New Zealand tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Commentary


Franklin to Warner, 1 run, pitches it up first ball and Warner clips it just wide of square leg


Franklin to Warner, no run, gets some room outside off stump, crashes it straight to cover


Franklin to Warner, 2 runs, drops this one short, but Warner gets over the bounce and gets the wrists into play, turning the ball from outside off stump into the gap at midwicket and calling hard

Australia 6/0   DA Warner 3* (3b)


Southee to Warner, no run, pitches on a length outside off stump with a hint of wobble off the seam, Warner dances down and has an almighty swipe but cannot connect at all


Southee to Warner, 1 run, half-volley on the pads, flicked just wide of midwicket for one

Australia 14/0   DA Warner 4* (5b)


O'Brien to Warner, FOUR, starts off short outside leg stump and Warner flicks it past square leg


O'Brien to Warner, 1 run, short outside off stump this time and Warner gives it a hard crack off the back foot, but Broom dives across to his left in the covers and takes some pace of that monster hit


O'Brien to Warner, FOUR, stand and deliver from Warner, collecting the ball on the half-volley and muscling it out of the screws, Haddin jump ups and allows the ball pass and mid-off has no chance


O'Brien to Warner, 1 run, short of a length and he hits it off the back foot into the covers

Australia 29/0   DA Warner 14* (9b 2x4)


Southee to Warner, no run, swing and a miss, Warner flashing at the full and wide one


Southee to Warner, FOUR, wrong place to bowl, son, thats pitched up and hammered on the rise past mid-off again, the best way to punish the half-volley


Southee to Warner, 1 run, better delivery, pitching on middle and off and swinging back in, but Warner gets over it and punches it back past the stumps, calling for the single immediately

Australia 34/0   DA Warner 19* (12b 3x4)


O'Brien to Warner, FOUR, bang, thats four! O'Brien pitches short of a length outside off stump and looks on in pain as the ball rockets between midwicket and mid-off, Warner pulled that in a flash


O'Brien to Warner, no run, short and swinging away, Warner flashes and cannot connect


O'Brien to Warner, OUT, again back of a length outside off stump, and Warner can only thump it to mid-off's lap, its the captain himself who pouches it in his lap

DA Warner c Vettori b O'Brien 23 (19m 15b 4x4 0x6) SR: 153.33

Australia 38/2   DA Warner 23 (15b 4x4)
Series Results
Australia v New Zealand at Sydney - Feb 15, 2009
Australia won by 1 run
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