Australia v New Zealand 2008-09

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Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Crowe calls for New Zealand clean-out

Dec 2, 2008: Martin Crowe has called for a complete overhaul of the way New Zealand are managed after an innings loss in Adelaide that he described as "our worst moment in Test cricket"

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Nielsen warns South Africa over 'cheap' talk

Dec 2, 2008: Australia and South Africa are incapable of competing without pre-series bluster but Tim Nielsen, the Australia coach, has said Graeme Smith's men face an enormous task to back up their words with on-field success

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

The perfect No. 11

Dec 1, 2008: There are No.11s who have been known for their incompetence with the bat, but Chris Martin's lack of skill is legendary

S Rajesh

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Vettori seeks more application from batsmen

Dec 1, 2008: It's a huge contrast between the New Zealand captain and his Australian counterpart, Ricky Ponting. A disappointing loss in the two-Test series has seen New Zealand slip to eighth on the ICC Test rankings, while Australia have received the perfect impetus

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Plays of the day

Ducks of the day

Dec 1, 2008: Plays of the day for the fourth day of the second Test between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Lee regains his spark

Dec 1, 2008: An in-form Lee is essential for Australia to succeed in their contests against South Africa and England in the next nine months and his average of two wickets per Test in India was a worrying return

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Lee floors overawed New Zealand to seal series win

Dec 1, 2008: Brett Lee was responsible for another disastrous performance from New Zealand as Australia stormed to an innings win

The Bulletin by Peter English

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

'We're way behind now' - O'Brien

Nov 30, 2008: Two dropped catches by Daniel Flynn and Daniel Vettori cost New Zealand dearly, as Australia piled up 535 in the second innings of the second Test in Adelaide.

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

'Haddin deserves the rewards' - Clarke

Nov 30, 2008: Two centuries, in albeit contrasting styles, were the highlights on the third day at Adelaide as Brad Haddin and Michael Clarke took Australia to a commanding position against New Zealand

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Haddin delivers under pressure

Nov 30, 2008: It was an innings full of fortune and flair, bravado and borrowed time, but most importantly for Brad Haddin it was an innings crammed with runs

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

What's the story, grumpy Vettori?

Nov 30, 2008: Plays of the third day between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Haddin arrives with 169 as Australia rule

Nov 30, 2008: Brad Haddin found himself as a Test player during an entertaining 169 that swept the match from New Zealand and confirmed his international future

The Bulletin by Peter English

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Need to stick with our top order - McCullum

Nov 29, 2008: \The Test has started to slip away from New Zealand but Brendon McCullum hopes that at least their inexperienced line-up has learnt from the series so far

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Hussey plays the percentages, and the field

Nov 29, 2008: Michael Hussey has become so good at stabilising potentially worrying situations that he could get a job straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

An unwanted record, and blogging bouncers

Nov 29, 2008: Plays of the day for Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Hussey and Ponting set up Australia

Nov 29, 2008: Michael Hussey and Ricky Ponting produced contrasting half-centuries on a day when Australia continued to control the second Test

The Bulletin by Peter English

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, 1st day

Redmond optimistic about NZ nearing 500

Nov 28, 2008: While ruing his poor judgment while batting, the batsman was confident that Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum, the not-out batsmen, would help New Zealand post a total close to 500 in the first innings of the second Test against Australia in Adelaide

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

No tea but more boycott

Nov 28, 2008: Plays of the day for the first day of the second Test between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

Spinners struggle in revolving-door policy

Nov 28, 2008: Nathan Hauritz became the sixth specialist spinner Australia have used in Tests this year and his chaotic first day at work highlighted how unpredictable life is for his type in this country

Brydon Coverdale at the Adelaide Oval

Australia v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

Costly mistakes loosen New Zealand's grip

Nov 28, 2008: New Zealand's top and middle orders wasted their opportunity with a rash of loose shots on the way to 6 for 262 at stumps

The Bulletin by Peter English
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