Australia Vs New Zealand LIVE SCORE (odi)

Australia Vs New Zealand At Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney, 13 March, 2020

13 March, 2020
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

258/7 (50.0 ov)

1st ODI

187/10 (41.0 ov)

Australia beat New Zealand by 71 runs

258/7

Overs

50.0

Fours

17

Sixes

4

Extras

5

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Pat Cummins not out 14 11 0 1
Mitchell Starc not out 9 4 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Trent Boult 10 0 37 0
Lockie Ferguson 9 0 60 2

187/10

Overs

41.0

Fours

14

Sixes

2

Extras

9

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Ish Sodhi not out 14 16 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mitchell Starc 7 0 33 0
Josh Hazlewood 10 0 37 2

That's all from this game! Australia start the series with a win and they would look to seal the deal in the next game itself. The Kiwis, on the other hand, would look to pull up their socks and perform better. The second game will be played at the same ground which will start at 1030 local (2330 GMT, Previous day). Join us for that. Until then, cheers!

MAN OF THE MATCH IS MITCHELL MARSH! Says that as a team they were disappointed with the series loss in South Africa and they were pumped up to get a win today. Lauds the efforts of David Warner and Aaron Finch at the top which set up the platform for them.

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, terms it a tough pitch and feels that Australia had an above par total on the board. Mentions that Australia's opening partnership provided them the momentum and then they got handy runs towards the end as well. Admits that they need to be a bit better with their lines and also feels that they have to focus on extending the partnerships with the bat. Praises his spinners for doing a good job in the middle overs.

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says that it was a crucial toss to win on a dry surface and also adds that they bowled superbly in Powerplay 1 to restrict New Zealand. Feels that their opening partnership was nice and he and Warner had to adjust to the slowness of the wicket.

Earlier in the day, Australia lost their way with the bat after a powerful beginning. They somehow limped their way past the 250-run mark and that turned out to be more than enough in the end. As far as their bowling is concerned, they were very professional in their approach and always maintained a firm grip on the match. The Aussie bowlers not only picked wickets at regular intervals, they also dried out the runs to build extra pressure on the Kiwi batsmen. Overall, Aaron Finch will be thrilled with their performance in the field, although their issues with the middle order batting still remains unfixed. For the visitors, they didn't play badly but their approach with the bat was questionable. The pitch was on the slower side and they should have shown more intensity in Powerplay 1. Stay tuned for the presentation...

Clinical win for Australia and they return to winning ways in ODIs after 5 losses in a row! It was a combination of accurate bowling and overcautious approach by the Black Caps that decided the fate of this match. It was a below-par total that the Kiwis were chasing but they managed just 28 runs in Powerplay 1 and from thereon built unnecessary pressure on themselves. Martin Guptill played an uncharacteristic knock while the other batters in the top order failed to get going. Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme did try to revive the chase with a 51-run partnership but once they got out, New Zealand's fight was over.

40.6

OUT! CAUGHT! That's the end of the game! Short ball on middle, Boult moves inside his crease and then looks to pull but it takes the top edge and goes way up in the air. Cummins runs ahead and takes the catch near the stumps at the striker's end. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 71 RUNS.

40.5

Full delivery on middle, Boult defends it to cover.

40.4

Full on middle, Sodhi flicks it to deep square leg and picks up a single.

40.3

Length ball outside off, Trent moves to the off side and defends it to cover. A single taken.

40.2

EDGED AND FOUR! There will always be entertainment when Trent Boult is at the crease! Short ball on middle, Boult makes room and then looks to heave it to the leg side. He gets a top edge and the ball goes over the keeper's head and into the fence.

40.1

Good length ball outside off, Sodhi guides it to third man for a single.

39.6

OUT! TIMBER! Another one goes down! Ferguson goes. Australia just one wicket away from a victory. Good length ball on off, Ferguson looks to heave it away but misses and the ball goes onto hit the stumps. Trent Boult is the next batsman in. 180/9

39.5

Full on middle, Sodhi flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

39.4

FOUR! Marsh bowls a yorker on middle, Sodhi digs it out and it goes past the keeper towards fine leg for a boundary.

39.3

BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Sodhi looks to go big but misses it.

39.2

Good length delivery on middle, Ferguson flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

39.1

On a length on middle, Sodhi flicks it through square leg for a single.

38.6

Full on middle, Ferguson pushes it to mid on. 173/8

38.5

Appeal for caught behind! Australia are confident and they are shocked that the umpire has not given that out. Short ball on middle, Ferguson looks to pull but it seems to have gone off the gloves. Hazlewood and Carey start celebrating but the umpire does not think so. The replays roll in and they show that it had hit the gloves. Australia do not have a review left.

38.4

Short ball outside off, Ferguson looks to pull but fails to get any bat on it.

38.3

Full on middle, Ferguson pushes it to mid on.

38.2

Short ball down the leg side, Ferguson looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball goes to the keeper.

38.1

Back of a length ball on middle, Sodhi tucks it to deep square leg for a single.

38.1

WIDE! Good length ball down the leg side, Sodhi looks to flick but misses. Wide signaled.

37.6

On middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. 171/8

Lockie Ferguson is the next batsman in.

37.5

OUT! CAUGHT! 8th wicket down and Australia are easing into a victory here! Full delivery outside off, Santner looks to lift it over long on but does not time it as well as he would have liked. Cummins settles himself under it and takes a simple catch.

37.4

Full on the off stump line, Sodhi pushes it to deep cover for a single.

37.3

Punched off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total.

37.2

Good length ball on off, Sodhi flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

37.1

BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Sodhi looks to defend but fails to get any bat on it.

36.6

FOUR! Hammered! Short ball outside off, Santner pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary. 167/7

36.5

Short ball on off, Santner pulls it straight but it hits the stumps at the bowler's end.

36.4

Good length ball on the pads, Sodhi flicks it to the fine leg region for a single.

36.3

Full on off, Sodhi pushes it to the cover region.

36.2

Good length ball on middle, Sodhi flicks it to mid-wicket.

36.1

On a good length on off, Sodhi defends it off the back foot.

35.6

Flatter one on middle, Sodhi works it to the leg side for a single. 162/7

35.5

The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.

35.4

Flatter one on middle, Santner pushes it to mid on.

35.3

OUT! CAUGHT! Floated delivery on middle, de Grandhomme lofts it over mid on but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards the long on fielder where Mitchell Starc takes a comfortable catch. Ish Sodhi is the new man in. Starc hurts himself while catching the ball and he is going off. Let's hope that he is fine.

35.2

Tossed up delivery on middle, de Grandhomme defends it off the back foot.

35.1

Flatter one on the pads, Colin flicks it to deep square leg and crosses over for a single.

34.6

Another short one on the pads, Colin pulls it to fine leg for a single. 158/6

34.6

Short ball down the leg side, de Grandhomme looks to pull but misses. Wide signaled.

34.5

Short ball outside off, Santner pushes it to cover, where the fielder misfields allowing the batters to take a single.

34.4

Length ball on middle, Santner flicks it to mid-wicket.

34.3

Good length ball outside off, Santner flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

34.2

Short ball on middle, Santner pulls it to deep square leg. Short comes across and dives to field but fails to clean it up. He though recovers quickly and stops the ball from reaching the fence. Two taken.

34.1

BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Santner looks to defend but the ball whizzes past the outside edge of the bat and goes into the mitts of the keeper.

33.6

Loopy ball on middle, Colin defends it out. 151/6

33.5

Play and a miss! Flighted ball outside off, de Grandhomme looks to heave it to the off side but fails to get any bat on it.

33.4

On middle, Colin defends it back to the bowler.

33.3

Flatter one outside off, Santner pushes it to deep cover for a single.

33.2

Short ball on middle, de Grandhomme pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

33.1

Floated outside off, Santner drives it to long off for a single.

32.6

Short ball on middle, Santner pulls it to fine leg for a single. 148/6

32.5

Fullish delivery on off, Santner pushes it to point.

32.4

BEATEN! Excellent delivery! Good length ball outside off, Santner looks to defend but misses it altogether.

Mitchell Santner is the next batsman in.

32.3

OUT! CAUGHT! Short ball does the trick! Hazlewood gets his second and the Kiwis lose Latham. He was looking good but needed to continue for his side. Short around middle, Latham looks to pull but it takes the top edge and goes towards D'Arcy Short at deep square leg. He takes a simple catch. New Zealand still need 112 in 105 balls.

32.2

Back of a length ball on off, Latham works it to mid-wicket.

32.1

Good length ball on off, Latham defends it to point.

Drinks Break!

31.6

Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 112 runs required from 108 balls. 147/5

31.5

FOUR! Another one! Third of the over and the Kiwis are on the charge here! Short ball on middle, Latham pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.

31.4

FOUR! This has been an excellent period of batting for the Kiwis! Flighted ball outside off, Latham dances down the track and then plays it over the bowler's head and into the fence for a boundary.

31.3

Tossed up outside off, Colin drives it to mid off for a single.

31.2

FOUR! Excellent batting! Floated outside off, de Grandhomme lunges and lifts it towards the cover region for a boundary.

31.1

Flatter one on the pads, Colin looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The Aussies appeal but the umpire is not interested. Maybe going down leg.

Adam Zampa is back on. 5-0-29-1 are his figures so far.

30.6

Short ball around middle, Colin pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 133/5

30.5

Length ball outside off, Latham guides it to third man for a single.

30.4

Excellent fielding! Short ball on middle and leg, Latham pulls it towards deep square leg. Starc comes across from fine leg and dives full stretch to make a good stop. Saved two runs for his side.

30.3

On middle, flicked to mid-wicket.

30.2

FOUR! Excellent use of the feet! Short ball on off, Latham dances down the track and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.

30.1

Full on middle, Latham works it to mid-wicket.

Josh Hazlewood is back on. 5-0-14-1 are his figures so far.

29.6

FOUR! Poor bowling! Full delivery down the leg side, de Grandhomme flicks it past the diving keeper and into the fine leg fence for a boundary. 125/5

29.5

Full on middle, Latham flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

29.4

Low full toss outside off, de Grandhomme pushes it wide of mid off where the fielder dives and makes a good stop. Only a single.

29.3

Very full delivery outside off, Latham looks to drive but it takes the inside half of the bat and goes towards square leg. Single taken.

29.2

Low full toss on the pads, Latham looks to flick but misses. He gets hit on the pads and the ball goes to fine leg. Two leg byes.

29.1

Good length ball outside off, Colin guides it to third man for a single.

28.6

Flatter one outside off, de Grandhomme looks to cut but it takes the bottom edge and goes towards third man. Before the fielder can come across and clean it up the batters take three. 115/5

28.5

On middle, flicked to deep square leg for a single.

28.4

The short of length delivery has been cut away through square on the off side.

28.3

DROPPED! Smith drops a sitter after taking a stunner earlier! Would not expect Smith to drop those. Flatter one outside off, Latham punches it to cover but does so uppishly. It goes straight to Smith at cover but he fails to hold on.

28.3

WIDE! Very full delivery down the leg side, Latham looks to sweep but misses. Wide signaled.

28.2

Floated on the off stump line, Colin pushes it to long on for a single.

28.1

Floated on the pads, Latham dances down the track and flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

Adam Zampa is back on. 4-0-22-1 are his figures so far.

27.6

FOUR! Pulled away nicely! Short ball down the leg side, de Grandhomme pulls it to the fine leg region for a boundary. 108/5

27.5

On a length on middle, Latham flicks it through square leg for a run.

27.5

WIDE! Starc bowls it down the leg side, Latham looks to flick but misses it.

27.4

Starc bowls a yorker on off, Latham does well to dig it out.

27.3

Full delivery on middle, de Grandhomme flicks it through square leg for a run.

27.2

Full delivery on off, Colin drives it towards mid off.

27.1

On a length on middle, Latham flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

26.6

Short ball around middle, de Grandhomme ducks under it. 100/5

Colin de Grandhomme is hit on the helmet. They are checking for concussion.

26.5

Short ball on off, Colin looks to pull but it takes the outside edge and goes onto hit the helmet. Cummins asks whether he is fine to which de Grandhomme replies that he is fine. A dead ball signaled.

26.4

Short ball down the leg side, Colin looks to pull but misses to get any bat on it.

26.3

BOUNCER! It is bowled around middle, de Grandhomme ducks under it.

26.2

Length ball on middle, Colin defends it to mid on.

26.1

Length ball on middle, de Grandhomme flicks it to mid-wicket.

25.6

Full on middle, Latham pushes it to mid on. 100/5

25.5

Full outside off, Latham drives it through the cover drives it through the cover region and picks up a couple.

25.4

Good length ball on middle, Latham flicks it to mid-wicket.

25.3

Full on middle, Latham flicks it to mid on.

25.2

Good length ball on off, Latham defends it to point and takes off for a single but the fielder misfields allowing the batters to take another run.

25.1

Full delivery on off, Latham drives it towards mid off.

Colin de Grandhomme is the next batsman in. Also, Mitchell Starc is back on.

24.6

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! That's a snorter of a delivery from Cummins. This has been an excellent spell from him and New Zealand have lost half their side now. They still need 163 runs in 150 balls. Short ball around middle and leg, Neesham looks to fend it away but it hits the gloves and goes up in the air towards the keeper. Carey makes no mistake and the Kiwis are struggling here. 96/5

24.5

Back of a length ball on middle, Neesham hops and defends it out.

24.4

Short ball around middle, Neesham ducks under it.

24.3

On off, guided to third man for a single.

24.2

Good length ball on middle, Latham works it to mid-wicket.

24.1

FOUR! Brilliant shot from Latham! Good length ball outside off, Latham drives it through the cover region for a boundary.

23.6

Flighted ball on middle, Latham pushes it to long off for a single. 91/4

23.5

Flatter on middle, Latham works it to mid-wicket.

23.4

Floated on the pads, Neesham tucks it to square leg for a single.

23.3

SIX! A full toss and it gets the treatment that it deserves! Smith dishes a full toss on off, Neesham hammers it over the deep mid-wicket region for a maximum.

23.2

On middle, an off spinner this time, James blocks it back to the bowler.

23.1

Smith starts with a floated on off, Neesham defends it out.

A stunning catch and now Aaron Finch has straightaway introduced Steven Smith into the attack.

22.6

Short ball around middle, Latham ducks under it. 83/4

22.5

Full ball on the pads, Neesham flicks it to the fine leg region for a single.

22.4

Good length ball on middle, Neesham flicks it to mid-wicket.

22.3

BOUNCER! It is bowled around middle and leg, Neesham looks to duck but gets hit on the body.

James Neesham is the next batsman in.

22.2

OUT! CAUGHT! That is a ripper of a catch from Steven Smith! How many times have we seen him take these stunners? This is another one of those instances. Absolutely brilliant from Smith. Back of a length ball outside off, Guptill punches it but fails to keep it down. The ball goes to the left of Smith at point who flies to that side and takes an outstanding catch. He makes these catches look so easy! Superman.

22.1

FOUR! Nicely played! Slower short ball outside off, Guptill stands tall and drives it through the deep cover region for a boundary.

Pat Cummins is back into the attack. 4-1-8-0 are his figures so far.

21.6

Flatter one outside off, Latham punches it to point. 78/3

21.5

Flighted on the pads, Guptill looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls to the leg side and the batters take a leg bye.

21.4

EDGY BUT SAFE! Floated ball outside off, Latham comes down the track and then looks to push but it takes the outside edge. The ball goes to third man and the batters pick up three.

21.3

Floated outside off, Guptill drives it to long off for a single.

21.2

Floated delivery on middle, Latham sweeps it towards mid-wicket for a run.

21.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Latham sweeps it through square leg for a couple.

20.6

Full delivery outside off, Latham moves to the off side and then looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Marsh and the rest appeal but the umpire is not interested. The ball rolls to point and the batters steal a leg bye. The impact might have been outside off. The replays roll in and they show that there was an inside edge on it. 70/3

20.5

On off, pushed to cover.

20.4

Length ball on off, Latham pushes it to point.

Tom Latham is the new batsman in.

20.3

OUT! CAUGHT! What has Ross Taylor done here? This is poor batting! He has just come in to bat and has played a very poor shot. Not what New Zealand would have wanted. Full delivery on middle, Taylor dances down the track and then looks to lift it over the mid on fielder but does not get the required distance and elevation on it. The ball goes straight into the hands of Mitchell Starc at mid on. Two quick wickets and New Zealand need a partnership. 190 runs more required in 177 balls.

20.2

Fullish ball on off, Taylor defends it to the cover region.

20.1

Good length ball on middle, Taylor flicks it to the deep square leg region for a couple.

19.6

Floated on middle, Taylor drives it to long on for a single. 67/2

19.5

Flighted ball outside off, Guptill drives it towards cover and takes a single.

19.4

On middle, Taylor sweeps it to fine leg for a single.

19.3

An appeal for LBW! It is turned down. Floated ball around off, Taylor looks to play the paddle sweep but misses to get hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but the umpire shakes his head. Looks close but it seems to have gone off the gloves.

Ross Taylor is the next batsman in.

19.2

OUT! TIMBER! Wow, it's turning out to be quite a day! Two of the best current batsmen in the world got their stumps tickled. Earlier in the day, it was Steven Smith and now Zampa has gone through Williamson's defense. What a beauty by the leggie! He dishes out a well-disguised googly and completely foxes New Zealand's skipper. The ball lands on a fuller length close to off, Williamson presses forward to flick it around on the leg side but doesn't quite pay attention to the direction where the ball is spinning. Instead of going the other way, it spins back into him, beats his bat and clips the top of leg stump. Massive breakthrough. Zampa screams in joy. This chase is going nowhere for the Black Caps!

19.1

Floated ball outside off, Williamson drives wide of the long off fielder and picks up a couple.

18.6

Full ball on the pads, Kane works it to long on for a single. 62/1

18.5

On a length on the pads, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket.

18.4

Full on middle, Martin pushes it to long on for a single.

18.3

Length ball outside off, tapped to point for a single.

18.2

Full on middle, Guptill plays it to long on and takes a single.

18.1

Good length ball outside off, Williamson guides it to short third man for a single.

17.6

On middle, defended out by Guptill. 57/1

17.5

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

17.4

Floated on the pads, Guptill looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Zampa appeals for LBW but the umpire is not interested.

17.3

SIX! Hammered! Floated outside off, Guptill bends on his knees and thrashes it over the bowler's head for a biggie.

17.2

Flatter on middle, Guptill looks to defend but it takes the inside half of the bat and hits the pads.

17.1

Floated on off, Williamson pushes it to deep cover for a single.

16.6

Good length ball on middle, Guptill flicks it to mid-wicket. 50/1

16.5

Outside off, guided to third man for a single.

16.4

Full on middle, Guptill flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

16.3

What happened there? A big confusion! Good length ball on off, Guptill defends it to the left of the bowler. Marsh goes after it but fails to collect it. Guptill then takes off for a single but Labuschagne is quick to the ball from mid off and has a shy at the bowler's end. He misses. Williamson would have been a goner. The ball falls to Smith at deep mid-wicket and he throws it to the keeper but by that time, Guptill was in.

16.2

Length ball outside off, Kane drives it to deep cover for a single.

16.1

Good length ball on middle and leg, Guptill flicks it to the deep square leg region for a single.

Drinks Break! New Zealand have started the chase on a cautious note where they have lost only one wicket. Williamson and Guptill are rebuilding the innings. On the other hand, Australia have kept it tight and will look to pick wickets to put pressure on the visitors.

15.6

Tossed up ball around off, Williamson dances down the track and then looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. 46/1

15.5

Quicker one on the middle stump line, Williamson pushes it back to Zampa.

15.4

An appeal for LBW! Flatter one on the pads, Williamson looks to flick but misses. There is an appeal made for LBW but the umpire shakes his head.

15.3

On middle, Williamson punches it down to long on for a single.

15.2

Flighted ball on middle, worked to deep mid-wicket for a run.

15.1

Zampa starts with a flatter one on middle, Guptill punches it down to long on for a single.

Adam Zampa is into the attack.

14.6

Length ball on middle and leg, Martin flicks it to deep mid-wicket for another run. 43/1

14.5

On a length on middle, Guptill works it to mid-wicket.

14.4

EDGY! Length ball outside off, Williamson looks to defend but it takes the outside edge and it goes to third man. A single.

14.3

FOUR! Finally some aggression from New Zealand! Full delivery on middle, Williamson dances down and powers it over the mid on fielder for a boundary.

14.2

Good length ball on middle, Williamson looks to flick but it takes the leading edge and the ball goes towards mid off.

14.1

Full delivery on the pads, Guptill looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls to square leg and the batters steal a leg bye.

13.6

Full delivery outside off, Williamson pushes it to mid off. 36/1

13.5

Full toss outside off, Williamson pushes it to cover.

13.4

Good length ball on off, Kane blocks it to the point fielder.

13.3

Very full delivery outside off, Guptill drives it uppishly towards deep cover for another single.

13.2

Fullish ball outside off, Martin drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

13.1

Good length ball outside off, Guptill looks to drive but hits the inside half of the bat and goes towards cover.

12.6

Length ball on off, Guptill pushes it to mid off and takes a single. 35/1

12.5

Fullish ball on the pads, Guptill works it to the leg side.

12.4

Back of a length ball on middle, Guptill works it to the leg side.

12.3

Good length ball on middle and leg, Martin flicks it to mid-wicket.

12.2

Good length ball on off, Guptill taps it to point.

12.1

Full delivery on off, Guptill drives it towards mid off.

Mitchell Marsh is on.

11.6

On a length on off, Williamson taps it towards point. 34/1

11.5

Full delivery on off, Guptill drives it through covers for a run.

11.4

Length delivery on off, Williamson guides it towards third man for a single.

11.3

On a length on off, Williamson plays it towards covers.

11.2

Full delivery on off, Williamson drives it to mid off.

11.1

FOUR! Creamed! Starc dishes a good length ball outside off, Williamson plays it through the cover region for a boundary. Only the second one of the run chase and one after the third over. It's been really slow going for the Black Caps.

Mitchell Starc is back on. 2-0-6-0 are his figures so far.

10.6

Length ball on off, Guptill defends it to the point region. 28/1

10.5

Cummins dishes a bouncer around middle and leg, Guptill ducks under it.

10.4

Play and a miss! Good length ball outside off, Guptill attempts to cut but fails to get any bat on it.

10.3

Full delivery on middle, Guptill flicks it but it goes uppishly towards mid on where the fielder collects it on the bounce.

10.2

On a length on off, Guptill pushes it back to the bowler.

10.1

Short ball down the leg side, Guptill ducks under it.

Powerplay 2 is signalled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

9.6

Full on middle, Kane defends it out onto the pitch. End of a successful over from Hazlewood. Just 28 runs and a wicket from Powerplay 1. 28/1

9.5

Length ball on off, Williamson taps it to point.

Kane Williamson, the skipper, is the next batsman in.

9.4

OUT! CAUGHT! Hazlewood provides the breakthrough! He has been excellent at the start and deserves this wicket. Nicholls got a start and needed to carry on but fails to stay there. Full delivery outside off, Nicholls looks to drive it without moving his feet but it takes the outside edge and goes to the left of the keeper. Carey dives to that side and takes a pretty good catch.

9.3

On a length on middle, Guptill flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

9.2

Short ball outside off, Guptill looks to play the upper cut but misses. There is a mild appeal for caught behind but the umpire shows no interest.

9.1

Good length ball on middle, Guptill blocks it back to the bowler.

8.6

An appeal for caught behind! Turned down! Short of a length delivery on leg, Nicholls looks to pull but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where Carey catches it over his head. Cummins and the keeper appeal for caught behind but the umpire shows no interest. 27/0

8.5

Length delivery on middle, Guptill flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

8.4

On a length on off, Nicholls pushes it towards mid off for a single.

8.3

On a good length on middle, Nicholls looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.

8.2

Full delivery on off, Nicholls drives it towards mid off.

8.1

On a good length on off, Nicholls plays it towards point.

7.6

On a length on middle, Guptill flicks it to mid-wicket. 25/0

7.5

Full delivery on off, Guptill drives it towards mid off.

7.4

Good length delivery on middle, Martin defends it off the back foot.

7.3

Full delivery on off, Nicholls drives it towards point for a single.

7.2

On a length on off, Guptill guides it towards third man. Cummins chases it, slides and makes a good stop before it reaches the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.

7.1

On a good length on off, Guptill defends it off the back foot.

6.6

On a length on off, Guptill defends it towards third man and takes a quick single. 21/0

6.5

Length delivery on off, Guptill taps it towards the off side.

6.4

On a length on middle, Nicholls flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a quick single.

6.3

Length delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it to mid-wicket.

6.2

On a good length on off, Nicholls defends it off the back foot.

6.1

Length delivery outside off, Guptill punches it through covers for a run.

5.6

On a good length on middle, Guptill looks to flick but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards square leg. The batsmen take a run. 18/0

5.5

Play and a miss! Short and outside off, Guptill looks to cut but misses it.

5.4

Good length delivery on middle, Martin blocks it off the back foot.

5.3

Hazlewood bowls a bouncer, Guptill looks to pull but misses it.

5.2

On a good length on off, Guptill defends it off the back foot.

5.1

Full delivery on off, Guptill drives it to covers.

4.6

Short and outside off, Nicholls cuts it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple. 17/0

4.5

On a good length on off, Nicholls defends it off the back foot.

4.4

Full delivery on middle, Guptill flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

4.3

On a length on off, Guptill punches it to covers.

4.2

Length delivery on middle, Guptill looks to flick but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards mid-wicket.

4.1

On a length on middle, Guptill flicks it to mid-wicket.

Pat Cummins is into the attack.

3.6

Length delivery on off, Guptill punches it through covers. The fielder chases it and collects it but cannot stop the batters from taking three runs. 14/0

3.5

BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Guptill looks to defend but misses it.

3.4

Good length delivery on off, Martin defends it off the back foot.

3.3

On a length on off, Nicholls taps it towards point where Smith picks the ball and goes for a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses it. The batsmen take a quick single.

3.2

Full delivery on middle, Guptill looks to flick but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.

3.1

On a good length on off, Guptill defends it off the back foot.

2.6

On a length on middle, Nicholls flicks it to mid-wicket. 9/0

2.5

FOUR! Hammered! First boundary of the innings! Short and outside off, Nicholls cuts it hard through point for a boundary.

2.4

Full delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it towards mid-wicket where Finch makes a fine stop.

2.3

On a good length on off, Nicholls plays it to covers.

2.2

Length delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it to mid-wicket.

2.1

On a good length on off, Guptill taps it towards point where Smith makes a fine stop. The batsmen take a quick single.

1.6

Good length delivery on off, Henry keeps it out. 4/0

1.5

Short and outside off, Nicholls cuts it to point.

1.4

On a good length on off, Nicholls defends it off the back foot.

1.3

Full delivery on middle, Guptill lofts it over mid on. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get three runs.

1.2

BEATEN! Short and outside off, Guptill looks to cut but misses it.

1.1

On a good length on middle, Guptill defends it off the back foot.

Josh Hazlewood to bowl from the other end.

0.6

Length ball on middle, Nicholls defends it back to the bowler. Good start from Starc. Only 1 from the over. 1/0

0.5

New Zealand are underway! Back of a length ball on middle, Guptill flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

0.4

Good length ball outside off, Guptill shoulders arms to this one.

0.3

NOT OUT! It is pitching outside leg. Poor decision to review. Finch was never interested in reviewing that but he gave in to Starc's demand. The speedster fires in a very full delivery on the pads at 143.6 kph, Guptill looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The Australians appeal but the umpire is not interested. Starc is keen for the review and at the last moment, Finch opts for the review. The Hot Spot rolls in and it shows that there is no bat on it. The Ball Tracker then shows the ball is pitching outside leg. End of the debate, Australia have lost their only review in the very first over.

An appeal for lbw! It is referred upstairs. Martin Guptill is the man in question. There is nothing on Hot Spot and Snicko detects no bat on it. Ball Tracker shows it is pitching outside leg.

0.2

Full delivery outside the off stump line, Guptill lets the ball go to the keeper.

0.1

Starc starts with a length ball outside off, with no swing whatsoever! Guptill leaves the ball alone.

We are back for the chase. The Australian players are out in the middle. Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls will open the innings for New Zealand. Mitchell Starc will start the proceedings for Australia.