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)

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

Australia 83/1   AC Gilchrist 46* (45b 7x4 1x6)   MR Gillespie 2.2-0-10-1

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

Australia 104/2   RT Ponting 5* (9b 1x4)   JS Patel 3.5-0-24-1

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

Australia 117/3   MJ Clarke 7* (18b 1x4)   MR Gillespie 6.5-1-25-2

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

Australia 164/4   A Symonds 19* (25b 1x4)   SE Bond 6.4-0-33-1

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

Australia 196/5   A Symonds 31* (45b 1x4)   CD McMillan 1.2-0-10-1

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

Australia 286/6   A Symonds 69* (69b 6x4)   SE Bond 9.2-0-58-2

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

Australia 286/7   MG Johnson 0* (0b)   SE Bond 9.3-0-58-3

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

Australia 286/8   MG Johnson 0* (0b)   SE Bond 9.4-0-58-4





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