Hobart, January 14:
Australia produced some brilliant fielding as they thrashed New Zealand by 105 runs to remain unbeaten in the triangular one-day series on Sunday.
New Zealand were boosted by a Shane Bond hat-trick and Ross Taylorâ€™s 84 before a late collapse chasing the home sideâ€™s 289-8. The Kiwis were right in contention when Taylor and Peter Fulton (37) were together, before losing their last seven wickets for 23 to finish on 184. It was a disappointing end for the Kiwis, whose tight bowling had restricted Australia until Symonds and Cameron White (45) hit out in the closing overs.
Man-of-the-match Andrew Symonds hit 69 to boost Australiaâ€™s total. Bond claimed New Zealandâ€™s second ever one-day international hat-trick in the final over. Bond removed White, Symonds and Nathan Bracken to emulate Danny Morrisonâ€™s feat against India in 1994. Bond also dismissed Michael Clarke (33) to finish with 4-61 while rookie seamer Mark Gillespie took 2-50. Gillespie removed Matthew Hayden (27) to end an 83-run opening stand before dismissing Ricky Ponting (10). But Symonds batted with more caution than normal against some tight bowling before hitting out late on, reaching his 69 from 70 balls.