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Summary

  1. Australia win tri-series final
  2. Rain ends play: Aus needed 30 off 32
  3. Short 50 (30), Warner 25 (23)
  4. NZ 150-9: Taylor 43*, Munro 29
  5. Agar 3-27, Richardson 2-30, Tye 2-30
  6. England failed to qualify for final

Live Reporting

By Jack Skelton and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    The New Zealand-England ODI series should also see the return of Ben Stokes, continuing the biggest story in English cricket over the winter.

    Trevor Bayliss has suggested the first ODI might be too soon for Stokes. But who knows? Join us on Sunday to find out.

    For now, farewell and thanks for reading.

    Ben Stokes
  2. Post update

    James Taylor

    Ex-England batsman on Test Match Special

    New Zealand have been in exceptional form, and so have England, so it makes for a juicy match-up in the one-day series. I love watching England play - and I hope they play the same brand of cricket.

  3. Post update

    Such is the busy nature of international cricket, our focus must quickly turn to England's five-match ODI series against New Zealand.

    The first match is at Hamilton on Sunday, starting at 01:00 GMT.

    England will be looking to move on from a poor T20 series and find the form that saw them beat world champions Australia in the ODI series before.

  4. Post update

    Jamie Lillywhite's report of Australia's Twenty20 tri-series victory is building here.

    And you can look at the full scorecard here.

  5. Post update

    The only sour note for Australia is that Chris Lynn suffered a dislocated shoulder while fielding.

    Chris Lynn
  6. Maxwell named player of the series

  7. Post update

    Warner also said he has to be up at 4.30am (in about five and a half hours time over there) to fly to South Africa for the four-Test series, which starts on 1 March.

    The international cricket calendar is brutal.

  8. 'I couldn't be prouder'

    Australia captain David Warner: "We played superb cricket throughout the series. I asked the guys to be clinical and execute all their skills and I can't complain. They've been absolutely amazing.

    "In the last 18-24 months they've talked about us not taking this format too seriously by resting our guys, but they've come out of Big Bash in superb form here and I couldn't be prouder of them.

    "It proves the great depth we have in Australia cricket. The clarity and role these guys play in BIg Bash, there's no reason they can't do it in international cricket."

    David Warner
  9. 'Another 20 runs would have been competitive'

    New Zealand captain Kane Williamson: "Australia have been outstanding throughout this campaign - they deserved to win. We weren't able to get that momentum in this series.

    "The pitch was quite different from the game before. Perhaps we thought we needed a few more. If we had another 20 out there, it would have been competitive."

    On the ODI series against England which starts on Sunday: "It will be a tough series. England have just been over the ditch and played some really good cricket, so we know we'll have to be at our best in Hamilton."

    Kane Williamson
  10. Post update

    So victory here should take Australia above Pakistan to top of the international T20 rankings.

    A fearsome top five, smart seam bowlers and an excellent spin option in Ashton Agar - Australia could well be favourites for the T20 World Cup on home soil in 2020 if they keep this side together.

  11. How good are Australia?

    James Taylor

    Ex-England batsman on Test Match Special

    They are such a versatile side. They are as dynamic as you get.

  12. Post update

    Man of the match Ashton Agar, who took 3-27 for Australia: "It was a little bit tougher for the batters out there tonight. Your length has to be perfect.

    "You need a sighter out there - it was my first time here the other night and I couldn't believe how small the ground was.

    "This has been the most enjoyable tour for me. We all get along and we gel really well."

    Ashton Agar
  13. How good are Australia?

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    This team have the perfect T20 combination - it's a mark of how good the Big Bash is. They've got everything you want from a bowling perspective and they've got a stack of powerhouses with the bat.

  14. Post update

    So a pretty damp end to an underwhelming series.

    No arguments at all with the champions though - Australia have been immense throughout the Twenty20 tri-series, not least in that sublime record run chase against New Zealand last time out.

    Unfortunately the final could not emulate that at all, but Australia bowled cannily to restrict New Zealand to just 150 and D'Arcy Short's quickfire 50 ensured they got on top in the chase.

  15. Post update

    Just crunching the numbers - Australia have beaten New Zealand by 19 runs on the DLS method.

    Despite batting second, when the rain forces the match to be abandoned it goes down to Australia's runs scored and they were 19 ahead of the required total after 14.4 overs.

    Australia
  16. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    The boos are ringing round Eden Park.

  17. MATCH ABANDONED - AUSTRALIA WIN

    Oh. Hang on. They've called it off, despite the covers having been removed.

    Australia were well ahead on the DLS method when the rain returned and, with no further play possible, they claim the Twenty20 tri-series.

  18. Post update

    Australia will go top of the international T20 rankings with victory here. They've played like the best team in the world in this series.

  19. Post update

    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    This rain break has worked much more in Australia's favour than New Zealand's.

  20. Post update

    The covers are off, the stumps are back in the ground, the crowd are busting a move and the umpires are having a natter.

    Cricket back on soon?