Brendon: After being four for 12, they did well to get to that tricky total. Pleased with the result at the end but we were nervous. We have world class bowlers, who stood up. When you win the toss and bowl, you hope to take early wickets. A really good performance on the field and with the ball but we need to improve the batting. It is a long way to go in the competition but hopefully we will keep improving along the way.
Preston: It was tough for us. Unfortunately, we lost a few early wickets. But Richie and Mathew did it for us. Joshy and Wardy bowleed well for us. We are not shy of the fact that we are a very inexperienced team
|Boult: It felt very good. Pretty good bowling performance by us. It was a job well done. The ball did swing for a little bit longer. We just went there and wanted to do what we were doing for the last couple of weeks.|
|Trent Boult is the Man of the Match.|
New Zealand won by 3 wickets.
Over 24.5 Iain Wardlaw bowls it short of length to DL Vettori, Boundary! Goes back and looks to pull it across the line, closes the bat face early, gets a thick leading edge and the ball flies to the third man fence.
Over 24.4 Iain Wardlaw bowls a back of length delivery to AF Milne, 1 run, gets back in the crease and run it down to third-man.
Over 24.3 Iain Wardlaw bowls a good length delivery to AF Milne, no runs, gets forward and defends it to mid-off.
Over 24.2 Iain Wardlaw bowls a pitched up delivery to DL Vettori, 1 run, leans forward and clips it to deep square leg.
Over 24.1 Iain Wardlaw bowls it short of length to DL Vettori, 2 runs, goes deep in the crease and pulls it to deep mid-wicket.
End of Over 24 (9 runs) New Zealand 138/7
AF Milne 0/1 JH Davey 7-0-40-3
DL Vettori 1/1
Over 23.6 JH Davey bowls a good length delivery to AF Milne, no runs, comes on to the front foot and blocks it to the off-side.
Over 23.5 JH Davey bowls a good length delivery to DL Vettori, 1 run, gets forward and works it off the pads to deep square leg.
Over 23.4 JH Davey to L Ronchi, out Caught by Gardiner!! This is almost comical by New Zealand! It was a shortish ball from Davey, Ronchi gets back and pulls, finds the man at deep mid-wicket to perfection. Ronchi c Gardiner b Davey 12(10)
Over 23.3 JH Davey bowls a pitched up delivery to L Ronchi, Boundary! Leans forward and flicks it to the deep mid-wicket fence, just beats the fielder and goes through.
Over 23.2 JH Davey to Corey Anderson, out Caught by Iain Wardlaw!! Anderson picks this one from his pads and flicks it in the air, ends up top-edging it to fine leg. Wardlaw does well to judge the catch and snaffle it in front of the rope. Corey Anderson c Iain Wardlaw b Davey 11(16)
Over 23.1 JH Davey bowls a pitched up delivery to Corey Anderson, Boundary! Leans forward nicely and flicks it between mid-wicket and mid-on to take New Zealand closer to victory.
End of Over 23 (7 runs) New Zealand 129/5
L Ronchi 8/8 Iain Wardlaw 9-1-49-3
Corey Anderson 7/14
Over 22.6 Iain Wardlaw bowls it short of length to L Ronchi, Boundary! Goes on the back foot and slaps it to the deep backward point fence.
Over 22.5 Iain Wardlaw bowls a good length delivery to L Ronchi, no runs, gets forward and defends it to the off-side.
Over 22.4 Iain Wardlaw bowls it short of length to L Ronchi, 2 runs, gets forward and cuts it towards square third man, where the fielder dives near the rope and cuts it off.
Over 22.3 Iain Wardlaw bowls a pitched up delivery to L Ronchi, no runs, gets forward and jams it back to the bowler, who mock throws it at Ronchi.