New Zealand vs Australia

Live Summary, Final, ICC World Twenty20, 2021, November 14, 2021
AUS 173/2 (18.5)
Australia beat New Zealand by 8 wickets
NZ 172/4 (20)
Match over
CRR: 8.6
Commentary :
18.5 : AUSTRALIA ARE THE CHAMPIONS! We are getting to write this after so long. All the Aussie players charge out to the middle. Hugs and smiles all around as they surround Marsh and Maxwell. Fireworks go off in Dubai. What an atmosphere! Australia last won an ICC trophy back in 2015, against the same opponents at the MCG. The team though flew under the radar since then. We relate Australia with winning trophies and dominating the world of cricket but their drought period went on for far too long. Unde
DAVID WARNER IS AWARDED THE PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT! The Australian opener says that it was all about going back to basics and he managed to do that. Tells that this win is right up there with 2015 (50-over World Cup win) and praises his teammates and support staff. Shares that he is always pumped and wanted to put up a spectacle in the final. Admits that there were nerves but he is glad that the players delivered.
Aaron Finch lifts the trophy and his teammates join him in celebration. Uncork the champagne, the party begins and it will go deep into the night. Well, that's all from the commentary team. This tournament was an absolute treat and we thank all the organizers in the UAE for being a great host. Until next time, allow us to bid you farewell. Stay safe and awesome. Cheers!
The World Cup-winning captain of Australia, Aaron Finch starts by saying that this victory is huge. Tells that he is very proud of his boys and admits that they had their backs to the wall before the tournament started. Calls David Warner outstanding and says that it's hard to understand that people wrote him off. Terms Adam Zampa as a super player and further says that the leggie is the Player of the Tournament for him. Praises Mitchell Marsh for the way he started with the bat and put press
Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, talks about his innings and says that they were trying to get a platform as the surface was holding up. Calls Australia a fantastic side and praises them for the way they chased down the target. Adds that at the halfway stage, they made every effort to get a competitive total. Tells that Australia didn't give them an inch but he is proud of his team for the way they operated in this tournament. Mentions that the guys were very committed and they adapt
MITCHELL MARSH IS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH! He has a big smile on his face, says that he has no words to describe his feelings. Talks about batting at number 3 and shares that the coaching staff came up with this plan during the tour of West Indies and he grabbed it with both hands. On hitting his first ball for a six in the final, Marsh replies that there wasn't a lot of thinking behind that, he just tried to play his game. Calls it an unbelievable feeling.
Justin Langer, the proud coach of Australia, comes up for a chat. Says that this is a special group of players. Adds that getting back together as a group felt quite good. Tells that they knew how much talent they had as a group and says that when they played in West Indies and Bangladesh, they had a few missing pieces and Mitchell Marsh took one of those pieces. Shares that they tried to have fun in the bio-bubble to take the stress away. Praises Adam Zampa by saying that his bowling puts a sm
Glenn Maxwell comes up for a quick word and calls it perfect. Tells that it was nice to be out there and hit the winning runs. Adds that Zampa has been a superstar in the shorter formats and he has seen his growth. Adam Zampa, the wonder kid for Australia in this tournament, shares that he bowled to his strength. Tells that he knew the pitch will be on the slower side. Mentions that they won quite a few tosses and he got the chance to bowl with a dry ball. States that his plan always was to pic
Chasing a target of 173 in a final always brings plenty of pressure. Losing your captain cheaply compounds that pressure. Aaron Finch was removed early from the scene and New Zealand had tasted blood. But what followed next was a stupendous counter-attacking stand worth 92 runs off 59 balls. David Warner extended his newly-found form, Mitchell Marsh partnered him in the best possible and Australia's investment in him at number 3 has paid rich dividends. Their partnership almost put the chase to
An evening to forget for New Zealand. Their bowling was not up to the mark. Trent Boult was at his best but the other bowlers were not switched on. Usually, the Kiwis used to gain control in the middle overs but both Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner failed to provide that as they found it difficult against the attacking instinct of Warner and Marsh. They needed regular wickets to have a say in this chase but that never happened and New Zealand ended up losing yet another ICC final. A big heartbre
Steven Smith's turn to have a word. Smudge says that this trophy has eluded them for a while and it means a lot to win it. Praises Warner for the way he regained his form in the tournament and says that his stand with Marsh was the key in this chase. Josh Hazelwood joins and says that starting well in the Powerplay was the key and the batters chased it quite well. He praises Williamson for the way he batted and calls him a class player.
Pat Cummins says that he is feeling pretty pumped and once they go back home, it will sink in. Shares that playing in the Indian T20 League helped them adapt quite quickly to the conditions here. Mitchell Starc also has a word and says that the build-up to the competition wasn't the best but they clicked at the right time. Praises Zampa for the way he has bowled and adds that his bowling makes the pacers very relaxed.
Matthew Wade is down for a chat. Says that this is a huge moment for them and adds that a lot of people wrote them off. Shares that they felt really confident coming into this game and praises Warner and Marsh for the way they batted. Marcus Stoinis joins in and says that this group of boys, they love each other and he is proud of them. He is very happy for Marsh.
Plenty of smiling faces on the ground and there are plenty of interviews coming up as well...
In this edition of the T20 World Cup, no one gave Australia a chance. The subcontinent conditions and Australia's perennial issues against spinners - You won't blame anyone for not having them as one of the favourites. But, Australia are known for their 'Never Say Die' attitude and they have once again vindicated that. They have been champions for multiple occasions in the 50-over format but the T20 World Cup trophy eluded them since its inception. They've finally got hold of it and winning it i
Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! THERE IT IS! There are the winning runs! Maxwell is the one who finishes the game off in style! The five-time 50-over World Cup champions have won the T20 World Cup for the very first time. A trademark Maxwell shot to end the chase. A slower one wide outside off, Maxwell plays the reverse sweep and it goes past short third man for a boundary. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS! 
18.4 : Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Just a boundary needed now! Outside off, a slower one. It is hit down to long off for one.
18.3 : Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, Looking to finish it off with a biggie but just the one! A slower one on off, Maxwell swings, it goes off the inner half down to wide long on. He wants two, but only one run is available.
18.2 : Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, A single which means the Aussies now are one big hit away! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
18.14 : Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! That is probably the hit that seals the deal! A slower one, into the surface. Marsh swings, he does not time it that well but it flies down to long off. Neesham runs to his right, dives but does not reach it. A boundary. Just 7 needed more.
17.6 : Change in bowling. Tim Southee (3-0-32-0) is back on.
Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller and on off, Marsh hits it down to long off for one. A good over by Milne, got a little bit of belief back. 11 needed 12.
17.5 : Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, A low full toss on middle, this is whipped through square leg for one.
17.4 : Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, Just short! Sums up New Zealand's day! Nothing has gone their way in this innings! Shorter and outside of, this is slapped hard but towards mid off. Southee dives forward, stops it in the end as it lands short.
17.3 : Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, Another dot! 13 needed in 15. A shorter one outside off, another slower one. Maxwell looks to pull but misses.
17.2 : Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller and on off, Marsh plays it down to long off for one.
17.1 : Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, A dot! New Zealand need a lot more of these! Outside off, Marsh has a swing at it but misses.
16.6 : Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, A chance goes down! Don't think that would have mattered but probably would have given New Zealand some belief. A slower one on middle, Marsh drives it hard, back to the bowler. Boult looks to catch it above his head but it bursts out and goes behind to mid on, for a run.
16.5 : Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, A collision but all smiles in the end! Outside off, this is guided towards short third man. Both, Maxwell and Boult are watching the ball, Maxwell runs into the pacer. No harm done though in the end, just a run.
Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, WIDE! Down the leg side, Maxwell looks to whip it but misses. Wided.
16.4 : Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, A slower bumper, Maxwell does not pick it and leaves it alone.
16.3 : Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller and on middle, Marsh strokes it down to long off for one.
16.24 : Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Marsh is now in a hurry to end this! Short and it sits up to be hit. Marsh hammers it towards mid-wicket. In the gap and into the fence.
0.0 : Change in bowling. Last throw of the dice by Kane Williamson. Trent Boult (3-0-8-2) to bowl out.
16.1 : Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Two! Fuller and on middle, this is powered down the ground, the long off fielder runs to his right and cuts it off. Two taken.
15.6 : Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, A dot to finish! 4 to go. 24 needed. Shorter and outside of, Maxwell looks to cut but under-edges it towards point.
15.5 : Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Angled into the pads, Marsh looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad again and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye is pinched.
15.4 : Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Ambitious appeal! Angled into the pads, Marsh swings, he misses, it hits the pads and lobs on the leg side. No run.
15.3 : Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, Shorter again and on middle, Maxwell pulls it towards deep square leg. A run is taken.
15.26 : Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, SIX! Over the fence! Short and on the body, Maxwell stays back and pulls it over the fine leg fence. Goes all the way. Less than run-a-ball is needed now.
Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, WIDE! New Zealand really can't afford these extras. Down the leg side. Maxwell looks to whip it but misses.
0.0 : Change. Tim Southee (2-0-20-0) is back on.
15.14 : Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Australia are well and truly on course to win it now. 33 needed. Maxwell makes room and Southee follows him. Maxwell looks to heave it, it goes off the inner half down to fine leg for a boundary.
14.6 : Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, A single to end but the damage was done earlier on in the over! A short one, outside off, slower. Maxwell looks to pull, he is way too early again, it goes off the toe-end. A run in the end. Just the 37 needed in the last 5 overs.
Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, WIDE! A bumper now but way too short. Goes well over the batter's head. Wided.
14.5 : Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, A good ball! A slower bumper, Maxwell is way too early into the stroke. He misses it by a long way.
14.44 : Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries and only 39 needed now in 32. All the luck going Australia's way! Short and on middle, seam-up ball. Maxwell looks to pull, this goes off the top edge down to the third man fence.
14.34 : Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Finds the gap! Australia running away with this! Short and on the body, Maxwell pulls, it does not seem out from the middle but in the gap in the backward square leg region. Boundary.
14.2 : Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Has that been put down? No, just short! Short and on the body, Marsh pulls it flat towards deep square leg. Daryl Mitchell runs in and slides forward but it lands short. Does well to keep it down to one.
14.1 : Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, A slower one to begin with! On middle, Marsh plays it back to the bowler.
13.6 : Will Trent Boult bowl out? Nope, Adam Milne (2-0-16-0) is back on.
Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, A single to end another huge over for the Aussies. Sodhi has gone for 40 in his 3. Outside off, this is slapped through covers for one. 48 needed in 36. Australia's game to lose now.
13.5 : Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, Slows it up and bowls it outside off, Marsh looks to hit it through the off side but it goes off the bottom half towards cover.
Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, Yet another wide! Runs needed below 50. Another one well outside off, left alone. Kane Williamson has a word with his bowler.
13.4 : Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, A dot! Need a lot more of these! Shortish again and outside off, Marsh looks to cut it hard but gets an under-edge. The ball bounces on its way to the keeper.
Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, Yet another wide! Pressure getting to Sodhi! Well outside off, left alone.
13.34 : Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Getting Ish Sodhi on was probably not the right move! Short and it sits up to be hit. A hit-me ball. This is pulled through mid-wicket. Boundary this time.
13.2 : Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, Two! Sodhi has not been at his best! Bangs it short and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket. Long on runs to his right, slides and keeps it down to two.
0.0 : Ish Sodhi (2-0-24-0) is back on. He needs to pick up a wicket here for Kane Williamson.
13.16 : Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, SIX! Fifty for Marsh, off 31 balls. What an innings and it is the fastest fifty in a T20 World Cup final. He needs to stay there though, the job is only half done. Tossed up outside off, Marsh powers it over the long on fence for a biggie. The length was very full and it went the distance. Aaron Finch is enjoying Marsh's knock and is applauding from the dressing room.
Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, WIDE! Not the best of starts! Well outside off, left alone. Wided.
12.6 : Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Full ball, on off. Marsh works it to long on for one. Just 3 runs and a big wicket from that over. 64 needed in the last 7.
12.5 : Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, Length ball, around off. Maxwell punches it to deep cover for one. He is off the mark.
12.4 : Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, Boult digs a short one, around off. Maxwell goes for the pull but toe-ends it towards short mid-wicket.
12.2 : Glenn Maxwell walks out to bat! 
12.3 : Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, Short of a length, outside off. Maxwell looks to cut it away but misses.
12.2w : Trent Boult to David Warner, OUT! BOWLED! Trent Boult delivers for Kane Williamson! Is this the moment that brings New Zealand back in the game? Length ball, around off at 138 kph. It lands and skids away with the angle as Warner looks to heave it away on the leg side. The ball perhaps stays a bit low and beats Warner's bat before smashing the stumps. A brilliant, brilliant World Cup for Warner ends here but he has put Australia in a winning position. 66 needed off 46 balls.
0.0 : Trent Boult is back on! Williamson needs a wicket and he has gone back to his best bowler.
12.1 : Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Length ball, around middle, Marsh punches it off his back foot past extra cover for a run.
11.6 : Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter ball, outside off and spinning away further. Marsh drags his pull shot down to long on for a run. 9 from that over. 67 needed off 48 balls.
11.54 : Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! No stopping that! Shorter ball, on middle. Plenty of time for Marsh to rock back and pull it hard. The man at short mid-wicket dives to his right but does not get there. It runs away to the fence.
11.4 : Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Darted on the pads. Warner looks to work it away but gets it off his pads to short fine leg for one. Given as a leg bye.
11.3 : Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Just short! Shorter ball, on off. Marsh pulls it flat towards deep mid-wicket. Glenn Phillips runs in, dives forward to take it but it lands just short of him. One taken. 100 up!
11.2 : Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Shorter ball, outside off. Pulled to deep square leg for one.
11.1 : Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter ball, outside off. Marsh cuts it away. The man at cover dives and gets his fingertips on it but cannot prevent a single.
10.6 : James Neesham to Mitchell Marsh, Slower ball, on a length, around off. Marsh pushes it to deep cover for one. It is looking all too easy for Australia at this moment. 15 from that over.
10.5 : James Neesham to David Warner, Length ball, around off. Warner works it to deep mid-wicket for one.
10.46 : James Neesham to David Warner, SIX! There she goes, that sounded stunning! The ploy to bring on Neesham has not worked so far! On a length, around middle and off. Warner heaves it deep into the stand behind mid-wicket. It brings up the fifty for Warner, off 34 balls and what a T20 World Cup he is having!
10.3 : James Neesham to Mitchell Marsh, Slower and shorter, outside off. Marsh pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
10.2 : James Neesham to Mitchell Marsh, Length ball, on off. Pushed to covers.
10.16 : James Neesham to Mitchell Marsh, SIX! A thumping welcome to Neesham by Marsh! Short ball, down the leg side. Marsh nicely pulls it over backward square leg for a boundary.
9.6 : DRINKS! Australia are in a really good position here! After losing Finch early, Marsh and Warner have got this chase back on track. Sensible batting from the two will really take them closer to a victory. New Zealand, on the other hand, need wickets, they look flat at the moment. Will the break work well for them? Australia lost the plot immediately after the Drinks break in the semi-final, will they be extra careful this time or continue to be aggressive? New Zealand made 115 runs in the back 1
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter ball, outside off. Cut away to deep point for one.
9.5 : Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller ball, on off. Pushed to covers.
9.4 : Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Tossed up, around off. Marsh goes for the drive but the ball turns away and goes past the bat.
9.3 : Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Flatter ball, on off. Warner taps it towards wide mid on. Santner goes after it and keeps it to one.
9.2 : Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Tossed up, wide outside off. Warner sweeps it wide of deep mid-wicket and takes a couple.
8.66 : Ish Sodhi to David Warner, SIX! This is a massive over for Australia and they are flying! Tossed up, outside off. Warner smokes it straight down the ground for a massive six. 17 from the over.
9.1 : Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter ball, outside off. Cut away to deep cover for one.
8.54 : Ish Sodhi to David Warner, FOUR! Warner is getting into his own now and Kane Williamson has a worried look on his face! Shorter ball, around off, Warner pulls it hard. Adam Milne at deep square leg runs to his right and slides but the ball goes under him and runs to the fence.
8.4 : Ish Sodhi to David Warner, Warner comes down the track so Sodhi bowls it down the leg side. Warner tries to work it around but misses. Luckily for him, his pads work as the second line of defense and the ball deflects to square leg.
8.3 : Ish Sodhi to David Warner, Tossed up, on off. Warner reverse-sweeps it. The man at point dives but cannot stop. Two taken as it goes in the deep.
8.24 : Ish Sodhi to David Warner, FOUR! That is a powerful stroke by Warner! Shorter ball, way outside off. Warner hammers it down the ground. The man at long on dives but has no chance. Warner now has the most runs in a single T20 World Cup for Australia.
8.1 : Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter ball, on off. Marsh cuts it to deep point for one.
7.6 : Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Quicker ball, fuller and on the pads. Marsh works it to long on for one.
7.5 : Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Well bowled. Nicely tossed up, wide outside off. Marsh looks to drive but is beaten.
7.4 : Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Fuller ball, lands on off and comes in with the angle. Warner clips it to deep mid-wicket for one.
7.3 : Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter ball, on the pads. Marsh works it to deep mid-wicket for one.
7.26 : Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, SIX! That is absolutely hammered by Marsh! It's flatter and darted on the pads. Marsh gets low and slog-sweeps it deep into the stands behind square leg.
7.1 : Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Warner comes down the track straightaway so Santner pushes it wider and shorter. It's cut away to deep cover for one.
6.6 : Change! Spin from both ends now as Mitchell Santner is on.
Ish Sodhi to David Warner, That brings up the 50 for Australia. Fired on the pads. Warner goes on the back foot and works it to deep square leg for an easy single.
6.5 : Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, Nicely tossed up, on off. Marsh drives it to deep cover for one.
6.4 : Ish Sodhi to David Warner, Shorter again, angling across off. Warner taps it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
0.0 : Bowling change. Tim Southee is back on. He went for 10 in his first over.
6.3 : Ish Sodhi to David Warner, Shorter ball, outside off. Warner pulls it wide of long on for a couple.
6.2 : Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, Slider on the pads. Marsh pushes it to long on for one.
6.1 : Ish Sodhi to David Warner, Tossed up, around leg. Warner works it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
5.6 : Change! Time for some spin now as Ish Sodhi comes on.
Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Angles in a length ball on off, at 143 kph, Marsh covers the line and defends it back. A good comeback over by Milne. At the end of the Powerplay, Australia are 43/1, needing 130 runs more to win the final, off 84 balls.
5.5 : Adam Milne to David Warner, Shortish and around middle, at 76 mph, Warner moves back and cuts it past the right side of the point fielder for a single.
5.4 : Adam Milne to David Warner, Pacy delivery, at 141 kph, Adam Milne bends his back to bowl a bouncer around middle, Warner sways away at the last moment.
5.3 : Adam Milne to David Warner, Slower delivery again, a bit short on middle at 75 mph, Warner delays his shot but still finds the point fielder.
5.2 : Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Digs it in short, around middle at 76 mph, Marsh is early into the pull shot and misses. The ball deflects off his body to square leg and they collect another leg bye.
5.1 : Adam Milne to David Warner, Fires in a full ball around leg at 92 mph, Warner fails to flick and it goes off his pads to backward square leg. They collect a leg bye.
4.6 : Tim Southee to David Warner, Shortish and around off, Warner punches it to sweeper cover for a single. 
4.56 : Tim Southee to David Warner, SIX! Boom! Southee is a shade on the shorter side, around leg and middle at 72 mph, Warner sits back and waits for the ball to arrive before launching it over mid-wicket. He is so powerful.
4.4 : Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller and on middle, Marsh uses the angle of the bowler and works it to the right of mid on for a single.
4.3 : Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Lands it on a length and close to off, Marsh goes on the back foot and defends it to the off side.
4.2 : Tim Southee to David Warner, Serves it short and perhaps on the slower side, Warner turns inside the crease with his pull shot but under-edges it behind square leg. They cross.
4.1 : Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Delivers it on a good length around middle, Marsh stays back and works it towards square leg for a single.
3.6 : Adam Milne to David Warner, Shortish and around leg, at 89 mph, Warner steps back and cuts but finds the fielder at cover-point. Yells a loud no. A couple of dot balls to end an expensive over.
3.5 : Adam Milne to David Warner, Slower one, shortish and around off at 119 kph, Warner punches from the back foot to covers.
3.4 : Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Around off on a length, Marsh pushes it in the gap at covers for a single.
3.34 : Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Marsh is enjoying Adam Milne's pace at the moment. Shortish and around off at 141 kph, Marsh sits on the front foot and then leans back to unfurl a cracking pull shot. It's towards mid-wicket and the ball speeds away to the fence. 
3.24 : Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Cleverly done! Another pacy delivery, short and outside off at 92 mph, Mitchell Marsh delays his shot and just uses the pace of the bowler to fetch a boundary at third man.
3.16 : Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, SIX! Whoa! That's some way to open your account in the final. A touch short in length, around middle and leg at 144 kph, Mitchell Marsh picks it up and belts it over deep backward square leg for a biggie. He loves pace on the bat.
2.6 : Change. Adam Milne comes on now.
Trent Boult to David Warner, Shortish and around off, Warner sticks on the back foot and plays it down to point. Fine over from Boult.
2.5 : Trent Boult to David Warner, Short and outside off, pace off, Warner stays back and then plays a controlled pull shot towards mid on. Got deceived there due to the lack of pace.
2.3 : Who will bat now? Mitchell Marsh it is.
2.4 : Trent Boult to David Warner, Angling in from around off, on a length, Warner defends it by covering the line.
2.3w : Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, OUT! TAKEN! Trent Boult draws first blood and the Australian skipper yet again falls to a left-arm pacer! Finch comes down the track again so Boult digs it short on his body. Finch goes for the pull but gets the top edge. The ball goes to the left of deep mid-wicket. Daryl Mitchell runs across, slides and takes a very, very good catch.
2.24 : Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Smacked! Slower ball, on a length, on off. Finch dances down the track and smacks it straight down the ground for a boundary.
2.1 : Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, Length ball, around off. Finch looks to block but gets the inside edge past the stumps.
1.6 : Tim Southee to Aaron Finch, Shortish and outside off, Finch inside-edges his attempted back foot punch to fine leg for one.
1.5 : Tim Southee to David Warner, Shortish and around leg, turned towards square leg for one.
1.4 : Tim Southee to David Warner, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it back to the bowler.
1.34 : Tim Southee to David Warner, FOUR! Boom! Warner is going to attack every width outside off. This time it's short and wide outside off, Warner brings his fast hands into play and whacks it over backward point for a boundary. Till the time David Warner is there, Kane Williamson will have to hold back Mitchell Santner.  So that's one option gone inside the Powerplay for the Kiwis. 
1.24 : Tim Southee to David Warner, FOUR! Smashed away! Fuller and around off, angling away, Warner stays leg-side of this delivery and smacks it over cover-point for a boundary.
1.1 : Tim Southee to David Warner, IN THE AIR... Doesn't carry. Back of a length and around off, Warner hangs back to pull but the ball stops a bit before reaching him. He ends up playing a mistimed pull shot in the air but it doesn't carry to Adam Milne at mid on.
0.6 : Warner backs away at the last moment. The ball had left Southee's hand but Warner backed away.
Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, Huge shout for an lbw! Not entertained by the umpire. Trent Boult cooks an inswinger, it's full and in the line of the stumps, Aaron dances down the track and tries to flick but misses. He is pinged on the pads, they appeal but to no avail. Finch was too much down there. Also, it could have swung down and missed the stumps. The replays show that it was clipping the leg stump but Finch was anyway 3 meters down the track. End of an excellent first over by Trent Bo
Tim Southee to start from the other end.
0.5 : Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, Big swing and a miss! Trent Boult is varying his length well. Goes short and around off at 138 kph, Aaron Finch tries to pull but misses.
0.4 : Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, Pitches it up and outside off, Finch is standing outside the crease to negate the movement and plays a mistimed drive to mid off.
0.3 : Trent Boult to David Warner, Edgy! Width on offer outside off, shaping away a shade, Warner flashes his bat at it and edges it down to third man for a run. Australia are away.
0.2 : Trent Boult to David Warner, On a good length and around off, the angle takes it into the batter as the ball skids on, Warner pushes it out off the inner half to the leg side.
0.1 : Trent Boult to David Warner, Trent Boult is short straightaway. Outside off, Warner jumps and cuts but finds the point fielder.
1