Match 2, Australia v New Zealand

The Commonwealth Bank Series, 2006-07

Peter English

At Hobart, January 14, 2007. Australia won by 105 runs. Australia 5 pts. Toss: Australia. One-day international debut: B. W. Hilfenhaus.

Australia cruised to their second victory - and a bonus point - despite Bond wrapping up their innings with a hat-trick, only the second for New Zealand in one-day internationals after Danny Morrison's against India at Napier in 1993-94. Bond had gone for 22 runs in his nine-ball ninth over, but in the final over of the innings he removed White, caught at deep midwicket, then Symonds, edging behind attempting a fierce lofted drive, and Bracken, who failed to cover his off stump. But Bond's burst came too late. White had already struck three sixes on his way to 45 from 32 balls, while Symonds paced his 69 well on a slow pitch. Together they put on 90 in nine overs, boosting Australia to 289 after a mid-innings lull followed a half-century by Gilchrist. A bright 84 by Taylor shone in a New Zealand innings that tailed off quickly: they lost their last seven wickets for 23.

Man of the Match: A. Symonds. Attendance: 15,690.

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