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

The New Zealand openers have been welcomed with big cheers from this sizable Basin Reserve crowd. Bollinger has the ball. Tim McIntosh will take strike.

0.1

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, some movement straightaway, short of a length and darts away, McIntosh leaves it be

Three slips in place, a gully as well

0.2

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, shaping away nicely, fullish, tempting length for the batsman but McIntosh lets it be

0.3

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, short outside off, at 135 kmph, leaves it alone, again moving away

0.4

Bollinger to McIntosh, 3 runs, New Zealand are off the mark, bowls it full on leg stump and he flicks it through square leg into the deep for three, the third run was especially tight, Watling responded a little late but made it in the end

0.5

Bollinger to Watling, OUT, gone first ball, trapped in front, some swing there for Bollinger, swung in to land on middle and moved down to strike him on the pads in front of middle and leg, Watling was half-forward and tried to drive that through the leg side, missed and was caught plumb

BJ Watling lbw b Bollinger 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Australia have struck early, Peter Ingram to face

0.6

Bollinger to Ingram, no run, short of a good length outside off, holds its line and he leaves it be

End of over 1 (3 runs) New Zealand 3/1

    • PJ Ingram 0 (1b)
    • TG McIntosh 3 (4b)
    • DE Bollinger 1-0-3-1

Lance: "Ponting's declaration speaks volumes of his disregard for NZ's batting. Would he have declared with just 495 runs against the likes of SA, India, or SL?"

Ryan Harris comes on to bowl, for the first time in Tests

1.1

Harris to McIntosh, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaves it alone, appeared to hold its line

1.2

Harris to McIntosh, 1 wide, slips it short and a touch too wide, called by the umpire

1.2

Harris to McIntosh, no run, nippy, short on middle and moving in to rap him on the arm as he tries to fend it away, high 130s the speeds for these two opening bowlers

1.3

Harris to McIntosh, no run, full outside off, leaving the left-hander, bowled at 143 kmph, left alone

Short leg in place now

1.4

Harris to McIntosh, no run, shortish outside off, McIntosh lets it go

1.5

Harris to McIntosh, no run, bowled from slightly wide of the crease, defended from the crease in front of point

1.6

Harris to McIntosh, no run, in the channel outside off, holds its line, he leaves it alone though it wasn't too far from the off stump

End of over 2 (1 run) New Zealand 4/1

    • TG McIntosh 3 (10b)
    • PJ Ingram 0 (1b)
    • RJ Harris 1-0-1-0
    • DE Bollinger 1-0-3-1
2.1

Bollinger to Ingram, no run, back of a length outside off, Ingram lets it go past him

2.2

Bollinger to Ingram, no run, full outside off, at 143 kmph, came back in a hint, wide enough to leave it be

2.3

Bollinger to Ingram, no run, short of a length, playing away from his body there, went for the cut, missed

2.4

Bollinger to Ingram, no run, nipping it in, bowled at 142 kmph, gets forward and defends it with bat close to pads back to the bowler

2.5

Bollinger to Ingram, no run, short of a good length outside off, excellent carry to the keeper as Ingram leaves it alone

2.6

Bollinger to Ingram, no run, pitched it up on the off, driven through the line to mid-off

End of over 3 (maiden) New Zealand 4/1

    • PJ Ingram 0 (7b)
    • TG McIntosh 3 (10b)
    • DE Bollinger 2-1-3-1
    • RJ Harris 1-0-1-0
3.1

Harris to McIntosh, 1 leg bye

It's gotten a little dark at the Basin.

3.2

Harris to Ingram, 1 run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and defends it wide of mid-on for a single

3.3

Harris to McIntosh, no run, hurled it short on leg stump, offered no shot to that one, clipped his thighs on the way to fine leg, a dead ball

3.4

Harris to McIntosh, 1 no ball, oversteps, bowled on a good length on middle, defended from the crease into the leg side

3.4

Harris to McIntosh, no run, bowled at 144 kmph, fullish on middle, gets forward and presents the full face back to the bowler

3.5

Harris to McIntosh, no run, in the corridor outside off, holds its line and McIntosh lets it go

3.6

Harris to McIntosh, 3 runs, shot, full on the pads, McIntosh drives it wide of mid-on, Hughes gives chase and hauls it just back in, three to the New Zealanders

End of over 4 (6 runs) New Zealand 10/1

    • TG McIntosh 6 (16b)
    • PJ Ingram 1 (8b)
    • RJ Harris 2-0-6-0
    • DE Bollinger 2-1-3-1
4.1

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, banged it short on leg stump, ducks under it well, Haddin stretches to his right to collect it, sharp take

4.2

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, full outside off, shaping away just a hint, prods at it, gets beaten as it moves away

4.3

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, short of a good length outside off, moves away, shoulders arms

4.4

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, moving away again, at 141 kmph, testing line outside off, leaves it alone

4.5

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, held its line this time, McIntosh left it alone but that wasn't too far from the off stump, angled in

4.6

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, shaping away, 144 kmph, pitching it up but McIntosh isn't tempted, leaves it alone, a testing spell here from the Australians

End of over 5 (maiden) New Zealand 10/1

    • TG McIntosh 6 (22b)
    • PJ Ingram 1 (8b)
    • DE Bollinger 3-2-3-1
    • RJ Harris 2-0-6-0
5.1

Harris to Ingram, no run, short of a good length on middle, defended into the off side towards cover

5.2

Harris to Ingram, no run, short of a good length outside off, left it alone to the keeper

5.3

Harris to Ingram, no run, short outside off, appears to hold its line, left alone

5.4

Harris to Ingram, no run, steaming in and fires it hard on a length on the off, defended from the crease towards cover

5.5

Harris to Ingram, no run, shortish outside off, in the channel outside off, left alone to the keeper

5.6

Harris to Ingram, no run

End of over 6 (maiden) New Zealand 10/1

    • PJ Ingram 1 (14b)
    • TG McIntosh 6 (22b)
    • RJ Harris 3-1-6-0
    • DE Bollinger 3-2-3-1
6.1

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, banged it short outside off, not playing at those is the batsman, left it be

6.2

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, short on the off, gets on the back foot and defended it into the off side

6.3

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, beaten, full outside off and moving away, McIntosh fishes for this one and it moves away at the right moment to just escape the outside edge

6.4

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, bowled it full on the off, gets forward and defends it to cover

6.5

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, banged it short on middle, ducks under it easily

6.6

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, full outside off, holds its line, leaves it alone to Haddin

End of over 7 (maiden) New Zealand 10/1

    • TG McIntosh 6 (28b)
    • PJ Ingram 1 (14b)
    • DE Bollinger 4-3-3-1
    • RJ Harris 3-1-6-0
7.1

Harris to Ingram, no run, bowls it on a good length on the off, defended solidly into the off side

7.2

Harris to Ingram, no run, can't get it away, shortish on middle, worked away off the back foot towards short leg, sharp reflexes from the close-in fielder who does well to prevent any runs

7.3

Harris to Ingram, no run

7.4

Harris to Ingram, no run, short on middle, worked away towards midwicket

7.5

Harris to Ingram, no run, short of a good length outside off, holds its line, not offering a shot

7.6

Harris to Ingram, no run, shortish outside off, moves away and he lets it be, the grind continues

End of over 8 (maiden) New Zealand 10/1

    • PJ Ingram 1 (20b)
    • TG McIntosh 6 (28b)
    • RJ Harris 4-2-6-0
    • DE Bollinger 4-3-3-1
8.1

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, full outside off, moving away, prods at it and it escapes the outside edge to beat him again

8.2

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, short of a length outside off, moving away, leaves it alone

8.3

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, turns the face and works it towards midwicket

8.4

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, slower one there, McIntosh didn't seem to pick it initially, but it rose up well and defended it with a straight bat

8.5

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, confidently played but straight back to the bowler, pitched up on the off, pushed firmly

8.6

Bollinger to McIntosh, no run, short of a good length on middle, defended off the back foot onto the pitch

End of over 9 (maiden) New Zealand 10/1

    • TG McIntosh 6 (34b)
    • PJ Ingram 1 (20b)
    • DE Bollinger 5-4-3-1
    • RJ Harris 4-2-6-0
9.1

Harris to Ingram, no run, the innings is stagnating here, they're playing for tea, full on middle, driven straight to mid-on

9.2

Harris to Ingram, no run, full on the off, driven straight to mid-off

9.3

Harris to Ingram, no run, short of a good length on middle, tries to punch it off the back foot towards midwicket, gets an inside edge onto his pads

9.4

Harris to Ingram, 2 runs, big cheers from the crowd as New Zealand finally break their run-drought, turned down towards fine leg for a couple of runs

9.5

Harris to Ingram, 2 runs, too straight, gives Ingram the opportunity to turn that away past midwicket for two more

9.6

Harris to Ingram, no run, short of a length, gets on the back foot and knocks it down towards gully

End of over 10 (4 runs) New Zealand 14/1

    • PJ Ingram 5 (26b)
    • TG McIntosh 6 (34b)
    • RJ Harris 5-2-10-0
    • DE Bollinger 5-4-3-1

Johnson into the attack now

Tim: "Get Dougie to bowl them a piano - maybe the batsmen can play that...seriously though, great pressure from the Aussies!"

10.1

Johnson to McIntosh, no run, short of a length outside off, not going for that, doesn't bother playing at it

10.2

Johnson to McIntosh, no run, full on middle, yorker length, digs it out towards midwicket

10.3

Johnson to McIntosh, no run, bowls on a good length outside off, holds its line and he leaves it, judged it well, it didn't miss off by much

10.4

Johnson to McIntosh, no run, short outside off, tries to upper cut that over the slips, first show of any intent to score on the part of McIntosh, chops it down towards the slips

10.5

Johnson to McIntosh, no run, full on middle, driven towards extra cover off the front foot

10.6

Johnson to McIntosh, no run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and defends it into the off side

End of over 11 (maiden) New Zealand 14/1

    • TG McIntosh 6 (40b)
    • PJ Ingram 5 (26b)
    • MG Johnson 1-1-0-0
    • RJ Harris 5-2-10-0

Some spin before tea, Hauritz to bowl

11.1

Hauritz to Ingram, no run, tossed it up outside off, no turn there, left alone

11.2

Hauritz to Ingram, no run, short outside off, not tempted to cut, leaves it alone

11.3

Hauritz to Ingram, no run, short of a length, punched off the back foot to mid-off

11.4

Hauritz to Ingram, no run, spinning in, judged it well, leaving it alone after it landed on a good length outside off

11.5

Hauritz to Ingram, no run

11.6

Hauritz to Ingram, no run, pitches it well wide of off and Ingram pads it away

End of over 12 (maiden) New Zealand 14/1

    • PJ Ingram 5 (32b)
    • TG McIntosh 6 (40b)
    • NM Hauritz 1-1-0-0
    • MG Johnson 1-1-0-0
12.1

Johnson to McIntosh, no run, slightly short on the off, defended towards cover from the crease

12.2

Johnson to McIntosh, no run, full on leg stump, tries to flick it square, missed opportunity there, is struck on the pads, New Zealand are stuck

12.3

Johnson to McIntosh, no run, full on middle at 147 kmph, driven through the line towards mid-on

12.4

Johnson to McIntosh, no run, beaten there, bowled on a good length outside off, nipped away and McIntosh, caught in two minds, can't put bat to ball

12.5

Johnson to McIntosh, no run, straightish delivery on middle, worked to square leg, should have done more than that, missed opportunity again

12.6

Johnson to McIntosh, OUT, run-out, they've been grinding it out all this while and suddenly decide to scramble for a quick single that just isn't there, dropped on the pitch and Ingram rushes in at the striker's end but Johnson gets there before him, kicking the ball onto the stumps to find him miles short

PJ Ingram run out 5 (49m 32b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.62

A terrible dismissal to end a terrible phase for New Zealand in this innings, Ross Taylor comes in. What can he manage?

End of over 13 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 14/2

    • TG McIntosh 6 (46b)
    • MG Johnson 2-2-0-0
    • NM Hauritz 1-1-0-0

One over before tea

13.1

Hauritz to McIntosh, 1 run, angling it on middle, worked into the leg side behind square for a single

Two slips and a short leg for Taylor

13.2

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 no ball, flighted outside off, stretches forward and defends it towards cover

13.2

Hauritz to Taylor, no run, floating on middle, played back to Hauritz down the pitch

13.3

Hauritz to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor breaks the shackles, it's pitched up on middle and he drives it hard through midwicket for a boundary, the first of the innings

13.4

Hauritz to Taylor, no run, round the wicket and angling it wide of the off stump, leaves it alone

13.5

Hauritz to Taylor, no run, tossed up outside off, driven straight to extra cover

13.6

Hauritz to Taylor, no run, looping it on middle, defended with a straight bat down the pitch

A confident declaration by Ponting followed by a probing spell of bowling from his seamers. New Zealand have limped to 20 for 2, with McIntosh having faced 47 balls for his 7. They still have another 34 overs to face after they come out. How far will they get? Join us in 15 minutes.

End of over 14 (6 runs) New Zealand 20/2

    • LRPL Taylor 4 (6b 1x4)
    • TG McIntosh 7 (47b)
    • NM Hauritz 2-1-6-0
    • MG Johnson 2-2-0-0

We are back for the final session. Johnson to kick things off.

14.1

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

14.2

Johnson to McIntosh, 1 run, full on the pads, clipped away towards fine leg for a single

14.3

Johnson to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor, what a refreshing sight to what had been a snooze fest prior to his arrival, full outside off and he deals with it appropriately, driving it hard through cover to the boundary

14.4

Johnson to Taylor, no run, held back the length just a hint, he let it pass

14.5

Johnson to Taylor, no run, lands on a good length on the off at 146 kmph, gets forward and defends it back to the bowler

14.6

Johnson to Taylor, no run, bowls it on a good length, holds its line and he shoulders arms

End of over 15 (5 runs) New Zealand 25/2

    • LRPL Taylor 8 (10b 2x4)
    • TG McIntosh 8 (49b)
    • MG Johnson 3-2-5-0
    • NM Hauritz 2-1-6-0

Peter: "In the last test NZ played against Bangladesh, McIntosh got Ingram (and Watling, and himself) run out as well. McIntosh has some real problem with this! "

15.1

Harris to McIntosh, no run, bowled it full on the off, McIntosh drives it straight to mid-off

15.2

Harris to McIntosh, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and knocks it down on the pitch

15.3

Harris to McIntosh, no run, bowls it on a good length on the off, gets forward and opens the face to guide it to gully

15.4

Harris to McIntosh, no run, beaten, bowled at 141 kmph, zipped away, moved off the pitch, McIntosh was drawn forward, tried to push through the line but was almost done in by the movement

15.5

Harris to McIntosh, no run, banged it short, McIntosh didn't get his footwork right there, didn't move back in time and was caught hard on his elbow

15.6

Harris to McIntosh, no run, bouncer and he negotiates it well this time, was anticipating it and ducked under it well

End of over 16 (maiden) New Zealand 25/2

    • TG McIntosh 8 (55b)
    • LRPL Taylor 8 (10b 2x4)
    • RJ Harris 6-3-10-0
    • MG Johnson 3-2-5-0
16.1

Johnson to Taylor, no run, full on middle and leg, pushed away towards short leg where Katich shows good reflexes to stop any runs

16.2

Johnson to Taylor, FOUR, doesn't let go of the opportunity there, full and wide and he square-drives it viciously through point to earn another boundary

16.3

Johnson to Taylor, no run, drew him forward and Taylor met it well, taking a couple of steps and defending it solidly to mid-off

16.4

Johnson to Taylor, no run, a touch too wide there from Johnson, Taylor won't go after that one

16.5

Johnson to Taylor, no run, short on middle, rocks back and knocks it down in front of short leg

16.6

Johnson to Taylor, no run, targeting middle, bowled at 144 kmph, defended back to the bowler

End of over 17 (4 runs) New Zealand 29/2

    • LRPL Taylor 12 (16b 3x4)
    • TG McIntosh 8 (55b)
    • MG Johnson 4-2-9-0
    • RJ Harris 6-3-10-0
17.1

Harris to McIntosh, 1 run, full on the off, eased off the front foot wide of mid-off for a single

17.2

Harris to Taylor, 1 run, short on middle, turns it away down to fine leg for a single

17.3

Harris to McIntosh, no run, bouncer on middle and leg, McIntosh ducks under it comfortably

17.4

Harris to McIntosh, OUT, gone, McIntosh's torture ends, Harris gets his maiden Test wicket, he's been leaving those deliveries until now but fell for one that pitched on a good length and left him a touch, drove at it hard, got a thick outside edge to Hussey who hangs on to a sharp catch at gully

TG McIntosh c Hussey b Harris 9 (73m 58b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.51

Guptill comes in with his team in trouble

17.5

Harris to Guptill, no run, beaten first up! Angling in and then getting it to zip away off the pitch, Guptuill almost nicked that

17.6

Harris to Guptill, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets forward and defended into the leg side

End of over 18 (2 runs) New Zealand 31/3

    • MJ Guptill 0 (2b)
    • LRPL Taylor 13 (17b 3x4)
    • RJ Harris 7-3-12-1
    • MG Johnson 4-2-9-0
18.1

Johnson to Taylor, no run, short on the off, rises up to him, gets back and drops it back towards the bowler

18.2

Johnson to Taylor, no run, full on the off, driven hard but Bollinger moves well to his right at mid-off to stop that one

Replays of that McIntosh dismissal indicate that Harris might have overstepped, so he's lucky to get away with that one. It lands on the line and then slides forward, marginal call.

18.3

Johnson to Taylor, no run, low full toss outside off, caressed it but straight to point, will feel he missed out there

18.4

Johnson to Taylor, 2 runs, pitched it up on middle, driven past the bowler wide of mid-off for a couple

18.5

Johnson to Taylor, no run, short of a good length outside off, there to cut but Taylor opts to leave it be

18.6

Johnson to Taylor, FOUR, welcome runs, caught him playing forward, bounced a touch more than Taylor may have expected, got a thick edge between the slips and gully to the boundary

End of over 19 (6 runs) New Zealand 37/3

    • LRPL Taylor 19 (23b 4x4)
    • MJ Guptill 0 (2b)
    • MG Johnson 5-2-15-0
    • RJ Harris 7-3-12-1
19.1

Harris to Guptill, no run, angling in at 143 kmph on middle and leg, defended towards mid-off

19.2

Harris to Guptill, no run, bowls it on a good length on middle and off, defended into the off side

19.3

Harris to Guptill, no run, gets forward and defends with a slightly open face towards cover

19.4

Harris to Guptill, no run, short of a length on middle, pushed towards midwicket

Sam: "Boy, would I love to see Sehwag and McIntosh bat together someday! "

19.5

Harris to Guptill, no run, full on the off, pushed through the line to mid-off

19.6

Harris to Guptill, no run, well defended, probing him outside off, taps it towards mid-off

End of over 20 (maiden) New Zealand 37/3

    • MJ Guptill 0 (8b)
    • LRPL Taylor 19 (23b 4x4)
    • RJ Harris 8-4-12-1
    • MG Johnson 5-2-15-0
20.1

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, got it to swing in, pitched it up on the off, tries to drive it hard through the covers, gets an inside edge towards square leg

20.2

Johnson to Guptill, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended towards cover

20.3

Johnson to Guptill, no run, got an edge there, short on the off and it moved back in, tried to defend from the crease, caught him high on the bat and it lobbed up but fell short of point

20.4

Johnson to Guptill, no run, gets on the back foot and defends it into the leg side

20.5

Johnson to Guptill, no run, lands on a good length outside off, holds its line, leaves it alone

20.6

Johnson to Guptill, no run, back of a length on middle, defended back down the pitch from the crease

End of over 21 (1 run) New Zealand 38/3

    • MJ Guptill 0 (13b)
    • LRPL Taylor 20 (24b 4x4)
    • MG Johnson 6-2-16-0
    • RJ Harris 8-4-12-1
21.1

Harris to Taylor, 1 run, quick single, rocked forward and dropped it wide of cover

21.2

Harris to Guptill, no run, short of a good length outside off, moved away and he let it go

21.3

Harris to Guptill, no run, bouncer banged in short on middle, ducks under it well

21.4

Harris to Guptill, no run, steaming in and hurtling it on the off stump, Taylor steps forward and deals with it safely

21.5

Harris to Guptill, no run, short of a length outside off, no going after that one

21.6

Harris to Guptill, no run, fuller, a hint of shape, Guptill, who is yet to get off the mark, lets it go

End of over 22 (1 run) New Zealand 39/3

    • MJ Guptill 0 (18b)
    • LRPL Taylor 21 (25b 4x4)
    • RJ Harris 9-4-13-1
    • MG Johnson 6-2-16-0
22.1

Johnson to Taylor, no run, a bit of width there for the batsman, but Taylor isn't risking going after those, lets it go

A short mid-off in place

22.2

Johnson to Taylor, no run, full on the off, driven straight to extra cover

22.3

Johnson to Taylor, no run, full outside off, mistimes a drive straight to silly mid-off

22.4

Johnson to Taylor, no run, sends it down at 137 kmph on middle, watches it through to extra cover

22.5

Johnson to Taylor, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and defends it towards cover

22.6

Johnson to Taylor, no run, bowled it on a good length outside off, lets it go through to Haddin

End of over 23 (maiden) New Zealand 39/3

    • LRPL Taylor 21 (31b 4x4)
    • MJ Guptill 0 (18b)
    • MG Johnson 7-3-16-0
    • RJ Harris 9-4-13-1

Hauritz brought on. A slip and a short leg in place

23.1

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, turning in from a good length outside off, gets an inside edge onto the pads and it falls short of short leg

23.2

Hauritz to Guptill, FOUR, short and wide, cuts it away hard through point for a boundary, there to be hit and Guptill cashes in

23.3

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, turning in, gets outside the line and defends

23.4

Hauritz to Guptill, no run

23.5

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, pushed off the back foot back to the bowler

23.6

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, flighted on middle, knocks it down solidly on the pitch

End of over 24 (4 runs) New Zealand 43/3

    • MJ Guptill 4 (24b 1x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 21 (31b 4x4)
    • NM Hauritz 3-1-10-0
    • MG Johnson 7-3-16-0

James' take on the NZ innings: "When are we going to switch over to the World Championship Paint Drying contest? Surely that has to be more exciting than the NZ batting at the moment."

24.1

Johnson to Taylor, no run, bowled it fullish outside off, square-driven towards point

24.2

Johnson to Taylor, no run, shortish, would have contemplated cutting that, but then decided against it

24.3

Johnson to Taylor, no run, beaten, cut away after landing full outside off, pushed through the line but was almost done in by the movement

24.4

Johnson to Taylor, no run, bouncer on middle and leg, ducks under it easily

24.5

Johnson to Taylor, no run, was not entirely committed to his drive there, played it uppishly, checked his shot as he tried to drive it on the up, got to mid-off on the bounce

24.6

Johnson to Taylor, no run, sliding on the pads, tries to clip it square, is struck on the pads

End of over 25 (maiden) New Zealand 43/3

    • LRPL Taylor 21 (37b 4x4)
    • MJ Guptill 4 (24b 1x4)
    • MG Johnson 8-4-16-0
    • NM Hauritz 3-1-10-0

Joffa: "Yeh and to think that some bloke who's watching the Vic vs Qld game is complaining about the slow play there...needs to get a grip..."

25.1

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, appeal for catch, Haddin goes up and then apologises for appealing, short and wide,. Taylor goes for a cut, misses, there was no contact

25.2

Hauritz to Guptill, no run

25.3

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, shortish outside off, opts out of that shot this time, leaves it alone

25.4

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, flighted on the off, pushed back to the bowler down the pitch

25.5

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, flighted on the off, almost yorked him there, dug it out in time back to the bowler

25.6

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, turning in, played it back to the bowler down the pitch

End of over 26 (maiden) New Zealand 43/3

    • MJ Guptill 4 (30b 1x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 21 (37b 4x4)
    • NM Hauritz 4-2-10-0
    • MG Johnson 8-4-16-0

Chris: "At this point i'll take substance over entertainment, and so far these two seem to be doing whats required. Michael Clarke gave us a lesson in test match batting, it would be nice to see these two promising batsmen follow his blueprint."

Bollinger is back

26.1

Bollinger to Taylor, OUT, edged and superbly taken by North at third slip! Bolly comes back strikes with his first ball of a new spell, short of a length, surprised Taylor a bit with the extent of bounce on that one, played at it off the back foot, got a thick edge and Marcus North dived full length to his right to pluck a sharp one

LRPL Taylor c North b Bollinger 21 (54m 38b 4x4 0x6) SR: 55.26

A huge wicket, Taylor was the only batsman out in the middle showing some positivity amid a lean phase for his team. Vettori comes in, look at Bolly's figures

26.2

Bollinger to Vettori, no run, lands on a good length outside off, leaves it alone

26.3

Bollinger to Vettori, no run, short of a length outside off, moving away, Vettori backs away

26.4

Bollinger to Vettori, 1 wide, sharp bouncer, at 136 kmph on middle, too high thinks the umpire, calls it a wide

26.4

Bollinger to Vettori, no run, punched off the back foot back to the bowler, targeting the stumps this time

26.5

Bollinger to Vettori, no run, shortish outside off, moves away and he lets it go

26.6

Bollinger to Vettori, FOUR, edged, and wide of a diving Hussey at gully for a boundary, some late movement and extra bounce getting the New Zealand captain in a bit of trouble there, flew off the outside edge

End of over 27 (5 runs) New Zealand 48/4

    • DL Vettori 4 (5b 1x4)
    • MJ Guptill 4 (30b 1x4)
    • DE Bollinger 6-4-8-2
    • NM Hauritz 4-2-10-0
27.1

Hauritz to Guptill, no run

27.2

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, shortish, spinning in, gets on the back foot and drops it into the off side

27.3

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, appeal for a catch, comes down the track, he holds back his length, it turns in and he tries to work it away into the leg side, closes the face on it, misses, flips the top of the pad, then flicks the thigh, lobs up and the keeper snaps it, a referral is called for after the umpire turns it down, Hot Spot confirms there was no contact with the bat, NOT OUT

27.4

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, flighted outside off, trying to invite him to drive, turns back in after pitching, he leaves it alone

27.5

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, pushed it quick, short and wide, goes for the cut but is a little late on the shot, misses

27.6

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, gets on the back foot and drops it in front of short leg

End of over 28 (maiden) New Zealand 48/4

    • MJ Guptill 4 (36b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 4 (5b 1x4)
    • NM Hauritz 5-3-10-0
    • DE Bollinger 6-4-8-2
28.1

Bollinger to Vettori, no run, shortish on the off, moves back and pushes it towards cover

Reuben: "The flimsy New Zealand opening batting is showing its inexperience in a real match situation here. Once again, NZ is going to need Vettori's heroics to save the match from an embarassing result."

28.2

Bollinger to Vettori, no run, pushed it full on the off, driven straight to mid-off

28.3

Bollinger to Vettori, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended from the crease towards mid-off

28.4

Bollinger to Vettori, 2 runs, shortish on middle, worked away off the back foot through square leg to bring up the fifty for New Zealand, sarcastic cheers from the crowd

28.5

Bollinger to Vettori, 1 run, pushed off the back foot wide of mid-off for a quick single

28.6

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, pitched it up outside off, held its line, left it alone

End of over 29 (3 runs) New Zealand 51/4

    • MJ Guptill 4 (37b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 7 (10b 1x4)
    • DE Bollinger 7-4-11-2
    • NM Hauritz 5-3-10-0
29.1

Hauritz to Vettori, FOUR, short on middle, Vettori deals with it well, had plenty of time to get into position and punish it over midwicket for a boundary

29.2

Hauritz to Vettori, no run

29.3

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, angling in towards middle, defended from the crease towards extra cover

29.4

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, gets on the back foot and works it into the leg side

29.5

Hauritz to Vettori, 1 run, whips it from the crease through square leg for a single

29.6

Hauritz to Guptill, 1 no ball, full toss on the off, oversteps, driven straight to mid-off

29.6

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, another full toss, fails to dispatch it again, strikes it through the line straight to mid-off

End of over 30 (6 runs) New Zealand 57/4

    • MJ Guptill 4 (39b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 12 (15b 2x4)
    • NM Hauritz 6-3-16-0
    • DE Bollinger 7-4-11-2
30.1

Bollinger to Vettori, 2 leg byes, sliding on the pads, Vettori fails to glance it fine, is struck on the pads, big appeal for lbw, would have probably slid down, Australia decide not to go for the review, two leg-byes for NZ

30.2

Bollinger to Vettori, no run, full on the off, drives it straight to mid-off

30.3

Bollinger to Vettori, no run, Bolly has Vettori in trouble with that snorter that shot away after landing short, Vettori did well to get his body and bat out of the way

30.4

Bollinger to Vettori, 2 runs, pushed it through the line through mid-off, a couple of more runs

Three slips and a gully

30.5

Bollinger to Vettori, no run, another short one outside off, at 138 kmph, Vettori lets it go

30.6

Bollinger to Vettori, FOUR, nicely played, there was a third man in place but he picked his spot well, short outside off, cuts it well above gully for a boundary

End of over 31 (8 runs) New Zealand 65/4

    • DL Vettori 18 (21b 3x4)
    • MJ Guptill 4 (39b 1x4)
    • DE Bollinger 8-4-17-2
    • NM Hauritz 6-3-16-0
31.1

Hauritz to Guptill, 1 no ball, another no-ball from Hauritz, on middle and leg, tapped into the leg side

31.1

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, short on the off, knocks it down in front of cover

31.2

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, flighted on the off, defended towards the bowler with a big stride

31.3

Hauritz to Guptill, 1 run, driven down towards mid-on for a quick single

31.4

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, tossed it up outside off, pushed it through to mid-off

31.5

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, spun away after pitching on a good length, leaves it alone

31.6

Hauritz to Vettori, 1 run, short, pushed away through midwicket for a single

End of over 32 (3 runs) New Zealand 68/4

    • DL Vettori 19 (24b 3x4)
    • MJ Guptill 5 (43b 1x4)
    • NM Hauritz 7-3-19-0
    • DE Bollinger 8-4-17-2
32.1

Bollinger to Vettori, no run, strikes him high on the pads as he tries to whip it away, would have slid down

32.2

Bollinger to Vettori, 1 run, nicely done, walked across and played that short one down to fine leg

32.3

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, in the channel outside off, at 139 kmph, Guptill shoulders arms to that one

32.4

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, back of a length on the off, defended from the crease to extra cover

32.5

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, a touch too wide there, fullish but not much incentive there for the batsman to chase it

32.6

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, hits a good length on middle, gets forward and defends him respecftully down the pitch

End of over 33 (1 run) New Zealand 69/4

    • MJ Guptill 5 (47b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 20 (26b 3x4)
    • DE Bollinger 9-4-18-2
    • NM Hauritz 7-3-19-0
33.1

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, flighted outside off, pushed off the front foot towards cover

33.2

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, shortish, pushed off the back foot to the bowler

33.3

Hauritz to Vettori, 2 runs, lucky to get away with that, gave it some air and Vettori charged down to dismiss him into the stands, it turned away at the right time to produce the outside edge and it landed safe behind point

33.4

Hauritz to Vettori, 1 run, worked away wide of square leg for a single

33.5

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, appeal for lbw, offering no shot and padding it away, turned in but not much to go on to the stumps

33.6

Hauritz to Guptill, no run

End of over 34 (3 runs) New Zealand 72/4

    • MJ Guptill 5 (49b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 23 (30b 3x4)
    • NM Hauritz 8-3-22-0
    • DE Bollinger 9-4-18-2
34.1

Bollinger to Vettori, no run, in the blockhole outside off at 142 kmph, dug out back to the bowler

34.2

Bollinger to Vettori, 3 runs, gets across and drives it into the vacant leg-side field, three more towards mid-on as Katich gives chase from short leg

34.3

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, full, trying to induce him into playing the drive but don't expect that from Guptill at this stage of the day

34.4

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, short of a length on the off, defended towards cover from the crease

34.5

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, pushed it full on the off, driven towards mid-on from the crease

34.6

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, full and wide, Guptill is no mood to chase those today

End of over 35 (3 runs) New Zealand 75/4

    • MJ Guptill 5 (53b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 26 (32b 3x4)
    • DE Bollinger 10-4-21-2
    • NM Hauritz 8-3-22-0
35.1

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, short on middle, dropped into the leg side from the crease

35.2

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, looping into the left-hander, gets forward and defends it on the pitch

35.3

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, flighted on the off, pushed through to mid-off

35.4

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, stretches forward and pushes it through to extra cover

35.5

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, floating it on the off stump, dug out back towards the bowler

35.6

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, surprised by the turn and bounce there, was playing forward to that one as it shot away to beat the outside edge

End of over 36 (maiden) New Zealand 75/4

    • DL Vettori 26 (38b 3x4)
    • MJ Guptill 5 (53b 1x4)
    • NM Hauritz 9-4-22-0
    • DE Bollinger 10-4-21-2

Harris replaces Bollinger

36.1

Harris to Guptill, no run, full on the off, driven straight to mid-off

36.2

Harris to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill, surprise, surprise, he's been ignoring most of those so far, pitched up and he leant into the drive to place it through the covers for a boundary

36.3

Harris to Guptill, no run, caught awkward by the bounce again, dropped his hands on that one at the right time, played it down to gully

36.4

Harris to Guptill, no run, and again, gets across and taps it towards gully

36.5

Harris to Guptill, 1 run, Guptill limps to double-figures with a defense in the direction of cover for a single

36.6

Harris to Vettori, no run, shortish, played in the direction of mid-on from the crease

End of over 37 (5 runs) New Zealand 80/4

    • DL Vettori 26 (39b 3x4)
    • MJ Guptill 10 (58b 2x4)
    • RJ Harris 10-4-18-1
    • NM Hauritz 9-4-22-0
37.1

Hauritz to Guptill, SIX, Guptill takes charge, it's a full toss and he dances down the track and lofts him over long-on for a big six, making amends for the hole he dug himself into earlier in the innings

37.2

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, tossed up on middle, reaches forward and defends it back to the bowler

37.3

Hauritz to Guptill, 1 no ball, another no-ball from Hauritz, played back

37.3

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, short on middle, punches that to midwicket

37.4

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, full outside off, pads it away

37.5

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, tossed up outside off, no turn there, leaves it alone

37.6

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, bowled it fuller on the off, pushed it back with a full face

End of over 38 (7 runs) New Zealand 87/4

    • MJ Guptill 16 (65b 2x4 1x6)
    • DL Vettori 26 (39b 3x4)
    • NM Hauritz 10-4-29-0
    • RJ Harris 10-4-18-1
38.1

Harris to Vettori, no run, full toss on middle, played back through the line to the bowler

38.2

Harris to Vettori, 2 runs, fullish on middle, shuffles around and flicks it through square leg for a couple of runs

38.3

Harris to Vettori, no run, bowls it on a good length, pushes it firmly towards mid-off

38.4

Harris to Vettori, 3 runs, safe shot, hurled it short outside off and he pulls it over the in-field to earn three more

A short extra cover and a short midwicket in place

38.5

Harris to Guptill, no run, short of a length on middle, gets behind and defends it into the leg side though again Harris was able to derive some extra bounce

38.6

Harris to Guptill, no run

End of over 39 (5 runs) New Zealand 92/4

    • MJ Guptill 16 (67b 2x4 1x6)
    • DL Vettori 31 (43b 3x4)
    • RJ Harris 11-4-23-1
    • NM Hauritz 10-4-29-0
39.1

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, short of a length , punched from the crease to extra cover

39.2

Hauritz to Vettori, FOUR, short outside off, waited for it to turn away and cut it hard through point and cover, Harris gives chase, slides and tries to haul it back in but it ends up rolling over the ropes, raises the 50-stand as well, Vettori again leading the recovery

39.3

Hauritz to Vettori, 1 run, goes for the sweep, gets a bit of a top edge but it lands safely, very safely, in front of fine leg

39.4

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, round the wicket, gets back and defends it toward point

39.5

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, flighted on the off, played back along the ground to the bowler

39.6

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, pushed off the front foot towards the bowler

End of over 40 (5 runs) New Zealand 97/4

    • MJ Guptill 16 (70b 2x4 1x6)
    • DL Vettori 36 (46b 4x4)
    • NM Hauritz 11-4-34-0
    • RJ Harris 11-4-23-1

North to bowl. The light meter had come out for a bit, it's gotten quite dark but the conditions are not so bad.

40.1

North to Vettori, 1 run, short on leg stump, worked it in front of square leg for a single

40.2

North to Guptill, no run, shortish on middle, turning in, punched from the crease to the bowler

40.3

North to Guptill, no run, not much turn there, pads it away

40.4

North to Guptill, no run, pushed off the back foot to the bowler

40.5

North to Guptill, no run, quicker through the air, on middle and leg, played down to long-on

40.6

North to Guptill, no run, turns the face, gets slightly across and defends it into the leg side

End of over 41 (1 run) New Zealand 98/4

    • MJ Guptill 16 (75b 2x4 1x6)
    • DL Vettori 37 (47b 4x4)
    • MJ North 1-0-1-0
    • NM Hauritz 11-4-34-0
41.1

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, turning away, a touch too wide, left alone

41.2

Hauritz to Vettori, 1 run, drifting in towards middle, tickled towards square leg

41.3

Hauritz to Guptill, 1 no ball, the umpteenth no-ball from Hauritz, gets outside the line and defends, brings up the NZ 100

41.3

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, short of a length outside off, holds its line, leaves it alone

41.4

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, driven off the back foot towards silly point

41.5

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, held back the length again, drops it in front of Ponting at silly point

41.6

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, quicker but wide of off with no turn, padded away, no hassles

End of over 42 (2 runs) New Zealand 100/4

    • MJ Guptill 16 (80b 2x4 1x6)
    • DL Vettori 38 (49b 4x4)
    • NM Hauritz 12-4-36-0
    • MJ North 1-0-1-0
42.1

North to Vettori, no run, pushed off the front foot wide of North to mid-off

42.2

North to Vettori, no run, turning away just a hint, stays rooted to his crease and defends it to extra cover

42.3

North to Vettori, no run, gets outside the line to sweep, is rapped on the pads, it turned away and it would have missed off

42.4

North to Vettori, no run, turned away after landing on a good length, left alone

42.5

North to Vettori, FOUR, tossed up outside off, Vettori stretches, bends low and sweeps it hard through square leg to bisect the gap and get himself another four

42.6

North to Vettori, no run, short outside off, cut down towards point

End of over 43 (4 runs) New Zealand 104/4

    • DL Vettori 42 (55b 5x4)
    • MJ Guptill 16 (80b 2x4 1x6)
    • MJ North 2-0-5-0
    • NM Hauritz 12-4-36-0

Urvik: "I wonder how Danny makes things simpler when he comes to the crease whereas others make batting look so difficult and complicated. He has quickly raised off and looking solid. A lesson to be learnt for others."

43.1

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, pushed away into the leg side toward midwicket

43.2

Hauritz to Guptill, 1 run, short outside off, slapped towards deep cover for a single

43.3

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, pushes him back, waits for it turn away and defends it into the off side

43.4

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, flighted on the off, gets to the pitch and dabs him towards point

43.5

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, fullish outside off, driven on the bounce to Ponting at extra cover

43.6

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, quicker, shortish on middle, defended to short leg

End of over 44 (1 run) New Zealand 105/4

    • DL Vettori 42 (59b 5x4)
    • MJ Guptill 17 (82b 2x4 1x6)
    • NM Hauritz 13-4-37-0
    • MJ North 2-0-5-0
44.1

North to Guptill, no run, full on the off, played straight to extra cover

44.2

North to Guptill, no run, tossed up on the off, defended with a stride in front of the bowler

44.3

North to Guptill, 1 run, short on middle, worked off the back foot toward midwicket for a single

44.4

North to Vettori, no run, bowled at 93 kmph, slightly short, gets forward and dabs it back down the pitch

44.5

North to Vettori, no run, eased towards extra cover off the front foot

44.6

North to Vettori, no run, turns the face slightly and defends it towards midwicket

End of over 45 (1 run) New Zealand 106/4

    • DL Vettori 42 (62b 5x4)
    • MJ Guptill 18 (85b 2x4 1x6)
    • MJ North 3-0-6-0
    • NM Hauritz 13-4-37-0
45.1

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, floating it on a good length on the off, defended into the off side

45.2

Hauritz to Guptill, no run, pats it in front of short leg

45.3

Hauritz to Guptill, 1 run, squeezes it wide of mid-off for a single

45.4

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, flighted outside off, played it towards cover

45.5

Hauritz to Vettori, 1 no ball, what's gone wrong with Hauritz, yet another overstep, played away into the off side

45.5

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, bowled from well wide of the crease, swept towards short fine

45.6

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, gets outside the line and defends it into the leg side with bat close to pad

End of over 46 (2 runs) New Zealand 108/4

    • DL Vettori 42 (66b 5x4)
    • MJ Guptill 19 (88b 2x4 1x6)
    • NM Hauritz 14-4-39-0
    • MJ North 3-0-6-0

North to bowl what could be the last over of the day. A slip, short leg and a leg slip

46.1

North to Guptill, no run, fullish on leg stump, defended in front of midwicket

46.2

North to Guptill, no run, pitched it up on the off, driven through to mid-off

46.3

North to Guptill, no run, looping it in on middle, defended with a lunge in front of cover

A silly point comes in

46.4

North to Guptill, no run, stretches forward and plays it down the pitch

46.5

North to Guptill, no run, round the wicket and full on middle, pushed back to North

46.6

North to Guptill, no run, just a fraction outside off, gets forward and drops it in front of silly point

Vettori again to the rescue. New Zealand's reply has been unconvincing with the openers failing, Ingram being run out and Taylor not building on his encouraging start. The New Zealand captain, however, has scored at a healthy rate, supported by Guptill, who has limped to 19 but has hung on amid some probing bowling from the Australian fast bowlers. The hosts have a stiff task as they come out tomorrow, with much expected from Brendon McCullum who is the next man in. Join us then to see how they fare. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us at Cricinfo.

End of over 47 (maiden) New Zealand 108/4

    • MJ Guptill 19 (94b 2x4 1x6)
    • DL Vettori 42 (66b 5x4)
    • MJ North 4-1-6-0
    • NM Hauritz 14-4-39-0

Good morning to you all. Let us see how the New Zealand batsman can start today

47.1

Harris to Vettori, no run, on to a good area straight away is Harris, left alone by Vettori

47.2

Harris to Vettori, no run, no interest again from Vettori outside the off stump

47.3

Harris to Vettori, no run, loose this time from Vettori as he plays a shot outside the off stump but no connction

47.4

Harris to Vettori, FOUR, finds the middle of the bat this time does Vettori, overpitching from Harris and a classical cover drive to start the scoring on the third day

47.5

Harris to Vettori, OUT, similar ball from Harris but a touch shorter and Vettori looks to drive again but doesn't get to the pitch and only manages to get an edge to the right of second slip, a sharp catch taken by Ponting

DL Vettori c Ponting b Harris 46 (82m 71b 6x4 0x6) SR: 64.78

47.6

Harris to McCullum, no run, length ball angling into the pads of McCullum first up but he cannot catch up with the ball as it thuds into the thigh pad

End of over 48 (4 runs) New Zealand 112/5

    • BB McCullum 0 (1b)
    • MJ Guptill 19 (94b 2x4 1x6)
    • RJ Harris 12-4-27-2
    • MJ North 4-1-6-0
48.1

Johnson to Guptill, no run, length ball on a leg stump line has Guptill defending with the full face to mid-on

48.2

Johnson to Guptill, no run, fuller length has Guptill defending off the front foot solidly to mid-off

48.3

Johnson to Guptill, no run, wider line this time from Johnson has Guptill raising the arms and allowing the ball to travel through to Haddin

48.4

Johnson to Guptill, no run, tighter line has Guptill defending off the front foot back down the ground

48.5

Johnson to Guptill, no run, wider line and no interest from Guptill

48.6

Johnson to Guptill, no run, once again wide of the off stump and Guptill content to leave the ball alone through to Haddin

End of over 49 (maiden) New Zealand 112/5

    • MJ Guptill 19 (100b 2x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 0 (1b)
    • MG Johnson 9-5-16-0
    • RJ Harris 12-4-27-2
49.1

Harris to McCullum, no run, length ball angling into the off stump, McCullum defends off the front foot with the full face to mid-on

49.2

Harris to McCullum, 1 no ball, full length and a huge appeal as McCullum only manages to thrust the pad forward in front of the stumps. Given out very quickly. The decision is referred and Harris has his front foot 2 inches over the front line

49.2

Harris to McCullum, no run, length ball outside defended into gully

49.3

Harris to McCullum, 1 run, too straight and easily played into the leg side for a comfortabhle single

49.4

Harris to Guptill, 1 run, quick single taken as Guptill dead bats the ball into the off side off a full length

49.5

Harris to McCullum, no run, fuller length outside the off stump has McCullum defending to mid-off

49.6

Harris to McCullum, FOUR, full again but this time McCullum takes full toll as he drives the ball sweetly back down the ground

End of over 50 (7 runs) New Zealand 119/5

    • BB McCullum 5 (7b 1x4)
    • MJ Guptill 20 (101b 2x4 1x6)
    • RJ Harris 13-4-34-2
    • MG Johnson 9-5-16-0
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