Chappell-Hadlee Trophy - 3rd ODI

New Zealand v Australia

Australia won by 6 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)

Hello and welcome everyone to Hamilton for the Third ODI between New Zealand and Australia. The series is locked at 1-all and today's match shapes as a very important encounter with the loser having to win the final two games of the series.

Ricky Ponting has called heads correctly and Australia will surprisingly bowl first. Ponting says he has done his homework and they realise that teams chasing have a good record - most notably when NZ chased down 347 to win in 2007.

With Michael Clarke having to rush home for personal reasons, Adam Voges comes into the XI and will fit into the middle order 'somewhere' according to Ponting.

Daniel Vettori is delighted with the news that Ross Taylor has passed a fitness test so he is back into the XI after missing the Second ODI in Auckland. However, Daryl Tuffey is out with a calf strain and he is replaced by Michael Mason.

NZ: McCullum, Ingram, Guptill, Taylor, Stryis, Broom, Hopkins, Vettori, Southee, Bond, Mason.

Aus: Watson, Haddin, Ponting, White, Hussey, Voges, Hopes, Johnson, Hauritz, Harris, Bollinger.

Conditions are overcast but the pitch is in fine condition. The curator has left a fair bit of grass on it but it has been browned off nicely so hopefully there will be some good bounce and carry for the bowlers.

My name is Marc Ellison and I look forward to bringing you what promises to be an intriguing contest between two quality and competitive teams.

The ground is a sell out and slowly the fans are filling the seats. With the level of interest and hype in this series, it will be interesting to gauge the level of noise from the capacity crowd. Join us in 5 minutes for the first ball.

0.1

Harris to McCullum, no run, good channel from Harris and we see some nice swing away from McCullum as he pushes at the line but misses

0.2

Harris to McCullum, 1 run, good shape again but a fraction shorter and McCullum guides it down to third man to get underway

0.3

Harris to Ingram, 1 run, back of a length and Ingram is back and pushing into the off side for a quick single. Harris moves sharply to his left but can't prevent the single

0.4

Harris to McCullum, 1 run, full and it swings away and McCullum drives off the outside half of the bat to Voges at point wo dives and misfields to allow the single

0.5

Harris to Ingram, FOUR, back of a length and straight and Ingram stands tall and pulls in front of square leg for four

0.6

Harris to Ingram, OUT, cracking delivery from Harris, he hits a good length and Ingram plays without intent and edges through to Haddin who takes the simplest of catches. Great start for Australia

PJ Ingram c †Haddin b Harris 5 (4m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

End of over 1 (7 runs) New Zealand 7/1 (RR: 7.00)
     RJ Harris    1-0-7-1
BB McCullum    2* (3b)     

1.1

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, good length and angled across McCullum who leaves it alone

1.2

Bollinger to McCullum, FOUR, good length, a fraction too much width, McCullum is back and driving off the back foot over where third slip would be and races away for four, beating third man

1.3

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, McCullum advances and Bollinger angles the ball straight across him and he leaves it alone

1.4

Bollinger to McCullum, 2 runs, slightly fuller and McCullum moves forward and punches through straight mid wicket for a couple, good timing

1.5

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, back of a length and McCullum moves back and defends powerfully back past the bowler

1.6

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, good length again and angled across McCullum who is content on leaving. No movement for Bollinger but he's still smiling

End of over 2 (6 runs) New Zealand 13/1 (RR: 6.50)
BB McCullum    8* (9b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    1-0-6-0
MJ Guptill    0* (0b)      RJ Harris    1-0-7-1

2.1

Harris to Guptill, no run, great start to Guptill, Harris hits a perfect length and gets Guptill to play as he defends back to the bowler

2.2

Harris to Guptill, 1 run, angled into the pads and Guptill is underway playing to fine leg

2.3

Harris to McCullum, no run, back of a length and McCullum trie to flick it off his hip but misses and it takes him on the thigh

2.4

Harris to McCullum, 1 run, good length forces McCullum back and he pushes into the covers nicely for a single

2.5

Harris to Guptill, no run, Harris continues to hit a good length and Guptill is in behind it solidly and defending into the off side

2.6

Harris to Guptill, 1 no ball, Harris oversteps this time, hits a good channel and Guptill is back and defending

2.6

Harris to Guptill, FOUR, Guptill moves back in the crease and Harris tries to hit the hole but offers width and Guptill crunches him through the covers for four

End of over 3 (7 runs) New Zealand 20/1 (RR: 6.66)
MJ Guptill    5* (5b 1x4)      RJ Harris    2-0-14-1
BB McCullum    9* (11b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    1-0-6-0

3.1

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, back of a length and McCullum is back and defending neatly into the off side

3.2

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, good length on off stump and McCullum plays back down the pitch

3.3

Bollinger to McCullum, FOUR, decent length but McCullum is onto it in a flash and pulls over square leg for four. McCullum is just so quick on his feet and his hands are even quicker through the ball

3.4

Bollinger to McCullum, 1 run, slightly fuller and McCullum tries to overhit it through the covers but mistimes it and can only get one

3.5

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, fullish length and Guptill is half forward and defending awkwardly into the covers

3.6

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, good delivery outside off and Guptill pushes into the off side and calls wait, before Hussey charges to his right at point and dives to collect the ball in one hand

End of over 4 (5 runs) New Zealand 25/1 (RR: 6.25)
MJ Guptill    5* (7b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    2-0-11-0
BB McCullum    14* (15b 2x4)      RJ Harris    2-0-14-1

4.1

Harris to McCullum, no run, McCullum advances and crashes it to point where Hussey parries it to Voges and there is no run

4.2

Harris to McCullum, 2 runs, back of a length angled into middle stump and McCullum woorks it into mid wicket and they take a couple. Well run by this electric pair

4.3

Harris to McCullum, (no ball) 1 run, Harris oversteps again and McCullum square drives through the hand of Voges at point to third man. Another free-hit coming up

4.3

Harris to Guptill, 1 run, length ball and Guptill heaves it into the leg side but without any timing and straight to deep square leg

4.4

Harris to McCullum, FOUR, uses his feet and drives on the up past mid off for four

4.5

Harris to McCullum, no run, good reply as Harris hits the hole perfectly and McCullum digs it out

4.6

Harris to McCullum, no run, back of a length and outside off, McCullum pushes to Hussey at cover point

End of over 5 (9 runs) New Zealand 34/1 (RR: 6.80)
BB McCullum    21* (21b 3x4)      RJ Harris    3-0-23-1
MJ Guptill    6* (8b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    2-0-11-0

5.1

Bollinger to Guptill, FOUR, helf volley on middle and Guptill plays the perfect on drive, just to the right of the stumps and it races away for four. Gorgeous stroke

5.2

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, better length this time and Guptill drives but misses, beaten by the angle across him it seems

5.3

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, full again and Guptill drives nicely to mid off

5.4

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, this one decks away slightly from Guptill and he plays and misses outside off, well bowled

5.5

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, good length just on or outside off and he punches to Hussey at point off the back foot

5.6

Bollinger to Guptill, FOUR, half volley outside off and Guptill hits beautifully through the line for four past the man at short cover

Johnson comes into the attack and the crowd jeers

End of over 6 (8 runs) New Zealand 42/1 (RR: 7.00)
MJ Guptill    14* (14b 3x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-19-0
BB McCullum    21* (21b 3x4)      RJ Harris    3-0-23-1

6.1

Johnson to McCullum, 1 run, half volley on off stump to get underway and McCullum drives straight to mid off for a single

6.2

Johnson to Guptill, 1 run, full outside off and it takes the outside half of the bat and runs to third man

6.3

Johnson to McCullum, 1 run, slightly slower this time and it's back of a length and McCullum works it off his hip

6.4

Johnson to Guptill, no run, good channel and Guptill defends into the off side

6.5

Johnson to Guptill, no run, good length again attacking the stumps and Guptill pushes strongly to point

6.6

Johnson to Guptill, no run, Johnson continues to hit a nice channel and he hurries Guptill up as he defends to point off the outside edge

End of over 7 (3 runs) New Zealand 45/1 (RR: 6.42)
MJ Guptill    15* (18b 3x4)      MG Johnson    1-0-3-0
BB McCullum    23* (23b 3x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-19-0

7.1

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, Bollinger is around the wicket and has McCullum defending back down the pitch

7.2

Bollinger to McCullum, OUT, good length, McCullum moves back and looks to push into the off side, it takes the inside edge back onto his pads and then onto the stumps and Bollinger is rapt with that. Well bowled, the change of angle did the trick

BB McCullum b Bollinger 23 (33m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 92.00

7.3

Bollinger to Taylor, no run, good length but a fraction too straight and Taylor plays to square leg

7.4

Bollinger to Taylor, no run, Bollinger hustles in and attacks the body and Taylor defends off the back foot to square leg

7.5

Bollinger to Taylor, no run, good channel from Bollinger and Taylor allows it through to Haddin

7.6

Bollinger to Taylor, no run, fuller on off stump and Taylor drives powerfully into the ground and White gets a hand to it at short cover

End of over 8 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 45/2 (RR: 5.62)
LRPL Taylor    0* (4b)      DE Bollinger    4-1-19-1
MJ Guptill    15* (18b 3x4)      MG Johnson    1-0-3-0

8.1

Johnson to Guptill, no run, full and just outside off stump and he drives nicely but straight to Hussey at point

8.2

Johnson to Guptill, 1 run, back of a length and Guptill goes back and plays late, guiding it to third man

8.3

Johnson to Taylor, no run, good length from Johnson draws Taylor forward and he defends strongly into the off side

8.4

Johnson to Taylor, no run, pace and bounce from Johnson and Taylor is back and jumping into a defensive shot and the ball falls into the point region safely

8.5

Johnson to Taylor, FOUR, decent length but wide and Taylor stands tall and square drives through point for four, super stroke to get underway

8.6

Johnson to Taylor, no run, slower ball along the same line and Taylor spots the chane of pace and allows it through to the keeper

End of over 9 (5 runs) New Zealand 50/2 (RR: 5.55)
LRPL Taylor    4* (8b 1x4)      MG Johnson    2-0-8-0
MJ Guptill    16* (20b 3x4)      DE Bollinger    4-1-19-1

9.1

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, cracking length from Bollinger forces Guptill back and it takes an inside edge, straight into the ground and it bounces over the stumps

9.2

Bollinger to Guptill, FOUR, decent length angled across Guptill and he drives beautifully through extra cover for four, great timing

9.3

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, around the wicket now and he's full again and Guptill drives to mid off

9.4

Bollinger to Guptill, 1 run, great delivery from Bollinger forces Guptill back and he fends it away from his body, it takes the outside of the bat and runs to third man

9.5

Bollinger to Taylor, no run, back over the wicket and Taylor drives a full delivery to mid off

9.6

Bollinger to Taylor, no run, good channel and Taylor allows it through to the keeper

End of over 10 (5 runs) New Zealand 55/2 (RR: 5.50)
LRPL Taylor    4* (10b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    5-1-24-1
MJ Guptill    21* (24b 4x4)      MG Johnson    2-0-8-0

10.1

Johnson to Guptill, no run, fuller on leg stump and Guptill pushes to mid on

10.2

Johnson to Guptill, no run, full and a hint of shape back into Guptill, it takes him on the pad and the bowler goes up in appeal but it's going down leg

10.3

Johnson to Guptill, no run, back of a length and pushed to point off the outside half of the bat

10.4

Johnson to Guptill, OUT, fuller, a fraction slower and Guptill drives from low on the bat in the air to White at short cover who takes a very easy catch, well bowled Johnson and the Australians are delighted

MJ Guptill c White b Johnson 21 (44m 28b 4x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

10.5

Johnson to Broom, no run, Johnson shapes it back into Broom just slightly and he gets an inside edge onto his pads

10.6

Johnson to Broom, no run, back of a length and Broom pushes into the off side

End of over 11 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 55/3 (RR: 5.00)
NT Broom    0* (2b)      MG Johnson    3-1-8-1
LRPL Taylor    4* (10b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    5-1-24-1

11.1

Harris to Taylor, no run, superb delivery from Harris beats Taylor outside off. Taylor looks at the pitch as though that moved a fraction

11.2

Harris to Taylor, no run, back of a length and Taylor plays early trying to work it through square leg and it falls into the leg side off the edge

11.3

Harris to Taylor, no run, full and pushed into the off side

11.4

Harris to Taylor, no run, Harris continues to demand a lot of the batsmen, hitting a great length and Taylor defends to extra cover

11.5

Harris to Taylor, no run, back of a length at middle stump and Taylor plays to mid wicket

11.6

Harris to Taylor, FOUR, finally Harris misses his channel and it's short and wide and Taylor cuts just over the top of point for four

End of over 12 (4 runs) New Zealand 59/3 (RR: 4.91)
LRPL Taylor    8* (16b 2x4)      RJ Harris    4-0-27-1
NT Broom    0* (2b)      MG Johnson    3-1-8-1

12.1

Johnson to Broom, no run, back of a length and Broom defends square of the wicket on the off side

12.2

Johnson to Broom, 1 wide, bumper from Johnson but well down the leg side

12.2

Johnson to Broom, no run, good length and slightly slower from Johnson and Broom plays to point where Hussey dives to field nicely

12.3

Johnson to Broom, 1 run, back into the pads and Broom clips it off his hip to fine leg

12.4

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, fullish outside off and Taylor drives strongly to the off side sweeper

12.5

Johnson to Broom, 2 runs, good length and Broom comes forward and uses the pace, guiding it through backward point and Bollinger dives on the boundary to save the boundary and they take two

12.6

Johnson to Broom, 1 run, too straight and Broom is easily able to whip it backward of square on the leg side to the sweeper

End of over 13 (6 runs) New Zealand 65/3 (RR: 5.00)
NT Broom    4* (7b)      MG Johnson    4-1-14-1
LRPL Taylor    9* (17b 2x4)      RJ Harris    4-0-27-1

13.1

Harris to Broom, no run, cracking yorker from Harris and Broom digs it out

13.2

Harris to Broom, FOUR, good channel and Broom drives off the outside edge through where first slip would've been and Haddin isn't able to move to get anywhere near it and it runs away for four

13.3

Harris to Broom, FOUR, four more to Broom and Harris strays in line and Broom clips it fine past fine leg for four

13.4

Harris to Broom, no run, angled into leg stump and Broom works it to mid wicket

13.5

Harris to Broom, no run, good yorker again from Harris and Broom plays it into the leg side

13.6

Harris to Broom, no run, good length attacking off stump and Broom defends back to Harris who shapes to throw the keepers' stumps down but holds back

Hauritz into the attack in his 50th ODI

End of over 14 (8 runs) New Zealand 73/3 (RR: 5.21)
NT Broom    12* (13b 2x4)      RJ Harris    5-0-35-1
LRPL Taylor    9* (17b 2x4)      MG Johnson    4-1-14-1

14.1

Hauritz to Taylor, FOUR, Hauritz gives it air to start with and Taylor goes down on one knee early, it dips on him but he sweeps it fine of deep square leg for four

14.2

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, swept from well outside off to deep mid wicket with no timing

14.3

Hauritz to Broom, no run, tossed up and Broom defends off the inside edge

14.4

Hauritz to Broom, no run, flighted again and Broom plays it later this time and times it nicely to cover

14.5

Hauritz to Broom, 1 run, flatter and in at the pads and Broom works into the leg side for an easy single

14.6

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up again but straighter this time and Taylor whips it through square leg to the sweeper

End of over 15 (7 runs) New Zealand 80/3 (RR: 5.33)
LRPL Taylor    15* (20b 3x4)      NM Hauritz    1-0-7-0
NT Broom    13* (16b 2x4)      RJ Harris    5-0-35-1

15.1

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, full and square driven off the outside half to third man

15.2

Hopes to Broom, no run, good length and Broom mistimes the drive into the off side

15.3

Hopes to Broom, no run, full and Broom drives strongly to short cover. Hopes really hustling through his overs here

15.4

Hopes to Broom, no run, half volley on off stump and Broom crunches it but straight to mid off

15.5

Hopes to Broom, 1 run, good length but too straight and Broom works it off his hip

15.6

Hopes to Taylor, no run, full outside off and Taylor drives to White at extra cover who dives to field the ball cleanly

End of over 16 (2 runs) New Zealand 82/3 (RR: 5.12)
LRPL Taylor    16* (22b 3x4)      JR Hopes    1-0-2-0
NT Broom    14* (20b 2x4)      NM Hauritz    1-0-7-0

16.1

Hauritz to Broom, 1 bye, nicely flighted from Hauritz and Broom is beaten on the inside edge and Haddin can't hold on and they take a bye. That has turned a mile from outside off

16.2

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, well flighted and Taylor drives through mid off

16.3

Hauritz to Broom, no run, slightly flatter and Broom cuts to backward point

16.4

Hauritz to Broom, no run, tossed up and Broom uses his feet and plays back to the bowler

16.5

Hauritz to Broom, 1 run, full outside off and Broom waits for it and drives through mid on for a single

16.6

Hauritz to Taylor, 2 runs, nicely flighted and Taylor plays nicely into the leg side and the pair run a quick couple to square leg

End of over 17 (5 runs) New Zealand 87/3 (RR: 5.11)
LRPL Taylor    19* (24b 3x4)      NM Hauritz    2-0-11-0
NT Broom    15* (24b 2x4)      JR Hopes    1-0-2-0

17.1

Hopes to Broom, no run, comes down the track and cuts to point

17.2

Hopes to Broom, 1 run, good length and Broom is half forward and playing to third man

17.3

Hopes to Taylor, 1 wide, back of a length and wide down the leg side

17.3

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, angled into the pads and Taylor collects to fine leg off his hip

17.4

Hopes to Broom, 1 run, good delivery but Broom drives nicely back past Hopes for a single to mid off

17.5

Hopes to Taylor, no run, good delivery and Taylor pushes into the off side

17.6

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, god length again and Taylor plays with softer hands and gaps it nicely to get a quick single

End of over 18 (5 runs) New Zealand 92/3 (RR: 5.11)
LRPL Taylor    21* (27b 3x4)      JR Hopes    2-0-7-0
NT Broom    17* (27b 2x4)      NM Hauritz    2-0-11-0

18.1

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up outside off and Taylor uses the pace to play through backward point to the sweeper

18.2

Hauritz to Broom, no run, well flighted and Broom tries to sweep but misses

18.3

Hauritz to Broom, 1 run, nicely flighted again and Broom moves across to the line outside off and works it through mid on

18.4

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, straighter to Taylor and he plays through square leg

18.5

Hauritz to Broom, 1 wide, arm ball from Hauritz and there's some encouraging drift but it's outside the wide line, Broom looks to cut but misses

18.5

Hauritz to Broom, 1 run, tossed up and Broom defends into the off side for a well run single

18.6

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up nicely again and Taylor pushes with soft hands into the off side for another single

End of over 19 (6 runs) New Zealand 98/3 (RR: 5.15)
LRPL Taylor    24* (30b 3x4)      NM Hauritz    3-0-17-0
NT Broom    19* (30b 2x4)      JR Hopes    2-0-7-0

19.1

Hopes to Taylor, 2 runs, yorker and Taylor places it nicely into the covers, it beats White and they get two to the sweeper

19.2

Hopes to Taylor, no run, full outside off and driven sweetly to White at cover

19.3

Hopes to Taylor, 2 runs, angled into the leg stump and Taylor works it through the leg side for a couple to long leg

19.4

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, good length and Taylor plays with soft hands into the off side for a quick single

19.5

Hopes to Broom, 1 run, angled down leg again and Broom whips it fine to fine leg

19.6

Hopes to Taylor, SIX, short outside off and Taylor pulls powerfully over square leg for six. Hussey dives full stretch in the deep and can't get a finger on it as it bounces just over the rope

End of over 20 (12 runs) New Zealand 110/3 (RR: 5.50)
LRPL Taylor    35* (35b 3x4 1x6)      JR Hopes    3-0-19-0
NT Broom    20* (31b 2x4)      NM Hauritz    3-0-17-0

20.1

Hauritz to Broom, 1 run, full and Broom pushes forward and plays into the off side

20.2

Hauritz to Taylor, no run, full and slow outside off, Taylor tries to sweep it fine but misses

20.3

Hauritz to Taylor, no run, Taylor shapes to come down the track but sees it is short and cuts to backward point

20.4

Hauritz to Taylor, SIX, tossed up again wide of off stump and Taylor goes down on one knee and slog sweeps over long on for six

20.5

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, full again and Taylor is forced to wait for this one and he square drives forward of point in the gap

20.6

Hauritz to Broom, no run, flatter and Broom goes to cut but misses

End of over 21 (8 runs) New Zealand 118/3 (RR: 5.61)
NT Broom    21* (33b 2x4)      NM Hauritz    4-0-25-0
LRPL Taylor    42* (39b 3x4 2x6)      JR Hopes    3-0-19-0

21.1

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, full and wide of off and square driven to third man

21.2

Hopes to Broom, 1 run, back of a length and Broom uses the pace and guides to third man

21.3

Hopes to Taylor, 2 runs, half volley and Taylor drives nicely through the off side to Harris the sweeper who slides to save the boundary and they take a couple

21.4

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, full and pushed to mid off for a quick single

21.5

Hopes to Broom, 1 run, good length and Broom comes forward and pushes into the off side into the gap at point for one

21.6

Hopes to Taylor, no run, Hopes attacks the stumps with a slightly slower delivery and Taylor gets a leading edge along the ground into the off side

End of over 22 (6 runs) New Zealand 124/3 (RR: 5.63)
LRPL Taylor    46* (43b 3x4 2x6)      JR Hopes    4-0-25-0
NT Broom    23* (35b 2x4)      NM Hauritz    4-0-25-0

22.1

Johnson to Broom, no run, Johnson back into the attack much to the angst of the crowd. He hits a good channel and Broom defends into the off side

22.2

Johnson to Broom, 1 run, too straight and Broom gets inside the line and works it into the off side

22.3

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, shorter this time and Taylor plays with soft hands into the off side

22.4

Johnson to Broom, no run, full and driven to cover

22.5

Johnson to Broom, no run, half volley and a hint of away swing and Broom drives off the outside half of the bat to point

22.6

Johnson to Broom, OUT, cracking ball from Johnson as he spears it into leg stump, it swings away just enough and Broom is squared up trying to play to mid on/mid wicket and it takes the edge through to Watson at first slip. Australia and Johnson break what was a promising partnership

NT Broom c Watson b Johnson 24 (49m 40b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

End of over 23 (2 runs) New Zealand 126/4 (RR: 5.47)
     MG Johnson    5-1-16-2
LRPL Taylor    47* (44b 3x4 2x6)      JR Hopes    4-0-25-0

23.1

Hopes to Taylor, FOUR, full and just enough width for Taylor to square drive past point for four. Great half century from Taylor

23.2

Hopes to Taylor, no run, full and driven nicely to mid off

23.3

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, good length but Taylor plays with soft hands into the off side for a short single

23.4

Hopes to Styris, no run, back of a length and Styris is back and across and driving back to the bowler

23.5

Hopes to Styris, no run, good length and he hurries Styris up and he pushes back to the bowler

23.6

Hopes to Styris, no run, bumper from Hopes, Styris shapes to pull but then decides against it as it's a little quicker than he originally thought

End of over 24 (5 runs) New Zealand 131/4 (RR: 5.45)
SB Styris    0* (3b)      JR Hopes    5-0-30-0
LRPL Taylor    52* (47b 4x4 2x6)      MG Johnson    5-1-16-2

24.1

Johnson to Taylor, no run, full and wide half volley which beats Taylor on the outside of the bat, hint of away swing to the right hander

24.2

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, back of a length and Taylor moves back and looks to push into the off side, it takes the inside edge and rolls into the leg side and they have time for a single

24.3

Johnson to Styris, no run, full and some more away swing from the right handed Styris and he is beaten on the drive

24.4

Johnson to Styris, 1 run, back of a length and Styris works it to mid wicket

24.5

Johnson to Taylor, no run, back of a length again and cut to point

24.6

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, full and wide and square driven to deep point, well timed but straight to the man on the fence

End of over 25 (3 runs) New Zealand 134/4 (RR: 5.36)
LRPL Taylor    54* (51b 4x4 2x6)      MG Johnson    6-1-19-2
SB Styris    1* (5b)      JR Hopes    5-0-30-0

25.1

Watson to Taylor, no run, short and cut straight to point

25.2

Watson to Taylor, 2 runs, shortish and cut again but off the top edge fine down to third man and Hauitz does really well down there to keep the scoring to two

25.3

Watson to Taylor, no run, full on off stump and Taylor pushes into the off side

25.4

Watson to Taylor, no run, good length on off again and he defends back to the bowler

25.5

Watson to Taylor, 1 run, good length and Taylor moves forward and pushes into the off side through the gap at point

25.6

Watson to Styris, no run, back of a length and Styris drives on the up back to the bowler

End of over 26 (3 runs) New Zealand 137/4 (RR: 5.26)
SB Styris    1* (6b)      SR Watson    1-0-3-0
LRPL Taylor    57* (56b 4x4 2x6)      MG Johnson    6-1-19-2

26.1

Hauritz to Taylor, no run, good length and Taylor plays back to the bowler

26.2

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, good length again and Taylor plays later this time and into the off side for a quick single

26.3

Hauritz to Styris, no run, tossed up outside off and Styris leaves

26.4

Hauritz to Styris, no run, flatter this time and he guides to short third man

26.5

Hauritz to Styris, no run, well flighted and this one really turns, hitting Johnson's footmarks and it takes Styrius on the pads as he looks to play into the off side

26.6

Hauritz to Styris, no run, Styris plays a pre-meditated sweep and misses outside off stump, well bowled by Hauritz

End of over 27 (1 run) New Zealand 138/4 (RR: 5.11)
SB Styris    1* (10b)      NM Hauritz    5-0-26-0
LRPL Taylor    58* (58b 4x4 2x6)      SR Watson    1-0-3-0

27.1

Watson to Taylor, no run, slower ball and Taylor defends into the off side

27.2

Watson to Taylor, no run, good length and driven off the outside half of the bat to point who moves well to save one

27.3

Watson to Taylor, 1 run, fuller outside off and pushed to cover for one

27.4

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

27.5

Watson to Styris, no run, slower ball, leg cutter, angled into leg stump and Styris plays to mid wicket

27.6

Watson to Styris, 1 run, back of a length at middle stump, Styris is back and pushing to long on from the back foot, good cricket

End of over 28 (2 runs) New Zealand 140/4 (RR: 5.00)
SB Styris    2* (13b)      SR Watson    2-0-5-0
LRPL Taylor    59* (61b 4x4 2x6)      NM Hauritz    5-0-26-0

28.1

Hauritz to Styris, 1 run, nicely flighted outside off and full and Styris drives to long on

28.2

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, good length and Taylor plays with soft hands to backward point and they take a quick single as the ball hits Taylor in thr back from the throw at the stumps

28.3

Hauritz to Styris, 1 run, full and straight and worked into the leg side

28.4

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, full and straight again and Taylor whips it through the leg side

28.5

Hauritz to Styris, 1 run, wide of off stump again and Styris works it from well outside off through backward square on the leg side

28.6

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, too straight and whipped into the leg side again

End of over 29 (6 runs) New Zealand 146/4 (RR: 5.03)
LRPL Taylor    62* (64b 4x4 2x6)      NM Hauritz    6-0-32-0
SB Styris    5* (16b)      SR Watson    2-0-5-0

29.1

Watson to Taylor, no run, back of a length and defended into the off side

29.2

Watson to Taylor, OUT, bumper from Watson and Taylor takes the bait, pulling off the top edge out to Hussey on the square leg fence, he moves forward and takes the catch low down. Watson has a real knack of taking wickets at crucial times and there's another. Advantage Australia. Taylor absolutely furious with himself

LRPL Taylor c Hussey b Watson 62 (90m 66b 4x4 2x6) SR: 93.93

29.3

Watson to Styris, no run, back of a length and Styris defends into the off side

29.4

Watson to Styris, no run, good length again and Styris pushes into the off side

29.5

Watson to Styris, 1 run, back of a length and too straight and Styris whips it through the leg side

29.6

Watson to Hopkins, no run, good length has Hopkins fending into the point region

End of over 30 (1 run) New Zealand 147/5 (RR: 4.90)
GJ Hopkins    0* (1b)      SR Watson    3-0-6-1
SB Styris    6* (19b)      NM Hauritz    6-0-32-0

30.1

Hopes to Styris, no run, outside off stump and he plays into the off side

30.2

Hopes to Styris, no run, good length and Styris plays aerially towards mid on

30.3

Hopes to Styris, 2 runs, good length and Styris works it past Ponting at mid wicket and they complete two

30.4

Hopes to Styris, FOUR, super shot from Styris as Hopes offers just a fraction of width and Styris square drives backward of point for four, great timing

30.5

Hopes to Styris, no run, attacks the stumps and played into the leg side

30.6

Hopes to Styris, no run, good length and defended back along the pitch to the bowler

End of over 31 (6 runs) New Zealand 153/5 (RR: 4.93)
SB Styris    12* (25b 1x4)      JR Hopes    6-0-36-0
GJ Hopkins    0* (1b)      SR Watson    3-0-6-1

31.1

Watson to Hopkins, no run, good channel to Hopkins and he's in behind it defending back to the bowler

31.2

Watson to Hopkins, no run, back of a length and Hopkins pushes into the off side but can't find a gap

31.3

Watson to Hopkins, 1 wide, short from Watson and Hopkins moves inside the line and it's called wide down leg

31.3

Watson to Hopkins, no run, Watson continues to ask questions, attacking the stumps and Hopkins pushes back along the pitch

31.4

Watson to Hopkins, no run, slower ball brings Hopkins forward and he plays to point, calls yes, but Styris says no straight away

31.5

Watson to Hopkins, 1 run, good length hurries Hopkins up and he pushes towards mid on for a single

31.6

Watson to Styris, 1 run, fuller on middle stump and Styris drives comfortably to long on

End of over 32 (3 runs) New Zealand 156/5 (RR: 4.87)
SB Styris    13* (26b 1x4)      SR Watson    4-0-9-1
GJ Hopkins    1* (6b)      JR Hopes    6-0-36-0

32.1

Hopes to Styris, 2 runs, full outside off and Styris drives nicely through the off side to Hussey on the boundary and they have plenty of time to collect a couple

32.2

Hopes to Styris, 1 run, good length on off stump and he uses the pace and guides to third man

32.3

Hopes to Hopkins, no run, Hopkins comes forward and plays into the off side

32.4

Hopes to Hopkins, 1 run, fuller this time and Hopkins drives through the gap at point to the sweeper on the off side

32.5

Hopes to Styris, 1 run, short and Styris pulls it fine for a single

32.6

Hopes to Hopkins, 1 run, back of a length outside off and Hopkins plays neatly into the gap at point

End of over 33 (6 runs) New Zealand 162/5 (RR: 4.90)
GJ Hopkins    3* (9b)      JR Hopes    7-0-42-0
SB Styris    17* (29b 1x4)      SR Watson    4-0-9-1

33.1

Harris to Hopkins, 1 run, wide of off stump and Hopkins guides it fine to third man

33.2

Harris to Styris, 4 runs, good length and Styris moves back and punches through straight mid wicket off the back foot, Bollinger chases it down and flicks it back inside the rope but nobody is following him to collect. He hits the picket fence and stays down. Menawhile the batsmen run four. Bollinger stays down and the medical staff come on to assess him and the umpires decide to take drinks

33.3

Harris to Styris, 1 run, angled into the pads and Styris clips it through square leg

33.4

Harris to Hopkins, no run, yorker played nicely to mid wicket

33.5

Harris to Hopkins, no run, good channel and Hopkins plays and misses just outside off

33.6

Harris to Hopkins, 2 runs, angled into the pads and Hopkins chips it through mid wicket for a couple to Hussey who moves around nicely from square leg on the fence to collect

End of over 34 (8 runs) New Zealand 170/5 (RR: 5.00)
GJ Hopkins    6* (13b)      RJ Harris    6-0-43-1
SB Styris    22* (31b 1x4)      JR Hopes    7-0-42-0

34.1

Hopes to Styris, 1 run, fullish and Styris square drives through point to the sweeper

34.2

Hopes to Hopkins, 1 run, good channel and Hopkins pushes into the off side with his bottom hand

34.3

Hopes to Styris, no run, outside off stump and Styris tries to play to long on but mistimes it to mid wicket

34.4

Hopes to Styris, 1 run, angled into leg stump and Styris clips it fine to fine leg

34.5

Hopes to Hopkins, no run, great channel again and Hopkins is beaten outside off stump

34.6

Hopes to Hopkins, FOUR, a fraction fuller and Hopkins hammers it between the two men inside the circle at point for four. Great gapping from the wee man

End of over 35 (7 runs) New Zealand 177/5 (RR: 5.05)
GJ Hopkins    11* (16b 1x4)      JR Hopes    8-0-49-0
SB Styris    24* (34b 1x4)      RJ Harris    6-0-43-1

35.1

Bollinger to Styris, 1 run, good length angled across Styris and he uses the pace to play to third man

35.2

Bollinger to Hopkins, 1 run, around the wicket to Hopkins and he gets an inside edge to the sweeper at square leg

35.3

Bollinger to Styris, 1 run, good length and Styris plays as late as possible with soft hands and drops the ball just beside the stumps allowing for a very comfortable single, well played

35.4

Bollinger to Hopkins, 1 leg bye, Hopkins moves across to off stump and tries to defend into the leg side, it takes him low on the torso and it runs towards third man

35.5

Bollinger to Styris, 1 run, angled into Styris' hip and he clips it to deep square leg

35.6

Bollinger to Hopkins, no run, bumper from Bollinger and Hopkins goes underneath and tries to ramp it but misses

End of over 36 (5 runs) New Zealand 182/5 (RR: 5.05)
GJ Hopkins    12* (19b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    6-1-28-1
SB Styris    27* (37b 1x4)      JR Hopes    8-0-49-0

36.1

Hauritz to Styris, no run, tossed up and worked to Ponting at mid wicket

36.2

Hauritz to Styris, 1 run, short outside off and Styris cuts to deep point

36.3

Hauritz to Hopkins, 1 run, short again outside off and Hopkins drives through point to the sweeper

36.4

Hauritz to Styris, 1 run, fuller and straighter and Styris works it through square leg for a single

36.5

Hauritz to Hopkins, no run, well flighted outside off and Hopkins comes forward and tries to play into the off side but misses and Haddin takes the bails off but he never left the crease

36.6

Hauritz to Hopkins, 1 run, tossed up outside off and Hopkins moves across his stumps and plays through square leg

End of over 37 (4 runs) New Zealand 186/5 (RR: 5.02)
GJ Hopkins    14* (22b 1x4)      NM Hauritz    7-0-36-0
SB Styris    29* (40b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    6-1-28-1

37.1

Bollinger to Hopkins, no run, good channel played to point

37.2

Bollinger to Hopkins, no run, Hopkins comes forward and plays off the inside edge to White at mid wicket

37.3

Bollinger to Hopkins, no run, fuller on off stump and Hopkins tries to whip it straight through the leg side but hits it to White again at mid wicket

37.4

Bollinger to Hopkins, no run, good bouncer from Bollinger forces Hopkins to go underneath as he looks to ramp but pulls out

37.5

Bollinger to Hopkins, 1 run, back of a length and Hopkins comes forward and uses the pace, playing to Voges at point but he misfields to allow a single

37.6

Bollinger to Styris, no run, good length and Styris tries to drive, gets an inside edge back onto his pad and then in the air towards the bowler but it falls well short and there's no run

End of over 38 (1 run) New Zealand 187/5 (RR: 4.92)
SB Styris    29* (41b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    7-1-29-1
GJ Hopkins    15* (27b 1x4)      NM Hauritz    7-0-36-0

38.1

Hauritz to Hopkins, no run, nicely flighted outside off and Hopkins tries to sweep but can't get enough on it

38.2

Hauritz to Hopkins, 1 run, Hopkins walks across his stumps and whips it through the leg side

38.3

Hauritz to Styris, 1 run, Styris moves across to the off side and works it behind square on the leg side with soft hands

38.4

Hauritz to Hopkins, no run, played straight to mid wicket from outside off

38.5

Hauritz to Hopkins, 1 run, short and wide and cut to deep point

38.6

Hauritz to Styris, 1 run, tossed up on off stump and Styris drives nicely to long on. New Zealand content on taking the singles as they work towards the batting power play... when will they take it?

End of over 39 (4 runs) New Zealand 191/5 (RR: 4.89)
SB Styris    31* (43b 1x4)      NM Hauritz    8-0-40-0
GJ Hopkins    17* (31b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    7-1-29-1

39.1

Bollinger to Styris, 1 run, short delivery cramps Styris for room on the pull and it goes in the air towards mid wicket but wide of White and they get a single

39.2

Bollinger to Hopkins, no run, full and clipped to mid wicket from just outside off stump

39.3

Bollinger to Hopkins, SIX, Bollinger goes short and Hopkins upper cuts over third man for six. Daryl Tuffey, who is not playing due to a calf strain, stands up off his seat and takes a comfortable catch in the stands

39.4

Bollinger to Hopkins, 1 run, angled into the hip and he collects into the leg side

39.5

Bollinger to Styris, 1 run, full on off stump and Styris waits for it and drives through point to the sweeper

39.6

Bollinger to Hopkins, 1 run, short and cut to point, Voges dives to save it but can't hold onto it and they get a single

End of over 40 (10 runs) New Zealand 201/5 (RR: 5.02)
GJ Hopkins    25* (35b 1x4 1x6)      DE Bollinger    8-1-39-1
SB Styris    33* (45b 1x4)      NM Hauritz    8-0-40-0

40.1

Johnson to Hopkins, 1 run, full and pushed into the off side for a single

40.2

Johnson to Styris, no run, short and Styris sways inside the line

40.3

Johnson to Styris, 1 run, fullish length and Styris pushes to Hauritz at mid on and he steals a sharp single, well run

40.4

Johnson to Hopkins, 1 run, full and Hopkins drives off the inside edge onto his foot and into the off side for a quick single

40.5

Johnson to Styris, 1 run, back of a length and Styris moves back and defends with soft hands into the off side for another short single

40.6

Johnson to Hopkins, 1 run, around the wicket and full, Hopkins square drives to the point sweeper, well timed but he couldn't find a bigger gap in the deep

New Zealand take the Batting Power Play.

End of over 41 (5 runs) New Zealand 206/5 (RR: 5.02)
GJ Hopkins    28* (38b 1x4 1x6)      MG Johnson    7-1-24-2
SB Styris    35* (48b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    8-1-39-1

41.1

Watson to Hopkins, no run, half volley driven to cover

41.2

Watson to Hopkins, 1 run, short and cut over point to the sweeper on the bounce, well timed but he couldn't pick the gap in the deep

41.3

Watson to Styris, SIX, back of a length but just a fraction too straight and Styris whips him over backward square for a maximum. Great timing

41.4

Watson to Styris, no run, better length and played into the off side

41.5

Watson to Styris, OUT, fuller from Watson, Styris tires to hit him straight down the ground over the top, he plays too early and gets it high in the air and Harris moves forward from long off to take the catch at mid off

SB Styris c Harris b Watson 41 (79m 51b 1x4 1x6) SR: 80.39

41.6

Watson to Hopkins, no run, fuller again and driven to mid off

End of over 42 (7 runs) New Zealand 213/6 (RR: 5.07)
GJ Hopkins    29* (41b 1x4 1x6)      SR Watson    5-0-16-2
DL Vettori    0* (0b)      MG Johnson    7-1-24-2

42.1

Johnson to Vettori, no run, short ball from Johnson, Vettori tries to ramp it but misses

42.2

Johnson to Vettori, OUT, Vettori moves back and pushes into the off side and sets off for a run, taking on Ponting at cover, Ponting picks it up and hits the stumps to find Vettori just short of his ground, superb fielding from the skipper!

DL Vettori run out 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

42.3

Johnson to Hopkins, no run, full outside off and driven to cover

42.4

Johnson to Hopkins, 1 wide, full and too wide of off stump

42.4

Johnson to Hopkins, no run, back of a length and worked off his hip to short fine leg

42.5

Johnson to Hopkins, no run, 150 kph, good length outside off, Hopkins tries to drive through the off side but misses

42.6

Johnson to Hopkins, no run, good length on middle and played into the on side

End of over 43 (1 run) New Zealand 214/7 (RR: 4.97)
GJ Hopkins    29* (45b 1x4 1x6)      MG Johnson    8-1-25-2
SE Bond    0* (0b)      SR Watson    5-0-16-2

43.1

Watson to Bond, no run, good bouncer and Bond ducks underneath

43.2

Watson to Bond, no run, back of a length at the body and Bond plays back along the pitch

43.3

Watson to Bond, 1 run, full on off stump and driven firmly to mid off

43.4

Watson to Hopkins, FOUR, good length and Hopkins punches on the up over cover for four. That's a difficult stroke to play but he made it look quite easy

43.5

Watson to Hopkins, FOUR, Hopkins goes inside the line and helps it on it's way over short fine leg for four

43.6

Watson to Hopkins, 1 run, yorker speared into off stump and Hopkins digs it out to mid on for a single

End of over 44 (10 runs) New Zealand 224/7 (RR: 5.09)
GJ Hopkins    38* (48b 3x4 1x6)      SR Watson    6-0-26-2
SE Bond    1* (3b)      MG Johnson    8-1-25-2

44.1

Johnson to Hopkins, SIX, Hopkins goes deep in the crease and pulls off the top edge over fine leg for six. Crucial runs for New Zealand and Hopkins playing a very handy role at the death here

44.2

Johnson to Hopkins, 1 run, fuller and driven to long on

44.3

Johnson to Bond, SIX, good length on middle stump and Bond tries to swing it over the leg side, it takes a leading edge over square third man for six!

44.4

Johnson to Bond, 1 wide, bumper down the leg side and the crowd roars

44.4

Johnson to Bond, no run, in the slot outside off and Bond swings and misses

44.5

Johnson to Bond, no run, half volley crunched to mid off

44.6

Johnson to Bond, 2 runs, Dropped Bond swings it high in the air over mid off, Hopes moves back and puts it down and they take two. It just seems as though he took his eye off it at the crucial moment

End of over 45 (16 runs) New Zealand 240/7 (RR: 5.33)
SE Bond    9* (7b 1x6)      MG Johnson    9-1-41-2
GJ Hopkins    45* (50b 3x4 2x6)      SR Watson    6-0-26-2

45.1

Harris to Hopkins, OUT, low full toss and Hopkins drives in the air to Watson at mid off. He got underneath it but got it high on the blade with no timing whatsoever. Important breakthrough for Australia with only Southee and Mason to come

GJ Hopkins c Watson b Harris 45 (73m 51b 3x4 2x6) SR: 88.23

45.2

Harris to Bond, 1 run, low full toss driven to point

45.3

Harris to Southee, 1 run, edged to Haddin and he dives to his right one handed and yorks himself and can't hold onto it

45.4

Harris to Bond, 1 run, good length driven to point again for another single

45.5

Harris to Southee, OUT, Southee walks slightly across his stumps and tries to work it through the leg side and it sneaks past his pads and takes leg stump and New Zealand sink further into trouble! Harris with another breakthrough

TG Southee b Harris 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

45.6

Harris to Mason, 2 runs, full on leg stick and clipped to long leg for a couple

End of over 46 (5 runs) New Zealand 245/9 (RR: 5.32)
MJ Mason    2* (1b)      RJ Harris    7-0-48-3
SE Bond    11* (9b 1x6)      MG Johnson    9-1-41-2

46.1

Johnson to Bond, no run, outswinging yorker and Bond plays and misses just outside off

46.2

Johnson to Bond, OUT, full and straight and Bond drives and edges through to Haddin and Australia wrap up the innings quickly.

SE Bond c †Haddin b Johnson 11 (20m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Join us in 40 minutes folks as Australia begin their chase for 246 to win and a vital 2-1 lead in the five match series.

Welcome back to Seddon Park in Hamilton where Australia are in pursuit of 246 to win. New Zealand fell well short of the par total and will find it difficult to contain the Australian batsmen without real scoreboard pressure. Australia have a real opportunity to spend time in the middle and push on from the many starts their batsmen have made so far in the tour.

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