Match Over - Australia won by 116 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: New Zealand, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
  • Referee: RB Richardson
  • When: 06 Dec 2016, 05:20 SAST
  • Winner: Australia
  • Man of the Match: DA Warner


  • Umpire1: HDPK Dharmasena
  • Umpire2: P Wilson
  • Third Umpire: NJ Llong



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0




Overs: 47.2 / 50.0

New Zealand

10.20pm Australia have bounced back, and how. They lost 5-0 in the ODI series in South Africa. They came back home and were beaten 2-1 in the Tests. The seniors were under pressure here, but have they delivered or what? David Warner made a typically bruising century to set things up along with Steven Smith before the supercharge from Mitch Marsh and Travis Head got them past 370. In the chase, this was all about Guptill v Australia. He threatened briefly, but once he fell, it was a steep task. As well as Neesham and Williamson played, the escalating asking rate meant they were always in danger of falling to one big shot. Once they fell, Australia had it easy. Pat Cummins did his reputation no harm whatsoever, while Starc did what Starc does. Easy, then. 2-0 Australia with one to play at MCG.

David Warner, Man of the Match: It was a fantastic wicket, here at the Manuka. Once you keep wickets it hand, you can take 100 in the last 10. Early on I was hitting as well as I would have liked. The other day I played a lazy stroke. And it was great batting with the skipper, and run between the wickets. This year is going great.

Kane Williamson: The way they batted, and executed with the ball, 380 is a tough total. If we knew they were going to get 380, then maybe I would wind back [toss?]. Neesham carried on after the blow and hit some. I am sure he will be alright. Australia is one of the best side in the world, and at home they are the best side in the world. The death overs really hurt us, and Australia have been showing us how to build partnerships.

Steven Smith: 330, 340 was probably par. 380 was a big total. You needed a lot of things to go right if you need to chase it down. Warner set us up, Head and Marsh played well. It was a good batting deck, but the ball can reverse a bit in the night, and we have got some good quicks who bowl at good pace and tail the ball in. Cummins really switched it on today. He changed his pace at times, and he is quality prospect. We will hold the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy for six wickets before we head to New Zealand. It would be nice to keep the winning ways going.

That is all we have for you from this game. Thanks for reading. Cheers

47.2JP Faulkner to BJ Watling, OUT, No run, how fitting is it for Warner, the centurion, to take the catch? Australia have taken the Chappell-Hadlee series. Watling swings but doesn't get under that full delivery and ends up slicing it towards Warner, who circles around the ball briefly at cover, before settling underneath it to complete a comfortable catch..
47.1JP Faulkner to BJ Watling, No run, slower delivery angling away, flayed to the point fielder.
End of over 47. 6 runs this over. 262/9 after 282 balls.
TA Boult 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) JR Hazlewood 9-1-42-2
BJ Watling 17 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 46. 2 runs this over. 256/9 after 276 balls.
TA Boult 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 10-0-41-4
BJ Watling 12 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 4 runs this over. 254/8 after 270 balls.
MJ Henry 7 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 10-0-52-2
BJ Watling 11 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44. 4 runs this over. 250/8 after 264 balls.
MJ Henry 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 9-0-39-3
BJ Watling 10 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 43. 2 runs this over. 246/8 after 258 balls.
BJ Watling 9 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 9-0-48-2
MJ Henry 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 42. 6 runs this over. 244/8 after 252 balls.
BJ Watling 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 8-0-35-3
MJ Henry 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 4 runs this over. 238/7 after 246 balls.
TG Southee 2 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 8-0-46-2
BJ Watling 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 2 runs this over. 234/6 after 240 balls.
BJ Watling 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 7-0-29-2
MJ Santner 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 9 runs this over. 231/5 after 233 balls.
MJ Santner 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 7-0-41-1
KS Williamson 80 (78b 5x4 2x6 ) more

Sanjay: "Colin de Grandhomme has an amazing strike rate in T20s of 160+. Yeah time to live up to that big hitter status :)"

End of over 38. 13 runs this over. 222/4 after 228 balls.
C de Grandhomme 10 (12b 0x4 1x6 ) JP Faulkner 8-0-69-1
KS Williamson 75 (76b 4x4 2x6 ) more

Gary MacLennan: "Williamson has finally decided to go. But he has left it all too late - surely?"

End of over 37. 5 runs this over. 209/4 after 222 balls.
C de Grandhomme 10 (11b 0x4 1x6 ) PJ Cummins 6-0-27-1
KS Williamson 62 (71b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 36. 9 runs this over. 204/4 after 216 balls.
C de Grandhomme 8 (9b 0x4 1x6 ) JP Faulkner 7-0-56-1
KS Williamson 59 (67b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Kaushal: "De Grandhomme has a pretty ordinary record in List A even for an allrounder. Averages 24.84 with the bat and 42.5 with the ball. Although it's harsh to judge after only 3 matches, but NZ are using him strictly as a bits-and-pieces player. Dunno how that's going to improve either his batting, bowling or his standing in the team. "

End of over 35. 1 runs this over. 195/4 after 210 balls.
C de Grandhomme 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) JR Hazlewood 8-1-36-2
KS Williamson 58 (64b 3x4 1x6 ) more

M Saqib: "its over muthu ! leave the bbb, chill and have some coffee buddy" --- I'll do that when Shashank is ready to resume

End of over 34. 4 runs this over. 194/4 after 204 balls.
C de Grandhomme 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) JP Faulkner 6-0-47-1
KS Williamson 57 (63b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 33. 5 runs this over. 190/3 after 198 balls.
C Munro 11 (10b 1x4 1x6 ) JR Hazlewood 7-1-35-2
KS Williamson 53 (60b 3x4 1x6 ) more

John: "In Over 31.6, theres a typo.. Bowlers name is 'Neesham'. " --- I had meant Neesham was looking for a similar length to dispatch that loft over Starc

Danny: "your 31.6 commentary looked like NZ playing volleyball, both Neesham and Munro were picture in same ball." --- Hahaha :)

Aashish Calla: "Neesham was c Hazlewood b Starc in the last game, and c Starc b Hazlewood today. The pacers have returned each other the favor!"

End of over 32. 8 runs this over. 185/3 after 192 balls.
C Munro 7 (5b 0x4 1x6 ) JP Faulkner 5-0-43-0
KS Williamson 52 (59b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 31. 8 runs this over. 177/3 after 186 balls.
JDS Neesham 74 (83b 7x4 1x6 ) JR Hazlewood 6-1-30-2
KS Williamson 51 (58b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 30. 5 runs this over. 169/2 after 180 balls.
JDS Neesham 67 (78b 6x4 1x6 ) TM Head 7-0-31-0
KS Williamson 50 (57b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Zozza: "I'd give Starc one more over. I feel he is close to getting one. And that would end this run chase for sure."

End of over 29. 6 runs this over. 164/2 after 174 balls.
KS Williamson 48 (55b 3x4 1x6 ) MA Starc 6-0-33-0
JDS Neesham 64 (74b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 28. 9 runs this over. 158/2 after 168 balls.
JDS Neesham 62 (72b 6x4 1x6 ) TM Head 6-0-26-0
KS Williamson 44 (51b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 27. 2 runs this over. 149/2 after 162 balls.
JDS Neesham 57 (68b 5x4 1x6 ) MA Starc 5-0-27-0
KS Williamson 40 (49b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Neesham's forearm is has swollen. He is being tended to by the physio

End of over 26. 13 runs this over. 147/2 after 156 balls.
JDS Neesham 56 (63b 5x4 1x6 ) MR Marsh 3-0-26-0
KS Williamson 39 (48b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 25. 4 runs this over. 134/2 after 150 balls.
JDS Neesham 44 (58b 4x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 4-0-25-0
KS Williamson 38 (47b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 24. 6 runs this over. 130/2 after 144 balls.
JDS Neesham 43 (57b 4x4 0x6 ) MR Marsh 2-0-13-0
KS Williamson 35 (42b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 23. 10 runs this over. 124/2 after 138 balls.
KS Williamson 35 (42b 3x4 1x6 ) JP Faulkner 4-0-35-0
JDS Neesham 37 (51b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Five boundaries in the last five overs. NZ building some momentum

JV: "Williamson looks set for a special innings but I'm not sure the rest of the line up will give him the support he needs."

Gurjot Singh: "This is the time...Faulkner, MM and Head are the ones NZ must target to build momentum to face the three main pace juggernauts in final overs..not easy I understand...but so is getting your comment published with cricinfo but still I try! :D" --- Good try

End of over 22. 7 runs this over. 114/2 after 132 balls.
KS Williamson 30 (39b 2x4 1x6 ) MR Marsh 1-0-7-0
JDS Neesham 32 (48b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Caleb: "Aus were 109/1 after 22... New Zealand is in a similar position.... A solid batting effort from Williamson and Some fireworks from Munro, de Grandhomme and Neesham Newham and we could see an interesting finish"

End of over 21. 8 runs this over. 107/2 after 126 balls.
JDS Neesham 31 (46b 2x4 0x6 ) JP Faulkner 3-0-25-0
KS Williamson 24 (35b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Steve: "Kane's the Man, He's got a plan, If anybody, Kane can... He'll let it drift and then he'll smash. He'll get those Aussies in a rash..." --- Not going to be easy. The asking rate is almost 10

Anupam: "4th boundary now since Guptill got out, guess we can stop counting now !!"

End of over 20. 5 runs this over. 99/2 after 120 balls.
JDS Neesham 23 (40b 1x4 0x6 ) TM Head 5-0-17-0
KS Williamson 24 (35b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 19. 7 runs this over. 94/2 after 114 balls.
KS Williamson 21 (31b 1x4 1x6 ) JP Faulkner 2-0-17-0
JDS Neesham 21 (38b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Abdullah: "These two are letting Head-the spinner settle, by playing on backfoot. C'mon guys, play him on the front foot, and smack him over the straight boundary." --- Head is firing the ball in, not allowing the batsmen to come forward and smack them. And he's a pain to bbb commentators too, just zipping through his overs

End of over 18. 1 runs this over. 87/2 after 108 balls.
KS Williamson 16 (27b 0x4 1x6 ) TM Head 4-0-12-0
JDS Neesham 19 (36b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Pete: "Only two boundaries since Guptill got out in the 9th over... "

End of over 17. 10 runs this over. 86/2 after 102 balls.
JDS Neesham 18 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) JP Faulkner 1-0-10-0
KS Williamson 16 (25b 0x4 1x6 ) more

8pm Time for drinks. The asking rate is nearly nine

End of over 16. 4 runs this over. 76/2 after 96 balls.
JDS Neesham 16 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) TM Head 3-0-11-0
KS Williamson 8 (22b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 1 runs this over. 72/2 after 90 balls.
KS Williamson 6 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 5-0-22-1
JDS Neesham 14 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 3 runs this over. 71/2 after 84 balls.
JDS Neesham 13 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) TM Head 2-0-7-0
KS Williamson 6 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 68/2 after 77 balls.
JDS Neesham 11 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 4-0-21-1
KS Williamson 5 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 62/2 after 72 balls.
JDS Neesham 6 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) TM Head 1-0-4-0
KS Williamson 5 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 58/2 after 66 balls.
JDS Neesham 4 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 3-0-15-1
KS Williamson 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Mark: "Can't help but feel Guptill was sold down the river by his partners. He had scored 45 off 33 when he got out - the others had scored 5 off 12. They've gotta get their tactics right and get people at the top who can rotate the strike. All Guptills early attacking is being squandered."

End of over 10.  A maiden over! 53/2 after 60 balls.
JDS Neesham 1 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) JR Hazlewood 5-1-22-1
KS Williamson 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Deiva is back for a new stint. Time to grab some lunch. See you'll soon

End of over 9. 1 runs this over. 53/2 after 54 balls.
KS Williamson 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 2-0-10-1
JDS Neesham 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 1 runs this over. 52/1 after 48 balls.
KS Williamson 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) JR Hazlewood 4-0-22-1
MJ Guptill 45 (30b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 9 runs this over. 51/1 after 42 balls.
MJ Guptill 44 (29b 7x4 1x6 ) PJ Cummins 1-0-9-0
KS Williamson 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 2 runs this over. 42/1 after 36 balls.
MJ Guptill 35 (23b 5x4 1x6 ) JR Hazlewood 3-0-21-1
KS Williamson 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 8 runs this over. 40/0 after 30 balls.
MJ Guptill 34 (22b 5x4 1x6 ) MA Starc 3-0-21-0
TWM Latham 4 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 31/0 after 23 balls.
MJ Guptill 28 (17b 4x4 1x6 ) JR Hazlewood 2-0-18-0
TWM Latham 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 2 runs this over. 24/0 after 17 balls.
TWM Latham 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 2-0-13-0
MJ Guptill 23 (13b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 2. 11 runs this over. 22/0 after 12 balls.
MJ Guptill 22 (11b 3x4 1x6 ) JR Hazlewood 1-0-11-0
TWM Latham 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Mid-off has gone back. Mid-on is in. There's a fifth slip and backward point. No third man.

End of over 1. 11 runs this over. 11/0 after 6 balls.
TWM Latham 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 1-0-11-0
MJ Guptill 11 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) more
MJ GuptillC MS Wade B PJ Cummins45403371136.36
TWM LathamC JR Hazlewood B JR Hazlewood425120033.33
KS WilliamsonC DA Warner B PJ Cummins811488052101.25
JDS NeeshamC MA Starc B JR Hazlewood7493837189.16
C MunroC MR Marsh B JP Faulkner1114121191.67
C de GrandhommeC MS Wade B MA Starc1222140185.71
MJ SantnerB MA Starc21250040
BJ WatlingC DA Warner B JP Faulkner1737222077.27
TG SoutheeC GJ Bailey B PJ Cummins2540050
MJ HenryC JP Faulkner B PJ Cummins714130053.85
TA Boultnot out 21060033.33
Total 262/10
MA Starc10.005225.2
JR Hazlewood9.014224.67
PJ Cummins10.004144.1
TM Head7.003104.43
JP Faulkner8.206928.28
MR Marsh3.002608.67