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

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   SM Katich 5* (8b)   TG Southee 2-0-8-1

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   RT Ponting 4* (3b 1x4)   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

Australia 23/3   MEK Hussey 0* (2b)   TG Southee 3.1-0-12-3

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   MJ Clarke 38* (83b 5x4)   CS Martin 9.4-2-17-1

45.5

O'Brien to Symonds, OUT, what a dramatic over! O'Brien pitches it just a shade outside off and gets Symonds to poke at it, the edge is taken and O'Brien is really pumped up in his celebration

A Symonds c †McCullum b O'Brien 26 (54m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 78.78

Australia 132/5   MJ Clarke 48* (123b 6x4)   IE O'Brien 11.5-4-33-1

49.1

O'Brien to Watson, OUT, O'Brien's on a roll! He pitches it on a good length outside off and tempts Watson to cut, he doesn't move his feet and lazily wafts at it, McCullum takes the edge low to his right, Watson had himself to blame for this

SR Watson c †McCullum b O'Brien 1 (11m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

Australia 139/6   MJ Clarke 53* (136b 7x4)   IE O'Brien 13.1-5-33-2

54.4

Ryder to Haddin, OUT, very intelligent bowling change indeed, Ryder pitches it up outside off and lures Haddin onto the expansive drive, the ball bounces more than he would have expected and the outside edge travels quickly to How at second slip who goes across to his left and takes it with both hands

BJ Haddin c How b Ryder 6 (22m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.57

Australia 152/7   MJ Clarke 60* (150b 8x4)   JD Ryder 0.4-0-0-1

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

Australia 160/8   MJ Clarke 63* (168b 8x4)   TG Southee 16.4-3-58-4

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

Australia 183/9   MJ Clarke 80* (194b 9x4)   DL Vettori 3.3-0-11-1

76.6

Ryder to Clarke, OUT, through the gate! Michael Clarke falls two short of a deserving century, Ryder gets one to skid through off a good length, the ball lands on the line of the offfstump and comes back in, Clarke leaves plenty of daylight between bat and pad and crashes on to the off and middle stumps, the pff stump is pushed back and that signals the end of Australia's innings at 214.

MJ Clarke b Ryder 98 (297m 217b 9x4 0x6) SR: 45.16

Australia 214/10   SR Clark 13* (40b 1x4)   JD Ryder 4-1-7-2
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