NZ 243/6 (20.0 Ovs)
AUS 245/5 (18.5 Ovs)
Australia won by 5 wkts
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
D Arcy Short
David Warner: What a fantastic effort by the guys. You just got to take scoreboard out of it. From 0/60, we brought it back; you couldn’t err on this ground. Fantastic knock from NZ as well. I have said from day one, have a lot of energy, have fun, keep a smile on your face. (Advice to the bowlers) Keep trying to execute the best ball. Fantastic surface – credit to the curator Lots of fours and sixes, that is fantastic for the batsmen. 240 odd wasn’t enough. Early wickets will be the key.
Kane Williamson: It was a very good surface, a very small ground. Both sides batted outstandingly well. We’ve seen scores on the lower side here. We though we had a good score at the halfway stage. It’s a tough one. It’s hard to be too critical. Mitch (Santner) – He’s been outstanding for us. He has been going extremely well, but injuries happen. We need to bounce back quickly. We need to be nice and smart (in Hamilton)
D’Arcy Short, Man of the Match: Great run chase for the boys. Feels good. We knew we had the firepower; we had to go hard and get off to a flyer. Chasing 240, we had to just attack. Definitely more fun being a batsman. Just kept backing ourselves.