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

4.4

Martin to Ponting, no run, pitches slightly wide of the offstump and holds its line before reaching the keeper

4.5

Martin to Ponting, no run, just a little slower in pace but the line and length is the same, the ball moves to McCullum's left

4.6

Martin to Ponting, FOUR, eases in to the drive, Martin overpitches outside the off stumps and Ponting pushes it on the walk and beats the bowler and the vacant mid-off region

Australia 18/1   RT Ponting 4* (3b 1x4)

6.1

Martin to Ponting, no run, lands on a good length outside off and goes through straight to McCullum

6.2

Martin to Ponting, no run, pegs away outside the off stump and Ponting gets a big stride forward before shouldering arms

6.3

Martin to Ponting, no run, lands on a good length just wider outside off, same result as he gets forward and lets it go

6.4

Martin to Ponting, 1 leg bye, slides across the left hander and Ponting shapes to whip it down to square leg and nearly slips in his crease

Australia 23/2   RT Ponting 4* (7b 1x4)

7.1

Southee to Ponting, OUT, Ponting goes and Australia are in deep trouble! The extra bounce has Ponting all the sea, he bangs it short of a length on middle and gets it to move away late, Ponting is squared up as the ball rears up uncomfortably on his midriff, the ball lobs off the top of his bat and travels to How at second slip

RT Ponting c How b Southee 4 (14m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Australia 23/3   RT Ponting 4 (8b 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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