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

1.1

Southee to Katich, no run, gets a bit of late inswing, pitches around middle and leg on a good length and he knocks it to the on side

1.2

Southee to Katich, 1 run, bowls it around off and middle and gets the swing again, he softly tucks it in front of midwicket and sets off

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   TG Southee 1-0-1-0

3.1

Southee to Katich, no run, hits a good length around the off stump and comes in slightly before reaching McCullum

3.2

Southee to Katich, 3 runs, full and wide outside the off stump and he drives past extra cover, Vettori chases and the ball pulls up before the rope

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   TG Southee 2-0-8-1

5.1

Southee to Katich, no run, hits a good length outside off, he lets it go

5.2

Southee to Katich, no run, just back of a length on middle and off, he gets back and across and defends

5.3

Southee to Katich, no run, strays down the leg side and Katich moves a little too far across his stumps, he chooses to let it go

5.4

Southee to Katich, no run, good length on middle and off, moves across the left hander and he gets behind the line and defends

5.5

Southee to Katich, FOUR, gets very late inward movement but unfortunately for the bowler it's a half volley, he nonchalantly tucks it away with a good use of the wrists and beats mid-on comfortably

5.6

Southee to Katich, OUT, Southee has struck again and Australia have lost their openers, he lands it on a good length outside the off stump and the seam really rotates, Katich pokes at it away from the body and the thick edge is taken by McCullum

SM Katich c †McCullum b Southee 10 (27m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.82

Australia 22/2   TG Southee 3-0-12-2

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

7.2

Southee to Clarke, no run, lands outside off, he gets a big stride forward and defends

7.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, pitches further away from the off stump, he shoulders arms again

7.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, pitches outside off and comes in, he defends

7.5

Southee to Clarke, no run, bangs it in short outside off, he moves away from it and lets it go

7.6

Southee to Clarke, no run, slightly slower in pace, draws him on the walk as he pats it back to the bowler

Australia 23/3   TG Southee 4-1-12-3

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   TG Southee 5-1-18-3

11.1

Southee to Clarke, 1 run, gets it to move away very late towards the off stump after pitching it on a good length, he softly taps it in front of cover and sets off

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

11.3

Southee to Clarke, FOUR, edged and short of second slip, it lands on a good length and moves away slightly, he plays it with soft hands and the edge falls well short if How at second slip and rolls to third man

11.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, turns his wrists and forces it to mid-on

11.5

Southee to Clarke, no run, lands on middle and leg and he pushes it away towards mid-on

11.6

Southee to Clarke, 2 runs, airy shot but safe, Clarke gives him width outside off and Clarke has a feel for it, he plays it high on the body and steers it on the up wide of gully

Australia 41/3   TG Southee 6-1-26-3

13.1

Southee to Clarke, no run, 132 kph, lands outside off and gets a bit of movement after pitching, left alone

13.2

Southee to Clarke, no run, full and it draws him to drive forward, there's a bit of late away swing too, he pushes it down to mid-on

13.3

Southee to Clarke, FOUR, superb delivery, draws a thick outside edge and unfortunately for the bowler it runs away for four, he gets forward to a away swinger outside off, the edge travels past third slip, his heart would have been in his mouth

13.4

Southee to Clarke, 3 runs, strays on the pads and he nicely works it away past midwicket and mid-on

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

13.6

Southee to Clarke, no run, gets forward to a fullish ball and pushes it towards mid-off

Australia 55/3   TG Southee 7-1-34-3

21.1

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

21.2

Southee to Clarke, no run, lands outside off and moves away slightly, he lets it go

21.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, he shoulders arms again

21.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, full in length and swings late, he gets a half prod forward and pushes it to mid-off

21.5

Southee to Clarke, no run, pitches outside off and comes in late, he gets across his stumps and shoulders arms, the ball wasn't very far from off

21.6

Southee to Clarke, no run, full and driven with the angle to the off side, Vettori at short mid-off dives to his left and cuts it off

Australia 63/3   TG Southee 8-1-37-3

23.1

Southee to Clarke, no run, Clarke does the same, watches the swing and lets it go through to the keeper

23.2

Southee to Clarke, no run, gets it to bend in closer to the off stump and draws him in to the stroke, he taps it down towards mid-on

23.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, pitches just a shade too wide outside off, doesn't really draw him in to any stroke

23.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, angles it around the middle stump, he gets across his stumps and works it down to midwicket

23.5

Southee to Clarke, no run, full on middle and off and pushed firmly on the walk to mid-on

23.6

Southee to Clarke, no run, full and straight and he drives firmly on the walk but pushes it firmly back to the bowler

Australia 63/3   TG Southee 9-2-37-3

25.1

Southee to Clarke, no run, full on middle and leg and driven to mid-on

25.2

Southee to Clarke, no run, fullish in length outside off, doesn't get much movement and Clarke is solid in defense

25.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, bowls back of a length from slightly wide of the crease and gets the off cutter to bend back in, he gets behind the line and defends

25.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, fuller in length, he searches for the swing and Clarke works it down to mid-on

25.5

Southee to Clarke, 1 run, holds the length back this time, he taps it softly in front of short cover and charges off, very good calling

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   TG Southee 10-2-38-3

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   TG Southee 11-2-42-3

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   TG Southee 12-2-48-3

50.1

Southee to Clarke, no run, starts off with a good length delivery just a shade outside off and he shoulders arms

50.2

Southee to Clarke, FOUR, he's a lucky man, Clarke initially opts out of pulling a short ball from outside off but the ball catches the top edge of the bat and sails over the slip, very poor judgement in the end but he still gets a streaky four

50.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, shoulders arms outside off, well left

50.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, defended on the backfoot towards mid-on

50.5

Southee to Clarke, no run, full outside off and driven very firmly towards mid-on

50.6

Southee to Clarke, no run, holds the length back outside off and he defends back to the bowler

Australia 143/6   TG Southee 13-2-52-3

52.1

Southee to Clarke, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and the ball holds its line before reaching the keeper

52.2

Southee to Clarke, 1 run, comes from wide the crease, he half heartedly hangs his bat out and taps it in front of cover and sets off

52.3

Southee to Haddin, no run, bowls a stump to stump line and he gets behind it and defends down the track

52.4

Southee to Haddin, no run, gets a big shuffle across his stumps to a full delivery and drives firmly towards mid-on

52.5

Southee to Haddin, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, he gets behind it and defends down the track

52.6

Southee to Haddin, 2 runs, driven down the pitch and a misfield by the bowler results in two runs

Australia 150/6   TG Southee 14-2-55-3

55.1

Southee to Clarke, no run, hits a good length on off and middle he covers the line and defends

55.2

Southee to Clarke, no run, he gets a bit of movement off the seam and he a flays hard at a short delivery outside off

55.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, gets the ball to drift in closer to the off stump and he gets behind the line and defends

55.4

Southee to Clarke, 1 wide, thuds it in hard but the bouncer isn't good enough for Koertzen who signals a wide

55.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, bowls from wide of the crease and gets the ball to drift in, he covers the line and pushes to mid-on

55.5

Southee to Clarke, 1 run, slides on the pads and he works it through the line past midwicket for a single

55.6

Southee to Lee, no run, lunges forward a little early to a fiull delivery and he checks his shot to cover

Australia 154/7   TG Southee 15-2-57-3

57.1

Southee to Clarke, no run, taps a back of a length delivery outside off in front of point and turns down the single

57.2

Southee to Clarke, no run, comes from wide of the crease and hits a fuller length, he gets forward and works it to mid-off

57.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, fullish in length outside off, he defends down to mid-off

57.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, holds the length back outside off, he hops at the crease and mistimes the cut to point

57.5

Southee to Clarke, no run

57.6

Southee to Clarke, no run, very nearly plays it on to his stumps, he taps it with soft hands, starts off for a run sees the ball heading towards the stumps and intercepts it with the bat

Australia 155/7   TG Southee 16-3-57-3

59.1

Southee to Clarke, 1 run, hits the deck hard and he hops at the crease, takes the ball on the rise and fends it off towards short leg and takes a run

59.2

Southee to Lee, no run, lunges forward early on the defense but takes his hand off the bat on seeing the extra bounce

59.3

Southee to Lee, no run, how in heaven did that miss? Southee gets it to to jag back in sharply off the pitch off a good length, squares up Lee completely and the ball just misses the outside edge and sails over middle stump

59.4

Southee to Lee, OUT, brilliant take by McCullum! It was a stunning delivery by Southee, after squaring up Lee the previous ball with an incoming ball he takes it away this time, forces a feeble outside edge and McCullum flings himself to his right and takes it one handed at the edge of his glove, Southee has four now

B Lee c †McCullum b Southee 4 (18m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

59.5

Southee to Johnson, no run, bangs it in short to the left hander, packed off side field for him

59.6

Southee to Johnson, no run, pitches outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper

Australia 160/8   TG Southee 17-3-58-4

61.1

Southee to Johnson, no run, comes over the wicket, it lands outside off and he shoulders arms

61.2

Southee to Johnson, 1 leg bye, strays on the pads and he clips it away close to the hips to the on side for a single

61.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, flashes a little away from the body and taps it to the off side

61.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, fullish and in the slot to drive, he shapes to caress it past the off side but mistimes the drive to cover

61.5

Southee to Clarke, FOUR, lovely shot, he converts a good length delivery to a boundary ball by opening the face of the bat and placing it firmly past extra cover, that should ease the pressure

61.6

Southee to Clarke, 1 run, strays on the pads and he clips it behind square on the on side

Australia 166/8   TG Southee 18-3-63-4
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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