Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    62
    87
    61
    6
    1
    101.63
    18.3 Bennett has picked two in two. Do NZ have a chance to get back into this? Once again, Watto perishes soon after crossing his 50. Bennett continues to operate with that nagging lack of pace, this time back of a length and well outside off. Watto waited for it to come on and played an ugly cross-batted swipe. The ball was coming slower than he expected, and took the inside edge before crashing into the stumps. 136/2
    18.1 Bennett gets Haddin with a 96.4 kph slow bouncer. Comical stuff all round. It came out much shorter than Bennett wanted - landed midway down the pitch, took off in slow motion and seemed to stop - in mid-air mind you - as Haddin evaluated his options. He decided to throw the horizontal bat at it and swat it down, but it was too high for him to control. He ended up looping it to deep midwicket, despite rolling the wrists over it, and this time Franklin holds. 133/1
    26.4 Ponting must be miffed. Hide the TV in the dressing room. Lovely work from Baz, he's stolen a wicket out of nowhere. Southee pushes another one half a foot down the leg side, Ponting is lulled out of the crease as he plays a walking flick and misses. McCullum doesn't. With hands quicker than a rattlesnake he collects and removes the bails. By the time Ponting turned back, McCullum was celebrating. Hide the TVs I say. 167/3
    not out
    24
    77
    37
    4
    0
    64.86
    not out
    22
    39
    28
    3
    0
    78.57
    Extras
    32 (lb 3, w 29)
    TOTAL
    207/3 (34 Overs, RR: 6.08)
    Fall of wickets: 1-133 (BJ Haddin, 18.1 ov), 2-136 (SR Watson, 18.3 ov), 3-167 (RT Ponting, 26.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TG Southee10.024514.50405040
    DL Vettori7.003905.57205010
    HK Bennett7.006329.00217070
    NL McCullum3.002207.3382100
    JD Ryder5.002404.80222030
    JEC Franklin2.001105.5061000

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