Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    5.5 length ball outside off has Hughes playing a loose shot and finds the edge, Taylor takes a simple catch at first slip 25/1
    79
    261
    191
    8
    1
    41.36
    61.5 around the wicket does the trick this time for Arnell as he beats the bat of Katich and hits him below the knee roll in front of middle and off, looking likely to hit leg stump. Huge celebrations from the New Zealanders 176/4
    35.1 back over the wicket from Arnel has Katich pushing the ball into the covers and takes off for the single, Ponting is hesitant and Watling flies in and hits the stumps with a diving underarm flick. Out by a long way 104/2
    38.5 finds the outside edge again as Hussey looks to drive through the off side, this time the ball flies between second and third slip and Watling takes a sharp catch going to his right. Another sharp piece of fielding from Watling 115/3
    123.3 leg-side stumping, smart stuff from Vettori, he knew Clarke would attack him, gave it some air and got it to drift down the leg side, Clarke gave him the charge and couldn't get his bat to it as it slipped down past his pads, McCullum collected well and clipped the bails to find him well short, a fine knock that put Australia in control ends, Clarke departs for his highest Test score 429/5
    not out
    112
    300
    208
    11
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    53.84
    not out
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    30
    18
    2
    0
    61.11
    Extras
    24 (b 2, lb 15, nb 5, w 2)
    TOTAL
    459/5d (131 Overs, RR: 3.50, 562 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (PJ Hughes, 5.5 ov), 2-104 (RT Ponting, 35.1 ov), 3-115 (MEK Hussey, 38.5 ov), 4-176 (SM Katich, 61.5 ov), 5-429 (MJ Clarke, 123.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    CS Martin30311513.8303
    TG Southee1946803.5701
    BJ Arnel2648923.4210
    DR Tuffey2274902.2210
    DL Vettori33511113.3601
    MJ Guptill1010010.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    17.4 gone, McIntosh's torture ends, Harris gets his maiden Test wicket, he's been leaving those deliveries until now but fell for one that pitched on a good length and left him a touch, drove at it hard, got a thick outside edge to Hussey who hangs on to a sharp catch at gully 31/3
    0.5 gone first ball, trapped in front, some swing there for Bollinger, swung in to land on middle and moved down to strike him on the pads in front of middle and leg, Watling was half-forward and tried to drive that through the leg side, missed and was caught plumb 3/1
    12.6 run-out, they've been grinding it out all this while and suddenly decide to scramble for a quick single that just isn't there, dropped on the pitch and Ingram rushes in at the striker's end but Johnson gets there before him, kicking the ball onto the stumps to find him miles short 14/2
    26.1 edged and superbly taken by North at third slip! Bolly comes back strikes with his first ball of a new spell, short of a length, surprised Taylor a bit with the extent of bounce on that one, played at it off the back foot, got a thick edge and Marcus North dived full length to his right to pluck a sharp one 43/4
    56.3 a rising delivery back of a length from Bollinger, Guptill looks tentative outside the off stump as he looks to defend but gets a feather of an edge and Haddin does the rest to his right. Good aggression from Bollinger who is straight into his work 148/7
    47.5 similar ball from Harris but a touch shorter and Vettori looks to drive again but doesn't get to the pitch and only manages to get an edge to the right of second slip, a sharp catch taken by Ponting 112/5
    56.1 back of a length and McCullum is quick onto the pull shot but swings it into the air off the toe of the bat down to fine leg, Harris takes a very well judged catch running and diving forward at fine leg. Very nicely taken from Harris but a rash shot from McCullum 148/6
    58.3 length ball outside the off stump, Tuffey defends with soft hands into the cover regions, looks like a safe single but great work from Hauritz at point who picks up and throws with one hand and hits the stumps. Not a huge appeal but referred and Tuffey hasn't grounded his bat and inches short 154/8
    59.1 length ball and Southee who has no faith in Martin as he swings to mid wicket, big noise as the ball passes the bat. The Australians are confident and Southee is given out but he refers the decision instantly. Clearly a noise as the ball passes the bat but nothing from hot spot. The replay suggests there is no contact with the bat but no concrete evidence to reverse the decision. Unlucky for Southee but great news for this Australian side who has come out this morning and done the business with some good aggressive bowling 157/10
    58.4 first ball batting in test cricket for Arnell, back of a length from Bollinger angling across the right hander and Arnell gets a feather on the ball to the safe hands of Ponting at second slip who takes a good catch leaning forward 156/9
    not out
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    Extras
    17 (lb 4, nb 11, w 2)
    TOTAL
    157 all out (59.1 Overs, RR: 2.65, 247 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (BJ Watling, 0.5 ov), 2-14 (PJ Ingram, 12.6 ov), 3-31 (TG McIntosh, 17.4 ov), 4-43 (LRPL Taylor, 26.1 ov), 5-112 (DL Vettori, 47.5 ov), 6-148 (BB McCullum, 56.1 ov), 7-148 (MJ Guptill, 56.3 ov), 8-154 (DR Tuffey, 58.3 ov), 9-156 (BJ Arnel, 58.4 ov), 10-157 (TG Southee, 59.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DE Bollinger1342852.1513
    RJ Harris1744222.4712
    MG Johnson11.153813.4000
    NM Hauritz1443902.7806
    MJ North41601.5000
  • BATSMEN
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    34.2 full and straight and Watling looks to play the ball square on the leg side but cannot get any bat on it. Huge appeal and umpire Gould has no hesitation in raising the finger. After discussion with McIntosh, Watling asks for the decision to be reviewed. Has it pitched in line with the leg stump......just. That's out 70/1
    69.5 full ball angling into the stumps has McIntosh pushing forward, good drift and no turn as the ball finds the inside edge and Katich takes a good sharp catch under the helmet. That brings to an end a fine and disciplined innings from McIntosh 183/5
    38.3 back of a length angling across Ingram who pushes at a ball well wide of the off stump and manages only to get a feather on it through to Haddin who takes the simpliest of catches 78/2
    47.3 back of a length ball well outside the off stump hits the foot marks and turns sharply and keeps low. Taylor doesn't offer a shot as the ball crashes into the pads at shin height. Big appeal but not given, the Australians refer the decision and whilst the ball is hitting Taylor outside the line of the off stump, it is going on to hit middle with no shot played, that's out and a huge disappointment for New Zealand. Hauritz has won the battle this time 115/3
    58.6 full again and Guptill looks to drive but doesn't quite get his weight forward and meekly chips it to short extra cover where North makes no mistake. A rather soft dismissal that will disappoint Guptill 136/4
    105.6 full ball well down the leg side has Vettori sweeping but can only manage a thin under edge as the ball turns and crashes into the leg stump 309/6
    127.5 disaster for New Zealand as Harris hits a good channel back of a length and McCullum meekly fends at the ball off the back foot and finds a juicy outside edge to the right of Clarke at first slip 388/7
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    121
    97
    5
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    48.45
    129.1 full ball wide of the off stump from Harris has Southee chasing the ball and can only managed a healthy edge that flies to Clarke at first slip who takes a comfotable catch just to his right. Not what was needed from Southee as he exposes Arnell to a king pair 392/8
    131.6 full and straight and Arnel looks to hit the ball off the front foot through mid wicket but cannot get any bat on it. The umpire has no hesitation in saying that is out as the ball crashes into the front pad. Tuffey suggests Arnell refer that but the signs are not good as the ball would have clipped the bails in front of middle and leg to confirm the umpires decision 396/9
    134.5 full and straight and too good for Martin who looks to defend but finds only air as the ball crashes into middle stump to bring the New Zealand innings to a close 407/10
    Extras
    27 (b 1, lb 14, nb 11, w 1)
    TOTAL
    407 all out (f/o) (134.5 Overs, RR: 3.01, 540 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-70 (BJ Watling, 34.2 ov), 2-78 (PJ Ingram, 38.3 ov), 3-115 (LRPL Taylor, 47.3 ov), 4-136 (MJ Guptill, 58.6 ov), 5-183 (TG McIntosh, 69.5 ov), 6-309 (DL Vettori, 105.6 ov), 7-388 (BB McCullum, 127.5 ov), 8-392 (TG Southee, 129.1 ov), 9-396 (BJ Arnel, 131.6 ov), 10-407 (CS Martin, 134.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DE Bollinger2738022.9612
    RJ Harris2437743.2000
    MG Johnson29.5710713.5801
    NM Hauritz491611932.4208
    MJ North52901.8000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 19 Mar - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 316/4 (MJ Clarke 100*, MJ North 52*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 20 Mar - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 108/4 (MJ Guptill 19*, DL Vettori 42*, 47 ov)
  • Sun, 21 Mar - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 187/5 (DL Vettori 18*, BB McCullum 4*, 72 ov)
  • Mon, 22 Mar - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 369/6 (BB McCullum 94*, DR Tuffey 23*, 124 ov)
  • Tue, 23 Mar - day 5 - Australia 2nd innings 106/0 (23 ov) - end of match

Match Notes