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

0.1

Martin to Hayden, no run, starts off with a full delivery moving away, Hayden shapes to leave it initially but half heartedly pushes it away towards cover point

0.2

Martin to Hayden, FOUR, that will ease the pressure off Hayden, he overpitches on the offstump and Hayden softly pushes it through the line and beats mid-off comfortably, good timing

0.3

Martin to Hayden, no run, bowls a better length and Hayden shoulders arms outside off

0.4

Martin to Hayden, no run, continues with the same good length outside the off stump and McCullum takes it close to his face, that's a good bounce

0.5

Martin to Hayden, no run, adjusts the line to middle and off and gets nice away movement from the left hander, McCullum has to move to his left to take that

0.6

Martin to Hayden, no run, persists with the same line and length, this time the keeper takes it above his face

Australia 4/0   ML Hayden 4* (6b 1x4)

1.3

Southee to Hayden, no run, very well bowled, pitches on off stump on a good length and comes in and sails just over the stumps, Hayden does well to let it go

1.4

Southee to Hayden, no run, hits a good length outside off and moves away this time, lets it go

1.5

Southee to Hayden, no run, gets some solid wood on that and pushes it down towards mid-on

1.6

Southee to Hayden, no run, hits the deck outside the offstump, he gets nicely behind the line and pushes it back to the bowler

Australia 5/0   ML Hayden 4* (10b 1x4)

2.5

Martin to Hayden, no run, pitches on off and middle and moves away, there;s good carry to the keeper

2.6

Martin to Hayden, no run, that squares him up completely, lands just short of a length on middle and leg and shapes away, Hayden is forced to hang his bat out and the ball sneaks past him, best ball of the day so far surely

Australia 6/0   ML Hayden 4* (12b 1x4)

3.3

Southee to Hayden, no run, well bowled and a very good leave, pitches around the offstump and comes in a fraction

3.4

Southee to Hayden, no run, this was just slightly further away from the off stump, same result as Hayden lets it go

3.5

Southee to Hayden, FOUR, overpitches outside the offstump and Hayden gets forward and drives square, maintains good balance and beats the gap between gully and point, the ball races past the practice pitches

3.6

Southee to Hayden, OUT, lazy waft by Hayden and he pays the price, Southee lands it on a good length on offstump and the ball holds its line importantly, Hayden hangs his bat out half heartedly (probably expecting it to move away) and the outside edge travels quickly to Taylor at first slip, he falls to his right and takes it easily

ML Hayden c Taylor b Southee 8 (18m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 13/1   ML Hayden 8 (16b 2x4)
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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