Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
104(187) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 9 4 0 0 2
PJ Hughes
86(75) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
6 0 5 0 2 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Harris
O24.0
M3
R77
W4
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
23 | 2 Runs | AUS: 106/0

  • SM Katich18 (65b)
  • PJ Hughes86 (75b)
  • BJ Arnel10-2-31-0
  • DL Vettori7-1-32-0

Well, Australia will be very happy with a complete performance in this first test match. A magnificant century from Clarke in the first innings, which won his the man of the match award, with great support from North who also made a century under pressure really set up the game. The New Zealanders showed a lack of application in their first innings as Doug Bollinger bowled brilliantly to ensure the follow on was enforced. The second innings from the New Zealand batsman was a huge improvement with a fine century to McCullum and good support from McIntosh, Vettori and Tuffey. But, it was never going to be enough as the Australian openers made short work of the small fourth innings target of 106 to win the game by lunch on day 5. To add to the disppointment, Tuffey has broken his hand whilst batting and will be out for a number of weeks. From Wellington, this is Simon Allen signing off, thanks for joining us here at Cricinfo and we look forward to your company in Hamilton on Saturday for the second test.

22.6
1
Arnel to Katich, 1 run, and there it is, back of a length ball pushed into the vacant cover region to take a comfortable single to win the test in the last ball before lunch
22.5
0
Arnel to Katich, no run, slower ball back of a length outside the off stump has Katich defending to gully but no run
22.4
1
Arnel to Hughes, 1 run, on the hip of Hughes who turns the ball down to fine leg
22.3
0
Arnel to Hughes, no run, short again but this time Hughes looks solid ducking underneath
22.2
0
Arnel to Hughes, no run, well directed short ball has Hughes uncomfortable as he jumps out of the way as the ball hits the gloves and balloons up but safe into the off side
22.1
0
Arnel to Hughes, no run, short ball has Hughes bending at the knees and watching the ball fly by

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
104(187) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 9 4 0 0 2
PJ Hughes
86(75) 12x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
6 0 5 0 2 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

RJ Harris
O24.0
M3
R77
W4
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF