Match Details

AUS vs NZ 3rd ODI, AUS vs NZ 2022

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Australia won by 25 runs 🏆
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47th Over:
= 1
48th Over:
= 1
Last Over:
= 6
This Over:
= 5

Player of the Match

Steve Smith
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Steve Smith Jersy
8 (9)0 (1)1 0 0 0 88.89 0.00
P'ship : 0(1)
Last Wkt :   Lockie Ferguson 4(11)
BowlerM Starc
3-609.5 6.10
NZNZ - 2nd Innings
10 Over 4156
15 Over 7671
20 Over 9283
25 Over 104106
30 Over 130122
35 Over 147161
AUSAUS - 1st Innings
10 Over 4119
20 Over 5257
30 Over 106106
35 Over 139135
40 Over 162176
50 Over 263267


Inn 1
Inn 2
Well that's all from us folks! Thank you for joining us for this incredible encounter! I am Anirudh, signing off on behalf of my co-commentators Hitesh and Tugral, and our scorer/analyst Dushyant! See you on the next one! 
And Aaron Finch for one last time as Australia's ODI Captain and Player celebrates the series win with this team mates! 
Aaron Finch (Australia Captain): "The teamwork of Steve and Marnus was outstanding, and it was fantastic to reach 260 after one of the sluggish starts. We have bowled well, and everyone has contributed. Pretty good; happy that I no longer desire to field 50 overs. I will always be grateful to my family for all they have sacrificed to help me achieve everything I have. It's a rapid turnaround because we have a picture shoot in Sydney tomorrow and travel to India the following day. There are just so many people I want to thank for supporting me ever since club cricket. My wife and kids have stuck by me through all of my ups and downs, and I couldn't be more grateful. I'll always be appreciative of them."
Kane Williamson(New Zealand Captain): "Slightly improved but Australia showed their quality. They deserve the series they played exceptionally well, for us there were glimpses where we were good, but it's frustrating. We need to get used to the conditions. Today we have learned a lot from Australia.Special congratulations to the Finch for exceptional service to ODI cricket."
Steve Smith | Player of the Match & Series: "You always want to contribute to the team and their success. It was nice to contribute a few today, it was difficult at the start, but it got easier, it was also nice to have a few partnerships in the middle. I've always liked batting freely and I have enjoyed that. Aaron Finch has been huge to this team over the past 10 years, he is one hell of a cricketer and he should be very proud of himself."
Time for the post match presentation. 
Aaron Finch leads his team walking back to the pavilion🙌. Aaron Finch heads back and greets his family members as he gets a standing ovation from the crowd. He had an Illustrious ODI career, he scored 5406 runs in his 146 matches with an average of 38.89.
AUSTRALIA WHITE WASH NEW ZEALAND IN THE 3-MATCH ODI SERIES! A game that went down to the wire but resulted in elation for Aaron Finch and massive disappointment for Kane Williamson. 

Aaron Finch's last ever innings in ODI cricket was an underwhelming one with the inswinging length delivery being the culprit again. Josh Inglis too lost his wicket early as Australia found themselves reeling after 5.4 overs. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne then took the matters into their own hands, as the eccentric batters stitched together a partnership of 118 runs with Marnus going on to smash a half-century while Steve Smith ended up with his 12th ODI Ton. 

Late innings charge from Alex Carey and Cameron Green saw Australia cross the 265 run-mark and put up a total of 267/5 from their 50 overs. Trent Boult was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up 2/25 from his full quota of 10 overs while Southee, Ferguson, and Santner chipped in with one wicket each. 

The chase kicked off in dominant fashion for the Kiwis with Finn Allen and Devon Conway scoring at a decent pace to establish an opening partnership of 49 runs before Devon Conway lost his wicket to a close catch from Steve Smith. Soon after that Australia started picking up wickets at regular intervals as all batters got off to start but failed to get beyond Phillips' high score of 47 runs off 53 balls. 

Sean Abbott was the pick of the bowlers for the Kangaroos as his tight bowling stopped the flow of runs and even picked up 2 wickets to add to that. Cameron Green too picked up crucial wickets of Finn Allen and Jimmy Neesham to ensure Kiwis never got their feet cemented in the chase. While Mitchell Starc did the clean-up job at the end to pick up 3/60 from 9.5 overs. 

In the end, Aaron Finch got a perfect farewell gift with a 3-0 series win! All the best to him in other formats and the beginning of life in retirement! 

Kane Williamson on the other hand will go back to his drawing board along with his coaching staff to identify the kinks that led to a disappointing series loss for New Zealand. 
49.5 M Starc to T Boult
W In the air and taken!!! New Zealand are bundled out for 242 runs!!! Australia have whitewashed the series by 3-0!! Fuller length delivery on the middle stump line, a slower on this time, Boult clears the front leg and tries to hoick it over the bowler's head but doesn't time it well the ball sails up in the air the, the man at deep point runs forward and takes the catch.
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  • RUNS191
  • SR78.00
  • AVG9.00
49.4 M Starc to L Ferguson
W BOWLED EM!!! Yorker on the middle stump line, angling into the batter, Ferguson shuffles across and tries to whip it on the leg side but the ball sneaks in and rattles the timber!!! New Zealand are 9 down for 242 runs!!!
49.3 M Starc to L Ferguson
2 Good length delivery on the middle stump line, Ferguson clips it towards deep mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.120kph.
49.2 M Starc to T Southee
1 Pitched up on the off-stump line, Southee drills it towards long-off for a single.137kph.
49.1 M Starc to T Southee
2 Round the wicket, Fuller length delivery on the middle stump line, Southee hits it uppishly towards long-off.121kph.
New Zealand
Lockie Ferguson
Tim Southee
Sean Anthony Abbott
48.6 Abbott to L Ferguson
0 Back of the length delivery again a bit slower one, Ferguson misses the pull and gets it on his chest.
48.5 Abbott to T Southee
1 Short delivery on the off-stump line, Southee pulls it towards deep mid-wicket region for a single.114kph.