Australia tour of New Zealand, 1st T20I: New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Feb 26, 2010
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
26 February 2010 - night match (20-over match)
0.1

Bond to Warner, no run, back of a length and Warner pushes to mid on where Vettori's presence prevents the single

0.2

Bond to Warner, no run, superb delivery swinging away from Warner and he plays and misses

0.3

Bond to Warner, 3 runs, good length but chipped back over the bowlers' head. He didn't quite time it well enough and it stops just inside the rope

0.4

Bond to Watson, no run, back of a length and Watson is in behind it and defending back to the bowler

0.5

Bond to Watson, 1 run, fuller on off stump and he drives off the inside edge to mid wicket

0.6

Bond to Warner, SIX, decent length but too straight and Warner picks it up over square leg for half a dozen!

End of over 1 (10 runs) Australia 10/0 (109 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 5.73)

    • DA Warner 9 (4b 1x6)
    • SR Watson 1 (2b)
    • SE Bond 1-0-10-0
1.1

Tuffey to Watson, no run, full on middle stump and he drives powerfully to mid on

1.2

Tuffey to Watson, FOUR, good length but a fraction too straight and he pulls past Brendon McCullum through mid wicket for four

1.3

Tuffey to Watson, FOUR, full again and he plays a nice lofted drive over mid on which bounces just short of the ropes for four

1.4

Tuffey to Watson, FOUR, good length but just enough width for Watson to free his arms and hit through extra cover for four. Outstanding stroke on the up!

1.5

Tuffey to Watson, 2 runs, slower ball and Watson hits it high over mid off, Oram moves backwards but can't get back quickly enough to get under it and it bounces just outside of his reach

1.6

Tuffey to Watson, FOUR, shorter this time and he pulls off the top edge over first slip for four

End of over 2 (18 runs) Australia 28/0 (91 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 14.00, RRR: 5.05)

    • SR Watson 19 (8b 4x4)
    • DA Warner 9 (4b 1x6)
    • DR Tuffey 1-0-18-0
    • SE Bond 1-0-10-0
2.1

Bond to Warner, FOUR, full and he leans back and hammers it over long on

2.2

Bond to Warner, no run, better length and he leans back again but mistimes it back to Bond

2.3

Bond to Warner, FOUR, good length on off stump and Warner steps away to leg and crunches it through cover for four. What timing from the wee man.

2.4

Bond to Warner, no run, fuller and crunched to Guptill at point

2.5

Bond to Warner, 2 runs, dropped Warner tries to heave it over the leg side and it takes the edge and flies high Taylor's right at first slip, he throws out a hand but can't hold onto it

2.6

Bond to Warner, OUT, he tries to heave it over mid wicket, gets a bottom edge back onto the stumps. New Zealand strike at last

DA Warner b Bond 19 (11m 10b 2x4 1x6) SR: 190.00

End of over 3 (10 runs) Australia 38/1 (81 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 12.66, RRR: 4.76)

    • SR Watson 19 (8b 4x4)
    • SE Bond 2-0-20-1
    • DR Tuffey 1-0-18-0
3.1

Vettori to Watson, no run, short and slow and cut to point

3.2

Vettori to Watson, no run, shortish and slow and driven to mid off

3.3

Vettori to Watson, no run, flatter this time and he looks to cut and gets a bottom edge onto the keepers pads

3.4

Vettori to Watson, OUT, tossed up and Watson plays down the wrong line, it takes him on the pad and everyone goes up and Baxter agrees that it is fairly adjacent

SR Watson lbw b Vettori 19 (14m 12b 4x4 0x6) SR: 158.33

3.5

Vettori to Johnson, 1 run, flatter and Johnson moves back and works it into the leg side

3.6

Vettori to Clarke, no run, tossed up and Clarke uses his feet and defends back to Vettori. Clarke just has so much time

End of over 4 (1 run) Australia 39/2 (80 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 9.75, RRR: 5.00)

    • MJ Clarke 0 (1b)
    • MG Johnson 1 (1b)
    • DL Vettori 1-0-1-1
    • SE Bond 2-0-20-1
4.1

Bond to Johnson, no run, back of a length and Johnson pushes back down the track

4.2

Bond to Johnson, OUT, Bond strikes again! Good length and Johnson stays crease bound looking to drive, it takes the inside edge and back onto the stumps. The promotion hasn't quite worked.

MG Johnson b Bond 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

4.3

Bond to Hussey, 1 wide, well wide down the leg side

4.3

Bond to Hussey, no run, short and Hussey 'gives himself room' and plays to point

4.4

Bond to Hussey, no run, back of a length on middle and Hussey is back and defending

4.5

Bond to Hussey, 3 runs, good length lofted over cover and the fieldsmen do well in tandem to save the boundary

4.6

Bond to Clarke, no run, good length on middle stump and Clarke defends into the off side

End of over 5 (4 runs) Australia 43/3 (76 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 8.60, RRR: 5.06)

    • MJ Clarke 0 (2b)
    • DJ Hussey 3 (3b)
    • SE Bond 3-0-24-2
    • DL Vettori 1-0-1-1
5.1

Vettori to Hussey, no run, flat this time and played off the back foot to point

5.2

Vettori to Hussey, no run, angled into the stumps from around the wicket and Hussey closes the face and it takes the outside edge and bounces in front of backward point

5.3

Vettori to Hussey, no run, flatter again and Hussey defends into the off side

5.4

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, tossed up and Hussey uses the crease well to cut to point where Nathan McCullum misfields

5.5

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up and worked into the leg side for a quick single

5.6

Vettori to Hussey, 2 runs, short and pulled out to deep forward square for a couple as Ingram misfields

End of over 6 (4 runs) Australia 47/3 (72 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 7.83, RRR: 5.14)

    • DJ Hussey 6 (8b)
    • MJ Clarke 1 (3b)
    • DL Vettori 2-0-5-1
    • SE Bond 3-0-24-2
6.1

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, full and Clarke mistimes the drive off the outside edge to backward point

6.2

Tuffey to Clarke, 1 run, good length on off and driven off the inside half of the blade to mid on

6.3

Tuffey to Hussey, 2 runs, short and pulled over mid wicket for a couple to Ingram, the leg side sweeper

6.4

Tuffey to Hussey, FOUR, half volley cracked over mid off for four, super stroke

6.5

Tuffey to Hussey, 1 run, good channel from Tuffey and Hussey pushes to point where Nathan McCullum misfields

6.6

Tuffey to Clarke, 1 run, good length and Clarke plays it through mid wicket to Ingram, sweeping on the leg side

End of over 7 (9 runs) Australia 56/3 (63 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 4.84)

    • MJ Clarke 3 (6b)
    • DJ Hussey 13 (11b 1x4)
    • DR Tuffey 2-0-27-0
    • DL Vettori 2-0-5-1
7.1

Oram to Clarke, no run, slower ball bouncer and Clarke pulls off the glove but it bounces just short of keeper Hopkins

7.2

Oram to Clarke, no run, good length worked into the leg side and mid wicket dives to save a run

7.3

Oram to Clarke, 1 run, back of a length whipped off his hip to square leg for a single

7.4

Oram to Hussey, 1 run, good channel but just enough width to guide to third man

7.5

Oram to Clarke, FOUR, short and pulled strongly through mid wicket past the hands of Taylor for four. Elegant stroke

7.6

Oram to Clarke, no run, played and missed outside the off stump

End of over 8 (6 runs) Australia 62/3 (57 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.75, RRR: 4.75)

    • MJ Clarke 8 (11b 1x4)
    • DJ Hussey 14 (12b 1x4)
    • JDP Oram 1-0-6-0
    • DR Tuffey 2-0-27-0
8.1

NL McCullum to Hussey, 1 run, short and pulled behind square to the sweeper

8.2

NL McCullum to Clarke, 1 run, flat again and punched off the back shoe to long on

8.3

NL McCullum to Hussey, 2 runs, short and pulled again through square leg for a couple right on the fence

8.4

NL McCullum to Hussey, 1 run, full and driven sweetly to long on

8.5

NL McCullum to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up, Clarke comes down the pitch and drives to long on

8.6

NL McCullum to Hussey, no run, short and cut to Franklin who dives at point to save four

End of over 9 (6 runs) Australia 68/3 (51 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.55, RRR: 4.63)

    • DJ Hussey 18 (16b 1x4)
    • MJ Clarke 10 (13b 1x4)
    • NL McCullum 1-0-6-0
    • JDP Oram 1-0-6-0
9.1

Oram to Clarke, 1 run, back of a length and pushed into the off side for an easy single

9.2

Oram to Hussey, FOUR, short and pulled sweetly over mid wicket. It bounces just inside the rope.

9.3

Oram to Hussey, 2 runs, short agai and pulled behind square for a couple. The throw from the deep is good. Hopkins takes the ball in front of the stumps and whips off the bails. Hussey is found to be home safe. The question is - would it have hit the stumps if Hopkins hadn't taken it in front?

9.4

Oram to Hussey, no run, driven firmly to mid off

9.5

Oram to Hussey, 1 run, good length and guided to third man

9.6

Oram to Clarke, 1 wide, bouncer down leg and called wide

9.6

Oram to Clarke, no run, good length worked into the leg side for a single

End of over 10 (9 runs) Australia 77/3 (42 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.70, RRR: 4.20)

    • MJ Clarke 11 (15b 1x4)
    • DJ Hussey 25 (20b 2x4)
    • JDP Oram 2-0-15-0
    • NL McCullum 1-0-6-0
10.1

NL McCullum to Hussey, no run, goes back to a fuller one and defends into the off side

10.2

NL McCullum to Hussey, FOUR, tossed up and Hussey lofts it over mid off gloriously for four

10.3

NL McCullum to Hussey, FOUR, short and pulled through backward square leg to the leg side sweeper, Tuffey, who misfields diving at full stretch

10.4

NL McCullum to Hussey, FOUR, this one is slower but short and pulled behind square leg for four, beating Oram at fine leg

10.5

NL McCullum to Hussey, 1 run, moves back and guides to backward point

10.6

NL McCullum to Clarke, no run, uses his feet and drives back to the bowler who throws it back and hits Clarke on the back of the leg

End of over 11 (13 runs) Australia 90/3 (29 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 8.18, RRR: 3.22)

    • MJ Clarke 11 (16b 1x4)
    • DJ Hussey 38 (25b 5x4)
    • NL McCullum 2-0-19-0
    • JDP Oram 2-0-15-0
11.1

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, short and cut to the off side sweeper

11.2

Vettori to Clarke, no run, short again and cut to short cover

11.3

Vettori to Clarke, 1 wide, Clarke uses his feet and it angles dow leg, it yorks Hopkins and he misses a difficult stumping

11.3

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, advances down the track again (what confidence!) and drives to long off

11.4

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, short and pulled to deep mid wicket

11.5

Vettori to Clarke, no run, short and cut to cover

11.6

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, comes down the track again and pushes to long on

End of over 12 (5 runs) Australia 95/3 (24 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.91, RRR: 3.00)

    • MJ Clarke 13 (20b 1x4)
    • DJ Hussey 40 (27b 5x4)
    • DL Vettori 3-0-10-1
    • NL McCullum 2-0-19-0
12.1

Bond to Clarke, 1 run, back of a length in at the body and whipped off his hip to fine leg

12.2

Bond to Hussey, no run, back of a length and defended into the off side

12.3

Bond to Hussey, 1 run, short in at the body and Hussey is back and fending into the leg side

12.4

Bond to Clarke, no run, yorker played to cover

12.5

Bond to Clarke, 1 wide, angled down the leg side. Bond just falling over slightly in his action

12.5

Bond to Clarke, 1 wide, once again down the leg side. An action replay from the ball before

12.5

Bond to Clarke, 1 run, short and in at the body and Clarke works it into the leg side with soft hands

12.6

Bond to Hussey, 3 runs, slightly slower from Bond this time and Hussey drives it straight back over his head. He doesn't quite time it well enough to get four

End of over 13 (8 runs) Australia 103/3 (16 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.92, RRR: 2.28)

    • DJ Hussey 44 (30b 5x4)
    • MJ Clarke 15 (23b 1x4)
    • SE Bond 4-0-32-2
    • DL Vettori 3-0-10-1
13.1

Vettori to Hussey, no run, tossed up and Hussey tries to cut but misses

13.2

Vettori to Hussey, no run, flatter and pushed into the off side as Clarke sends him back

13.3

Vettori to Hussey, no run, short and played to short third man

13.4

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, shortish and cut hard to deep point

13.5

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, full and angled into leg and pushed to long on

13.6

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, half volley pushed to long off

End of over 14 (3 runs) Australia 106/3 (13 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.57, RRR: 2.16)

    • DJ Hussey 46 (35b 5x4)
    • MJ Clarke 16 (24b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 4-0-13-1
    • SE Bond 4-0-32-2
14.1

NL McCullum to Hussey, OUT, half volley chipped straight to Guptill at cover. Disappointed finish to a good innings from Hussey.

DJ Hussey c Guptill b NL McCullum 46 (40m 36b 5x4 0x6) SR: 127.77

14.2

NL McCullum to White, no run, yorker pushed into the covers

14.3

NL McCullum to White, 1 run, full and driven to long on

14.4

NL McCullum to Clarke, 1 run, comes down the track and works it to mid on and he takes a well judged single

14.5

NL McCullum to White, no run, short and cut off the bottom edge into the ground and over the keeper

14.6

NL McCullum to White, no run, flatter and driven off the inside edge to mid wicket

End of over 15 (2 runs) Australia 108/4 (11 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.20, RRR: 2.20)

    • CL White 1 (4b)
    • MJ Clarke 17 (25b 1x4)
    • NL McCullum 3-0-21-1
    • DL Vettori 4-0-13-1
15.1

Guptill to Clarke, 1 run, too straight and worked through the leg side to the sweeper

15.2

Guptill to White, no run, tossed up and pushed back along the pitch

15.3

Guptill to White, FOUR, tossed up again and White lofts it nicely over the bowlers' head for four. Nice stroke

15.4

Guptill to White, no run, flatter this time and he tries to elevate again but doesn't quite get it and it bounces in front of mid off

15.5

Guptill to White, no run, driven firmly to mid off

15.6

Guptill to White, SIX, tossed up and White launches it straight bakc over the bowlers' head for a maximum and that's the game. Well played Australia.

Australia just far too good for New Zealand tonight, winning by six wickets with 24 balls to spare.

David Hussey is happy with his team's effort and enjoyed the pace in the wicket which allowed him to score 46 off 36 balls. He hit nicely over the top straight down the ground and pulled strongly whenever the bowlers dropped short.

New Zealand were undone by the pace of Tait, Nannes and Johnson atth top of the innings and were chasing their tails as a result for the rest of the innings, eventually being bowled out for 118 from the final ball fo the innings.

Australia's reply never looked in doubt with Warner and Watson getting away to a flier before Bond and Vettori pegged it back. Hussey struck a neat 46 while captain Clarke worked the ball into the gaps without taking too many risks to finish 18 not out.

Vettori is confident his side can get it right for the next match in Christchurch on Sunday but isn't looking forward to bowling with the short boundaries straight down the ground.

Clarke is ecstatic with his pacemen and the batting form of Warner and Watson. He feels the team are hungry to be here in New Zealand and with everyone competing for spots, he feels his side stands in good stead looking forward.

Mitchell Johnson is named Man of the Match for his three for 19 off four overs. He picked up the wickets of Ingram, Taylor and Guptill which dented any momentum New Zealand would've hoped for up front.

We look ahead to Sunday now where the series moves to Christchurch for the second and final T20 international. Thanks for joining us here for live coverage of tonights match. Please join us again at 1400 NZDST or 0200 GMT on Sunday.

This is Marc Ellison signing off. Goodluck and god speed.

End of over 16 (11 runs) Australia 119/4 (RR: 7.43)

    • CL White 11 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • MJ Clarke 18 (26b 1x4)
    • MJ Guptill 1-0-11-0
    • NL McCullum 3-0-21-1
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