New Zealand tour of Australia, 2008/09 / Commentary

1.1

Southee to Haddin, FOUR, thumped! Haddin greets the bowler by making room and hitting the ball off a length inside out over extra cover for four first ball

1.2

Southee to Haddin, no run, pitches on the stumps and he skips down, clipping to midwicket

1.3

Southee to Haddin, no run, pitches on the half-volley and swings away, Haddin again exposes the stumps and has a big swing but cannot get bat on that one, so its another dot ball to Southee

1.4

Southee to Haddin, 3 runs, attempted yorker swings down leg stump and Haddin clips it on the full just wide of square leg, runs hard and gets three for his efforts

1.5

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

1.6

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

Australia 14/0   TG Southee 1-0-8-0

3.1

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

3.2

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

3.3

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

3.4

Southee to Haddin, OUT, taken this time, and what a ball to get a wicket! Southee sends down a full toss, Haddin walks into the shot and hits the ball back over the bowler, who cups it up in the air and then takes it on the second attempt, to his right .. Haddin can't believe he's bunted a full toss back to Southee

BJ Haddin c & b Southee 15 (15m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

3.5

Southee to Ferguson, no run, short of a length outside off stump, defended off the back foot to point

3.6

Southee to Ferguson, no run, short again, this time forced off the back foot, again straight to point

Australia 34/1   TG Southee 2-0-13-1

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

5.5

Southee to Ferguson, FOUR, short and wide and Ferguson slaps that behind point for four

5.6

Southee to Ferguson, 1 run, hits a length and thats an ugly heave across the line to midwicket

Australia 47/2   TG Southee 3-0-18-1

19.1

Southee to Henriques, 1 no ball, OUT, swings at a waist high full toss, gets a faint clip, McCullum dives superbly, injured shoulder and all, and intercepts the top edge brilliantly, then flicks the ball back to Southee, who runs out Henriques for 1 on his Australia debut

MC Henriques run out 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.1

Southee to Hopes, 1 run, full down leg stump, inside-edge to square leg, they scamper one

19.2

Southee to Siddle, 1 run, full in the zone again, he swings and gets a faint edge, safely fine

19.3

Southee to Hopes, 2 runs, another full toss, swung over square leg, Elliott does the fielding

19.4

Southee to Hopes, 2 runs, makes room, goes down on one knee and scoops the wide half-volley out to the sweeper at deep extra cover

19.5

Southee to Hopes, 2 runs, slower ball on a length, Hopes gets under it and swings over mid-on

19.6

Southee to Hopes, FOUR, good way to end the innings, Southee sends down a low full toss and Hopes connects well, swinging the ball over midwicket and the sweeper cannot get there in time

Australia 150/7   TG Southee 4-0-31-1
Series Results
Australia v New Zealand at Sydney - Feb 15, 2009
Australia won by 1 run
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