Chappell-Hadlee Trophy - 4th ODI

New Zealand v Australia

Australia won by 6 wickets (with 17 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Hello and welcome to Auckland for the 4th ODI between New Zealand and Australia.

Ricky Ponting has won the toss and Australia will bowl first. Ponting is happy with the formula they used during the last match in Hamilton and he sees that as the best way to win the game and the series. Amazingly, it's his fourth straight correct call with the toss.

We have a fine afternoon forecast with a maximum temperature of 23 degrees C and no rain scheduled until much later on tonight. The drop in pitch is in good condition and should play even better than it did on Saturday

In team news, New Zealand have made a number of changes with Ingram, Broom and Mason left out, while Stewart comes in for his ODI debut and Franklin and Tuffey are back into the side after injuries.

The New Zealand batting order will be: McCullum, Guptill, Taylor, Stewart, Styris, Vettori, Hopkins, Franklin, Tuffey, Bond, Southee.

Australia maintain the same XI from Hamilton and are in great shape to take the series with a game remaining.

Harris to start with the new ball to McCullum.

0.1

Harris to McCullum, no run, angled into the pads and McCullum missed out as it takes him on the front pad and rolls to square leg

0.2

Harris to McCullum, 1 wide, angled into leg stump again and it carries on down leg and called wide

0.2

Harris to McCullum, 1 run, full in at the pads and McCullum clips it to Bollinger at fine leg

0.3

Harris to Guptill, no run, better channel from Harris and he draws Guptill forward into a defensive shot and he drops it just beside the stumps

0.4

Harris to Guptill, 5 runs, back of a length in at Guptill's hip and he clips it behind square, he calls wait then yes and McCullum would've been short of his ground had the throw hit. The backing up isn't in place and it goes for four overthrows

0.5

Harris to McCullum, no run, fuller this time and McCullum drives back to the bowler

0.6

Harris to McCullum, no run, back of a length outside off and McCullum pushes off the outside half of the blade to point

End of over 1 (7 runs) New Zealand 7/0
BB McCullum    1* (4b)      RJ Harris    1-0-7-0
MJ Guptill    5* (2b)     

1.1

Bollinger to Guptill, FOUR, Bollinger goes full to test the swing and it's a half volley ouside off and Guptil cracks it through the covers for four

1.2

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, full on leg and Guptill whips it to square leg

1.3

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, good channel outside off and Guptill allows it through to the keeper

1.4

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, back of a length and Guptill moves back and defends with soft hands to point

1.5

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, fuller and wider of off stump again and Guptill shoulders' arms

1.6

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, good channel from Bollinger again and Guptill is happy to let it go

End of over 2 (4 runs) New Zealand 11/0
MJ Guptill    9* (8b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    1-0-4-0
BB McCullum    1* (4b)      RJ Harris    1-0-7-0

2.1

Harris to McCullum, no run, cracking delivery from Harris as he angles into off stump and then beats McCullum as it nips away from the bat

2.2

Harris to McCullum, no run, identical again from Harris hitting the corridor of uncertainty and McCullum is beaten again

2.3

Harris to McCullum, no run, back of a length closer to off stump and McCullum is back and defending back along the pitch

2.4

Harris to McCullum, no run, good length outside off and McCullum tries to push into the off side but it takes the inside half of the bat and back along the pitch to the bowler

2.5

Harris to McCullum, no run, back of a length of off and McCullum plays back and a touch too early and squirts it back to the bowler trying to play into the on side

2.6

Harris to McCullum, no run, great channel again to finish and McCullum sees it clearly and plays with the fuller face of the bat into the off side field

End of over 3 (maiden) New Zealand 11/0
BB McCullum    1* (10b)      RJ Harris    2-1-7-0
MJ Guptill    9* (8b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    1-0-4-0

3.1

Bollinger to Guptill, FOUR, great delivery from Bollinger has Guptill hanging on the crease and playing away from his body, it takes the outside edge and flies through the vacant second slip region for four

3.2

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, back of a length and Guptill plays strongly to short cover

3.3

Bollinger to Guptill, 3 runs, full on leg stump and Guptill whips it through forward square leg in the air just past Hopes at square leg and they get three to the long boundary

3.4

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, back of a length and outside off, McCullum chops it down into the ground and nearly back onto his stumps as we've already seen him do twice in the series

3.5

Bollinger to McCullum, FOUR, around the wicket and just too short as McCullum pulls through square leg, beating Hopes in the deep who had just moved back to the fence

3.6

Bollinger to McCullum, 1 run, back of a length and into McCullum's hip, he moves back and works it into the leg side for an easy single

End of over 4 (12 runs) New Zealand 23/0
BB McCullum    6* (13b 1x4)      DE Bollinger    2-0-16-0
MJ Guptill    16* (11b 2x4)      RJ Harris    2-1-7-0

4.1

Harris to McCullum, FOUR, McCullum advances down the track and hammers it straight out of the middle through cover for four

4.2

Harris to McCullum, SIX, Harris drops short and McCullum is back and pulling over the short boundary at fine leg for six into the construction site

4.3

Harris to McCullum, no run, Harris is back into the channel and McCullum is back and across and playing into the off side with a straight bat

4.4

Harris to McCullum, no run, back of a length on off and McCullum moves back and defends back along the pitch

4.5

Harris to McCullum, 3 runs, Harris loses his line and angles into the pads and McCullum clips him through mid wicket for three

4.6

Harris to Guptill, no run, good channel and Guptill defends with a slightly open face to cover

End of over 5 (13 runs) New Zealand 36/0
MJ Guptill    16* (12b 2x4)      RJ Harris    3-1-20-0
BB McCullum    19* (18b 2x4 1x6)      DE Bollinger    2-0-16-0

5.1

Bollinger to McCullum, 1 no ball, Bollinger oversteps and hits a good channel as McCullum pushes back to the bowler. Free-hit coming up...

5.1

Bollinger to McCullum, (no ball) SIX, another foot fault from Bollinger and McCullum picks it up and deposits it over fine leg for six

5.1

Bollinger to McCullum, 1 run, better length and McCullum tries to muscle it over the off side, he gets it high on the blade and Ponting takes the catch at mid off as they take the single from the free-hit

5.2

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, good length and Guptill drives back at the bowler

5.3

Bollinger to Guptill, FOUR, Bollinger provides Guptill with a juicy half volley and he pumps it over cover for four

5.4

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, better length outside off and Guptill plays to short cover

5.5

Bollinger to Guptill, no run, half volley on off stump and Guptill drives to mid off without the usual ping off the bat

5.6

Bollinger to Guptill, 1 run, half volley on off stump and Guptill drives wide of Ponting at mid off for a quick single

End of over 6 (14 runs) New Zealand 50/0
MJ Guptill    21* (17b 3x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-30-0
BB McCullum    26* (21b 2x4 2x6)      RJ Harris    3-1-20-0

6.1

Johnson to Guptill, 1 run, full outside off stump and Guptill drives through the covers and Hussey tidies up to keep the scoring to one

6.2

Johnson to McCullum, FOUR, full and wide again but McCullum makes him pay as he hits underneath the ball and over cover point for four

6.3

Johnson to McCullum, no run, half volley just outside off and McCullum drives to Voges at backward point

6.4

Johnson to McCullum, no run, Johnson hits his length and beats McCullum who pushes at it outside off, super delivery

6.5

Johnson to McCullum, no run, shorter this time and McCullum moves back and tries to work it into the leg side but he gets a leading edge into the on side and it drops just in front of Johnson in his follow through

6.6

Johnson to McCullum, no run, good length on off stump and McCullum is back and defending into the off side, taking one hand off the bat

End of over 7 (5 runs) New Zealand 55/0
BB McCullum    30* (26b 3x4 2x6)      MG Johnson    1-0-5-0
MJ Guptill    22* (18b 3x4)      DE Bollinger    3-0-30-0

7.1

Watson to Guptill, no run, Watson immediately hits his length drawing Guptill forward and defending into the off side

7.2

Watson to Guptill, FOUR, fuller this time and Guptill stands tall and drives strongly through extra cover for four, glorious from the man with two toes on one foot

7.3

Watson to Guptill, FOUR, full and angled into leg stump and Guptill clips it over mid wicket for four runs, good stroke

7.4

Watson to Guptill, OUT, Watson is full again and Guptill isn't totally in control of the drive, nonetheless he hits it pretty cleanly but just off the carpet and Ponting swoops at short cover and collects a good catch low down, big wicket for Australia

MJ Guptill c Ponting b Watson 30 (34m 22b 5x4 0x6) SR: 136.36

7.5

Watson to Taylor, no run, good channel wide of off stump and Taylor allows it through to the keeper

7.6

Watson to Taylor, no run, good length and Taylor moves forward and plays to point

End of over 8 (8 runs) New Zealand 63/1
LRPL Taylor    0* (2b)      SR Watson    1-0-8-1
BB McCullum    30* (26b 3x4 2x6)      MG Johnson    1-0-5-0

8.1

Johnson to McCullum, no run, back of a length and McCullum plays into the on side

8.2

Johnson to McCullum, no run, good length, McCullum hops back and plays to mid on from the back foot

8.3

Johnson to McCullum, no run, good corridor from Johnson and McCullum is back and leaving

8.4

Johnson to McCullum, 1 wide, full and some genuine away swing to the right hander and McCullum watches it go by and it's called wide

8.4

Johnson to McCullum, no run, back of a length and outside off and he pushes into the point region

8.5

Johnson to McCullum, no run, fuller on middle stump and he punches firmly to mid on

8.6

Johnson to McCullum, no run, great channel to finish from Johnson and McCullum allows it through to Haddin

End of over 9 (1 run) New Zealand 64/1
BB McCullum    30* (32b 3x4 2x6)      MG Johnson    2-0-6-0
LRPL Taylor    0* (2b)      SR Watson    1-0-8-1

9.1

Watson to Taylor, no run, good channel and Taylor is happy to leave well outside off

9.2

Watson to Taylor, 1 run, good length on middle and Taylor pushes into the leg side to get off the mark

9.3

Watson to McCullum, no run, good length well outside off and McCullum plays and misses. It seems as though he's now ion two minds as to whether to play his natural game or not, knowing that the debutante Stewart is next in

9.4

Watson to McCullum, no run, McCullum advances and Watson bowls a wide slower ball and he leaves it alone

9.5

Watson to McCullum, no run, Watson bends his back and hits the wicket hard forcing McCullum into a back foot defensive stroke into the off side

9.6

Watson to McCullum, no run, good length but full enough to bring McCullum forward and he defends to short cover

End of over 10 (1 run) New Zealand 65/1
BB McCullum    30* (36b 3x4 2x6)      SR Watson    2-0-9-1
LRPL Taylor    1* (4b)      MG Johnson    2-0-6-0

Australia take the Bowling Power Play

10.1

Johnson to Taylor, 1 wide, Johnson errs on line and he strays down leg

10.1

Johnson to Taylor, no run, fuller this time and Taylor drives and misses. Well bowled from Johnson as he gets the ball to shape away from Taylor

10.2

Johnson to Taylor, 5 wides, great bumper from Johnson and Taylor just sways inside the line and it really takes off and flies over Haddin for four and it's called too high. Harsh decision going against Johnson there

10.2

Johnson to Taylor, no run, fuller on leg stump and Taylor is beaten, it takes him on the front pad and there is a stifled appeal but it's given not out

10.3

Johnson to Taylor, no run, fuller and Taylor drives into the on side

10.4

Johnson to Taylor, no run, half volley outside off stump and he drive to mid off

10.5

Johnson to Taylor, 1 wide, pitched up and far too wide of off stump

10.5

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, full and wide again and Taylor square drives to the off side sweeper

10.6

Johnson to McCullum, no run, good channel to finish outside off stump and McCullum leaves it alone

End of over 11 (8 runs) New Zealand 73/1
BB McCullum    30* (37b 3x4 2x6)      MG Johnson    3-0-14-0
LRPL Taylor    2* (9b)      SR Watson    2-0-9-1

11.1

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

11.2

Watson to Taylor, no run, half volley outside off and Taylor drives to Ponting at short cover

11.3

Watson to Taylor, no run, back of a length and Taylor pushes back to the bowler

11.4

Watson to Taylor, no run, good length again and Taylor plays from the crease into the off side

11.5

Watson to Taylor, no run, half volley on middle and Taylor drives firmly to White at mid wicket

11.6

Watson to Taylor, no run, back of a length and Taylor is nicely in behind it and defending into the off side. Taylor looks as though he really wants to get after it but Australia are doing a good job

End of over 12 (maiden) New Zealand 73/1
LRPL Taylor    2* (15b)      SR Watson    3-1-9-1
BB McCullum    30* (37b 3x4 2x6)      MG Johnson    3-0-14-0

12.1

Johnson to McCullum, 1 run, good length but too straight and McCullum whips it to deep backward square

12.2

Johnson to Taylor, 1 leg bye, Johnson misses his line again and it takes Taylor on the thigh and falls into the leg side

12.3

Johnson to McCullum, SIX, short from Johnson and McCullum is into position early and pulls over deep square leg for half a dozen

12.4

Johnson to McCullum, no run, better length and McCullum is in behind the line and playing to mid on

12.5

Johnson to McCullum, 1 run, short and in at the body and McCullum fends off his rib cage from his right hand glove and into the leg side for an easy single

12.6

Johnson to Taylor, 1 run, good length and it tails away from the right handed Taylor and takes the outside edge down to third man

End of over 13 (10 runs) New Zealand 83/1
LRPL Taylor    3* (17b)      MG Johnson    4-0-23-0
BB McCullum    38* (41b 3x4 3x6)      SR Watson    3-1-9-1

13.1

Watson to Taylor, 1 leg bye, good channel nips back and Taylor tries to square cut but misses, it takes him on the back pad but he's hit outside the line of off and Asad Rauf says not out

13.2

Watson to McCullum, no run, back of a length and McCullum plays back down the pitch

13.3

Watson to McCullum, no run, slower ball is shorter and wider and McCullum cuts backward of point but can't get enough on it to beat the point fieldsman

13.4

Watson to McCullum, 1 run, Watson hits the deck hard and defends into the off side, Voges picks it up and hits at the bowlers end but it was a well judged run and McCullum is home safe

13.5

Watson to Taylor, 1 run, slower ball and Taylor works it through the leg side to the sweeper

13.6

Watson to McCullum, SIX, McCullum advances and seizes the moment by hammering a good length ball over cover to the short boundary for six. He hit that like a tracer bullet. Just so clean. He will need to bat for a long period today if New Zealand are to post a competitive score

End of over 14 (9 runs) New Zealand 92/1
BB McCullum    45* (45b 3x4 4x6)      SR Watson    4-1-17-1
LRPL Taylor    4* (19b)      MG Johnson    4-0-23-0

14.1

Harris to Taylor, 1 run, fullish length and Taylor drives sweetly to Ponting at mid off, he throws it towards the stumps but wide of Haddin and they get an overthrow to fine leg

14.2

Harris to McCullum, no run, good length and McCullum plays a fraction too early and gets a leading edge into the off side

14.3

Harris to McCullum, 1 run, back of a length and McCullum pushes into the gap at point to the sweeper

14.4

Harris to Taylor, no run, good channel again from Harris and Taylor plays into the off side

14.5

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

14.6

Harris to McCullum, no run, bends his back again and McCullum pushes to Voges at point

End of over 15 (3 runs) New Zealand 95/1
BB McCullum    46* (48b 3x4 4x6)      RJ Harris    4-1-23-0
LRPL Taylor    6* (22b)      SR Watson    4-1-17-1

15.1

Hopes to Taylor, no run, slower ball to start from 'Catfish' Hopes and Taylor drives to point

15.2

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, full and outside off and Taylor square drives to deep point

15.3

Hopes to McCullum, 1 run, good length and McCullum comes forward and pushes slightly uppishly through mid off to the man on the fence

15.4

Hopes to Taylor, 1 run, back of a length and Taylor pushes to mid off and steals a quick single to the man on the 30m ring

15.5

Hopes to McCullum, 1 run, good length and McCullum uses the width to guide it to third man

15.6

Hopes to Taylor, no run, fuller on middle stump and driven back to the bowler. Let's have a drink

End of over 16 (4 runs) New Zealand 99/1
LRPL Taylor    8* (26b)      JR Hopes    1-0-4-0
BB McCullum    48* (50b 3x4 4x6)      RJ Harris    4-1-23-0

16.1

Harris to McCullum, 1 run, good length on off stump and McCullum plays into the off side for an easy single

16.2

Harris to Taylor, 1 run, Harris hits the corridor and Taylor moves back and defends off the outside half of the bat behind point for one

16.3

Harris to McCullum, no run, cracking delivery beats McCullum outside off. It seems as though there's a bit in the track if you really bend your back as Harris does every ball

16.4

Harris to McCullum, 1 run, too straight this time and McCullum clips it to fine leg to bring up his half-century well played

16.5

Harris to Taylor, 1 run, drawn forward and played to mid off for a quick single, well run

16.6

Harris to McCullum, 1 leg bye, angled towards leg stump and McCullum misses, it takes him on the pad and they take a run into the leg side. Harris is adamant it deserves a closer look but the umpire isn't interested

End of over 17 (5 runs) New Zealand 104/1
BB McCullum    50* (54b 3x4 4x6)      RJ Harris    5-1-27-0
LRPL Taylor    10* (28b)      JR Hopes    1-0-4-0

17.1

Hopes to McCullum, 1 run, back of a length and cut to third man

17.2

Hopes to Taylor, FOUR, slower ball is full and Taylor tries to make something out of nothing, hitting in the air just past cover for four

17.3

Hopes to Taylor, no run, full on middle and worked into the leg side

17.4

Hopes to Taylor, no run, back of a length, gets Taylor high on the blade as he looks to play through the off side

17.5

Hopes to Taylor, no run, fuller again and Taylor drives to White at cover

17.6

Hopes to Taylor, no run, pitched up and Taylor plays to Ponting at mid wicket

End of over 18 (5 runs) New Zealand 109/1
LRPL Taylor    14* (33b 1x4)      JR Hopes    2-0-9-0
BB McCullum    51* (55b 3x4 4x6)      RJ Harris    5-1-27-0

18.1

Hauritz to McCullum, no run, tossed up on the yorker length and driven back to the bowler

18.2

Hauritz to McCullum, 1 run, full on leg stump and whipped through the leg side to deep forward square leg

18.3

Hauritz to Taylor, no run, fuller again and Taylor clips to mid wicket

18.4

Hauritz to Taylor, no run, Taylor showing a lot of frustration here as he hits straight to cover

18.5

Hauritz to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor uses softer hands this time and gets one into the off side

18.6

Hauritz to McCullum, 1 run, flatter and cut to deep point

End of over 19 (3 runs) New Zealand 112/1
BB McCullum    53* (58b 3x4 4x6)      NM Hauritz    1-0-3-0
LRPL Taylor    15* (36b 1x4)      JR Hopes    2-0-9-0

19.1

Hopes to McCullum, 2 runs, shortish and it at the hip and clipped backward of square on the leg side for a couple to the sweeper. It was tight but well run

19.2

Hopes to McCullum, 3 wides, angled down the leg side and Haddin misses the ball and removes the bails without the ball and they get a couple to fine leg

19.2

Hopes to McCullum, 2 leg byes, too straight again and it takes McCullum on the hip and runs fine to fine leg

19.3

Hopes to McCullum, no run, back of a length outside off and McCullum pushes into the off side

19.4

Hopes to McCullum, 1 run, good length and McCullum plays it to third man

19.5

Hopes to Taylor, OUT, full on leg stick and Taylor clips it from the middle of the bat out to deep square leg where Hussey moves quickly and takes a good diving catch low down

LRPL Taylor c Hussey b Hopes 15 (53m 37b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.54

19.6

Hopes to McCullum, no run, good length and played into the off side, McCullum calls yes then immediately no

End of over 20 (8 runs) New Zealand 120/2
BB McCullum    56* (63b 3x4 4x6)      JR Hopes    3-0-15-1
SL Stewart    0* (0b)      NM Hauritz    1-0-3-0

20.1

Hauritz to Stewart, no run, tossed up outside off and Stewart square drives to backward point

20.2

Hauritz to Stewart, no run, slightly shorter this time and played to backward point again

20.3

Hauritz to Stewart, no run, fuller and straighter and played back to the bowler

20.4

Hauritz to Stewart, 2 runs, good length, spinning back into him and he pushes off the outside edge, just past the outstretched hand of first slip for a couple

20.5

Hauritz to Stewart, 1 leg bye, straighter and he moves across his stumps and tries to play into the leg side, it takes him on the pad and runs down to fine leg

20.6

Hauritz to McCullum, no run, tossed up on middle and McCullum defends into the leg side

End of over 21 (3 runs) New Zealand 123/2
BB McCullum    56* (64b 3x4 4x6)      NM Hauritz    2-0-5-0
SL Stewart    2* (5b)      JR Hopes    3-0-15-1

21.1

Hopes to Stewart, 1 run, good channel but just enough width to use the pace and play to third man

21.2

Hopes to McCullum, no run, slower ball back of a length and McCullum pushes towards mid on but can't beat Ponting at mid wicket

21.3

Hopes to McCullum, 1 run, back of a length and pushed back past the bowler to long on

21.4

Hopes to Stewart, 1 run, too straight and whipped down to fine leg

21.5

Hopes to McCullum, 1 run, short outside off and cut hard to deep point

21.6

Hopes to Stewart, no run, back of a length, Stewart drives on the up but drags it to Ponting at mid wicket

End of over 22 (4 runs) New Zealand 127/2
SL Stewart    4* (8b)      JR Hopes    4-0-19-1
BB McCullum    58* (67b 3x4 4x6)      NM Hauritz    2-0-5-0

22.1

Hauritz to McCullum, 1 run, tossed up on middle and it's full enough to drive firmly to long on

22.2

Hauritz to Stewart, OUT, Stewart comes down the track, looks to hit it straight down the ground in the air but drags it towards Watson at long on who takes the simplest of catches

SL Stewart c Watson b Hauritz 4 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

22.3

Hauritz to McCullum, 1 run, short and cut nicely to deep point

22.4

Hauritz to Styris, no run, tossed up and defended into the off side

22.5

Hauritz to Styris, no run, fuller and Styris drives to Ponting at mid wicket

22.6

Hauritz to Styris, no run, shorter this time and Styris moves back and punches towards mid on but he can't beat Johnson wh hustles well from mid wicket to save the single

End of over 23 (2 runs) New Zealand 129/3
SB Styris    0* (3b)      NM Hauritz    3-0-7-1
BB McCullum    60* (69b 3x4 4x6)      JR Hopes    4-0-19-1

23.1

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, good length adn McCullum pushes into the off side

23.2

Bollinger to McCullum, no run, good length and McCullum is nicely in behind it and defending into the off side

23.3

Bollinger to McCullum, 1 run, fuller from Bollinger and the slower ball has McCullum playing too early and hits in the air but just short of Johnson at mid off

23.4

Bollinger to Styris, no run, back of a length angling across the right hander and Styris square drives to cover point

23.5

Bollinger to Styris, no run, good length and Styris has found his timing immediately playing to cover point

23.6

Bollinger to Styris, no run, back of a length on middle stump and Styris plays to mid on off the back foot

End of over 24 (1 run) New Zealand 130/3
SB Styris    0* (6b)      DE Bollinger    4-0-31-0
BB McCullum    61* (72b 3x4 4x6)      NM Hauritz    3-0-7-1

24.1

Hauritz to McCullum, no run, full and driven to mid wicket

24.2

Hauritz to McCullum, no run, better length and McCullum tries to play into the leg side with soft hands but can't find the gap

24.3

Hauritz to McCullum, OUT, uses his feet and chips it straight to White at mid wicket. Poor dismissal as the pressure told and Australia are extremely happy to remove the dangerman

BB McCullum c White b Hauritz 61 (107m 75b 3x4 4x6) SR: 81.33

24.4

Hauritz to Vettori, 1 leg bye, Vettori tries to sweep immediately and it hits him on the body and runs past Haddin on the off side

24.5

Hauritz to Styris, 1 run, Styris gets the front foot down the track and laps it fine

24.6

Hauritz to Vettori, 1 run, Hauritz comes wide on the crease and angles into the pads and Vettori plays through the leg side

End of over 25 (3 runs) New Zealand 133/4
DL Vettori    1* (2b)      NM Hauritz    4-0-9-2
SB Styris    1* (7b)      DE Bollinger    4-0-31-0

25.1

Bollinger to Vettori, 1 run, good length on off stump and Vettori still has enough width to guide it to third man

25.2

Bollinger to Styris, 1 run, bac of a length in at the hip and Styris takes a quick single into the leg side

25.3

Bollinger to Vettori, 1 run, good length and Vettori drives on the up from the outside half of the bat to third man

25.4

Bollinger to Styris, no run, great length and Styris moves back and punches to mid off

25.5

Bollinger to Styris, no run, Bollinger continues to bend his back and hits the bat hard as Styris is back and defending into the off side

25.6

Bollinger to Styris, no run, great corridor again from Bollinger and Styris pushes off the back foot into the off side

End of over 26 (3 runs) New Zealand 136/4
SB Styris    2* (11b)      DE Bollinger    5-0-34-0
DL Vettori    3* (4b)      NM Hauritz    4-0-9-2

26.1

Hauritz to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori leans forward and sweeps from middle and off through the leg side to Hopes on the boundary at square leg

26.2

Hauritz to Styris, 1 run, shortish and Styris moves back and cuts to short third man for a quick single

26.3

Hauritz to Vettori, 1 run, good length outside off and he plays inside out through backward point to the sweeper Bollinger who does well with White to keep the scoring to one

26.4

Hauritz to Styris, 1 run, pitched up and dips quickly but Styris plays nicely through square leg for a single

26.5

Hauritz to Vettori, no run, flatter and Vettori cuts off the inside edge past Haddin into the leg side

26.6

Hauritz to Vettori, 1 run, uses his feet this time and is half-defeated in flight as he drives back past the bowler

End of over 27 (5 runs) New Zealand 141/4
DL Vettori    6* (8b)      NM Hauritz    5-0-14-2
SB Styris    4* (13b)      DE Bollinger    5-0-34-0

27.1

Hopes to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori walks across his stumps and clips to fine leg

27.2

Hopes to Styris, 1 run, full and driven to White at cover and he struggles to get a hand on it and misfields allowing a single

27.3

Hopes to Vettori, 1 run, good length and Vettori waits for it and punches through the off side to the sweeper

27.4

Hopes to Styris, no run, back of a length and Styris moves back and punches into the off side

27.5

Hopes to Styris, 1 run, too straight and clipped to fine leg

27.6

Hopes to Vettori, 1 run, short ball pulled ot to deep backward square, they look for two but aren't prepared to take any risks

End of over 28 (5 runs) New Zealand 146/4
DL Vettori    9* (11b)      JR Hopes    5-0-24-1
SB Styris    6* (16b)      NM Hauritz    5-0-14-2

28.1

Johnson to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori shuffles across his stumps and clips a full ball outside off to fine leg

28.2

Johnson to Styris, 1 run, good length and Styris plays nicely into the leg side to rotate the strike

28.3

Johnson to Vettori, no run, full inswinging delivery and Vettori misses as he tries to play to leg, Johnson appeals but it's going well down leg

28.4

Johnson to Vettori, 1 leg bye, full inswinger again and it takes Vettori on the pads and rolls into the leg side

28.5

Johnson to Styris, 1 run, fullish on middle and Styris whips it through the leg side to the sweeper

28.6

Johnson to Vettori, 1 run, good channel outside off and Vettori drives off the inside half of the bat to fine leg

End of over 29 (5 runs) New Zealand 151/4
DL Vettori    11* (15b)      MG Johnson    5-0-27-0
SB Styris    8* (18b)      JR Hopes    5-0-24-1

29.1

Hopes to Vettori, 1 run, walks across his stumps again and gets an inside edge onto his pad and takes a single into the leg side

29.2

Hopes to Styris, OUT, Hopes hits a good fullish length and Styris plays a fraction early, it takes a leading edge and floats back to Hopes who takes a good catch low down in his follow through

SB Styris c & b Hopes 8 (30m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.10

29.3

Hopes to Hopkins, no run, back of a length and it really flies through quickly and Hopkins is beaten outside off

29.4

Hopes to Hopkins, no run, bumper from Hopes and Hopkins ducks underneath it

29.5

Hopes to Hopkins, no run, good length draws Hopkins forward, he defends with bat and pad close together, Hopes appeals but there's too much doubt to give it out

29.6

Hopes to Hopkins, 1 run, fuller outside off and Hopkins pushes off the outside half of the blade past point for a single

End of over 30 (2 runs) New Zealand 153/5
GJ Hopkins    1* (4b)      JR Hopes    6-0-26-2
DL Vettori    12* (16b)      MG Johnson    5-0-27-0

30.1

Johnson to Hopkins, no run, good length in at the body and Hopkins is tightly in behind it and playing into the leg side

30.2

Johnson to Hopkins, 1 run, in at the body again but too straight and he whips it off his hip to fine leg

30.3

Johnson to Vettori, no run, inswinging yorker and Vettori walks across his stumps and clips it to backward square

30.4

Johnson to Vettori, OUT, full and swings into Vettori who stays on the crease and is trapped dea in front, no problems giving that out for umpire Baxter, that was very adjacent

DL Vettori lbw b Johnson 12 (27m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

30.5

Johnson to Franklin, no run, Johnson bends his back and forces Franklin back immediately and defending into the off side

30.6

Johnson to Franklin, no run, fuller this time and driven to mid off

End of over 31 (1 run) New Zealand 154/6
JEC Franklin    0* (2b)      MG Johnson    6-0-28-1
GJ Hopkins    2* (6b)      JR Hopes    6-0-26-2

31.1

Hopes to Hopkins, no run, good length, Hopkins comes forward and plays to cover

31.2

Hopes to Hopkins, 1 run, full and driven through the gap at point to the sweeper. New Zealand need a partnership here because in the last 10-15 overs they have folded faster than Superman on laundry day

31.3

Hopes to Franklin, 2 runs, full outside off and Franklin drives firmly through the covers for a couple

31.4

Hopes to Franklin, 1 run, better length this time and Franklin pushes through the covers to the sweeper

31.5

Hopes to Hopkins, 1 run, short and at the body and Hopkins plays it around the corner to fine leg

31.6

Hopes to Franklin, no run, back of a length and Franklin stands tall and punches to mid wicket

End of over 32 (5 runs) New Zealand 159/6
JEC Franklin    3* (5b)      JR Hopes    7-0-31-2
GJ Hopkins    4* (9b)      MG Johnson    6-0-28-1

32.1

Johnson to Hopkins, no run, half volley on off and Hopkins plays nicely to mid off

32.2

Johnson to Hopkins, no run, fuller again outside off and Hopkinds drives without any timing to mid off

32.3

Johnson to Hopkins, no run, full again and wider of off stump and Hopkins drives but misses, well bowled

32.4

Johnson to Hopkins, 1 run, pitched up again and Hopkins drives off the outside half of the bat to third man

32.5

Johnson to Franklin, no run, bumper angled down leg but it's just close enough to Franklin not to be called wide

32.6

Johnson to Franklin, no run, half volley crunched straight to mid off

End of over 33 (1 run) New Zealand 160/6
JEC Franklin    3* (7b)      MG Johnson    7-0-29-1
GJ Hopkins    5* (13b)      JR Hopes    7-0-31-2

33.1

Hopes to Hopkins, no run, good length outside off and Hopkins pushes into the off side

33.2

Hopes to Hopkins, no run, back of a length and played back to the bowler

33.3

Hopes to Hopkins, 1 run, good length draws Hopkins forward and he uses the pace to play to third man

33.4

Hopes to Franklin, no run, fullish length and Franklin pushes his hands at the ball and plays to point

33.5

Hopes to Franklin, no run, Hopes hits the wicket hard and Franklin is solid and punching to mid off

33.6

Hopes to Franklin, 1 run, fraction too straight and Franklin works it through the leg side

End of over 34 (2 runs) New Zealand 162/6
JEC Franklin    4* (10b)      JR Hopes    8-0-33-2
GJ Hopkins    6* (16b)      MG Johnson    7-0-29-1

34.1

Harris to Franklin, no run, good length outside off and Franklin drives on the up to cover

34.2

Harris to Franklin, no run, back of a length and Franklin drives off the inside edge back to the bowler

34.3

Harris to Franklin, no run, full and driven sweetly to mid off

34.4

Harris to Franklin, no run, good length and Franklin drags the drive into the leg side

34.5

Harris to Franklin, no run, back of a length on off stump and Franklin plays back to the bowler

34.6

Harris to Franklin, 1 run, good length to finish and Franklin moves back and punches through mid wicket for a single

End of over 35 (1 run) New Zealand 163/6
JEC Franklin    5* (16b)      RJ Harris    6-1-28-0
GJ Hopkins    6* (16b)      JR Hopes    8-0-33-2

35.1

Hopes to Franklin, no run, angled into middle stump and clipped to mid wicket

35.2

Hopes to Franklin, no run, good delivery angled back into middle stump, Franklin drives but misses and is taken high on the back leg

35.3

Hopes to Franklin, no run, good channel and he beats Franklin outside off stump, great delivery

35.4

Hopes to Franklin, 1 run, fuller this time and driven to long on

35.5

Hopes to Hopkins, no run, this one really takes off and beats Hopkins, the bowler and keeper go up but there's no edge or deviation

35.6

Hopes to Hopkins, no run, good length and Hopkins plays off the inside half of the bat to the on side

End of over 36 (1 run) New Zealand 164/6
GJ Hopkins    6* (18b)      JR Hopes    9-0-34-2
JEC Franklin    6* (20b)      RJ Harris    6-1-28-0

36.1

Hauritz to Franklin, no run, tossed up on leg stump and played towards mid on but Hauritz moves quickly to field

36.2

Hauritz to Franklin, 1 run, short into the pads and whipped through square leg

36.3

Hauritz to Hopkins, 2 runs, tossed up and Hopkins uses his feet and drives strongly to Hussey at deep point and they have enough time to complete two

36.4

Hauritz to Hopkins, 1 run, flatter and Hopkins punches off the back foot through point to the man on the fence

36.5

Hauritz to Franklin, 1 run, quicker and angled down leg and Franklin rolls with it, playing to fine leg

36.6

Hauritz to Hopkins, 1 run, good length outside off turning back into the batsman and he squeezes it into the off side for a quick single to short fine leg

End of over 37 (6 runs) New Zealand 170/6
GJ Hopkins    10* (21b)      NM Hauritz    6-0-20-2
JEC Franklin    8* (23b)      JR Hopes    9-0-34-2

37.1

Hopes to Hopkins, 1 run, back of a length and he uses the pace and plays to third man

37.2

Hopes to Franklin, 1 run, good length and driven to mid off for a quick single

37.3

Hopes to Hopkins, no run, good length again and Hopkins pushes back along the pitch

37.4

Hopes to Hopkins, 1 wide, bumper from Hopes and it's too high and just down the leg side so called wide

37.4

Hopes to Hopkins, 1 run, good length narrowing into off stump and Hopkins pushes through cover point to the sweeper

37.5

Hopes to Franklin, 1 leg bye, angled into leg stick and Franklin misses, it takes him on the pad and they take a leg bye into the leg side

37.6

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

End of over 38 (5 runs) New Zealand 175/6
GJ Hopkins    12* (25b)      JR Hopes    10-0-38-2
JEC Franklin    9* (25b)      NM Hauritz    6-0-20-2

38.1

Hauritz to Franklin, 1 run, tossed up on off and pushed into the off side for a single

38.2

Hauritz to Hopkins, 1 run, tossed up outside off and this one bites, takes the inside edge of the bat and rolls into the leg side

38.3

Hauritz to Franklin, OUT, Franklin goes down on one knee and tries to sweep a ball that is down the leg side, he gets a glove on it and drags it back onto the stumps. That is unlucky but when things aren't goin so well those things tend to go against you

JEC Franklin b Hauritz 10 (30m 27b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.03

38.4

Hauritz to Tuffey, 1 run, full and swept through forward square leg for a single to the man in the deep

38.5

Hauritz to Hopkins, 1 run, tossed up and driven to long on

38.6

Hauritz to Tuffey, no run, nicely flighted and Tuffey defends back to the bowler

End of over 39 (4 runs) New Zealand 179/7
DR Tuffey    1* (2b)      NM Hauritz    7-0-24-3
GJ Hopkins    14* (27b)      JR Hopes    10-0-38-2

39.1

Watson to Hopkins, FOUR, back of a length and Hopkins gets underneath it and ramps it over backward point for four

39.2

Watson to Hopkins, no run, good length and Hopkins pushes to point

39.3

Watson to Hopkins, 1 run, slightly fuller and straighter and Hopkins plays nicely into the leg side through mid wicket to the man on the rope

39.4

Watson to Tuffey, no run, good length on middle and off and played into the off side

39.5

Watson to Tuffey, SIX, back of a length from Watson and Tuffey sits back and pullspwerfully over id wicket for six! That is an amazing stroke from a decent length delivery. I think everyone at the ground is as surprised as me

39.6

Watson to Tuffey, 1 run, fuller this time and Tuffey pushes into mid wicket to retain the strike

End of over 40 (12 runs) New Zealand 191/7
DR Tuffey    8* (5b 1x6)      SR Watson    5-1-29-1
GJ Hopkins    19* (30b 1x4)      NM Hauritz    7-0-24-3

40.1

Hauritz to Tuffey, 1 run, short and cut backward of point to the man on the fence

40.2

Hauritz to Hopkins, 1 run, tossed up and driven through the off side to long off

40.3

Hauritz to Tuffey, 2 runs, flatter again and Tuffey moves back and drvies off the back foot through cover for a couple to Hussey on the boundary

40.4

Hauritz to Tuffey, SIX, fuller again from Hauritz, Tuffey goes down on one knee and sweeps over deep backward square for six

40.5

Hauritz to Tuffey, SIX, shorter and flatter from Hauritz and Tuffey is seeing is so clearly he moves back and pulls over the same region for six more

40.6

Hauritz to Tuffey, SIX, full and wide of off stump, Tuffey goes down on one knee and slog sweeps straight down the ground fro six more. That's three in a row for the big fella! Sensational stuff

End of over 41 (22 runs) New Zealand 213/7
DR Tuffey    29* (10b 4x6)      NM Hauritz    8-0-46-3
GJ Hopkins    20* (31b 1x4)      SR Watson    5-1-29-1

41.1

Watson to Hopkins, OUT, back of a length and Hopkins tries to play square into the off side but it takes the outside edge and through to Haddin. Crucial breakthrough as it's the first ball of the Batting Power Play

GJ Hopkins c †Haddin b Watson 20 (49m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

41.2

Watson to Bond, no run, good length and Bond tries to play square into the off side with an open face and he misses

41.3

Watson to Bond, 1 run, fullish and Bond plays into the leg side to get underway

41.4

Watson to Tuffey, no run, yorker and Tuffey drives to cover

41.5

Watson to Tuffey, no run, yorker dug out into the on side

41.6

Watson to Tuffey, FOUR, low full toss and Tuffey clips him backward of square on the leg side for four, super stroke and great timing

End of over 42 (5 runs) New Zealand 218/8
DR Tuffey    33* (13b 1x4 4x6)      SR Watson    6-1-34-2
SE Bond    1* (2b)      NM Hauritz    8-0-46-3

42.1

Johnson to Bond, FOUR, full outside off from Johnson and Bond pushes the bat at it, it comes off the middle and runs backward of point for four

42.2

Johnson to Bond, 1 run, fullish length and he pushes through the off side to the man on the fence at point

42.3

Johnson to Tuffey, no run, back of a length outside off and he plays and misses

42.4

Johnson to Tuffey, 1 run, fullish length on middle and he works it through mid wicket for one

42.5

Johnson to Bond, 5 runs, Bond pushes back into the leg side, Johson runs to retrieve it, he picks it up and throws at the non-strikers stumps but misses and goes for five

42.6

Johnson to Tuffey, no run, good bumper and Tuffey tries to pull, gets it high on the blade, it loops into the leg side and Haddin can't quite make enough ground to get under the catch

End of over 43 (11 runs) New Zealand 229/8
DR Tuffey    34* (16b 1x4 4x6)      MG Johnson    8-0-40-1
SE Bond    11* (5b 1x4)      SR Watson    6-1-34-2

43.1

Harris to Bond, SIX, good length ball, Bond leans back and clubs it straight over the bowlers' head for half a dozen. What a stroke!

43.2

Harris to Bond, 1 run, full on off and he pushes into the off side for an easy single with the men inside the circle back on the edge

43.3

Harris to Tuffey, OUT, half volley and Tuffey cracks it back at Harris and he twists in his follow through to take a superb grab and Tuffey's cameo is over. That is a superb cacth from Harris, you just can't keep him out of the action, nor the wickets

DR Tuffey c & b Harris 34 (25m 17b 1x4 4x6) SR: 200.00

43.4

Harris to Southee, 1 run, goes for the yorker, just misses his length and Southee clips it through mid wicket to the man on the fence

43.5

Harris to Bond, 1 run, yorker dug out to third man

43.6

Harris to Southee, no run, short ball and Southee sees it early and pulls but he misses

End of over 44 (9 runs) New Zealand 238/9
TG Southee    1* (2b)      RJ Harris    7-1-37-1
SE Bond    19* (8b 1x4 1x6)      MG Johnson    8-0-40-1

44.1

Johnson to Bond, OUT, pitched up on off stump, Bond tries to hit it over mid on but gets it low on the bat and Hauritz moves forward and takes a good catch at ground level and New Zealand are bowled out for the third consecutive match

SE Bond c Hauritz b Johnson 19 (15m 9b 1x4 1x6) SR: 211.11

New Zealand have collapsed from 120 for one to be 238 all out. Some soft dismissals were the cause, it must be said, however Australia were able to create enough pressure, especially from Hauritz at a crucial time. The crucial loss was McCullum for 61 off 75 balls just as he was looking to accumulate through the middle and the hosts were unable to gain any momentum from then on, losing wickets consistently right through the innings.

Nathan Hauritz was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors, taking three for 46, with his only blip being hit for three consecutive sixes by Daryl Tuffey. Shane Watson continues to take crucial wickets at vital moments, dismissing Guptill just when New Zealand were starting to gain the upper hand and then Hopkins from the first ball of the Batting Power Play.

Join us in 40 minutes when Australia chase 239 to win and to take the series. See you soon

Welcome back. We have some bad news from Auckland as it has started to rain during the innings break. The covers are on the pitch and play will not start at the scheduled time.

6.05pm It is still raining here and while it is not heavy it has been a consistent downpour. There is enough moisture out there to keep the players from the field for a time yet. If we are able to get play before 6.30pm there will be no loss of overs, however, from that time on we will be losing time and overs. I will keep you posted.

6.55pm The rain has stopped and the ground staff are out in the middle trying to dry the ground which is quite damp without having any areas of the ground clogged with surface water.

Being a rugby venue, the drainage here is very good and, as long as there is no more rain, we should see some more play within the next hour at the worst.

The clouds are clearing and it looks as though we are only a matter of time away from getting a start. The match will be reduced, however, it is not yet certain as to how many overs will be bowled this evening.

7.05pm With the amount of moisture in the outfield, the umpires have decided to have another look in 15 minutes time and with clear skies above, it should be positive news at that.

7.40pm The players are on their way back out onto the field with Australia needing 200 to win from just 34 overs. Power Play 1 is 7 overs, Power Play 2 (bowling) is 4 overs and Power Play 3 (batting) is 3 overs long. Bond to begin to Watson

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