Australia tour of New Zealand, 2005/06 / Commentary

Chappell-Hadlee Trophy - 2nd ODI

New Zealand v Australia

Australia won by 2 runs

Match State: Match start scheduled for 2pm local time (1am GMT) Hello and Welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the 2nd ODI between New Zealand and Australia at Wellington. Australia won the first match comprehensively and New Zealand has everything to play for in this 3-match series. The news from out in the middle is that the Australian captain Ponting has won the toss and elected to lbat first. Gilchrist and Katich are on the middle and Mills to start the procedings

0.1

Mills to Gilchrist, no run, good length ball on the middle stump, inswinger, inside edge onto pads and a loud appeal turned down by umpire Bowden

0.2

Mills to Gilchrist, 2 runs, good length ball around the off stump, swinging away, driven through covers for a couple of runs

0.3

Mills to Gilchrist, no run, left alone outside off stump

0.4

Mills to Gilchrist, FOUR, half-volley on the off stump, Gilchrist drives beautifully down the ground, good shot!

0.5

Mills to Gilchrist, 1 run, short delivery outside off stump, cut away to third man

0.6

Mills to Katich, no run, good ball around the off stump, defended on the front-foot

End of over 1 (7 runs) Australia 7/0
SM Katich    0* (1b)      KD Mills    1-0-7-0
AC Gilchrist    7* (5b 1x4)     

1.1

Franklin to Gilchrist, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump, ball clips the pads and a quick single taken

1.2

Franklin to Katich, no run, short delivery just outside off stump, Katich goes after it, beaten

1.3

Franklin to Katich, 1 run, short of length ball, Katich mistimes his cut behind point and a single taken

1.4

Franklin to Gilchrist, 1 run, short delivery outside off stump, Gilchrist slashes to third man

1.5

Franklin to Katich, no run, defended on the front-foot

1.6

Franklin to Katich, no run, short delivery, good climb off the wicket, beaten again

End of over 2 (3 runs) Australia 10/0
SM Katich    1* (5b)      JEC Franklin    1-0-2-0
AC Gilchrist    8* (7b 1x4)     

2.1

Mills to Gilchrist, no run, pushed to mid-on

2.2

Mills to Gilchrist, OUT, Early strike! fraction short around the off stump, Gilchrist tries to pull but gets on top off the bat, mistimes straight to mid-on, easy catch taken by Cairns

AC Gilchrist c Cairns b Mills 8 (11m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

2.3

Mills to Ponting, no run, short of length delivery, outswinger, left alone

2.4

Mills to Ponting, no run, good ball outside off stump, swinging away, lets it go

2.5

Mills to Ponting, no run, left alone again outside off stump

2.6

Mills to Ponting, 1 run, good length delivery around the off stump, pushed in front of point

End of over 3 (1 run) Australia 11/1
RT Ponting    1* (4b)      KD Mills    2-0-8-1
SM Katich    1* (5b)     

3.1

Franklin to Ponting, FOUR, short of length ball on the off stump, Ponting goes back and pushes at it, gets the edge but into the gap between gully and slip fielders

3.2

Franklin to Ponting, no run, left alone outside off stump

3.3

Franklin to Ponting, no run, good ball, swinging in, Ponting tries to work it away, gets the inside edge onto pads

3.4

Franklin to Ponting, no run, good bowling by Franklin, just outside off stump, angled away, left alone

3.5

Franklin to Ponting, no run, defended on the front-foot to point region

3.6

Franklin to Ponting, (no ball) FOUR, short delivery on the stumps, Ponting rocks back and pulls to square leg fence, just out of reach of the square leg fielder

3.6

Franklin to Ponting, FOUR, half-volley outside off stump, Ponting seems to be in good form, drives down the ground to long-off, excellent shot!

End of over 4 (13 runs) Australia 24/1
RT Ponting    13* (11b 3x4)      JEC Franklin    2-0-15-0
SM Katich    1* (5b)     

4.1

Mills to Katich, 1 run, short of length, swinging in, cut away behind point

4.2

Mills to Ponting, no run, good length delivery around the off stump, driven nicely to mid-off

4.3

Mills to Ponting, no run, short delivery just outside off stump, nipping back in, Ponting completely beaten

4.4

Mills to Ponting, (no ball) 2 runs, on the middle stump, Ponting turns it away to mid-wicket region

4.4

Mills to Ponting, no run, full length delivery, driven nicely to extra-cover fielder

4.5

Mills to Ponting, 1 run, driven straight and an easy single taken

4.6

Mills to Katich, no run, driven to mid-on

End of over 5 (5 runs) Australia 29/1
SM Katich    2* (7b)      KD Mills    3-0-13-1
RT Ponting    16* (16b 3x4)     

5.1

Cairns to Ponting, 2 runs, pitched up on the off stump, Ponting drives down to long-on region

5.2

Cairns to Ponting, no run, good length ball, Ponting goes for the drive, mistimed in the air but falls short of Vettori at mid-off

5.3

Cairns to Ponting, no run, half-volley, driven nicely but good fielding by Vettori at mid-off

5.4

Cairns to Ponting, no run, good ball around the off stump, pushed to cover region

5.5

Cairns to Ponting, no run, pitched up, Ponting moves forward and drives to mid-off

5.6

Cairns to Ponting, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, outswinger, left alone

End of over 6 (2 runs) Australia 31/1
RT Ponting    18* (22b 3x4)      CL Cairns    1-0-2-0
SM Katich    2* (7b)     

6.1

Mills to Katich, no run, short delivery on the middle stump, Katich comes in line and defends it down the wicket

6.2

Mills to Katich, no run, good length ball outside off stump, angled away, left alone

6.3

Mills to Katich, 1 run, short of length ball on the off stump, swinging in, Katich gets inside edge onto pads to point region

6.4

Mills to Ponting, no run, full ball on the leg stump, Ponting tries to flick but gets on the pads

6.5

Mills to Ponting, no run, good ball just outside off stump, moving away, left alone

6.6

Mills to Ponting, 1 no ball, short of length delivery, nipping back this time, defended back to the bowler

6.6

Mills to Ponting, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle stump, Ponting pushes to vacant short mid-wicket region

End of over 7 (3 runs) Australia 34/1
RT Ponting    19* (26b 3x4)      KD Mills    4-0-16-1
SM Katich    3* (10b)     

7.1

Cairns to Ponting, 1 run, good length delivery outside off stump, Ponting drives through covers, good fielding by Vettori, moves across from mid-off and cuts it

Cairns coming round the wicket

7.2

Cairns to Katich, no run, short of length delivery, swinging in a bit with the angle, defended

7.3

Cairns to Katich, no run, full ball outside off stump, Katich turns it away to square leg

Cairns back to over the wicket

7.4

Cairns to Katich, no run, good ball on the leg stump, defended back to the bowler

7.5

Cairns to Katich, 3 runs, good length delivery on the off stump, Katich drives on the up to long-off

7.6

Cairns to Ponting, FOUR, Shot! fraction short outside off stump, Ponting quick to pick it, goes back and cuts in front of point

End of over 8 (8 runs) Australia 42/1
RT Ponting    24* (28b 4x4)      CL Cairns    2-0-10-0
SM Katich    6* (14b)     

8.1

Mills to Katich, 1 run, short delivery, pushed wide off mid-off and Katich calls for a singel, Vettori quick to cut across and throws but misses the stumps, Katich dives in

8.2

Mills to Ponting, no run, defended on the back-foot to point region

8.3

Mills to Ponting, FOUR, short delivery outside off stump, Ponting slashes over the gully fielder, ball races away to the fence

8.4

Mills to Ponting, no run, pitched up, driven back to the bowler

8.5

Mills to Ponting, OUT, Gone! good length delivery outside off stump, swinging away, Ponting stretches forward and pushes at it, gets the nick to McCullum who takes a simple catch, important wicket for Kiwies

RT Ponting c †McCullum b Mills 28 (29m 32b 5x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Hodge walks in

8.6

Mills to Hodge, no run, pitched up, driven straight to cover fielder

End of over 9 (5 runs) Australia 47/2
BJ Hodge    0* (1b)      KD Mills    5-0-21-2
SM Katich    7* (15b)     

9.1

Cairns to Katich, no run, good length delivery, pushed on the front-foot to short cover

9.2

Cairns to Katich, no run, pitched up on the middle stump, driven to mid-on

9.3

Cairns to Katich, no run, slower delivery on the middle stump, defended to cover region

9.4

Cairns to Katich, no run, good length ball on the off stump, pushed to mid-off

9.5

Cairns to Katich, no run, short of length delviery, moving away a bit, Katich goes back and pushes to cover region

9.6

Cairns to Katich, 1 run, good ball on the off stump, pushed to mid-off and a quick single taken

Powerplay 2(11-15) starts

End of over 10 (1 run) Australia 48/2
SM Katich    8* (21b)      CL Cairns    3-0-11-0
BJ Hodge    0* (1b)     

10.1

Mills to Katich, no run, good length ball, swinging in, pushed on the front-foot to mid-off

10.2

Mills to Katich, 1 run, short of length ball outside off stump, cut away into the ground, bounces over the gully fielder to third man region

10.3

Mills to Hodge, no run, left alone outside off stump

10.4

Mills to Hodge, no run, good ball around the off stump, defended to cover region

10.5

Mills to Hodge, no run, good ball just outside off stump, Hodge moves forward and pushes, beaten by the swing

10.6

Mills to Hodge, no run, pitched up on the off stump, driven straight to mid-off fielder, just a single in this over

End of over 11 (1 run) Australia 49/2
BJ Hodge    0* (5b)      KD Mills    6-0-22-2
SM Katich    9* (23b)     

11.1

Cairns to Katich, 1 run, short delivery on the leg stump, Katich tucks it away to fine leg

11.2

Cairns to Hodge, no run, slower delivery on the off stump, turned away to onside

11.3

Cairns to Hodge, no run, slower delivery again from Cairns, turned away to square leg region

11.4

Cairns to Hodge, OUT, One more! short and wide outside off stump, Hodge goes back and cuts it in the air, straight to Hamish Marshall at point who takes a low catch

BJ Hodge c HJH Marshall b Cairns 0 (11m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Symonds comes in

11.5

Cairns to Symonds, no run, good length ball, defended to cover region

11.6

Cairns to Symonds, no run, defended on the front-foot

End of over 12 (1 run) Australia 50/3
A Symonds    0* (2b)      CL Cairns    4-0-12-1
SM Katich    10* (24b)     

12.1

Mills to Katich, 1 run, good length ball on the middle and leg stump, turned away to onside

12.2

Mills to Symonds, no run, pitched outside off stump, moving away, Symonds lets it go

12.3

Mills to Symonds, no run, good ball just outside off stump, left alone

12.4

Mills to Symonds, no run, short delivery but not much off width, Symonds taps it away to point region

12.5

Mills to Symonds, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, moving away, left alone

12.6

Mills to Symonds, no run, pitched up around the off stump, driven straight to mid-off

End of over 13 (1 run) Australia 51/3
A Symonds    0* (7b)      KD Mills    7-0-23-2
SM Katich    11* (25b)     

13.1

Cairns to Katich, 1 run, good length delivery, pushed to cover, Vincent doesn't pick it cleanly, there was a definite run out chance

13.2

Cairns to Symonds, no run, defended to cover region

13.3

Cairns to Symonds, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Symonds cuts it hard in front of point, ball was in the air but in the gap and races away to the fence

13.4

Cairns to Symonds, no run, short of length outside off stump, Symonds goes for the cut again but gets beaten

13.5

Cairns to Symonds, 2 leg byes, on the leg stump, ball clips the pads and runs down fine

13.6

Cairns to Symonds, 2 runs, short delivery, cut away wide off third man for a couple of runs

End of over 14 (9 runs) Australia 60/3
A Symonds    6* (12b 1x4)      CL Cairns    5-0-19-1
SM Katich    12* (26b)     

14.1

Mills to Katich, no run, pitched up, driven to cover

14.2

Mills to Katich, no run, short delivery on the leg stump, Katich tries to tuck it away but gets inside edge onto pads

14.3

Mills to Katich, 1 run, good length ball around the off stump, pushed into cover region and they scamper thyrough a single

14.4

Mills to Symonds, no run, short delviery on the off stump, defended to gully region

14.5

Mills to Symonds, no run, slower delivery on the off stump, defended on the front-foot to point region

14.6

Mills to Symonds, no run, pitched up outside off stump, driven hard but striaght to cover fielder

Powerplay 3 (16-20) starts

End of over 15 (1 run) Australia 61/3
A Symonds    6* (15b 1x4)      KD Mills    8-0-24-2
SM Katich    13* (29b)     

15.1

Cairns to Katich, FOUR, on the leg stump, Katich flicks in the air but well wide of the fielder at square leg, good shot!

15.2

Cairns to Katich, no run

15.3

Cairns to Katich, no run, pitched up outside off stump, driven to Styris at cover

15.4

Cairns to Katich, no run, short of length delivery on the off stump, moving away a bit, defended to point region

15.5

Cairns to Katich, FOUR, good length delviery around the off stump, Katich moves forward and lofts over the mid-on fielder, bottom hand coming into play, ball reaches the fence

15.6

Cairns to Katich, 2 runs, driven in the air through covers for a couple of runs

Match State: Drinks Drinks called for Oram comes onto bowl

End of over 16 (10 runs) Australia 71/3
SM Katich    23* (35b 2x4)      CL Cairns    6-0-29-1
A Symonds    6* (15b 1x4)     

16.1

Oram to Symonds, 1 run, short delivery outside off stump, glided away to third man

16.2

Oram to Katich, 1 run, short delivery again around the off stump, Katich punches it, excellent diving stop by Hamish

16.3

Oram to Symonds, no run, defended on the back-foot to point region

16.4

Oram to Symonds, FOUR, short delivery outside off stump, Symonds moves back and cuts it over the ball, excelelnt placement from the batsman

16.5

Oram to Symonds, 1 run, turned away behind square for an easy single

16.6

Oram to Katich, no run, short of length on the leg stump, defended to mid-wicket region

Styris comes from the other end, double bowling change

End of over 17 (7 runs) Australia 78/3
SM Katich    24* (37b 2x4)      JDP Oram    1-0-7-0
A Symonds    12* (19b 2x4)     

17.1

Styris to Symonds, no run, short of length on the leg stump, turned away to short fine leg fielder

17.2

Styris to Symonds, no run, slower delivery, Symonds moves forward and tries to drive, inside edge onto pads

17.3

Styris to Symonds, no run, good ball on the off stump, defended back to the bowler

17.4

Styris to Symonds, 1 run, pitched up on the middle and leg stump, driven to long-on

17.5

Styris to Katich, no run, defended on the front-foot to cover region

17.6

Styris to Katich, 1 run, on the leg stump, turned away wide off mid-wicket

End of over 18 (2 runs) Australia 80/3
SM Katich    25* (39b 2x4)      SB Styris    1-0-2-0
A Symonds    13* (23b 2x4)     

18.1

Oram to Katich, 1 run, short of length ball, Katich moves back and pushes to mid-off

18.2

Oram to Symonds, 1 run, Dropped!good length delivery on the off stump, Symonds makes room and tries to loft it, gets the edge and ball goes high up to third man, Cairns runs in and puts it down

18.3

Oram to Katich, no run, defended to point region

18.4

Oram to Katich, 1 run, good length delivery, driven wide off mid-off fielder

18.5

Oram to Symonds, 1 run, short of length around the off stump, glided behind point and a quick single taken

18.6

Oram to Katich, 1 run, Katich slashes to third man

End of over 19 (5 runs) Australia 85/3
SM Katich    28* (43b 2x4)      JDP Oram    2-0-12-0
A Symonds    15* (25b 2x4)     

19.1

Styris to Katich, 1 run, pitched up, driven down to long-off

19.2

Styris to Symonds, no run, short of length delivery on the middle stump, pushed to mid-wicket fielder

19.3

Styris to Symonds, no run, Symonds makes room and tries to loft over cover but Styris follows him, inside edge and ball rolls to onside

19.4

Styris to Symonds, no run, pushed on the back-foot to mid-wicket

19.5

Styris to Symonds, no run, on the leg stump, turned away to short fine leg fielder

19.6

Styris to Symonds, FOUR, slower delviery outside off stump, Symonds lofts it over mid-off, one bounce to the fence

End of over 20 (5 runs) Australia 90/3
A Symonds    19* (30b 3x4)      SB Styris    2-0-7-0
SM Katich    29* (44b 2x4)     

20.1

Oram to Katich, no run, pushed back to the bowler

20.2

Oram to Katich, FOUR, fraction short outside off stump, Katich rocks back and cuts it in front of point, ball races away to the fence

20.3

Oram to Katich, 2 runs, good length delviery just outside off stump, Katich pushes and gets a thick edge to third man region

20.4

Oram to Katich, 1 run, short delivery around the off stump, punched to deep cover

20.5

Oram to Symonds, FOUR, good length delivery on the stumps, Symonds makes room and smashes to cover fence, excellent shot!

20.6

Oram to Symonds, no run, short delviery, Symonds moves away from the stumps again and smashes but this time straight to mid-off fielder

Vettori comes into bowl

End of over 21 (11 runs) Australia 101/3
A Symonds    23* (32b 4x4)      JDP Oram    3-0-23-0
SM Katich    36* (48b 3x4)     

21.1

Vettori to Katich, no run, good ball outside off stump, turning in, turned to mid-wicket fielder

21.2

Vettori to Katich, OUT, flat and turning in from good length, inside edge to short fine leg, Symonds calls for the single, Hamish Marshall quick to the ball and hits the non-striker stumps, Katich is well short, Aleem Dar gives it out

SM Katich run out 36 (94m 50b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.00

21.3

Vettori to Symonds, no run, defended on the front-foot

21.4

Vettori to Symonds, no run, arm ball, Symonds moves bak but no room to cut, taps it to point region

21.5

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, driven to long-off

21.6

Vettori to Clarke, no run, good ball, Clarke moves forward and defends

End of over 22 (1 run) Australia 102/4
MJ Clarke    0* (1b)      DL Vettori    1-0-1-0
A Symonds    24* (35b 4x4)     

22.1

Styris to Symonds, no run, pitched up outside off stump, driven straight to mid-off

22.2

Styris to Symonds, 1 run, on the leg stump, glanced away nicely to fine leg

22.3

Styris to Clarke, no run, full ball on the middle stump, Clarke drives to mid-on

22.4

Styris to Clarke, 1 run, defended in front of point and they take a quick single

22.5

Styris to Symonds, 1 run, pitched up, driven to long-on

22.6

Styris to Clarke, no run, turned away to mid-wicket fielder

End of over 23 (3 runs) Australia 105/4
MJ Clarke    1* (4b)      SB Styris    3-0-10-0
A Symonds    26* (38b 4x4)     

23.1

Vettori to Symonds, FOUR, short and wide from Vettori, Symonds rocks back and cuts it in front of deep cover, good hard hit

23.2

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, good length delivery, defended with soft hands

23.3

Vettori to Clarke, no run, good ball, Clarke uses his feet but not to the pitch off the ball, defended

23.4

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, pushed in front of point

23.5

Vettori to Symonds, no run, flighted delivery on the off stump, pushed to point fielder

23.6

Vettori to Symonds, 2 runs, fraction short, Symonds punches down wide off long-off fielder for a couple of runs

End of over 24 (8 runs) Australia 113/4
A Symonds    33* (42b 5x4)      DL Vettori    2-0-9-0
MJ Clarke    2* (6b)     

24.1

Styris to Clarke, no run, slower delivery just outside off stump, Clarke defends it on the front-foot

24.2

Styris to Clarke, no run, good length ball, Calrke moves across and turns to backward square leg fielder

24.3

Styris to Clarke, no run, defended on the front-foot to onside

24.4

Styris to Clarke, 1 run, pitched up, Clarke flicks in the air but into the gap to deep mid-wicket

24.5

Styris to Symonds, no run, pushed on the back-foot to mid-wicket

24.6

Styris to Symonds, 1 run, off-break on the off stump, mistimed to mid-wicket region, Clarke calls for teh single and a mix-up, Hamish fumbles a bit and a run out chance missed

End of over 25 (2 runs) Australia 115/4
A Symonds    34* (44b 5x4)      SB Styris    4-0-12-0
MJ Clarke    3* (10b)     

25.1

Vettori to Symonds, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Symonds goes for the sweep but gets beaten

25.2

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, swept to deep square leg

25.3

Vettori to Clarke, no run, Clarke comes down the track and gets on the pads

25.4

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, pushed on the back-foot to point region, Hamish quick to come in but doesn't collect it

25.5

Vettori to Symonds, no run, tossed up, pushed to cover fielder

25.6

Vettori to Symonds, no run, good ball, Symonds moves back and pushes back to the bowler

End of over 26 (2 runs) Australia 117/4
A Symonds    35* (48b 5x4)      DL Vettori    3-0-11-0
MJ Clarke    4* (12b)     

26.1

Styris to Clarke, FOUR, good length delviery, Clarke exposes his stumps and tries to loft over mid-on, mistimed but ball rolls away to the fence

26.2

Styris to Clarke, no run, defended on the frnot-foot to cover

26.3

Styris to Clarke, 1 run, glanced away to fine leg

26.4

Styris to Symonds, 1 run, driven to long-on

26.5

Styris to Clarke, no run, pitched up, driven straight to mid-off

26.6

Styris to Clarke, 1 run, fraction short angled towards the leg stump, pulled away to long leg

End of over 27 (7 runs) Australia 124/4
MJ Clarke    10* (17b 1x4)      SB Styris    5-0-19-0
A Symonds    36* (49b 5x4)     

27.1

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, cut away to deep cover

27.2

Vettori to Symonds, no run, flighted delivery, Symonds tries to loft to mid-wicket on knees, gets the inside edge onto pads

27.3

Vettori to Symonds, no run, turned away to mid-wicket region, excellent fielding by Styris

27.4

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, good length ball, turned to vacant mid-wicket

27.5

Vettori to Clarke, no run

27.6

Vettori to Clarke, no run, flighted delivery, Clarke goes for the cut and gets beaten

End of over 28 (2 runs) Australia 126/4
MJ Clarke    11* (20b 1x4)      DL Vettori    4-0-13-0
A Symonds    37* (52b 5x4)     

28.1

Styris to Symonds, no run, pushed to cover region

28.2

Styris to Symonds, no run

28.3

Styris to Symonds, 1 run

28.4

Styris to Clarke, no run

28.5

Styris to Clarke, no run, on the leg stump, turned away straight to square leg

28.6

Styris to Clarke, no run, short of length angled towards the leg stump, Clarke tries to trun it around, gets above the knee roll

End of over 29 (1 run) Australia 127/4
MJ Clarke    11* (23b 1x4)      SB Styris    6-0-20-0
A Symonds    38* (55b 5x4)     

29.1

Vettori to Symonds, no run, fraction short, Symonds pushes on the back-foot to cover

29.2

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, swept away to deep square leg

29.3

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up, Clarke comes down the track and drives to deep mid-wicket

29.4

Vettori to Symonds, 1 leg bye, arm ball on the leg stump, clips the pads and runs down fine

29.5

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, driven to long-on, looking for a two but Cairns covers it well

29.6

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, defended with soft hands to cover point, Hamish throws at the non-striker end but misses, Symonds could have been out

End of over 30 (5 runs) Australia 132/4
A Symonds    40* (59b 5x4)      DL Vettori    5-0-17-0
MJ Clarke    13* (25b 1x4)     

30.1

Styris to Symonds, no run, off-break on the off stump, inside edge onto pads again

30.2

Styris to Symonds, no run, short of length on the off stump, punched back to the bowler

30.3

Styris to Symonds, 1 wide, down the legside

30.3

Styris to Symonds, 1 run, pulled away to deep square leg

30.4

Styris to Clarke, FOUR, good length on the off stump, Clarke comes down the track and lofts it over cover fielder, good shot!

30.5

Styris to Clarke, 1 run, turned away to deep mid-wicket

30.6

Styris to Symonds, no run, defended on the front-foot to point region

End of over 31 (7 runs) Australia 139/4
A Symonds    41* (63b 5x4)      SB Styris    7-0-27-0
MJ Clarke    18* (27b 2x4)     

31.1

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke goes back and cuts away to deep cover

31.2

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, flat on the off stump, Symonds on-drives but leading edge along the ground to long-off

31.3

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, turned away to square leg region on the back-foot

31.4

Vettori to Symonds, 2 runs, pushed to vacant mid-wicket, good running and they complete couple of runs

31.5

Vettori to Symonds, no run, good ball, Symonds moves forward but beaten completely

31.6

Vettori to Symonds, no run, defended to cover region

End of over 32 (5 runs) Australia 144/4
A Symonds    44* (67b 5x4)      DL Vettori    6-0-22-0
MJ Clarke    20* (29b 2x4)     

32.1

Styris to Clarke, no run, good length delivery around the off stump, pushed back to the bowler

32.2

Styris to Clarke, no run, slower delivery and full on the leg stump, Calrke fails to get bat onto it, hits the pad

32.3

Styris to Clarke, no run, pushed on the front-foot to mid-wicket

32.4

Styris to Clarke, FOUR, off-break on the middle stump, Clarke moves forward and swings away over square leg, good placement!

32.5

Styris to Clarke, 1 run, glided away to third man

32.6

Styris to Symonds, FOUR, fraction short on the off stump, Symonds rocks back and pulls it hard and flat to mid-wicket, one bounce into the fence

End of over 33 (9 runs) Australia 153/4
A Symonds    48* (68b 6x4)      SB Styris    8-0-36-0
MJ Clarke    25* (34b 3x4)     

33.1

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, driven to long-off

33.2

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, cut away to deep cover

33.3

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, short from Vettori, cut away to deep cover

33.4

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, turned away to vacant mid-wicket region

33.5

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, defended to cover region and they scamper through a single, called for TV umpire but Symonds in

33.6

Vettori to Symonds, no run, paddle sweep straight to short fine leg

Astle comes into bowl

End of over 34 (5 runs) Australia 158/4
A Symonds    50* (71b 6x4)      DL Vettori    7-0-27-0
MJ Clarke    28* (37b 3x4)     

34.1

Astle to Clarke, 1 run, driven down to long-on

34.2

Astle to Symonds, 1 run, pitched up, Symonds hits it hard to long-on, looking for a couple but fielder does it well

34.3

Astle to Clarke, 1 run, driven to long-off

34.4

Astle to Symonds, no run

34.5

Astle to Symonds, 1 run, glided away to third man

34.6

Astle to Clarke, 1 run, pitched up outside off stump, driven to deep cover

Drinks called in Match State: Drinks

End of over 35 (5 runs) Australia 163/4
MJ Clarke    31* (40b 3x4)      NJ Astle    1-0-5-0
A Symonds    52* (74b 6x4)     

35.1

Vettori to Clarke, FOUR, short delivery, Clarke rocks back and pulls to mid-wicket fence

35.2

Vettori to Clarke, no run, mistimed cut to cover region

35.3

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, arm ball on the off stump, defended with soft hands and a quick single taken

35.4

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, glided to short third man, Clarke calls for the single, Hamish quick to cover and throws, McCullum doesn't collect it cleanly and Clarke lucky there

35.5

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, turned away to deep mid-wicket region

35.6

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, punched to deep cover

End of over 36 (8 runs) Australia 171/4
A Symonds    54* (76b 6x4)      DL Vettori    8-0-35-0
MJ Clarke    37* (44b 4x4)     

36.1

Astle to Symonds, 1 run, half-volley on the middle stump, driven down to long-on

36.2

Astle to Clarke, 1 run, good length delivery just outside off stump, driven to long-off

36.3

Astle to Symonds, SIX, slower delivery, too short, Symonds just goes back and pulls it hard over mid-wicket, excellent power!

36.4

Astle to Symonds, no run, yorker, defended to point region

36.5

Astle to Symonds, SIX, Shot! good length ball, Symonds lofts it over long-on, bottom hand coming into play

36.6

Astle to Symonds, 1 run, pushed to long-on

Cairns back onto the attack

End of over 37 (15 runs) Australia 186/4
A Symonds    68* (81b 6x4 2x6)      NJ Astle    2-0-20-0
MJ Clarke    38* (45b 4x4)     

37.1

Cairns to Symonds, 1 run, glided away to third man

37.2

Cairns to Clarke, 1 run, short of length on the off stump, defended to short cover and a quick single taken

37.3

Cairns to Symonds, 1 run, short of length delviery, batsman glides it down to third man

37.4

Cairns to Clarke, 1 run, one more to the third man region, glided again

37.5

Cairns to Symonds, FOUR, short delivery just outside off stump, Symonds cuts it nicely behind point, excellent placement once again from Symonds

37.6

Cairns to Symonds, no run, defended to point region

Styris brought back again

End of over 38 (8 runs) Australia 194/4
A Symonds    74* (85b 7x4 2x6)      CL Cairns    7-0-37-1
MJ Clarke    40* (47b 4x4)     

38.1

Styris to Clarke, 1 run, on the leg stump, glanced away to fine leg

38.2

Styris to Symonds, 1 run, fraction short angled towards the leg stump, pulled to fine leg

38.3

Styris to Clarke, 1 run, short delivery, pulled hard but straight to deep mid-wicket

38.4

Styris to Symonds, 2 runs, on the leg stump, Symonds glances away fine for a couple of runs

38.5

Styris to Symonds, no run, defended on the front-foot

38.6

Styris to Symonds, 1 run, turned away to square leg region and 200 up for Aussies

End of over 39 (6 runs) Australia 200/4
A Symonds    78* (89b 7x4 2x6)      SB Styris    9-0-42-0
MJ Clarke    42* (49b 4x4)     

39.1

Cairns to Symonds, no run, slower delivery, Symonds makes room and tries to smash, mistimed to cover fielder

39.2

Cairns to Symonds, 1 run, driven to long-off

39.3

Cairns to Clarke, no run, pitched up on the off stump, pushed to cover region

39.4

Cairns to Clarke, no run, good ball on the off stump, defended back to the bowler

39.5

Cairns to Clarke, 2 runs, short ball just outside off stump, Clarke cuts it late nicely for a couple of runs

39.6

Cairns to Clarke, 1 run, slower delivery, glided to third man

End of over 40 (4 runs) Australia 204/4
MJ Clarke    45* (53b 4x4)      CL Cairns    8-0-41-1
A Symonds    79* (91b 7x4 2x6)     

40.1

Styris to Clarke, 1 run, punched on the back-foot to long-on

40.2

Styris to Symonds, 1 run, good length delivery outside off stump, driven to long-off

40.3

Styris to Clarke, 1 run, good ball on the off stump, pushed to long-on

40.4

Styris to Symonds, no run, pushed on the front-foot to cover

40.5

Styris to Symonds, no run, on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

40.6

Styris to Symonds, 1 run, pitched up, Symonds drives it hard to long-off

Vettori comes on

End of over 41 (4 runs) Australia 208/4
A Symonds    81* (95b 7x4 2x6)      SB Styris    10-0-46-0
MJ Clarke    47* (55b 4x4)     

41.1

Vettori to Symonds, 1 run, driven to long-on

41.2

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke comes down the track, turns it away to short fine leg region

41.3

Vettori to Symonds, FOUR, fraction short, Symonds goes back and smashes over the cover fielder

41.4

Vettori to Symonds, no run, driven back straight to the bowler

41.5

Vettori to Symonds, FOUR, full toss from Vettori, Symond lofts it straight over the bowler, one bounce to the fence

41.6

Vettori to Symonds, no run, defended to extra-cover, Vettori runs across and covers it

Oram asked to bowl

End of over 42 (10 runs) Australia 218/4
A Symonds    90* (100b 9x4 2x6)      DL Vettori    9-0-45-0
MJ Clarke    48* (56b 4x4)     

42.1

Oram to Clarke, 1 run, yorker length delivery, turned away to mid-wicket region

42.2

Oram to Symonds, 2 runs, pitched up, driven dwon to long-on

42.3

Oram to Symonds, 2 runs, pitched up on the off stump, Symonds hits it down straight and a good running by batsmen

42.4

Oram to Symonds, 2 runs, full toss, driven wide off the deep cover fiedler

42.5

Oram to Symonds, 1 run, half-volley on the off stump, driven to long-off

42.6

Oram to Clarke, 1 run, full length ball on the leg stump, driven to deep mid-wicket, thats fifty for Clarke

Franklin comes into bowl

End of over 43 (9 runs) Australia 227/4
MJ Clarke    50* (58b 4x4)      JDP Oram    4-0-32-0
A Symonds    97* (104b 9x4 2x6)     

43.1

Franklin to Clarke, FOUR, yorker outside off stump, Clarke glides it down to third man fence, excellent shot!

43.2

Franklin to Clarke, 1 run, good length ball, defended in front of point

43.3

Franklin to Symonds, no run, short of length delivery, defended back to the bowler

43.4

Franklin to Symonds, 2 runs, pitched outside off stump, Symonds cuts it late wide off third man for a couple of runs

43.5

Franklin to Symonds, no run, pitched up outside off stump, driven straight to cover

43.6

Franklin to Symonds, no run, good length ball, nipping away, pushed to point fielder, Symonds still on 99

End of over 44 (7 runs) Australia 234/4
A Symonds    99* (108b 9x4 2x6)      JEC Franklin    3-0-22-0
MJ Clarke    55* (60b 5x4)     

44.1

Oram to Clarke, 1 run, slower delivery, pushed striaght to point and a single taken

44.2

Oram to Symonds, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, flicked to deep mid-wicket and that brings his 3rd century

44.3

Oram to Clarke, no run, full ball outside off stump, Clarke tries to smash it over, gets beaten

44.4

Oram to Clarke, 1 run, pitched up, driven to point, good fielding by McMillan

44.5

Oram to Symonds, FOUR, full toss, Symonds makes room and slashes over the point fielder

44.6

Oram to Symonds, no run, slower delivery, Symonds comes down and tries to slash, gets beaten

End of over 45 (7 runs) Australia 241/4
A Symonds    104* (111b 10x4 2x6)      JDP Oram    5-0-39-0
MJ Clarke    57* (63b 5x4)     

45.1

Franklin to Clarke, FOUR, full toss outside off stump, Clarke exposes his stumps and lofts to the cover fence, one bounce boundary

45.2

Franklin to Clarke, 1 no ball

45.2

Franklin to Clarke, 1 run, pitched up, driven to deep cover

45.3

Franklin to Symonds, 1 wide, down the legside

45.3

Franklin to Symonds, 1 run, yorker, Symonds makes room and takes on the full, slices down to third man

45.4

Franklin to Clarke, 1 run, pushed to the cover and a single taken

45.5

Franklin to Symonds, 1 run, pitched up, Symonds makes room and drives to deep cover

45.6

Franklin to Clarke, FOUR, pitched up outside off stump, Clarke makes room lofts it over cover, one bounce into the fence, 13 runs off the over

End of over 46 (14 runs) Australia 255/4
MJ Clarke    67* (68b 7x4)      JEC Franklin    4-0-36-0
A Symonds    106* (113b 10x4 2x6)     

46.1

Mills to Symonds, SIX, Shot! full length ball around the off stump, Symonds lofts it high and over long-off

46.2

Mills to Symonds, SIX, One more! slower delivery, Symonds swings it across over long-on, Symonds smashing everyone

46.3

Mills to Symonds, 1 run, smashed to long-off

46.4

Mills to Clarke, FOUR, pitched up, Symonds lofts it straight over the bowler, ball races away to the fence

46.5

Mills to Clarke, 1 run, pulled to deep square leg

46.6

Mills to Symonds, 1 run, driven to long-on, 19 runs off the over

Cairns brought on again into the attack

End of over 47 (19 runs) Australia 274/4
A Symonds    120* (117b 10x4 4x6)      KD Mills    9-0-43-2
MJ Clarke    72* (70b 8x4)     

47.1

Cairns to Symonds, SIX, bouncer on the stumps, Symonds hooks it high and over mid-wicket, excellent pick from Symonds

47.2

Cairns to Symonds, SIX, Six more! good length ball on the stumps, Symonds lofts it over long-on fence, great power from the batsman

47.3

Cairns to Symonds, SIX, Hat-trick of sixes! short of length outside off stump, Symods just stands and clubs it over long-off, this is sheer power!

47.4

Cairns to Symonds, 1 run, smashed to long-on

47.5

Cairns to Clarke, FOUR, slower delivery, Clarke does it nicely, just glides to vacant third man fence

47.6

Cairns to Clarke, 2 runs, turned away to fine leg and a couple of runs taken, 25 runs in this over

End of over 48 (25 runs) Australia 299/4
MJ Clarke    78* (72b 9x4)      CL Cairns    9-0-66-1
A Symonds    139* (121b 10x4 7x6)     

48.1

Mills to Symonds, 1 run, driven to long-on

48.2

Mills to Clarke, 2 runs, glanced away to fine leg

48.3

Mills to Clarke, 1 run, slower delivery, cut away

48.4

Mills to Symonds, 1 wide, down the legside

48.4

Mills to Symonds, 2 runs, on the stumps, pushed to long-on and a couple of runs taken

48.5

Mills to Symonds, FOUR, slower delivery outside off stump, Symonds walks out and smashs straight to the fence

48.6

Mills to Symonds, SIX, short delivery, Symonds just stands and smashes over mid-wicket, amazing hit from Symonds and that takes him to 150, his highest score in ODI

Vettori comes into bowl

End of over 49 (17 runs) Australia 316/4
A Symonds    152* (125b 11x4 8x6)      KD Mills    10-0-60-2
MJ Clarke    81* (74b 9x4)     

49.1

Vettori to Clarke, no run, Clarke makes room and tries to slash, gets beaten and TV umpire called for stumping but Clarke in

49.2

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, short delivery, pulled away to deep mid-wicket

49.3

Vettori to Symonds, FOUR, Four more! Symonds just makes room and smashes straight again to the fence, this is just amazing for the spectators

49.4

Vettori to Symonds, OUT, Atlast Symonds gets out! arm ball, good length delivery, Symonds makes room and tries to slash but gets beaten, ball knocks over the stumps, excellent innings coming to an end

A Symonds b Vettori 156 (149m 127b 12x4 8x6) SR: 122.83

49.5

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, turned away to mid-wicket region

49.6

Vettori to Clarke, no run, flat on the off stump, Clarke comes down and tries to turn it around, gets on the pads

Match State: Innings Break Welcome back to the second session. New Zealand are chasing a stiff target of 323 runs. They need a quick start in the early overs. Vincent and Astle to open. Lee to start the proceedings

End of over 50 (6 runs) Australia 322/5
MJ Clarke    82* (77b 9x4)      DL Vettori    10-0-51-1
MEK Hussey    1* (1b)     
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Dec 7, 2005

Hitting the stumps when it matters: Michael Clarke nails Brendon McCullum, New Zealand v Australia, 2nd ODI, Wellington, December 7, 2005

Hitting the stumps when it matters: Michael Clarke nails Brendon McCullum

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Dec 7, 2005

Brett Lee ruins the outfield but saves precious runs, New Zealand v Australia, 2nd ODI, Wellington, December 7, 2005

Brett Lee ruins the outfield but saves precious runs

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