Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    9.2 it doesn't take too long for Australia to strike, Lee bowls it fractionally short of a length outside off and tempts Redmond to go for the slash, he fails to keep it down however and Clarke at cover point takes it easily, Redmond could well have left it alone 39/1
    21.4 Ricky Ponting take a bow! Lee deserves a lot of credit for pitching it on the offstump and getting it to seam away, How's squared up a bit and he shapes to defend but fails to cover the line, the outside edge travels low to Ponting's right at second slip and he takes a one-handed stunner, Ponting's absolutely delighted with his effort and why not? All the slip fielders and Lee run after him 63/4
    15.1 Lee strikes for the second time this morning, Lee pitches it up a touch wide outside off and tempts Ryder to flirt with danger, he gets forward to drive on the up but tamely scoops it to Symonds at cover, another easy catch for the Australians. Another wicket is gifted to the home wide this morning, Ryder looked fairly ok at the crease before succumbing to a rush of blood 55/2
    19.6 very soft dismissal, Lee bangs it on a good length and angles it towards the middle stump, Taylor shapes to work it to the on side but plays a little to early and hence gets a leading edge straight to the bowler, Lee takes an easy return catch 58/3
    37.1 what a delivery! Johnson hits the right length bang on the offstump, there's just a hint of seam movement and it's enough to shave the offstump, Fulton was too late to get his bat down and cover the line and before he knew it the bails were all over the place 84/6
    29.5 the bowling change works, Johnson fires it full and gets it to swing in sharply, Flynn tries to work it to the on side but he's beaten for pace and movement, Doctrove thinks about it a while and raises the fingerbo 76/5
    not out
    46.4 classic offspinner's dismissal, he comes from round the wicket and pitches it up on the rough on the offstump, Vettori shapes to drive but fails to cover the turn and succeeds in getting a thick edge to Hayden at first slip 105/7
    58.3 this time he makes him play, it's a little quicker through the air and draws Southee forward, the outside edge travels quickly to Ponting at second slip 131/8
    71.5 that's a five-for and the wait finally ends for Lee, pitches it on the offstump and gets it to swing back in, O'Brien gets his bat very close to his pads and Doctrove doesn't ponder over that for too long, that would have crashed in to the middle stump 181/9
    74.1 Johnson adds the finishing touches and Australia win by an innings and 62 runs and take the series 2-0, he delivers from round the wicket and fires it on the offstump, Martin's beaten for pace and the ball crashes on to the top of the offstump, it's also Martin's sixth pair in Tests and McCullum's stranded on 84 203/10
    28 (b 7, lb 8, nb 13)
    203 all out (74.1 Overs, RR: 2.73, 320 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-39 (AJ Redmond, 9.2 ov), 2-55 (JD Ryder, 15.1 ov), 3-58 (LRPL Taylor, 19.6 ov), 4-63 (JM How, 21.4 ov), 5-76 (DR Flynn, 29.5 ov), 6-84 (PG Fulton, 37.1 ov), 7-105 (DL Vettori, 46.4 ov), 8-131 (TG Southee, 58.3 ov), 9-181 (IE O'Brien, 71.5 ov), 10-203 (CS Martin, 74.1 ov)
    B Lee25.0510554.20012
    SR Clark10.052202.2000
    MG Johnson15.172931.9100
    NM Hauritz24.0113221.3301

Close of Play

  • Fri, 28 Nov - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 262/6 (BB McCullum 30*, DL Vettori 12*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 29 Nov - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 241/3 (MEK Hussey 69*, MJ Clarke 43*, 79 ov)
  • Sun, 30 Nov - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 35/0 (AJ Redmond 15*, JM How 13*, 9 ov)
  • Mon, 1 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 203 (74.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • The perfect No. 11

    There are No.11s who have been known for their incompetence with the bat, but Chris Martin's lack of skill is legendary