New Zealand tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Commentary

14.6

Elliott to White, 1 run, slower ball, looped up on the stumps, clipped to mid-on for a single

Australia 105/4   CL White 1* (1b)

15.1

NL McCullum to White, 1 run, gently on leg stump, up goes the back leg as he clips to midwicket

15.5

NL McCullum to White, 1 run, full on leg stump, another easy single into the leg side

Australia 110/4   CL White 3* (3b)

16.1

Butler to White, 2 runs, full just on off stump, White makes room and drives into the off side

16.2

Butler to White, 1 run, swipes a length ball from outside off stump to the man at midwicket

16.4

Butler to White, 1 run, well bowled Butler, another yorker-length delivery outside off stump, and only a single, squeezed into the off side

16.6

Butler to White, SIX, thats massive! White, hooked up with the microphone, was just telling the on-air commentators he was lining up for a big shot, and then Butler goes and gives him a gift-wrapped full toss, which he swings rows back over midwicket for half a dozen

Australia 126/4   CL White 13* (7b 1x6)

17.3

Vettori to White, 1 run, short on off stump, not much turn, White backs away and chips past cover

Australia 129/5   CL White 14* (8b 1x6)

18.2

O'Brien to White, no run, aye, he was lining up to send that out the stadium, but he swung and missed by not much, that had pitched on a length outside off stump and had he hit, it was outta here

18.3

O'Brien to White, 2 runs, top edge, but where's it going? O'Brien hits a fuller length, White swings and sends the top edge spiralling up and over short third man, Broom and Brendon McCullum run after the ball but it drops near the ropes

18.4

O'Brien to White, OUT, up, up, up ... and ... into orbit ... it going, going, and ... oh well held Vettori! White heaves at another length ball on the stumps, sending it miles up into the evening sky, looks to be lost up there but the captain settles under it and takes a great catch just inside the ropes at deep midwicket

CL White c Vettori b O'Brien 16 (16m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 145.45

Australia 135/6   CL White 16 (11b 1x6)
Series Results
Australia v New Zealand at Sydney - Feb 15, 2009
Australia won by 1 run
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