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259dThe Bulletin by Peter English

Southee and McCullum seal super NZ win

A superb match needed a Super Over to split the teams and New Zealand prevailed to repay Brendan McCullum for his amazing century

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
BB McCullum
116(56) 12x4 - 8x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 63 runs
  • 6x4 - 6x6
12 23 34 1 17 7 5 17
MJ Clarke
MJ Clarke
67(45) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 13 2 15 5 11 17

Best performances - Bowlers

JEC Franklin
O3
M0
R32
W2
Eco10.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SW Tait
O4
M0
R40
W2
Eco10.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20, Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00

Match days

28 February 2010 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Australia scored six off their Super Over, New Zealand won by scoring nine off four balls.

Brendon McCullum is Christchurch's hero, scoring 116 off 56 balls, but don't forget Tim Southee, who somehow prevented a rampaging Cameron White from winning the match in normal time. He then returned to bowl a stunning Super Over full of yorker-length deliveries. The New Zealand players are out on the field thanking the crowd, their fans have been vocal today. Ross Taylor's signing autographs. We've had a superb finish, and the T20 series is level at 1-1. Vettori says it's one of the most "amazing crowds" he's played in front off. The noise as Southee ran in to bowl the final ball of the 20th over was something else. McCullum says it was "nice to make a contribution". Talk about understating it! That's it from us at Cricinfo for the moment, on behalf of Marc Ellison, this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers.

0.3
4
Tait to Guptill, FOUR runs, Guptill's done it! Short and wide outside off, he winds up and unleashes a fierce cut, sending the ball racing over the fielder at point, Clarke watched it fly over him, he had a couple of chances to run the batsmen out but missed.
0.3
0w
Tait to BB McCullum, 2 wides, and they run one too, that's wide down leg side, McCullum tried to scoop it but missed, New Zealand needed two off four balls!
0.2
1
Tait to Guptill, 1 run, cut to point again, Guptill sprints, Clarke fields and throws at the bowler's end, he misses again, Guptill was a goner. New - Zealand 3
0.2
0w
Tait to Guptill, 1 wide, Tait's bowled a terrible ball, short and very very wide outside off, Haddin does well to take it, New Zealand - 2
0.1
1
Tait to BB McCullum, 1 run, good length ball outside off, McCullum cuts to point and sets off, Clarke fields and shies at the bowler's end, McCullum dives full length, the throw misses, New Zealand- 1

New Zealand's three batsmen are McCullum, Guptill and someone else, I forget. Sorry. They have to contend with the fiery pace of Shaun Tait. What does McCullum have left? Can he scoop one more? Australia have only six to defend. Clarke's taking his time setting the field

END OF OVER:
1 | AUS: 6/1

0.6
2
Southee to Haddin, 2 runs, hit to long on, Ross Taylor fumbles and the batsmen sprint the second run, Australia have scored six off the Super Over. Southee has done magnificently for the home team.
0.5
1
Southee to White, 1 run, yorker, splendid yorker on leg stump, White digs it out and runs the single, Southee doesn't risk the run out at the bowler's end - Australia 4
0.4
0
Southee to Warner, OUT, Caught!! Warner clears his leg to make room and skies the ball high, it's very high but he's not hit it far enough, Nathan McCullum takes the skier at long-on. It's a dot ball. Australia have one wicket left, Haddin walks in but White is on strike. Australia - 3
0.3
0
Southee to Warner, no run, Southee take a bow! Warner doesn't get under it and hits it to the bowler, Southee fields, White sets off for teh run and there's a run-out chance, Southee doesn't risk it. Australia - 3
0.2
1
Southee to White, 1 run, full ball again from Southee, White powers it down the ground and it reaches the fielder on the bounce at long on. Australia - 3
0.1
2
Southee to White, 2 runs, full toss from Southee, and White mis-times it down the ground, Warner comes sprinting back for the second. Australia - 2

Right, buckle up for the Super Over. The team chasing will bat first, so White won't have to take his pads off. Australia's three batsmen are White, Warner and Haddin. If they lose two wickets, that's the end of the Super Over innings. White and Warner are out there, Southee, who bowled a magnificent last two overs, has to do it again for New Zealand.

END OF OVER:
20 | AUS: 214/4 (1 run required, RR: 10.70)

Right, buckle up for the Super Over. The team chasing will bat first, so White won't have to take his pads off. Australia's three batsmen are White, Warner and Haddin. If they lose two wickets, that's the end of the Super Over innings.

19.6
W
Southee to Clarke, 2 runs, OUT, Clarke moves forward, gets to it on the full and clubs it to long on, Nathan Mc dives to save the boundary and parries it, the batsmen come back for the third but Clarke is well short and we are going to a Super Over! What a match folks. This is sensational stuff!

MJ Clarke run out (NL McCullum/Southee) 67 (75m 45b 5x4 2x6) SR: 148.88

19.5
1
Southee to White, 1 run, yorker length driven to long on and Brendon Mc does well to prevent the second. If it's a tie it will go down to a Super Over! The scenes are electric here.
19.4
4
Southee to White, FOUR runs, full and he just misses the yorker, White cracks it straight, just past Southee's head for four, amazing power!
19.3
2
Southee to White, 2 runs, full and clubbed down the ground and Brendon Mc msfields in the deep and they take a tight second
19.2
1
Southee to Clarke, 1 run, Clarke moves across to the off side and Southee follows him and Clarke whips it into the leg side to the sweeper
19.1
1
Southee to White, 1 run, yorker again, dug out to long on and they can only take the single

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st27BJ HaddinDA Warner
2nd73BJ HaddinMJ Clarke
3rd32MJ ClarkeDJ Hussey
4th82MJ ClarkeCL White