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

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

New Zealand 13/0   AJ Redmond 6* (28b 1x4)   SR Clark 3.4-1-7-0

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

New Zealand 18/0   AJ Redmond 11* (32b 2x4)   B Lee 4.2-0-10-0

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

New Zealand 22/0   AJ Redmond 15* (33b 3x4)   B Lee 4.3-0-14-0

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

New Zealand 26/0   JM How 7* (24b 1x4)   SR Clark 4.2-1-12-0

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

New Zealand 30/0   JM How 11* (26b 2x4)   SR Clark 4.4-1-16-0

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

New Zealand 38/0   AJ Redmond 20* (43b 4x4)   SR Clark 5.4-1-20-0

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

New Zealand 45/0   AJ Redmond 24* (47b 5x4)   B Lee 6.3-0-25-0

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)   SR Clark 9-3-25-0

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

New Zealand 64/1   AJ Redmond 37* (71b 7x4)   MG Johnson 3.1-1-9-1

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

New Zealand 69/1   AJ Redmond 41* (78b 8x4)   NM Hauritz 0.4-0-5-0

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

New Zealand 85/1   AJ Redmond 57* (83b 9x4 2x6)   NM Hauritz 1.3-0-21-0

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

New Zealand 89/1   AJ Redmond 61* (84b 10x4 2x6)   NM Hauritz 1.4-0-25-0

25.5

Hauritz to Ryder, FOUR, he pushes this one fuller and flatter, he rocks on the backfoot, swings across the line and carts it over midwicket

New Zealand 97/1   JD Ryder 13* (22b 1x4)   NM Hauritz 2.5-0-29-0

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

New Zealand 101/1   AJ Redmond 65* (95b 11x4 2x6)   MG Johnson 6.4-2-17-1

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

New Zealand 106/2   LRPL Taylor 5* (7b 1x4)   B Lee 8.3-1-29-0

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

New Zealand 114/2   AJ Redmond 72* (119b 12x4 2x6)   B Lee 10.1-1-34-0

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

New Zealand 118/2   AJ Redmond 76* (121b 13x4 2x6)   B Lee 10.3-1-38-0

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   LRPL Taylor 9* (19b 2x4)   B Lee 11-1-46-0

35.1

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

New Zealand 130/2   AJ Redmond 83* (124b 14x4 2x6)   NM Hauritz 7.1-2-37-1

39.1

Hauritz to Taylor, FOUR, flighted on middle and off, Taylor takes a chance, gets on his knee and slog sweeps him down to the vacant spaces at deep square-leg

New Zealand 140/3   LRPL Taylor 17* (34b 3x4)   NM Hauritz 9.1-2-44-2

40.1

Johnson to Taylor, FOUR, full outside off, he gets nicely behind the line, maintains his balance and times it well, he places it in the gap between mid-off and cover

New Zealand 145/3   LRPL Taylor 22* (36b 4x4)   MG Johnson 7.1-2-21-1

50.6

Johnson to Taylor, FOUR, nice, Johnson gets it to angle across the right-hander, Taylor covers the movement, opens the face of the bat and glides it past the slip cordon

New Zealand 171/3   LRPL Taylor 34* (66b 5x4)   MG Johnson 13-2-37-1

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

New Zealand 175/3   PG Fulton 19* (50b 1x4 1x6)   NM Hauritz 15.3-2-58-2

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)   NM Hauritz 16-2-63-2

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

New Zealand 187/3   PG Fulton 27* (56b 3x4 1x6)   MG Johnson 13.5-2-43-1

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

New Zealand 200/4   LRPL Taylor 44* (87b 6x4)   SR Clark 12.1-3-37-0

63.3

Symonds to Flynn, FOUR, a little too wide outside off but the length is just right for Flynn to free his arms and cut along the turf past backward point and cover

New Zealand 208/5   DR Flynn 6* (26b 1x4)   A Symonds 5.3-2-7-1

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

New Zealand 222/5   DR Flynn 10* (33b 2x4)   SR Clark 15.4-3-52-1

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

New Zealand 246/6   BB McCullum 22* (56b 1x4 1x6)   B Lee 19.5-6-56-1

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)   MG Johnson 18-2-51-1

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

New Zealand 254/6   BB McCullum 26* (61b 2x4 1x6)   B Lee 20.4-6-60-1
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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