Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CD McMillan
89(87) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
8 1 4 6 6 2 2 5
MJ Clarke
75(111) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 1 2 4 9 1

Best performances - Bowlers

MR Gillespie
O10.0
M2
R34
W2
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Clark
O10.0
M1
R54
W4
Eco5.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

How many times have we seen Hussey do a Bevan now? His superb innings seals Australia's spot in the final. Credit to New Zealand for fighting as hard as they did. McMillan set the match up with a belligerent 89 but New Zealand could have done with a few more runs. Australia's chase started poorly - they lost their first three wickets for 17 but Clarke and Hussey played gritty innings to seal Australia's victory.

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48.4
6
Astle to Hussey, SIX runs, short ball, Hussey rocks back and pulls handsomely over the square leg fence, Hussey finishes it in style
48.3
1
Astle to Clark, 1 run, worked to short fine leg and Hussey calls for the single, he's off in a flash and the single means that the scores are tied
48.2
0
Astle to Clark, no run, fullish length angled into middle and leg, flicked off the pads to midwicket
48.1
0
Astle to Clark, no run, picthes on a good length in the channel outside off stump, Clark fishes at it and misses

Stuart Clark will be on strike, Astle to bowl, two needed by Australia, two wickets needed by New Zealand. Two overs left, but that's almost irrelevant.

END OF OVER:
48 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 217/8

  • MEK Hussey59 (72b)
  • SR Clark0 (0b)
  • CD McMillan6-0-28-1
  • NJ Astle2-0-15-0
47.6
0
McMillan to Hussey, no run, McMillan bowls the bouncer down leg side, Hussey tries to pull it but misses, the New Zealanders appeal for a catch behind but the umpire says no

Hussey will be on strike because the batsmen crossed before the catch was taken.

Stuart Clark is the new batsman.

47.5
W
McMillan to Bracken, OUT, he tries to finish it with a pull and he's the one who's finished! The short ball got big on him and Bracken top-edged the pull, Taylor ran across to short fine leg from square leg and took a smart catch

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CD McMillan
89(87) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
8 1 4 6 6 2 2 5
MJ Clarke
75(111) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 1 2 4 9 1

Best performances - Bowlers

MR Gillespie
O10.0
M2
R34
W2
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Clark
O10.0
M1
R54
W4
Eco5.40
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commonwealth Bank Series

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AUS844019.0000.454
SL843019.0000.165
INDIA834015.000-0.593