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

33.5

Martin to Symonds, no run, bangs it in short and he gets a wake up call, he manages to sway away

33.6

Martin to Symonds, no run, slides towards the body, he tucks it off his hips

Australia 96/4   A Symonds 0* (2b)

34.6

Elliott to Symonds, no run, driven back to the bowler

Australia 97/4   A Symonds 0* (3b)

35.5

Martin to Symonds, no run, good length on off and middle, he defends back to the bowler

35.6

Martin to Symonds, no run, full outside off and driven to cover

Australia 98/4   A Symonds 0* (5b)

37.1

Martin to Symonds, no run, this one swings down the leg side, Symonds tries to glance and doesn't get anything on it

37.2

Martin to Symonds, no run, a little inswing, Symonds defends

37.3

Martin to Symonds, 3 runs, a big cheer from the Gabba crowd as Symonds cuts this one forward of point, Ryder makes a good chase and flicks it back in to just save the boundary

Australia 101/4   A Symonds 3* (8b)

38.1

Elliott to Symonds, no run, gets plenty of away swing, he gets forward and pushes it away

38.2

Elliott to Symonds, no run, and Symonds nearly had the marching orders! He poked at a beautiful away swinger looked back after the ball beat him, no edge and McCullum knew how close that was

38.3

Elliott to Symonds, no run, tucks a good length ball back down the pitch to mid-on

38.4

Elliott to Symonds, no run, short and there's an invitation to cut, Symonds ends up chopping it towards point

38.5

Elliott to Symonds, no run, gets behind the line to a good length ball and defends back to the bowler

38.6

Elliott to Symonds, no run, gets across his stumps and shoulders arms

Australia 101/4   A Symonds 3* (14b)

40.1

Elliott to Symonds, no run, Elliott continues to impress with his swing, drifts away nicely outside off

40.2

Elliott to Symonds, no run, pitches outside off and seams away, he gets his front pad across and shoulders arms

40.3

Elliott to Symonds, no run, gets another healthy stride across and defends to the off side

40.4

Elliott to Symonds, 1 run, this time he angles it towards the body and clips it behind square on the on side

Australia 102/4   A Symonds 4* (18b)

42.1

Elliott to Symonds, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, he pushes it to midwicket

42.2

Elliott to Symonds, no run, slides down the leg side, too wide for Symonds to get some wood or glove on it

42.3

Elliott to Symonds, no run, full in length outside off, he gets forward and drives to cover

42.4

Elliott to Symonds, FOUR, brute force there and the innings was crying out for a shot like that, he overpitches it outside off, Symonds gets under it and scoops it high over mid-off

42.5

Elliott to Symonds, FOUR, now he strays on the pads and he works it away down to fine leg, he places it well as the fielder is too square

42.6

Elliott to Symonds, FOUR, That's the Symonds of the old, welcome back Roy! Elliott bangs it in short, he swivels, picks the length early and clubs it high over square leg, that's three consecutive fours

Australia 121/4   A Symonds 16* (24b 3x4)

44.1

Vettori to Symonds, no run, lands outside off and goes through straight to McCullum, gets good bounce

44.2

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, just fractionally short on off stump and he rocks back and cuts to cover

44.4

Vettori to Symonds, no run, defended to the on side

44.5

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, good length outside off and cut to deep cover

Australia 124/4   A Symonds 18* (28b 3x4)

45.1

O'Brien to Symonds, no run, bangs in the bouncer and that sails over Symonds' arched back

45.2

O'Brien to Symonds, no run, Was that dropped? Can't tell for sure, Symonds clubs a short ball and the ball goes straight to Redmond at short midwicket

45.3

O'Brien to Symonds, 7 runs, Now Symonds clubs another short ball from outside off, the ball just falls short of the rope at deep midwicket and they run four, worse for N there are four overthrows as well as the ball beats the keeper. Due to scoring issues the ball is being scored as 7 runs for the moment. It's complicated and I really can't explain why

45.4

O'Brien to Symonds, 1 run

45.5

O'Brien to Symonds, OUT, what a dramatic over! O'Brien pitches it just a shade outside off and gets Symonds to poke at it, the edge is taken and O'Brien is really pumped up in his celebration

A Symonds c †McCullum b O'Brien 26 (54m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 78.78

Australia 132/5   A Symonds 26 (33b 3x4)
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