The Black Caps faced off against Australia on Saturday in a match that everybody was looking forward to. The Black Caps have improved a lot since their last game against Australia back in 2011 and this game was always going to be an exciting clash of two very good cricket teams.
Australia batted first and got off to a fast start thanks to Aaron Finch but when he was bowled by Tim Southee the Black Caps took control. Daniel Vettori came on to bowl very early thanks to a brave decision from captain Brendon McCullum and it worked as Vettori slowed the Aussies down and built some pressure.
Trent Boult was the key man for the Black Caps though as he swung the ball and bowled with good pace. He took 5 wickets for only 27 runs off his 10 overs and the Black Caps took Australia by storm bowling them out for 151.
Brad Haddin was the best batsman for Australia with 43 which helped the Australians get a total that they could try and defend.
The Black Caps had the advantage after shocking the Aussies and when Brendon McCullum started to hit sixes easily, we all thought the Black Caps would win easily.
However that was not the case as the Australians fought back bravely with Mitchell Starc producing a beautiful spell of bowling. He took 6 wickets for 26 runs off 9 overs to give the Australians hope of a massive come back win.
Very quickly the Black Caps were 9 wickets down and the Australians were on top. Thankfully the Black Caps only needed to get a few more runs to win and Trent Boult had to survive a few more balls from Starc as Kane Williamson was at the other end.
Boult managed to not get out and then it was Williamson's turn. Williamson hit a six straight down the ground and the big Eden Park crowd started to celebrate.