A marvellous spell from Doug Bracewell and very ordinary batting display by Australia gave chance to New Zealand to seal there first ever dramatic and momentous seven- run victory in Hobart, first ever on these shores since 1985.
241 was the target given by New Zealand and it was guided well by David Warner initially, but Bracewell removed Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey on score of 159 and suddenly Australia were 5 for 173 at lunch, and after resumption of lunch remaining five got out with just the addition of 60 runs. All in all, it was a rare collapse of 8 for 74, Warner was left alone on 123 when the last man, Nathan Lyon, was bowled by Bracewell.
David Warner has been given Man of the match award for his fighting 123 but he couldn’t save the match for Australia. James Pattinson has been awarded Man of the Series for his exceptional bowling in the whole series . The series between Australia and New Zealand has been tied with this match result in favour of New Zealand.
Quick Score Summary is as under:
New Zealand 150 (Brownlie 56, Pattinson 5-51) and 226 (Taylor 56, Lyon 3-25) beat Australia 136 (Bracewell 3-20, Boult 3-29) and 233 (Warner 123*, Bracewell 6-40) by seven runs