Australia tour of New Zealand, 1st ODI: New Zealand v Australia at Napier, Mar 3, 2010
New Zealand won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
3 March 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)
0.1

Southee to Watson, FOUR, full and a touch of outswing and Watson moves forward and drives through extra cover on one knee for four

0.2

Southee to Watson, FOUR, angled into leg stump and Watson clips it off his pads, fine of Bond for four

0.3

Southee to Watson, no run, better length this time from Southee and Watson defends off the outside half of the blade to point

0.4

Southee to Watson, 2 runs, back of a length and Watson guides it past second slip to third man and they run well for two

0.5

Southee to Watson, FOUR, angled into the pads and and he whips it behind square and he times it far better than first expected as it rolls away across the quick outfield for four

0.6

Southee to Watson, no run, half volley with no swing this time and driven back down the ground to mid off. Great start for Australia

Australia 14/0   SR Watson 14* (6b 3x4)
1.6

Bond to Watson, no run, Bond hits the channel again and Watson is happy to let it through to McCullum

Australia 17/0   SR Watson 14* (7b 3x4)
3.1

Bond to Watson, no run, 145 kph, just short of yorker length from Bond and Watson digs it out to cover

3.2

Bond to Watson, FOUR, too full from Bond and Watson goes down on one knee and drives gorgeously for four through extra cover. Superb stroke

3.3

Bond to Watson, FOUR, short and wide and it gets the treatment as Watson cuts powerfully backward of point for four

3.4

Bond to Watson, 1 run, better channel from Bond and Watson guides it to third man

Australia 30/0   SR Watson 23* (11b 5x4)
4.1

Southee to Watson, 3 runs, good length and Watson drives on the up but is hurried a little, it takes the stickers high on the bat and goes safely in the air through mid off but it's not hit well enough to get four

4.3

Southee to Watson, no run, angled into leg stump and Watson pushes into the leg side

4.4

Southee to Watson, no run, decent length but the line which attacks off stump has Watson defending into the off side

4.5

Southee to Watson, 1 run, decent length but just too straight and Watson pulls awkwardly to deep square leg

Australia 35/0   SR Watson 27* (15b 5x4)
5.1

Bond to Watson, no run, slower ball from Bond and Watson defends back to the bowler

5.2

Bond to Watson, SIX, short from Bond but not bouncer and Watson leans back and clubs it over mid wicket for six. That is a pure pull shot

5.3

Bond to Watson, FOUR, low full toss and Watson maintains his shape perfectly, plays it late under the eyes and drives straight back past the bowler for four. Impeccable timing

5.4

Bond to Watson, no run, slower ball on a good length and Watson defends into the off side

5.5

Bond to Watson, 1 run, Bond loses his line and angles into leg and he works it to mid wicket

Australia 50/0   SR Watson 38* (20b 6x4 1x6)
6.1

Oram to Watson, no run, good length from Oram forces Watson into a defensive push into the off side

6.2

Oram to Watson, no run, Oram's line is immediately straighter and Watson pushes to mid wicket

6.3

Oram to Watson, no run, back of a length just on or outside off stump and Watson defends with soft hands to McCullum who moves quickly to his right to prevent the single

6.4

Oram to Watson, no run, Oram settling in on a good channel and Watson defends with soft hands into the off side

6.5

Oram to Watson, no run, Oram strays this time and Watson clips it fine but straight to Bond at short fine leg

6.6

Oram to Watson, FOUR, slower ball and Watson leans into it and hits it high into the leg side. It bounces just in fron tof the rope for four

Australia 54/1   SR Watson 42* (26b 7x4 1x6)
7.4

Bond to Watson, 2 runs, good length but driven hard into the pitch and over Bond's outstretched hand and straight down the ground for a couple

7.5

Bond to Watson, 1 run, back of a length but wider of off and Watson guides to third man

Australia 58/1   SR Watson 45* (28b 7x4 1x6)
8.1

Oram to Watson, no run, good length and Watson drives back to the bowler

8.2

Oram to Watson, no run, back of a length but wider this time and Watson guides it straight to short third man

8.3

Oram to Watson, OUT, Oram gets the breakthrough. He really hist the deck with this one and it bounces a little more than Watson expects and it takes him high on the bat as he pulls high into the leg side wehre Ingram comes in from the boundery and takes a good catch low down

SR Watson c Ingram b Oram 45 (37m 31b 7x4 1x6) SR: 145.16

Australia 58/2   SR Watson 45 (31b 7x4 1x6)
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