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

36.1

Lee to Fulton, no run, punched back to the bowler and Lee threatened to fling it back to the stumps

36.2

Lee to Fulton, no run, bangs it in short and it sails over the big man

36.3

Lee to Fulton, no run, lands on a good length outside off and he lets it go to the keeper

36.4

Lee to Fulton, no run, shapes to cut outside off but mistimes it back to the bowler

36.5

Lee to Fulton, no run, lands on a good length outside off and he shoulders arms

36.6

Lee to Fulton, no run, fullish outside the off stump and he gets behind the line and works it to mid-off

New Zealand 130/3   PG Fulton 0* (6b)

37.5

Hauritz to Fulton, 2 runs, flighted outside off, he opens the face of the bat and glides it past slip

37.6

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, gets behind the line and defends

New Zealand 133/3   PG Fulton 2* (8b)

39.3

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, driven back to the bowler

39.4

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, gets him to drive on the up and the ball falls short of mid-on

39.5

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, driven on the front foot down the pitch

39.6

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, flighted outside off, he thrusts his pad out and shoulders arms

New Zealand 141/3   PG Fulton 2* (12b)

40.4

Johnson to Fulton, no run, lands on a good length outside off, he shoulders arms

40.5

Johnson to Fulton, no run, bangs it in short, Fulton gets to negotiate a quick bouncer and hangs his bat out like a periscope as the ball leaves him

40.6

Johnson to Fulton, no run, pushed to the off side

New Zealand 146/3   PG Fulton 2* (15b)

41.5

Hauritz to Fulton, 1 run, fires it in outside off and he digs it out to point

New Zealand 148/3   PG Fulton 3* (16b)

42.1

Johnson to Fulton, no run, works up the pace and bounce and once again catches Fulton in a moment of uncertainty

42.2

Johnson to Fulton, no run, switches to the conventional good length, he gets behind the line and taps it down to cover

42.3

Johnson to Fulton, no run, fires it back of a length and Fulton opens the face of the bat and steers it to Hussey at gully

42.4

Johnson to Fulton, SIX, Bring it on says Fulton and man does he club that away! Johnson bangs it in short but the batsman is better prepared now as he rocks back and pulls it with intent over deep square-leg

42.5

Johnson to Fulton, no run, fullish outside off, he gets forward and pushes it to the off side

42.6

Johnson to Fulton, no run, pushes this one to mid-off and it's drinks

New Zealand 154/3   PG Fulton 9* (22b 1x6)

43.2

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, Dropped: Drives away from his body, Hayden juggles at slip and puts it down in the second or third attempt

43.3

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, defended to the bowler

43.4

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, driven on the front foot

43.5

Hauritz to Fulton, no run

43.6

Hauritz to Fulton, 1 run, drives to the off side and Clarke runs across from point to cut it off

New Zealand 156/3   PG Fulton 10* (27b 1x6)

44.1

Johnson to Fulton, no run, hits a good length on the off stump and he taps it back to the bowler

44.2

Johnson to Fulton, no run, bowls it full and wide outside off, the attempted yorker, he doesn't offer a shot

44.3

Johnson to Fulton, no run, pushed down the pitch to the off side

44.4

Johnson to Fulton, 1 run, angles it towards the pads and he turns it wide of midwicket

New Zealand 157/3   PG Fulton 11* (31b 1x6)

45.1

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, flighted on off and middle and he defends

45.2

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, pushes that flatter and quicker outside off and Fulton offers no shot

45.3

Hauritz to Fulton, 1 run, goes for an across the line hoick over the on side but mistimes it to square leg, Haddin gets excited

45.5

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, gets forward and defends to the off side

45.6

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, pushed in quicker and fuller, no turn, he defends to the off side

New Zealand 159/3   PG Fulton 12* (36b 1x6)

46.5

Johnson to Fulton, 2 runs, slower ball, he pushes it down the pitch and Johnson makes a half-hearted attempts to intercept it with his left hand, the misfield allows two runs

46.6

Johnson to Fulton, no run, steered to the off side

New Zealand 162/3   PG Fulton 14* (38b 1x6)

47.2

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, gets forward and pushes it down the pitch

47.3

Hauritz to Fulton, no run

47.4

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, thrusts his pad out and shoulders arms

47.5

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, even wider outside the off stump and once again Fulton sticks his pad out and lets it go

47.6

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, flighted outside off and pushed away down the track

New Zealand 163/3   PG Fulton 14* (43b 1x6)

49.2

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends a full delivery back to the bowler

49.3

Hauritz to Fulton, 1 run, tucks it away in the region of square leg for an easy single

New Zealand 166/3   PG Fulton 15* (45b 1x6)

50.1

Johnson to Fulton, no run, lands on a good length outside off, he defends down the track

50.2

Johnson to Fulton, 1 leg bye, error in judgement, Fulton doesn't know how to deal with the short one, he shapes to play at it and then decides a little too late to withdraw the shot as the ball hits his forearm

New Zealand 167/3   PG Fulton 15* (47b 1x6)

51.1

Hauritz to Fulton, no run

51.2

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, driven back to the bowler

51.3

Hauritz to Fulton, FOUR, great stuff, Hauritz flights it outside off and Fulton merely stays at the crease and lofts through the line, the ball is well clear of mid-off

51.4

Hauritz to Fulton, 1 no ball, oversteps, Fulton drives to the offside

51.4

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, flighted outside off, he lets it go to Haddin

51.5

Hauritz to Fulton, no run, gets forward and defends

51.6

Hauritz to Fulton, FOUR, strange looking shot, he gets on his knee to slog sweep a low full toss but releases his bottom hand at the point of contact, it's enough to fetch a boundary

New Zealand 180/3   PG Fulton 23* (54b 2x4 1x6)

52.4

Johnson to Fulton, no run, gets behind the line and defends straight back to the bowler

52.5

Johnson to Fulton, FOUR, Risky! He gets forward and drives a little too early, the outside edge just falls short of a diving Hussey at gully and it runs down for four

52.6

Johnson to Fulton, no run, just manages to cover the line and defend

New Zealand 187/3   PG Fulton 27* (57b 3x4 1x6)

53.4

Symonds to Fulton, no run, gets across his stumps again and taps it down the track

53.5

Symonds to Fulton, no run, just holds the length back on middle and off, he gets behind the line and defends

53.6

Symonds to Fulton, no run, lands outside off, he shoulders arms

New Zealand 188/3   PG Fulton 27* (60b 3x4 1x6)

54.4

Johnson to Fulton, no run, holds the length back a bit outside off, Fulton opens the face of the bat and angles it to Clarke who dives at slip

54.5

Johnson to Fulton, no run, gets behind the line to a good length ball and defends

54.6

Johnson to Fulton, 3 leg byes, slides towards the pads and he just manages to nudge it past Haddin who gives the chase

New Zealand 192/3   PG Fulton 27* (63b 3x4 1x6)

55.1

Symonds to Fulton, no run, lands outside off, he lets it go

55.2

Symonds to Fulton, no run, lands just a shade outside off, he lets this one go as well

55.3

Symonds to Fulton, no run, he lets another one go outside off

55.4

Symonds to Fulton, no run, gets forward and defends very softly to the off side

55.5

Symonds to Fulton, no run, shoulders arms again

55.6

Symonds to Fulton, 1 run, angles it towards the pads and he works it behind square on the on side for a single

New Zealand 193/3   PG Fulton 28* (69b 3x4 1x6)

56.1

Clark to Fulton, 1 run, strays on the pads and Fulton whips it uppishly behind square on the on side

New Zealand 194/3   PG Fulton 29* (70b 3x4 1x6)

57.1

Symonds to Fulton, OUT, great reflexes from Katich! Symonds bowls it back of a length, Fulton reads the length early and shapes to pull but fails to clear short midwicket, Katich flings himself to his right and catches it with both hands, the Australians are really delighted for Symonds

PG Fulton c Katich b Symonds 29 (79m 71b 3x4 1x6) SR: 40.84

New Zealand 194/4   PG Fulton 29 (71b 3x4 1x6)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Australia won by an innings and 62 runs
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Australia won by 149 runs
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