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

0.1

Martin to Hayden, no run, starts off with a full delivery moving away, Hayden shapes to leave it initially but half heartedly pushes it away towards cover point

0.2

Martin to Hayden, FOUR, that will ease the pressure off Hayden, he overpitches on the offstump and Hayden softly pushes it through the line and beats mid-off comfortably, good timing

0.3

Martin to Hayden, no run, bowls a better length and Hayden shoulders arms outside off

0.4

Martin to Hayden, no run, continues with the same good length outside the off stump and McCullum takes it close to his face, that's a good bounce

0.5

Martin to Hayden, no run, adjusts the line to middle and off and gets nice away movement from the left hander, McCullum has to move to his left to take that

0.6

Martin to Hayden, no run, persists with the same line and length, this time the keeper takes it above his face

Australia 4/0   CS Martin 1-0-4-0

2.1

Martin to Katich, no run, pitches on leg stump and he shapes to drive through the on side but nearly gets a leading edge, the ball rolls to the off side

2.2

Martin to Katich, no run, lands outside off anbd moves away from the left-hander, there's a leg slip in place

2.3

Martin to Katich, no run, beats him with a real brute of a delivery outside off, it's the offcutter and it moves away dangerously from the left-hander and nearly takes the edge

2.4

Martin to Katich, 1 run, strays on the pads and bowls it full, fine leg picks it up

2.5

Martin to Hayden, no run, pitches on off and middle and moves away, there;s good carry to the keeper

2.6

Martin to Hayden, no run, that squares him up completely, lands just short of a length on middle and leg and shapes away, Hayden is forced to hang his bat out and the ball sneaks past him, best ball of the day so far surely

Australia 6/0   CS Martin 2-0-5-0

4.1

Martin to Katich, no run, Katich pushes this one back to the bowler

4.2

Martin to Katich, no run, pitches around the off stump and moves away sharply, he lets it go

4.3

Martin to Katich, 1 run, closes the face of the bat and turns it wide of midwicket and sets off for a quick single

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   CS Martin 3-0-10-0

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

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   CS Martin 4-1-10-0

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   CS Martin 5-1-13-0

15.1

Martin to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off, the ball holds its line and he hops at the crease and steers it to the off side

15.2

Martin to Clarke, no run, lands it outside off and gets this one to move back in, he safely shoulders arms

15.3

Martin to Clarke, 1 run, slower ball, just a little short in length and he taps it wide of the bowler on the off side and takes off quickly

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   CS Martin 6-1-14-0

17.1

Martin to Clarke, no run, Martin doesn't get much movement again which is strange, it holds its line and Clarke defends it off easily back to the bowler

17.2

Martin to Clarke, no run, gets a touch forward this time and pats it back down the pitch

17.3

Martin to Clarke, 1 run, swings it late on the pads and he tucks it away down to fine leg

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   CS Martin 7-1-15-0

19.1

Martin to Clarke, no run, bangs it in short and he sways away from it

19.2

Martin to Clarke, no run, fullish outside off, he gets a touch forward and pushes it to mid-off

19.3

Martin to Clarke, no run, gets a touch forward and pushes it back down the pitch

19.4

Martin to Clarke, 1 run, strays a bit down the leg side and he tucks it with the line down to fine leg

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   CS Martin 8-1-16-0

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   CS Martin 9-2-16-0

33.1

Martin to Clarke, 1 run, swings back in late and he shuffles across and works it to square leg off his pads

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

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   CS Martin 10-2-17-1

35.1

Martin to Clarke, no run, full outside off, he gets a half stride forward and defends to mid-off

35.2

Martin to Clarke, no run, pitches it up outside off and Clarke decides not to offer a shot, well left in the end

35.3

Martin to Clarke, no run, the best ball he's bowled all day for sure, lands on the corridor of uncertainty outside off and comes back in, he fishes at it and nearly edges it to McCullum

35.4

Martin to Clarke, 1 run, slides towards the pads, he shuffles and nudges it with the angle to square leg

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   CS Martin 11-2-18-1

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

37.4

Martin to Clarke, no run, left alone outside off

37.5

Martin to Clarke, no run, good bounce from Martin and that's left alone

37.6

Martin to Clarke, no run, short again, Clarke pulls this one from outside off and it's collected at midwicket

Australia 101/4   CS Martin 12-2-21-1

39.1

Martin to Clarke, no run, gets the ball to bend back in from a good length and he shoulders arms

39.2

Martin to Clarke, no run, comes from wide of the crease and nearly gets Clarke to edge as he flashes at a good length ball which comes back in after pitching

39.3

Martin to Clarke, no run, delivers it with the same angle but he shoulders arms this time on the forward prod

39.4

Martin to Clarke, no run, gets the ball to angle in to the right hander and he's drawn forward, he steers it in front of point

39.5

Martin to Clarke, no run, holds the length back a fraction, he gets behind the line and pushes it back down the pitch

39.6

Martin to Clarke, no run, comes in further and angles towards the pads, he clips it softly to midwicket

Australia 101/4   CS Martin 13-3-21-1

41.1

Martin to Clarke, FOUR, short and wide and deservedly spanked, he stays rooted to the crease, reaches out and slaps it wide of gully, the fielder flings himself to his right to pull off a blinder but the ball was too quick

41.2

Martin to Clarke, no run, offers no stroke outside off

41.3

Martin to Clarke, no run, full and in the length to drive, he pushes it straight to cover

41.4

Martin to Clarke, no run, fullish in length outside off, he gets a good stride forward and across his stumps and defends

41.5

Martin to Clarke, no run, full and swinging in, he offers the full face of the bat and drives to mid-on

41.6

Martin to Clarke, no run, holds the length back on middle and off, he gets across his stumps and defends to the off side

Australia 109/4   CS Martin 14-3-25-1

63.1

Martin to Johnson, no run, comes over the wicket, bangs it outside the off stump and he shoulders arms

63.2

Martin to Johnson, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and comes back in, he gets behind the line and defends

63.3

Martin to Johnson, no run, gets across to the off stump and taps it softly back down the pitch

63.4

Martin to Johnson, no run, doesn't really exert himself much, lands outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper

63.5

Martin to Johnson, no run, doesn't offer a stroke again outside the off stump but he gets better carry to the keeper, the swing is still missing though

63.6

Martin to Johnson, no run, adjusts to a much fuller length and Johnson is solid in defense as he pats it back down the pitch

Australia 168/8   CS Martin 15-4-25-1

65.1

Martin to Clarke, 1 run, he angles it towards the pads and works it away to the on side

65.2

Martin to Johnson, 1 run, drifts towards his pads again, he nudges it to fine leg

65.3

Martin to Clarke, no run, leaves a big gap between bat and pad as he shapes to drive and gets a big inside edge on to his pads

65.4

Martin to Clarke, 3 runs, full outside off and lands on a half volley and he pushes it firmly past extra cover

65.5

Martin to Johnson, FOUR, short and wide outside off and the invitation is there to free his arms, Johnson meets the ball high on the body and carves it over fourth slip, Clarke applauds that shot

65.6

Martin to Johnson, no run, angled in towards the body, he closes the face of the bat and turns it towards midwicket

Australia 182/8   CS Martin 16-4-34-1

67.1

Martin to Clarke, 1 run, slides on the pads and he thinks it two as soon as he whips it past midwicket, but the throw is good and Clark will face the music

67.2

Martin to Clark, no run, swings it in to his pads and nearly whips it past midwicket, good shot but for no runs

67.3

Martin to Clark, no run, full outside off and swinging in and he gets an inside edge on to his pads

67.4

Martin to Clark, 2 runs, pokes his bat out and angles it nicely past the diving gully fielder, he's circumspect with the second run but Michael pushes him on

67.5

Martin to Clark, 2 runs, gets a rising delivery outside off and improvises well by slicing it past the covers for another couple

67.6

Martin to Clark, no run, ends the over with a short ball and he evades it easily

Australia 188/9   CS Martin 17-4-39-1

69.1

Martin to Clarke, 1 run, full and wide outside off and he drives square to deep cover and gets off the strike

69.2

Martin to Clark, 1 run, Stuart tries to drive and the ball stops on him and he chips it on the up to short mid-off, he struggles to make his ground but the throw is wide

69.3

Martin to Clarke, no run, full outside off and pushed down to the covers

69.4

Martin to Clarke, 1 run, drifts on the pads from slightly wide if the crease and he closes the face of the bat and tucks it to fine leg

69.5

Martin to Clark, no run, hits a good length outside off and comes back in with the angle, he pushes it down to mid-on

69.6

Martin to Clark, no run, hits a good length on off and middle and he pushes it with soft hands down to mid-on

Australia 192/9   CS Martin 18-4-42-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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