Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    17.5 Caught behind! Johnson from around the wicket angles in, good length, shaping away a touch, Watling drives, edges, and Haddin takes the simplest of catches. Commentators curse. Watling had been so disciplined. He's furious he played at that. Johnson's great spell continues. 53/2
    13.2 Bowled him! Johnson delivers a good length angling in to middle and off, 150kph, McIntosh caught on the crease, leaves a gap between bat and pad and the ball zips through and cannons into middle and off. Johnson grabs the first in typical fashion. Raw pace, bails flying. 40/1
    38.3 LBW! Well flighted, slower, Sinclair prods forward to defend, it pitches outside off, slides on straight, hits him on the knee roll infront of off stump, big appeal, that's out. Aleem Dar had no hesitation in raising his finger. 119/4
    33.6 Caught behind! Well bowled, good length across the right-hander, Taylor drawn to play, it brushes the outside edge and Haddin gets another simple catch. He does that so often Johnson. New Zealand's best player is out. 107/3
    87.5 Caught! Great catch by Ponting at second slip. Guptill flashed hard at a drive to a good length ball going across him, it fizzed off the edge and flew head height to Ponting's left and he took it with two hands almost behind his left shoulder. that was humming. 273/8
    47.5 LBW! Hauritz delivers very full drifting in to off stump, Vettori sweeps, he gets hit on the pad, his bat is close it flies to slip and is caught. Big appeal, Asad Rauf gives it out lbw! Daniel Vettori refers it hoping he got outside the line. After what seams an eternity, virtual says part of the ball hit in line and it was hitting off stump flush. Very similar to Clarke's lbw this morning. Vettori has to go. 152/5
    80.3 Caught! Back of a length across McCullum, he shuffles back and across and guides it in the air straight to gully and Hussey holds a good sharp chance moving left. The new ball strikes 239/6
    84.1 Caught! Back of a length outside off angling across, Patel rose with the bounce, fended away from his body, edged to third slip and North to a comfortable catch. Australia now only need three. 249/7
    91.1 Caught! Series over. Full outside off, Southee cleared the front leg, swung hard, sliced it high out to deep point where Clarke was waiting to take a comfotable catch. The end of an entertaining cameo from Southee. But Johnson gets 6 for and 10 for the match. 302/10
    89.3 Caught behind! Johnson has five-for. back of a length angling across Arnel who waves at it, feathers a thin nick through to keeper Haddin who claims the simple chance. Nine-down now New Zealand. The end is nigh. 295/9
    not out
    24 (b 12, lb 10, nb 2)
    302 all out (91.1 Overs, RR: 3.31, 362 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-40 (TG McIntosh, 13.2 ov), 2-53 (BJ Watling, 17.5 ov), 3-107 (LRPL Taylor, 33.6 ov), 4-119 (MS Sinclair, 38.3 ov), 5-152 (DL Vettori, 47.5 ov), 6-239 (BB McCullum, 80.3 ov), 7-249 (JS Patel, 84.1 ov), 8-273 (MJ Guptill, 87.5 ov), 9-295 (BJ Arnel, 89.3 ov), 10-302 (TG Southee, 91.1 ov)
    DE Bollinger16.028725.4301
    RJ Harris14.033802.7100
    SR Watson6.021803.0000
    MG Johnson20.167363.6100
    MJ Clarke16.042711.6800
    NM Hauritz17.053712.1701
    MJ North2.02000.0000

Close of Play

  • Sat, 27 Mar - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 19/1 (BJ Watling 6*, MS Sinclair 8*, 13 ov)
  • Sun, 28 Mar - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 35/0 (SR Watson 28*, SM Katich 6*, 14 ov)
  • Mon, 29 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 333/4 (MJ Clarke 42*, MJ North 42*, 114 ov)
  • Tue, 30 Mar - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 185/5 (MJ Guptill 29*, BB McCullum 19*, 62 ov)
  • Wed, 31 Mar - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 302 (91.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes