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

Chappell-Hadlee Trophy - 3rd ODI

Australia v New Zealand

Australia won by 32 runs

23.3

Elliott to Clarke, OUT, slower one bowled full outside off, Clarke makes room and drives it powerfullu but straight to Martin Guptill at short cover. Finally a wicket but not after an excellent start by the Australian openers

MJ Clarke c Guptill b Elliott 64 (100m 69b 6x4 1x6) SR: 92.75

Australia 135/1   BJ Haddin 70* (72b 5x4 2x6)   GD Elliott 2.3-0-17-1

31.3

Elliott to Ponting, OUT, top-edge and excellent catch at fine-leg by Mills, short of a length on middle and off, tries to pull it away over square leg, gets the leading edge and Mills, despite the sun being being in his eyes, pouches it superbly

RT Ponting c Mills b Elliott 16 (26m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 69.56

Australia 169/2   BJ Haddin 88* (97b 7x4 2x6)   GD Elliott 6.3-0-36-2

34.1

O'Brien to DJ Hussey, OUT, edged and gone! The bowling change works wonders. Short of a good length outside off and a hint of away movement and some sharp bounce, tries to run it down to third man, gets a thick outside edge that's snapped up comfortably by McCullum. Important breakthrough there, Hussey was looking good

DJ Hussey c †McCullum b O'Brien 7 (10m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Australia 187/3   BJ Haddin 99* (106b 7x4 3x6)   IE O'Brien 4.1-0-24-1

37.2

Southee to White, OUT, run out, yorker length on middle, dug out awkwardly and Haddin storms down the pitch for a quick single, the ball rolls to McCullum who dives forward to throw down the stumps at the strikers end, to find Haddin well short of his ground. End of a superlative century from Haddin, but the middle-order now needs to step up with some quick runs

BJ Haddin run out 109 (156m 114b 8x4 3x6) SR: 95.61

Australia 200/4   CL White 3* (11b)   TG Southee 6.2-0-26-0

38.4

O'Brien to White, OUT, poor shot, bowled on a good length on the off stump, he goes for a blind loft over mid-off, mistimes it completely, gets a lot of elevation on it, Vettori takes a couple of steps back and takes a well-judged catch

CL White c Vettori b O'Brien 10 (23m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Australia 212/5   MEK Hussey 3* (3b)   IE O'Brien 6.4-1-37-2

45.4

Vettori to Ferguson, OUT, plumb in front! Tossed up on middle, bowled really slow at 78 kmph, he is into the sweep shot really early, is done is by the pace, strikes him on the back leg on line with the stumps and Bucknor makes a straightforward decision

CJ Ferguson lbw b Vettori 28 (33m 23b 4x4 0x6) SR: 121.73

Australia 274/6   MEK Hussey 36* (22b 4x4)   DL Vettori 9.4-0-51-1

48.6

O'Brien to Hopes, OUT, full and straight, and it's timber! Yorker length on middle, Hopes makes room to slice that over point, misses it completely and hears the death rattle behind him

JR Hopes b O'Brien 8 (14m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

Australia 297/7   MEK Hussey 51* (31b 6x4)   IE O'Brien 10-1-68-3

49.1

Mills to MEK Hussey, OUT, Hussey holes out in the deep, slower ball bowled full on middle and leg, he gets forward and slogs it straight to Ross Taylor at deep midwicket. End of a cruical innings after the openers had given the hosts a sound start

MEK Hussey c Taylor b Mills 51 (58m 32b 6x4 0x6) SR: 159.37

Australia 297/8   MG Johnson 0* (0b)   KD Mills 8.1-0-55-1

49.5

Mills to Johnson, OUT, gone! Slower ball on middle and leg, slogged away straight to Jeetan Patel at deep midwicket.

MG Johnson c Patel b Mills 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Australia 299/9   NW Bracken 1* (1b)   KD Mills 8.5-0-57-2
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