye Richardson To Devon Conway
Short delivery again on middle, Conway pulls it through square leg for a single.
DRS time! Wade heard a noise as the ball went by the bat and so the Australians take the review. Ultra Edge shows a flat line and so, the not out decision sticks on.
9.2
1
Jhye Richardson To Martin Guptill
Short of a length on middle, Guptill pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
9.1
1
Jhye Richardson To Devon Conway
Good length delivery on off, Conway looks to defend but gets an inside edge. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen cross ends.
End Of The Over 9 : 87/0
23 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 68.2
  • 48.3
  • 08.4
  • 68.5
  • 68.6
M. Guptill
54 (33)
D. Conway
33 (21)
A. Zampa
2-0-31-0
8.6
6
Adam Zampa To Martin Guptill
SIX! 50 for Martin Guptill! His 17th T20I fifty too and he has delivered here so far. Also, Zampa concedes 23 runs off this over. It has been a brilliant innings from him. Flighted delivery on middle, Guptill lofts it over long on for a biggie.
8.5
6
Adam Zampa To Martin Guptill
SIX! Martin Guptill is on fire! Floated delivery on middle, Guptill plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a maximum. New Zealand racing along at the moment and they are doing it easily too.
8.4
0
Adam Zampa To Martin Guptill
On off, Guptill drives it to covers.
8.3
4
Adam Zampa To Martin Guptill
FOUR! Cracking shot! Short delivery on off, Guptill cuts it hard through point for a boundary.
8.2
6
Adam Zampa To Martin Guptill
SIX! HUGE! That is massive! Flighted delivery on middle, Guptill plays a slog sweep over square leg for a maximum.
The box of balls is out now. The ball has disappeared and a new ball will be needed!
8.1
1
Adam Zampa To Devon Conway
Tossed up delivery on middle, Conway flicks it towards the leg side for a run.
End Of The Over 8 : 64/0
5 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
D. Conway
32 (20)
M. Guptill
32 (28)
K. Richardson
2-0-16-0
7.6
1
Kane Richardson To Devon Conway
Full again and on off, Conway drives it towards covers for a single.
7.5
1
Kane Richardson To Martin Guptill
Full on middle, Guptill flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
7.4
1
Kane Richardson To Devon Conway
Short and outside off, Conway guides it towards third man for a run.
7.3
1
Kane Richardson To Martin Guptill
Short ball on middle, Guptill pulls it over mid-wicket for a single.
7.2
0
Kane Richardson To Martin Guptill
Good length delivery on off, Guptill guides it to short third man.
7.1
1
Kane Richardson To Devon Conway
Back of a length on off, Conway looks to cut but gets a bottom edge on this one. It goes towards third man. The batsmen take a single.
End Of The Over 7 : 59/0
8 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 46.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 46.5
  • 06.6
M. Guptill
30 (25)
D. Conway
29 (17)
A. Zampa
1-0-8-0
6.6
0
Adam Zampa To Martin Guptill
Tossed up ball on off, Guptill guides it to short third man.
Kane Richardson is back on now. Gave 11 runs off his 1st over.
6.5
4
Adam Zampa To Martin Guptill
FOUR! Lovely shot! Floated outside off, Guptill drives it through covers for a boundary.
6.4
0
Adam Zampa To Martin Guptill
Full on off, Martin keeps it out.
6.3
0
Adam Zampa To Martin Guptill
On middle, Guptill pushes it back towards the bowler.
6.2
4
Adam Zampa To Martin Guptill
FOUR! Nicely swept! Loopy delivery on middle, Guptill plays a slog sweep towards mid-wicket for a boundary. Kane Richardson ran across and tried to stop the ball but was not able to, on this occasion.
6.1
0
Adam Zampa To Martin Guptill
Tossed up delivery on middle, Guptill defends it off the front foot.
Change in bowling. Adam Zampa is in now! Can he make the ball talk?
End Of The Over 6 : 51/0
12 Runs
  • 45.1
  • 65.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 15.6
M. Guptill
22 (19)
D. Conway
29 (17)
R. Meredith
2-0-19-0
5.6
1
Riley Meredith To Martin Guptill
Length delivery on middle, Guptill flicks it uppishly towards square leg for a single. The Kiwis are at 51/0 at the end of the Powerplay.
5.5
0
Riley Meredith To Martin Guptill
PLAY AND A MISS! Short and outside off, Guptill looks to play an upper cut but misses it.
5.4
0
Riley Meredith To Martin Guptill
Back of a length on middle, Guptill pushes it to mid on.
5.3
1
Riley Meredith To Devon Conway
Full on middle, Conway flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 50 up for New Zealand!
5.2
6
Riley Meredith To Devon Conway
SIX! That is hammered! Short of a length on middle, Conway pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 10 runs off the first 2 balls of the over. Conway is on a roll now!
5.1
4
Riley Meredith To Devon Conway
FOUR! That is put away! Good length ball on middle, Conway flicks it nicely towards fine leg for a boundary. Starts the over off on a very good note.
End Of The Over 5 : 39/0
11 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • 44.3
  • 14.4
  • 44.5
  • 04.6
M. Guptill
21 (16)
D. Conway
18 (14)
K. Richardson
1-0-11-0
4.6
0
Kane Richardson To Martin Guptill
Full on middle, Guptill drives it back towards the bowler. 11 off this over.
4.5
4
Kane Richardson To Martin Guptill
FOUR! Now, this one was intentional, alright! Terrific shot! Full delivery outside off, Guptill drives it through point for a boundary.
4.4
1
Kane Richardson To Devon Conway
Full and outside off, Conway drives it through mid off for a single.
4.3
4
Kane Richardson To Devon Conway
FOUR! Short of a length on middle, Conway looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes over the keeper's head for a boundary. Lucky, but the Kiwis won't really mind it.
4.2
1
Kane Richardson To Martin Guptill
Full delivery on off, Guptill looks to drive but gets an inside edge. It goes towards mid-wicket. The batsmen cross ends.
4.1
1
Kane Richardson To Devon Conway
Full on middle, Conway flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 4 : 28/0
3 Runs
  • 13.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 13.4
  • 03.5
  • 13.6
D. Conway
12 (11)
M. Guptill
16 (13)
J. Richardson
1-0-3-0
3.6
1
Jhye Richardson To Devon Conway
Length delivery on off, Conway comes down the track and plays it towards mid off for a single.
Kane Richardson to speed in now.
3.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Devon Conway
Good length ball on off, Conway defends it to covers.
3.4
1
Jhye Richardson To Martin Guptill
Full on middle, Guptill flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
3.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Martin Guptill
Short of a length on off, Guptill comes down the track but gets done by the extra bounce on this one. He defends it off the back foot though.
3.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Martin Guptill
Back of a length on off, Guptill keeps it out.
3.1
1
Jhye Richardson To Devon Conway
Length delivery on off, Conway drives it through covers for a single.
Jhye Richardson is into the attack now!
Jhye Richardson is into the attack.
End Of The Over 3 : 25/0
13 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 12.2
  • 42.3
  • 02.4
  • 12.5
  • 62.6
M. Guptill
15 (10)
D. Conway
10 (8)
A. Agar
2-0-18-0
2.6
6
Ashton Agar To Martin Guptill
SIX! WHAM! Power of Guptill in full flow now. A wonderful end to the over! Flighted and on middle, Guptill whacks this one over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. 13 runs off Agar's second over!
2.5
1
Ashton Agar To Devon Conway
Tossed up on middle, tucked away through square leg for a single.
2.4
0
Ashton Agar To Devon Conway
On middle, kept out.
2.3
4
Ashton Agar To Devon Conway
FOUR! In the gap now! That's Devon's strong zone. Agar goes shorter and outside off, Conway backs away and slaps this one through backward point.
2.2
1
Ashton Agar To Martin Guptill
On the middle pole, flicked to mid-wicket for one.
2.1
1
Ashton Agar To Devon Conway
Slightly shorter and on middle, pulled away to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 2 : 12/0
7 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 41.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 21.5
  • 01.6
M. Guptill
8 (8)
D. Conway
4 (4)
R. Meredith
1-0-7-0
1.6
0
Riley Meredith To Martin Guptill
Around off, length, worked to the short third man fielder. 7 off Riley's first over!
1.5
2
Riley Meredith To Martin Guptill
Slightly behind the good length this time, around off too, Guptill goes on the back foot and punches this one through covers. Gets two runs on this occasion.
1.4
0
Riley Meredith To Martin Guptill
SWING AND A MISS! Shortish and around off and middle, Guptill comes ahead and looks to pull this one away. He misses though.
1.3
0
Riley Meredith To Martin Guptill
Back of a length and outside off, MG punches this one to covers off his back foot.
1.2
4
Riley Meredith To Martin Guptill
FOUR! A very good stroke and it is also the first boundary of the innings. Fuller and on the middle pole, Guptill flicks this one with aplomb through square leg.
1.1
1
Riley Meredith To Devon Conway
In the air...short! Shortish and around off, Conway backs away and slashes this one, with the upper half of the blade to the third man region and the ball lands just ahead of Zampa in the deep. One run.
Who will bowl from the other end? It is Riley Meredith!
End Of The Over 1 : 5/0
5 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 10.2
  • 10.3
  • 10.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
M. Guptill
2 (3)
D. Conway
3 (3)
A. Agar
1-0-5-0
0.6
0
Ashton Agar To Martin Guptill
Shortish and around off, MG dabs this one to short third man. A good start for the Kiwis. 5 off this one.
0.5
1
Ashton Agar To Devon Conway
On off, pushed to point and the batters rotate the strike.
0.4
1
Ashton Agar To Martin Guptill
Too full and outside off, Martin eases this one through mid off for one more.
0.3
1
Ashton Agar To Devon Conway
Another single as this is worked through mid-wicket by Devon.
0.2
1
Ashton Agar To Martin Guptill
Tossed up and around off, Guptill strokes this one to long off for a single.
0.1
1
Ashton Agar To Devon Conway
New Zealand and Conway underway here. Shortish and on middle, nudged to square leg for a single now.
Match Notes
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Australia 47/1
  • Australia 50/1 in 6.3 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 33 balls between A Finch(16) and M Wade(31)
  • Australia 100/3 in 13.3 overs
  • Innings Break: Australia 142/8 in 20.0 overs
  • New Zealand 50/0 in 5.3 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 33 balls between D Conway(29) and M Guptill(21)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): New Zealand 51/0
  • New Zealand 100/0 in 11.2 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 off 68 balls between D Conway(36) and M Guptill(64)
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Stats
Player Runs Avg.
Devon Conway NZ 101 101.00
Martin Guptill NZ 97 48.50
Marcus Stoinis AUS 86 43.00
James Neesham NZ 71 71.00
Kane Williamson NZ 65 32.50
Player Wickets Eco.
Mitchell Santner NZ 5 8.00
Ish Sodhi NZ 5 9.85
Tim Southee NZ 3 8.14
Jhye Richardson AUS 3 8.75
Kane Richardson AUS 3 10.62

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