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

Australia 10/0   BJ Haddin 7* (4b 1x4)   TG Southee 0.1-0-4-0

2.1

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

Australia 18/0   DA Warner 8* (6b 1x4)   IE O'Brien 0.1-0-4-0

2.3

O'Brien to Haddin, FOUR, attempted yorker ends up a low full toss and Haddin just slaps that back past Warner and the stumps, off the middle of the bat, and stands and admires his shot

Australia 23/0   BJ Haddin 14* (8b 2x4)   IE O'Brien 0.3-0-9-0

2.5

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

Australia 28/0   DA Warner 13* (8b 2x4)   IE O'Brien 0.5-0-14-0

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

Australia 33/0   DA Warner 18* (11b 3x4)   TG Southee 1.2-0-12-0

4.1

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

Australia 38/1   DA Warner 23* (13b 4x4)   IE O'Brien 1.1-0-19-0

5.5

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

Australia 46/2   CJ Ferguson 6* (5b 1x4)   TG Southee 2.5-0-17-1

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

Australia 72/3   AC Voges 11* (10b 1x4)   IG Butler 2.3-0-14-1

12.5

O'Brien to Voges, FOUR, better improvisation from Australia, as Voges skips down and converts the ball into a low full toss, and clips it in the air over midwicket to get a boundary

Australia 88/3   AC Voges 21* (17b 2x4)   IE O'Brien 2.5-0-28-1

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)   NL McCullum 2-0-14-0

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   JR Hopes 16* (10b 1x4)   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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