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

0.1

Lee to Redmond, no run, slides just a touch down the legside, he tries to glance it down but misses

0.2

Lee to Redmond, no run, strays further down the legside and it's too wide for Redmond to chase it

0.3

Lee to Redmond, no run, bang on target, right on that offstump line and he gets nicely behind the line and defends

0.4

Lee to Redmond, 1 run, bangs it in short of a length on middle and leg and he tucks it behind square on the on side

New Zealand 1/0   AJ Redmond 1* (4b)

1.1

Clark to Redmond, 1 run, fullish ion length on the stumps and he tucks this one down towards midwicket

New Zealand 2/0   AJ Redmond 2* (5b)

2.1

Lee to Redmond, no run, bangs it in outside the offstump and Redmond lets it go, there's good carry through to Haddin

2.2

Lee to Redmond, no run, bowls the same line outside the offstump and another one's left alone, Lee exerts himself more

2.3

Lee to Redmond, no run, bowls a fuller length and the ball swings back in quite late before reaching Haddin

2.4

Lee to Redmond, 1 no ball, it's Lee's turn to overstep and Redmond fails to put away a full delivery past mid-off

2.4

Lee to Redmond, no run, 142 kph, he really bangs it in short outside the off stump and Redmond evades the bouncer well

2.5

Lee to Redmond, no run, gives him width outside off and he places the cut straight towards third slip and gully

2.6

Lee to Redmond, no run, pitches outside off and he shoulders arms

New Zealand 4/0   AJ Redmond 2* (12b)

4.1

Lee to Redmond, no run, Fires in the Yorker and he digs it out

4.2

Lee to Redmond, no run, Lets this one go outside the off stump

4.3

Lee to Redmond, no run, Bangs it in short outside off and he has to sway away to evade it

4.4

Lee to Redmond, no run, teasing stuff from Lee, he pitches it on a fuller length outside off and compels Redmond to have a poke at it

4.5

Lee to Redmond, no run, Pushes it through the line to mid-on

4.6

Lee to Redmond, 1 no ball, Another overstep, the third of the morning, it was in the length to drive but he chose to shoulder arms

4.6

Lee to Redmond, no run, Left alone outside off

New Zealand 5/0   AJ Redmond 2* (19b)

5.2

Clark to Redmond, no run, Gets on the backfoot and defends

5.3

Clark to Redmond, no run, Gets a touch forward to a good length ball and pushes it towards mid-off

5.4

Clark to Redmond, no run, the ball is almost on a half volley and Redmond is happy defending, cautious start so far for NZ

5.5

Clark to Redmond, no run, bangs it in short and the bouncer sails over his arched back

5.6

Clark to Redmond, no run, bowls this one back of a length outside off and he hangs his bat out a bit to fend it off

New Zealand 6/0   AJ Redmond 2* (24b)

7.1

Clark to Redmond, no run

7.2

Clark to Redmond, no run

7.3

Clark to Redmond, no run

7.4

Clark to Redmond, FOUR, short and wide outside off and he gives it the treatment by smacking it over extra cover, he finally frees his arms

7.5

Clark to Redmond, no run

7.6

Clark to Redmond, 1 run, strays on the pads and he whips it on the up past mid-on, there are cries of 'catch it' but the ball was well wide of him

New Zealand 14/0   AJ Redmond 7* (30b 1x4)

8.1

Lee to Redmond, no run

8.2

Lee to Redmond, FOUR, well played, Lee hits it short of a length outside off and gives him enough width to free his arms, he slaps it just past extra cover

8.3

Lee to Redmond, FOUR, he goes one better, he pitches it full and gets it to swing away late, Redmond gets on his knee and square drives it past gully

8.4

Lee to Redmond, no run, shoulders arms outside the off stump

8.5

Lee to Redmond, no run, lands just a shade outside off and he lets this one go

8.6

Lee to Redmond, no run, gets forward to a full delivery and defends

New Zealand 22/0   AJ Redmond 15* (36b 3x4)

10.1

Lee to Redmond, no run, tests him out with a bouncer and he sways away from it, well bowled

10.2

Lee to Redmond, no run, hits a good length outside off and he safely lets it go

10.3

Lee to Redmond, 1 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 31/0   AJ Redmond 16* (39b 3x4)

11.1

Clark to Redmond, no run

11.2

Clark to Redmond, no run

11.3

Clark to Redmond, no run

11.4

Clark to Redmond, FOUR, poor delivery by Clark and it sits up well for Redmond to free his arms and upper cut it over gully

11.5

Clark to Redmond, no run

11.6

Clark to Redmond, no run

New Zealand 38/0   AJ Redmond 20* (45b 4x4)

12.2

Lee to Redmond, no run

12.3

Lee to Redmond, FOUR, good shot, he attempts a full inswinging ball but it's a half volley, he pushes it through the line and drives straight past Lee

12.4

Lee to Redmond, no run

12.5

Lee to Redmond, no run

12.6

Lee to Redmond, no run, defends on the front foot to cover

New Zealand 45/0   AJ Redmond 24* (50b 5x4)

14.1

Johnson to Redmond, no run, gets Redmond fetching it wide outside off straightaway, not a particularly a good ball and by no means a good shot either

14.2

Johnson to Redmond, no run, aims for the away swinger and he strays wide outside off

14.3

Johnson to Redmond, no run, gets his rhythm now, he lands it on the corridor outside off and he makes him fish outside off

14.4

Johnson to Redmond, no run, varies his length by banging it in short, that doesn't do enough to trouble Redmond as he safely lets it go

14.5

Johnson to Redmond, no run, lands outside off and the ball holds its line before reaching Haddin

14.6

Johnson to Redmond, no run, lands it short and wide outside off, he cuts but finds the fielder

New Zealand 45/0   AJ Redmond 24* (56b 5x4)

16.1

Johnson to Redmond, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends to the off side

16.2

Johnson to Redmond, 1 run, swings it on the pads and he tucks it just wide of midwicket

New Zealand 46/0   AJ Redmond 25* (58b 5x4)

17.1

Clark to Redmond, no run, bangs it in short and towards the rib cage and Redmond manages to fend it off with soft hands

17.2

Clark to Redmond, no run, bangs it in short again and he keeps it down

17.3

Clark to Redmond, no run, good length on the pads and he pushes it down the track

17.4

Clark to Redmond, no run, persists with that short length and he just manages to cover the line and defend

17.5

Clark to Redmond, 1 no ball, lovely variation from Clark, he bowls this one fuller and compels Redmond to hang his bat out and poke at it

17.5

Clark to Redmond, no run, shoulders arms just outside the off stump

17.6

Clark to Redmond, FOUR, another short and wide ball outside off is deservedly spanked by Redmond, this one's really high on him but he adjusts well and upper cuts over gully, Michael Clarke fails to pull it back before the rope

New Zealand 51/1   AJ Redmond 29* (65b 6x4)

19.1

Clark to Redmond, 2 runs

19.2

Clark to Redmond, 1 run

19.4

Clark to Redmond, no run

19.5

Clark to Redmond, no run

19.6

Clark to Redmond, 1 run, gives him width outside off and he cuts wide of extra cover

New Zealand 60/1   AJ Redmond 33* (70b 6x4)

20.1

Johnson to Redmond, FOUR, Johnson searches for the away swing but he strays well wide of the offstump, Redmond gets on his knee and drives swiftly past cover

20.2

Johnson to Redmond, no run, defended on the backfoot to the on side

20.3

Johnson to Redmond, no run, lands it outside off and he shoulders arms

20.4

Johnson to Redmond, no run, gets it to drift across the right hander and he safely lets it go

20.5

Johnson to Redmond, no run, gets on the backfoot and pushes it to the off side

20.6

Johnson to Redmond, no run, bangs it in really short but it doesn't trouble Redmond at all

New Zealand 64/1   AJ Redmond 37* (76b 7x4)

21.3

Hauritz to Redmond, no run

21.4

Hauritz to Redmond, FOUR, A little too short outside off, he rocks on the backfoot, waits for the turn and cuts square of the wicket, the square boundaries are very close here

21.5

Hauritz to Redmond, SIX, Take that! He makes good use of the flight, gets on his knee early and slog sweeps it over deep midwicket

21.6

Hauritz to Redmond, SIX, And another and what an emphatic way to bring up the half-century! He gets on his knee again on seeing the flight and carts it over deep midwicket, this one goes a few more rows back

New Zealand 81/1   AJ Redmond 53* (80b 8x4 2x6)

23.1

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, thrusts his pad out, he keeps it away

23.2

Hauritz to Redmond, no run

23.3

Hauritz to Redmond, FOUR, the Hauritz bullying continues, he flights it outside off, he reaches for it and carves it over the bowler and wide of mid-off, there are cries of 'catch it' but the fielder had no chance

23.4

Hauritz to Redmond, FOUR, he takes another pounding, flighted on middle and off, he gets on his knee and slogs it over midwicket, Ponting's a very worried man and he has a word with the bowler

23.5

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, defended on the front foot

23.6

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, defended on the front foot

New Zealand 89/1   AJ Redmond 61* (86b 10x4 2x6)

24.2

Johnson to Redmond, 1 wide, bangs it in short down the leg side, wasted delivery

24.2

Johnson to Redmond, no run, bangs in another short one and Redmond's not hooking or pulling that

24.3

Johnson to Redmond, no run, full and wide outside off and he mistimes the drive to the covers

24.4

Johnson to Redmond, no run, defended back to the bowler

24.5

Johnson to Redmond, no run, left alone outside off

24.6

Johnson to Redmond, no run, he lets this one go outside off

New Zealand 93/1   AJ Redmond 61* (91b 10x4 2x6)

26.1

Johnson to Redmond, no run, fullish outside off, he gets on the front foot and defends

26.2

Johnson to Redmond, no run, hits a good length on middle and leg, he gets behind the line and defends

26.3

Johnson to Redmond, no run, hits a good length on middle and off, he looks to get forward and he defends back to the bowler

26.4

Johnson to Redmond, FOUR, he errs by bowling a half volley and Redmond does justice to that error, he gets nicely forward to the pitch of the ball, bends down and drives elegantly through the line past cover

26.5

Johnson to Redmond, no run, just a touch wide outside off, he shoulders arms

26.6

Johnson to Redmond, no run, he lets it go outside off and it's lunch

New Zealand 101/1   AJ Redmond 65* (97b 11x4 2x6)

28.1

Lee to Redmond, no run, bangs it in short and Redmond goes on the hop and fends it away

28.2

Lee to Redmond, no run, fullish outside off, he watchfully shoulders arms

28.3

Lee to Redmond, no run, a little slower in pace but the line and length is around the same, he lets another one go

28.4

Lee to Redmond, no run, full and on middle and off, he offers the full face of the bat and pushes it to mid-on

28.5

Lee to Redmond, no run, hits a good length outside off and he pats it back to the bowler

28.6

Lee to Redmond, no run, bangs it in short and the bouncer sails over his arched back

New Zealand 101/2   AJ Redmond 65* (103b 11x4 2x6)

29.4

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, quicker through the air, pushed to midwicket

29.5

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, no turn at all, Redmond's not going for broke yet

29.6

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, flighted outside off, he gets on the backfoot and defends

New Zealand 102/2   AJ Redmond 65* (106b 11x4 2x6)

31.1

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, lands outside off and he shoulders arms

31.2

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, no turn at all, he steers it to point

31.3

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, thrusts his pad out and keeps it away

31.4

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, thrusts his pad out again and he lets it go to Haddin

31.5

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, close! He pads it away but the ball lobs off it and brushes the glove, haddin flings himself forward in vain to pull off a very tough chance

31.6

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, defended to the on side

New Zealand 106/2   AJ Redmond 65* (112b 11x4 2x6)

33.1

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, flighted outside off, he defends to Ponting at silly point

33.2

Hauritz to Redmond, 2 runs, flighted on middle and leg, he turns it to fine leg

33.3

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, Ponting intercepts a booming drive with his shin and he's in a bit of pain

33.4

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, tossed up outside off, defended down the track

33.5

Hauritz to Redmond, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he defends

33.6

Hauritz to Redmond, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, he works it to the on side

New Zealand 110/2   AJ Redmond 68* (118b 11x4 2x6)

34.1

Lee to Redmond, FOUR, lovely shot, Lee fires that outside off but it's pitched up and in the length to drive, Redmond gets on his knee and executes a pleasing square drive past point

34.2

Lee to Redmond, no run, opens the face of the bat and he steers it to gully

34.3

Lee to Redmond, FOUR, crack! Redmond's woken up after lunch, Lee fires that outside the off stump on a full length and Redmond times it very well past cover and extra cover, Rahul Dravid would have appreciated that

34.4

Lee to Redmond, no run, driven very firmly down the pitch and strikes the stumps

34.5

Lee to Redmond, (no ball) 3 runs, Lee's overstepping continues, he drives firmly towards mid-off and a misfield yields bonus runs, the throw at the non-striker's end is wide too

New Zealand 122/2   AJ Redmond 79* (123b 13x4 2x6)

35.1

Hauritz to Redmond, FOUR, too wide and a fraction too short too, he rocks backwards and slices it wide of gully

35.2

Hauritz to Redmond, OUT, Redmond falls right in to the trap and Hauritz has two after lunch! He flights it on middle and leg, he gets on his knee and attempts the slog sweep which fetched him two sixes before lunch, however this time Symonds is there at deep midwicket and he cups it easily over his head after sprinting a few yards to his left

AJ Redmond c Symonds b Hauritz 83 (152m 125b 14x4 2x6) SR: 66.40

New Zealand 130/3   AJ Redmond 83 (125b 14x4 2x6)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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