Player of the Match
Player of the Match
45.1
4
Clarke to Amla, FOUR runs, too short and Amla rocks back to flash a handsome cut through square
38.3
4
Johnson to McKenzie, FOUR runs, up comes his fifty with a faulty shot, reaching out and steering a very wide ball fast and very low to Hayden's right at first slip, he clutches at the ball as it dips on him and muffs a very tough chance .. by Hayden's standards it has to go down as a drop
37.3
4
Siddle to McKenzie, FOUR runs, steered wide of slips for four and with no third man he moves to 48, the ball hits a length and shapes away and he opens the face, going back and across, and runs it between two fielders
30.4
4
Hauritz to Amla, FOUR runs, tossed up wider and Amla thrashes a good-looking drive past cover
28.2
4
Hauritz to Smith, FOUR runs, smashed, just dances down and drills it back past mid-on for four
20.4
6
Hauritz to McKenzie, SIX runs, hello, where did that come from? McKenzie breaks out of his slumber and dances down to pelt the ball back over the bowler's head, a very clean strike too
17.1
4
Johnson to Smith, FOUR runs, and another dab off the closed face, beating a diving gully, Smith gets his fifty to some good cheer from the MCG and thats a fighting innings again
16.6
4
Lee to McKenzie, FOUR runs, and he survives next ball, just managing to squeeze a full one past slip
16.2
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Lee to Smith, (no ball) FOUR runs, he's forced it away again, this one's a no-ball, short and not that wide but Smith closes the face and chops it between the slips for a boundary, top shot
14.4
4
Lee to Smith, FOUR runs, oh well placed, Smith! Just sees a wee bit of room and cuts the bat late and smack between the slips and gully, closing the face and running it very well
10.3
4
Lee to Smith, FOUR runs, flashes the bat at short one and dabs it down past slips and gully
3.2
4
Siddle to Smith, FOUR runs, gets room and carves it down past Symonds at backward point
2.1
4
Lee to Smith, FOUR runs, short outside leg stump and tickled off the hips to fine leg
1.5
4
Siddle to Smith, FOUR runs, short and wide and firmly cut away square for a boundary
1.1
4
Siddle to Smith, FOUR runs, sharp bouncer first up to Smith, who arches back and and starts to leave, the ball kisses the edge and flies down wide of slips and gully for four
0.1
4
Lee to Smith, FOUR runs, outside off and wide, Smith adjusts a bit and drives it down the ground. The ball was first interrupted by a swarm of flies in front of Lee
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