New Zealand tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Commentary

4.4

O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, David shuffles and turns it fine

Australia 39/2   DJ Hussey 1* (1b)

5.1

Southee to Hussey, no run, good ball, 135ks, short of a length outside off stump and then getting some good lift off the track, forcing David to shoulder arms and McCullum is surprised by the extra bounce

5.2

Southee to Hussey, no run, brings him forward this time, pushing the ball to short cover

5.3

Southee to Hussey, no run, good stuff again from Southee, pitching on a good length at 137ks, achieving a bit of gentle wobble off the seam to beat the bat as David pokes at it tamely

5.4

Southee to Hussey, 1 leg bye, big shout from Southee this time, pitching on a length just outside off stump and getting movement and bounce again, the ball clips David's pads as he shuffles and tries to turn the ball away, its hit marginally over the knee roll, Ferguson calls his partner across for the leg bye

Australia 42/2   DJ Hussey 1* (5b)

6.3

Butler to Hussey, no run, change of pace from Butler, pitching back of a length outside off stump, the ball stays low and beats the bat as David pushes away from the body

6.4

Butler to Hussey, 2 runs, too straight and David hops up, shuffling, and turns it around the corner

6.5

Butler to Hussey, 1 run, pitches it up on off stump, David pushes and inside-edges past square leg

Australia 52/2   DJ Hussey 4* (8b)

7.1

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, short and wide and cut backward of point for a quick single

7.4

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, drops on a length again and this one is forced into the off side for one

Australia 55/3   DJ Hussey 6* (10b)

8.3

Butler to Hussey, 1 run, much fuller, just outside off stump, David shuffles and clips to midwicket

8.5

Butler to Hussey, no run, pitched up on a length outside off, 136ks, no shot offered

8.6

Butler to Hussey, 1 run, attempted yorker just on off stump, David opens the face and runs it fine

Australia 62/3   DJ Hussey 8* (13b)

9.1

Vettori to Hussey, no run, short and wide, turning a hint, David cuts and misses by a shave

9.2

Vettori to Hussey, no run, tossed up just outside off, back of a length, David drives it back

9.3

Vettori to Hussey, 2 runs, pitches fractionally shorter, no turn and this one is pushed past cover

9.4

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, teasing length, middle and leg, David flicks straight to midwicket

9.6

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, much fuller, drifting on leg stump, David onto the front foot, flicking it wide

Australia 67/3   DJ Hussey 12* (18b)

10.1

Butler to Hussey, 1 run, very full again, searching for the yorker, flicked from off stump for one

10.6

Butler to Hussey, 1 run, good delivery to end the over, Butler pitches it up very full just outside off stump and David opens the face, steering a single to backward point

Australia 76/3   DJ Hussey 14* (20b)

11.1

Vettori to Hussey, no run, quicker, flatter, pitching just back of a length, its the arm ball which the batsman cannot connect on as he goes back to cut, the ball misses off stump by a shave, McCullum flicks off the off bail and appeals, not sure for what though

11.2

Vettori to Hussey, 2 runs, tossed up on the stumps and he flicks that wide of midwicket

11.3

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, just back of a length outside off stump, cut away square on the off side

11.5

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, well done, tossed up on a length, the ball turns away from middle and off and draws a leading edge that flies safely into the covers and the batsmen pinch a single

Australia 81/3   DJ Hussey 18* (24b)

12.3

O'Brien to Hussey, no run, very accurate, full and straight, David tries to shuffle across and clip a single into the on side but cannot time it and O'Brien does the fielding

12.4

O'Brien to Hussey, 1 run, once more he slips in the full ball, very straight, David plays that shuffled flick again and doesn't time it well, but its back down the track past a diving O'Brien

Australia 84/3   DJ Hussey 19* (26b)

13.2

NL McCullum to Hussey, 1 run, fired in full this time and David gets an inside edge to square leg

13.4

NL McCullum to Hussey, 1 run, fired in outside off stump, slapped into the off side for one more

Australia 93/3   DJ Hussey 21* (28b)

14.2

Elliott to Hussey, 2 runs, full and wide, searching for the yorker, David scoops it off the toe end of the bat over extra cover, Nathan runs across in the deep, dives, fumbles, and Australia get two

14.3

Elliott to Hussey, SIX, superb shot! Thats a low full toss on leg stump and it sails over deep fine leg for six, that was hit off the middle ... in New Zealand, you'd say that was "sucks off the pids!"

14.4

Elliott to Hussey, 1 run, fired in full into the blockhole and he jams the ball toward extra covert

Australia 104/3   DJ Hussey 30* (31b 1x6)

15.2

NL McCullum to Hussey, no run, fuller, flatter, straighter, and he miscues it back to the bowler

15.3

NL McCullum to Hussey, 2 runs, tossed up just outside off stump and he drives into the covers

15.4

NL McCullum to Hussey, 1 run, flighted down the pads, gets a fine tickle and beats square leg

15.6

NL McCullum to Hussey, FOUR, fired into the stumps, David makes room and carves it past extra cover

Australia 114/4   DJ Hussey 37* (35b 1x4 1x6)

16.3

Butler to Hussey, 1 run, slower ball ends up a low full toss, David backs away and hits past point

16.5

Butler to Hussey, 1 run, shuffles in his crease, Butler sends down a low full toss, hit to extra cover

Australia 120/4   DJ Hussey 39* (37b 1x4 1x6)

17.1

Vettori to Hussey, 2 runs, fired in on off stump, backs away and slices the ball past point

17.2

Vettori to Hussey, OUT, tosses it up on a length, slowing the pace, David sashays down and ends up chipping the ball up in the air, Broom steadies himself under it down the ground on the off side and takes it simply enough

DJ Hussey c Broom b Vettori 41 (51m 39b 1x4 1x6) SR: 105.12

Australia 128/5   DJ Hussey 41 (39b 1x4 1x6)
Series Results
Australia v New Zealand at Sydney - Feb 15, 2009
Australia won by 1 run
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