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

68.6

Lee to Vettori, no run, lands outside off and he lets it go

New Zealand 228/6   DL Vettori 0* (1b)

69.5

Symonds to Vettori, no run, lands outside the off stump and he safely lets it go

69.6

Symonds to Vettori, no run, and another one, Vettori watches it through to the keeper

New Zealand 229/6   DL Vettori 0* (3b)

70.6

Lee to Vettori, no run, bowls the sharp inswinger from round the wicket and Vettori safely negotiates it

New Zealand 232/6   DL Vettori 0* (4b)

71.2

Symonds to Vettori, no run, lands a touch wide outside off but he lets it go

71.3

Symonds to Vettori, no run, pitches outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper

71.4

Symonds to Vettori, no run, Vettori tries to get aggressive but luckily he controls the pull and keeps it along the turf to mid-on

71.5

Symonds to Vettori, no run, wide outside off and he lets it go

71.6

Symonds to Vettori, no run, pushed down the track back to the bowler

New Zealand 233/6   DL Vettori 0* (9b)

73.1

Symonds to Vettori, no run, comes over the wicket, he lands it outside off and gets it to shape away before reaching Haddin

73.2

Symonds to Vettori, no run, lets another one go outside off

73.3

Symonds to Vettori, no run, shoulders arms again, the clouds have cleared and the Oval is bathed in sunshine

73.4

Symonds to Vettori, 1 run, gets on the backfoot and punches it wide of short cover

New Zealand 234/6   DL Vettori 1* (13b)

74.1

Lee to Vettori, no run, bangs in the bouncer, comes round the wicket and Vettori ducks and safely negotiates it

74.2

Lee to Vettori, no run, and even better, Lee aims this one in line with Vettori and he just manages to duck under it

74.3

Lee to Vettori, no run, lands a little wide outside off and he shoulders arms

74.4

Lee to Vettori, no run, pitches it up and makes him play, he pushes it firmly to mid-off

74.5

Lee to Vettori, no run, full outside off and pushed softly towards mid-off and cover

74.6

Lee to Vettori, no run, gets this one to jag back in sharply from a good length and hits him high on the thigh

New Zealand 234/6   DL Vettori 1* (19b)

75.3

Symonds to Vettori, no run, lands out side off and he lets it go to Haddin who continues to stand up to the stumps

75.4

Symonds to Vettori, no run, pitches it outside off and another one id left alone

75.5

Symonds to Vettori, 2 runs, gets a bit of width outside off and he reaches out and angles it wide of gully, Johnson mops up

75.6

Symonds to Vettori, no run, left alone to the keeper

New Zealand 237/6   DL Vettori 3* (23b)

77.1

Johnson to Vettori, no run, slides way down the leg side, it's his first ball of a new spell

77.2

Johnson to Vettori, no run, gets a thick inside edge onto his pads and the ball nearly rebounds on the full in front of the slips

77.3

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

77.4

Johnson to Vettori, no run, bangs in the bouncer and he ducks under it quickly

77.5

Johnson to Vettori, no run, bowls it fuller and quicker and gets late inswing, an alert Vettori pushes it towards mid-on

77.6

Johnson to Vettori, 2 runs, fractionally short of a length and wide outside the off stump, he reaches out and glides in the gap between backward point and cover

New Zealand 239/6   DL Vettori 5* (29b)

78.2

Lee to Vettori, no run, sprays it really wide outside the off stump, Vettori's not interested in chasing that

78.3

Lee to Vettori, no run, bowls the slower ball, the offcutter lands on a full length and he gets his bat down to defend

78.4

Lee to Vettori, no run, lands on a fullish length outside off, he lets this one go as well

78.5

Lee to Vettori, no run, gets it to swing in sharply, Vettori pushes a full delivery through the line to mid-on

78.6

Lee to Vettori, 1 no ball, that's no-ball No. 77 today! Seems like it. Vettori steers it down towards point, Troy Cooley's got to do something about the overstepping

78.6

Lee to Vettori, no run, comes over the wicket to the left hander and nearly tucks him up with the inswinger, he keeps it away to the on side

New Zealand 241/6   DL Vettori 5* (35b)

79.4

Johnson to Vettori, no run, just slightly cramped for room to cut square of the wicket on the off side but he gets an under edge, the ball rolls to the keeper

79.5

Johnson to Vettori, no run, strays wide down the legside and Vettori withdraws the flick to fine leg

79.6

Johnson to Vettori, no run, ends the over with a bouncer and Haddin has to really leap to get a glove to it

New Zealand 242/6   DL Vettori 5* (38b)

81.1

Johnson to Vettori, no run, Johnson continues his chin music to Vettori and he safely negotiates this one

81.2

Johnson to Vettori, no run, another bouncer but it doesn't force hm to play a shot

81.3

Johnson to Vettori, no run, bangs it in short again and it sails over his arched back, he's going to make a few dents on this pitch at this rat

81.4

Johnson to Vettori, no run, makes him play, finally, the ball comes back in and he taps it back down the pitch

81.5

Johnson to Vettori, no run, tucked back to the bowler

81.6

Johnson to Vettori, FOUR, good finish to the over by Vettori, he gets a bit of width outside off and times his cut well, he pushes it in to the gap between backward point and cover

New Zealand 250/6   DL Vettori 9* (44b 1x4)

83.1

Clark to Vettori, no run, as always bang on target around the offstump from over the wicket, he gets behind it and defends

83.2

Clark to Vettori, no run, just a minor shuffle and he closes the face of the bat and tucks it to Symonds at square leg

83.3

Clark to Vettori, no run, fullish on the pads, he pushes it towards mid-on

83.4

Clark to Vettori, no run, full in length outside off and he softly taps it towards mid-off

83.5

Clark to Vettori, no run, bangs it in short and the ball sails over his arched back in a flash

83.6

Clark to Vettori, no run, bowls it on the pads trying to draw him in to the uppish drive but he places it well wide of short mid-on

New Zealand 254/6   DL Vettori 9* (50b 1x4)

85.1

Clark to Vettori, no run, lands outside off and he lets it go

85.2

Clark to Vettori, 3 runs, brings this one closer to the line of the offstump and nearly squares up Vettori as he lets it go

85.6

Clark to Vettori, no run, drives a full ball to mid-on and a misfield allows a single

New Zealand 258/6   DL Vettori 12* (53b 1x4)

87.1

Clark to Vettori, no run, comes round the wicket and taps it to the off side

87.2

Clark to Vettori, no run, lets this one goo to the keeper

87.3

Clark to Vettori, no run, bangs it in short outside off and gets Vettori in a bit of a tangle, he tries to shoulder arms but is forced to play at it and keeps it down with soft hands towards gully

87.4

Clark to Vettori, no run

87.5

Clark to Vettori, no run, well loss of concentration, he reaches out to a slower ball outside off and nearly feathers it to the keeper, he's not pleased with himself

87.6

Clark to Vettori, no run, pushes it towards the covers and thinks of a single

New Zealand 260/6   DL Vettori 12* (59b 1x4)

88.6

Johnson to Vettori, no run, lands back of a length outside off and comes back in, he safely taps it back to the bowler

New Zealand 261/6   DL Vettori 12* (60b 1x4)

91.1

Johnson to Vettori, no run, hits the deck hard on a good length and Vettori tucks it away to the on side

91.2

Johnson to Vettori, no run, really exerts himself now and dishes out a bouncer, Vettori doesn't offer a shot

91.3

Johnson to Vettori, 1 run, gets his bat out and fends a good length ball to the off side and calls quickly

New Zealand 263/6   DL Vettori 13* (63b 1x4)

92.1

Lee to Vettori, 3 runs, comes round the wicket and sprays it too full outside off, Vettori leans in to the drive and he finds the gap between mid-off and cover, Symonds does brilliantly to throw himself forward and pull it back just inches off the rope

New Zealand 266/6   DL Vettori 16* (64b 1x4)

93.1

Johnson to Vettori, no run, tucks it to the on side and thinks of a single

93.2

Johnson to Vettori, no run, nice yorker on the offstump and Vettori gets his big frame down to pat it away

93.3

Johnson to Vettori, no run, gets across and pushes it back to the bowler

93.4

Johnson to Vettori, no run, shuffles across his stumps to a good length ball and pushes it to mid-off

93.5

Johnson to Vettori, no run, bangs it in really short and he ducks under the bouncer

93.6

Johnson to Vettori, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and steers it down to backward point

New Zealand 269/7   DL Vettori 17* (70b 1x4)

94.1

Lee to Vettori, no run, bangs it in short from round the wicket, it was the slower bouncer and Vettori evades it

94.2

Lee to Vettori, no run, comes from round the wicket and fires it full, he turns it to mid-off

94.3

Lee to Vettori, no run, in the length to drive through the offside and Vettori pushes it softly to mid-off

94.4

Lee to Vettori, no run, comes back in off a good length and he hangs his bat out and pushes it back to the bowler

94.5

Lee to Vettori, no run, tries to force a slower delivery firmly back past the bowler but Lee intercepts it

94.6

Lee to Vettori, no run, bouncer to end the over and for the zillionth time in his innings Vettori ducks and evades it

New Zealand 269/7   DL Vettori 17* (76b 1x4)

96.1

Lee to Vettori, 1 run, gets forward to a full delivery and places it wide of mid-off and bravely lets O'Brien have the strike

New Zealand 270/8   DL Vettori 18* (77b 1x4)

97.1

Johnson to Vettori, no run, bangs it in back of a length outside off and he lets it go to Haddin

97.2

Johnson to Vettori, no run, tucks away a full delivery on the pads to the deep on the on side but he refuses the single

97.3

Johnson to Vettori, no run, very quick bouncer and he safely lets it go

97.4

Johnson to Vettori, no run, comes round the wicket and fires a bouncer from wide of the crease, Vettori walks a long way across his stumps and opts out of the shot

97.5

Johnson to Vettori, no run, moves a long way away from his stumps and the ball is too wide outside off for him to chase it

97.6

Johnson to Vettori, no run, bangs in the bouncer and Vettori has no option but to leave it, that exposes Martin to Lee

New Zealand 270/9   DL Vettori 18* (83b 1x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide - Nov 28-Dec 1, 2008
Australia won by an innings and 62 runs
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Australia won by 149 runs
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