New Zealand tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Commentary

6.1

Butler to Ferguson, no run, short of a length outside off stump, forced off the back foot to cover

6.2

Butler to Ferguson, 1 wide, bouncer outside off stump, no shot offered, wide called for height

6.2

Butler to Ferguson, 1 run, dragged in short outside off stump, Ferguson pulls just over midwicket

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

6.6

Butler to Ferguson, OUT, timber! Butler pitches it up on the stumps, very full and into the block hole, Ferguson walks away and swings, no contact made, and the base of the stumps is shattered

CJ Ferguson b Butler 8 (15m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

Australia 52/3   IG Butler 1-0-5-1

8.1

Butler to Voges, no run, pitches down leg stump, Voges can't connect and thats a wide

8.2

Butler to Voges, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump and steered wide of backward point

8.3

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

8.4

Butler to Voges, 1 run, full down leg stump and flicked in the air over square leg

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   IG Butler 2-0-9-1

10.1

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

10.2

Butler to Voges, no run, well done, Butler, another accurate yorker which is dug back out

10.3

Butler to Voges, FOUR, thats got a bit too much movement on it, its the attempted yorker but its swinging down leg stump and Voges just heaves it wide of backward square leg for four

10.4

Butler to Voges, 2 runs, this one pitches on the half-volley and Voges drives hard, back past mid-on

10.5

Butler to Voges, 1 run, 136ks, still searching for the blockhole, turned toward mid-on

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   IG Butler 3-0-18-1

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

16.3

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

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

16.5

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

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   IG Butler 4-0-30-1
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Australia v New Zealand at Sydney - Feb 15, 2009
Australia won by 1 run
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