Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 10 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 215/8 (5 runs required, RR: 10.75)

  • Jhye Richardson4 (1b)
  • Kane Richardson0 (0b)
  • James Neesham1-0-10-2
  • Tim Southee4-0-47-1

That concludes our coverage from Dunedin. A fantastic game of T20I cricket. New Zealand go 2-0 up in the series. The two teams will meet again in Wellington for game three next Wednesday. Thanks for your company today. Goodbye and stay safe.

5.30pm Presentation

Martin Guptill is Player of the Match for his 97: "I'm a little bit cooked at the moment but it's nice to get some runs and another win. My mind has been clear. Things just haven't gone my way. It was nice to spend some time in the middle today. Getting the win is the most important thing."

Kane Williamson: "There were flashbacks there from the last time Stoinis hit a hundred. Incredible partnership from Stoinis and Sams at the end there. As we know on these sorts of grounds anything can happen and you have to be on your toes. I think it was a pretty strong performance from us across the board. But it was a very good game and it's such a small margin in T20 cricket."

Aaron Finch: "It was a great game of cricket. That partnership between Stoinis and Daniel Sams was extraordinary hitting. It was brilliant to get it back to 12 an over from 16 and a half. Trent bowled a beautiful over which halted our momentum. All in all a great game to be a part of. It would have been good to be on the winning side of it though. I thought that we didn't bowl too badly today. Gup played a brilliant innings. There was some brilliant hitting batting on both sides."

New Zealand win by 4 runs. What an amazing game of cricket. Australia looked dead and buried when Mitchell Santner took three wickets in an over. But Marcus Stoinis and Daniel Sams produced some of the best hitting you will ever see. They made 92 off 37 deliveries and save for a couple of miscues at the end they nearly pulled it off. The partnership was the highest 7th wicket stand in T20I history.

Sampath Bandarupalli: 32 - West Indies vs India, Lauderhill, 2016 32 - New Zealand vs Australia, Auckland, 2018 31 - India vs Sri Lanka, Indore, 2017 31 - New Zealand vs Australia, Dunedin, Today

Neesham to JA Richardson, FOUR, sliced past short third man. Not enough for Australia. A wide yorker and he carved it into the gap
Neesham to Stoinis, OUT, caught at long on! New Zealand survive! It was a length ball in that slot that could have disappeared, but Stoinis tried to go over long on and sliced across it, hit it high in the air to straight long on and Southee took a good catch

MP Stoinis c Southee b Neesham 78 (47m 37b 7x4 5x6) SR: 210.81

Neesham to Stoinis, SIX, launched over long on! Finally nails a full toss! Low full toss on middle, he used the bottom hand to lift it over long on

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st34AJ FinchMS Wade
2nd36AJ FinchJR Philippe
3rd17GJ MaxwellJR Philippe
4th25MP StoinisJR Philippe
5th1MP StoinisAC Agar
6th0MR MarshMP Stoinis
7th92MP StoinisDR Sams
8th6MP StoinisJA Richardson
9th4KW RichardsonJA Richardson