9.6 overs (0 Run) A dot to end a successful over for Australia and good Powerplay 1 for them too. New Zealand 31 for 1. Another delivery outside off, Williamson lets it be.
9.5 overs (0 Run) Goes back to attacking the off pole, it is defended.
9.4 overs (2 Runs) Williamson is off the mark! Good running! This is on middle, KW works it with soft hands through backward square leg. The weight is perfect on the shot and hence, the batters take two.
9.3 overs (0 Run) Good length and just outside off, this is left alone.
Kane Williamson walks out to bat. He has been brilliant in the tournament so far and his team needs another good innings from him here.
9.2 overs (0 Run) OUT! Caught down the leg side! Nicholls should be very, very disappointed with himself. That is probably the worst ball you could get out too, also one of the rare bad balls Australia have bowled today. It is short and down the leg side. Nicholls looks to pull but the ball hits the glove and goes into Carey's mitts. He appeals, the umpire looks at the square leg umpire and then raises his finger. Australia have got the reward for the tight bowling. Nicholls' comeback in the team is not a good one. Jason Behrendorff begins from where he left off in his last game. 215 more needed in 244.
9.1 overs (0 Run) That is a jaffa! Just how do you play those? This is angled into the off pole, pitches and then moves away sharply. Nicholls does nothing wrong in playing the original trajectory but is beaten by the away movement.
8.6 overs (0 Run) Yes, it is a maiden! Slightly fuller this time on off, MG pushes it to mid off. Just the two from the last three overs. Australia building up the pressure here.
8.5 overs (0 Run) This is brilliant stuff! The Aussies are giving nothing away at the moment. Cummins bowls it on a length and attacks the off pole again. Guptill blocks it out. Will this be a maiden?
8.4 overs (0 Run) Good shot but for no runs! This is angled into the batsman, Guptill pushes it to mid on.
8.3 overs (0 Run) Another bumper, this is well-directed. Guptill ducks under it.
8.2 overs (0 Run) Guptill seems to be getting frustrated here! He makes room and also takes a few steps down the track. Cummins bowls it short and outside off. Guptill throws his bat at it but misses.
8.1 overs (0 Run) On the off pole again, MG lunges and keeps it out.
7.6 overs (1 Run) No maiden! A single from the last ball! This is full and on the pads, Guptill clips it through mid-wicket for one. Back-to-back good overs for Australia.
7.5 overs (0 Run) Continues bowling it on a length around off and Guptill once again blocks it. 5 dots in the over.
7.4 overs (0 Run) Guptill looked to go big there. The length was not the one to go after though and he ends up defending it.
7.3 overs (0 Run) Good length and on off, Guptill blocks it out.
7.2 overs (0 Run) Angles this one away from the batter. Guptill pushes it to covers.
7.1 overs (0 Run) And the change of ends almost worked! He gets the ball to swing also. The line is a little too straight, it is around middle and then tailing back in. Guptill looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. A huge shout but the umpire turns it down. Looked close. Hawk Eye shows it would have clipped the leg pole.
Jason Behrendorff is back! Change of ends for him.
6.6 overs (0 Run) A good solid defense to end! Good length and on off, this is defended. A tight over by Cummins.
6.5 overs (0 Run) A stifled appeal but nothing! This is around leg, Nicholls looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
6.4 overs (0 Run) A good short one, on the middle pole, Nicholls evades it.
6.3 overs (0 Run) Another one on a length and just outside off, Nicholls lets it be.
6.2 overs (0 Run) Another length ball on off, Nicholls guides it to point.
6.1 overs (1 Run) EDGY RUN! Length and around off, Guptill looks to play it late but it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
5.6 overs (0 Run) Attacks the stumps, Nicholls is solid in defense.
5.5 overs (0 Run) This is bowled at 153 KPH. It is outside off though, a harmless delivery. Left alone.
5.4 overs (0 Run) Bends his back on this one and bangs it short on middle, Nicholls looks to defend it off the back foot but fails to get on top of the bounce. It hits the outer part of the bat and rolls towards cover.
5.4 overs (1 Run) Bangs this short and on middle, Nicholls ducks under it and it has been wided.
5.3 overs (0 Run) On the fuller side again, Nicholls pushes it to mid on.
5.2 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! This is on the leg side. A little too straight, Henry Nicholls goes back and works it through square leg.
5.1 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! Good shot to get off the mark! Just used the pace of the bowler. Full and on middle, Nicholls puts bat to ball and strokes it past mid on. Finch does give it a chase from that position but he finishes second best.