Chappell-Hadlee Trophy - 2nd ODI

New Zealand v Australia

Australia won by 12 runs (D/L method)

Welcome to Eden Park for the second ODI. Australia have won the toss and are batting first. No changes for the visitors, Daniel Vettori is back for Jacob Oram and Ross Taylor has missed out with a leg injury. Gareth Hopkins is in the side to keep and Brendon McCullum, who has a back problem, is batting only. Shane Bond to start.

0.1

Bond to Watson, 1 wide, and it's well wide of off stump, Billy Bowden calls it a wide and there's no doubt about that decision

0.1

Bond to Watson, no run, left alone outside off at 140kph, no swing there for Bond

0.2

Bond to Watson, no run, lovely ball, that one swings in quite prodigiously and Watson goes for an off-drive, the ball sails between bat and pad

0.3

Bond to Watson, 2 runs, Watson's off the mark with a clip through midwicket, although it wasn't timed, he was trying to drive that straighter

0.4

Bond to Watson, no run, an lbw appeal here, the ball swings in and hits Watson in line, but high up on his thigh and definitely would have sailed over the top

0.5

Bond to Watson, no run, left alone outside off, Watson keen to have a bit of a look at Bond at this stage

0.6

Bond to Watson, no run, oh, nearly got him! Movement in again from Bond, and some bounce, Watson plays off the back foot and very nearly chops it back into his off stump, the ball bounces just wide of the stumps

A promising first over there from Bond.

End of over 1 (3 runs) Australia 3/0
SR Watson    2* (6b)      SE Bond    1-0-3-0
BJ Haddin    0* (0b)     

Here's Tim Southee

1.1

Southee to Haddin, no run, Haddin faces his first ball and it's off the meat of the bat, a good strong straight drive that is well fielded by Franklin at mid-on

1.2

Southee to Haddin, 1 run, Southee strays onto the pads, Haddin clips a single out to the right of Franklin at mid-on

1.3

Southee to Watson, no run, straight, on off stump, Watson drives to mid-off

1.4

Southee to Watson, no run, no swing here from Southee, just probing on off stump and Watson defends

1.5

Southee to Watson, 1 run, Watson clips a single off his pads, down to fine leg

1.6

Southee to Haddin, no run, Haddin looks for a big drive through off, but can't beat the man at cover

End of over 2 (2 runs) Australia 5/0
BJ Haddin    1* (3b)      TG Southee    1-0-2-0
SR Watson    3* (9b)      SE Bond    1-0-3-0

2.1

Bond to Watson, no run, full and wide of off at 143kph, Watson drives straight to cover, he'd be annoyed at not getting that one through the infield

2.2

Bond to Watson, no run, drives to extra cover

2.3

Bond to Watson, 1 run, clipped away to fine leg, a bit too straight from Bond

2.4

Bond to Haddin, no run, left alone outside off

2.5

Bond to Haddin, 1 run, quick running from Haddin, he nudges it back past the bowler and takes off immediately for a well-judged single

2.6

Bond to Watson, no run, good line outside off, no swing though, and Watson angles the bat and defends towards gully

End of over 3 (2 runs) Australia 7/0
SR Watson    4* (13b)      SE Bond    2-0-5-0
BJ Haddin    2* (5b)      TG Southee    1-0-2-0

Not quite the blazing start that we've come to expect from Australia lately. Good bowling and fielding has kept things tight.

3.1

Southee to Haddin, no run, a bit of outswing from Southee, full and wide of off, Haddin tries for a drive but misses

3.2

Southee to Haddin, 1 run, on the pads, this one doesn't swing and Haddin clips a single to midwicket

3.3

Southee to Watson, FOUR, lovely straight drive to the boundary, it was on the stumps and Watson looked like he was playing a simple forward defensive but timed it so well that it raced away

3.4

Southee to Watson, no run, oops, nearly a costly mix-up, Watson wants a single to midwicket but Haddin doesn't, and Watson turns back and gets home with a dive

3.5

Southee to Watson, no run, nudged away to off

3.6

Southee to Watson, no run, good line on off, Watson defends

"Black Caps have missed a perfect chance to try Kane Williamson today," says Dan. Not Dan Vettori, I assume, or else you have nobody to blame but yourself.

End of over 4 (5 runs) Australia 12/0
SR Watson    8* (17b 1x4)      TG Southee    2-0-7-0
BJ Haddin    3* (7b)      SE Bond    2-0-5-0

4.1

Bond to Haddin, no run, left alone outside off

4.2

Bond to Haddin, no run, good bounce here from Bond, he's working hard, and Haddin lets it go through to Hopkins

4.3

Bond to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin punches a drive wide of Vettori at mid-off and they get through for a single

4.4

Bond to Watson, 1 run, fine fielding from Guptill at cover point, Watson tries to get a square drive through point and Guptill moves quickly across to keep it to a single

4.5

Bond to Haddin, no run, swing and a miss! Bond nibbles one away outside off, Haddin has a big windy whoosh and lucky for him it misses his edge

4.6

Bond to Haddin, no run, slower ball, defended by Haddin

End of over 5 (2 runs) Australia 14/0
BJ Haddin    4* (12b)      SE Bond    3-0-7-0
SR Watson    9* (18b 1x4)      TG Southee    2-0-7-0

Ben: "Get a grip Dan, if you want to destroy Williamson's confidence then by all means throw him to the Aussies today. Give him another year in the domestic league and if he continues to score runs his selection would then be warranted."

5.1

Southee to Watson, FOUR, a thickish edge away through the vacant third slip area and third man can't quite get across to cut it off

5.2

Southee to Watson, 1 run, slower ball at 119kph, on the pads and Watson picks it, working a single to midwicket

5.3

Southee to Haddin, no run, Haddin misses again, he's looking a little scratchy, tries to guide this one wide of the slips but there's more bounce than he expected

5.4

Southee to Haddin, no run, 141kph, Southee beats Haddin again, lovely bowling and Haddin's attempted drive doesn't connect

5.5

Southee to Haddin, no run, howzat? Immediate denial from Rudi Koertzen. Pitching on off and jagging back, Haddin gets hit on the flap of the pad and Hawk-Eye shows that going over the top

5.6

Southee to Haddin, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 6 (5 runs) Australia 19/0
BJ Haddin    4* (16b)      TG Southee    3-0-12-0
SR Watson    14* (20b 2x4)      SE Bond    3-0-7-0

6.1

Bond to Watson, no run, beaten again, Watson was trying to late cut and Bond's extra bounce did him

6.2

Bond to Watson, FOUR, cracking cover drive this time, Bond gets just a little too full and Watson connects with this one, finding the gap wide of short cover

6.3

Bond to Watson, no run, no shot offered outside off

6.4

Bond to Watson, no run, angling in to Watson, who gets forward with bat and pad close together to defend

6.5

Bond to Watson, no run, slower ball, left alone outside off

6.6

Bond to Watson, 1 run, angled bat from Watson, he guides a single to third man

End of over 7 (5 runs) Australia 24/0
SR Watson    19* (26b 3x4)      SE Bond    4-0-12-0
BJ Haddin    4* (16b)      TG Southee    3-0-12-0

7.1

Southee to Watson, 1 run, another slower delivery, Watson works a single away behind square leg

7.2

Southee to Haddin, 1 run, good bounce again, Haddin gets under it and cuts deliberately in the air to third man, it falls safely short of the fielder

7.3

Southee to Watson, no run, super bounce again, it really surprises Watson as he tries a late cut, Hopkins takes it at shoulder height

The bounce is causing both batsmen some problems here

7.4

Southee to Watson, 1 run, quick single, good running as Watson's forward defensive runs away behind the stumps and Haddin calls him through

7.5

Southee to Haddin, no run, on the stumps this time, Haddin tries to go through leg but doesn't connect properly

7.6

Southee to Haddin, no run, good line on off, Haddin defends

End of over 8 (3 runs) Australia 27/0
BJ Haddin    5* (19b)      TG Southee    4-0-15-0
SR Watson    21* (29b 3x4)      SE Bond    4-0-12-0

8.1

Bond to Watson, no run, 131kph, just a touch slower, but wide of off and Watson leaves it alone

8.2

Bond to Watson, no run, angles in towards off stump, pushed back to mid-off

8.3

Bond to Watson, no run, moving in to Watson again, defended to leg

8.4

Bond to Watson, SIX, and finally Watson gets one that he wants to go after, 131kph again from Bond, fullish on the stumps, and Watson lifts it high and long, over the bowler's head for six

8.5

Bond to Watson, 1 run, a good-looking pull flies off the bat but straight to Ingram at deep midwicket

8.6

Bond to Haddin, 1 run, on the hips, clipped away to midwicket

End of over 9 (8 runs) Australia 35/0
BJ Haddin    6* (20b)      SE Bond    5-0-20-0
SR Watson    28* (34b 3x4 1x6)      TG Southee    4-0-15-0

9.1

Southee to Haddin, no run, Haddin tries to go on the attack, backing off and driving hard but straight to mid-off

9.2

Southee to Haddin, FOUR, Haddin gets hold of this one, advances and waits on a slightly slower ball before launching it over mid-on for a boundary

9.3

Southee to Haddin, no run, that's a wild swing! Shorter and wider of off, Haddin threw the kitchen sink at that but it beats the bat

9.4

Southee to Haddin, no run, nudged to leg for no run

9.5

Southee to Haddin, FOUR, another boundary from Haddin, easy as you like he gives himself a little room and guides it over mid-off

9.6

Southee to Haddin, no run, yorker, hits Haddin's foot as he backs away towards leg

"Word has it that Ross Taylor has stayed true to his word and retired," says Chuck.

End of over 10 (8 runs) Australia 43/0
BJ Haddin    14* (26b 2x4)      TG Southee    5-0-23-0
SR Watson    28* (34b 3x4 1x6)      SE Bond    5-0-20-0

Time for the first bowling change, it's James Franklin to replace Shane Bond. And New Zealand take the Bowling Powerplay.

10.1

Franklin to Watson, FOUR, great shot! Just short enough and Watson pulls viciously through midwicket

10.2

Franklin to Watson, 1 run, angled away to third man

10.3

Franklin to Haddin, 1 run, Haddin tries for the drive down the ground again, but doesn't get hold of it and Vettori at mid-off gets across and knocks it down

10.4

Franklin to Watson, no run, beaten, Watson tries to guide that wide of the keeper

10.5

Franklin to Watson, no run, Watson goes for the cut and again Franklin beats the bat

10.6

Franklin to Watson, no run, on the pads, Watson works it to backward square leg and can't get a run

End of over 11 (6 runs) Australia 49/0
SR Watson    33* (39b 4x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    1-0-6-0
BJ Haddin    15* (27b 2x4)      TG Southee    5-0-23-0

Tuffey now.

11.1

Tuffey to Haddin, no run, well-timed cover drive, but not so well-placed as it finds the fielder in the circle

11.2

Tuffey to Haddin, 1 run, another one flies off the bat, they do get a single this time as the man at point knocks it down

11.3

Tuffey to Watson, no run, 133kph, left alone outside off

11.4

Tuffey to Watson, 1 run, Watson drives, there's a man at long-off now so it's just a single

11.5

Tuffey to Haddin, no run, wonderful fielding from Brendon McCullum at short cover, he hurls himself to his right and stops Haddin's big drive

11.6

Tuffey to Haddin, SIX, what a great shot! Outstanding strike from Haddin as he walks a couple of paces down the pitch and lifts this one from off stump over wide midwicket, he's got under it well enough to cover the full distance

End of over 12 (8 runs) Australia 57/0
BJ Haddin    22* (31b 2x4 1x6)      DR Tuffey    1-0-8-0
SR Watson    34* (41b 4x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    1-0-6-0

12.1

Franklin to Watson, FOUR, short and four. Poor ball, Franklin shouldn't be sending down leg-side bouncers at 129kph and Watson pulls it through square, easy as you like

12.2

Franklin to Watson, no run, tries to dab that one wide of the keeper but can't connect

12.3

Franklin to Watson, 1 run, driven uppishly towards mid-off, the man moves across to keep it to a single

12.4

Franklin to Haddin, 2 runs, Haddin has decided his area is down the ground so he goes again, getting under it but doesn't quite time it and the ball lobs inside the boundary and is cut off by the man at long-on

12.5

Franklin to Haddin, no run, crunched to point and Guptill makes another good stop, that one was travelling

12.6

Franklin to Haddin, no run, slower ball, nudged away to point

So, the run-rate has really lifted in the last few overs after what was a slow and unconvincing start from Watson and Haddin. The ball has stopped swinging and the batsmen can attack with a bit more confidence.

End of over 13 (7 runs) Australia 64/0
BJ Haddin    24* (34b 2x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    2-0-13-0
SR Watson    39* (44b 5x4 1x6)      DR Tuffey    1-0-8-0

13.1

Tuffey to Watson, 1 wide, tight call there from Rudi Koertzen, Watson tries to lash Tuffey through point but misses and it is pretty much on the line that guides the umpires regarding wides

13.1

Tuffey to Watson, no run, nudged towards leg

13.2

Tuffey to Watson, FOUR, bad ball, on the hips and with fine leg up, Watson has no problem guiding that one away to the boundary

13.3

Tuffey to Watson, FOUR, wide again, could have been called had Watson not found the middle of the bat, he's down on one knee to drive over cover, lovely stroke

13.4

Tuffey to Watson, OUT, gone! Watson tries to go over midwicket but he hasn't timed that well enough. There's a man on the boundary, it's Martin Guptill, and he takes a safe catch.

SR Watson c Guptill b Tuffey 47 (56m 48b 7x4 1x6) SR: 97.91

A very important breakthrough for New Zealand there, Watson was threatening a big innings. And once again an Australian batsman has failed to capitalise on a promising start.

Ponting's the new man in but the batsmen crossed

13.5

Tuffey to Haddin, 3 runs, nice deft placement from Haddin, he waits on this and guides it behind point, Bond running around from third man makes a diving save, impressive commitment for a 34-year-old

13.6

Tuffey to Ponting, no run, Ponting's first ball is left alone outside off

End of over 14 (12 runs) Australia 76/1
RT Ponting    0* (1b)      DR Tuffey    2-0-20-1
BJ Haddin    27* (35b 2x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    2-0-13-0

Daniel Vettori comes on for his first bowl of the series. He's around the wicket.

14.1

Vettori to Haddin, 1 run, drifts in and Haddin drives a single to long-on

14.2

Vettori to Ponting, no run, tossed up on off, no real spin there and Ponting defends

14.3

Vettori to Ponting, 1 run, just a hint of curve in, Ponting drives through cover

14.4

Vettori to Haddin, 1 run, drifting in towards the leg stump, Haddin cautiously knocks another single to long-on

14.5

Vettori to Ponting, OUT, oh Ricky, what was that? So much for getting his eye in, Ponting tries for a big slog over midwicket but gets a thick top edge that flies high and is taken by Brendon McCullum at cover

RT Ponting c McCullum b Vettori 1 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

So, Ponting wanted his batsmen to lift for this game but he hasn't managed it himself. Here's Clarke.

14.6

Vettori to Haddin, no run, driven towards mid-off

End of over 15 (3 runs) Australia 79/2
BJ Haddin    29* (38b 2x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    1-0-3-1
MJ Clarke    0* (0b)      DR Tuffey    2-0-20-1

15.1

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, a shout for Clarke first ball, Tuffey wanted the lbw but it was angled in and looked to be heading down leg side

Hawk-Eye says it was hitting near the top of leg stump, but to the naked eye it didn't look like a bad decision

15.2

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, Clarke is forward this time to defend

15.3

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, pushed away defensively

15.4

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, slower ball, Clarke pushes to mid-on

15.5

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, driven back down the pitch and Tuffey gets down quickly to make the save, keeps Clarke on strike and doesn't let him get off the mark

15.6

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, nudged away to point to end a good over from Tuffey

It's drinks now, with the game much more evenly poised than it looked a couple of overs ago.

End of over 16 (maiden) Australia 79/2
MJ Clarke    0* (6b)      DR Tuffey    3-1-20-1
BJ Haddin    29* (38b 2x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    1-0-3-1

16.1

Vettori to Haddin, no run, left alone outside off, no spin there

16.2

Vettori to Haddin, no run, drifting in, Haddin defends

16.3

Vettori to Haddin, 1 run, punched away through point and the man in the deep collects

Slip comes in for Clarke

16.4

Vettori to Clarke, no run, not much turn again, Clarke defends

16.5

Vettori to Clarke, no run, pushed away to off

16.6

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, on the back foot, Clarke gets a single through point

End of over 17 (2 runs) Australia 81/2
MJ Clarke    1* (9b)      DL Vettori    2-0-5-1
BJ Haddin    30* (41b 2x4 1x6)      DR Tuffey    3-1-20-1

17.1

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, Clarke clips it into his pads, thinks about a quick single but doesn't go for it

17.2

Tuffey to Clarke, 1 run, on the hip, Clarke works it away behind square leg

17.3

Tuffey to Haddin, 1 run, pushed away through cover

17.4

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, bat onto pad once again, and again there's no single there

17.5

Tuffey to Clarke, FOUR, oh well played! Tuffey drops in short and well wide of off, somehow Clarke pulls it from out there down into the ground and through midwicket for a boundary, a really good shot

17.6

Tuffey to Clarke, no run, forward to defend this time

End of over 18 (6 runs) Australia 87/2
MJ Clarke    6* (14b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    4-1-26-1
BJ Haddin    31* (42b 2x4 1x6)      DL Vettori    2-0-5-1

18.1

Vettori to Haddin, SIX, and Vettori goes for a maximum! Haddin uses his feet and launches Vettori back over his head for six, that really did look effortless

18.2

Vettori to Haddin, 1 run, clipped away to mid-on

18.3

Vettori to Clarke, no run, curving in to off stump, Clarke defends

18.4

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, drifts in again, worked through midwicket

18.5

Vettori to Haddin, SIX, another one from Haddin, this time over long-on as he takes a couple of steps down the pitch, gets under it and thumps it down the ground

18.6

Vettori to Haddin, 1 run, pushed away to the off side

End of over 19 (15 runs) Australia 102/2
BJ Haddin    45* (46b 2x4 3x6)      DL Vettori    3-0-20-1
MJ Clarke    7* (16b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    4-1-26-1

Here comes Scott Styris to replace Tuffey.

19.1

Styris to Haddin, no run, on the stumps immediately, clipped to midwicket

19.2

Styris to Haddin, 2 runs, Haddin mixes it up by just opening the face of the bat and guiding this to the vacant third man area, Broom runs back from in the circle and collects it

19.3

Styris to Haddin, no run, flicked to leg and Guptill is super quick, dives across from midwicket to make a save

19.4

Styris to Haddin, FOUR, what impressive timing, Haddin drives in the air down the ground, and timed so well that Tuffey at long-on can't get across despite it being only a few metres from him. And that's the fifty for Haddin.

19.5

Styris to Haddin, no run, pushed away to leg

19.6

Styris to Haddin, 1 run, good timing again, driven along the ground back past the bowler, this time Tuffey is fast enough to cut it off

End of over 20 (7 runs) Australia 109/2
BJ Haddin    52* (52b 3x4 3x6)      SB Styris    1-0-7-0
MJ Clarke    7* (16b 1x4)      DL Vettori    3-0-20-1

20.1

Vettori to Haddin, no run, ooh, almost a caught and bowled, Haddin looks for the big drive and checks his shot, it bounces just short of Vettori

20.2

Vettori to Haddin, no run, guided to gully, can't beat the field

20.3

Vettori to Haddin, 1 run, punched away to long-off for a single

20.4

Vettori to Clarke, no run, wider of off, Clarke slashes at that without much footwork and finds the man at backward point

20.5

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke skips down the pitch this time and drives back past the bowler

20.6

Vettori to Haddin, no run, curving in nicely, no real spin though and driven back to the bowler

End of over 21 (2 runs) Australia 111/2
BJ Haddin    53* (56b 3x4 3x6)      DL Vettori    4-0-22-1
MJ Clarke    8* (18b 1x4)      SB Styris    1-0-7-0

21.1

Styris to Clarke, 1 run, Styris is on target and Clarke drives to long-on

21.2

Styris to Haddin, no run, 113kph, Haddin drives straight to McCullum at cover

21.3

Styris to Haddin, 1 wide, strays down leg, no doubt about that one being called wide

21.3

Styris to Haddin, no run, straight-bat defence from Haddin, that one was just outside off

21.4

Styris to Haddin, no run, 130kph, a bit quicker and it's pushed back to the bowler

21.5

Styris to Haddin, no run, opens the face but just finds the man at short third man

21.6

Styris to Haddin, no run, on the back foot, Haddin drives to mid-on

End of over 22 (2 runs) Australia 113/2
BJ Haddin    53* (61b 3x4 3x6)      SB Styris    2-0-9-0
MJ Clarke    9* (19b 1x4)      DL Vettori    4-0-22-1

22.1

Vettori to Clarke, no run, Clarke looks to crunch that through cover but mistimes it

22.2

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, drifting in from around the wicket, driven down towards mid-on

22.3

Vettori to Haddin, OUT, what a catch! Magnificent return take from Vettori! Haddin has positively laced that drive after taking a couple of steps down the pitch, it flew wide of Vettori but he thrust his left hand out and somehow it stuck. That ball was seriously well struck, great stuff from Vettori.

BJ Haddin c & b Vettori 53 (94m 62b 3x4 3x6) SR: 85.48

Right, so the important wicket has gone, Haddin was the man who was well set. And once again the Australians are struggling to go on after making starts. Here's Cameron White.

22.4

Vettori to White, no run, White is forward to defend his first ball

22.5

Vettori to White, 1 run, pushed away down towards long-off and White is off the mark

22.6

Vettori to Clarke, 1 run, tossed up and it's cut away forward of point for a single

End of over 23 (3 runs) Australia 116/3
MJ Clarke    11* (22b 1x4)      DL Vettori    5-0-25-2
CL White    1* (2b)      SB Styris    2-0-9-0

23.1

Bond to Clarke, no run, drives to mid off

23.2

Bond to Clarke, no run, edges on the bounce to slip, good save there

23.3

Bond to Clarke, no run, plays and misses at a good one outside off

23.4

Bond to Clarke, OUT, short and Clarke tries to pull, with both feet off the ground the ball lobbing to mid on for a simple catch

MJ Clarke c Guptill b Bond 11 (35m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.30

Great bowling change by Vettori and NZ are now on top

Hussey the new man in

23.5

Bond to Hussey, no run, leaves outside off, goodish pace at 148 kph

23.6

Bond to Hussey, no run, short outside off, just inside the line so it's not a wide

Outstanding over from Bond

End of over 24 (wicket maiden) Australia 116/4
MEK Hussey    0* (2b)      SE Bond    6-1-20-1
CL White    1* (2b)      DL Vettori    5-0-25-2

24.1

Vettori to White, no run, leaves one go outside off

24.2

Vettori to White, no run, gets well forward in defence, playing it to cover point

24.3

Vettori to White, no run, defends towards the off side again

24.4

Vettori to White, 1 run, forces off the back foot out to deep cover point

24.5

Vettori to Hussey, no run, forces off the back foot to mid off

24.6

Vettori to Hussey, no run, comes forward in defence, another very tidy over NZ bowlers doing an excellent job here at the moment

Australia 2/8 from the last five overs - great stuff from the Kiwis and an appropriate graphic from the NZ television coverage

End of over 25 (1 run) Australia 117/4
MEK Hussey    0* (4b)      DL Vettori    6-0-26-2
CL White    2* (6b)      SE Bond    6-1-20-1

25.1

Bond to White, no run, defends to cover point

25.2

Bond to White, no run, defends off the back foot, Bond appears to be a little bit extra into that ball

25.3

Bond to White, no run, short of a length again, defends to point

25.4

Bond to White, no run, defends again off the back foot

25.5

Bond to White, 1 run, digs a very ball out towards deep extra cover, a single taken

25.6

Bond to Hussey, no run, defends off the back foot to cover point

Another top over from Bond - Kiwis playing inspired cricket at the moment here

End of over 26 (1 run) Australia 118/4
MEK Hussey    0* (5b)      SE Bond    7-1-21-1
CL White    3* (11b)      DL Vettori    6-0-26-2

26.1

Vettori to White, no run, clips a ball to mid wicket

26.2

Vettori to White, 1 run, pushes gently to deep mid on, easy single taken

26.3

Vettori to Hussey, no run, drives to cover

26.4

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, well flighted and drives it to long on

26.5

Vettori to White, no run, drives to cover point

26.6

Vettori to White, no run, pushes forward and is beaten between bat and pad, the keeper Hopkins whips the bails off and the TV replay is called for

Replay shows he got his foot back down and is safe

End of over 27 (2 runs) Australia 120/4
CL White    4* (15b)      DL Vettori    7-0-28-2
MEK Hussey    1* (7b)      SE Bond    7-1-21-1

27.1

Bond to Hussey, no run, drives to mid off, finds the fielder there

27.2

Bond to Hussey, no run, defends off the back foot to mid off, sharpish pace again at 148kph

27.3

Bond to Hussey, 2 runs, leg side, worked off the pads and heads for long leg, Tuffey down there makes a mess of it and they come back for an extra run

27.4

Bond to Hussey, 1 wide, short outside off, Rudi Koertzen says it's a wide and on replay it looks a poor call

27.4

Bond to Hussey, no run, short, Hussey is surprised by the speed and bounce but manages to get it to ground

Superb bowling this and pretty well played by Hussey

27.5

Bond to Hussey, no run, drives off the inside half of the bat towards mid off

27.6

Bond to Hussey, 1 run, drives to short cover and Brendan McCullum dives to his left and performs a brilliant piece of fielding..........not bad by a keeper without the gloves on!!!

End of over 28 (4 runs) Australia 124/4
MEK Hussey    4* (13b)      SE Bond    8-1-25-1
CL White    4* (15b)      DL Vettori    7-0-28-2

28.1

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, driving to deep mid on, nicely played

28.2

Vettori to White, 1 run, well flighted and White drives it to long off

last boundary was in the 20th over - so about half an hour ago

28.3

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, works off the pads to deep mid wicket

28.4

Vettori to White, no run, plays off the back foot to cover point

28.5

Vettori to White, 1 run, shorter, forces off the back foot to the cover point sweeper

28.6

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, outside off and neatly cut out to deep point

another steady over from Vettori who has been very good today

End of over 29 (5 runs) Australia 129/4
MEK Hussey    7* (16b)      DL Vettori    8-0-33-2
CL White    6* (18b)      SE Bond    8-1-25-1

Styris to replace Bond after an inspired short spell

29.1

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, forces off the back foot to long off

29.2

Styris to White, no run, back of a length and defends to the on side

29.3

Styris to White, 2 runs, moves slightly to the off side, working the ball to long leg. Smart batting

29.4

Styris to White, 1 run, goes to the leg side this time and it's aimed at his pads - worked to long leg for just a single this time

29.5

Styris to Hussey, no run, forces off the back foot to cover point

29.6

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, drives to mid off, single taken

another fairly tidy over there, no major acceleration at this stage from the Aussies

End of over 30 (5 runs) Australia 134/4
MEK Hussey    9* (19b)      SB Styris    3-0-14-0
CL White    9* (21b)      DL Vettori    8-0-33-2

30.1

Vettori to Hussey, FOUR, drives wide of mid off and it runs away to the fence, great placement there dissecting mid off and cover with precision

30.2

Vettori to Hussey, no run, worked to mid wicket

30.3

Vettori to Hussey, no run, pushes to point, finds the fielder

30.4

Vettori to Hussey, no run, drives to mid off, good bowling this since giving up the boundary first ball

30.5

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, worked to a gap at square leg

30.6

Vettori to White, 1 run, drives past the short cover and an easy single to long off

End of over 31 (6 runs) Australia 140/4
CL White    10* (22b)      DL Vettori    9-0-39-2
MEK Hussey    14* (24b 1x4)      SB Styris    3-0-14-0

31.1

Styris to White, 1 run, played to long on, easy single

31.2

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, drives to long off, another pretty easy single

31.3

Styris to White, 1 run, drives to long off, another handy single for Australia

31.4

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, short, pulls with little effort to deep square leg

31.5

Styris to White, 1 run, works off his pads to deep square leg, Franklin does well to keep it to a single

31.6

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, punches off the back foot to long off

End of over 32 (6 runs) Australia 146/4
MEK Hussey    17* (27b 1x4)      SB Styris    4-0-20-0
CL White    13* (25b)      DL Vettori    9-0-39-2

32.1

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, works out to deep square leg

32.2

Vettori to White, no run, drives towards mid on, Vettori gets across and saves it with his foot

32.3

Vettori to White, 1 run, drives out to deep cover, plenty of force in that shot

32.4

Vettori to Hussey, 1 run, works to the leg side, finds the gap

32.5

Vettori to White, 1 run, outside off and carved out to deep cover point, raising the 150 for the Aussies

32.6

Vettori to Hussey, no run, forces off the back foot to cover point, ending Vettori's spell

10 overs, 2/43 an excellent effort today by the Kiwi Skipper

End of over 33 (4 runs) Australia 150/4
MEK Hussey    19* (30b 1x4)      DL Vettori    10-0-43-2
CL White    15* (28b)      SB Styris    4-0-20-0

Tuffey returns in place of Styris

33.1

Tuffey to White, FOUR, full and hammers a drive back past the bowlers left hand, excellent timing

That was the first boundary for White

33.2

Tuffey to White, no run, plays defensively to point

33.3

Tuffey to White, no run, forces off the back foot to cover point

33.4

Tuffey to White, no run, aims to drive to mid off, plays it a bit early and it ends up at mid on

33.5

Tuffey to White, 1 run, forces off the back foot out to deep cover point

33.6

Tuffey to Hussey, 1 run, drops it into the off side, Guptill charges in from point and underarms the ball into the stumps - home safely enough, no referral called for

Change of ball coming up here

End of over 34 (6 runs) Australia 156/4
MEK Hussey    20* (31b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    5-1-32-1
CL White    20* (33b 1x4)      DL Vettori    10-0-43-2

Southee back on for a trundle after the change of ball

34.1

Southee to Hussey, no run, defends off the back foot to backward point and Broom charges in and fields preventing a single

34.2

Southee to Hussey, no run, straighter ball, worked to mid wicket finding the fielder

34.3

Southee to Hussey, no run, drives to cover and Guptill does well moving to his left

34.4

Southee to Hussey, 2 runs, works to deep square leg, finds a gap that allows them to grab a couple

34.5

Southee to Hussey, 1 wide, short and tries to hook, a big shout for caught behind perhaps to con the umpire into not calling a wide, which Bowden does eventually call

34.5

Southee to Hussey, no run, plays back in defence

34.6

Southee to Hussey, no run, defends to point, time for some drinks at Eden Park with 15 overs left in the Aussie innings

End of over 35 (3 runs) Australia 159/4
MEK Hussey    22* (37b 1x4)      TG Southee    6-0-26-0
CL White    20* (33b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    5-1-32-1

We're back from Drinks with Tuffey to continue

35.1

Tuffey to White, 1 run, driven to long off for an easy single

35.2

Tuffey to Hussey, FOUR, works a leg side ball backward of square leg and it rolls past Bond going away for a boundary

35.3

Tuffey to Hussey, 1 run, advances and drives to long off

35.4

Tuffey to White, 2 runs, short, pulls over mid wicket - only just as Guptill jumped high into the air and couldn't quite get a hand on it

35.5

Tuffey to White, SIX, short and hooked it away flat and somehow for six! Good shot but I'd doubt if that would be six at any other venue in the world

35.6

Tuffey to White, no run, comes forward and defends to the bowler

End of over 36 (14 runs) Australia 173/4
CL White    29* (37b 1x4 1x6)      DR Tuffey    6-1-46-1
MEK Hussey    27* (39b 2x4)      TG Southee    6-0-26-0

36.1

Southee to Hussey, no run, straightish, drives towards the onside

36.2

Southee to Hussey, 1 run, drives off a thick inside edge to deep square leg

36.3

Southee to White, no run, works off his pads to mid wicket

36.4

Southee to White, 1 run, drives out to deep cover point

36.5

Southee to Hussey, FOUR, slower ball, short and pulls to deep square leg for another four

36.6

Southee to Hussey, 1 wide, short down leg side, obvious wide

36.6

Southee to Hussey, no run, struck on the pad -- well outside off

End of over 37 (7 runs) Australia 180/4
MEK Hussey    32* (43b 3x4)      TG Southee    7-0-33-0
CL White    30* (39b 1x4 1x6)      DR Tuffey    6-1-46-1

Styris is back for Tuffey

37.1

Styris to White, no run, defends towards cover

37.2

Styris to White, 1 run, drives into a gap at extra cover

37.3

Styris to Hussey, no run, slower ball, plays to the bowler

37.4

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, drives to long off, another easy single

37.5

Styris to White, no run, moves to leg, the ball follows him and he punches it to mid wicket

37.6

Styris to White, no run, drives to mid on, finding the fielder

ends an excellent over for the Black caps

End of over 38 (2 runs) Australia 182/4
CL White    31* (43b 1x4 1x6)      SB Styris    5-0-22-0
MEK Hussey    33* (45b 3x4)      TG Southee    7-0-33-0

Franklin is back for Southee, today's crowd has been posted - 13,500

38.1

Franklin to Hussey, 1 run, cuts a short ball to deep cover point

38.2

Franklin to White, no run, drives to mid off

38.3

Franklin to White, 1 run, punches a drive to long off

38.4

Franklin to Hussey, no run, slower ball yorker which he drives into the off side

38.5

Franklin to Hussey, 1 run, chips a drive to long on

38.6

Franklin to White, 1 run, drives to long off, another very tidy over there just 4 runs from it

End of over 39 (4 runs) Australia 186/4
CL White    33* (46b 1x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    3-0-17-0
MEK Hussey    35* (48b 3x4)      SB Styris    5-0-22-0

39.1

Styris to White, 1 run, makes room to leg and drives to deep mid off

39.2

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, drives past Guptill at cover for a single

39.3

Styris to White, 1 run, drives to long on another easy single, good tight bowling here though with nothing too short

39.4

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, shortish, pulls to deep square leg

39.5

Styris to White, 1 run, makes room to leg and drives to long off

39.6

Styris to Hussey, FOUR, drives square of wicket, beating the diving point fielder - crashing into the boundary

Sad end to what was a pretty good over

End of over 40 (9 runs) Australia 195/4
MEK Hussey    41* (51b 4x4)      SB Styris    6-0-31-0
CL White    36* (49b 1x4 1x6)      JEC Franklin    3-0-17-0

40.1

Franklin to White, no run, drives hard to cover, finding the fielder there

40.2

Franklin to White, 2 runs, drives straight, Bond comes in from long off but can't prevent the two being taken

40.3

Franklin to White, 1 run, drives out to deep cover point

40.4

Franklin to Hussey, 1 run, leg side, clipped in the air to deep square leg, Southee keeps it to a single

40.5

Franklin to White, 1 run, drives to long on - bringing up the 200

40.6

Franklin to Hussey, 1 run, drives to cover, fielded by Guptill on the 30 yard circle

ten overs left - what will Australia end up with?

End of over 41 (6 runs) Australia 201/4
MEK Hussey    43* (53b 4x4)      JEC Franklin    4-0-23-0
CL White    40* (53b 1x4 1x6)      SB Styris    6-0-31-0

Tuffey still

41.1

Tuffey to Hussey, 1 run, advances and drives to long off

41.2

Tuffey to White, no run, moves to leg, pushes back to the bowler and Tuffey has a ping at the stumps - no contact

41.3

Tuffey to White, no run, drives back to the bowler who fumbles a regulation stop, no penalty for that luckily

41.4

Tuffey to White, 1 run, drives to long off, another easy single

When will Australia take the powerplay?

41.5

Tuffey to Hussey, 1 run, works a low full toss to wide long on

41.6

Tuffey to White, 1 run, pushes into a gap at cover point

What a good over - what will the tactics be here now Powerplay wise?

End of over 42 (4 runs) Australia 205/4
CL White    42* (57b 1x4 1x6)      DR Tuffey    7-1-50-1
MEK Hussey    45* (55b 4x4)      JEC Franklin    4-0-23-0

Some drinks come out - tactics talked, no Powerplay called for

42.1

Franklin to White, SIX, he opens up his front leg and slogs it out to deep mid wicket - just beating the fielder

42.2

Franklin to White, SIX, he goes again, slogging another one over mid wicket for back to back sixes!!

42.3

Franklin to White, OUT, he goes for three in a row, but doesn't get hold of it, Brendan McCullum holds on to the change running in from deep mid on

CL White c McCullum b Franklin 54 (82m 60b 1x4 3x6) SR: 90.00

They crossed so Hopes will be off strike. Was looking forward to perhaps Johnson coming in to go head to head with Styris

42.4

Styris to Hussey, no run, short, tries to pull but gets an under edge into his pad

42.5

Styris to Hussey, 1 run, drives to long off, easy single

42.6

Styris to Hopes, no run, defends a 113kph delivery back up the pitch

End of over 43 (13 runs) Australia 218/5
JR Hopes    0* (1b)      SB Styris    6.3-0-32-0
MEK Hussey    46* (57b 4x4)      DR Tuffey    7-1-50-1

43.1

Tuffey to Hussey, 1 run, full toss, drives to long off, Guptill fields there

43.2

Tuffey to Hopes, 1 run, drives to long on, a fairly full ball which he couldn't do a lot else with

43.3

Tuffey to Hussey, 1 run, drives to long off

43.4

Tuffey to Hopes, 1 run, drives back past the bowler to the deep

43.5

Tuffey to Hussey, 1 run, digs out a yorker to long off

43.6

Tuffey to Hopes, no run, slashes and misses a slower ball outside off, pretty good over there from Tuffey

End of over 44 (5 runs) Australia 223/5
JR Hopes    2* (4b)      DR Tuffey    8-1-55-1
MEK Hussey    49* (60b 4x4)      SB Styris    6.3-0-32-0

It's Powerplay time

44.1

Southee to Hussey, 1 run, a low full toss that is driven hard to long off, 50 up for Hussey from 61 balls - a good knock

44.2

Southee to Hopes, 2 runs, clips out to deep square leg, good running nets them two runs

44.3

Southee to Hopes, no run, full, Hopes was looking to play a flip shot but in the end outsmarted himself and pushed it into the off side

44.4

Southee to Hopes, FOUR, full and wide, square drives with power through point

44.5

Southee to Hopes, 2 runs, drives wide of mid on and McCullum is outstanding again making a diving save on the rope

44.6

Southee to Hopes, no run, full and digs it out to the bowler

End of over 45 (9 runs) Australia 232/5
JR Hopes    10* (9b 1x4)      TG Southee    8-0-42-0
MEK Hussey    50* (61b 4x4)      DR Tuffey    8-1-55-1

Bond is back for the second over of the Powerplay

45.1

Bond to Hussey, SIX, full and smashed over mid wicket into the construction site, cracking shot

the ball comes back a bit damaged and umpire Rudi has a look at it

45.2

Bond to Hussey, OUT, full and drives in the air hard to Nathan McCullum at long on who falls forward and holds a good catch

MEK Hussey c sub (NL McCullum) b Bond 56 (91m 63b 4x4 1x6) SR: 88.88

Johnson comes in to howls from the crowd of 13,500. Reminds one of the 1981 underarm period - when the then NZ PM "Piggy" Muldoon got stuck into the Aussies

Hopes on strike as they crossed

45.3

Bond to Hopes, no run, flashes at one outside off and misses

45.4

Bond to Hopes, 1 run, cracks a slower ball out to deep cover point

Now for Johnson to face his first ball

45.5

Bond to Johnson, 1 run, chips a full ball to mid wicket and Tuffey sticks his left hand up and made a great attempt to catch it, but couldn't hang on

45.6

Bond to Hopes, 1 run, pushes into the off side, end of an interesting over

End of over 46 (9 runs) Australia 241/6
JR Hopes    12* (12b 1x4)      SE Bond    9-1-34-2
MG Johnson    1* (1b)      TG Southee    8-0-42-0

46.1

Southee to Hopes, 1 run, full and gets it away to short fine leg

The crowd is chanting "Johnson is a ......." just can't make out the last word.....................

46.2

Southee to Johnson, 1 run, clips of the pads to deep mid wicket

46.3

Southee to Hopes, 1 run, makes room to leg and drives to long on

46.4

Southee to Johnson, 1 run, full, driven to long on, just a single

good over this

46.5

Southee to Hopes, 1 run, full and chips to deep mid wicket, good bowling once again

46.6

Southee to Johnson, 1 run, drives to long on for another single

an excellent over in the Powerplay from Southee, smart bowling

End of over 47 (6 runs) Australia 247/6
MG Johnson    4* (4b)      TG Southee    9-0-48-0
JR Hopes    15* (15b 1x4)      SE Bond    9-1-34-2

47.1

Bond to Johnson, 1 run, drives hard to long on, another single

47.2

Bond to Hopes, FOUR, drives hard and gets an edge through the slip area to a fine 3rd man

47.3

Bond to Hopes, no run, flashes and misses outside off,

47.4

Bond to Hopes, 1 run, works to a gap at mid wicket

47.5

Bond to Johnson, 2 runs, slogs to deep mid wicket and Broom runs in off the rope and it just falls short of him, however he may been a bit late in picking it up

47.6

Bond to Johnson, no run, swings a misses outside off

Bond's excellent spell ends at 2/42 from his ten overs - great to see him in fine form

End of over 48 (8 runs) Australia 255/6
MG Johnson    7* (7b)      SE Bond    10-1-42-2
JR Hopes    20* (18b 2x4)      TG Southee    9-0-48-0

48.1

Southee to Hopes, 1 run, drives back at the bowler, it hits the stumps at the bowlers end

48.2

Southee to Johnson, 1 run, swings hard at a full ball, driving to long on

48.3

Southee to Hopes, 1 run, chips to deep square leg, again very full and hard to slog it away

48.4

Southee to Johnson, FOUR, reverse sweeps to 3rd man, flying off the bat to the boundary

48.5

Southee to Johnson, 1 run, chips a very full ball to mid wicket

48.6

Southee to Hopes, 1 run, advances and drives to deep mid off, actually made it into a yorker

41 runs from the Powerplay, Southee finishes with 10 overs for 57

End of over 49 (9 runs) Australia 264/6
JR Hopes    23* (21b 2x4)      TG Southee    10-0-57-0
MG Johnson    13* (10b 1x4)      SE Bond    10-1-42-2

Tuffey to bowl the last over of the innings

49.1

Tuffey to Hopes, FOUR, makes room and drives hard through the covers - slightly slower ball there

49.2

Tuffey to Hopes, 1 run, knee high full toss, drives in the air to long on

49.3

Tuffey to Johnson, 2 runs, straight driven past the bowler, Guptill does well on the rope at straight hit and saves the boundary

49.4

Tuffey to Johnson, 1 run, full and wide, drives to long off where Guptill features once again

49.5

Tuffey to Hopes, 1 run, makes room to leg and glances to short fine leg, just the single, a yard or two either side of the fielder and is was a boundary

righto last ball...........

49.6

Tuffey to Johnson, OUT, swings hard and misses, Hopkins fumbles, Hopes takes off and the keeper regathers and fires it to Tuffey who runs out Hopes - that's the innings

JR Hopes run out 29 (34m 24b 3x4 0x6) SR: 120.83

So the homeside needs 274 to win -- please rejoin us for further coverage of this match in around about half an hours time.

Some issues with the weather at Eden Park as we have had some rain -- there will be a slight delay to the start of the NZ run chase. It seems we will start at 4.30pm NZ time a delay of about 15 minutes as they mop up the ground after a shower in the innings break.

End of over 50 (9 runs) Australia 273/7
MG Johnson    16* (13b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    9-1-64-1
     TG Southee    10-0-57-0
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