Australia tour of New Zealand, 2nd T20I: New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Feb 28, 2010
Match tied (New Zealand won the one-over eliminator)
28 February 2010 - night match (20-over match)
0.1

Tait to BB McCullum, 4 leg byes, 151 kph, half volley outside leg stump and McCullum whips it fine past Haddin for four

0.2

Tait to BB McCullum, no run, 151 kpn, half volley on middle and McCullum pushes to mid on

0.3

Tait to BB McCullum, FOUR, 151 kph, courage at its best as McCullum charges Tait and gets it on the full and pushes through the covers for four

0.4

Tait to BB McCullum, 1 run, 151 kph, full again and McCullum pushes to mid off for a quick single

New Zealand 9/0   BB McCullum 5* (4b 1x4)
1.1

Nannes to BB McCullum, SIX, full on off stump and McCullum hits nicely through the line over extra cover for four

1.2

Nannes to BB McCullum, 3 runs, dropped shorter this time, McCullum pulls from outside off and it takes the top edge, Harris moves back from short fine leg and can't get close enough to it.

1.4

Nannes to BB McCullum, no run, Mcullum advances early and gets a leading edge into the off side. Clarke picks up and hits the stump but McCullum is home safe

1.5

Nannes to BB McCullum, FOUR, McCullum moves towards the off side and whips it fine of short fine leg

1.6

Nannes to BB McCullum, no run, 150 kph, good bouncer from Nannes and McCullum tries to hook but misses

New Zealand 24/1   BB McCullum 18* (9b 2x4 1x6)
3.1

Nannes to BB McCullum, FOUR, McCullum walks across to the off side again and Nannes goes full as McCullum works it off his pads through backward square for four

3.2

Nannes to BB McCullum, no run, 153 kph, McCullum charges this time and Nannes is shorter and quicker and McCullum tries to pull but misses

3.3

Nannes to BB McCullum, 1 leg bye, 132 kph, slower ball at leg stump and McCullum clips it to short fine leg

3.5

Nannes to BB McCullum, no run, 133 kph, slower ball and McCullum tries to play the 'Dil scoop' but it's just too high for him

3.6

Nannes to BB McCullum, FOUR, 147 kph, short delivery pulled powerfully through backward square for four where the man on the boundary misfields

New Zealand 42/1   BB McCullum 26* (14b 4x4 1x6)
4.3

Harris to BB McCullum, 1 run, McCullum advances this time and drives to mid off who does well to prevent the boundary

New Zealand 44/1   BB McCullum 27* (15b 4x4 1x6)
5.1

Nannes to BB McCullum, 1 run, half volley on middle and McCullum drives off the inside edge to deep square leg

5.3

Nannes to BB McCullum, FOUR, good length outside off and McCullum plays the 'Dil scoop' and gets it just fine enough for Haddin who is wrong-footed

5.4

Nannes to BB McCullum, SIX, full outside off and McCullum slog sweeps it high over mid wicket for half a dozen. McCullum on fire!

5.5

Nannes to BB McCullum, 1 leg bye, good length but too straight and it takes McCullum on the thigh and into the leg side

New Zealand 61/1   BB McCullum 38* (19b 5x4 2x6)
6.3

Harris to BB McCullum, no run, full and driven to mid off

6.4

Harris to BB McCullum, no run, good length and pushed to cover

6.5

Harris to BB McCullum, no run, Harris hits a good channel again and McCullum defends to cover

6.6

Harris to BB McCullum, no run, McCullum shapes to play the lap and then pushes into the off side. Wicket maiden for Harris, well bowled.

New Zealand 62/2   BB McCullum 38* (23b 5x4 2x6)
8.1

Smith to BB McCullum, no run, good start from Smith and McCullum pushes back to the bowler

8.2

Smith to BB McCullum, 1 run, uses his feet and is beaten in flight and plays to third man

New Zealand 69/2   BB McCullum 39* (25b 5x4 2x6)
9.3

Hussey to BB McCullum, 1 run, full and driven to deep mid wicket off the inside edge

New Zealand 72/3   BB McCullum 40* (26b 5x4 2x6)
10.5

Smith to BB McCullum, 1 run, uses his feet this time and drives off the inside edge to long on

New Zealand 83/4   BB McCullum 41* (27b 5x4 2x6)
11.3

Christian to BB McCullum, 1 run, slower ball, back of a length and he pushes into the off side for a comfortable single

11.5

Christian to BB McCullum, 4 leg byes, steps away to the off side and hits him on the pad as he looks to sweep, it takes him on the pad and runs fine for four

11.6

Christian to BB McCullum, no run, perfect yorker and McCullum drives back to the bowler

New Zealand 95/4   BB McCullum 42* (30b 5x4 2x6)
12.2

Smith to BB McCullum, FOUR, tossed up and crunched back past the bowler dead straight for four. That is timing!

12.3

Smith to BB McCullum, 1 run, tossed up again and he uses his feet and plays to long off

12.5

Smith to BB McCullum, FOUR, decent legth fur McCullum sweeps nicely through the leg side, long on runs around to mid wicket and flicks it to the man closest to him but misses and it goes for four

12.6

Smith to BB McCullum, no run, advances again and pushes straight back to the bowler

New Zealand 106/4   BB McCullum 51* (34b 7x4 2x6)
13.2

Christian to BB McCullum, FOUR, the 'Dil scoop' from McCullum timed perfectly over Haddin's head for four

13.3

Christian to BB McCullum, SIX, bumper from Christian and McCullum hooks over fine leg for half a dozen

13.4

Christian to BB McCullum, 1 run, yorker dug out into the off side

New Zealand 118/4   BB McCullum 62* (37b 8x4 3x6)
14.3

Harris to BB McCullum, FOUR, full on middle stump and McCullum plays the scoop over Haddin's head for four. I am at a BBQ at Andy McKay's place and he says, 'That is ridiculous!'

14.4

Harris to BB McCullum, 1 wide, McCullum moves inside the line and leaves as it's wide of off stump. It was actually inside the line but harshly called wide

14.4

Harris to BB McCullum, 1 run, full on off stump and crucnhed to deep cover to the sweeper

New Zealand 136/4   BB McCullum 67* (39b 9x4 3x6)
15.4

Nannes to BB McCullum, SIX, bumper again and McCullum hooks high into the stands for a maximum!

15.5

Nannes to BB McCullum, SIX, McCullum walks towards the off side and pulls Nannes into the stands again. Tough for the bowlers with such short boundaries here in Christchurch

15.6

Nannes to BB McCullum, 1 run, waist high full toss and he works it to fine leg. McCullum not happy with the call as he thought it was a no ball

New Zealand 159/5   BB McCullum 80* (42b 9x4 5x6)
16.1

Tait to BB McCullum, FOUR, 150 kph, inswinging yorker just outside leg and McCullum sccops fine for four more

16.2

Tait to BB McCullum, 1 run, perfect yorker and dug out into the off side

16.6

Tait to BB McCullum, no run, slower ball and McCullum plays it back to the bowler

New Zealand 165/6   BB McCullum 85* (45b 10x4 5x6)
17.2

Harris to BB McCullum, no run, bumper and McCullum pulls but misses

17.3

Harris to BB McCullum, SIX, short and pulled powerfully flat into the stands for half a dozen

17.4

Harris to BB McCullum, FOUR, yorker heaved into the leg side and somehow it runs away through mid wicket for four

17.5

Harris to BB McCullum, FOUR, full and cracked straight down the ground for four!

17.6

Harris to BB McCullum, 1 run, full again and cracked through the off side to the sweeper. What a magnificent hundred from Brendon McCullum! He's played every stroke in the book and done it with aplomb. Andy McKay made a rather prophetic call earlier in the innings that McCullum would score a hundred and he has come through.

New Zealand 181/6   BB McCullum 100* (50b 12x4 6x6)
18.1

Tait to BB McCullum, SIX, McCullum falls away to the off side and plays a miraculous scoop over the keepers' head for six!

18.2

Tait to BB McCullum, (no ball) 1 run, advances and hits the yorker length and drives to the cover sweeper. He has overstepped as well.

18.2

Tait to BB McCullum, 1 run, walks across to off and whips it over deep backward square to the sweeper

18.4

Tait to BB McCullum, SIX, the scoop comes out again and he gets six more! This is a phenomenal display from Brendon McCullum

18.5

Tait to BB McCullum, 1 run, cracked to deep cover

New Zealand 200/6   BB McCullum 115* (55b 12x4 8x6)
19.2

Hussey to BB McCullum, 1 run, slog swept out to Warner at deep mid wicket who dives to try and take the catch but he picks it up on the half volley

New Zealand 204/6   BB McCullum 116* (56b 12x4 8x6)
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