New Zealand tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Commentary

Trans-Tasman Trophy - 2nd Test

Australia v New Zealand

Australia won by an innings and 62 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.5

Lee to How, no run, bangs it in short of a length on the body and he shuffles and works it down to fine leg

0.6

Lee to How, no run, keeps with that on side line and he work his wrists and turns it towards midwicket

New Zealand 1/0   JM How 0* (2b)

1.2

Clark to How, no run, bowls that typical nagging line on the offstump and How does well to get forward and defend

1.3

Clark to How, 1 no ball, oversteps and he How lunges forward and defends to the on side

1.3

Clark to How, no run, hits the deck a little harder outside the offstump and he gets good carry through to Haddin

1.4

Clark to How, no run, strays really wide outside the offstump, How doesn't see any point in chasing that first thing in the morning

1.5

Clark to How, no run, full and swinging it in, he gets well forward and defends

1.6

Clark to How, no run, drifting towards the legstump and he pushes it down towards mid-on who's up close

New Zealand 3/0   JM How 0* (8b)

3.1

Clark to How, no run, swings it on the pads and he flicks too early and the ball trickles off his pads

3.2

Clark to How, no run, lands this one outside off and he shoulders arms

3.3

Clark to How, no run, brings it back in late and he gets a thick inside edge on to his pads, there's a short leg (Katich) waiting to lap up the bat-pad

3.4

Clark to How, no run, skids through, cuts back in and beats How for pace as he tries to work another one to the on side

3.5

Clark to How, no run, gets behind the line this time and pushes it to Hauritz at mid-on

3.6

Clark to How, no run, gets well forward to a full delivery outside off and glides it to gully

New Zealand 4/0   JM How 0* (14b)

5.1

Clark to How, 1 run, Strays on the pads and he gets off the mark with a glance to fine leg

New Zealand 6/0   JM How 1* (15b)

6.1

Lee to How, no run, lands outside off and gets it to move away late outside off, not the best ball he's bowled today

6.2

Lee to How, no run, defended on the front foot

6.3

Lee to How, no run, gets it to move away from the right hander and he shoulders arms

6.4

Lee to How, 1 no ball, another overstep but it's a good ball nonetheless, he hits it short and gets it to fizz past How who awkwardly sways away from it

6.4

Lee to How, no run, fuller in length and he pushes it towards the offside

6.5

Lee to How, 2 runs

6.6

Lee to How, no run

New Zealand 9/0   JM How 3* (22b)

9.1

Clark to How, no run, gets forward and defends

9.2

Clark to How, FOUR, you can't stray too much on the pads here, How gets his wrists working and tucks it wide of midwicket, the timing is even better and Hauritz has a tough time trying to pull it back before the rope

9.3

Clark to How, no run

9.4

Clark to How, FOUR, bangs it in short and How capitalises again, he fetches it from outside off and pulls along the ground wide of midwicket

9.5

Clark to How, no run

New Zealand 30/0   JM How 11* (27b 2x4)

10.4

Lee to How, no run

10.5

Lee to How, (no ball) 2 runs

10.5

Lee to How, no run

10.6

Lee to How, no run, drives very firmly to the left of mid-off and sets off, the throw at the batsman's end is a little wide as they scamper the single

New Zealand 34/0   JM How 13* (31b 2x4)

12.1

Lee to How, 3 runs, aims for the yorker but it's a low full toss and he works it away wide of mid-on

New Zealand 41/0   JM How 16* (32b 2x4)

13.1

Clark to How, no run, pitches outside off and gets it to move away

13.2

Clark to How, no run, gets forward to an away swinging ball, he steers it down to gully

13.3

Clark to How, no run, fullish and coming in, he does well to come forward and defend

13.4

Clark to How, no run, lands it outside off and he gets a half stride forward before shouldering arms

13.5

Clark to How, no run, tries something different by bowling it wide but the batsman's not interested

13.6

Clark to How, no run, lands outside off and gets good inward movement before reaching the keeper

New Zealand 45/0   JM How 16* (38b 2x4)

15.1

Clark to How, no run, lands on a good length outside off and he defends down the pitch

15.2

Clark to How, no run, gets it to angle in to the right hander and he pushes this one down the track as well

15.3

Clark to How, no run, lands outside off and he defends on the front foot

15.4

Clark to How, no run, lands outside off and he pushes this one to cover

15.5

Clark to How, no run, gives him a bit more room outside off and he gets a half stride forward and steers it away fro his body to point

15.6

Clark to How, no run, gets on the backfoot and defends back to the bowler

New Zealand 45/0   JM How 16* (44b 2x4)

16.3

Johnson to How, no run, Johnson shows his aggression by hitting the deck hard and banging in a bouncer, that brings How to his knees as he uncomfortably sways away from his knees

16.4

Johnson to How, no run

16.5

Johnson to How, OUT, bad ball, bad shot and How's got to go, Johnson dishes it out very wide outside off and invites an ugly slash past the covers, the ball gets the toe edge of his bat and Haddin takes one of his easier catches

JM How c †Haddin b Johnson 16 (77m 47b 2x4 0x6) SR: 34.04

New Zealand 46/1   JM How 16 (47b 2x4)
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