Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

A Symonds
69(70) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 8 1 5 12
LRPL Taylor
84(82) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 0 0 9 7

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O7.0
M0
R27
W2
Eco3.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SE Bond
O10.0
M0
R61
W4
Eco6.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Australia surge to another victory, having outclassed New Zealand in every facet of today's game. The batting clicked, and the level-headed were able to recover after a brief wobble at the top and get it together in good nick at the tail, especially Cameron White and Andrew Symonds, and despite Shane Bond's hat-trick in the 50th over - he became just the second New Zealand bowler to do so after Danny Morrison - Australia settled with a very, very competitive 289.

New Zealand were always under the gun, and their batting just folded on an ideal batting deck. Ross Taylor played another mature innings for his young age, battling with cramps in his left leg, but a lack of support from his teammates ultimately ruined New Zealand's chances of getting close to their target. Its shocking that only two other batsman made it to double figures, and this is an issue that the tourists have to address. Everyone talked about it during the recent Test and ODI series against Sri Lanka, and things havent improved for New Zealand.

Ricky Ponting has given another consummate profession display from his bowlers and fielders, and he rotated the changes well, as we saw with the options of Mitchell Johnson, Cameron White, and Symonds. In all, it was the usual story we've seen for much of the past few seasons - Australian dominance.

Symonds is the Man of the Match for his allround efforts.

Thats all we have for you today, folks, but do join us for our continued live coverage of the third match of this tri-series, between England and New Zealand at this same venue, on Tuesday, January 16. This is Jamie Alter, also on behalf of my co-commentator, Binoy George, signing off and saying thanks for tuning in. Cheers, all!

38.3
W
Symonds to Patel, OUT, thats the end of that! Symonds tosses it up invitingly outside off stump, Patel gets a half-stride forward and lofts it down the ground high, high in the air, and Hilfenhaus at long-on squints against the sun and gets under it, holding a neat catch to round off a comprehensive Australian victory
38.2
4
Symonds to Patel, FOUR runs, tossed up outside off stump, and the No. 11 just picks that up and slams it over mid-on for four
38.1
0
Symonds to Patel, no run, fullish on off stump, flicked to midwicket, no chance of a run

END OF OVER:
38 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 180/9

  • MR Gillespie4 (4b)
  • JS Patel0 (2b)
  • CL White3-0-22-1
  • A Symonds6-0-37-1
37.6
0
White to Gillespie, no run, quicker through the air, and full outside leg stump, Gillespie looks to flick but the ball dips on him and he falls over in the shot
37.5
2
White to Gillespie, 2 runs, fullish delivery on leg stump, he gets forward and flicks it away to backward square leg for a couple more
37.4
2
White to Gillespie, 2 runs, looped up on middle and leg, Gillespie kneels down and sweeps it away to fine leg for a brace

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

A Symonds
69(70) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 2 8 1 5 12
LRPL Taylor
84(82) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 0 0 0 9 7

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O7.0
M0
R27
W2
Eco3.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SE Bond
O10.0
M0
R61
W4
Eco6.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commonwealth Bank Series

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