Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

L Vincent
90(113) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 0 9 4 0 3
RT Ponting
104(113) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 4 0 2 6 5 4

Best performances - Bowlers

JEC Franklin
O10.0
M0
R56
W2
Eco5.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MJ Clarke
O9.0
M0
R45
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Hodge leaves the ground to massive cheers. He had scores of 0 and 1 in the series before this and has put his hand up with an outstanding hundred at his home ground.

Vincent and Fulton set up the game nicely by powering New Zealand to 290. During the chase the asking-rate crept up to seven an over by the half-way stage but not once did Ponting or Hodge panic. Ponting led from the front with an super-cool century and Hodge overcame a nervy start to see Australia through to the target.

This defeat means that New Zealand and England are on equal points heading into the final group match at Brisbane on Tuesday. That match is a virtual semi-final and make sure you tune in for it. I've enjoyed bringing this game to you, thanks for all your emails. Cheers!

48.2
2
Gillespie to Hodge, 2 runs, that's the victory! Hodge drives through point and shouts "wait", once he sees the ball beat the infield he sets off for the double, he finishes on 99, pity he didn't get his hundred but I doubt he'll care too much, it's been a fantastic innings from him

Australia need two, Hodge needs three.

48.1
1
Gillespie to White, 1 run, White pulls it down to fine leg for the single, Hodge has his chance

White could possibly take a single off the first ball and then Hodge could hit a boundary to get his hundred, what a fairytale that would be!

END OF OVER:
48 | 16 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 288/5

  • BJ Hodge97 (85b)
  • CL White0 (0b)
  • JDP Oram5-0-44-0
  • MR Gillespie8-0-42-1
47.6
2
Oram to Hodge, 2 runs, Hodge drives and beats the fielder at cover, he runs two to the man in the deep, he's on 97 but will not be on strike, Australia need just three more
47.5
2
Oram to Hodge, 2 runs, Hodge steers it down to third man for two more, he is on 95 and Australia need just five more
47.5
5nb
Oram to Hodge, (no ball) FOUR runs, full toss outside off stump and a no-ball to boot, terrible stuff from Oram, Hodge drives through covers and find sthe gap, four more

Cameron White is the new batsman but Hodge will be on strike. Australia need 12 off 14 balls.

47.4
W
Oram to Hussey, 1 run, OUT, Hussey is run-out, Hussey drove that into the deep cover region, he called for the second and took off from the non-striker's end, Hodge sent him back, the throw was flat and powerful from Vincent in the deep and Oram broke the stumps with Hussey just short

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

L Vincent
90(113) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 0 9 4 0 3
RT Ponting
104(113) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 4 0 2 6 5 4

Best performances - Bowlers

JEC Franklin
O10.0
M0
R56
W2
Eco5.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MJ Clarke
O9.0
M0
R45
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commonwealth Bank Series

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