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

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

44.3

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, cramped for room to cut but he somehow improvises, Clarke was struggling to reach his ground but the throw from short third man was to the wrong end

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

44.6

Vettori to Clarke, no run, waits for the arm ball to come on to him, he rocks back, cuts to gully

Australia 124/4   DL Vettori 1-0-3-0

46.1

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, takes a single to the on side

46.2

Vettori to Watson, no run, defends on the front foot

46.3

Vettori to Watson, no run, defends on the front foot

46.4

Vettori to Watson, no run, turned to the on side

46.5

Vettori to Watson, no run, gets forward and defends

46.6

Vettori to Watson, no run, gets forward and defends

Australia 133/5   DL Vettori 2-0-4-0

48.1

Vettori to Watson, 1 run, good length outside off, he cuts to cover

48.2

Vettori to Clarke, no run, fullish outside off and driven towards cover

48.3

Vettori to Clarke, 1 no ball, oversteps, he bowls it full and he puts it away to midwicket

48.3

Vettori to Clarke, no run, flighted outside off, defended

48.4

Vettori to Clarke, no run, flighted outside off and defended on the front foot

48.5

Vettori to Clarke, no run, the quicker one nearly traps him in front but he manages to get his bat behind it

48.6

Vettori to Clarke, FOUR, lovely shot, he sees the flight, advances down the track and carts him over the mid-off, that's a stylish way to get to a fifty

Australia 139/5   DL Vettori 3-0-10-0

66.1

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, flighted outside off, he rocks back and cuts to sweeper cover

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

66.4

Vettori to Clark, no run, goes on the back foot to an arm ball and blocks it away

66.5

Vettori to Clark, no run, really fires it across the right hander and searches for the yorker, he manages to dig it out

66.6

Vettori to Clark, no run, gets forward and pushes a full delivery back to the bowler

Australia 183/9   DL Vettori 4-0-11-1

68.1

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, goes on the backfoot to a straighter ball and works it wide of mid-on

68.2

Vettori to Clark, no run, fires in the arm ball and the ball skids through and he gets an inside edge on to his pads

68.3

Vettori to Clark, no run, drives back to the bowler

68.4

Vettori to Clark, no run, gets back and defends

68.5

Vettori to Clark, no run, once again tries to fire in the arm ball but he gets some wood on it and defends down the pitch

68.6

Vettori to Clark, no run, much slower through the air, he stays on the backfoot and defends it away with no fuss

Australia 189/9   DL Vettori 5-0-12-1

70.1

Vettori to Clarke, no run, shoulders arms outside the off stump, he watchfully lets it go

70.2

Vettori to Clarke, 2 runs, floated on the pads and he works it with the angle to fine leg

70.3

Vettori to Clarke, no run, flighted outside off and lands on a fullish length, he defends back to the bowler

70.4

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, slower through the air, he cuts it to sweeper cover, he calls for the run even before playing the shot

70.5

Vettori to Clark, no run, slow through the air again and he safely defends it away

70.6

Vettori to Clark, no run, quicker through the air and fuller in length, he gets forward and pushes it to midwicket

Australia 195/9   DL Vettori 6-0-15-1

72.1

Vettori to Clarke, 2 runs, nudged off his pads wide of square leg and they do well to complete the second run, that's the 200 up

72.2

Vettori to Clarke, no run, misses an opportunity to nudge one down to fine leg and Michael is frustrated

72.3

Vettori to Clarke, 2 runs, turned to fine legm Michael really pushes his partner, Stuart stumbles and falls, picks himself and makes his ground thanks to the fact that the throw was to the wrong end

72.4

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, pushed to the on side

72.5

Vettori to Clark, no run, arm ball, defended off the backfoot

72.6

Vettori to Clark, FOUR, full on the off stump and Stuart creams that with brute force down the pitch and past mid-off, that really crashed on to the boundary board

Australia 207/9   DL Vettori 7-0-24-1

74.1

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, steps down the track and works it with the angle down to deep midwicket, Stuart wants the second run but he's sent back

74.2

Vettori to Clark, no run, tucked softly off his pads to the on side

74.3

Vettori to Clark, no run, flighted on off and middle and defended to the on side

74.4

Vettori to Clark, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and defends softly

74.5

Vettori to Clark, 1 run, angled towards the pads and it's too easy for Stuart as he works it to fine leg

74.6

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, works an easy single down to long-on, this defensive field is puzzling, now Michael retains the strike

Australia 211/9   DL Vettori 8-0-27-1
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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