Player of the Match (Mitchell Marsh): Pleased to get the win at the start of the series. We were disappointed to lose 0-3 to South Africa. We were pumped to get out here and win today. It was not a 300 wicket. The opening partnership set us up beautifully.
Kane Williamson: It was a tough wicket. They had an above-par score. That opening partnership gave them a very competitive total. Australia were too good today, tough outing for us. We had to be a bit more tight with our lines and extend partnerships with the bat. The spinners did well and slowed things down in the middle overs.
Aaron Finch: It was a crucial toss to win on a dry surface. We bowled well in the powerplay and restricted New Zealand. We both had to adjust to the slowness of the wicket. You had to pick your moments on this wicket.
Australia won by 71 runs
Over 40.6 Pat Cumminsbowls a good length deliveryto Trent Boult,out Caught and Bowled!!Boult went for a heave. Top edge, it's a skier, Cummins calls for it, runs forward and completes the catch.
Over 40.5 Pat Cumminsbowls a good length deliveryto Trent Boult, no run, gets forward and blocks it down the pitch back to the bowler.
Over 40.4 Pat Cumminsbowls a good length deliveryto Ish Sodhi,1 run, gets forward and flicks it through backward square leg and picks up a single.
Over 40.3 Pat Cumminsbowls it short of lengthto Trent Boult,1 run, backs away in the crease and steers it down to the third man.
Over 40.2 Pat Cumminsbowls it short of lengthto Trent Boult, Boundary! Shuffles across on the back foot and pulls it down to the deep mid-wicket fence for four.
Over 40.1 Pat Cumminsbowls a good length deliveryto Ish Sodhi,1 run, opens the face of the bat and guides to the third man.
End of Over 40 (7 runs) New Zealand 180/9
Lockie Ferguson 1/7 Mitchell Marsh 7-0-29-3 Ish Sodhi 12/14