Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Guptill
MJ Guptill
71(46) 7x4 - 4x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 1 11 8 10 3 7 29
MS Wade
MS Wade
44(29) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog sweep
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 2 4 15 14 0 0 9

Best performances - Bowlers

IS Sodhi
IS Sodhi
O4
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
TA Boult
TA Boult
O4
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Varun Shetty

3:13pm New Zealand pose with the trophy, and that is all from our live coverage tonight. Thanks for joining us through the series. We shall see you soon. On behalf of Gnasher and Ranjith, this is goodbye.

Williamson: Increidbly hard fought series, momentum shifts throughout. To adjust on this surface after the first two games on this pitch was very pleasing. We know how strong the Australian side is, we just wanted to put on a much improved performance. In some ways we got exposed on that surface. It was a little better today and a really good all-round performance. I suppose when you're playing three games on the same surface, you get clear about what to do. Thanks to Aaron and his team for coming to our shores, quarantine isn't an easy thing to do.

Finch: We probably just weren't aggressive enough with the bat. We kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Couple of us put time in the innings and didn't go on. If one of us gets 60-70 it's a different picture. I thought the pitch played pretty well today. Mitch Santner bowled well with the new ball. I thought for a drop-in wicket to hold up for three games is credit to the groundsman. I think what we've been talking about is gradual improvement, constant improvement from game one was exciting. Would have been nice to win but NZ is a great side.

Sodhi: I suppose in these conditions you have to be as aggressive as possible. Thankfully the big boys at the start created pressure. The batsmen adapted brilliantly today to chase that score down. It's always nice to get wickets, grateful the guys at the other end creating the pressure.

Ish Sodhi is the Player of the Series.

Guptill: Today we wanted to not back down from the fight. Devon's opened a lot for Wellington over the years. Wouldn't say I went off from ball one, but it was good to get a partnership there with Devon. Six-hitting, I guess, is just about trusting you can get enough bat on it.

Martin Guptill is the Player of the Match.

2:59pm Hugs and handshakes all around as New Zealand overcome the hiccups in their last two games to take this series convincingly. The bowling delivered as a whole today for them, Ish Sodhi once again among the wickets and doing most of the damage. Economical stuff from the rest of the bowlers too before the brand new opening stand of Guptill and Conway delivered. They had impetus at the start, which turned into confident stroke-making and eventually into a century stand powered by some trademark Guptill strikes. Once it got there, Australia had little resistance to offer and Phillips made them pay.

15.3
6
Zampa to Phillips, SIX, clubbed over long-on for the series win! Lovely little cameo from Phillips here, came out looking to hit boundaries and nailed it. This is tossed up and once again he clears the front leg to make room and goes against the turn with a lofted drive
15.2
0
Zampa to Phillips, no run, length and pushed through flat at leg stump, clipped to midwicket
15.1
6
Zampa to Phillips, SIX, slog swept over wide long-on! Length ball dipping outside off. Might have been a googly. Makes no difference once Phillips is down on his knee and gets a clean swing at this

END OF OVER:
15 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 131/3 (12 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.73, RRR: 2.40)

  • Mark Chapman1 (2b)
  • Glenn Phillips22 (13b)
  • Jhye Richardson3-0-19-1
  • Riley Meredith4-0-39-2
14.6
0
JA Richardson to Chapman, no run, short of a length and across the corridor, looks for the pull and is beaten
14.5
1
JA Richardson to Phillips, 1 run, length and into leg stump, flicked to deep square
14.4
1
JA Richardson to Chapman, 1 run, short of a length at leg stump, short arm pull to fine leg's right

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st106MJ GuptillDP Conway
2nd0MJ GuptillKS Williamson
3rd18MJ GuptillGD Phillips
4th19MS ChapmanGD Phillips