Commonwealth Bank Series, 2nd Match: Australia v New Zealand at Hobart, Jan 14, 2007
Australia won by 105 runs
14 January 2007 (50-over match)

It will be Franklin to bowl to Gilchrist.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the match 2 between Australia and New Zealand of the Commonwealth Bank Series at Hobart. I am Binoy George and along with Jamie Alter will be take you through today's game.

It is going to be another fascinating contest between the two rivals. Please stay tuned for some interesting action.

Toss: Australia have won the toss and elected to bat.

Team News: Australia have made one change to the team that played England, Hilfenhaus comes in place of McGrath.

Pre-match banter:
Stephen Fleming: "We're not exactly brimming with confidence, but we've got a good understanding of our one-day game." He also added how excited he was at renewing his battle with retiring fast bowler Glenn McGrath this summer.

Shane Bond - on targeting Ricky Ponting: "The plans I've put in place for him seem to be successful but I can't keep doing the same thing and just expect to get the same result. Hopefully I can continue what I'm doing but also introduce some new stuff and keep getting his wicket."

Michael Clarke: "They're a very good one-day team, they always seem to step up against Australia and we've had some very tight battles. I'm sure they're looking forward to playing against us tomorrow and I'm sure it's going to be a very good series."

0.1

Franklin to Gilchrist, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump, left alone

0.1

Franklin to Gilchrist, 3 runs, bit fuller from Franklin, Gilchrist drives well through covers to the deep

0.2

Franklin to Hayden, 3 runs, pitched up and swinging away, driven well by Hayden wide of mid off to the deep

0.3

Franklin to Gilchrist, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Gilchrist puts it away in style, slashes it over backward-point, one bounce into the fence

0.4

Franklin to Gilchrist, 1 run

0.5

Franklin to Hayden, no run, good ball this time from Franklin, held its line, Hayden covers the line and lets it go

0.6

Franklin to Hayden, no run, another ball outside the off stump, Hayden watches it and lets it go through to McCullum

End of over 1 (12 runs) Australia 12/0 (RR: 12.00)

    • ML Hayden 3 (3b)
    • AC Gilchrist 8 (3b 1x4)
    • JEC Franklin 1-0-12-0

It will be Bond to bowl

1.1

Bond to Gilchrist, no run, good ball on target, 142 km/h, worked to the on side

1.2

Bond to Gilchrist, 1 run, short delivery, gets a thick bottom edge to fine leg, looking for the pull

1.3

Bond to Hayden, no run, back of a length delivery, moves slightly away from Hayden, who defends to the off side

1.4

Bond to Hayden, no run, right back and pushes back down the track, 143.3 km/h

1.5

Bond to Hayden, no run

1.6

Bond to Hayden, no run

End of over 2 (1 run) Australia 13/0 (RR: 6.50)

    • ML Hayden 3 (7b)
    • AC Gilchrist 9 (5b 1x4)
    • SE Bond 1-0-1-0
    • JEC Franklin 1-0-12-0
2.1

Franklin to Gilchrist, 1 no ball, oversteps, fuller outside the off stump, Gilchrist mistimes the drive to mid off

2.1

Franklin to Gilchrist, no run

2.2

Franklin to Gilchrist, no run

2.3

Franklin to Gilchrist, FOUR, gets the edge, just to the right of Fleming at first slip, that was too close to body for the cut shot

2.4

Franklin to Gilchrist, no run, left alone outside the off stump

2.5

Franklin to Gilchrist, no run

2.6

Franklin to Gilchrist, no run, pitched up delivery outside the off stump, driven straight along the ground to Vettori at mid off

End of over 3 (5 runs) Australia 18/0 (RR: 6.00)

    • AC Gilchrist 13 (12b 2x4)
    • ML Hayden 3 (7b)
    • JEC Franklin 2-0-17-0
    • SE Bond 1-0-1-0
3.1

Bond to Hayden, 2 runs, on the legs, Hayden gets an inside edge onto the body and then to fine leg, comes back for the second run

3.2

Bond to Hayden, no run, looking to leave it alone, gets the edge along the ground to backward-point

3.3

Bond to Hayden, no run, gets behind a back of a length delivery and pushes to point

3.4

Bond to Hayden, no run, squares up Hayden, good delivery from Bond

3.5

Bond to Hayden, no run, moves into line and lets it go outside the off stump through to McCullum

3.6

Bond to Hayden, no run, beats Hayden, bit fuller and swinging away, looking to drive straight down the ground, misses it

End of over 4 (2 runs) Australia 20/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • ML Hayden 5 (13b)
    • AC Gilchrist 13 (12b 2x4)
    • SE Bond 2-0-3-0
    • JEC Franklin 2-0-17-0
4.1

Franklin to Gilchrist, no run, back of a length delivery, Gilchrist on the back foot defends to point

4.2

Franklin to Gilchrist, FOUR, pitched up and wide outside the off stump, Gilchrist puts it away, driven through covers to the fence

4.3

Franklin to Gilchrist, no run, gets back and nudges to the on side

4.4

Franklin to Gilchrist, no run, wide outside the off stump, cut away hard in the air, bounces just short of Patel at backward-point

4.5

Franklin to Gilchrist, no run, well directed from Franklin, moves back and works to the on side

4.6

Franklin to Gilchrist, FOUR, pitched from Franklin, it was in the slot, lofts it straight past the bowler to the fence

End of over 5 (8 runs) Australia 28/0 (RR: 5.60)

    • AC Gilchrist 21 (18b 4x4)
    • ML Hayden 5 (13b)
    • JEC Franklin 3-0-25-0
    • SE Bond 2-0-3-0
5.1

Bond to Hayden, 3 runs, works it through midwicket to the deep

5.2

Bond to Gilchrist, 1 run, quick single to short cover, Vettori runs in from mid off to field the ball

5.3

Bond to Hayden, no run, plays to the on side

5.4

Bond to Hayden, FOUR, full on the legs, tucked away nicely to long leg fence, bad line from Bond, probably looking for the yorker

5.5

Bond to Hayden, 2 runs, on the pads once again, tucks it through midwicket

5.6

Bond to Hayden, no run, bit slower from Bond, 131 km/h, left alone, on the second bounce to McCullum

End of over 6 (10 runs) Australia 38/0 (RR: 6.33)

    • ML Hayden 14 (18b 1x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 22 (19b 4x4)
    • SE Bond 3-0-13-0
    • JEC Franklin 3-0-25-0

A good start for Australia

6.1

Franklin to Gilchrist, FOUR, half-volley outside the off stump, driven well through extra-cover, places it well to the fence

6.2

Franklin to Gilchrist, 1 run, nudges wide of mid on for a single

Three boundaries for Gilchrist through the covers in his 5 boundaries

6.3

Franklin to Hayden, no run, pitched up delivery, driven back to the bowler

6.4

Franklin to Hayden, no run, mistimes the drive to mid on, looking for the big booming drive

6.5

Franklin to Hayden, 1 no ball, oversteps, drifts down the leg side

6.5

Franklin to Hayden, no run, lets the ball go outside the off stump, was thinking of the cut shot

6.6

Franklin to Hayden, no run, once again lets it go through to McCullum, a watchful Hayden

End of over 7 (6 runs) Australia 44/0 (RR: 6.28)

    • ML Hayden 14 (23b 1x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 27 (21b 5x4)
    • JEC Franklin 4-0-31-0
    • SE Bond 3-0-13-0
7.1

Bond to Gilchrist, no run, on the middle stump, pushes to the on side

Two slips in place

7.2

Bond to Gilchrist, no run, driven to mid off, fielded by Vettori

7.3

Bond to Gilchrist, 1 run, pushes upishly to backward-point to the right of Patel who dives, just falls short

7.4

Bond to Hayden, 1 no ball, angled across, left alone outside the off stump, Bond oversteps

7.4

Bond to Hayden, 2 runs, on the legs, flicks it behind square leg to the deep, McMillan runs around from fine leg does well to slide and stop it

7.5

Bond to Hayden, 1 run, pitched up delivery outside the off stump, driven to Vettori at mid off, who misfields to allow a run

7.6

Bond to Gilchrist, FOUR, lovely shot from Gilchrist, driven wide of mid on, the ball races to the fence, brings up the 50 for Australia in quick time

End of over 8 (9 runs) Australia 53/0 (RR: 6.62)

    • AC Gilchrist 32 (25b 6x4)
    • ML Hayden 17 (26b 1x4)
    • SE Bond 4-0-22-0
    • JEC Franklin 4-0-31-0

Fleming makes a change, Gillespie replaces Franklin

8.1

Gillespie to Hayden, 1 run, nudges to midwicket to pick up a single

8.2

Gillespie to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, pitched outside the leg stump, loud appeal, given not out by umpire Rauf, they scamper through for a leg bye

8.3

Gillespie to Hayden, 4 leg byes, this time on the pads, looking to glance it fine, misses, off the thigh pad to the fence

8.4

Gillespie to Hayden, no run, left alone outside the off stump

8.5

Gillespie to Hayden, FOUR, lofts it in the air over wide mid on to the fence, good shot

8.6

Gillespie to Hayden, no run, defends to the on side

End of over 9 (10 runs) Australia 63/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • ML Hayden 22 (31b 2x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 32 (26b 6x4)
    • MR Gillespie 1-0-5-0
    • SE Bond 4-0-22-0
9.1

Bond to Gilchrist, no run, moves back and defends to the off side

9.2

Bond to Gilchrist, no run, good ball almost squares up Gilchrist, pushes upto mid off

9.3

Bond to Gilchrist, no run, 149.9 km/h, fuller delivery driven to mid off

9.4

Bond to Gilchrist, SIX, good shot for maximum, flicks it in the air over backward square leg fence

9.5

Bond to Gilchrist, no run, defends with a straight bat back down the track

9.6

Bond to Gilchrist, no run, slower from Bond, 128.6 km/h, defends to the off side

End of over 10 (6 runs) Australia 69/0 (RR: 6.90)

    • AC Gilchrist 38 (32b 6x4 1x6)
    • ML Hayden 22 (31b 2x4)
    • SE Bond 5-0-28-0
    • MR Gillespie 1-0-5-0

After one over from Gillespie, Fleming brings on Patel. Powerplay not taken. Coming round the wicket

10.1

Patel to Hayden, 1 run, moves back and works to the on side for a single

10.2

Patel to Gilchrist, no run, good ball, beaten by the turn, pitches outside the leg stump, spins across, off the pad to the off side

10.3

Patel to Gilchrist, no run, this time watchfully moves forward and pushes to backward-point

10.4

Patel to Gilchrist, no run, good ball, pushes to short extra-cover

10.5

Patel to Gilchrist, no run, moves back and defends with a straight bat back to the bowler

Patel getting good drift

10.6

Patel to Gilchrist, 1 run, gets back and cuts to deep point for a single

Good first over from Patel

End of over 11 (2 runs) Australia 71/0 (RR: 6.45)

    • AC Gilchrist 39 (37b 6x4 1x6)
    • ML Hayden 23 (32b 2x4)
    • JS Patel 1-0-2-0
    • SE Bond 5-0-28-0

Gillespie switches ends, replaces Bond from the Church Street End

11.1

Gillespie to Gilchrist, FOUR, great shot from Gilchrist, driven well in the gap between extra-cover and mid off, the ball races to the fence in quick time

11.2

Gillespie to Gilchrist, no run, goes for the pull and misses, goes just over, closer to the off stump

11.3

Gillespie to Gilchrist, no run, looking to work it through the on side, off the pad

11.4

Gillespie to Gilchrist, 1 run, moves back and works it off his pads in front of square leg for a single

11.5

Gillespie to Hayden, no run, 143.6 km/h, looking to play through the on side, misses, off the pad

11.6

Gillespie to Hayden, no run, back of a length delivery, defended to midwicket

End of over 12 (5 runs) Australia 76/0 (RR: 6.33)

    • ML Hayden 23 (34b 2x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 44 (41b 7x4 1x6)
    • MR Gillespie 2-0-10-0
    • JS Patel 1-0-2-0

Good going from Australia, over 6 per over

12.1

Patel to Gilchrist, 1 run, tossed up bit fuller outside the off stump, driven well down the ground to long off

12.2

Patel to Hayden, 1 run, pitched outside the leg stump, plays it in the air through midwicket

12.3

Patel to Gilchrist, no run, moves forward and defends to cover, good bowling from Patel

12.4

Patel to Gilchrist, 1 run, bit slower and fraction short from Patel, cut to deep cover for a single

12.5

Patel to Hayden, 2 runs, bit fuller on the middle and leg, driven well down the ground to long on, good running fetches the second run

12.6

Patel to Hayden, (no ball) 1 run, oversteps, this is bad, moves back and works through midwicket

12.6

Patel to Gilchrist, no run, loud appeal given not out by umpire Rauf, it was pitched outside the leg stump, struck the pad

End of over 13 (7 runs) Australia 83/0 (RR: 6.38)

    • AC Gilchrist 46 (45b 7x4 1x6)
    • ML Hayden 27 (37b 2x4)
    • JS Patel 2-0-9-0
    • MR Gillespie 2-0-10-0
13.1

Gillespie to Hayden, no run, moves in line and pushes back down the track to Gillespie

13.2

Gillespie to Hayden, OUT, Gillespie gets the first break-through, it was short and down the leg side, Hayden looking for the pull, gets the edge through to McCullum (off the glove), who takes the catch.

ML Hayden c †McCullum b Gillespie 27 (58m 39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

Ponting walks out in the middle, gets a huge reception

13.3

Gillespie to Ponting, no run, wide outside the off stump, left alone through to McCullum

13.4

Gillespie to Ponting, no run, once again left alone

13.5

Gillespie to Ponting, no run

13.6

Gillespie to Ponting, no run, on the off stump, driven to cover, not from the middle off the bat

End of over 14 (wicket maiden) Australia 83/1 (RR: 5.92)

    • RT Ponting 0 (4b)
    • AC Gilchrist 46 (45b 7x4 1x6)
    • MR Gillespie 3-1-10-1
    • JS Patel 2-0-9-0

Fleming opts for the powerplay

14.1

Patel to Gilchrist, no run, full toss driven back to Patel, drops short of him

14.2

Patel to Gilchrist, no run, comes down the track and drives it back, fielded by Patel

14.3

Patel to Gilchrist, no run, driven to mid on, a quick throw from the fielder, Patel taking evasive action in the back ground as the ball struck the stumps

14.4

Patel to Gilchrist, 1 run, driven to the right of mid on for a single

Over the wicket to Ponting

14.5

Patel to Ponting, 1 run, comes to the pitch of the delivery and drives to long on for his first run

14.6

Patel to Gilchrist, 1 run, full toss driven wide of long off for a single

End of over 15 (3 runs) Australia 86/1 (RR: 5.73)

    • AC Gilchrist 48 (50b 7x4 1x6)
    • RT Ponting 1 (5b)
    • JS Patel 3-0-12-0
    • MR Gillespie 3-1-10-1
15.1

Gillespie to Gilchrist, no run, short ball, struck on the body, looking for the pull, misses it

15.2

Gillespie to Gilchrist, no run, on the leg stump, pushes it back to Gillespie

15.3

Gillespie to Gilchrist, 1 run, gets a bottom edge down to thirdman for a single, Gilchrist on 49

15.4

Gillespie to Ponting, 1 no ball, oversteps, driven to mid off

15.4

Gillespie to Ponting, FOUR, short and wide, cut off the back foot to cover fence, nice shot

Ponting gets a good cheer from his home crowd

15.5

Gillespie to Ponting, no run, defends to cover on the front foot

15.6

Gillespie to Ponting, no run, driven well along the ground to mid off

End of over 16 (6 runs) Australia 92/1 (RR: 5.75)

    • RT Ponting 5 (9b 1x4)
    • AC Gilchrist 49 (53b 7x4 1x6)
    • MR Gillespie 4-1-16-1
    • JS Patel 3-0-12-0

Drinks: Players take a break for drinks. Australia are 92 for one. Hayden falling to Gillespie for 27 as he gloved a short ball down the leg side to McCullum. Gilchrist looking in good form and he is unbeaten on 49. Patel to continue...

16.1

Patel to Gilchrist, FOUR, gets his fifty in style, dances down the track and lofts it over mid on to the fence

16.2

Patel to Gilchrist, no run, advances once again and plays to the on side

16.3

Patel to Gilchrist, SIX, a big hit over midwicket for maximum, goes out of the stadium, lovely strike, a slog sweep

16.4

Patel to Gilchrist, 2 runs, worked through midwicket

16.5

Patel to Gilchrist, OUT, pitches on the middle and straightens, Gilchrist once again looking for the slog sweep, misses it completely, strikes the pad, loud appeal, umpire Rauf takes a long time and then lifts the finger.

AC Gilchrist lbw b Patel 61 (78m 58b 8x4 2x6) SR: 105.17

Gilchrist goes after an explosive 61. Clarke walks into the middle

16.6

Patel to Clarke, no run, moves forward and defends on the track

End of over 17 (12 runs) Australia 104/2 (RR: 6.11)

    • MJ Clarke 0 (1b)
    • RT Ponting 5 (9b 1x4)
    • JS Patel 4-0-24-1
    • MR Gillespie 4-1-16-1
17.1

Gillespie to Ponting, 1 run, moves forward and opens the face off the bat and plays to thirdman

17.2

Gillespie to Clarke, no run, a bouncer from Gillespie, ducks under it

17.3

Gillespie to Clarke, no run, wide outside the off stump, left alone through to McCullum

17.4

Gillespie to Clarke, 2 runs, pitched up outside the off stump, Clarke finds the gap to deep cover, Franklin fields it and gives it to Patel, who throws it in

17.5

Gillespie to Clarke, 1 no ball, oversteps, pushes to the off side

Lot of no balls from the kiwi bowlers

losses his run-up as he was about to deliver, has to come in again

17.5

Gillespie to Clarke, no run, shoulders arms to a delivery outside the off stump

17.6

Gillespie to Clarke, no run, moves forward in line and defends to cover, a loud call of "wait on" from Clarke

End of over 18 (4 runs) Australia 108/2 (RR: 6.00)

    • MJ Clarke 2 (7b)
    • RT Ponting 6 (10b 1x4)
    • MR Gillespie 5-1-20-1
    • JS Patel 4-0-24-1

Fleming makes the change, Vettori replaces Patel, 174 wickets in 181 matches. Coming round the wicket, still in the powerplay

18.1

Vettori to Ponting, no run, comes forward and defends to cover, fielded by Marshall

18.2

Vettori to Ponting, no run, moves forward once again and defends to the off side

18.3

Vettori to Ponting, no run, on the off and middle, driven to mid on

18.4

Vettori to Ponting, no run, moves forward in line and defends to cover, can't get it through the ring

18.5

Vettori to Ponting, no run, short and flat from Vettori, pushes to the off side

18.6

Vettori to Ponting, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

A good over from Vettori, a maiden over

End of over 19 (maiden) Australia 108/2 (RR: 5.68)

    • RT Ponting 6 (16b 1x4)
    • MJ Clarke 2 (7b)
    • DL Vettori 1-1-0-0
    • MR Gillespie 5-1-20-1

Third powerplay taken

19.1

Gillespie to Clarke, no run, wide outside the off stump, gets the under-edge, on the bounce to McCullum, who finds it difficult to take, not much of feet movement as he went after the ball.

19.2

Gillespie to Clarke, no run, defended on the back foot to cover

19.3

Gillespie to Clarke, no run, defends to the off side, good line from Gillespie

19.4

Gillespie to Clarke, no run, moves forward and lets it go through to McCullum

19.5

Gillespie to Clarke, 1 run, runs it down to thirdman to pick up a single

19.6

Gillespie to Ponting, FOUR, swings it high and one bounce into the midwicket fence, good strike from Ponting, it was in the slot

End of over 20 (5 runs) Australia 113/2 (RR: 5.65)

    • RT Ponting 10 (17b 2x4)
    • MJ Clarke 3 (12b)
    • MR Gillespie 6-1-25-1
    • DL Vettori 1-1-0-0
20.1

Vettori to Clarke, no run, moves back and prods to the off side

20.2

Vettori to Clarke, no run, quicker delivery and it was flat, pushed back to Vettori

20.3

Vettori to Clarke, no run, another flat delivery on the legs, worked to the on side

20.4

Vettori to Clarke, no run, defended on the front foot to the off side

10 balls from Vettori without a run

20.5

Vettori to Clarke, no run, good ball once again, stretches forward and defends

20.6

Vettori to Clarke, FOUR, breaks the shackles, uses his feet well and lofts it over wide mid on to the fence.&

End of over 21 (4 runs) Australia 117/2 (RR: 5.57)

    • MJ Clarke 7 (18b 1x4)
    • RT Ponting 10 (17b 2x4)
    • DL Vettori 2-1-4-0
    • MR Gillespie 6-1-25-1
21.1

Gillespie to Ponting, no run, fuller delivery driven to mid off, fielded by Bond

21.2

Gillespie to Ponting, no run, short outside the off stump, Ponting caught in two minds, just puts his bat

21.3

Gillespie to Ponting, no run, times it well to covers, Ross Taylor dives to his right and makes a wonderful stop

21.4

Gillespie to Ponting, no run, driven firmly upto mid off to Bond

21.5

Gillespie to Ponting, OUT, it was in the slot outside the off stump, hit straight to Fleming at short cover, who takes the catch.

RT Ponting c Fleming b Gillespie 10 (41m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

Nice bit of captaincy from Fleming, who made the change just before the delivery to come to short cover, wonderful stuff.

Symonds walks into face Gillespie

21.6

Gillespie to Symonds, no run, digs in a short one outside the off stump, left alone through to McCullum

End of over 22 (wicket maiden) Australia 117/3 (RR: 5.31)

    • A Symonds 0 (1b)
    • MJ Clarke 7 (18b 1x4)
    • MR Gillespie 7-2-25-2
    • DL Vettori 2-1-4-0
22.1

Vettori to Clarke, no run, comes forward and quietly plays to the on side

22.2

Vettori to Clarke, no run, defended to the on side

22.3

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, a touch short, moves back and drives wide of mid off

22.4

Vettori to Symonds, no run, looking for the cut, chops it onto the ground, that was a close thing

22.5

Vettori to Symonds, no run, defended back to the bowler

22.6

Vettori to Symonds, no run, moves forward and defends to the off side

New Zealand have done well to come back

End of over 23 (1 run) Australia 118/3 (RR: 5.13)

    • A Symonds 0 (4b)
    • MJ Clarke 8 (21b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 3-1-5-0
    • MR Gillespie 7-2-25-2

Runs in and misses his run up once again

23.1

Gillespie to Clarke, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven to cover

23.2

Gillespie to Clarke, 1 run, on the stumps, worked in front of square leg for a single

23.3

Gillespie to Symonds, 1 run, looking to drive through the covers, gets the edge down along the ground to thirdman

23.4

Gillespie to Clarke, 2 runs, short delivery, Clarke looking to pull out of a pull shot, gets a top edge and goes in the air to fine leg, Vettori does well to run around and field

23.5

Gillespie to Clarke, no run, a low full toss, driven straight to the fielder at cover, can't get it through the in-field

23.6

Gillespie to Clarke, FOUR, moves forward and pulls to midwicket fence, it was not off the middle of the bat

End of over 24 (8 runs) Australia 126/3 (RR: 5.25)

    • MJ Clarke 15 (26b 2x4)
    • A Symonds 1 (5b)
    • MR Gillespie 8-2-33-2
    • DL Vettori 3-1-5-0

Vettori to continue, wonderful bowling from him

24.1

Vettori to Symonds, 1 wide, down the leg side, signalled wide

24.1

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on

24.2

Vettori to Clarke, no run, comes forward and watchfully defends on the track

24.3

Vettori to Clarke, no run, flat delivery outside the off stump, moves back and cuts to backward-point

24.4

Vettori to Clarke, 2 runs, flatter again, moves back and drives to the left of backward-point, comes quickly back for the second run

24.5

Vettori to Clarke, no run, dances down the track and and defends it back to the bowler

24.6

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, moves back and cuts well to deep cover, fielded by Gillespie

End of over 25 (5 runs) Australia 131/3 (RR: 5.24)

    • MJ Clarke 18 (31b 2x4)
    • A Symonds 2 (6b)
    • DL Vettori 4-1-10-0
    • MR Gillespie 8-2-33-2

Patel comes into the bowl

25.1

Patel to Clarke, no run, mistimes the cut to cover

25.2

Patel to Clarke, 2 runs, turned in front of square leg for couple of runs

25.3

Patel to Clarke, no run, moves forward and defends to the off side

25.4

Patel to Clarke, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, room for Clarke as he cuts to deep backward-point

25.5

Patel to Symonds, 2 runs, waits on his back foot and plays it late to thirdman, McMillan does well

25.6

Patel to Symonds, 2 runs, again played wonderfully well, cuts it late to thirdman, picks up couple of runs

End of over 26 (7 runs) Australia 138/3 (RR: 5.30)

    • A Symonds 6 (8b)
    • MJ Clarke 21 (35b 2x4)
    • JS Patel 5-0-31-1
    • DL Vettori 4-1-10-0

spin from both ends

26.1

Vettori to Clarke, no run, defended to the on side

26.2

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, cut to deep backward-point

26.3

Vettori to Symonds, no run, loud shout turned down, going down the leg side

26.4

Vettori to Symonds, no run, comes forward and defends back down the track

26.5

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, room outside the off stump, cut to deep point

26.6

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, uses his feet and lofts it in the air to long off, falls just short of Patel.

lovely bowling from Vettori. It is now over to Jamie for the rest of the innings.

End of over 27 (3 runs) Australia 141/3 (RR: 5.22)

    • MJ Clarke 23 (38b 2x4)
    • A Symonds 7 (11b)
    • DL Vettori 5-1-13-0
    • JS Patel 5-0-31-1

Thanks, Binoy. Hi everyone.

27.1

Patel to Clarke, no run, tossed up a fraction wide of off stump, Symonds leans back and runs it fine, sets off for the single, and just manages to beat the fielder's throw

27.2

Patel to Clarke, FOUR, tossed up, down the track waltzes Clarke, getting to the pitch of it and lofting it down the ground for four, top shot!

27.3

Patel to Clarke, 1 run, quicker delivery on the stumps, Clarke comes down the track and drives it to long-on

27.4

Patel to Symonds, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Symonds kneels down and sweeps it away to backward square leg for a single

27.5

Patel to Clarke, 1 run, short and wide, he rocks back and cuts that into the gap at point, but just the single this time

27.6

Patel to Symonds, no run, flatter on the stumps, Symonds shuffles and works it to midwicket

End of over 28 (7 runs) Australia 148/3 (RR: 5.28)

    • A Symonds 8 (13b)
    • MJ Clarke 29 (42b 3x4)
    • JS Patel 6-0-38-1
    • DL Vettori 5-1-13-0
28.1

Vettori to Clarke, no run, delivery looped outside off stump, Clarke opens the face of the bat and steers it straight to the fielder at gully

28.2

Vettori to Clarke, no run, full and straight on the stumps, Clarke gets forward and plays it back to the bowler

28.3

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, quicker and flatter, he rocks back and chops to gully

28.4

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, drifts down leg stumps, he turns it around the corner to bring up the 150

28.5

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Clarke gets forward and pushes to mid-off

28.6

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, flat down the legs, and he flicks it around the corner

End of over 29 (4 runs) Australia 152/3 (RR: 5.24)

    • A Symonds 10 (15b)
    • MJ Clarke 31 (46b 3x4)
    • DL Vettori 6-1-17-0
    • JS Patel 6-0-38-1

Shane Bond is back

29.1

Bond to Symonds, 1 run, short and wide, rubbish ball, and its cut away to deep backward point for one

29.2

Bond to Clarke, no run, good length outside off stump with some more lift on it, and he leaves it alone watchfully

29.3

Bond to Clarke, 1 run, slower ball outside off stump, looking for the yorker, which doesnt get that right, and Clarke taps it in front of point for one

29.4

Bond to Symonds, no run, short and wide, Symonds opens the face and runs it to gully, where Fleming dives to his left and saves it very well

29.5

Bond to Symonds, no run, and again, short of a length and Symonds runs it to a very acrobatic Fleming at gully, good stuff from the skip

29.6

Bond to Symonds, 1 run, good length on the stumps, slower ball, Symonds gets forward and defends

End of over 30 (3 runs) Australia 155/3 (RR: 5.16)

    • A Symonds 12 (19b)
    • MJ Clarke 32 (48b 3x4)
    • SE Bond 6-0-31-0
    • DL Vettori 6-1-17-0
30.1

Vettori to Symonds, no run, tossed up, he drives to cover

30.2

Vettori to Symonds, no run, quicker on the stumps, he defends it to the on side

30.3

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, short and wide, cracked out to the deep backward point sweeper

30.4

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, flat on the stumps, Clarke uses the feet well and chips to mid-on for one

30.5

Vettori to Symonds, FOUR, shot! Just a fraction short but he cuts that powerfully and in the gap behind square for four

30.6

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, he works that to midwicket

End of over 31 (7 runs) Australia 162/3 (RR: 5.22)

    • A Symonds 18 (24b 1x4)
    • MJ Clarke 33 (49b 3x4)
    • DL Vettori 7-1-24-0
    • SE Bond 6-0-31-0
31.1

Bond to Symonds, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, he opens the face and runs it to third man for one

31.2

Bond to Clarke, 1 wide, very short and wide, Clarke thinks about the pull but bails out in his piroutte, and the umpire calls it wide

31.2

Bond to Clarke, no run, short and wide again, he pulls but cant connect well, theres an inside edge that bounces before McCullum

31.3

Bond to Clarke, no run, hat-trick of lifters outside off stump, to which Clarke once more thinks about the pull but resists

31.4

Bond to Clarke, OUT, gone! Set him up! Slower ball, just, on a good length outside off stump, Clarke cant contain his aggression and drives at it across the line, getting a leading edge that pops up straight in the air, there's calls of 'CATCH IT' and three men on the off side swoop in, but its Astle, running in from mid-off, who takes the steepler - making a tough chance look easy - and sends Clarke on his way

MJ Clarke c Astle b Bond 33 (58m 52b 3x4 0x6) SR: 63.46

Mike Hussey's the new man in

31.5

Bond to Symonds, no run, good length delivery outside off, Symonds gets forward and pushes it straight to the fielder at short cover

31.6

Bond to Symonds, no run, good length outside off stump, he stands and defends to the off side

End of over 32 (2 runs) Australia 164/4 (RR: 5.12)

    • A Symonds 19 (27b 1x4)
    • MEK Hussey 0 (0b)
    • SE Bond 7-0-33-1
    • DL Vettori 7-1-24-0
32.1

Vettori to Hussey, no run, good length outside off stump, Hussey tries the dab to third man but cant beat gully

32.2

Vettori to Hussey, no run, tossed up on off stump, he tries the flick but cant time it well at all, ball pops up on the leg side but theres no catches in that up close

32.3

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Hussey goes back and flicks it away to midwicket for a single to get off the mark

32.4

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, he gets forward and drives back to Vettori

32.5

Vettori to Hussey, no run, tossed up on the stumps, he comes forward and works it to leg but cant beat midwicket

32.6

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, fired in on the legs, and Hussey flicks fine for one

End of over 33 (3 runs) Australia 167/4 (RR: 5.06)

    • MEK Hussey 2 (5b)
    • A Symonds 20 (28b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 8-1-27-0
    • SE Bond 7-0-33-1

Bond. Shane Bond. Continues.

33.1

Bond to Hussey, no run, just short of a length outside off stump, Hussey has no room to cut but tries anyways, chopping it in front of point

33.2

Bond to Hussey, no run, back of a length outside off stump, up on the toes he goes, running it to point

33.3

Bond to Hussey, no run, good length on middle and leg with a little more lift on it, Hussey tries to work it off the hips but gets all tangled up

33.4

Bond to Hussey, no run, quicker and a tad fuller on off stump, Hussey tries to manufacture a flick but has to adjust to the pace, and ends up defending back to Bond

33.5

Bond to Hussey, no run, back of a length outside off stump, he hops up and runs that off the face right to Patel at point

33.6

Bond to Hussey, 1 run, fired in short on leg stump and he pulls it out to Vettori at deep backward square leg

good over from Bond, 'cept for that last ball

End of over 34 (1 run) Australia 168/4 (RR: 4.94)

    • MEK Hussey 3 (11b)
    • A Symonds 20 (28b 1x4)
    • SE Bond 8-0-34-1
    • DL Vettori 8-1-27-0

Jeetan Patel gets the ball tossed back to him, around the wicket he will come

34.1

Patel to Hussey, no run, tossed up outside off stump, driven to cover and wants the run, but hes sent back

34.2

Patel to Hussey, no run, good quicker ball spins in and he has to defend back to Patel

34.3

Patel to Hussey, 1 run, flat and short, back he goes, punching into the covers for one

34.4

Patel to Symonds, 1 run, flat down the leg side, easy pickings for Symonds, who works it into the deep for one

34.5

Patel to Hussey, no run, looped up on middle and off, Hussey goes back and defends it

34.6

Patel to Hussey, 1 run, flatter outside off stump, he gets forward and sweeps it around the corner for one more

End of over 35 (3 runs) Australia 171/4 (RR: 4.88)

    • MEK Hussey 5 (16b)
    • A Symonds 21 (29b 1x4)
    • JS Patel 7-0-41-1
    • SE Bond 8-0-34-1

Astle gets a bowl too

35.1

Astle to Hussey, 1 run, good length outside off stump, run wide of gully for an easy single

35.2

Astle to Symonds, no run, back of a length on off stump, Symonds stands and drives back to Astle

35.3

Astle to Symonds, no run, back of length outside off stump now, and he runs that to gully

35.4

Astle to Symonds, no run, good length outside off stump, driven to mid-off

35.5

Astle to Symonds, no run, good length again, quicker too, and he drives back to Astle

35.6

Astle to Symonds, no run, lovely! Quicker, a tad fuller, fairly rips off the scrambled seam and squares Symonds all ends up, beating the forward prod

End of over 36 (1 run) Australia 172/4 (RR: 4.77)

    • A Symonds 21 (34b 1x4)
    • MEK Hussey 6 (17b)
    • NJ Astle 1-0-1-0
    • JS Patel 7-0-41-1
36.1

Patel to Hussey, 2 runs, swept to fine leg

36.2

Patel to Hussey, no run, driven to midwicket

36.3

Patel to Hussey, 1 run, played to short cover for a quick single

36.4

Patel to Symonds, 1 run, driven to long on for a single

36.5

Patel to Hussey, no run, defended to the off side,

36.6

Patel to Hussey, no run, comes forward and defends

End of over 37 (4 runs) Australia 176/4 (RR: 4.75)

    • MEK Hussey 9 (22b)
    • A Symonds 22 (35b 1x4)
    • JS Patel 8-0-45-1
    • NJ Astle 1-0-1-0
37.1

Astle to Symonds, 1 run, short in length, driven along the ground to long on&

37.2

Astle to Hussey, 1 run, moves back and forces to short cover, slight misfield

37.3

Astle to Symonds, 1 run, short in length on the pads, pushes to deep mid on for a single

37.4

Astle to Hussey, 2 runs, nicely played, waits on the back foot and cuts late, takes on the fielder and comes back for the second run, good running

37.5

Astle to Hussey, no run, plays and misses outside the off stump, good work from McCullum

37.6

Astle to Hussey, no run, good ball defended back to the bowler

End of over 38 (5 runs) Australia 181/4 (RR: 4.76)

    • MEK Hussey 12 (26b)
    • A Symonds 24 (37b 1x4)
    • NJ Astle 2-0-6-0
    • JS Patel 8-0-45-1

Now Flem calls on the services of Craig McMillan, slow military medium. McCullum stands upto the stumps

38.1

McMillan to Symonds, 1 run, full on the legs, worked out to deep midwicket for one

38.2

McMillan to Hussey, 1 run, slow and full on off stump, Hussey leans forward and opens the face, running to third man for one

38.3

McMillan to Symonds, 1 run, good length delivery outside off stump, Hussey reaches for it and drives it to the sweeper cover

38.4

McMillan to Hussey, FOUR, good length outside off stump, down comes Hussey and he picks that up nicely over extra cover for four, shot!

38.5

McMillan to Hussey, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Symonds goes on the backfoot and glances it to backward square leg

38.6

McMillan to Symonds, 1 run, good length on off stump, Symonds drives across the line but cant beat mid-on

End of over 39 (9 runs) Australia 190/4 (RR: 4.87)

    • A Symonds 27 (40b 1x4)
    • MEK Hussey 18 (29b 1x4)
    • CD McMillan 1-0-9-0
    • NJ Astle 2-0-6-0
39.1

Astle to Symonds, no run, back of a length outside off stump, run to Fulton at backward point

39.2

Astle to Symonds, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Symonds opens the face and slices that to gully

39.3

Astle to Hussey, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, Hussey opens the face and collects one down to third man

39.4

Astle to Symonds, 1 run, fullish on leg stump, worked out to the deep midwicket fielder

39.5

Astle to Hussey, 1 run, back of a length, he just rocks back and punches in the gap at cover for one

39.6

Astle to Symonds, 1 run, good length on the stumps, he shuffles and works it to midwicket for one&

End of over 40 (5 runs) Australia 195/4 (RR: 4.87)

    • A Symonds 30 (44b 1x4)
    • MEK Hussey 20 (31b 1x4)
    • NJ Astle 3-0-11-0
    • CD McMillan 1-0-9-0
40.1

McMillan to Symonds, 1 run, flat outside off stump, no room on offer but he opens the face very late and runs it fine

40.2

McMillan to Hussey, OUT, simple dismissal! An innocuous half-tracker moving away from him outside off stump, asking to be cut but what does Hussey do? He opens the face and slices that to Hamish Marshall at backward point for a dolly! McMillan gets the breakthrough, and he's cock-a-hoop

MEK Hussey c sub (HJH Marshall) b McMillan 20 (33m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Cameron White comes in and takes guard

40.3

McMillan to White, no run, fullish outside off stump, he gets a good stride forward and defends, but is rapped on the pads, fractionally outside the line, McMillan lets out a huge appeal but Asad Rauf is unmoved

40.4

McMillan to White, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, White gets forward and pushes it straight to the fielder at mid-off

40.5

McMillan to White, no run, good length outside off stump, he opens the face and runs it to backward point

40.6

McMillan to White, no run, full outside the stumps, he comes forward and defends to cover

End of over 41 (1 run) Australia 196/5 (RR: 4.78)

    • CL White 0 (4b)
    • A Symonds 31 (45b 1x4)
    • CD McMillan 2-0-10-1
    • NJ Astle 3-0-11-0
41.1

Astle to Symonds, FOUR, fuller length delivery down legstump, Symonds makes room slogs it away to deep square leg for four, thats the 200 for Australia

41.2

Astle to Symonds, 1 run, good length on middle and leg, he flicks out into the deep for one

41.3

Astle to White, no run, back of a length on the stumps, he gets behind the line and defends

41.4

Astle to White, no run, good length on middle and leg, worked to the onside

41.5

Astle to White, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the middle and leg, White goes on the backfoot and flicks it away to mid wicket for a single to get off the mark

41.6

Astle to Symonds, 1 run, fuller length delivery angling in, Symonds shuffles across and whips it away to midwicket for a single

End of over 42 (7 runs) Australia 203/5 (RR: 4.83)

    • A Symonds 37 (48b 2x4)
    • CL White 1 (7b)
    • NJ Astle 4-0-18-0
    • CD McMillan 2-0-10-1

Dan the Man Vettori comes back on

42.1

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, tossed up on the legs, Symonds gets forward and flicks to mid-on

42.2

Vettori to White, 1 run, flat on leg stump, worked into the midwicket region for one

42.3

Vettori to Symonds, no run, tossed up on off stump, he gets forward and defends back down the track

42.4

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, flicked into midwicket for one

42.5

Vettori to White, no run, tossed up, his hard into the ground in front of cover

42.6

Vettori to White, 1 leg bye, tossed up on middle and off, doesnt spin away much, White tries to sweep and gets rapped in front of middle, they all go up in appeal but Rauf shakes the head, too high probably, and he was very far forward....hmmm....but a damn good shout

End of over 43 (4 runs) Australia 207/5 (RR: 4.81)

    • CL White 2 (10b)
    • A Symonds 39 (51b 2x4)
    • DL Vettori 9-1-30-0
    • NJ Astle 4-0-18-0
43.1

Patel to White, no run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, White kneels down and looks to slog sweep it away, misses it

43.2

Patel to White, 1 run, flat on leg, White comes down and flicks to midwicket

43.3

Patel to Symonds, no run, flatter and quicker, he comes down but cant beat midwicket with the flick

43.4

Patel to Symonds, FOUR, hammered! Flat outside off stump, its time to biff it, methinks, as Symonds frees the arms and clubs it out to deep cover for four

43.5

Patel to Symonds, 2 runs, tossed up on the stumps, Symonds comes down the track and smashes it straight down the ground for a couple, but Marshall covers good ground and makes a brilliant stop

43.6

Patel to Symonds, 1 leg bye, full and down leg side, flicked around the corner and he will keep strike

its party time...Symonds looking to really open up here

End of over 44 (8 runs) Australia 215/5 (RR: 4.88)

    • A Symonds 45 (55b 3x4)
    • CL White 3 (12b)
    • JS Patel 9-0-52-1
    • DL Vettori 9-1-30-0
44.1

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, flat outside off stump, he cracks that out to the sweeper

44.2

Vettori to White, 1 run, flat outside off again, and White drives into the covers

44.3

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, well bowled, looped up on off stump, Symonds comes down and looks to free the arms, but mistimes the slog with an inside edge to mid-on

44.4

Vettori to White, (no ball) SIX, oh boy! Its a no-ball to start with, and its got too much air on it, and White plants the front foot forward and powerfully connects with the slog, sending it miles back over wide long-on for maximum

44.4

Vettori to White, SIX, SHOT! Tossed up again outside off stump, down goes White, sending this one well over deep midwicket for half a dozen, man can this guy hit a cricket ball

44.5

Vettori to White, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, White goes on the backfoot and punches it to long-on for a single

44.6

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, looped up outside the off stump, Symonds reaches for it and drives it to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 45 (18 runs) Australia 233/5 (RR: 5.17)

    • A Symonds 48 (58b 3x4)
    • CL White 17 (16b 2x6)
    • DL Vettori 10-1-48-0
    • JS Patel 9-0-52-1
45.1

Patel to Symonds, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off, he comes down and lofts it down to long-on for one

45.2

Patel to White, 2 runs, well bowled, flat on the stumps, White does well to connect this out to long-on and runs hard for the second

45.3

Patel to White, no run, yorker length delivery on the stumps, White digs it out back to the bowler

45.4

Patel to White, 1 run, flat on off stump, he makes room in an attempt to go over cover, but cant beat the fielder

Symonds on 49 now

45.5

Patel to Symonds, FOUR, theres the fifty! Flattish on middle and leg, and he easily connects with the slam and picks up four over midwicket, well played

45.6

Patel to Symonds, FOUR, gives it a bit more air, bad idea, and Symonds meets the ball with a murderous biff between midwicket and mid-on for four more, its paaaaarty time

End of over 46 (12 runs) Australia 245/5 (RR: 5.32)

    • A Symonds 57 (61b 5x4)
    • CL White 20 (19b 2x6)
    • JS Patel 10-0-64-1
    • DL Vettori 10-1-48-0

Four overs to go, Gillespie comes back into the attack

46.1

Gillespie to White, 2 runs, fullish outside off stump, White comes forward and drives between cover and mid-off for two out to the sweeper

46.2

Gillespie to White, no run, good ball, yorker smack on the stumps, he defends

46.3

Gillespie to White, 2 runs, fullish delivery angling in, White makes room in an attempt to and belt it into oblivion, but ends up with a top-edge down to third man for a couple

46.4

Gillespie to White, 1 run, full outside off stump, he drives but doesnt time it cleanly, ends up with one to mid-off that brings up the 250

46.5

Gillespie to Symonds, FOUR, too full and wide outside off stump, Symonds moves away to leg and slices it square of the wicket for four, super shot

46.6

Gillespie to Symonds, 1 run, fullish delivery outside off stump, Symonds reaches for it and drives it to cover for a single

End of over 47 (10 runs) Australia 255/5 (RR: 5.42)

    • A Symonds 62 (63b 6x4)
    • CL White 25 (23b 2x6)
    • MR Gillespie 9-2-43-2
    • JS Patel 10-0-64-1

Bond comes on. What can he do?

47.1

Bond to Symonds, 1 run, slower, back of a length ball on the stumps, which Symonds pulls out to deep midwicket for one

47.2

Bond to White, 1 wide, not what you need at this stage! A half-tracker well wide of off stump and its called wide, White just looked at it pass him and half-smiled

47.2

Bond to White, (no ball) FOUR, he oversteps, sending it down full outside off stump, White has an almighty slog across the line and ends up with a thick outside edge that runs past everyone for four to third man

47.2

Bond to White, 1 wide, terrible ball! A good length ball some three miles outside off stump, wide called duly, and thats now eight runs off one legal delivery this over...oh Bond, Bond, Bond...

47.2

Bond to White, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, White opens the face and runs it to third man

47.3

Bond to Symonds, 1 run, back of a length and angled into him, but he's made so much room outside leg stump that he can only open the face and run it to third man for one

47.4

Bond to White, SIX, see you later, you beauty! A good length ball outside off stump, White just frees the arms and heaves it superbly over deep midwicket, and it sails miles over the stands, hitting the roof and continuing out of the ground! Thats not coming back any time soon!

47.5

Bond to White, 2 runs, short of a length on middle and leg, White goes on the backfoot and looks to pull it away, but top-edges between mid-on and long-on for a couple

47.6

Bond to White, FOUR, good length outside off stump, White makes room and slices that over backward point for four more, terrific batting this

End of over 48 (22 runs) Australia 277/5 (RR: 5.77)

    • CL White 42 (28b 2x4 3x6)
    • A Symonds 64 (65b 6x4)
    • SE Bond 9-0-56-1
    • MR Gillespie 9-2-43-2
48.1

Gillespie to Symonds, 1 run, fuller length delivery on off stump, Symonds comes on the frontfoot and punches it to long-off for a single

48.2

Gillespie to White, 2 runs, fuller on middle and leg, White shuffles across and flicks it away to deep midwicket for a couple

48.3

Gillespie to White, no run, yorker length delivery outside the off stump, White looks to chop it away, misses it

48.4

Gillespie to White, 1 run, fullish outside off stump, White drives and manages to squeeze it wide of backward point for one, well bowled

48.5

Gillespie to Symonds, 2 runs, good length outside off stump, Symonds opens the arms and goes square, hitting it out to deep cover for two, McMillan does brilliantly on the ropes to save four

48.6

Gillespie to Symonds, 1 run, full outside off stump, Symonds gets forward and drives it to cover for a single

End of over 49 (7 runs) Australia 284/5 (RR: 5.79)

    • A Symonds 68 (68b 6x4)
    • CL White 45 (31b 2x4 3x6)
    • MR Gillespie 10-2-50-2
    • SE Bond 9-0-56-1

Last over coming up now. Hold on.

49.1

Bond to Symonds, 1 run, back of a length on middle and off, pulled to midwicket for one

49.2

Bond to White, 1 wide, aye aye aye, Bond! He opts for the bouncer that ends up too wide of the stumps and is called wide

49.2

Bond to White, OUT, gone! Bond fires it in full on the stumps and White makes room outside leg stump, looking to slog it away, but can only find McMillan at a deepish midwicket

CL White c McMillan b Bond 45 (36m 32b 2x4 3x6) SR: 140.62

49.3

Bond to Symonds, OUT, and he gets one more! Bond bowls one on a good length outside off stump, Symonds steps to leg and looks to uppercut, but ends up nibbling it through to McCullum, thats two in two for Bond

A Symonds c †McCullum b Bond 69 (109m 70b 6x4 0x6) SR: 98.57

Bond on a hat-trick..can he do it?

49.4

Bond to Bracken, OUT, YES he can! Bond! Short of a lengh on off stump, slower too, and it beats Bracken all ends up, cannoning into off stump, and Bond's ecstatic! Superb stuff, and boy does he love it! Huge smile, eyes twinkling like a kid's in a candy shop, arms outstretched - COME TO ME he almost says as his teammates converge on him

NW Bracken b Bond 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Stuart Clark comes in. Wild scenes here.

49.5

Bond to Clark, 1 run, good length outside off stump, he hops and opens the face, running it to third man for one

49.6

Bond to Johnson, 2 runs, full outside off stump, Johnson makes room and connects well with the inside-out drive, placing it in the gap at cover and running hard for the second, and Australia finish on 289

So, an exciting, stop-start innings from Australia gets them to a very good total, leaving New Zealand with a lot of hard work to do. 290 is the target for them. Adam Gilchrist set the tone with a typical one-day fifty, Michael Clarke and Andrew Symonds consolidated after a few wickets, and then joined by the energetic Cameron White, Symonds took the bowlers to the cleaners. When it looked like 300 was a possibility, Shane Bond came back from a wayward patch of wides and no-balls to nail three men in three balls, IN the final over, to give New Zealand some sort of boost at the death.

Do join us for their reply in about 40 minutes - thats 2:21 local, 3:21 GMT where it will be Binoy to lead you through the first 25 overs.

End of over 50 (5 runs) Australia 289/8

    • MG Johnson 2 (1b)
    • SR Clark 1 (1b)
    • SE Bond 10-0-61-4
    • MR Gillespie 10-2-50-2
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