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)
26.2

Franklin to Hussey, no run, back of a length and allowed through to McCullum

26.3

Franklin to Hussey, 1 run, angled into middle and Hussey clips it through mid wicket to the leg side sweeper

Australia 149/4   MEK Hussey 1* (2b)
27.2

Bond to Hussey, no run, great channel from Bond and Hussey lets it go. That one was very close to off stump

27.3

Bond to Hussey, no run, good length and Hussey drives off the inside half of the blade to mid on

27.4

Bond to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey works it into mid wicket where Oram moves in from mid on to collect and he seems to place his left foot awkwardly and twists his left knee and he goes down in a real heap! He is in a lot of pain and it being carried off by his teammates. Let's hope that not the last we see of the big man. Just an awkward landing there it seems and he may well have done some ligament damage

Australia 152/4   MEK Hussey 2* (5b)
28.1

Franklin to Hussey, 1 run, draws Hussey forward into a defensive push into the off side where they sneak a quick single

Australia 153/4   MEK Hussey 3* (6b)
29.1

Bond to Hussey, FOUR, full and pushed back past the bowler through mid off and it runs down the slope for four. Imaculate timing

29.2

Bond to Hussey, no run, better length and defended into the off side

29.3

Bond to Hussey, 1 wide, bumper from Bond and it's just too short as it's called wide by the square leg umpire

29.3

Bond to Hussey, no run, searing yorker from Bond but Hussey is equal to the task and digs it out into the off side

29.4

Bond to Hussey, no run, full length and driven off the inside half of the bat to mid wicket

29.5

Bond to Hussey, no run, another yorker from Bond and Hussey drives to cover

29.6

Bond to Hussey, no run, full and wide of off stump and driven to cover

Australia 158/4   MEK Hussey 7* (12b 1x4)
31.5

Bond to Hussey, no run, 142 kph, Bond continues to bend his back and hits a good length and Hussey defends into the on side

31.6

Bond to Hussey, 1 run, back of a lenth and Hussey plays it nicely, he gets close to it and lets it come, pushing to backward point for a single

Australia 161/4   MEK Hussey 8* (14b 1x4)
32.1

Franklin to Hussey, no run, half volley on middle hit straight back at the bowler

32.2

Franklin to Hussey, 2 runs, jsut outside off and guided to third man where Bond does well to prevent the boundary as he had to move a long way

32.3

Franklin to Hussey, 2 runs, guided again to Bond at third man and he cheekily takes two when it wasn't really on, well run

32.4

Franklin to Hussey, no run, back of a length and played to backward point where Broom does well to save the single

32.5

Franklin to Hussey, 1 run, knocked into the off side, Broom charges in from point, picks it up cleanly and the throw just misses, that would've been very close

Australia 166/4   MEK Hussey 13* (19b 1x4)
33.1

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, too straight and worked through the leg side to the sweeper

33.4

Styris to Hussey, no run, Hussey looks to use the pace and guide it fine but misses

33.5

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, fuller and pushed into the off side

Australia 171/4   MEK Hussey 15* (22b 1x4)
34.5

Tuffey to Hussey, 2 runs, nicely played with soft hands to point for a quick single, the throw at the bowlers' stumps misses and Ingram is backing up but it goes through his legs and they take an overthrow

34.6

Tuffey to Hussey, 1 run, good length but Hussey is positive and pushing firmly through cover to the sweeper

Australia 176/5   MEK Hussey 18* (24b 1x4)
35.1

Styris to Hussey, no run, rolls his fingers across this one and Hussey plays awkwardly back to the bowler

35.2

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, full and wide and crunched through the covers to the man on the fence

Australia 177/5   MEK Hussey 19* (26b 1x4)
36.1

Tuffey to Hussey, 1 run, half volley outside off an Hussey drives nicely to the off side sweeper

36.6

Tuffey to Hussey, 1 run, fuller again and driven sweetly through the off side field to the boundary rider

Australia 182/5   MEK Hussey 21* (28b 1x4)
37.1

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, slower ball is short and Hussey pulls to deep backward square

37.4

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey moves back and drives through the covers

37.6

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, full and whipped into mid wicket

Australia 187/5   MEK Hussey 24* (31b 1x4)
38.1

Tuffey to Hussey, no run, Hussey plays into straight mid wicket, Guptill dives full stretch to save the single, Hopes has advanced down the track at the non-strikers end the throw from Guptill misses and Hopes would've been out

38.2

Tuffey to Hussey, 2 runs, too straight and Hussey uses the pace and works it off his hip for a couple as Styris runs back from short fine leg

38.3

Tuffey to Hussey, no run, full and drvien straight to cover. That's a small victory for Tuffey, Hussey barely ever hits the fieldsman

38.4

Tuffey to Hussey, 1 run, full again and driven sweetly to long off

38.6

Tuffey to Hussey, no run, full and driven towards mid off but Taylor moves quickly from cover to his left to prevent the single. New Zealand have done a good job in the field so far to keep as much pressure on the batsmen as possible

Australia 191/5   MEK Hussey 27* (36b 1x4)
39.3

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, Hussey improvises and laps it fine to short fine leg

Australia 193/5   MEK Hussey 28* (37b 1x4)
40.1

Franklin to Hussey, 1 run, yorker length played nicely back past the bowler, Hussey looks for the second but can't get it

40.3

Franklin to Hussey, no run, good length has Hussey driving uppishly back to the bowler

40.4

Franklin to Hussey, 1 run, angled into the pads and whipped to mid wicket where Guptill runs around and fires the throw back to McCullum who takes the bails off and Hopes dives to make his ground

Australia 196/5   MEK Hussey 30* (40b 1x4)
41.3

Styris to Hussey, no run, good length and played back at the bowler

41.4

Styris to Hussey, 2 runs, full and provides just enough width for Hussey to square drive to the man on the fence at cover for a well run two

41.5

Styris to Hussey, no run, good length driven to cover

41.6

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, slower ball is full and driven to long off

Australia 205/5   MEK Hussey 33* (44b 1x4)
42.1

Franklin to Hussey, 1 run, back of a length and just enough width to guide to third man

42.5

Franklin to Hussey, FOUR, half volley outside off and Hussey drives magnificently through extra cover for four, beating the off side sweeper. Glorious timing from Mr. Cricket

42.6

Franklin to Hussey, 2 runs, full and down leg this time and Hussey works it behind square on the lg side for a couple to Southee who has to move a long way and can't prevent the second

Australia 213/5   MEK Hussey 40* (47b 2x4)
43.3

Tuffey to Hussey, 1 run, lowe full toss driven down to Nathan McCullum at long off who is quick enough to stop the second

Australia 217/5   MEK Hussey 41* (48b 2x4)
44.3

Southee to Hussey, 1 run, yorker dug out to cover

44.6

Southee to Hussey, FOUR, Southee goes for the yorker and Hussey plays the lap and gets it over short fine leg for four, great shot and he timed the pants off it

Australia 233/5   MEK Hussey 46* (50b 3x4)
45.3

Bond to Hussey, 2 runs, yorker length cracked through the off side to the man on the fence

45.4

Bond to Hussey, 1 run, another yorker driven nicely to cover where Taylor fields well with one hand to save the second

45.6

Bond to Hussey, 1 run, yorker dug out to Taylor at extra cover and that's Hussey's fifty. Well played. A typical grafting knock with only three boundaries from Mr. Cricket

Australia 239/5   MEK Hussey 50* (53b 3x4)
46.1

Southee to Hussey, 2 runs, slower ball and Hussey swings it away high into the leg side and it pitches in the outfield at deep backward square and stops and they get two

46.2

Southee to Hussey, 1 run, slower ball yorker driven to long off, well bowled

46.4

Southee to Hussey, 1 bye, slower length ball from Southee and Hussey swings and misses but it bounces in front of McCullum and he can't pick it up cleanly and they take a bye

Australia 244/5   MEK Hussey 53* (56b 3x4)
47.3

Bond to Hussey, 2 runs, low full toss and he swings it through straight mid wicket for a couple to Nathan McCullum who moves quickly around from long on

47.4

Bond to Hussey, FOUR, advances slightly and tries to play through the off side, it takes the inside edge and races away through the vacant fine leg for four

47.5

Bond to Hussey, OUT, Bond goes full but not quite yorker length and he looks to swing it over the leg side but misses and it clips the outside of off stump and the bails trickle off the stumps

MEK Hussey b Bond 59 (101m 59b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Australia 252/7   MEK Hussey 59 (59b 4x4)
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