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

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   B Lee 1-0-1-0

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   B Lee 2-0-2-0

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   B Lee 3-0-3-0

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   B Lee 4-0-6-0

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   B Lee 5-0-14-0

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

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   B Lee 6-0-18-0

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

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   B Lee 7-0-25-0

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   B Lee 8-1-25-0

30.1

Lee to Taylor, no run, appeal! Lee gets the ball to bend back in off the pitch but the angle might have pushed it past the legstump, Koertzen shakes his head

30.2

Lee to Taylor, no run, lands outside off and the ball bends back in late before reaching the keeper

30.3

Lee to Taylor, FOUR, Lee overpitches outside off in trying to search for swing, Taylor gets his body nicely behind the line and drives effortlessly past cover

30.4

Lee to Taylor, no run, hits a good length on middle and off, he gets across and works it to the on side

30.5

Lee to Taylor, no run, bangs it in short and drifts down the leg side, he just manages to duck

30.6

Lee to Taylor, no run, full outside off and pushed to Hauritz at mid-off who's up close

New Zealand 106/2   B Lee 9-1-29-0

32.1

Lee to Taylor, no run, full outside off and driven very straight to mid-off, that came off the meat of the bat

32.2

Lee to Taylor, no run, opens the face of the bat to a full delivery and angles it to Hussey at gully

32.3

Lee to Taylor, no run, hangs his bat out and then withdraws the stroke, the ball just straightened a bit after pitching

32.4

Lee to Taylor, no run, and Lee gets this one swing in fairly sharply, he tries to flick but the ball hits his pads

32.5

Lee to Taylor, no run, Lee's mixing them up cleverly and Taylor's at sea here, this one moves away off the seam and nearly takes the outside edge

32.6

Lee to Taylor, 1 no ball, in all the enthusiasm he oversteps, Taylor drives on the up and at first glance it appears to carry on the full to Symonds at cover

32.6

Lee to Taylor, no run, cramps him for room outside the off stump and Taylor nearly inside edges onto his stumps, superb testing over by Lee

New Zealand 107/2   B Lee 10-1-30-0

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

34.5

Lee to Taylor, no run, driven to the off side

34.6

Lee to Taylor, FOUR, Lee again fires it outside off to get swing but loses his radar, Taylor merely opens the face of the bat and steers it safely past gully

New Zealand 126/2   B Lee 11-1-46-0

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   B Lee 12-2-46-0

38.1

Lee to Taylor, no run, bangs it on a good length outside off, he gets behind the line and defends

38.2

Lee to Taylor, no run, full outside off and in the length to drive but he places it straight to mid-off

38.3

Lee to Taylor, no run, hits a good length outside off, he gets nicely behind the line and defends

38.4

Lee to Taylor, no run, hits a fullish length outside off, the ball bends back in before reaching the keeper

38.5

Lee to Taylor, 2 runs, swings it in late and he works it across the line down to midwicket

38.6

Lee to Taylor, 1 run, swings it on the pads again and he works it firmly to the on side but can't beat Katich who dives at square leg and saves at least a couple of runs

New Zealand 136/3   B Lee 13-2-49-0

68.1

Lee to Flynn, no run, lands a shade outside the offstump, he shoulders arms

68.2

Lee to Flynn, no run, lands outside off and he lets another one go, there's a bit of sideways movement before reaching Haddin

68.3

Lee to Flynn, no run, lets another one go outside the off stump and there's more carry to Haddin who takes it above his waist

68.4

Lee to Flynn, no run, slower ball and still wide outside off, Flynn is content letting it go

68.5

Lee to Flynn, OUT, that's a ripper! Lee fires that from round the wicket, lands it on a good length and gets it to swing in sharply through the air, Flynn fails to get right behind the line and the ball clips his pad and cannons on to the top of the off stump, the bowling change has worked

DR Flynn b Lee 11 (48m 42b 2x4 0x6) SR: 26.19

68.6

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

New Zealand 228/6   B Lee 14-3-49-1

70.1

Lee to McCullum, no run, hits a good length on off stump and he taps it back down the pitch

70.2

Lee to McCullum, no run, gets forward to a fuller delivery and pushes it down to mid-off

70.3

Lee to McCullum, 2 runs, fullish outside off and he drives to the deep on the off side

70.4

Lee to McCullum, no run, 143.2 kph, he exerts himself more and fires it outside off, McCullum safely lets it go

70.5

Lee to McCullum, 1 leg bye, bowls the inswinger and slides down the legside, the ball brushes his pads and Haddin slides to intercept it

70.6

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

New Zealand 232/6   B Lee 15-3-51-1

72.1

Lee to McCullum, no run, gets a really nasty short one and he thinks of a pull before withdrawing the shot, luckily he manages to fend it off with soft hands

72.2

Lee to McCullum, no run, deadly stuff from Lee as he mixes it up with a pacy inswinging yorker, McCullum does well to get his bat down and dig it out

72.3

Lee to McCullum, no run, hits a good length outside off and he gets behind the line to defend

72.4

Lee to McCullum, no run, varies his length with a bouncer and it sails over his arched back

72.5

Lee to McCullum, no run, angles a full delivery across the right-hander and he closes the face of the bat and works it to midwicket

72.6

Lee to McCullum, no run, gets it to swing inwards and he gets a thin inside edge on to his pads while defending

New Zealand 233/6   B Lee 16-4-51-1

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   B Lee 17-5-51-1

76.1

Lee to McCullum, no run, lands outside off he gets forward and defends to cover

76.2

Lee to McCullum, no run, swings it in to the pads but McCulum's beaten for pace and the ball trickles to the on side

76.3

Lee to McCullum, no run, lands on a good length and shapes away, left alone

76.4

Lee to McCullum, no run, driven on the up towards point

76.5

Lee to McCullum, no run, comes back in sharply and nearly cuts him in half but he hops and fends it off

76.6

Lee to McCullum, no run, pushed back to the bowler

New Zealand 237/6   B Lee 18-6-51-1

78.1

Lee to McCullum, 1 leg bye, shuffles across his stumps to counter the inward movement and takes a quick single to the in side

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   B Lee 19-6-52-1

80.1

Lee to McCullum, no run, Lee continues with the old ball, a full delivery is driven past him and mid-off picks it up

80.2

Lee to McCullum, no run, strange old shot by McCullum, he shapes to drive square of the wicket on the off side but withdraws his shot, in trying to shoulder arms the edge travels low to gully

80.3

Lee to McCullum, no run, good length on the off stump and defended back to the bowler

80.4

Lee to McCullum, no run, gets on his toes and defends

80.5

Lee to McCullum, FOUR, pitches on a good length but the ball is angled towards the body, he shuffles and glances it down to fine leg

80.6

Lee to McCullum, no run

New Zealand 246/6   B Lee 20-6-56-1

82.1

Lee to McCullum, no run, gets forward and drives on the up towards mid-off

82.2

Lee to McCullum, no run, bangs it in on a good length outside off and he covers the line nicely and defends

82.3

Lee to McCullum, no run, fires it in on a good length outside off and he gets across his stumps to defend

82.4

Lee to McCullum, FOUR, full and wide outside off and McCullum doesn't resist the invitation, he reaches out to drive through cover but releases the bottom hand and the edge flies pas the gap between second slip and gully

82.5

Lee to McCullum, no run, fullish outside off and pushed to the off side

82.6

Lee to McCullum, no run, gets behind the line to a good length and pushes it back to the bowler

New Zealand 254/6   B Lee 21-6-60-1

90.1

Lee to McCullum, no run, lands it on a fullish length on the off stump and McCullum gets forward and pushes it to mid-off

90.2

Lee to McCullum, no run, nice solid defense on the backfoot, he gets across to a good length ball and keeps it away

90.3

Lee to McCullum, no run, fires that pretty quick on the off stump and he shows the full face of the bat to defend

90.4

Lee to McCullum, no run, gets across his stumps a bit and uses his wrists to work it to square leg

90.5

Lee to McCullum, no run, a little slower in pace, lands it on a good length and McCullum pushes it to mid-off

90.6

Lee to McCullum, no run, hits the deck hard and McCullum lets the bouncer sail over him

New Zealand 262/6   B Lee 22-7-60-1

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

92.2

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

92.3

Lee to McCullum, no run, pushes a full delivery through the line to mid-on and McCullum tells Vettori to wait

92.4

Lee to McCullum, OUT, the slower consumes him, it lands a little wide of the offstump and McCullum shapes to play a very half-hearted drive through the offside, he doesn't really go through with the shot and a thick outside edge falls low in front of Haddin, he takes it inches off the turf and McCullum hangs around to see if it carried, it was a clean catch

BB McCullum c †Haddin b Lee 30 (140m 101b 2x4 1x6) SR: 29.70

92.5

Lee to Southee, no run, exposes his off and middle stumps and he pushes it to cover

92.6

Lee to Southee, 2 runs, full and swinging away on the offstump and he finds the gap past the covers

New Zealand 268/7   B Lee 23-7-65-2

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   B Lee 24-8-65-2

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

96.2

Lee to O'Brien, no run, falls over backwards as he tries to evade a nasty fizzer. Lee gives him a stare

96.3

Lee to O'Brien, no run, does very well to dig out a full inswinging yorker, expect more of those from Lee

96.4

Lee to O'Brien, OUT, that's 50 wickets in the calendar year for Lee, he pitches it just back of a length outside off and O'Brien gets forward to defend, the thick outside edge is taken very well by Haddin who flings himself to his right, cups it with both hands and falls hard on his elbows

IE O'Brien c †Haddin b Lee 0 (4m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

96.5

Lee to Martin, no run, Martin does very well to dig out a yorker swinging in on the stumps

96.6

Lee to Martin, no run, lands outside off and Martin does well to let that go

New Zealand 270/9   B Lee 25-8-66-3

98.1

Lee to Martin, no run, drives impressively to the left of Symonds at mid-off and calls for the run but Vettori wisely turns it down

98.2

Lee to Martin, no run, this one fizzes past his chest and he moves backwards and evades it

98.3

Lee to Martin, OUT, the middle stump is flattened and Vettori is stranded, Lee fires it full and gets it to swing in sharply, Martin fails to get bat on ball and the ball deflects off his pad and crashes on to the stump, it's also the 24th Test duck for Martin

CS Martin b Lee 0 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 270/10   B Lee 25.3-8-66-4
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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