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

6.5

Martin to Hussey, no run, full and angling in on middle and off, he tries to work it to the on side but ends up playing it with a straight bat right back to the bowler

6.6

Martin to Hussey, no run, holds the length back outside the off stump and Hussey lets it go

Australia 23/2   MEK Hussey 0* (2b)

8.1

Martin to Hussey, no run, pitches outside off and there's good lateral movement away from the left hander

8.2

Martin to Hussey, no run, teases him with a full delivery outside off, Hussey tries to push at the ball but suddenly withdraws the shot

8.3

Martin to Hussey, no run, holds the length back outside off, he shoulders arms

8.4

Martin to Hussey, 2 runs, strays close to the leg side and he softly works it in front of fine leg and takes off fast, that allows the second run

8.5

Martin to Hussey, no run, pitches around the off stump and shapes across him, well left

8.6

Martin to Hussey, 1 run, bowls at his pads and swings inwards, he opens the face of the bat and pushes it down to midwicket

Australia 26/3   MEK Hussey 3* (8b)

9.1

Southee to Hussey, no run, pitches just a shade outside off and comes back in, shows good judgement in letting it go

9.2

Southee to Hussey, no run, holds the length back on off stump, he gets back and defends back to the bowler

9.3

Southee to Hussey, FOUR, swings in late towards the pads and Hussey manages to whip it away forcefully despite slipping at the crease, Martin at fine leg has no chance

9.4

Southee to Hussey, no run, lands outside off, he lets it go

9.5

Southee to Hussey, no run, bowls a very teasing line outside the off stump, pitches it a little full and draws Hussey on the forward prod, that beats the bat

9.6

Southee to Hussey, 2 runs, angled on the pads and he tucks it wide of square leg

Australia 32/3   MEK Hussey 9* (14b 1x4)

10.4

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, bow he bowls fuller to Hussey, he gets forward to drive, the ball moves off the seam and Hussey mistimes the shot

10.5

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, holds the length back, he gets behind the line and defends

10.6

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, 132.8 kph, lands on middle and leg, he opens the face of the bat and works it back to the bowler

Australia 33/3   MEK Hussey 9* (17b 1x4)

11.2

Southee to Hussey, 1 run, pushes it with soft hands in front of cover and takes off very quickly, these singles will help Australia

Australia 35/3   MEK Hussey 10* (18b 1x4)

12.1

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, pushed back to the bowler

12.2

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, beaten for pace there, Hussey shapes to work it to the on side but the ball skids through and raps him high on the hip

12.3

O'Brien to Hussey, 2 runs, gets a touch forward and pushes it wide of cover

12.4

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, full outside off and he works it to the off side

12.5

O'Brien to Hussey, 3 runs, full on the pads and Hussey yells 'two' as soon as he flicks it away, the ball beats mid-on and they pick up three

Australia 46/3   MEK Hussey 15* (23b 1x4)

13.5

Southee to Hussey, 1 run, gets forward to a full delivery and sets off quickly after tapping it in front of cover with soft hands

Australia 55/3   MEK Hussey 16* (24b 1x4)

14.1

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, good length delivery on the middle stump, Hussey gets onto the back foot and tucks it to midwicket

14.2

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, outside the off and wide enough not to demand Hussey's attention

14.3

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, outside the off stump, Hussey comes forward and covers the swing as he pushes it to cover

14.4

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, fuller outside the off stump, left alone by Hussey

14.5

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, outside the off stump, swinging away. Hussey gets an edge to second slip but it doesn't carry

14.6

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, beaten outside the off stump, pitches on a good length and moves away

Australia 55/3   MEK Hussey 16* (30b 1x4)

15.4

Martin to Hussey, no run, pitches on off stump and comes in very slightly, he safely shoulders arms

15.5

Martin to Hussey, no run, stays back at the crease and steers it towards point, he turns down the single

15.6

Martin to Hussey, no run, pitches outside off and Martin doesn't get any lateral movement, safely left alone

Australia 56/3   MEK Hussey 16* (33b 1x4)

17.4

Martin to Hussey, no run, now he fires in the yorker, probably his most threatening delivery today, Hussey just manages to dig it out

17.5

Martin to Hussey, no run, lands this one on a good length outside off and comes in with the angle, he shoulders arms

17.6

Martin to Hussey, no run, slower delivery, comes in with the angle and he pushes it down towards mid-off

Australia 58/3   MEK Hussey 16* (36b 1x4)

18.6

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, lands outside off, he shoulders arms

Australia 59/3   MEK Hussey 16* (37b 1x4)

19.5

Martin to Hussey, no run, pitches it in a good length outside off and Hussey taps it towards cover, he yells out loud and turns down any thoughts of a run

19.6

Martin to Hussey, no run, lands it outside off and he safely negotiates it by shouldering arms

Australia 60/3   MEK Hussey 16* (39b 1x4)

21.1

Southee to Hussey, 3 runs, misdirects the swing on the pads and he knocks it away with ease wide of midwicket

Australia 63/3   MEK Hussey 19* (40b 1x4)

22.1

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, bangs it in on a good length outside off and cramps him for room, he does well to shoulder arms

22.2

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, makes him play by drawing him forward on the forward defensive

22.3

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, delivers it with good pace and directs it just wide of the of stump, he shoulders arms

22.4

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, pacy delivery, 130 kph, lands outside off and moves in fairly sharply and carries through fairly high to McCullum

22.5

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, pitches outside off and moves slightly away from the left hander, he lets it go

22.6

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, Hussey watchfully shoulders arms outside the off stump, gets across his stumps and lets it go

Australia 63/3   MEK Hussey 19* (46b 1x4)

24.1

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, thuds it in hard and it was too quick and high for Hussey to contemplate a shot

24.2

O'Brien to Hussey, FOUR, short but this time it sits up well for Hussey to get his bottom hand working, he pulls it along the ground between mid-on and midwicket, O'Brien didn;t get enough pace on that to trouble Hussey

24.3

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, lands outside off and holds its line, he shoulders arms

24.4

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, pitches outside off, left alone

24.5

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, much better, he cramps him for room outside off and Hussey chooses to let it go

24.6

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, pitches short on middle and leg and moves across the left hander, he goes on the hop and steers it away to the off side

Australia 67/3   MEK Hussey 23* (52b 2x4)

25.6

Southee to Hussey, no run, fires in the full length ball hoping for some swing, he pushes it firmly down the pitch

Australia 68/3   MEK Hussey 23* (53b 2x4)

26.6

O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run, comes round the wicket and hits the deck hard, he swivels and pulls along the turf to fine leg

Australia 74/3   MEK Hussey 24* (54b 2x4)

27.1

Southee to Hussey, no run, he comes over the wicket, lands it outside off, he lets it go, Southee's lost a bit of swing here

27.2

Southee to Hussey, no run, just slightly fuller in length, he gets his pad across his stumps and shoulders arms

27.3

Southee to Hussey, no run, very similar delivery, doesn't draw him in to a shot but keeps him quiet

27.4

Southee to Hussey, no run, gets this one to bend back in slightly from outside off, he gets his front pad across and watchfully lets it go

27.5

Southee to Hussey, FOUR, full on middle and leg, it swings in late but the timing and placement is good enough, it sails past the bowler and Martin fails to pull it back, perhaps he should have dived

27.6

Southee to Hussey, no run, hits a good length on middle and off and he defends back to the bowler

Australia 78/3   MEK Hussey 28* (60b 3x4)

28.5

O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run, comes round the wicket to Hussey, he gets across his stumps and works it to the on side

Australia 84/3   MEK Hussey 29* (61b 3x4)

29.1

Southee to Hussey, no run, lands outside off and its fairly wide, Hussey's not tempted in to the stroke

29.2

Southee to Hussey, no run, the slower ball, lands slightly back of a length and Hussey is drawn in the drive a little late, the outside edge trickles to second slip

29.3

Southee to Hussey, no run, lands on a good length outside off, he shoulders arms, well left

29.4

Southee to Hussey, no run, again slightly back of a length outside off, he watchfully shoulders arms

29.5

Southee to Hussey, FOUR, too short and that sits up nicely for Hussey, he picks the length early, fetches it from outside off and clubs it past the vacant square leg region

29.6

Southee to Hussey, 2 runs, very well fielded by Billy Doctrove! Hussey clubs another short delivery from outside off but umpire Doctrove's in the way, he takes the blow on the shin and saves a boundary, the ball deflects off him to deep square leg and fine leg picks it up

Australia 90/3   MEK Hussey 35* (67b 4x4)

31.1

Martin to Hussey, no run, comes round the wicket and pitches it outside off, as usual no swing or seam movement before reaching the keeper

31.2

Martin to Hussey, no run, pitches outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper, he manages good carry as well

31.3

Martin to Hussey, no run, similar delivery and this one carries through even higher to McCullum, he acknowledges that after gathering the ball

31.4

Martin to Hussey, no run, now adjusts to a full delivery and draws him in to the shot, Vettiro collects it at mid-off

31.5

Martin to Hussey, no run, now holds the length back outside off and gets the ball to go straight through to the keeper

31.6

Martin to Hussey, no run, swings back in late to the left hander,Hussey is drawn in to the stroke but nearly loses his wicket as the inside edge thuds in to his pads

Australia 90/3   MEK Hussey 35* (73b 4x4)

32.5

Elliott to Hussey, no run, left alone outside off

32.6

Elliott to Hussey, no run, this one was really wide outside the off stump, Hussey wasn't chasing that

Australia 95/3   MEK Hussey 35* (75b 4x4)

33.2

Martin to Hussey, no run, lands outside off and doesn't cut back in that much, he opens up and shoulders arms

33.3

Martin to Hussey, no run, teases him closer to the off stump, Hussey shows good judgement by watching it closely and letting it go

33.4

Martin to Hussey, OUT, Interesting decision, it didn't look very obvious at first, Martin lands it just outside the line of the off stump and gets it to come back in very slightly, he gets his front pad across, withdraws the stroke and pads it away, Martin appeals and Koertzen gives him the slow death, now it appeared to the naked eye that it was missing the off stump, however Hawkeye showed the ball just grazing the off stump

MEK Hussey lbw b Martin 35 (119m 78b 4x4 0x6) SR: 44.87

Australia 96/4   MEK Hussey 35 (78b 4x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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