Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    10
    45
    25
    2
    0
    40.00
    8.5 oh well, Watto has castled Guppy with another grubber. Bad signs this, for the game. Back of a length from Watto, Guppy may have been better off coming forward in hindsight, but I doubt it would have helped. It just never came up off the track, Guppy played a half-cock forward block, but it kissed the toe of the bat and just shot through onto the stumps. Balls bounce more on nine-pin bowling alleys. 40/2
    3.4 McCullum has holed out, or has he? Caught at third man by Krejza, but the umpire wants to check if he over-stepped. He landed alright, but the foot skid a few inches forward. Still doesn't over-step so McCullum has to go. Full delivery outside off, Baz looks for the extravagant carve over point, but since his feet weren't across it went off the outside edge, close to the bottom of the bat. He went at that so hard, that it carried to Krejza at third man at good height. 20/1
    13.2 caught behind! New Zealand are making no progress here. Johnson hits a good length around off stump and gets the ball to straighten just enough off the pitch. Ryder pushes forward tentatively and gets a thick nick through to Haddin. It's what eventually happens when you let one bowler bowl at a batsman for long periods without making him change his line by rotating strike. 66/3
    7
    45
    22
    1
    0
    31.81
    16.6 bowled him! Tait fires a full and fast yorker at Taylor, who had no hope once he made the decision to play across the line. He played around the ball and it crashed into off stump. 73/6
    13.5 there you go, too high at No. 5. Franklin keeps his feet rooted in his crease and tries to drive at one extremely far away from his body. Rubbish shot, and the edge is taken oh so easily by Haddin. 66/4
    14.4 horrific shot from Styris and the implosion continues. Tait pitched one short and wide, Styris went to slash it but it was a bit too far from him. He needed to get a bit closer to the ball but he didn't and the edge is once again taken by Haddin. 67/5
    22
    60
    47
    1
    0
    46.80
    28.6 How reviews an lbw call that looked plumb at the outset. Tossed up on middle from a touch wide of the crease, grips and straightens as How looks to defend it in front of front pad. The bat came across from its backlift, that began with the bat pointing at gully, a little late. The ball thudded into the pad in front of middle and was headed towards the stumps too. A review wasted, How is gone. 121/7
    41.2 Nathan reviews an lbw decision. Another interesting one, as Mitch landed on middleand leg. The ball was doing nothing, just carried on with the line. Nathan, for some reason, was looking to get across to the off stump and nurdle to the leg side. A fine plan that, but not if you miss the plan. He did. Hit in the front of middle, and it was carrying on to hit off. Both reviews done for New Zealand, and an important wicket for Aus. 175/8
    44.6 after seven brilliant wicket-less overs, Lee picks one in his shoddiest over of the day. Vettori has run more at the crease today than between them, and again motors away to well outside off. Lee does well to stick to his guns and keep it outside off, back of a length. Vettori goes for the pull and gets an inside edge, through to Haddin. 206/9
    45.1 Ponting is saved a hefty fine for slow over rates as Australia manage to bowl New Zealand out, just five minutes over time. Poor, poor shot from Southee. Looks to launch a straight length ball without getting forward, and just tonks it up in the air. It goes up into the Nagpur sky and when it comes down, Ponting is ready, despite the fact that the midday sun would have blinded him. 206/10
    not out
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    24 (b 1, lb 8, nb 2, w 13)
    TOTAL
    206 all out (45.1 Overs, RR: 4.56)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (BB McCullum, 3.4 ov), 2-40 (MJ Guptill, 8.5 ov), 3-66 (JD Ryder, 13.2 ov), 4-66 (JEC Franklin, 13.5 ov), 5-67 (SB Styris, 14.4 ov), 6-73 (LRPL Taylor, 16.6 ov), 7-121 (JM How, 28.6 ov), 8-175 (NL McCullum, 41.2 ov), 9-206 (DL Vettori, 44.6 ov), 10-206 (TG Southee, 45.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee822913.62354000
    SW Tait703535.00273042
    MG Johnson9.133343.60426020
    SR Watson31913.00162010
    JJ Krejza904705.22223010
    SPD Smith904414.88233010
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
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    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 Southee1024514.50405040
    DL Vettori703905.57205010
    HK Bennett706329.00217070
    NL McCullum302207.3382100
    JD Ryder502404.80222030
    JEC Franklin201105.5061000

Match Details

Series

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Series result

Australia won the one-off match

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

25 February 2011 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Australia 2, New Zealand 0

Match Notes