• BATSMEN
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    B
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    6s
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    13.1 He strikes first ball! Good length outside off stump, Fleming tries to loft it over the off side, he was not to the pitch of the ball and he hit it high on the bat to Hussey at mid-off, who takes an easy catch 38/3
    2.4 caught! Lee pitched that short of a length and outside off stump, Astle waited for it and tried to cut it, his feet didn't move at all and he ended up getting a huge nick through to Gilchrist, Lee deserved a wicket, he's been outstanding today 5/1
    4.2 Lee has another one, brilliant pace bowling, Lee pitches it on a perfect length and seams it away from the right hander off the pitch, Marhsall plays back and pokes at it, the ball kisses the outside edge and Gilchrist does the rest 7/2
    17.1 Clark gets another! Pitches short of a length on off stump, Taylor throws his bat at it and tries to heave it down the ground, he gets a lot of height on it but not the distance, Hussey back-pedals from mid-off and takes a well-judged catch 53/4
    26.4 Gotcha! Fulton perishes. Short of length, outside the off stumpm it goes straight on and Fulton plays a nothing shot, a lame push and steers it straight to Hayden at first slip. 84/5
    45.2 that's the end of a pugnacious innings! McGrath bowls a full toss, McMillan tries to hoick it down the ground and skies it back to the bowler, McGrath takes a simple catch, there's a bit of confusion as to whether the full toss was above waist height, McMillan hangs around for a bit but has to go in the end 205/9
    34.1 and he's successful with his first ball! that pitched short of alength just outside off stump, McCullum moved across his stumps and got hit on the pads, the Australians go up in appeal and the umpire agrees, that might have struck him marginally outside the line of off stump 126/6
    36.5 Vettori's clever shot wasn't so clever this time, knowing that Vettori likes to run it down to third man, Ponting stationed himself at a wide slip, Clark bowled it short of a length outside off stump and Vettori opened the face and ran the ball straight to Ponting who took a sharp catch at face height 136/7
    43.2 short ball yet again and this time Franklin connects with the pull, he pulls it straight to Matthew Hayden at deep midwicket, Hayden hardly had to move and took an easy catch 193/8
    not out
    6
    12
    1
    0
    50.00
    47.4 that's the end of that, Bracken bowls the effort ball, just a bit quicker and in the blockhole, Mason plays all around it and has his stumps re-arranged, New Zealand are bowled out for 218 218/10
    Extras
    23 (b 2, lb 12, nb 4, w 5)
    TOTAL
    218 all out (47.4 Overs, RR: 4.57)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Lee10.014324.30424112
    NW Bracken8.423313.80342100
    GD McGrath10.012432.40483001
    SR Clark10.015445.40395201
    A Symonds8.004405.50242040
    CL White1.00606.0010000
    Fall of wickets:1-5 (NJ Astle, 2.4 ov), 2-7 (HJH Marshall, 4.2 ov), 3-38 (SP Fleming, 13.1 ov), 4-53 (LRPL Taylor, 17.1 ov), 5-84 (PG Fulton, 26.4 ov), 6-126 (BB McCullum, 34.1 ov), 7-136 (DL Vettori, 36.5 ov), 8-193 (JEC Franklin, 43.2 ov), 9-205 (CD McMillan, 45.2 ov), 10-218 (MJ Mason, 47.4 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    1.2 that's a huge wicket! Franklin bowled that very wide outside off stump and Gilchrist chased it with a full-blooded swing, it was too wide and Gilchrist only managed a thick edge through to McCullum 6/1
    2.4 Hayden goes! He drove hard and away from his body at one that was short of alength and a touch wide, he couldn't keep it down and Ross Taylor pulled off a sharp catch, diving forward and to his left and cover 6/2
    37.1 caught, oops, yes caught! Vettori tossed taht slowly through the air, Clarke tried to hoist it over midwicket but was early on the shot, he top-edged that high in the air, Ross Taylor ran backwards from midwicket, the ball landed in his hands, popped out and went back in again 167/5
    6.5 Ponting goes! That pitched just outside off stump and cut back into Ponting who got forward and hit on the flap of the pad, New Zealand appeal confidently adn the umpire agrees with them! Ponting looks disappointed and that may have been a touch too high 17/3
    19.4 Got him! Vettori floated that through on off stump, Symonds tried to dab it to short third man, he got a thick bottom edge on to his off stump, huge huge wicket for New Zealand 77/4
    not out
    65
    73
    6
    1
    89.04
    40.3 Caught! Gillespie bowled another short ball, he's bowled so many good ones today, White tried to pull, the ball was quickly on to him and he hit it high on the bat, Peter Fulton ran in from the deep to take a well-judged catch sliding on his knees at deep midwicket 175/6
    44.3 caught! and what a catch! Gillespie bowls the slower ball and Lee was early on the drive, the ball gets a thickish outside edge and loops in the direction of point, Marshall dives full length and to his right to take the catch with both hands inches from the ground 198/7
    47.5 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 217/8
    not out
    1
    3
    0
    0
    33.33
    Extras
    16 (lb 6, nb 6, w 4)
    TOTAL
    224/8 (48.4 Overs, RR: 4.60)
    Did not bat: GD McGrath
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MJ Mason10.024624.60437022
    JEC Franklin10.014714.70426011
    MR Gillespie10.023423.40463013
    DL Vettori10.004124.10375000
    NJ Astle2.402208.2540100
    CD McMillan6.002814.66183000
    Fall of wickets:1-6 (AC Gilchrist, 1.2 ov), 2-6 (ML Hayden, 2.4 ov), 3-17 (RT Ponting, 6.5 ov), 4-77 (A Symonds, 19.4 ov), 5-167 (MJ Clarke, 37.1 ov), 6-175 (CL White, 40.3 ov), 7-198 (B Lee, 44.3 ov), 8-217 (NW Bracken, 47.5 ov)

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