That wraps up the formalities for this game. The Chappell-Hadlee trophy has begun with a bang. The next match will be played between the two sides in Napier on 2nd February. It will be a Day-Night fixture with the action set to begin from 1400 local, 0100 GMT. Due to lack of television feed, there won't be ball-by-ball commentary for that match but we will be providing regular updates. Until next time, it's goodbye from us.
MARCUS STOINIS is MAN OF THE MATCH for his exceptional all-round performance - an unbeaten ton and a 3-wicket haul - that nearly won Australia the game. It has to be an incredible performance if a player from the losing team is awarded the MoM and Stoinis' was certainly such a knock.
Earlier in the day, the Kiwis got to a fairly competitive total despite imploding in the middle overs. Guptill set the tempo early on while Broom and Neesham also played useful vital roles to give the hosts a score that eventually just proved enough. Australia will rue the extras, they gave away 29 with 16 wides. Every run mattered in the end. A thoroughly entertaining game of cricket and it has hopefully set the tone for the rest of the series.
The gap kept reducing and it was down to just 7 from 19 when Williamson affected an exceptional run out from silly mid on at the bowler's end as Hazlewood was backing up too much. Heartbreak for the Australians while the Kiwis will know that they have survived a real scare. Take a bow Marcus Stoinis! Easily among the best ODI knocks of all time. Santner and Ferguson were the pick of the bowlers while the rest got the stick from Stoinis after an impressive beginning to their spells.
What a finish! NZ GO 1-0 UP IN THE 3-MATCH SERIES. This has to be there among the best ODIs in recent years. Australia looked dead and buried in the first half of the chase, slipping to 67/6 at one stage. It seemed like a one-sided contest till then but Stoinis had other ideas. The all-rounder playing only his second ODI, smashed a hurricane ton to almost do the impossible for his side. He had valuable stands with Faulkner and Cummins to put the chase on track before single-handedly doing the scoring in the last wicket partnership with Hazlewood.
Tim Southee to Marcus Stoinis
OUT Josh Hazlewood run out (Kane Williamson). Australia have been bowled out.
Trent Boult to Marcus Stoinis
UPDATE AT 45 OVERS, TARGET - 287, AUS 261/9 - Take a bow Stoinis! Irrespective of how this game ends, this has to be among the finest centuries ever in a run chase. The only issue now is that he is batting with no.11 Hazlewood but the run rate is well under control. Can Stoinis complete the task or will the Kiwis hold their nerves? Due to lack of television feed, there won't be ball-by-ball commentary for this match but we shall keep you posted with regular updates.