Trans-Tasman Trophy - 1st Test

New Zealand v Australia

Australia won by 10 wickets

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

Hello and welcome to the Basin Reserve in Wellington for the first of two tests between Australia and New Zealand. Ricky Ponting has won the toss and Australia will bat first on a pitch that is very hard and should offer good pace and bounce for the bowlers. The weather is looking mainly fine in Wellington with a gentle northerly breeze likely to increase as the day goes on. Injury to Shane Watson has given Phillip Hughes a chance at the top of the order for Australia with Ryan Harris making his test debut and Clint McKay is carrying the drinks. For New Zealand, Brent Arnel will make his test match debut with Jeetan Patel the 12th man. New Zealand will hope that their strengthened pace attack can cause the imposing Australian batting line-up some early problems. I am Simon Allen and I will be bringing you ball-by-ball action in what should be a very exciting first test. The first ball will be bowled in around ten minutes time.

0.1

Martin to Hughes, no run, length ball into the body of Hughes defended into the leg side

0.2

Martin to Hughes, 1 leg bye, back of a length on the body of Hughes again, off the thigh pad and trickles into the leg side

0.3

Martin to Katich, 1 run, back of a length pushed into the off side

0.4

Martin to Hughes, no run, full ball pushed into the off side

0.5

Martin to Hughes, no run, swinging away from the left hander draws the dfensive shot but beats the bat through to the keeper

0.6

Martin to Hughes, 1 run, full ball on the stumps defended into the on side for a sharp single

End of over 1 (3 runs) Australia 3/0
PJ Hughes    1* (5b)      CS Martin    1-0-2-0
SM Katich    1* (1b)     

1.1

Southee to Hughes, no run, full ball swinging well down the leg side passed the batsman

1.2

Southee to Hughes, no run, good length ball has Hughes defending back down the wicket

1.3

Southee to Hughes, 1 run, full ball wide of the off stump played nicely into the covers but good fielding from Vettori

1.4

Southee to Katich, 1 leg bye, angling back into the body of Katich, off the thigh pad backward of square

1.5

Southee to Hughes, FOUR, full ball wide of off stump driven on the up through point

1.6

Southee to Hughes, FOUR, overpitching again, this time a quality off drive straight back passed the bowler

End of over 2 (10 runs) Australia 13/0
PJ Hughes    10* (10b 2x4)      TG Southee    1-0-9-0
SM Katich    1* (2b)      CS Martin    1-0-2-0

2.1

Martin to Katich, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, Katich gets inside the line and drops it into the leg side

2.2

Martin to Hughes, FOUR, very full delivery from Martin has Hughes driving strongly back down the ground

2.3

Martin to Hughes, 1 run, a better length from Martin has Hughes squaring up but able to pinch a single on the off side

2.4

Martin to Katich, no run, good pace and bounce as the ball is left alone by Katich outside the off stump

2.5

Martin to Katich, no run, full length ball on a good line shaping away from Katich catches a thick outside edge along the ground to third slip

2.6

Martin to Katich, no run, beautiful delivery from Martin to finish the over as the ball shapes away and passed the outside edge

End of over 3 (6 runs) Australia 19/0
SM Katich    2* (6b)      CS Martin    2-0-8-0
PJ Hughes    15* (12b 3x4)      TG Southee    1-0-9-0

3.1

Southee to Hughes, no run, length ball angling into the pads of Hughes who defends into the leg side but straight to square leg

3.2

Southee to Hughes, 1 run, similar line and length again from Southee but this time Hughes able to work behind the fielder at square leg

3.3

Southee to Katich, no run, length ball starting on the line of the stumps but swinging down the leg side

3.4

Southee to Katich, no run, in the corridor outside off stump is left alone by Katich

3.5

Southee to Katich, no run, back of a length ball just outside the line of off stump played back down the wicket to the bowler

3.6

Southee to Katich, no run, full ball outside off stump keeps it line and Katich defends softly to mid-off

End of over 4 (1 run) Australia 20/0
SM Katich    2* (10b)      TG Southee    2-0-10-0
PJ Hughes    16* (14b 3x4)      CS Martin    2-0-8-0

4.1

Martin to Hughes, no run, back of a length ball angling across the batsman played off the back foot into the off side

4.2

Martin to Hughes, no run, good length ball swinging away from Hughes, draws in a defensive push but beats the otuside edge

4.3

Martin to Hughes, FOUR, full ball outside off forcefully driven wide of Vettori at mid-off

4.4

Martin to Hughes, no run, no shape for Martin this time as the balls tucks up Hughes who plays it to square-leg

4.5

Martin to Hughes, no run, shortish ball comes onto Hughes quicker than he thought as he struggles to get the gloves out of the way but falls safely into the leg side

4.6

Martin to Hughes, no run, full ball on the pads played agressively into the leg side but can't beat square-leg

End of over 5 (4 runs) Australia 24/0
PJ Hughes    20* (20b 4x4)      CS Martin    3-0-12-0
SM Katich    2* (10b)      TG Southee    2-0-10-0

5.1

Arnel to Katich, 1 run, good length ball cramps up the batsman

5.2

Arnel to Hughes, no run, full ball defended into the leg side

5.3

Arnel to Hughes, no run, wide of off stump has Hughes trying to force the ball square of the wicket on the off side but cannot beat the man at point

5.4

Arnel to Hughes, no run, good line moving off the seam beats the outside edge as the ball travels through to McCullum

5.5

Arnel to Hughes, OUT, length ball outside off has Hughes playing a loose shot and finds the edge, Taylor takes a simple catch at first slip

PJ Hughes c Taylor b Arnel 20 (25m 24b 4x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

great start to test cricket for Arnel

5.6

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

End of over 6 (1 run) Australia 25/1
RT Ponting    0* (1b)      BJ Arnel    1-0-1-1
SM Katich    3* (11b)      CS Martin    3-0-12-0

6.1

Martin to Katich, no run, well wide of off stump swinging away and through to McCullum

6.2

Martin to Katich, 1 run, length ball swinging away from Katich who plays it with soft hands into the off side for a sharp single

6.3

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

6.4

Martin to Katich, 1 leg bye, leg stump line clips the thigh pad of Katich as he moves across his stumps

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

End of over 7 (3 runs) Australia 28/1
RT Ponting    1* (4b)      CS Martin    4-0-14-0
SM Katich    4* (14b)      BJ Arnel    1-0-1-1

7.1

Arnel to Katich, 1 leg bye, length ball has Katich looking to play into the leg side but cannot catch up with it

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

End of over 8 (1 run, maiden) Australia 29/1
RT Ponting    1* (9b)      BJ Arnel    2-1-1-1
SM Katich    4* (15b)      CS Martin    4-0-14-0

8.1

Martin to Katich, no run, thoughts of a single as Katich defends off the front foot into the off side but none there

8.2

Martin to Katich, no run, slightly wider this time from Martin has Katich leaving the ball alone through to McCullum

8.3

Martin to Katich, no run, nice shape away from Katich beats the forward defensive shot

8.4

Martin to Katich, no run, appeal for LBW as Katich moves across his stumps. Would have hit the stumps but pitching outside leg

8.5

Martin to Katich, no run, full ball defended carefully into the off side

8.6

Martin to Katich, no run, short delivery outside the off stump played safely back into the pitch

End of over 9 (maiden) Australia 29/1
SM Katich    4* (21b)      CS Martin    5-1-14-0
RT Ponting    1* (9b)      BJ Arnel    2-1-1-1

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

End of over 10 (10 runs) Australia 39/1
RT Ponting    11* (15b 2x4)      BJ Arnel    3-1-11-1
SM Katich    4* (21b)      CS Martin    5-1-14-0

10.1

Martin to Katich, no run, well directed bouncer easily ducked underneath by Katich

10.2

Martin to Katich, 2 runs, full ball on the line of leg stump neatly played behind square by Katich

10.3

Martin to Katich, no run, full delivery outside the off stump has Katich defending softly into the off side

10.4

Martin to Katich, no run, full and straight and pushed back down the wicket to mid-off

10.5

Martin to Katich, no run, very good line and length to Katich who allows it through to McCullum

10.6

Martin to Katich, no run, another demanding delivery to finish the over from Martin has Katich leaving a full ball outside the off stump that shapes nicely away

End of over 11 (2 runs) Australia 41/1
SM Katich    6* (27b)      CS Martin    6-1-16-0
RT Ponting    11* (15b 2x4)      BJ Arnel    3-1-11-1

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

End of over 12 (2 runs) Australia 43/1
RT Ponting    13* (21b 2x4)      BJ Arnel    4-1-13-1
SM Katich    6* (27b)      CS Martin    6-1-16-0

12.1

Tuffey to Katich, no run, length ball on the pads pushed into the leg side, thoughts of a single but Ponting sent back in time

12.2

Tuffey to Katich, no run, full ball wide of the off stump intices the defensive shot but beaten as the ball carries through to McCullum at knee height

12.3

Tuffey to Katich, no run, length ball outside the off stump left alone sensibly from Katich

12.4

Tuffey to Katich, no run, left alone again from Katich as a length ball seams away from the left hander

12.5

Tuffey to Katich, 1 leg bye, leg stump line from Tuffey flciks the thigh pad of Katich as it trickles down to fine leg

12.6

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

End of over 13 (1 run, maiden) Australia 44/1
RT Ponting    13* (22b 2x4)      DR Tuffey    1-1-0-0
SM Katich    6* (32b)      BJ Arnel    4-1-13-1

13.1

Arnel to Katich, no run, challenging line and length from Arnel left alone by Katich

13.2

Arnel to Katich, no run, well wide of Katich who once again shows no interest as he leaves it go through to McCullum

13.3

Arnel to Katich, 1 run, full ball outside the off stump softly defended into the covers for a comfortable single

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

the players take a drink after the first hour of play

End of over 14 (5 runs) Australia 49/1
RT Ponting    17* (25b 3x4)      BJ Arnel    5-1-18-1
SM Katich    7* (35b)      DR Tuffey    1-1-0-0

14.1

Tuffey to Katich, no run, length ball wide of the off stump allowed through to the keeper by Katich

14.2

Tuffey to Katich, no run, full ball on off stump pushed back down the wicket off the front foot to mid-off

14.3

Tuffey to Katich, no run, beaten this time as Katich prods forward and Tuffey is able to extract some seam away from the left hander

14.4

Tuffey to Katich, FOUR, full ball beautifully timed through the covers for a boundary

14.5

Tuffey to Katich, no run, length ball on off stump tucked into the leg side but no run as the man at square leg races in to do the fielding

14.6

Tuffey to Katich, FOUR, full ball outside the off stump catches a thick outside edge along the ground as between the slip and gully fielders to the third man boundary

End of over 15 (8 runs) Australia 57/1
SM Katich    15* (41b 2x4)      DR Tuffey    2-1-8-0
RT Ponting    17* (25b 3x4)      BJ Arnel    5-1-18-1

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

15.4

Arnel to Katich, no run, a hint of shape back into the left hander as Katich leaves the ball alone wide of the off stump

15.5

Arnel to Katich, no run, swinging away from Katich this time as he watchfully leaves the ball alone through to McCullum

15.6

Arnel to Katich, no run, tighter line once again left alone by Katich

End of over 16 (3 runs) Australia 60/1
SM Katich    15* (44b 2x4)      BJ Arnel    6-1-21-1
RT Ponting    20* (28b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    2-1-8-0

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

End of over 17 (2 runs) Australia 62/1
RT Ponting    22* (34b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    3-1-10-0
SM Katich    15* (44b 2x4)      BJ Arnel    6-1-21-1

17.1

Arnel to Katich, FOUR, full ball on middle clipped through mid wicket with excellent timing from Katich

17.2

Arnel to Katich, no run, length ball outside the off stump left alone and reches McCullum on the second bounce

17.3

Arnel to Katich, no run, the arms are raised again from Katich as Arnel finds a good line

17.4

Arnel to Katich, no run, around the wicket from Arnel, full ball pushed into the off side

17.5

Arnel to Katich, no run, angling into the body of Katich who cannot beat the fieldsman at square leg

17.6

Arnel to Katich, no run, defended into the leg side from the line of off stump as Arnel angles the ball into the left hander from around the wicket

End of over 18 (4 runs) Australia 66/1
SM Katich    19* (50b 3x4)      BJ Arnel    7-1-25-1
RT Ponting    22* (34b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    3-1-10-0

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

18.5

Tuffey to Katich, no run, angling across Katich with no shot offered

18.6

Tuffey to Katich, no run, full ball outside the off stump pushed from the front foot to mid-off

End of over 19 (1 run) Australia 67/1
SM Katich    19* (52b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    4-1-11-0
RT Ponting    23* (38b 3x4)      BJ Arnel    7-1-25-1

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

End of over 20 (1 run) Australia 68/1
RT Ponting    24* (44b 3x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-1-0
SM Katich    19* (52b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    4-1-11-0

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

20.4

Tuffey to Katich, no run, length delivery angling into the off stump defended from the crease to mid-on

20.5

Tuffey to Katich, no run, well wide of the off stump allowed through to McCullum

20.6

Tuffey to Katich, no run, left alone again from Katich as the ball angles well wide of the off stump

End of over 21 (1 run) Australia 69/1
SM Katich    19* (55b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    5-1-12-0
RT Ponting    25* (47b 3x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-1-0

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

21.4

Vettori to Katich, FOUR, too much width from Katich as he waits for it and cuts it behind point to the boundary

21.5

Vettori to Katich, no run, tighter line has Katich defending cautiously back down the wicket

21.6

Vettori to Katich, 1 run, full ball slightly wider of off stump pushed behind point to bring up the fifty partnership

End of over 22 (6 runs) Australia 75/1
SM Katich    24* (58b 4x4)      DL Vettori    2-0-7-0
RT Ponting    26* (50b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    5-1-12-0

22.1

Southee to Katich, no run, well wide of leg stump requires a full stretch diving save from McCullum

22.2

Southee to Katich, no run, better line and length from Southee as he has Katich defending into the off side

22.3

Southee to Katich, 1 leg bye, shaping in to the pads of Katich who tucks the ball down to fine leg

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

End of over 23 (1 run, maiden) Australia 76/1
RT Ponting    26* (53b 3x4)      TG Southee    3-1-10-0
SM Katich    24* (61b 4x4)      DL Vettori    2-0-7-0

23.1

Vettori to Katich, no run, back of a length well wide of off stump has Katich defending into the wicket

23.2

Vettori to Katich, no run, fuller delivery defended off the front foot into teh off side

23.3

Vettori to Katich, no run, tighter line defended into the leg side

23.4

Vettori to Katich, no run, wide of the off stump has Katich defending very deeply in the crease

23.5

Vettori to Katich, no run, quicker and shorter but not enough width for the cut as Katich works into the off side

23.6

Vettori to Katich, no run, straighter delivery has Katich nudging the ball to the man under the helmet on the leg side

End of over 24 (maiden) Australia 76/1
SM Katich    24* (67b 4x4)      DL Vettori    3-1-7-0
RT Ponting    26* (53b 3x4)      TG Southee    3-1-10-0

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

24.2

Southee to Katich, 1 run, too straight from Southee as Katich neatly tucks the ball to fine leg

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

End of over 25 (8 runs) Australia 84/1
RT Ponting    33* (58b 4x4)      TG Southee    4-1-18-0
SM Katich    25* (68b 4x4)      DL Vettori    3-1-7-0

25.1

Vettori to Katich, no run, smart bowling from Vettori as he bowls an arm ball that beats the cut shot from Katich

a streaker holds up play for a moment

25.2

Vettori to Katich, no run, nicley flighted ball from Vettori has Katich defending to gully

25.3

Vettori to Katich, 1 run, wide of the off stump but Katich shuffles across and catches the inside edge through square leg

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

End of over 26 (1 run) Australia 85/1
RT Ponting    33* (61b 4x4)      DL Vettori    4-1-8-0
SM Katich    26* (71b 4x4)      TG Southee    4-1-18-0

26.1

Southee to Katich, no run, testing chgannel from Southee has Katich defending tentatively into the leg side

26.2

Southee to Katich, FOUR, length ball outside off stump pushed into the off side with as open face and beats the diving fieldsman at gully

26.3

Southee to Katich, no run, tighter line defended into the leg side solidly

26.4

Southee to Katich, no run, very tight leave from Katich as Southee is able to get the ball to swing the ball a long way back into the stumps

26.5

Southee to Katich, 2 runs, slightly fuller ball nicely weigthed through mid wicket off the front foot

26.6

Southee to Katich, no run, the ball angles across the left handed Katich this time as he defends square of the wicket on the off side

End of over 27 (6 runs) Australia 91/1
SM Katich    32* (77b 5x4)      TG Southee    5-1-24-0
RT Ponting    33* (61b 4x4)      DL Vettori    4-1-8-0

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

27.4

Vettori to Katich, no run, flighted delivery defended straight back into the pitch by Katich

27.5

Vettori to Katich, no run, defends forcefully this time off teh front foot to mid-on

27.6

Vettori to Katich, no run, arm ball by Vettori as he tries to tempt Katich into the cut shot but no interest shown

End of over 28 (1 run) Australia 92/1
SM Katich    32* (80b 5x4)      DL Vettori    5-1-9-0
RT Ponting    34* (64b 4x4)      TG Southee    5-1-24-0

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

28.4

Southee to Katich, no run, shape back into Katich tucks him up but played comfortably into the leg side

28.5

Southee to Katich, no run, angling away from the left hander but too wide to tempt the shot

28.6

Southee to Katich, no run, full ball shaping back into the stumps and defended safely to mid-on by Katich

at lunch on day 1 at the Basin Reserve Australia will be content with a solid first session with only the one blip on the radar being the loose shot from Hughes to give Arnel his first test wicket. Join us in 40 minutes for the second session

End of over 29 (1 run) Australia 93/1
SM Katich    32* (83b 5x4)      TG Southee    6-1-25-0
RT Ponting    35* (67b 4x4)      DL Vettori    5-1-9-0

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

End of over 30 (maiden) Australia 93/1
RT Ponting    35* (73b 4x4)      DL Vettori    6-2-9-0
SM Katich    32* (83b 5x4)      TG Southee    6-1-25-0

30.1

Martin to Katich, no run, full ball on the stumps as Katich pushes the ball back down the wicket, Martin gets a finger to the ball as it hits the stumps at the bowlers end but Ponting is safe

30.2

Martin to Katich, no run, full ball on off stump defended into the off side

30.3

Martin to Katich, no run, good length again intices a defensive shot but catches the inside edge that squirts into the leg side

30.4

Martin to Katich, no run, full ball on off stump has Katich defending from the crease back down the wicket

30.5

Martin to Katich, no run, shorter ball well wide of the off stump has Katich fending the ball to gully along the ground

30.6

Martin to Katich, 1 run, Katich gets inside the line of the ball and neatly tucks it behind square on the leg side

End of over 31 (1 run) Australia 94/1
SM Katich    33* (89b 5x4)      CS Martin    7-1-17-0
RT Ponting    35* (73b 4x4)      DL Vettori    6-2-9-0

31.1

Vettori to Katich, no run, full ball turning into off stump has Katich defending into the off side

31.2

Vettori to Katich, no run, full again but Katich defenmds safely into the off side

31.3

Vettori to Katich, no run, full ball well wide of off stump defended off the front foot

31.4

Vettori to Katich, no run, fuller and quicker punched to the man at cover

31.5

Vettori to Katich, 1 no ball, fuller and slower pushed to cover

31.5

Vettori to Katich, no run, wide of the off stump left alone through to McCullum

31.6

Vettori to Katich, no run, arm ball from Vettori that shapes away from Katich who shows no interest in playing a shot

End of over 32 (1 run) Australia 95/1
SM Katich    33* (96b 5x4)      DL Vettori    7-2-10-0
RT Ponting    35* (73b 4x4)      CS Martin    7-1-17-0

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

32.6

Martin to Katich, 1 run, length ball outside off stump is nicely watched by Katich as he takes an easy single in the covers

End of over 33 (3 runs) Australia 98/1
SM Katich    34* (97b 5x4)      CS Martin    8-1-20-0
RT Ponting    36* (79b 4x4)      DL Vettori    7-2-10-0

33.1

Arnel to Katich, no run, wide of the off stump to begin with from Arnel, Katich is watchful

33.2

Arnel to Katich, no run, down the leg side but Katich can't catch up with the ball as McCullum does the rest

33.3

Arnel to Katich, no run, length ball on off stump pushed back down the wicket to mid-off

33.4

Arnel to Katich, 1 run, back of a length from around the wicket, Katich gets inside the line nicely and works it behind square on the leg side

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

33.6

Arnel to Katich, no run, length ball cramps up Katich somewhat as he forces the ball off the back foot into the leg side, thoughts of a single but none there

End of over 34 (2 runs) Australia 100/1
SM Katich    35* (102b 5x4)      BJ Arnel    8-1-27-1
RT Ponting    37* (80b 4x4)      CS Martin    8-1-20-0

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

End of over 35 (4 runs) Australia 104/1
RT Ponting    41* (86b 5x4)      CS Martin    9-1-24-0
SM Katich    35* (102b 5x4)      BJ Arnel    8-1-27-1

35.1

Arnel to Katich, OUT, back over the wicket from Arnel has Katich pushing the ball into the covers and takes off for the single, Ponting is hesitant and Watling flies in and hits the stumps with a diving underarm flick. Out by a long way

RT Ponting run out 41 (123m 86b 5x4 0x6) SR: 47.67

35.2

Arnel to Hussey, no run, full ball on the stumps has Hussey defending back down the wicket

35.3

Arnel to Hussey, no run, short ball into the ribs of Hussey as he forces the ball into the leg side

35.4

Arnel to Hussey, no run, full ball on off stump defended with an open face to point of the front foot

35.5

Arnel to Hussey, no run, length ball just outside the off stump is well judged and nicely left alone

35.6

Arnel to Hussey, no run, back of a length ball squares Hussey up as he defends back down the wicket to complete the second successful over for New Zealand

End of over 36 (wicket maiden) Australia 104/2
MEK Hussey    0* (5b)      BJ Arnel    9-2-27-1
SM Katich    35* (103b 5x4)      CS Martin    9-1-24-0

36.1

Martin to Katich, no run, full ball on the stumps is pushed to mid-on by Katich

36.2

Martin to Katich, FOUR, too full this time and beautifully timed through the vacant mid wicket and races away to the boundary

36.3

Martin to Katich, no run, better line this time from Martin as Katich raises the arms and leaves it alone

36.4

Martin to Katich, no run, full ball wide of the off stump intices the half drive from Katich but straigth to point

36.5

Martin to Katich, no run, full ball once again has Katich on the half drive, in the air for a moment but well short of point

36.6

Martin to Katich, 1 run, on the pads of Katich who takes a neat single into the vacant mid wicket region

End of over 37 (5 runs) Australia 109/2
SM Katich    40* (109b 6x4)      CS Martin    10-1-29-0
MEK Hussey    0* (5b)      BJ Arnel    9-2-27-1

37.1

Arnel to Katich, no run, in a good area from Arnell has Katich tentatively defending into the off side

37.2

Arnel to Katich, no run, wide of the off stump is left alone from Katich

37.3

Arnel to Katich, 1 wide, very short ball from Arnell but too short as it goes well over the head of Katich

37.3

Arnel to Katich, no run, well wide of the off side but Katich shuffles across a long way and defends safely into the off side

37.4

Arnel to Katich, no run, aiming into the leg stump that Katich exposes but can't beat the bat as the ball is pushed to square leg

37.5

Arnel to Katich, no run, good length ball defended from just outside the off stump defended from the crease to mid-off

37.6

Arnel to Katich, no run, shorter and wider tempts Katich into the cut shot but no timing as the ball thuds straight into the ground. Fine over from Arnell who is showing no sign of first test nerves

End of over 38 (1 run) Australia 110/2
SM Katich    40* (115b 6x4)      BJ Arnel    10-2-28-1
MEK Hussey    0* (5b)      CS Martin    10-1-29-0

38.1

Martin to Hussey, no run, testing delivery from Martin as the ball pitches on middle stump and shapes away just wide of the off stump, well judged by Hussey to leave it alone

38.2

Martin to Hussey, FOUR, plenty of width this time has Hussey on his favourite cover drive, great piece of timing and races to the boundary

38.3

Martin to Hussey, no run, better area from Martin as Hussey doesn't offer a shot

38.4

Martin to Hussey, 1 no ball, well directed bouncer has Hussey ducking out of the way quickly

38.4

Martin to Hussey, no run, full ball sliding across Hussey has him on the half drive and catches a thick outside edge but safely along the carpet to gully

38.5

Martin to Hussey, OUT, finds the outside edge again as Hussey looks to drive through the off side, this time the ball flies between second and third slip and Watling takes a sharp catch going to his right. Another sharp piece of fielding from Watling

MEK Hussey c Watling b Martin 4 (17m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

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

End of over 39 (5 runs) Australia 115/3
MJ Clarke    0* (1b)      CS Martin    11-1-34-1
SM Katich    40* (115b 6x4)      BJ Arnel    10-2-28-1

39.1

Arnel to Katich, no run, length ball angling across the left hander has Hussey defending to gully of fthe outside half

39.2

Arnel to Katich, no run, fuller and wider from Arnell has Katich on the half drive but straight to point

39.3

Arnel to Katich, no run, bigger than usual pre-ball movement from Katich as he shuffles well outside off stump but leaves the ball alone

39.4

Arnel to Katich, no run, around the wicket from Arnell angling into Katich who is caught on the pads. Confident appeal but well outside the off stump and going over the top of the stumps

39.5

Arnel to Katich, no run, wider of the stumps this time left alone by Katich

39.6

Arnel to Katich, 3 runs, full and wide and driven between point and cover for a big chase for Vettori to keep it to three

End of over 40 (3 runs) Australia 118/3
SM Katich    43* (121b 6x4)      BJ Arnel    11-2-31-1
MJ Clarke    0* (1b)      CS Martin    11-1-34-1

40.1

Martin to Katich, no run, full ball swinging away from the left hander tempts him into a drive but Katich thinks better of it and leaves it alone

40.2

Martin to Katich, no run, punched off the back foot into the covers but Ingram moves around quickly from point to ensure no single is taken

40.3

Martin to Katich, no run, Martin looks content to keep it well wide of the off stump as Katich allows it through to McCullum

40.4

Martin to Katich, no run, off stump line this time has Katich cramped up by a ball back of a length that he looks to work into the leg side

40.5

Martin to Katich, no run, back into that channel well wide of the off stump, looking to draw a shot out of Katich but no reply

40.6

Martin to Katich, 3 runs, fuller length tempts Katich into the drive, its in the air but safely between gully and point. Guptill does good work on the boundary to keep it to three

End of over 41 (3 runs) Australia 121/3
SM Katich    46* (127b 6x4)      CS Martin    12-1-37-1
MJ Clarke    0* (1b)      BJ Arnel    11-2-31-1

41.1

Arnel to Katich, no run, full ball outside the off stump has Katich on a solid looking drive but straight to Vettori at point

41.2

Arnel to Katich, no run, well wide of the off stump from around the wicket allowed through to McCullum

41.3

Arnel to Katich, no run, slightly tighter into the off stump but no interest again from Katich

41.4

Arnel to Katich, 1 run, back over the wicket has Katich driving through the covers nicely but a diving Vettori at mid-off keeps it to one

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

41.6

Arnel to Katich, FOUR, short ball dominantly pulled behind square leg to bring up 50 for Katich

It's time for a drink. New Zealand will be very pleased with the last hours play taking the crucial wickets of Ponting and Hussey

End of over 42 (6 runs) Australia 127/3
SM Katich    51* (132b 7x4)      BJ Arnel    12-2-36-1
MJ Clarke    0* (2b)      CS Martin    12-1-37-1

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

End of over 43 (maiden) Australia 127/3
MJ Clarke    0* (8b)      DR Tuffey    6-2-12-0
SM Katich    51* (132b 7x4)      BJ Arnel    12-2-36-1

43.1

Vettori to Katich, 1 run, shorter ball has Katich using the turn to work the ball to deep backward square neatly off the back foot

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

End of over 44 (1 run) Australia 128/3
MJ Clarke    0* (13b)      DL Vettori    8-2-11-0
SM Katich    52* (133b 7x4)      DR Tuffey    6-2-12-0

44.1

Tuffey to Katich, no run, onto a good line and length from Tuffey to the left hander as Katich defends softly into the leg side

44.2

Tuffey to Katich, no run, Katich is watchful this time as the ball wide of the off stump angles across and into the gloves of McCullum

44.3

Tuffey to Katich, no run, length ball on the off stump line has Katich defending into the leg side from the crease

44.4

Tuffey to Katich, no run, similar line and length again but Katich moves across his stumps even further but the same result as he defends to mid-on

44.5

Tuffey to Katich, no run, back of a length ball dropped into the off side from the back foot

44.6

Tuffey to Katich, 1 leg bye, back of a length ball on the line of middle catches Katich on the thigh pad and falls into the leg side

End of over 45 (1 run, maiden) Australia 129/3
SM Katich    52* (139b 7x4)      DR Tuffey    7-3-12-0
MJ Clarke    0* (13b)      DL Vettori    8-2-11-0

45.1

Vettori to Katich, no run, well wide of off stump has Katich defending off the back foot into the ground, the ball nearly rolls back onto the stumps

45.2

Vettori to Katich, no run, fuller ball wide of off stump defended into the off side

45.3

Vettori to Katich, 1 run, shorter ball forced into the off side off the back foot

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

End of over 46 (2 runs) Australia 131/3
MJ Clarke    1* (16b)      DL Vettori    9-2-13-0
SM Katich    53* (142b 7x4)      DR Tuffey    7-3-12-0

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

End of over 47 (maiden) Australia 131/3
MJ Clarke    1* (22b)      DR Tuffey    8-4-12-0
SM Katich    53* (142b 7x4)      DL Vettori    9-2-13-0

47.1

Vettori to Katich, no run, full toss from Vettori but Katich can't beat the man at mid wicket

47.2

Vettori to Katich, no run, full ball pushed into the off side off the front foot

47.3

Vettori to Katich, no run, full ball defended off the back foot this time wide of the off stump

47.4

Vettori to Katich, no run, similar ball but this time Katich looks more solid as he defends off the front foot into the off side

47.5

Vettori to Katich, SIX, a bit of a get out of jail shot from Katich as he sweep well in front of square. Good timing in the end but not all together convincing

47.6

Vettori to Katich, 2 runs, very full and wide of off stump and Katich finds the gap between cover and mid-off

End of over 48 (8 runs) Australia 139/3
SM Katich    61* (148b 7x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    10-2-21-0
MJ Clarke    1* (22b)      DR Tuffey    8-4-12-0

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

End of over 49 (3 runs) Australia 142/3
MJ Clarke    1* (28b)      DR Tuffey    9-4-13-0
SM Katich    61* (148b 7x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    10-2-21-0

49.1

Vettori to Katich, no run, arm ball on off stump has Katich defending sharply

49.2

Vettori to Katich, 3 runs, full ball wide of the off stump pushed through covers

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

49.6

Vettori to Katich, 1 run, Katich is sweeping this time from the line of off stump, flies in the air for a long time but bounces just before Tuffey at deep backward square

End of over 50 (5 runs) Australia 147/3
SM Katich    65* (151b 7x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    11-2-26-0
MJ Clarke    2* (31b)      DR Tuffey    9-4-13-0
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