Trans-Tasman Trophy - 1st Test

New Zealand v Australia

Australia won by 10 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

38.6

Martin to Clarke, no run, very short ball wide of the off stump require Clarke to do nothing but watch it fly by

Australia 115/3   MJ Clarke 0* (1b)

41.5

Arnel to Clarke, 1 leg bye, length ball angling into the legs of Clarke who can't get any bat on it as it dribbles to fine leg

Australia 123/3   MJ Clarke 0* (2b)

42.1

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, instantly into a good area from Tuffey as he has Clarke defending with an angled bat off the front foot to point

42.2

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, back of a length ball on off stump has Clarke defending solidly off the back foot showing the makers name

42.3

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, Clarke looks to force the drive from a full ball that seams back in and catches the inside edge into the pads

42.4

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, length ball wide of the off stump left alone by Clarke

42.5

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, back of a length ball has Clarke swaying away and watches it as it passes by

42.6

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, tremendous line and length from Tuffey as Clarke thinks about playing a shot but leaves it alone to bring to the end a fine over from Tuffey

Australia 127/3   MJ Clarke 0* (8b)

43.2

Vettori to Clarke, no run, testing delivery as Clarke lunges forward and defends

43.3

Vettori to Clarke, no run, full again has Clarke defending back down the wicket

43.4

Vettori to Clarke, no run, back of a length ball gives Clarke the opportunity to get on the back foot and defend down the wicket

43.5

Vettori to Clarke, no run, uses the feet but wide of off stump as Clarke lunges wide to the off side to smother the ball in defence

43.6

Vettori to Clarke, no run, quicker ball angling into leg stump is defended into the leg side

Australia 128/3   MJ Clarke 0* (13b)

45.4

Vettori to Clarke, no run, quicker arm ball has Clarke playing back but defends solidly back to Vettori

45.5

Vettori to Clarke, no run, fuller ball has Clarke defending watchfully back down the wicket

45.6

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, shorter and wider and cut to the point sweeper. Clarke will feel good to get off the mark finally

Australia 131/3   MJ Clarke 1* (16b)

46.1

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, length ball on off stump has Clarke defending off the front foot to mid-off, thoughts of a single but a loud no sends them back

46.2

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, full ball has Clarke defending off the front foot to mid-on

46.3

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, another fine line and length from Tuffey, all Clarke can do is defend back down the wicket off the front foot

46.4

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, slightly wider of the off stump looking to tempt Clarke into a shot but no interest shown

46.5

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, in that testing channel again has Clarke leaving the ball alone

46.6

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, length ball nipping back into the stumps catches Clarke on the pads but a little bit of pad on the way stiffles the appeal. Great over from Tuffey

Australia 131/3   MJ Clarke 1* (22b)

48.1

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, really has settled into a good line and length here Tuffey as Clarke leaves a ball just outside the off stump alone

48.2

Tuffey to Clarke, 1 wide, very short for Tuffey and too short as it sails well highg of the head of Clarke to demand a big leap from McCullum

48.2

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, back on that consistent line and length and Clarke shows no interest in playing a shot

48.3

Tuffey to Clarke, 2 byes, better bouncer from Tuffey this time as it whistles over Clarkes front shoulder, McCullum can't collect cleanly

48.4

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, length ball outside off stump has Clarke pushing forward to mid-off

48.5

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, length ball angling into the off stump and Clarke defends off the front foot to mid-on

48.6

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, testing line and length to finish the over from Tuffey has Clarke defending with the outside half of the bat to gully

Australia 142/3   MJ Clarke 1* (28b)

49.3

Vettori to Clarke, no run, quicker ball pitching on off stump and straightening had Clarke defending solidly

49.4

Vettori to Clarke, no run, angling in to the right hander has Clarke defending in the air on the leg side but safely beyond the man in close

49.5

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, slower and wider has Clarke waiting for the ball and pushing into point

Australia 146/3   MJ Clarke 2* (31b)

51.1

Vettori to Clarke, no run, length ball outside off stump has Clarke pushing from the crease into the off side

51.2

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, tighter line but a fraction shorter and Clarke picks up on the length quickly and works it to the point sweeper

Australia 148/3   MJ Clarke 3* (33b)

52.5

Southee to Clarke, no run, very good area to Clarke as there is a hint of shape away as Clarke defends off the front foot but away from the body

52.6

Southee to Clarke, no run, a fine finishto the over from Southee as he has Clarke defending from the crease in the line of the off stump. Southee looks much more comfortable bowling to the right hander

Australia 150/3   MJ Clarke 3* (35b)

53.2

Vettori to Clarke, no run, arm ball angling into the stumps played back down to the mid-on

53.3

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, shorter length and Clarke is quick to play back and work it to the point sweeper

Australia 152/3   MJ Clarke 4* (37b)

54.1

Southee to Clarke, no run, nice area from Southee as the ball starts on the line of the off stump and swings away. Well judged and left by Clarke

54.2

Southee to Clarke, 1 run, even tighter line has Clarke defending on the front foot into the covers for a quick single

54.6

Southee to Clarke, no run, full ball shaping away has Clarke on the drive but can't beat mid-off

Australia 154/3   MJ Clarke 5* (40b)

55.4

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, short and turning away from Clarke who cuts nicely to the point sweeper

Australia 156/3   MJ Clarke 6* (41b)

56.1

Southee to Clarke, 2 runs, full ball, shaping away has Clarke on the drive and times it nicely through cover

56.2

Southee to Clarke, no run, angling into the pads of Clarke who cannot get bat to ball

56.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, length ball in a good channel and Clarke is watchful as he leaves it alone

56.4

Southee to Clarke, 1 run, back of a length ball forced off the back foot into the vacant covers for a comfortable single

Australia 161/3   MJ Clarke 9* (45b)

57.1

Arnel to Clarke, no run, a real loosener to start the session from Arnell, short and wide and cut away nicley but straight to point

57.2

Arnel to Clarke, no run, better line and length has Clarke defending to mid-on

57.3

Arnel to Clarke, no run, down the leg side and clips the pads on the way through to McCullum

57.4

Arnel to Clarke, no run, back of a length has Clarke looking to force the ball through the off side but can't get it through the covers

57.5

Arnel to Clarke, 2 runs, angling into the pads and nicely worked through mid wicket to bring up the 50 run partnership

57.6

Arnel to Clarke, no run, better delivery from Arnell to finish the over as Clarke defends in front of middle stump off the back foot into the leg side

Australia 165/3   MJ Clarke 11* (51b)

58.2

Southee to Clarke, no run, straying down the leg side and Clarke is annoyed with himself as he doesn't catch up with it

58.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, tighter line from Southee as Clarke defends from the crease back down the wicket

58.4

Southee to Clarke, 2 runs, streaky looking shot from Clarke as he tries to force the front foot drive but gets an inside edge behind square on the leg side

58.5

Southee to Clarke, no run, good length ball from Southee, not getting the same swing as earlier and defended back down the wicket

58.6

Southee to Clarke, FOUR, loose shot from Clarke as he looks to be more aggressive and drives on the up in the air wide of gully to the boundary

Australia 172/3   MJ Clarke 17* (56b 1x4)

60.1

Southee to Clarke, no run, length ball outside off stump driven beautifully off the front foot but can't beat mid-off

60.2

Southee to Clarke, no run, short ball directed at Clarkes front shoulder, thinks about the pull shot but gets out of the way in the end

60.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, good line and length focusing in on the off stump draws a solid defense from Clarke

60.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, nice shape away on a good length but no interest in playing a shot from Clarke

60.5

Southee to Clarke, no run, left alone again as a good length ball shapes away wide of the off stump

60.6

Southee to Clarke, no run, no swing this time as the ball holds its line on the stumps, compactly defended back down the wicket from Clarke

Australia 176/3   MJ Clarke 17* (62b 1x4)

62.1

Martin to Clarke, no run, good start from Martin as he draws Clarke forward and finds a thick outside edge as he looks to drive forcefully

62.2

Martin to Clarke, no run, back of a length ball angling into the body and defended off the back foot into the leg side

62.3

Martin to Clarke, no run, beautifully driven on the up from Clarke but some good fielding from Watling in the covers ensures no run

62.4

Martin to Clarke, no run, left alone in a good channel outside the off stump

62.5

Martin to Clarke, 2 runs, shorter and wider and forced nicely off the back foot into the ground and between point and cover

62.6

Martin to Clarke, no run, very good area to finish the over from Martin has Clarke defending in front of the off stump from the crease

Australia 178/4   MJ Clarke 19* (68b 1x4)

64.1

Martin to Clarke, no run, expansive drive on the up outside the off stump but can only manage a thick inside edge back along the pitch

64.2

Martin to Clarke, no run, tremendous bouncer from Martin beats the pull shot and thunders into the grill of Clarkes helmet

64.3

Martin to Clarke, no run, Martin tries to follow up the bouncer with a carrot, full and wide of off stump but no interest from Clarke who shows good composure

64.4

Martin to Clarke, 3 runs, too full this time from Martin and Clarke can just lean on through the gap wide of Watling at cover

Australia 187/4   MJ Clarke 22* (72b 1x4)

65.1

Arnel to Clarke, 1 run, length ball on middle stump is neatly tucked around the corner by Clarke for an easy single

Australia 188/4   MJ Clarke 23* (73b 1x4)

66.6

Martin to Clarke, 3 runs, short and wide and cut in front of point with ease as Ingram and Watling chase all the way to the fence

Australia 195/4   MJ Clarke 26* (74b 1x4)

67.1

Vettori to Clarke, no run, back of a length ball on off stump has Clarke defending off the back foot with soft hands

67.2

Vettori to Clarke, no run, fuller ball has Clarke defending off the front foot

67.3

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, quickly on to a little width and hits square through the off side

Australia 196/4   MJ Clarke 27* (77b 1x4)

68.1

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, back into Tuffey's corridor has Clarke forcing the ball off the back foot to mid-off

68.2

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, good length ball has Clarke walking into the defensive shot in the off side

68.3

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, really steady start here from Tuffey as he hits his area and has Clarke defending off the front foot

68.4

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, tight line again angling into the off stump, Clarke defends from the crease with the full face

68.5

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, short ball over middle stump has Clarke bending at the knees and under the ball with ease

68.6

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, looking to force the ball from a length ball but can only catch a thick inside edge into the leg side. That is 23 balls from Tuffey to Clarke without a run

Australia 196/4   MJ Clarke 27* (83b 1x4)

70.2

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, the battle resumes between Clarke and Tuffey who hits a great area with the only option being defence

70.3

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, Clarke looks to force the ball again off the front foot on the up through the off side but a thick inside edge thunders it into the body

70.4

Tuffey to Clarke, FOUR, beautiful back foot drive from Clarke, the shot of his innings so far as he stands tall and hits the ball in front of square from the top of the bounce

70.5

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, back of a length again and Clarke times it sweetly off the back foot but straight to mid-off

70.6

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, tighter line from Tuffey has Clarke defending off the back foot but into the leg side this time

Australia 204/4   MJ Clarke 31* (88b 2x4)

71.4

Vettori to Clarke, no run, arm ball angling into the leg stump rushes Clarke into a defensive stroke into the leg side

71.5

Vettori to Clarke, no run, dancing down the wicket but content to defend as he gets to the pitch

71.6

Vettori to Clarke, no run, watchful this time from Clarke as a length ball on off stump is patted back down the wicket

Australia 211/4   MJ Clarke 31* (91b 2x4)

72.2

Tuffey to Clarke, 1 run, full and wide and no real foot movement from Clarke but hits it well and demands a diving save from Watling at cover to keep it to a single

Australia 213/4   MJ Clarke 32* (92b 2x4)

73.1

Vettori to Clarke, SIX, advancing down the wicket is Clarke who follows through with the shot all the way over long on

73.2

Vettori to Clarke, no run, good come back from Vettori as Clarke leaves a quicker ball alone just wide of the off stump

73.3

Vettori to Clarke, 3 runs, shorter ball has Clarke using good foot work to get deep in the crease and work the ball wide of mid-off

73.5

Vettori to Clarke, no run, full ball has Clarke defending solidly into the off side

73.6

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, full ball angling into the pads of Clarke who uses his feet nicely and works the ball ehind square on the leg side

Australia 224/4   MJ Clarke 42* (97b 2x4 1x6)

74.1

Southee to Clarke, 1 run, good start from Southee but nice use of the wrists from Clarke steers the full ball on off stump behind point for a quick single

Australia 225/4   MJ Clarke 43* (98b 2x4 1x6)

75.1

Guptill to Clarke, FOUR, a rank long hop is pulled easily in front of square on the leg side. Guptill lookign a bit stiff to begin with

75.2

Guptill to Clarke, no run, fuller ball outside off defended into the off side

75.3

Guptill to Clarke, 2 runs, short and wide and cut to the point sweeper

75.4

Guptill to Clarke, 1 run, full ball outside off to Clarke who uses his feet nicely and works the ball to long on to bring up his 50

Australia 233/4   MJ Clarke 50* (102b 3x4 1x6)

76.4

Southee to Clarke, FOUR, short and wide and Clarke has a swing at it, catches a thick edge and flies well over gully

76.5

Southee to Clarke, FOUR, full and straight and Clarke whips the ball in the air through the vacant mid wicket

76.6

Southee to Clarke, no run, length ball on off stump defended back down the wicket to bring to an end another very good over from Australia

Australia 249/4   MJ Clarke 58* (105b 5x4 1x6)

77.4

Vettori to Clarke, SIX, nice use of the feet as Clarke checks the drive as it sails over Vettoris head and over the sight screen

77.5

Vettori to Clarke, FOUR, slower and shorter and Clarke is quickly onto the back foot and punches it with beautiful timing through extra cover

77.6

Vettori to Clarke, no run, good finish from Vettori as he pushes Clarke back onto his stumps with an arm ball that is defended into the off side

Australia 260/4   MJ Clarke 68* (108b 6x4 2x6)

79.4

Vettori to Clarke, no run, length ball has Clarke leaning back and looking to beat the cover fielders but can't do so

79.5

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, full ball worked off the front foot to long on

Australia 265/4   MJ Clarke 69* (110b 6x4 2x6)

80.1

Martin to Clarke, no run, short and wide and a loose shot from Clarke as he misses it completely stretching wide

80.2

Martin to Clarke, 3 runs, full ball gently pushed down past mid-off. A big chase for Southee who pulls it in just inside the rope

Australia 268/4   MJ Clarke 72* (112b 6x4 2x6)

81.1

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, a gentle start from Tuffey but finds a good area straight away with Clarke defending off the front foot

81.2

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, wider ball tempts Clarke into the shot but thinks better of it as he allows it to go through to McCullum

81.3

Tuffey to Clarke, 4 leg byes, straying into the pads and flicks one as the ball travels fine down to the boundary

81.4

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, better line has Clarke defending to mid-on out of the middle of the bat

81.5

Tuffey to Clarke, 2 runs, full ball outside off has Clarke on the drive through point

81.6

Tuffey to Clarke, 2 runs, length ball once again played through the point region with ease from Clarke

Australia 280/4   MJ Clarke 76* (118b 6x4 2x6)

82.3

Martin to Clarke, FOUR, short and wide and Clarke looks to cut aggressively and catches the top edge and the balls flies over a leaping McCullum

82.4

Martin to Clarke, 1 run, good length on the off stump has Clarke looking to force through the off side but geets an inside edge down to fine leg

Australia 286/4   MJ Clarke 81* (120b 7x4 2x6)

83.1

Tuffey to Clarke, 1 run, full ball angling into middle stump worked into the leg side into the vacant mid wicket

Australia 287/4   MJ Clarke 82* (121b 7x4 2x6)

84.1

Martin to Clarke, no run, full ball angling into the stumps pushed into the leg side but straight to the man in front of square

84.2

Martin to Clarke, no run, inside edge into the pads as Calrke looks to force a full ball swinging in through the cover

84.3

Martin to Clarke, no run, length ball pushed into the off side from the front foot but with no timing

84.4

Martin to Clarke, no run, good length ball outside the off stump has Clarke defending

84.5

Martin to Clarke, 1 run, back of a length ball has Clarke looking to force the ball through the off side off the back foot but gets a thick inside edge as the ball dribbles to mid wicket

Australia 288/4   MJ Clarke 83* (126b 7x4 2x6)

85.1

Arnel to Clarke, no run, loose start from Arnell as he strays down the leg side

85.2

Arnel to Clarke, no run, finds a better line and length this time as Clarke raises the arms and allows the ball to go through to McCullum

85.3

Arnel to Clarke, no run, back of a length ball outside the off stump has Clarke looking to force the ball off the back foot but can't beat mid-off

85.4

Arnel to Clarke, FOUR, too much width from Arnell as Clarke bends the knees and cuts the ball beautifully behind point

85.5

Arnel to Clarke, no run, full ball outside off has Clarke looking to drive through the covers but the ball doesn't come on as he gets an inside edge down to mid-on

85.6

Arnel to Clarke, no run, fuller this time and Clarke drives well but very good fielding from Watling in the covers ensures no addition

Australia 292/4   MJ Clarke 87* (132b 8x4 2x6)

86.2

Tuffey to Clarke, 1 run, fuller length delievry is gently pushed wide of Vettori at mid-off for an easy single

Australia 294/4   MJ Clarke 88* (133b 8x4 2x6)

87.1

Arnel to Clarke, no run, length ball on a middle stump line punched down to mid-on

87.2

Arnel to Clarke, 2 runs, shorter ball has Clarke pulling the ball in front of square but with no real timing

87.3

Arnel to Clarke, no run, good length ball wide of the off stump allowed through to the keeper

87.4

Arnel to Clarke, no run, length ball wide of the off stump punched to mid-off

87.5

Arnel to Clarke, FOUR, too short this time from Arnell and Clarke uses the pace of the ball as he pulls it with ease behind square, no chance for the man at fine leg

87.6

Arnel to Clarke, FOUR, length ball wide of the off stump has Clarke looking to force the ball through the covers and gets a thick outside edge but along the ground between point and gully

Australia 310/4   MJ Clarke 98* (139b 10x4 2x6)

88.3

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, uses his feet looking to go down the dround but gets an inside edge down to deep backward square

Australia 312/4   MJ Clarke 99* (140b 10x4 2x6)

89.1

Arnel to Clarke, 1 run, length ball dropped into the off side and a quick call for a very tight single to cover. Big dive from North but Watling misses the run out attempt

89.6

Arnel to Clarke, no run, length ball solidly defended back down the wicket to the bowler to bring the first day to a close

Australia 316/4   MJ Clarke 100* (142b 10x4 2x6)

91.1

Southee to Clarke, no run, pitched it up on a length on middle, driven straight to mid-on

91.2

Southee to Clarke, no run, shaping away just a hint, gets forward and taps it towards extra cover

91.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, at 131 kmph, dropped it short on the off, Clarke stands tall and punches it down to mid-off

91.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, not much movement so far, appeared to hold its line there, it's a newish ball this, pushed just wide of mid-on

91.5

Southee to Clarke, no run, confidently driven, he's making him play, full on the off and leans forward to strike it stylishly to mid-off

91.6

Southee to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off, chops it down towards point

Australia 322/4   MJ Clarke 100* (148b 10x4 2x6)

92.5

Martin to Clarke, no run, attempted bouncer there, banged it short outside off and got it to move in just a hint, Clarke dropped his arms on that one

92.6

Martin to Clarke, 1 run, off the mark for the day, jumped up nicely, got back, stood tall and punched it solidly past cover for a single

Australia 324/4   MJ Clarke 101* (150b 10x4 2x6)

93.1

Southee to Clarke, FOUR, misfield, Tuffey makes an absolute mess of that one, Southee pitches it up and Clarke obliges by leaning into the drive, Tuffey at extra cover dived over it but allowed it through the gate to gift Clarke his first boundary for the day

93.2

Southee to Clarke, FOUR, no assistance from the fielders this time, presented the full face, landed on a good length on middle and he leant forward and pushed it firmly down the pitch past mid-on

93.3

Southee to Clarke, no run

93.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets back and knocks it hard towards mid-off

93.5

Southee to Clarke, no run, darted in, shortish on the off and he gets on the back foot to punch it past the bowler but no runs on offer this time, mid-on as it covered

93.6

Southee to Clarke, 1 run, gets a thick outside edge, the first of the day, fetches it from a good length and pushes a touch inside the line, lands well short of second slip

Australia 333/4   MJ Clarke 110* (156b 12x4 2x6)

94.1

Martin to Clarke, 2 runs, played slightly away from his body there, short of a good length and he eased it through the covers for a couple of runs

94.2

Martin to Clarke, FOUR, in the zone for Clarke, the right amount of width offered, gets forward and square-drives that exquisitely through point for four more

94.3

Martin to Clarke, no run, short on the off, rising up nicely, the bounce remains true, punched to mid-off, solidly done again

94.4

Martin to Clarke, 2 runs, uppish and was made to reach for it, but got it well wide of the fielder at cover, two more

94.5

Martin to Clarke, FOUR, ominous signs early for New Zealand, Martin holds back, bowls it short on the off, pulls it hard past mid-on for his 14th boundary

94.6

Martin to Clarke, no run, goodish length outside off, trying to draw him into playing the drive again, gets forward and allows it through

Australia 345/4   MJ Clarke 122* (162b 14x4 2x6)

95.2

Southee to Clarke, no run, bowls it on a good length on middle, watches it onto his bat and defends him respectfully into the off side

95.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, fuller, at 131 kmph on middle, driven through the line to mid-on

95.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, driven on the up, raced off the bat to Tuffey who fielded it awkwardly at extra cover, appeared to have overran it and did well to prevent any runs

95.5

Southee to Clarke, no run, length delivery on the off, driven hard but straight to mid-off

95.6

Southee to Clarke, no run, short of a length on the off, pushed off the back foot to Tuffey at extra cover

Australia 346/4   MJ Clarke 122* (167b 14x4 2x6)

96.3

Martin to Clarke, no run, angling in from slightly wide of the crease, aiming at off, Clarke rocks forward and defends it towards extra cover

96.4

Martin to Clarke, no run, fuller and draws him into the drive, played straight to point

96.5

Martin to Clarke, no run, slight change of direction, on middle and leg, mistimes an attempted drive towards mid-on

96.6

Martin to Clarke, no run, short of a good length outside off, moving away and Clarke offers to leave it

Australia 347/4   MJ Clarke 122* (171b 14x4 2x6)

98.4

Martin to Clarke, no run, edged and short, first major moral victory for the bowler on the day, lured him into the drive by pushing fuller, got a bit of away movement too, Clarke went hard at it, got a thick edge but it got to second slip on the bounce

98.5

Martin to Clarke, (no ball) FOUR, oversteps and this time Clarke executes the drive to perfection, caressing it past Vettori at mid-off for four more

98.5

Martin to Clarke, no run, shortish on the off, punched straight towards the point slightly in front of square

98.6

Martin to Clarke, FOUR, half-volley, one of may on this day and Clarke punishes it, getting to the pitch and beating that gap between extra cover and mid-off, New Zealand have conceded too many in these 40 minutes

Australia 358/4   MJ Clarke 130* (175b 16x4 2x6)

99.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, meeting the middle consistently, pushed through the line to mid-on

99.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, driven hard but the extra cover comes into play almost immediately, played straight to him

99.5

Southee to Clarke, no run, closes the face on that one and plays it down towards square leg

99.6

Southee to Clarke, no run, no hesitation driving on the up, but the short extra cover is a welcome addition for New Zealand, he's saving some runs there

Australia 359/4   MJ Clarke 130* (179b 16x4 2x6)

101.1

Southee to Clarke, 2 runs, two more, easily done, gets forward and taps it into the leg side in the direction of square leg and steals two

101.2

Southee to Clarke, no run, keeps a little low there but no harm done, outside off and he leaves it be

101.3

Southee to Clarke, no run, stretches forward and drives that on the up to extra cover

101.4

Southee to Clarke, no run, shortish on the off, cracks it hard past the short extra cover to Tuffey right behind him

101.5

Southee to Clarke, no run, angling it towards the off stump, pushed gently to short extra cover

101.6

Southee to Clarke, no run, probing him outside off but Clarke is dealing with these confidently, rocks forward and produces a text-book front-foot defence

Australia 361/4   MJ Clarke 132* (185b 16x4 2x6)

103.1

Arnel to Clarke, no run, excellent start, Clarke is beaten first up, pitched it on a good length just outside off to draw him forward and cut away to beat the outside edge as he pushed at it

103.2

Arnel to Clarke, no run, short on middle, nicely behind it and taps it into the leg side

103.3

Arnel to Clarke, no run, short on middle, has it well covered and defends it back to the bowler

103.4

Arnel to Clarke, FOUR, short, and the first lapse by the bowlers in the last few overs, short on leg stump and Clarke, ever opportunistic, whips it down to the fine-leg boundary

103.5

Arnel to Clarke, no run, short of a length, eased it off the back foot to short extra cover

103.6

Arnel to Clarke, no run, his radar's fine now, short of a good length on middle, plays it back to Arnel

Australia 365/4   MJ Clarke 136* (191b 17x4 2x6)

104.3

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, steps out and pushes him down to long-on for a single

104.5

Vettori to Clarke, no run, gave it some air and slowed it down considerably, Clarke picked it though, came down the track and defended it towards cover

104.6

Vettori to Clarke, no run, reaches forward and defends solidly, time for drinks, Australia are in control

Australia 368/4   MJ Clarke 137* (194b 17x4 2x6)

105.2

Arnel to Clarke, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaves it alone to the keeper

105.3

Arnel to Clarke, FOUR, Whacked! Southee errs by offering him a full one outside off and he hammers it past extra cover, races to the fence

105.4

Arnel to Clarke, no run, bowls it short of a length on middle, pushed to midwicket

105.5

Arnel to Clarke, no run, bowled at 126 kmph, on the off, punched to short extra cover

105.6

Arnel to Clarke, no run, getting it much closer to the stumps, gets across and taps it down into the leg side

Australia 373/4   MJ Clarke 141* (199b 18x4 2x6)

107.1

Arnel to Clarke, no run, slower one bowled short on the off, dabbed it towards cover

107.2

Arnel to Clarke, no run, short and he cracks it hard but finds cover, Tuffey does well moving and ultimately diving to his right

107.3

Arnel to Clarke, no run, fuller but well wide of off, Clarke has nothing to do with it

107.4

Arnel to Clarke, no run, the extra cover comes into action, short of a length, one of the numerous back-foot drives played today

107.5

Arnel to Clarke, no run, short of a good length outside off, shoulders arms to leave it through

107.6

Arnel to Clarke, 1 run, short on leg stump, whips it down to fine leg for a single

Australia 378/4   MJ Clarke 142* (205b 18x4 2x6)

108.1

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaves it alone

108.2

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, bowls it fuller on the off, at 127 kmph, driven elegantly to mid-off

108.3

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, shortish outside off, holds its line and he lets it go

108.4

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, shortish outside off, just a hint of inward movement, still wide enough for Clarke to leave it be

108.5

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, bouncer, bangs it on the off but doesn't ruffle the batsman, negotiates it easily does Clarke

108.6

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, holds its line after pitching on a length outside off, allows it through

Australia 378/4   MJ Clarke 142* (211b 18x4 2x6)

109.4

Arnel to Clarke, no run, full outside off and gets the desired away movement but Clarke is biding his time now, leaves it alone

109.5

Arnel to Clarke, FOUR, short and wide, one of the few cut shots played today and it fetches Clarke four, slashed hard wide of gully for a boundary

109.6

Arnel to Clarke, no run, fuller and Clarke walks into it, trying to beat the in-field in the off side but can't beat cover

Australia 385/4   MJ Clarke 146* (214b 19x4 2x6)

110.3

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, false shot there by Clarke, tries to thrash it on the up, not quite there to hit and it zips under his bat

110.4

Tuffey to Clarke, 1 run, short of a length, cuts it past point but Ingram is quick to react at point, diving to his right and saving a certain four,. all they manage is a single

Australia 387/4   MJ Clarke 147* (216b 19x4 2x6)

111.1

Arnel to Clarke, no run, angling in towards off, pushed through to mid-off

111.2

Arnel to Clarke, no run, judged it well, shortish just a fraction outside off at 126 kmph, held its line and Clarke opted not to play

111.3

Arnel to Clarke, no run, beaten, sucked him into playing a shot, trying to drive on the up, misses as it moves away just in time

111.4

Arnel to Clarke, no run, pitched it on a good length outside off, eased off the front foot to extra cover

111.5

Arnel to Clarke, no run, finally some swing, just a hint though, but he leaves it alone , wide enough for him to do so

111.6

Arnel to Clarke, no run, fired it down the leg side, strikes McCullum pretty hard on the glove

Australia 387/4   MJ Clarke 147* (222b 19x4 2x6)

113.1

Arnel to Clarke, no run, full outside off, driven hard but finds cover point, struck sweetly there

113.2

Arnel to Clarke, no run, short of a length on the off, punched towards mid-off

113.3

Arnel to Clarke, no run, full on the off, wonderfully timed but finds Southee at cover point

113.4

Arnel to Clarke, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets back and taps it down towards mid-on

113.5

Arnel to Clarke, no run, shortish again, coming off the meat again, mid-off into the action

113.6

Arnel to Clarke, 3 runs, finds the gap, reaches a landmark, brings up his 150 with a chop behind point for three runs, Guptill who gave chase slid to get to it didn't haul back on the first attempt but all looks fine, returned an excellent throw but North made it back thanks to a fumble from Brendon McCullum as he tried to collect it

Australia 394/4   MJ Clarke 150* (228b 19x4 2x6)

114.1

Tuffey to Clarke, 1 run, guided into the covers for a single

Australia 395/4   MJ Clarke 151* (229b 19x4 2x6)

115.4

Vettori to Clarke, no run, flat outside leg, a harmless delivery that Clarke pads away

115.5

Vettori to Clarke, no run, short on leg stump, moves back and pushes it to mid-on

115.6

Vettori to Clarke, no run, a bit of air on that one, steps out of his crease and defends it back to the bowler

Australia 397/4   MJ Clarke 151* (232b 19x4 2x6)

117.1

Vettori to Clarke, no run, short on the off, gets back and slaps it to short extra cover

117.2

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, shortish outside off, cracked off the back foot just wide of deep cover for a single

117.5

Vettori to Clarke, no run, shortish on the off, moves back and punches that to extra cover

117.6

Vettori to Clarke, no run, sliding it straight on middle, gets half-forward and taps it back down the pitch

Australia 403/4   MJ Clarke 152* (236b 19x4 2x6)

118.6

Tuffey to Clarke, 1 run, full on the pads to Clarke who flicks it straight to deep square leg to end Australia's session

Australia 405/4   MJ Clarke 153* (237b 19x4 2x6)

119.1

Vettori to Clarke, no run, targeting middle and off, Clarke gets a stride forward and plays it down the pitch

119.2

Vettori to Clarke, no run, angling it on the pads, pushed away into the leg side

119.3

Vettori to Clarke, no run, shortish on middle, worked to midwicket off the back foot

119.4

Vettori to Clarke, no run, short of a length outside off, chopped towards point

119.5

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, full on middle, driven down the ground to long-on for a single

Australia 406/4   MJ Clarke 154* (242b 19x4 2x6)

120.1

Martin to Clarke, FOUR, hammered down the ground, some swing there for Martin but of no use, pitched it up on middle and he drills that down the ground for a boundary

120.2

Martin to Clarke, FOUR, he's going for them, another full delivery outside off and he smashes it hard past Martin and well wide of mid-off, another four

120.3

Martin to Clarke, no run, bowls it on a good length on the off, defended towards cover from the crease

120.4

Martin to Clarke, no run, shortish, tries to chop it behind point, does so but straight on the bounce to slip

120.5

Martin to Clarke, no run, had a bit more pace on that one, angling it on the pads and striking him hard on the box, right on the box and it should hurt though he isn't showing it, well he is now, walked away from the pitch and is stretching a little, taking his time to get things in order and he's ready

120.6

Martin to Clarke, 1 run, short and wide, cut away hard towards deep point for a single

Australia 415/4   MJ Clarke 163* (248b 21x4 2x6)

121.1

Vettori to Clarke, FOUR, giving him the charge, they're looking for some quick runs this session, flighted outside off and he launches him over mid-off for a one-bounce four, brings up his highest Test score in the process

121.2

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, tossed it up on middle, chips down and drives it to long-on for a single

Australia 420/4   MJ Clarke 168* (250b 22x4 2x6)

123.1

Vettori to Clarke, no run, tossed up on middle, gets across and turns it to midwicket

123.2

Vettori to Clarke, no run, flatter, just a fraction outside off, defended to extra cover

123.3

Vettori to Clarke, OUT, leg-side stumping, smart stuff from Vettori, he knew Clarke would attack him, gave it some air and got it to drift down the leg side, Clarke gave him the charge and couldn't get his bat to it as it slipped down past his pads, McCullum collected well and clipped the bails to find him well short, a fine knock that put Australia in control ends, Clarke departs for his highest Test score

MJ Clarke st †McCullum b Vettori 168 (364m 253b 22x4 2x6) SR: 66.40

Australia 429/5   MJ Clarke 168 (253b 22x4 2x6)
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