Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    37.2 run out, yorker length on middle, dug out awkwardly and Haddin storms down the pitch for a quick single, the ball rolls to McCullum who dives forward to throw down the stumps at the strikers end, to find Haddin well short of his ground. End of a superlative century from Haddin, but the middle-order now needs to step up with some quick runs 200/4
    23.3 slower one bowled full outside off, Clarke makes room and drives it powerfullu but straight to Martin Guptill at short cover. Finally a wicket but not after an excellent start by the Australian openers 135/1
    31.3 top-edge and excellent catch at fine-leg by Mills, short of a length on middle and off, tries to pull it away over square leg, gets the leading edge and Mills, despite the sun being being in his eyes, pouches it superbly 169/2
    34.1 edged and gone! The bowling change works wonders. Short of a good length outside off and a hint of away movement and some sharp bounce, tries to run it down to third man, gets a thick outside edge that's snapped up comfortably by McCullum. Important breakthrough there, Hussey was looking good 187/3
    38.4 poor shot, bowled on a good length on the off stump, he goes for a blind loft over mid-off, mistimes it completely, gets a lot of elevation on it, Vettori takes a couple of steps back and takes a well-judged catch 212/5
    49.1 Hussey holes out in the deep, slower ball bowled full on middle and leg, he gets forward and slogs it straight to Ross Taylor at deep midwicket. End of a cruical innings after the openers had given the hosts a sound start 297/8
    45.4 plumb in front! Tossed up on middle, bowled really slow at 78 kmph, he is into the sweep shot really early, is done is by the pace, strikes him on the back leg on line with the stumps and Bucknor makes a straightforward decision 274/6
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    48.6 full and straight, and it's timber! Yorker length on middle, Hopes makes room to slice that over point, misses it completely and hears the death rattle behind him 297/7
    49.5 gone! Slower ball on middle and leg, slogged away straight to Jeetan Patel at deep midwicket. 299/9
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    Extras
    4 (b 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    301/9 (50 Overs, RR: 6.02)
    Fall of wickets: 1-135 (MJ Clarke, 23.3 ov), 2-169 (RT Ponting, 31.3 ov), 3-187 (DJ Hussey, 34.1 ov), 4-200 (BJ Haddin, 37.2 ov), 5-212 (CL White, 38.4 ov), 6-274 (CJ Ferguson, 45.4 ov), 7-297 (JR Hopes, 48.6 ov), 8-297 (MEK Hussey, 49.1 ov), 9-299 (MG Johnson, 49.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KD Mills905926.55217000
    TG Southee1005205.20263010
    DL Vettori1005215.20292200
    IE O'Brien1016836.80229010
    GD Elliott804425.50254110
    JS Patel302508.3352100
  • BATSMEN
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    4.5 signs of desperation there, Australia have struck early, fullish outside off, tries to slice that over point, gets the elevation but straight to Ferguson at third man 12/1
    21.4 what a catch! Cameron White has pulled off a blinder, good length on the off stump, driven uppishly wide of cover where White dives low to his left to pluck that inches from the ground 96/3
    5.2 he's given him! Good length on middle, and held its line this time. Taylor came forward to defend, missed it completely and was struck in line. Correct decision there, Taylor showed his bat to the umpire immediately upon being struck on the pads, but Bucknor is having none of the nonsense 16/2
    44.2 the end of a great innings, short on middle and leg, he pulls that away, times it a touch too well, straight to Michael Hussey stationed perfectly for that shot at deep midwicket 252/8
    31.4 big wicket! The bowling change works! Tossed up outside off, lands on a full length, Broom is tempted to go for a big one over long-off, gets more elevation than distance and is caught easily by Hilfenhaus in the deep 149/4
    32.3 tame dismissal and New Zealand are sliding here, full on the off stump, chips it lethargically straight to Bracken at mid-off. 152/5
    33.5 gone!! Flighted outside off and that's a googly Vettori fails to pick, tries to turn it off the front foot wide of midwicket, gets a leading edge straight o Clarke at short cover who takes a dolly 157/6
    36.1 short on middle, makes room to pull it away over midwicket, gets a top-edge, Haddin calls, comes forward to pouch a comfortable catch 183/7
    46.2 that's it, almost all over for New Zealand, full toss outside off stump, tries to smash it over the covers, mistimes it straight to Ponting who's standing there at the edge of the circle. The bat slips out of McCullum's hands as he goes for the shot 262/9
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    47.3 all over, slower ball bowled full on middle and off, he makes room to slice that over point, misses, and the stumps take a beating 269/10
    not out
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    Extras
    23 (b 4, lb 11, w 8)
    TOTAL
    269 all out (47.3 Overs, RR: 5.66)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (MJ Guptill, 4.5 ov), 2-16 (LRPL Taylor, 5.2 ov), 3-96 (PG Fulton, 21.4 ov), 4-149 (NT Broom, 31.4 ov), 5-152 (KD Mills, 32.3 ov), 6-157 (DL Vettori, 33.5 ov), 7-183 (TG Southee, 36.1 ov), 8-252 (GD Elliott, 44.2 ov), 9-262 (BB McCullum, 46.2 ov), 10-269 (JS Patel, 47.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    NW Bracken8.316527.64248210
    BW Hilfenhaus914424.88343110
    MG Johnson1023613.60402020
    JR Hopes1004924.90313100
    MJ Clarke504108.2071020
    DJ Hussey30913.0090000
    CL White201025.0040000

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