Mitch Marsh helped Australia square the trans-Tasman ODI series in Wellington, saving their blushes in tonight's four-wicket win over New Zealand.
Australia were outclassed in every facet of the game in a 159-run loss in Auckland last Wednesday, with a collapse of 5-8 particularly dire.
On Saturday, Marsh finished 69 not out as the visitors hauled in their target of 282 with 21 deliveries remaining.
AS IT HAPPENED:
9:34pm: And it's all over after Hastings finishes it off with successive fours. Near half-volley length, drilled ram-rod straight down the ground.
9:29pm: Australia now with just seven runs needed to win. Milne goes for six on his first ball of the over as Hastings gets to 40. 275/6 after 45.5 overs.
9:19pm: Australia cruising to victory now, needing just three runs an over to win. 261/6 after 43.3 overs.
9:10pm: Victory looks very unlikely for the hosts. Marsh (60) is steering the Aussies to victory. Elliott now comes back to bowl. 250/6 after 41 overs.
8:55pm: Pressure situation for NZ. Can they pull this off? Not if Marsh is allowed to continue like this. He took advantage of the width and crunched Milne off the front foot to the right of backward point for four. AUS 230/6 after 38 overs.
8:30pm: WOW! Wade sends it soaring over for a six but Milne somehow pulls off a stunning one-handed catch at the edge of the midwicket boundary. 199/6 after 34 overs.
8:18pm: DAVID WARNER GONE FOR 98! No century for Warner after Santner a big appeal for lbw is not given by umpire Billy Bowden. The review showed it arrowed in from round the wicket, striking the back pad. The tracker shows that it would smash the middle of middle stump. 193/5 after 31.2 overs.
8:08pm: By our reckoning NZ are one wicket behind at the moment. If they can get the wicket of Warner (93) in the next 5 they will be right on top. 181/4 after 29 overs.
7:48pm: GONE! Maxwell shapes to pull. He gets a thick inside edge that rebounds off pad and into the stumps. Boult flashes a big smile. 150/4 after 24.3 overs.
7:29pm: The Black Caps have two wickets. Steve Smith is OUT, caught behind off Henry. The next ball Bailey is OUT off Henry. Henry misses out on a hat-trick though.
7:19pm: Finally a wicket for the Black Caps. Khawaja is OUT caught and bowled Santner. 129/1 after 18 overs
7:14pm: The Black Caps are in trouble with Warner and Khawaja both on half centuries. 122/0 after 16 overs.
6:54pm: After 10 overs Australia are cruising on 77/0.
6:32pm: Warner and Khawaja have got Australia off to a solid start. Australia are on 37/0 after five overs.
5:30pm: The New Zealand innings is over. They scored 281/9
5:20pm: Milne loses his wicket followed by Henry. Hazelwood claims them both. NZ are 266/9 after 48.1 overs.
5:04pm: Anderson was dismissed in the 41st over. NZ are 239/7 after 44.1 overs.
4:42pm: New Zealand are now six wickets down after losing Ronchi for 19 runs. NZ are 201/6 after 39.3 overs.
4:07pm: New Zealand have lost two more wickets with Williamson going for 60 runs and Elliott out for 32 runs. NZ are 164/5 after 31.2 overs.
3:53pm: Williamson is Elliott are cruising along nicely. The Black Caps are on 140/3 after 27 overs.
3:15pm: New Zealand are now three wickets down after Guptill (31) and Nicholls (4) depart. NZ are 95/3 after 17.5 overs.
2:42pm: Back in the changing rooms McCullum would've been able to see the horse he part owns, son of Maher, win the Dunedin Guineas. NZ are 57/1 after 10 overs.
2:20pm: Brendon McCullum is OUT. Bowled by Boland. He goes after scoring 28 runs off 12 balls.
1:35pm: Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum has won the toss and has elected to bat first. NZ 36/1 off 5.2 overs.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (C), Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.
Australia: Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Steven Smith (C), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, John Hastings, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Josh Hazlewood.