New Zealand tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Wicket commentary

Trans-Tasman Trophy - 2nd Test

Australia v New Zealand

Australia won by an innings and 62 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

16.5

Johnson to How, OUT, bad ball, bad shot and How's got to go, Johnson dishes it out very wide outside off and invites an ugly slash past the covers, the ball gets the toe edge of his bat and Haddin takes one of his easier catches

JM How c †Haddin b Johnson 16 (77m 47b 2x4 0x6) SR: 34.04

New Zealand 46/1   AJ Redmond 25* (58b 5x4)   MG Johnson 1.5-1-1-1

27.5

Hauritz to Ryder, OUT, Hauritz gets his man, he pitches it short of a length and Ryder shapes to pull across the line, he gets plenty of wood on it but slams it to Michael Clarke's right at short midwicket, he flings himself sideways and pulls off a stunning catch, superb reflexes there as he cups it with both hands

JD Ryder c Clarke b Hauritz 13 (44m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.42

New Zealand 101/2   AJ Redmond 65* (97b 11x4 2x6)   NM Hauritz 3.5-0-29-1

35.2

Hauritz to Redmond, OUT, Redmond falls right in to the trap and Hauritz has two after lunch! He flights it on middle and leg, he gets on his knee and attempts the slog sweep which fetched him two sixes before lunch, however this time Symonds is there at deep midwicket and he cups it easily over his head after sprinting a few yards to his left

AJ Redmond c Symonds b Hauritz 83 (152m 125b 14x4 2x6) SR: 66.40

New Zealand 130/3   LRPL Taylor 9* (19b 2x4)   NM Hauritz 7.2-2-37-2

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   LRPL Taylor 38* (80b 5x4)   A Symonds 2.1-0-2-1

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

New Zealand 200/5   DR Flynn 0* (11b)   SR Clark 12.2-3-37-1

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

New Zealand 228/6   BB McCullum 12* (21b 1x6)   B Lee 13.5-2-49-1

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

New Zealand 266/7   DL Vettori 16* (64b 1x4)   B Lee 22.4-7-63-2

95.3

Johnson to Southee, OUT, very nasty delivery and Southee is all at sea, Johnson bangs it in short and gets it to rear up on the right hander, Southee is forced to play at it but fails to fend it off with soft hands, the ball lobs off his glove and Katich takes it easily running forward from leg gully

TG Southee c Katich b Johnson 2 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

New Zealand 269/8   DL Vettori 17* (76b 1x4)   MG Johnson 23.3-3-56-2

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

New Zealand 270/9   DL Vettori 18* (77b 1x4)   B Lee 24.4-8-66-3

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   DL Vettori 18* (83b 1x4)   B Lee 25.3-8-66-4
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