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

1.1

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

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   SR Clark 1-0-2-0

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   SR Clark 2-1-2-0

5.1

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

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   SR Clark 3-1-3-0

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   SR Clark 4-1-8-0

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   SR Clark 4.5-1-16-0

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   SR Clark 6-1-20-0

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   SR Clark 7-2-20-0

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   SR Clark 8-3-20-0

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   SR Clark 9-3-25-0

19.1

Clark to Redmond, 2 runs

19.2

Clark to Redmond, 1 run

19.3

Clark to Ryder, 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   SR Clark 10-3-30-0

56.1

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

56.2

Clark to Taylor, no run, fails to control the swing and slides it down the leg side, Taylor fails to get wood on it as he attempts to glide it to fine leg

56.3

Clark to Taylor, no run, fullish outside off and defended back to the bowler

56.4

Clark to Taylor, no run, bowls it full and gets it to swing in very late, Fulton does well to cover the line or there would have been a loud appeal for an lbw

56.5

Clark to Taylor, no run, fullish outside off, he steers it to the offside

56.6

Clark to Taylor, no run, fullish outside off, he steers it to the off side again

New Zealand 194/3   SR Clark 11-3-31-0

58.1

Clark to Taylor, 2 runs, strays on the pads and he gets an inside edge which rolls towards fine leg

58.2

Clark to Taylor, no run, strays towards the body again and he works it to the on side

58.3

Clark to Taylor, no run, once again he gets it to move late towards the pads, the ball may have flicked his pads before reaching Haddin

58.4

Clark to Taylor, no run, defended on the front foot to the on side

58.5

Clark to Taylor, no run, gets it to angle inwards late from outside the offstump, he gets well forward and defends

58.6

Clark to Taylor, no run, safely lets it go Haddin and it's tea

New Zealand 196/4   SR Clark 12-3-33-0

60.1

Clark to Taylor, FOUR, gets a bit of late reverse swing and he drives through the line off the meat of the bat, beats mid-off comfortably

60.2

Clark to Taylor, OUT, Taylor gets the slow death from Koertzen, Clark gets the ball to bend back in off the pitch, Taylor tries to flick across the line but the ball hits him just above the knee roll and in line with middle and leg stump at least, Koertzen thinks about it before giving him out, Hawkeye indicates that it hit him too high

LRPL Taylor lbw b Clark 44 (120m 88b 6x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

60.3

Clark to McCullum, no run, gets forward and defends safely

60.4

Clark to McCullum, no run, fuller in length, gets forward and defends to cover

60.5

Clark to McCullum, no run, bangs in the bouncer and he safely sways away from it

60.6

Clark to McCullum, 2 runs, McCullum pulls a short ball past square leg and Hauritz runs across from fine leg to mop up, he twists his ankle on the dive and he's in pain, the players and physio come out for assistance and he's walking off the field, he was wincing in pain for quite a while, not a very pleasant sight

New Zealand 202/5   SR Clark 13-3-39-1

62.1

Clark to Flynn, no run, shuffles across his stumps and works it to midwicket

62.2

Clark to Flynn, no run, probes outside the offstump and Flynn wisely lets it go

62.3

Clark to Flynn, no run, lands on a good length around the offstump and he gets behind the line and defends

62.4

Clark to Flynn, no run, lands outside off and gets it to angle inwards, he opens the face of the bat and angles it towards point

62.5

Clark to Flynn, no run, angles inwards and he works it towards midwicket

62.6

Clark to Flynn, 1 run, chance for a catch but did it carry? Flynn gets the width outside off and he drives on the front foot but scoops it towards Hussey at gully, the ball travels quickly and the ball in fact carries to him but slips out of his fingers, tough one for Hussey, to be fair on him

New Zealand 204/5   SR Clark 14-3-40-1

64.1

Clark to McCullum, no run, hits a good length on off stump and he places it back to the bowler

64.2

Clark to McCullum, SIX, what a shot! Imperious stuff, Clark gives him width outside off and lands it on a good length, he flays at it and gets enough wood to to send it over the deep cover fence, the square boundaries are short here

64.3

Clark to McCullum, 1 run, steers it with angled bat to the off side

64.4

Clark to Flynn, no run, lands outside off and gets it tn angle in and he shoulders arms

64.5

Clark to Flynn, no run, gets it to come back in and he shoulders arms

64.6

Clark to Flynn, no run, gets behind the line and defends

New Zealand 215/5   SR Clark 15-3-47-1

66.1

Clark to McCullum, no run, lands on a good length outside off, he gets on the backfoot and defends to the on side

66.2

Clark to McCullum, no run, offers the full face of the bat and pats it back firmly down the pitch

66.3

Clark to McCullum, 1 run, slides on the pads, he gets his wrists working and tucks it behind square on the on side

66.4

Clark to Flynn, FOUR, well played by Flynn, the ball angles in from wide outside off and lands on a fullish length, Flynn waits for it and deliberately angles it wide of gully, Hussey chases it but the ball ball beats him

66.5

Clark to Flynn, no run, adjust the line closer to the offstump, he gets behind the line and defends

66.6

Clark to Flynn, no run, solidly defended on the front foot, Flynn seems very sure of himself at the crease

New Zealand 222/5   SR Clark 16-3-52-1

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   SR Clark 17-4-52-1

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

85.3

Clark to McCullum, no run, times it well enough and puts pressure on the fielder at mid-off by setting off quickly, he fails to cut it off and they take three

85.4

Clark to McCullum, no run, lands it around the middle stump line and he closes the face of the bat and works it to midwicket

85.5

Clark to McCullum, 1 run, defends back to the bowler on the front foot

85.6

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

New Zealand 258/6   SR Clark 18-4-56-1

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   SR Clark 19-5-56-1

89.1

Clark to McCullum, no run, McCullum takes a pace forward from his crease and covers all three stumps, he defends it

89.2

Clark to McCullum, no run, lands it on a fullish length outside off and he safely lets it go

89.3

Clark to McCullum, no run, comes forward and defends this one to the off side

89.4

Clark to McCullum, no run, lands it outside off and McCullum safely lets it go, Haddin fumbles the take

89.5

Clark to McCullum, no run, angled towards the pads and he works it down to midwicket, they're not risking the single

89.6

Clark to McCullum, 1 leg bye, strays on the pads and he ends the first day with a leg bye down towards short fine leg

New Zealand 262/6   SR Clark 20-6-56-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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