Australia tour of New Zealand, 2nd Test: New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, Mar 27-31, 2010
Australia won by 176 runs
27,28,29,30,31 March 2010 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Southee to Katich, FOUR, first boundary of the match, too wide outside the off stump and not that full, he opens the face of the bat and the ball races away past gully, great timing

Australia 6/0   SM Katich 6* (8b 1x4)   TG Southee 1.2-0-5-0

Martin to Watson, FOUR, Watson's seeing it just fine, he cashes in on a poor delivery, short and wide outside off and slapped away past cover

Australia 12/0   SR Watson 4* (13b 1x4)   CS Martin 2.1-1-5-0

Martin to Watson, FOUR, that's a gift on the pads, half volley and Watson gets more power behind that shot and works it wide of midwicket

Australia 20/0   SR Watson 8* (22b 2x4)   CS Martin 3.4-1-12-0

Martin to Watson, FOUR, that's a classic cover drive! Overpitched outside off and he gets on his knee and crashes it past cover, the fielders didn't have to move

Australia 24/0   SR Watson 12* (23b 3x4)   CS Martin 3.5-1-16-0

Southee to Ponting, FOUR, half volley on the pads and easily put away, it was in the air for a bit and prompted cries of 'catch it' but it was safe of midwicket

Australia 29/1   RT Ponting 4* (2b 1x4)   TG Southee 4-0-13-1

Arnel to Ponting, FOUR, close call! Ponting was already forward when the ball was headed towards his pads and he ended up spooning it just wide of midwicket, Watling flung himself athletically to his right but the ball was too far for him to catch it

Australia 34/1   RT Ponting 8* (4b 2x4)   BJ Arnel 0.4-0-5-0

Southee to Katich, FOUR, well played, just a trifle wide outside off and he uses the pace of the ball to cut it away deftly past gully and backward point

Australia 38/1   SM Katich 18* (24b 2x4)   TG Southee 4.1-0-17-1

Arnel to Ponting, FOUR, bangs it in short and it climbs on the batsman outside the off stump, Ponting adjusts well and dabs it wide of the gully fielder, more importantly he keeps it down

Australia 57/1   RT Ponting 18* (36b 3x4)   BJ Arnel 5.4-1-15-0

Arnel to Ponting, FOUR, cranks up the pace but lands it on the half volley outside off, Ponting cracks it wide of backward point on the front foot and doesn't move, that was a four straightaway

Australia 63/1   RT Ponting 22* (42b 4x4)   BJ Arnel 6.4-1-19-0

Patel to Katich, FOUR, class there from katich, he sashays down the pitch, turns his wrists and merely pushes a full delivery down the ground and wide of mid-on, doesn't over-hit it, just times it crisply

Australia 74/2   SM Katich 38* (82b 3x4)   JS Patel 2.2-1-6-0

Patel to Katich, FOUR, exquisite timing again, he reaches forward to a full delivery and places it right in the gap between cover and mid-off, very little effort on that shot

Australia 80/2   SM Katich 44* (85b 4x4)   JS Patel 2.5-1-12-0

Arnel to Hussey, FOUR, good start to the session by Australia, a dolly of a half volley on the pads and gently tucked away wide of midwicket, forget about chasing it

Australia 88/2   MEK Hussey 6* (22b 1x4)   BJ Arnel 7.1-1-23-0

Arnel to Hussey, FOUR, not a bad delivery but well played, gets well forward, opens the face of the bat and runs it down the gap between second slip and gully

Australia 92/2   MEK Hussey 10* (25b 2x4)   BJ Arnel 7.4-1-27-0

Arnel to Hussey, FOUR, Hussey decides to take him to task, fetches a good length ball from outside off and pulls hard and along the ground wide of mid-on and midwicket

Australia 96/2   MEK Hussey 14* (33b 3x4)   BJ Arnel 9-1-31-0

Southee to Katich, FOUR, down the leg side and Katich finally manages to tickle it wide of the keeper and down to fine leg, that's his fifty as well

Australia 100/2   SM Katich 50* (95b 5x4)   TG Southee 7.1-1-24-1

Southee to Katich, FOUR, picks the big gap at deep square leg, drifts on the pads and he easily works it away wide of Watling who gives the chase, that's 500 runs for Katich v NZ

Australia 104/2   SM Katich 54* (101b 6x4)   TG Southee 8.1-1-28-1

Arnel to Katich, FOUR, well controlled, gets beside the line, plays a punchy backfoot drive behind gully and the ball races away

Australia 109/2   SM Katich 59* (105b 7x4)   BJ Arnel 10.1-2-35-0

Arnel to Katich, FOUR, goes the other side this time, half volley on middle and off, Katich uses his wrists very well and effortlessly tucks it wide of mid-on and midwicket

Australia 113/2   SM Katich 63* (106b 8x4)   BJ Arnel 10.2-2-39-0

Arnel to Hussey, FOUR, they're plundering runs here, this time he bowls it fuller outside off and Hussey bends his knee slightly and cuts behind square on the off side

Australia 118/2   MEK Hussey 18* (42b 4x4)   BJ Arnel 10.4-2-44-0

Arnel to Hussey, FOUR, ends a poor over, full on the pads and pushed neatly through the line wide of mid-on

Australia 122/2   MEK Hussey 22* (44b 5x4)   BJ Arnel 11-2-48-0

Southee to Katich, FOUR, bowls short and Katich punishes him, moves across, rides the bounce and bisects the gap between two fielders at the deep and the ball races to long leg

Australia 136/3   SM Katich 71* (119b 9x4)   TG Southee 10.5-1-39-2

Vettori to Katich, FOUR, well played Simon! He moves across and quickly adjusts on seeing the turn, makes just enough room to cut with control wide of gully

Australia 143/3   SM Katich 76* (130b 10x4)   DL Vettori 9.3-3-13-0

Martin to Clarke, FOUR, pulls but beats midwicket, short delivery, Clarke rides the bounce and pulls wide of the fielder who dives in vain

Australia 154/3   MJ Clarke 13* (22b 1x4)   CS Martin 7.2-1-27-0

Martin to Clarke, FOUR, lovely shot Pup! He rides the inswing, gets the front foot well forward, works his wrists and effortlessly clips it past the gap between mid-on and midwicket, silken touch

Australia 162/3   MJ Clarke 20* (27b 2x4)   CS Martin 8.2-1-32-0

Martin to Clarke, FOUR, hits a good length outside off, Clarke gets beside the line and plays a punchy drive past gully

Australia 167/3   MJ Clarke 24* (29b 3x4)   CS Martin 8.3-1-37-0

Martin to Clarke, FOUR, good effort by Southee but in vain, Martin drifts down the leg side and Clarke clips it away fine, Southee sprints across, cuts it off at first but the ball rolls back to the rope

Australia 171/3   MJ Clarke 28* (31b 4x4)   CS Martin 8.5-1-41-0

Patel to Katich, FOUR, good shot, he rocks back, waits for the turn and cuts it late wide of slip and gully

Australia 177/4   SM Katich 85* (148b 11x4)   JS Patel 8.1-1-27-1

Vettori to North, FOUR, great shot! Quicker through the air, he lunges forward and a defensive push is enough to beat mid-off and cover

Australia 187/5   MJ North 7* (34b 1x4)   DL Vettori 13-4-22-1

Vettori to Haddin, FOUR, Haddin shows some intent, Vettori strays on the leg side and Haddin clears his back leg, gets on one knee and slogs him over midwicket

Australia 194/5   BJ Haddin 8* (23b 1x4)   DL Vettori 14.1-4-27-1

Southee to Haddin, FOUR, confident shot, Southee hits the deck hard and Haddin swivels and hooks, gets his placement right and places it wide of fine leg

Australia 199/5   BJ Haddin 12* (29b 2x4)   TG Southee 15.4-2-48-2

Southee to Harris, FOUR, Harris eases the nerves by clipping a half volley with ease wide of midwicket, nice way to out away a hat-trick ball

Australia 204/8   RJ Harris 4* (1b 1x4)   TG Southee 16.2-2-52-4

Southee to Harris, FOUR, streaky boundary, he pitches it up and wings it away, Harris shapes to drive but gets a thick outside edge wide of second slip

Australia 212/8   RJ Harris 9* (12b 2x4)   TG Southee 18.1-3-56-4

Southee to Hauritz, FOUR, bowls it full and swings it away slightly, another outside edge off the drive and he perfectly bisects the gap between second slip and gully

Australia 217/8   NM Hauritz 6* (13b 1x4)   TG Southee 18.5-3-61-4

Arnel to Hauritz, FOUR, short of length ball outside off, lashed through cover off the front foot by Hauritz

Australia 225/9   NM Hauritz 10* (16b 2x4)   BJ Arnel 11.2-2-52-0
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Hours of play (local time) 11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

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