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    9.6 Redmond slams it back and Clark shows quick reflexes, he bowls it full on the off stump and he tries to thump it back past the bowler, Clark juggles the ball close to his chest and takes it on the second attempt 30/2
    0.3 That's wicket No 300 for Lee! Superb delivery to bring it up, he pitches it up outside off and gets very late away movement, he shapes to drive and the outside edge flies to Ponting at second slip 1/1
    14.6 it gets worse for New Zealand, Johnson pitches it just back of a length just a shade outside the line of the off stump, the ball moves in very late and catches Ryder on the forward prod, he fails to get behind the line and the ball hits him just in line with the offstump, Doctrove thinks about it for a few seconds and gives him out 40/3
    52.1 Taylor goes and all the specialist batsmen and back in the pavilion, Johnson hits a full length outside off and gets it to move away with the angle, Taylor flays at it and the ball gets the toe edge of the bat 161/8
    17.3 now was that really out? McCullum makes the mistake of padding up, the ball comes back in, McCullum shuffles across his stumps and pads up, Koertzen gives him the slow death. Now the ball pitches was outside the line of the offstump and comes back in sharply, Hawkeye reckons it would have just shaved the offstump 49/4
    40.4 a wicket falls against the run of play, the ball swings in and lands on a fullish length, Flynn drives away from the body but is beaten for pace, the inside edge cannons on to the offstump 133/5
    43.6 it's all happening for Australia, Elliott completely misjudges his off stump and shoulders arms, the ball lands on a good length just outside the offstump and cuts back in, Elliott offers no shot and timber 143/6
    50.4 almost identical to the first-innings dismissal, Johnson pitches it up outside off and it draws him in to the square drive, he doesn't go through with the shot properly and takes his left hand off the handle and tamely scoops it to Symonds at cover point who plucks it one-handed, he has to leap to take the catch but it's all too easy for him 160/7
    not out
    53.2 very tame dismissal indeed, Clark bowls the slower ball and O'Brien is foxed by that, he lunges forward to drive, the ball stops short on him and bobs off the edge and gives Michael Clarke at point the easiest of catches 164/9
    54.3 comes round the wicket and hits the middle stump, fires that full and quick, Martin exposes all three stumps and the ball crashes onto the base of middle, Johnson has 5 for 39, his best figures in Tests and his first five-wicket haul 177/10
    10 (lb 5, nb 3, w 2)
    177 all out (54.3 Overs, RR: 3.24)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (JM How, 0.3 ov), 2-30 (AJ Redmond, 9.6 ov), 3-40 (JD Ryder, 14.6 ov), 4-49 (BB McCullum, 17.3 ov), 5-133 (DR Flynn, 40.4 ov), 6-143 (GD Elliott, 43.6 ov), 7-160 (DL Vettori, 50.4 ov), 8-161 (LRPL Taylor, 52.1 ov), 9-164 (IE O'Brien, 53.2 ov), 10-177 (CS Martin, 54.3 ov)
    B Lee9.005315.8803
    SR Clark17.054342.5200
    MG Johnson17.363952.2220
    SR Watson5.011903.8000
    A Symonds4.001203.0000
    MJ Clarke2.00603.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 20 Nov - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 7/0 (AJ Redmond 3*, JM How 2*, 5 ov)
  • Fri, 21 Nov - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 131/6 (SM Katich 67*, BJ Haddin 6*, 38 ov)
  • Sat, 22 Nov - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 143/6 (LRPL Taylor 67*, 44 ov)
  • Sun, 23 Nov - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 177 (54.3 ov) - end of match

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