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New Zealand 219/7 (20 ov)
Australia 215/8 (20 ov)
New Zealand won by 4 runs.
Player of the match: Martin Guptill
That's all from us for now. For al those lazy lads who are just waking up, make sure to join us early next time for another cracker of a contest with the third T20 scheduled for Wednesday the 3rd of March. Along with Sooryanarayan Sesha, I have been Ankit Sharma bidding farewell! 
New Zealand on the other hand, are looking as solid as ever, they seem to have found the right combinations, the right roles to the right players and they have been impressive, and a lot of that credit goes to their skipper Kane Williamson. He has formed his team well, he is giving everyone chances, he's rotating bowlers nicely, he's using the batting depth to good use, basically he's been really good at using his resources. Guptill today showed his class, and showed everyone why the selectors still trust him. Sodhi and Jamieson had a bad outing today, but were backed by the others, with Santner and Boult being exceptional. Then there is someone called Jimmy Neesham, who silently has contributed with both bat and ball, performing outside the limelight, and backing his skipper's trust in him. With the bat he came out hitting the ball clean, for long sixes, helped his team reach to 219. With the ball again, he was given the finishers job, but this time he had to save runs and maybe take a wicket of Stoinis or Sams, but he barged in, got rid if both of them, and kept his calm to help his team over the finish line. New Zealand look good and have a well balanced combination, especially with two T20 World Cups coming back to back. If they keep up this momentum, they surely are the ones to watch out for. 
A contest that seemed pretty one sided with the way things were panning out for both the teams, but then arose two fearsome men, with only one thing on their mind, to smash the ball out of the park, and they did so in some style. Got this game back into action, brought their team right back into this game, but JUST fell short at the very end. Australia have done a brilliant job today to recover, although they have still lost the game, whether it be with a small margin, a loss is a loss. Stoinis and Sams dug them out, as the top order failed to provide any support barring Phillipe who had a decent outing today. But if things continue like this, the hopes of winning the T20 World Cup are bleak for the Aussies. Yes their main players are not playing, but that is no excuse to lose games constantly. They've won only one of their last five T20I's, three of them at home. Talking about the main team, Warner will slot in at the top but barring that, the middle order will not go through a lot of changes. Carey will slot in as keeper, and maybe Smith, but guys like Maxwell, Marsh, Agar need to play a bigger role. The bowlers can be blamed too till some extent but on a ground like this especially in this format, they are ought to take a beating. They have all been stars of the BBL and now need to perform at the international stage. Starc Cummins Hazlewood will not always be there to save the day. 
Kane Williamson: We had flashbacks there with them having chased a higher total previously. Fantastic partnership by Stoinis and Sams, really gave us the scare. I think you're always in the game on such grounds, with boundaries in, but we always aimed to pick up wickets along the way and one good over can turn things your way. The weather, the atmosphere has been great even the crowd been wonderful. The number of contributions are outstanding right from Martin to Mitch Santner, everyone's given their everything whether with their cameos or fielding, everyone's contributed their own way, and it was a great effort at the end. Lot of things to take from this game surely. The team is doing well, it's a team that's enthusiastic about growing and improving and we were up against a strong Aussie side, they showed their class as well. This is a great opportunity to challenge ourselves and get better each game. Incredible crowd and great to be here, fantastic game of cricket and a wonderful crowd too.
Aaron Finch: We got back incredibly well, and we did believe we had that game, incredible partnership between Stoinis and Sams. It was brilliant to get back from 16 an over but Trent bowled a brilliant 18th over to come back. Obviously its better to win, but a great effort by the lads.  Didn't think we bowled badly but Guptill went about his way hammering us and it was an overall great display of batting from both the sides. This is a brilliant ground to play cricket with their hospitality and the atmosphere here today has been wonderful. 
Martin Guptill: Little been cooked at the moment, nice to get runs but better to win obviously. Aussies always come back and Stoinis showed us his potential and gave a sensational performance to put on a fight. Minds been clear for a little bit, just things haven't gone my way for a while. Didn't really think about the score on the baord, with this format, runs can come from anywhere so wasn't really thinking about the score. Its great to have the supporters here enjoying themselves as well. 
Jimmy Neesham has shown nerves of steel in Dunedin today. He was given the responsibility to bowl the final over under immense pressure, but he's kept his cool and he's bowled aces. He's come through for his skipper and he's made sure New Zealand come out on top of this mind boggling contest. New Zealand win by 4 runs.
Over: 20 | Summary: W 0 0 6 W 4 Bowler: Jimmy Neesham Score: 215/8
19.6 James Neesham to Jhye Richardson, FOUR! Squirts this wide yorker in the gap and into the third man boundary! But its a case of too little, too late for Australia! New Zealand hang on and get home! As Ian Smith would say, "BY THE BAREST OF MARGINS!" 
Kane Richardson, right hand bat, comes to the crease. 
19.5 James Neesham to Marcus Stoinis, OUT! THIS IS THE GAME! Stoinis is gone! This was in the slot and Stoinis hit it a country-mile in the air and the fielder runs in from long-on and holds onto it. A terrific blitz has come to an end! Stoinis gets a standing ovation but alas, it won't be enough for his team
19.4 James Neesham to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! Pumps a full toss straight over mid-on for a six! This is going down to the wire! Everyone at the edge of their seats
19.3 James Neesham to Marcus Stoinis, no run, down the ground towards mid-on, Stoinis turns down the run and rightly so. Its all on him now
19.2 James Neesham to Marcus Stoinis, no run, down the leg, with the batsman expecting it to be called a wide, but hangs his head down in disappointment. 
Jhye Richardson, right hand bat, comes to the crease. 
19.1 James Neesham to Daniel Sams, OUT! He gets out to a rank full toss! Unbelievable! They check the height on this one but it is fine. Sams swings hard but not long and Phillips takes it safely at mid-on
James Neesham, into the attack. 
Australia have stormed back into this contest. At one point of time, they had a slim chance, but Stoinis has defied all odds and we are down to the wire. A final over clash, could even be a final ball clash on our hands. 15 needed from the final over. Pressure honestly on the hosts right now, because the Aussies have found them some rhythm with two well set batsmen on the crease who are smoking the ball over the ropes for fun. Jimmy Neesham for the final over, who has not bowled so far, what can he do here, he's done damage with the bat, can he inflict it with the ball too. 
Over: 19 | Summary: 1w 1 1 4 6 1 1 Bowler: Tim Southee Score: 205/6
18.6 Tim Southee to Daniel Sams, 1 run, into the blockhole and skewed away towards the off-side for a single. Its all happening out here in Dunedin! 15 needed off 6 now!
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