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Match Ended   
98/3 (10.0/10)
118/4 (10.4/15)
Australia beat New Zealand by 27 runs (DLS method)
  • Player of the Match
    Matthew Short
    27(11)&1/33(2)
  • Player of the Series
    Mitchell Marsh
Right then, Matthew Wade, the stand-in leader of the Australian team, joyfully accepts the T20I Trophy. Meanwhile, Mitchell Marsh, the full-time skipper of Australia, proudly hoists the revered Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, signifying their successful retention of it with a flawless 3-0 clean sweep. The entire squad gathers around, beaming with pride and enthusiasm, ready to capture the moment in a series of celebratory photographs! This brings us to the end of the shortest format and now the two teams will don the whites as the two-match Test series is up next. The first Test will commence on February 29 at 3.30 am IST (22.00 GMT) and will be played at Basin Reserve in Wellington. Till then, cheers, take care!
Matthew Wade, the stand-in captain of Australia for the final T20I says that this was one of the most clinical performances with the ball he has witnessed. Adds that with the World Cup coming up this was a good test for the bench. Mentions Spencer Johnson and Nathan Ellis for their brilliant display of bowling and credits them for taking responsibility under tough conditions. Mentions that the ball swung around a bit more with the overcast conditions and the bowlers did brilliantly to take full advantage of them.
Mitchell Santner, the skipper of New Zealand says that they knew rain was around the corner. Appreciates the way Australia batted and bowled and says they are a quality side. Says they showed the power they possess throughout the series. Further adds that they showed some good characters but couldn't soak up the pressure with the bat. Adds those dropped catches did the most damage today and provided a lifeline to the Aussies. He says that their squad's depth is good and they will have few guys coming back going into the World Cup. Ends up by saying that some positives to cherish but they will work hard on the negatives and come back stronger.
Mitchell Marsh, the skipper of Australia for the first two T20Is, is the Player of the Series for his consistent batting contributions. He says that being the skipper of the side isn't an added pressure for him but an added sense of responsibility that pushes him to do better. Credits the leadership amongst the squad to have made it easier for him to captain this side. Adds that the three quicks did great in all the games. Mentions that players have chipped in with key performances when needed and the way @spen has come up the ranks is brilliant as well.
Matthew Short is the Player of the Match for his quickfire 33 today. He says he feels most comfortable playing his strokes and the aggressive way they needed to play today helped him. Adds the squad is so strong and unreal with power hitters from top to bottom. Mentions that he was a bit nervous with the ball in his hands but it all went out well as a result of a collective effort from the side.
The Presentation ceremony...
Earlier in the day, New Zealand elected to field first against their Tasman counterparts. However, the first innings was heavily affected by intermittent rain interruptions. Despite the weather challenges, Travis Head emerged as the aggressor, contributing an impressive 33 runs. He found support in Matthew Short, who played a quickfire innings of 27 runs off just 11 balls, and Maxi, whose brisk cameo yielded 20 runs from just 9 deliveries. Their collective efforts propelled the Australian team to a total of 118 runs before rain forced a halt to the proceedings. New Zealand was thus faced with a challenging task in the chase as Australian bowlers tied them up for runs. New Zealand were cruising at 10s per over but since the halfway, Australia restricted them with some brilliant bowling from all the bowlers and won the game by 27 runs (DLS).
Australia, defending a target of 127 runs in 10 overs after the rain delays, saw Matthew Short and Spencer Johnson making crucial breakthroughs. Short dismissed Will Young, despite conceding 18 runs in his over, while Johnson's raw pace and bounce accounted for Tim Seifert's wicket. Adam Zampa, after an initial expensive over, tightened the screws by dismissing Finn Allen with a superb delivery and conceding just 7 runs in his next over. The Australian bowlers, backed by good overs from Ellis and Zampa, applied pressure on the New Zealand batsmen, restricting boundaries and conceding only 20 runs in the subsequent three overs after the halfway mark of the chase. Nathan Ellis bowled the penultimate over and he was precise with his bowling as he conceded just 8 runs and squeezed them for runs making it impossible for their counterparts to make any comeback.
Australia WIN by 27 runs (DLS) and registered their 100th win in the T20I cricket along with their 5th win at Eden Park. Also, they have whitewashed New Zealand in this Hadlee-Chappell series in their own backyard by 3-0. Right from the moment they came to defend the total, Australian bowlers were impressive and made the Kiwi batters hunt for runs with their tight lines and lengths. New Zealand had no choice but to adopt an aggressive approach as they pursued a DLS-adjusted target of 126 runs within a shortened 10-over period. After a strong start, with Will Young hitting a couple of boundaries before departing, Tim Seifert followed suit, attempting a big shot that cost him his wicket. Despite these early setbacks, New Zealand maintained a brisk scoring rate, with Finn Allen and Glenn Phillips aggressively pushing the score forward, keeping the scoreboard ticking at over 10 runs per over. However, at the halfway mark of the chase, with the team at 51 runs, Allen departed while trying to clear the boundary. As the innings progressed, New Zealand struggled to find boundaries and lost wickets in the pursuit of aggressive shots, especially with the challenging batting conditions following the rain interruptions. The required run rate sky-rocketed, putting immense pressure on the Kiwi batsmen. The result, the equation stood at 51 runs off the last two overs which was a too steep slope to climb. Glenn Phillips and Chapman struggled to connect the shots and ate up a few dot balls which were enough for the game to drift far away from their reach.
End Of The Over 10 : 98/3
15 Runs
  • 69.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 29.5
  • 49.6
M. Chapman
17 (15)
G. Phillips
40 (24)
M. Short
2-0-33-1
9.6
4
Matthew Short To Mark Chapman
FOUR! Boundary of an inside edge but the Kiwis lose this by 27 runs. Fuller one sliding down leg, Mark Chapman gets an inside edge racing past the keeper to his right for a boundary towards fine leg.
9.5
2
Matthew Short To Mark Chapman
Yorker in middle, Mark Chapman drives this through extra-cover for a couple.
9.4
1
Matthew Short To Glenn Phillips
Low full toss on leg, Glenn Phillips smashes this to long on for a single.
9.3
1
Matthew Short To Mark Chapman
Short of a length outside off, Mark Chapman slaps this to long on and takes a single.
9.2
1
Matthew Short To Glenn Phillips
Too full in middle, Glenn Phillips slogs this towards long on for a single.
9.1
6
Matthew Short To Glenn Phillips
SIX! Full and wide of off, Glenn Phillips launches this out of the park over the sight screen for a maximum.
Matthew Short to bowl the last over of the chase. The game has already drifted away from New Zealand's reach as they need 43 off the last over now.
End Of The Over 9 : 83/3
8 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 1 B8.2
  • 18.3
  • 1 B8.4
  • 48.5
  • 18.6
G. Phillips
32 (21)
M. Chapman
10 (12)
N. Ellis
2-0-11-0
8.6
1
Nathan Ellis To Glenn Phillips
Yorker on leg, Glenn Phillips pushes this towards square leg and takes a single.
8.5
4
Nathan Ellis To Glenn Phillips
FOUR! On a length around the pads, Glenn Phillips flicks this wide of the short fine fielder and gets a boundary.
8.4
b
Nathan Ellis To Mark Chapman
BYE! Full and wide outside off, Mark Chapman swings and misses again. Glenn Phillips gets to the other end quickly. Matthew Wade aims at the stumps but misses.
8.3
1
Nathan Ellis To Glenn Phillips
Low full toss on off, Glenn Phillips drills this to long on for a single.
8.2
b
Nathan Ellis To Mark Chapman
BYE! Back of a length around off, Mark Chapman swings and misses but Glenn Phillips was off the blocks quickly as he raced to the other end for a single.
8.1
0
Nathan Ellis To Mark Chapman
On a length outside off, Mark Chapman clears his front leg and swings wildly but misses out.
Nathan Ellis to bowl the penultimate over.
End Of The Over 8 : 75/3
9 Runs
  • 47.1
  • 07.2
  • 1 LB7.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 47.6
G. Phillips
26 (18)
M. Chapman
10 (9)
M. Starc
2-0-15-0
7.6
4
Mitchell Starc To Glenn Phillips
FOUR! Attempted yorker goes wrong, Glenn Phillips stands his ground and smashes this over mid off for a boundary.
7.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Glenn Phillips
Hits the hard length at good clicks, Glenn Phillips looks for the pull but gets late to it and misses.
7.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Glenn Phillips
Full and wide outside off, Glenn Phillips looks to reach at it but misses. A tight call goes in favor of the bowler.
7.3
lb
Mitchell Starc To Mark Chapman
LEG BYE! Yorker on pads, Mark Chapman looks to slog this one but the ball sneaks past his bat and hits his pads as the run a single.
7.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Mark Chapman
Chapman misses out as that was there to be hit. On a length around the pads, Mark Chapman misses the flick and the ball drops after a deflection off his pads.
7.1
4
Mitchell Starc To Mark Chapman
FOUR! Carved away for four. Full and wide outside off, Mark Chapman slices this wide of the short third fielder for four. A much, much needed boundary for Kiwis.
Mitchell Starc (1-0-7-0) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 7 : 66/3
8 Runs
  • 1 LB6.1
  • 16.2
  • 26.3
  • 1 WD6.4
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 16.6
M. Chapman
6 (6)
G. Phillips
22 (15)
S. Johnson
2-0-10-1
6.6
1
Spencer Johnson To Mark Chapman
Another tight over from Spencer Johnson. Short-pitched in middle, Mark Chapman pulls this towards cow corner for a single. Singles and doubles won't really matter to Australia at the moment as the game is pretty much under their control now.
6.5
1
Spencer Johnson To Glenn Phillips
Short-pitched in middle, Glenn Phillips pulls this towards deep backward square leg for a single.
6.4
1
Spencer Johnson To Mark Chapman
The game is drifting further away from the Kiwis with the boundaries being dried up. On a length around off, Mark Chapman chops this onto his pads and takes a single.
6.4
wd
Spencer Johnson To Mark Chapman
WIDE! Too full and wide of off. Chapman leaves it.
6.3
2
Spencer Johnson To Mark Chapman
Pitched up on off, Mark Chapman moves to his leg and drives this through extra-cover for couple.
6.2
1
Spencer Johnson To Glenn Phillips
Short-pitched on leg, Glenn Phillips tow poked it towards square leg for a single.
6.1
lb
Spencer Johnson To Mark Chapman
LEG BYE! On a length going down leg, Mark Chapman deflects this off he thigh pad towards off for a single.
Spencer Johnson replaces Nathan Ellis.
End Of The Over 6 : 58/3
7 Runs
  • W5.1
  • 15.2
  • 15.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 45.6
G. Phillips
20 (13)
M. Chapman
2 (2)
A. Zampa
2-0-20-1
5.6
4
Adam Zampa To Glenn Phillips
FOUR! Bad luck for the bowler but this was badly needed for the Kiwis. Tossed up in middle, Glenn Phillips inside edges this racing past the short fine fielder for a boundary. Still a steep slope to climb as 68 runs are required of the last 4 overs.
5.5
0
Adam Zampa To Glenn Phillips
Quicker one wide of off, Glenn Phillips leaves it expecting a wide but the umpire calls it a fair one.
5.4
1
Adam Zampa To Mark Chapman
Tossed up in middle, Mark Chapman inside edges this towards deep square and takes a single.
5.3
1
Adam Zampa To Glenn Phillips
Short of a length in middle, Glenn Phillips swivels and smashes this to deep mid-wicket for a single.
5.2
1
Adam Zampa To Mark Chapman
Wrong'un on off, Mark Chapman dabs it to point and takes a single.
Mark Chapman is in at number 5.
5.1
W
Adam Zampa To Finn Allen OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! The misery ends for Finn Allen as he departs. Short of a length turning away from the batter, Finn Allen looks for the wild slog towards leg but ends up hitting it off the toe and ballooning this over Mitchell Starc at point. Starc settles underneath and takes a good catch. New Zealand are now in deep trouble as they have lost their top-order halfway at the chase.
End Of The Over 5 : 51/2
5 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 44.6
G. Phillips
15 (10)
F. Allen
13 (8)
N. Ellis
1-0-5-0
4.6
4
Nathan Ellis To Glenn Phillips
FOUR! Glenn Phillips gets lucky but he wouldn't mind one bit. Pitched up outside off again, Glenn Phillips swings hard and slices this off the edge flying over short third for a boundary.
4.5
0
Nathan Ellis To Glenn Phillips
DEJA VU! Swinging hard and missing for the fourth time in succession. On a length wide of off, Glenn Phillips swings hard but misses again.
4.4
0
Nathan Ellis To Glenn Phillips
That's a beauty! Away swinging wide yorker, Glenn Phillips fails to get any part of his bat behind this one. Three dots on a trot.
4.3
0
Nathan Ellis To Glenn Phillips
Swing and a miss. On a length wide of off, Glenn Phillips looks for the square cut and gets beaten again.
4.2
0
Nathan Ellis To Glenn Phillips
Short and wide outside off, moved away a bit from the batter. Glenn Phillips looks to reach at it and cut this one but gets beaten.
4.1
1
Nathan Ellis To Finn Allen
Slower one sipping on the batter, Finn Allen rolls this towards long on and jogs off to the other end.
Quick changes. Nathan Ellis replaces Spencer Johnson.
End Of The Over 4 : 46/2
13 Runs
  • 13.1
  • 43.2
  • 13.3
  • 13.4
  • 63.5
  • 03.6
G. Phillips
11 (5)
F. Allen
12 (7)
A. Zampa
1-0-13-0
3.6
0
Adam Zampa To Glenn Phillips
Glenn misses out as he cuts a wide one straight to backward point for no run.
3.5
6
Adam Zampa To Glenn Phillips
SIX! It's landed in the top tier and Glenn Phillips is smoking. Fuller in the slot for Glenn Phillips. Glenn crouches low and slog sweeps this way over the fence towards deep mid-wicket region for a gigantic maximum.
3.4
1
Adam Zampa To Finn Allen
No timing at all from Finn Allen. Short of a length outside off, Finn Allen slaps his off the bottom towards loong on for a single.
3.3
1
Adam Zampa To Glenn Phillips
Tossed up on off, Glenn Phillips pushes this away towards long off for a single this time.
3.2
4
Adam Zampa To Glenn Phillips
FOUR! Flat and hard for four. Tossed up on off, Glenn Phillips used his power and smashes this straight down the ground towards long on for four.
3.1
1
Adam Zampa To Finn Allen
Too full and in middle, Finn Allen rolls it to deep mid-wicket region for a single.
Adam Zampa replaces Matthew Short.
End Of The Over 3 : 33/2
7 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 12.2
  • 12.3
  • 02.4
  • 1 WD2.5
  • W2.5
  • 4 B2.6
G. Phillips
0 (1)
F. Allen
10 (5)
S. Johnson
1-0-3-1
2.6
b
Spencer Johnson To Glenn Phillips
OH JEEZ! This has flown off the deck evading both the batter and the keeper for four byes. On a length in middle, skids and climbs on the batter and cuts him in half. The ball keeps climbing and goes past the keeper in a flash as well.
2.5
W
Spencer Johnson To Tim Seifert OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Spencer Johnson has deceived Tim Seifert by the pace. Short-pitched again and on off, Tim Seifert connects off the cue end and lobs it towards Josh Inglis at extra-cover. Josh Inglis backpaddles and takes a good catch. Well, Seifert had no option but to attack and he falls playing it closer to the body. The Kiwis are in a bit of a struggle here with two wickets down. Spencer Johnson is bowling absolute guns here.
Glenn Phillips is in at number 4.
2.5
wd
Spencer Johnson To Tim Seifert
WIDE! Fuller one down leg, Tim Seifert looks for the ramp shot but misses.
2.4
0
Spencer Johnson To Tim Seifert
This is some serious pace from Spencer Johnson and Tim Seifert was late by a day to it. Short-pitched in middle, Tim Seifert goes for the pull and misses.
2.3
1
Spencer Johnson To Finn Allen
Short-pitched, bodyline, Finn Allen walks down the track and goes for the pull. Connects off the sticker but lands it safely towards deep on leg for a single.
2.2
1
Spencer Johnson To Tim Seifert
Good length in middle, and leg, Tim Seifert clears his front leg and drills this towards mid on for a single.
2.1
0
Spencer Johnson To Tim Seifert
On a length around length, Tim Seifert swings and gets it off the inside of his bat towards short fine leg for no run.
Spencer Johnson replaces Mitchell Starc
End Of The Over 2 : 26/1
18 Runs
  • 61.1
  • 01.2
  • 41.3
  • 1 WD1.4
  • W1.4
  • 11.5
  • 61.6
F. Allen
9 (4)
T. Seifert
1 (1)
M. Short
1-0-18-1
1.6
6
Matthew Short To Finn Allen
SIX! Finn Allen finally connects one from the meat of his bat. Short of a length in middle, Finn Allen swivels and smashes this out of the park over the fielder patroling the deep square fence foo a maximum.
1.5
1
Matthew Short To Tim Seifert
Tossed up in middle, Tim Seifert tucks it gently towards mid-wicket and takes a single.
1.4
W
Matthew Short To Will Young OUT!
OUT! The ploy to hand Matthew Short the new ball works as he removes Will Young from the middle. Nicely tossed up on off, Will Young shimmies down the track and looks to loft this hard over the infield and loses his shape in that process, and ends up getting a leading edge towards the fielder at short third for his dismissal. Australia get their first wicket.
Tim Seifert is in at number 3.
1.4
wd
Matthew Short To Will Young
WIDE! Floats one wide down leg, Will Young looks to innovate and scoop this but misses.
1.3
4
Matthew Short To Will Young
FOUR! Arm-delivery in middle, Will Young shuffles a bit to his leg and drills this back past the bowlers left hand for a boundary straight down the ground.
1.2
0
Matthew Short To Will Young
Short of a length on leg, Will Young edges this off just in front of cover and survives.
1.1
6
Matthew Short To Will Young
SIX! Great start from Young as he takes on the off-spinner straight away. Tossed up around off, Will Young slog sweeps this over deep square region for a maximum.
Matthew Short to bowl the second over.
End Of The Over 1 : 8/0
8 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 30.2
  • 00.3
  • 40.4
  • 1 LB0.5
  • 00.6
F. Allen
3 (3)
W. Young
4 (3)
M. Starc
1-0-7-0
0.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Finn Allen
WOAH! Finn Allen gets lucky. Inswinging yorker from Mitchell Starc starting on off, Finn Allen goes for the wild heave but edges this onto his pads for nothing.
0.5
lb
Mitchell Starc To Will Young
LEG BYE! Pitched up on the pads, Will Young misses out on a flick and a boundary opportunity as the ball rolls off his pads towards short fine for a single.
0.4
4
Mitchell Starc To Will Young
FOUR! Up and over for four. Overcooked around off, Will Young stands still, presents the full face of his bat and gets it off the bottom but gets enough on this to take it past the fence after a couple of bounce towards long off.
0.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Will Young
Good length outside off, Will Young looks to push at it away from his body but gets late to it as the ball sails to the keeper.
0.2
3
Mitchell Starc To Finn Allen
Sliced away for 3. Pithed up on off, Finn Allen slices this up and over point for three runs to start proceedings here.
0.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Finn Allen
Good start from Starc as he flies this past the outside edge of Finn Allen. On a length angling across the batter, Finn Allen swings wild and misses.
Match Info
  • Venue Eden Park, Auckland
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss New Zealand won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Australia beat New Zealand by 27 runs (DLS method)
  • Player of the Match Matthew Short
  • Player of the Series Mitchell Marsh
  • Umpire Chris Brown (NZ), Wayne Knights (NZ) and Shaun Haig (NZ)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • New Zealand: 51/2 in 4.6 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-3): New Zealand 33/2
  • Innings Break: Australia 118/4 in 10.4 overs
  • Australia: 100/4 in 9.2 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Australia 95/3 in 8.3 overs
  • Wet Ground Condition: Australia 72/2 in 6.2 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Australia 72/2 in 6.2 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 25 balls between T Head (17) and M Short (27)
  • Australia: 50/1 in 4.5 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Australia 67/2
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