Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
98(133) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 8 0 1 1 4
GD Elliott
61(75) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 8 4 1 1 2 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

JR Hopes
O10.0
M1
R30
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IE O'Brien
O10.0
M0
R48
W2
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Australia have slid to their fifth consecutive defeat, that too at home. 226 was a competitive target on a slow pitch but New Zealand paced their innings brilliantly. They started patiently and McCullum was involved in two 40-plus partnerships with Fulton and Taylor to ensure his team didn;t lose early wickets. Taylor then added 72 with Elliot, but despite his dismissal, New Zealand were always in the hunt. Broom gave good support to Elliot, who made an unbeaten 61, and helped see his team through to a victory and a 2-0 lead.

Michael Clarke is the Man of the Match for his 98.

Clarke: "We fell a few runs short. The wicket was a little slow, and the spinners bowled pretty well, and I think I could have scored a little bit quicker. Our bowlers did a pretty good job, but we couldn't tighten them up in the middle overs. We need to close these games off, and be a little more positive and go for wickets than just try to contain them."

Vettori gets a huge cheer. "We've bowled exceptionally, especially Kyle Mills. Ross Taylor and Elliot batted superbly, so did Neil Broom and the fact that the youngsters are doing well shapes up really well for New Zealand cricket."

I know its Broom and not Warner. Sorry for the typo there, and thanks for pointing it out. Anyway, its been an exciting match and hopefully the next one in Sydney, on February 8, will be just as good. Australia have to win that to stay in the series. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us here at Cricinfo. Adios!

48.5
4
Hilfenhaus to Elliott, FOUR runs, That's it, all over! Short on middle and thats dismissed to the deep square-leg boundary

Just one hit needed from here

48.4
0
Hilfenhaus to Elliott, no run, bouncer on middle, goes for the pull, misses
48.3
1
Hilfenhaus to Broom, 1 run, low full toss on middle, he tries to drag it away wide of square leg but James Hopes fields well there to keep the batsmen down to a single
48.2
0
Hilfenhaus to Broom, no run, yorker on middle, well bowled, dug out back to the bowler
48.1
1
Hilfenhaus to Elliott, 1 run, full outside off, tries to drive through the line, gets an inside edge onto his pads and they take a quick single

6 needed off two overs

END OF OVER:
48 | 9 Runs | NZ: 220/4

  • NT Broom25 (19b)
  • GD Elliott56 (72b)
  • JR Hopes10-1-30-2
  • BW Hilfenhaus9-1-52-0
47.6
4
Hopes to Broom, FOUR runs, Australia are on their way to being down 2-0 here, short on middle and off, he steps out and slogs that over mid-on for a boundary

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Clarke
98(133) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 8 0 1 1 4
GD Elliott
61(75) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 8 4 1 1 2 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

JR Hopes
O10.0
M1
R30
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IE O'Brien
O10.0
M0
R48
W2
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF