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
1.5

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

Australia 9/0   PJ Hughes 6* (9b 1x4)   TG Southee 0.5-0-5-0
1.6

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

Australia 13/0   PJ Hughes 10* (10b 2x4)   TG Southee 1-0-9-0
2.2

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

Australia 18/0   PJ Hughes 14* (11b 3x4)   CS Martin 1.2-0-7-0
4.3

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

Australia 24/0   PJ Hughes 20* (17b 4x4)   CS Martin 2.3-0-12-0
9.2

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

Australia 35/1   RT Ponting 7* (11b 1x4)   BJ Arnel 2.2-1-7-1
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

Australia 39/1   RT Ponting 11* (14b 2x4)   BJ Arnel 2.5-1-11-1
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)   BJ Arnel 5-1-18-1
14.4

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

Australia 53/1   SM Katich 11* (39b 1x4)   DR Tuffey 1.4-1-4-0
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

Australia 57/1   SM Katich 15* (41b 2x4)   DR Tuffey 2-1-8-0
17.1

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

Australia 66/1   SM Katich 19* (45b 3x4)   BJ Arnel 6.1-1-25-1
21.4

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

Australia 74/1   SM Katich 23* (56b 4x4)   DL Vettori 1.4-0-6-0
24.4

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

Australia 84/1   RT Ponting 33* (56b 4x4)   TG Southee 3.4-1-18-0
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

Australia 89/1   SM Katich 30* (73b 5x4)   TG Southee 4.2-1-22-0
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

Australia 104/1   RT Ponting 41* (84b 5x4)   CS Martin 8.4-1-24-0
36.2

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

Australia 108/2   SM Katich 39* (105b 6x4)   CS Martin 9.2-1-28-0
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

Australia 114/2   MEK Hussey 4* (7b 1x4)   CS Martin 10.2-1-33-0
41.6

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

Australia 127/3   SM Katich 51* (132b 7x4)   BJ Arnel 12-2-36-1
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)   TG Southee 10-1-40-0
59.1

Arnel to Katich, FOUR, poor fielding from Ingram at point as Katich forces the ball nicely off the back foot to point, but through the legs of Ingram

Australia 176/3   SM Katich 79* (181b 8x4 1x6)   BJ Arnel 13.1-2-42-1
63.2

Arnel to North, FOUR, beautiful straight drive from North to a full ball just outside the off stump. Will give North plenty of confidence

Australia 182/4   MJ North 4* (3b 1x4)   BJ Arnel 15.2-3-46-2
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

Australia 204/4   MJ Clarke 31* (86b 2x4)   DR Tuffey 11.4-6-20-0
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

Australia 230/4   MJ Clarke 47* (99b 3x4 1x6)   MJ Guptill 0.1-0-4-0
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

Australia 245/4   MJ Clarke 54* (103b 4x4 1x6)   TG Southee 12.4-2-51-0
76.5

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

Australia 249/4   MJ Clarke 58* (104b 5x4 1x6)   TG Southee 12.5-2-55-0
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

Australia 260/4   MJ Clarke 68* (107b 6x4 2x6)   DL Vettori 18.5-2-65-0
80.4

Martin to North, FOUR, half volley wide of off stump beautifully driven through the covers as it races to the boundary

Australia 272/4   MJ North 40* (64b 2x4 1x6)   CS Martin 16.4-1-56-1
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

Australia 285/4   MJ Clarke 80* (119b 7x4 2x6)   CS Martin 17.3-1-61-1
85.4

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

Australia 292/4   MJ Clarke 87* (130b 8x4 2x6)   BJ Arnel 17.4-3-56-2
86.3

Tuffey to North, FOUR, attempted bouncer from Tuffey but not high enough as North plays the pull shot easily and controlled behind square

Australia 298/4   MJ North 46* (78b 3x4 1x6)   DR Tuffey 15.3-6-33-0
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

Australia 306/4   MJ Clarke 94* (138b 9x4 2x6)   BJ Arnel 18.5-3-62-2
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)   BJ Arnel 19-3-66-2
90.4

Martin to North, FOUR, nicely driven, pitched it up on the off and North pushed it firmly through the line to beat Vettori at mid-off to the ropes

Australia 322/4   MJ North 58* (94b 4x4 1x6)   CS Martin 19.4-1-69-1
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

Australia 328/4   MJ Clarke 105* (151b 11x4 2x6)   TG Southee 14.1-3-59-0
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

Australia 332/4   MJ Clarke 109* (152b 12x4 2x6)   TG Southee 14.2-3-63-0
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

Australia 339/4   MJ Clarke 116* (158b 13x4 2x6)   CS Martin 21.2-1-77-1
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

Australia 345/4   MJ Clarke 122* (161b 14x4 2x6)   CS Martin 21.5-1-83-1
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

Australia 354/4   MJ Clarke 126* (173b 15x4 2x6)   CS Martin 23.4-2-89-1
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)   CS Martin 24-2-93-1
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

Australia 365/4   MJ Clarke 136* (189b 17x4 2x6)   BJ Arnel 20.4-3-74-2
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

Australia 373/4   MJ Clarke 141* (196b 18x4 2x6)   BJ Arnel 21.3-3-78-2
106.2

Vettori to North, FOUR, raises the 200-run stand, North has been the quieter of the two so far but gets a short one outside off that he dispatches through point

Australia 377/4   MJ North 68* (132b 5x4 1x6)   DL Vettori 24.2-4-76-0
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

Australia 385/4   MJ Clarke 146* (213b 19x4 2x6)   BJ Arnel 23.5-3-86-2
112.3

Tuffey to North, FOUR, almost a catch, Tuffey had too little time to react, full on the off and drives it uppishly just past the outstretched left hand of Tuffey, didn't get his finger to it, races past mid-on

Australia 391/4   MJ North 76* (146b 6x4 1x6)   DR Tuffey 18.3-7-41-0
116.5

Tuffey to North, FOUR, short and wide, senses a chance and goes for it, slashes it hard and gets it past point to bring up the 400 for Australia

Australia 401/4   MJ North 82* (162b 7x4 1x6)   DR Tuffey 20.5-7-47-0
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

Australia 410/4   MJ Clarke 158* (243b 20x4 2x6)   CS Martin 24.1-2-97-1
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

Australia 414/4   MJ Clarke 162* (244b 21x4 2x6)   CS Martin 24.2-2-101-1
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

Australia 419/4   MJ Clarke 167* (249b 22x4 2x6)   DL Vettori 28.1-4-84-0
125.5

Vettori to Haddin, FOUR, slow through the air and flighted on middle, heaved away over square leg to beat the fielder in the deep to the ropes

Australia 437/5   BJ Haddin 5* (6b 1x4)   DL Vettori 30.5-5-98-1
126.3

Martin to North, FOUR, Century for North, his fourth, gets there with a bit of luck, Martin dug it short on middle and he tried to pull it over square, got a top edge over the keeper to the ropes, he'll take it, supported Clarke brilliantly in his stand and will want to do his bit in this Australian surge as they try to get past 500 quickly

Australia 441/5   MJ North 100* (192b 8x4 2x6)   CS Martin 27.3-2-110-1
127.4

Vettori to North, FOUR, picked the gap, reached forward, got across and paddled it really fine, well past Daryll Tuffey who is much squarer, four more

Australia 446/5   MJ North 104* (196b 9x4 2x6)   DL Vettori 31.4-5-103-1
129.2

Vettori to North, FOUR, executes it well this time, flighted outside off, and he gets it past deep midwicket, not struck all that cleanly but well enough

Australia 450/5   MJ North 108* (200b 10x4 2x6)   DL Vettori 32.2-5-107-1
129.4

Vettori to North, FOUR, four more though a little fortunate this time, tried to sweep hard over square leg, went off the top edge but landed well wide of the fielder in the deep behind square, four more

Australia 454/5   MJ North 112* (202b 11x4 2x6)   DL Vettori 32.4-5-111-1
130.1

Martin to Haddin, FOUR, short and wide, right in the zone for Haddin who cuts it hard past point to earn a boundary

Australia 458/5   BJ Haddin 10* (17b 2x4)   CS Martin 29.1-3-114-1
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