New Zealand tour of Australia, 1st Test: Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane, Nov 20-23, 2008
Australia won by 149 runs
20,21,22,23 November 2008 (5-day match)
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  • Overs 51-100

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

Australia 4/0   ML Hayden 4* (2b 1x4)   CS Martin 0.2-0-4-0

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

Australia 13/0   ML Hayden 8* (15b 2x4)   TG Southee 1.5-0-8-0

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   RT Ponting 4* (3b 1x4)   CS Martin 3-0-10-0

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

Australia 22/1   SM Katich 10* (16b 1x4)   TG Southee 2.5-0-12-1

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

Australia 30/3   MEK Hussey 7* (11b 1x4)   TG Southee 4.3-1-16-3

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

Australia 39/3   MJ Clarke 6* (10b 1x4)   TG Southee 5.3-1-24-3

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

Australia 51/3   MJ Clarke 13* (17b 2x4)   TG Southee 6.3-1-30-3

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

Australia 67/3   MEK Hussey 23* (48b 2x4)   IE O'Brien 7.2-3-13-0

O'Brien to Clarke, FOUR, fullish and swinging away from the right hander, he's drawn forward but importantly he pushes at it with soft hands, the outside edge beats the gap between third slip and gully

Australia 72/3   MJ Clarke 26* (63b 3x4)   IE O'Brien 8.1-3-17-0

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

Australia 78/3   MEK Hussey 28* (59b 3x4)   TG Southee 10.5-2-42-3

O'Brien to Clarke, FOUR, too short and wide and Clarke has a free swing of the arms, doesn't move his feet much as he slashes it past gully and cover point

Australia 82/3   MJ Clarke 31* (69b 4x4)   IE O'Brien 9.2-3-23-0

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

Australia 88/3   MEK Hussey 33* (66b 4x4)   TG Southee 11.5-2-46-3

Elliott to Clarke, FOUR, full and lands on a half volley on middle and leg, he turns his wrists slightly and works it just wide of mid-on, very well timed indeed, the follow through was good as well

Australia 94/3   MJ Clarke 36* (81b 5x4)   GD Elliott 1.3-1-4-0

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

Australia 109/4   MJ Clarke 47* (110b 6x4)   CS Martin 13.1-3-25-1

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

Australia 113/4   A Symonds 8* (22b 1x4)   GD Elliott 6.4-3-14-0

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

Australia 117/4   A Symonds 12* (23b 2x4)   GD Elliott 6.5-3-18-0

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)   GD Elliott 7-3-22-0

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   MJ Clarke 53* (136b 7x4)   DL Vettori 3-0-10-0

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

Australia 143/6   MJ Clarke 57* (138b 8x4)   TG Southee 12.2-2-52-3

O'Brien to Haddin, FOUR, uppish but effective, Haddin gets forward to a pitched up delivery swinging away from him and drives on the up past cover and extra cover, he placed it just right

Australia 147/6   BJ Haddin 4* (10b 1x4)   IE O'Brien 14.5-6-37-2

Ryder to Lee, FOUR, slides on the pads and he works it away behind square on the on side, Southee runs across from fine leg and dives in despair at the boundary, the outfield there is lightning quick

Australia 159/7   B Lee 4* (6b 1x4)   JD Ryder 2.3-1-5-1

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

Australia 165/8   MJ Clarke 67* (177b 9x4)   TG Southee 17.5-3-62-4

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

Australia 182/8   MG Johnson 5* (12b 1x4)   CS Martin 15.5-4-34-1

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   SR Clark 11* (25b 1x4)   DL Vettori 7-0-24-1
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