New Zealand tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Commentary

Trans-Tasman Trophy - 1st Test

Australia v New Zealand

Australia won by 149 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

59.5

Southee to Johnson, no run, bangs it in short to the left hander, packed off side field for him

59.6

Southee to Johnson, no run, pitches outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper

Australia 160/8   MG Johnson 0* (2b)

61.1

Southee to Johnson, no run, comes over the wicket, it lands outside off and he shoulders arms

61.2

Southee to Johnson, 1 leg bye, strays on the pads and he clips it away close to the hips to the on side for a single

Australia 161/8   MG Johnson 0* (4b)

63.1

Martin to Johnson, no run, comes over the wicket, bangs it outside the off stump and he shoulders arms

63.2

Martin to Johnson, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and comes back in, he gets behind the line and defends

63.3

Martin to Johnson, no run, gets across to the off stump and taps it softly back down the pitch

63.4

Martin to Johnson, no run, doesn't really exert himself much, lands outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper

63.5

Martin to Johnson, no run, doesn't offer a stroke again outside the off stump but he gets better carry to the keeper, the swing is still missing though

63.6

Martin to Johnson, no run, adjusts to a much fuller length and Johnson is solid in defense as he pats it back down the pitch

Australia 168/8   MG Johnson 0* (10b)

65.2

Martin to Johnson, 1 run, drifts towards his pads again, he nudges it to fine leg

65.5

Martin to Johnson, FOUR, short and wide outside off and the invitation is there to free his arms, Johnson meets the ball high on the body and carves it over fourth slip, Clarke applauds that shot

65.6

Martin to Johnson, no run, angled in towards the body, he closes the face of the bat and turns it towards midwicket

Australia 182/8   MG Johnson 5* (13b 1x4)

66.2

Vettori to Johnson, no run, gets back and across to the arm ball and pats it away

66.3

Vettori to Johnson, OUT, Dan's the Man of the Moment, he lands the arm ball outside off and the ball kicks up off a good length, Johnson had to play at it and the edge goes high to Taylor at first slip

MG Johnson c Taylor b Vettori 5 (30m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Australia 183/9   MG Johnson 5 (15b 1x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide - Nov 28-Dec 1, 2008
Australia won by an innings and 62 runs
Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane - Nov 20-23, 2008
Australia won by 149 runs
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