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)
7.1

Bond to Ponting, no run, 144 kph, good start to Ponting as Bond hits a good length on off stump and Ponting defends into the off side

7.2

Bond to Ponting, no run, good bouncer from Bond and it hurries Ponting up as he gets inside the line without playing a shot

7.3

Bond to Ponting, 1 run, Bond attacks the stumps this time and Ponting pushes into the leg side to get underway

7.6

Bond to Ponting, no run, Bond really bends his back, hits a good length and Ponting is back and defending into the off side

Australia 58/1   RT Ponting 1* (4b)
8.4

Oram to Ponting, no run, back of a length and defended into the off side

8.5

Oram to Ponting, no run, good channel again from Oram and Ponting is back and leaving

8.6

Oram to Ponting, FOUR, slower ball and it's a half volley which Plonting pumps back down the ground through mid on for four

Australia 62/2   RT Ponting 5* (7b 1x4)
10.1

Oram to Ponting, no run, good length and Ponting comes forward, the bounce surprises him and it takes the shoulder of the bat and flies to Broom at backward point

10.2

Oram to Ponting, no run, good length and Ponting waits for the ball this time and guides to Broom at backward point

10.3

Oram to Ponting, no run, identical delivery and result as this time Broom does even better, diving further, to save the single

10.4

Oram to Ponting, 2 runs, back of a length and eased behind point, using the pace, and they take two to third man

10.5

Oram to Ponting, 1 run, fuller this time and Ponting sees it early and tries to hit over mid off but it takes the edge and loops over backward point to Tuffey at third man

Australia 65/2   RT Ponting 8* (12b 1x4)
11.1

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, short and wide but cut straight to point

11.2

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, back of a length and Ponting drives but gets it high on the bat and Guptill moves in quickly to save one

11.3

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, good channel from Tuffey and Ponting tries to force it through the off side but gets a bottom edge into the ground

11.4

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, good length and driven off the back foot to point

11.5

Tuffey to Ponting, 3 runs, fuller in length and Ponting drives but closes the face at the last second and works it throguh forward square leg for three

Australia 68/2   RT Ponting 11* (17b 1x4)
12.6

Oram to Ponting, FOUR, back of a length and Ponting drives on the up through cover point for four. Amazing timing and just a touch of class

Australia 74/2   RT Ponting 15* (18b 2x4)
13.4

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, back to his length and Ponting pushes back to Tuffey

13.5

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, good length and Ponting pushes in the air towards the bowler, Tuffey dives to collect it on the bounce. Great agility from the big man

13.6

Tuffey to Ponting, 1 run, good length and Ponting pushes into the covers where Guptill dives but parries it towards mid off and they have enough time to get a single

Australia 76/2   RT Ponting 16* (21b 2x4)
14.1

Oram to Ponting, 1 run, good length again as the New Zealanders really look to settle on a length and he pushes back through mid on to the man on the fence

14.5

Oram to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting is pushing towards mid off and steals a quick single

Australia 81/2   RT Ponting 18* (23b 2x4)
15.2

Tuffey to Ponting, 1 run, full slower ball driven to long on

15.5

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, full and driven to mid wicket off the inside half of the bat

15.6

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, good length and Ponting pushes back to the bowler

Australia 89/2   RT Ponting 19* (26b 2x4)
16.2

Oram to Ponting, no run, angled into the pads and Ponting misses out as it takes him on the thigh and falls into the leg side

16.3

Oram to Ponting, no run, good length and driven to backward point

16.4

Oram to Ponting, 1 run, Ponting moves back and pushes through the covers to the off side sweeper

Australia 91/2   RT Ponting 20* (29b 2x4)
17.1

Tuffey to Ponting, 1 run, straight enough for Ponting to work it through foward square leg to the leg side sweeper

Australia 92/2   RT Ponting 21* (30b 2x4)
18.1

Oram to Ponting, no run, good length and driven to mid on

18.2

Oram to Ponting, no run, back of a length and pushed into the off side

18.3

Oram to Ponting, 1 run, fuller and Ponting is half forward and pushing into the leg side through forward square leg

Australia 101/3   RT Ponting 22* (33b 2x4)
19.1

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, good length on off stump and Ponting defends into the off side. You won't get through that defence

19.2

Tuffey to Ponting, 1 run, slower ball driven to long on with ease. Ponting just looking to take minimal risks while he sets up the innings

Australia 106/3   RT Ponting 23* (35b 2x4)
20.1

Franklin to Ponting, no run, good length angling across Ponting and he pushes into the off side

20.2

Franklin to Ponting, no run, full and Ponting plays too early and drives off the inside half of the bat to mid on

20.3

Franklin to Ponting, 1 run, he waits longer for the ball to arrive this time and drives nicely to long off

Australia 113/3   RT Ponting 24* (38b 2x4)
21.2

Southee to Ponting, 1 run, full and driven back at the bowler who can't hold onto it

21.4

Southee to Ponting, no run, shortish from Southee, Ponting looks to pull, replays show it takes a bottom edge and through to McCullum who appeals along with the bowler but local umpire Tony Hill says not out

21.5

Southee to Ponting, no run, full and driven back out Southee who does well to prevent the single even though he doesn't stop it cleanly

21.6

Southee to Ponting, 1 run, back of a length and driven through the off side field to the sweeper

Australia 118/3   RT Ponting 26* (42b 2x4)
22.1

Franklin to Ponting, 1 run, full on middle and driven off the middle of the bat to long off

22.6

Franklin to Ponting, FOUR, just a fraction straight and Ponting plays it nice and late, using the pace, and gets it fine of short fine leg and it races away for four

Australia 130/3   RT Ponting 31* (44b 3x4)
23.2

Southee to Ponting, 2 runs, full and driven sweetly back past the bowler for a couple as long on moves around to collect

23.3

Southee to Ponting, 1 run, back and driven through the off side to the sweeper

23.5

Southee to Ponting, 1 run, good length and Ponting attacks, driving off the inside half of the bat to deep backward square

Australia 136/3   RT Ponting 35* (47b 3x4)
24.1

Franklin to Ponting, no run, back of a length on middle stump and played back to the bowler

24.2

Franklin to Ponting, FOUR, good length and wide of off stump and Ponting throws his hands at it and it takes the inside edge and just misses the leg stump and runs away for four

24.3

Franklin to Ponting, no run, fullish and driven firmly back at the bowler

24.4

Franklin to Ponting, 1 run, good length but Ponting plays it later this time and stands tall, driving down the ground to long off

24.6

Franklin to Ponting, 1 run, back of a length and Ponting rolls his wrists on the ball, working it through the leg side to the sweeper

Australia 143/3   RT Ponting 41* (52b 4x4)
25.1

Styris to Ponting, 1 run, short and pulled through square leg to the sweeper

25.4

Styris to Ponting, 1 run, full and straight and whipped through the leg side to the square leg boundary rider

25.6

Styris to Ponting, 1 run, wider of off stump and Ponting uses the pace to play to Franklin at deep point

Australia 148/3   RT Ponting 44* (55b 4x4)
26.1

Franklin to Ponting, OUT, Franklin rolls his fingers over the ball and Ponting plays too early, it takes the bat closer to the stickers than the middle and floats in the air towards cover and Guptill runs to his right, sticks his right hand out high into the air and takes a beauty. It surprised Guptill for pace and he looks pretty relieved to hold onto it. Good grab

RT Ponting c Guptill b Franklin 44 (87m 56b 4x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

Australia 148/4   RT Ponting 44 (56b 4x4)
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