Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    2.6 oh what a catch! James Hopes! Vincent rocks back and slaps a short, wide and rising delivery outside off stump, but gets the outside corner of the bat and the edge flies down to wide third man where Hopes keeps his eyes on it, dives forward, and holds on very well to get Australia an early breakthrough, much to Lee's satisfaction 16/1
    35.3 and would you believe that? Hogg gets McCullum four short of a maiden hundred, sucking him out of his crease, only to get him smacking straight to Bracken, running in from long-off 175/4
    22.4 edged and gone! Tait produces a wicket, out of the blue, with a good-length delivery moving away off the scrambled seam - looks like he rolled the fingers over that one - that How fends for with minimal footwork, and Hayden holds a good low catch to his right at slip 115/2
    24.5 gone! Fuller length does it for Styris, tentatively coming forward and feeling for it outside off stump only to hand Gilchrist a regulation nick behind the stumps! 123/3
    40.5 Lee strikes! Its full, Taylor comes forward, looking to go on-side, but gets a leading edge that Tait comfortably holds onto at mid-off, and a good innings comes to an end 197/5
    not out
    32
    67
    38
    3
    0
    84.21
    43.1 and he wastes no time, keeping it in the slot, Sinclair has a free swing from the crease, not getting enough elevation and Hogg holds on well inside the ropes at long-on 201/6
    48.6 bowled! Vettori walks right across the stumps, well outside off in an attempt to play one of those en vogue paddles to fine man, but inside-edges onto leg stump to hand Tait a third wicket with his final ball 241/7
    not out
    7
    5
    2
    0
    1
    350.00
    Extras
    19 (b 1, lb 5, nb 5, w 8)
    TOTAL
    254/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.08)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (L Vincent, 2.6 ov), 2-115 (JM How, 22.4 ov), 3-123 (SB Styris, 24.5 ov), 4-175 (BB McCullum, 35.3 ov), 5-197 (LRPL Taylor, 40.5 ov), 6-201 (MS Sinclair, 43.1 ov), 7-241 (DL Vettori, 48.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee1004824.80403124
    NW Bracken1035205.20324101
    SW Tait1005935.90358020
    JR Hopes1004014.00331000
    GB Hogg1014914.90372300
  • BATSMEN
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    7.6 and the fun ends, as Gilchrist dances down, trying to go over mid-on, but gets underneath a seam-up short delivery from Martin and top-edges to Taylor, back-pedaling in the covers 75/2
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    6.5 smart catch! Hayden, as is his wont, saunters down the track a touch, Mills pitches short, the ball slows up on him and comes on slower than expected and as he hops up he returns a catch which Mills accepts over his head, so thats a breakthrough they'll take 69/1
    not out
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    158
    108
    13
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    99.07
    35.3 gone for 48! Clarke reaches out to a wide one and hits it firmly to Vincent at cover, failing to keep it down, and I think there was some swing on that ball 210/3
    not out
    28
    32
    28
    3
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    100.00
    Extras
    4 (nb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    255/3 (42.3 Overs, RR: 6.00)
    Fall of wickets: 1-69 (ML Hayden, 6.5 ov), 2-75 (AC Gilchrist, 7.6 ov), 3-210 (MJ Clarke, 35.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KD Mills1016826.80285200
    MR Gillespie1007207.20349012
    CS Martin915215.77318001
    JDP Oram4.302505.55184000
    DL Vettori803204.00252000
    SB Styris10606.0031000

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Series result

Australia led the 3-match series 1-0

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Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.45 start, First Session 13.45-17.15 Interval 17.15-18.00, Second Session 18.00-21.30

Match days

14 December 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

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Reserve Umpire

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