Australia tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 19-23, 2010
Australia won by 10 wickets
19,20,21,22,23 March 2010 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
5.6

Arnel to Ponting, no run, good length ball angling into the body of Ponting beats the bat and into the body

Australia 25/1   RT Ponting 0* (1b)
6.3

Martin to Ponting, 1 run, full ball swinging into the pads of Ponting who tucks it neatly down to fine-leg

6.5

Martin to Ponting, no run, rising delivery on a good length has Ponting watchfully leaving it through to McCullum

6.6

Martin to Ponting, no run, good area from Martin has Ponting defending off the front foot into the off side

Australia 28/1   RT Ponting 1* (4b)
7.2

Arnel to Ponting, no run, angling into the top of off stump has Ponting defending

7.3

Arnel to Ponting, no run, wide down the leg side but Ponting cannot catch up with the ball

7.4

Arnel to Ponting, no run, back of a length just outside off stump has Ponting defending off the back foot

7.5

Arnel to Ponting, no run, slightly fuller ball outside the off stump left alone by Ponting

7.6

Arnel to Ponting, no run, watchful again from Ponting as he raises his arms to allow the ball through to McCullum, a hint of seam back into the right hander

Australia 29/1   RT Ponting 1* (9b)
9.1

Arnel to Ponting, 2 runs, short ball into the body of Ponting catches him high on the bat as the ball balloons behind square on the leg side

9.2

Arnel to Ponting, FOUR, short again catches the top edge but flies safely down to the fine-leg boundary

9.3

Arnel to Ponting, no run, angling into the body of Ponting who cannot catch up with the ball as it drops into the leg side

9.4

Arnel to Ponting, no run, full ball wide of the off stump seams away from Ponting who leaves it alone

9.5

Arnel to Ponting, FOUR, short ball on the body of Ponting who safely plays it out of the middle of the bat to the fine-leg boundary

9.6

Arnel to Ponting, no run, good finish to the over from Arnel as he bowls a tight line just outside the off stump, Ponting leaves it alone

Australia 39/1   RT Ponting 11* (15b 2x4)
11.1

Arnel to Ponting, no run, back of a length delivery has Ponting defending into the off side

11.2

Arnel to Ponting, 2 runs, length ball angling into the stumps is neatly played through mid wicket by Ponting

11.3

Arnel to Ponting, no run, full ball outside the off stump holds its line as Ponting leaves it alone

11.4

Arnel to Ponting, no run, full ball with a hint of shape away has Ponting squaring up as he looks to play into the leg side

11.5

Arnel to Ponting, no run, ball shaping back into Ponting thunders into the pads as the Australian captain offers no shot. Big appeal but no interest from the umpire, may have just clipped the top of the off stump

11.6

Arnel to Ponting, no run, length ball defended off the front foot from Ponting

Australia 43/1   RT Ponting 13* (21b 2x4)
12.6

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, well wide of the off stump and shaping away doesn't interest Ponting

Australia 44/1   RT Ponting 13* (22b 2x4)
13.4

Arnel to Ponting, no run, full again from Arnel has Ponting defending back down the wicket off the front foot

13.5

Arnel to Ponting, no run, length ball defended off the back foot back down the pitch

13.6

Arnel to Ponting, FOUR, short ball on the body strongly pulled behind square by Ponting, three bounces and over the rope at deep backward square

Australia 49/1   RT Ponting 17* (25b 3x4)
15.1

Arnel to Ponting, 2 runs, full ball expertly pushed into the vacant cover area

15.2

Arnel to Ponting, no run, full and straight, played down to mid-on by Ponting

15.3

Arnel to Ponting, 1 run, length ball angling into the stumps tucked nicely behind square on the leg side

Australia 60/1   RT Ponting 20* (28b 3x4)
16.1

Tuffey to Ponting, 2 runs, full ball shaping away from Ponting is pushed into the vacant cover region for a sharp two

16.2

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, better length from Tuffey as Ponting leaves alone a ball very close to the off stump, oohs and aahs behind from behind the wicket

16.3

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, fuller and wider once again left alone by Ponting

16.4

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, persisting with a line wide of off stump is Tuffey, Ponting once again shows no interest in playing a shot

16.5

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, carbon copy of the last delivery as Ponting raises the arms and allows it through to McCullum

16.6

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, left alone again from Ponting as Tuffey is content to play the patience game

Australia 62/1   RT Ponting 22* (34b 3x4)
18.1

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, full ball outside the off stump forcefully pushed to Vettori at mid-off by Ponting

18.2

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, nice channel from Tuffey as Ponting allows the ball to go through to McCullum

18.3

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, fuller and wider of off stump but once again left alone by Ponting

18.4

Tuffey to Ponting, 1 run, tighter line draws a defensive push from Ponting who takes a sharp single into the covers

Australia 67/1   RT Ponting 23* (38b 3x4)
19.1

Vettori to Ponting, no run, full ball outside off stump has Ponting lunging forward

19.2

Vettori to Ponting, no run, all defence again from Ponting as he pushes into the off side

19.3

Vettori to Ponting, no run, slower ball finds the inside edge but falls safely

19.4

Vettori to Ponting, no run, fuller ball pushed forcefully into the covers

19.5

Vettori to Ponting, no run, length ball outside off stump left alone by Ponting

19.6

Vettori to Ponting, 1 run, shorter and quicker sliding into the off stump but Ponting is onto it in a flash as he cuts it out to the point sweeper

Australia 68/1   RT Ponting 24* (44b 3x4)
20.1

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, full ball has Ponting driving forcefully but no timing to mid-on

20.2

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, length ball angling back into the pads of Ponting who cannot catch up with it, stiffled appeal from Tuffey

20.3

Tuffey to Ponting, 1 run, this time Ponting is able to get bat on a ball that angles into the body as it trickles down to fine leg

Australia 69/1   RT Ponting 25* (47b 3x4)
21.1

Vettori to Ponting, no run, nicely flighted delivery tempts Ponting but he thinks better of it as he leaves it alone

21.2

Vettori to Ponting, no run, good use of the feet from Ponting as he forcefully drives straight back to Vettori

21.3

Vettori to Ponting, 1 run, slower and shorter easily cut to the point sweeper

Australia 70/1   RT Ponting 26* (50b 3x4)
22.4

Southee to Ponting, no run, back of a length ball shaping away from Ponting who defends off the back foot into the covers

22.5

Southee to Ponting, no run, fuller and wider from Southee but no interest from Ponting as the ball swings even wider

22.6

Southee to Ponting, no run, much better channel from Southee as Ponting offers no shot to a rising delivery that shapes away significantly

Australia 76/1   RT Ponting 26* (53b 3x4)
24.1

Southee to Ponting, 3 runs, full ball shaping away has Ponting playing a loose drive in the air but safely falls between point and gully

24.3

Southee to Ponting, no run, very good line and length and shaping away beats the defence of Ponting as through to McCullum

24.4

Southee to Ponting, FOUR, shortish ball outside the off stump pulled over mid wicket to the boundary

24.5

Southee to Ponting, no run, same line from Southee but better length from Southee has Ponting leaving the ball alone

24.6

Southee to Ponting, no run, a touch wider from Southee with good shape away from Ponting who allows the ball to travel through to McCullum

Australia 84/1   RT Ponting 33* (58b 4x4)
25.4

Vettori to Ponting, no run, slower ball has Ponting pushing into the off side from deep in the crease

25.5

Vettori to Ponting, no run, quicker delivery sliding into leg stump defended into the leg side

25.6

Vettori to Ponting, no run, solid finish to a very good over from Vettori as he angles the ball into the stumps and has Ponting defending watchfully into the leg side

Australia 85/1   RT Ponting 33* (61b 4x4)
27.1

Vettori to Ponting, no run, use of the feet from Ponting but cannot get to the pitch of the ball as he pushes it to mid-on

27.2

Vettori to Ponting, no run, full ball defended off the front foot to mid-off

27.3

Vettori to Ponting, 1 run, slower and shorter and nicely worked square off the wicket on the off side by Ponting

Australia 92/1   RT Ponting 34* (64b 4x4)
28.1

Southee to Ponting, no run, full ball shaping away from Ponting as he leaves it alone through to McCullum

28.2

Southee to Ponting, no run, back of a length but once again no danger to the stumps as Ponting is content to leave it alone

28.3

Southee to Ponting, 1 run, full ball outside the off stump pushed into the vacant extra cover region for a comfortable single

Australia 93/1   RT Ponting 35* (67b 4x4)
29.1

Vettori to Ponting, no run, onto a good area straight away from Vettori as he has Ponting defended a full ball on off stump

29.2

Vettori to Ponting, no run, quicker ball rushes Ponting as he defends into the off side

29.3

Vettori to Ponting, no run, use of the feet from Ponting but cannot get to the pitch and defends

29.4

Vettori to Ponting, no run, arm ball angling into the stumps but well defended by Ponting

29.5

Vettori to Ponting, no run, angling into the leg stump as Ponting tries to turn it into the leg side, catches the leading edge but safely back along the pitch

29.6

Vettori to Ponting, no run, length ball just outside the off stump has Ponting attempting to leave alone but cannot get his gloves out of the way but the ball falls safely at the feet of McCullum

Australia 93/1   RT Ponting 35* (73b 4x4)
32.1

Martin to Ponting, no run, full ball angling into off stump is forcefull driven to mid-on but cannot beat the field

32.2

Martin to Ponting, no run, full and straight again played straight to mid-on

32.3

Martin to Ponting, no run, good length has Ponting pushing forward as the ball catches bat and pad and balloons safely into the leg side

32.4

Martin to Ponting, 1 no ball, good line and length again has Ponting pushing forward to mid-off

32.4

Martin to Ponting, no run, yorker length but well wide of off stump has Ponting forcing the ball into the ground to point

32.5

Martin to Ponting, 1 run, full ball has Ponting driving wide of off stump to the left of the Vettori at mid-off who makes a diving save

Australia 97/1   RT Ponting 36* (79b 4x4)
33.5

Arnel to Ponting, 1 run, the 100 is brought up for Australia as Ponting works the ball from the top of off stump into the vacant mid wicket

Australia 100/1   RT Ponting 37* (80b 4x4)
34.1

Martin to Ponting, no run, full ball wide of the off stump has Ponting losing his shape as he is on the drive, in the air for a while but safely short of point

34.2

Martin to Ponting, no run, length ball outside the off stump angles back into the batsman but left alone by Ponting

34.3

Martin to Ponting, no run, full ball has Ponting driving forcefully but straight to Watling at cover

34.4

Martin to Ponting, FOUR, full ball has Ponting on his favourite pull shot that he smashes well in front of square in the air

34.5

Martin to Ponting, no run, length ball well wide of the off stump with no interest shown from Ponting

34.6

Martin to Ponting, no run, very tight leave just over the off stump as Martin gets significant swing into the right hander

Australia 104/1   RT Ponting 41* (86b 5x4)
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