2nd Test, Hamilton, Mar 27-31 2010, Australia tour of New Zealand
231 & 511/8d
(91.1 ov, target 479)
264 & 302
Australia won by 176 runs
Player Of The Match
NZ 2nd Innings
Full commentary

Australia have won the series two-nil. They win this test in Hamilton by 176 runs. New Zealand were always in trouble after having only posted a 33 run lead in the first innings undoing the great work by their bowlers on day one. Australia's second innings total swung the game in their favour. Simon Katich's hundred was the highlight but they had superb contributions all the way through the order. And Mitchell Johnson has cleaned up New Zealand in the fourth innings with 6 wickets to finish with 10 for the match.

So Australia win the series 2-0 after a dominant 10-wicket win in Wellington. New Zealand's inexperience was exposed by a very settled and confident Australian outfit. New Zealand don't play another test until they tour the subcontinent at the end of the year. Australia travel to England in July to play the shambolic Pakistan in two-tests before gearing up for the Ashes in November.

Man of the Match - Mitchell Johnson "I've enjoyed the tour. It's been great. To finish it off like we have today, it's been a great summer for the boys. It's always nice to contribute and be a part of this side"

There was no man of the series named at the presentation ceremony. Both captians thanked the crowd, sponsors, and their opponents.

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Johnson to Southee, OUT
Caught! Series over. Full outside off, Southee cleared the front leg, swung hard, sliced it high out to deep point where Clarke was waiting to take a comfotable catch. The end of an entertaining cameo from Southee. But Johnson gets 6 for and 10 for the match.
TG Southee c Clarke b Johnson 45 (35m 25b 7x4 1x6) SR: 180.00
end of over 913 runs
NZ: 302/9CRR: 3.31 
Tim Southee45 (24)
Chris Martin5 (6)
Nathan Hauritz17-5-37-1
Mitchell Johnson20-6-73-5
Hauritz to Southee, 1 run
tossed up, leg stump, Southee swings it away through midwicket and they get two as the sweeper comes around to field
Hauritz to Martin, 1 run
short outside off, Martin forces off the back foot past a diving North at backward point but they only run one
Hauritz to Martin, no run
looping high outside off, Martin playing for turn gets beaten past the outside edge
Hauritz to Martin, no run
flatter and quicker, Martin plays a solid forward defence
Hauritz to Southee, 1 run
looped high and wide of off, Southee slog sweeps towards midwicket and they take the single
Hauritz to Southee, no run
tossed up outside off, Southee heaves hard down to long on and they dont run
end of over 909 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 299/9CRR: 3.32 
Chris Martin4 (3)
Tim Southee43 (21)
Mitchell Johnson20-6-73-5
Doug Bollinger16-2-87-2
Johnson to Martin, FOUR runs
full toss and Martin cover drives it for four! The roar around the ground was incredible given there is only a couple of hundred people in the ground.
Johnson to Martin, no run
Johnson blows this past Martin's outside edge and his off stump
Johnson to Martin, no run
this is angling down leg, catches the bottom of Martin's thigh pad and nearly gets dragged back onto the stumps!

Johnson goes around the wicket

Johnson to Arnel, OUT
Caught behind! Johnson has five-for. back of a length angling across Arnel who waves at it, feathers a thin nick through to keeper Haddin who claims the simple chance. Nine-down now New Zealand. The end is nigh.
BJ Arnel c †Haddin b Johnson 0 (9m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Johnson to Southee, 1 run
leg stump line, Southee clips this away to fine leg for just one
Johnson to Southee, FOUR runs
good length middle stump, Southee swings hard through the line it flies high and straight of deep mid on and away for four!
end of over 8917 runs
NZ: 290/8CRR: 3.25 
Tim Southee38 (19)
Brent Arnel0 (1)
Doug Bollinger16-2-87-2
Mitchell Johnson19-6-64-4
Bollinger to Southee, 1 run
back of a length outside off, Southee off the back foot defends towards point and pinches a tight single. Well run
Bollinger to Southee, no run
Southee charges, Bollinger bowls a bouncer and Southee makes tremendous bat speed trying to hook it but cant make contact
Bollinger to Southee, FOUR runs
length slower ball, again Southee flat bats it across the line wide of mid on for four more! Four in a row!
Bollinger to Southee, FOUR runs
full toss, Southee advances and hammers this hard wide of mid on for four more!
Bollinger to Southee, FOUR runs
Southee backs and slaps this length ball high over long on, two bounces four
Bollinger to Southee, FOUR runs
short ball, Southee hooks high off the top edge back over the keepers head, Haddin chases back to rope, it bounced just away from Haddin who knocks it over the rope for four! Good humour. Laughs all round except for Doug
end of over 88Wicket maiden
NZ: 273/8CRR: 3.1 
Brent Arnel0 (1)
Tim Southee21 (13)
Mitchell Johnson19-6-64-4
Doug Bollinger15-2-70-2
Johnson to Arnel, no run
good length, angled across Arnell who shoulders arms
Johnson to Guptill, OUT
Caught! Great catch by Ponting at second slip. Guptill flashed hard at a drive to a good length ball going across him, it fizzed off the edge and flew head height to Ponting's left and he took it with two hands almost behind his left shoulder. that was humming.
MJ Guptill c Ponting b Johnson 58 (204m 157b 6x4 0x6) SR: 36.94
Johnson to Guptill, no run
good length, fourth stump line, 142kph, Guptill defends off the inside edge through his legs and away safely
Johnson to Guptill, no run
good length outside off, Guptill defends on the front foot to point
Johnson to Guptill, no run
back of a length outside off, Guptill half defends, half leaves it comes off the face into the gully