Player of the Match
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    35.2 Redmond falls right in to the trap and Hauritz has two after lunch! He flights it on middle and leg, he gets on his knee and attempts the slog sweep which fetched him two sixes before lunch, however this time Symonds is there at deep midwicket and he cups it easily over his head after sprinting a few yards to his left 130/3
    16.5 bad ball, bad shot and How's got to go, Johnson dishes it out very wide outside off and invites an ugly slash past the covers, the ball gets the toe edge of his bat and Haddin takes one of his easier catches 46/1
    27.5 Hauritz gets his man, he pitches it short of a length and Ryder shapes to pull across the line, he gets plenty of wood on it but slams it to Michael Clarke's right at short midwicket, he flings himself sideways and pulls off a stunning catch, superb reflexes there as he cups it with both hands 101/2
    60.2 Taylor gets the slow death from Koertzen, Clark gets the ball to bend back in off the pitch, Taylor tries to flick across the line but the ball hits him just above the knee roll and in line with middle and leg stump at least, Koertzen thinks about it before giving him out, Hawkeye indicates that it hit him too high 200/5
    57.1 great reflexes from Katich! Symonds bowls it back of a length, Fulton reads the length early and shapes to pull but fails to clear short midwicket, Katich flings himself to his right and catches it with both hands, the Australians are really delighted for Symonds 194/4
    68.5 that's a ripper! Lee fires that from round the wicket, lands it on a good length and gets it to swing in sharply through the air, Flynn fails to get right behind the line and the ball clips his pad and cannons on to the top of the off stump, the bowling change has worked 228/6
    92.4 the slower consumes him, it lands a little wide of the offstump and McCullum shapes to play a very half-hearted drive through the offside, he doesn't really go through with the shot and a thick outside edge falls low in front of Haddin, he takes it inches off the turf and McCullum hangs around to see if it carried, it was a clean catch 266/7
    not out
    95.3 very nasty delivery and Southee is all at sea, Johnson bangs it in short and gets it to rear up on the right hander, Southee is forced to play at it but fails to fend it off with soft hands, the ball lobs off his glove and Katich takes it easily running forward from leg gully 269/8
    96.4 that's 50 wickets in the calendar year for Lee, he pitches it just back of a length outside off and O'Brien gets forward to defend, the thick outside edge is taken very well by Haddin who flings himself to his right, cups it with both hands and falls hard on his elbows 270/9
    98.3 the middle stump is flattened and Vettori is stranded, Lee fires it full and gets it to swing in sharply, Martin fails to get bat on ball and the ball deflects off his pad and crashes on to the stump, it's also the 24th Test duck for Martin 270/10
    24 (b 4, lb 8, nb 11, w 1)
    270 all out (98.3 Overs, RR: 2.74, 400 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Jamie How, 16.5 ov), 2-101 (Jesse Ryder, 27.5 ov), 3-130 (Aaron Redmond, 35.2 ov), 4-194 (Peter Fulton, 57.1 ov), 5-200 (Ross Taylor, 60.2 ov), 6-228 (Daniel Flynn, 68.5 ov), 7-266 (Brendon McCullum, 92.4 ov), 8-269 (Tim Southee, 95.3 ov), 9-270 (Iain O'Brien, 96.4 ov), 10-270 (Chris Martin, 98.3 ov)
    B Lee25.386642.5807
    SR Clark2065612.8002
    MG Johnson2555622.2410
    NM Hauritz1626323.9301
    A Symonds1221711.4101
    10.1 Hayden will feel very queasy when he sees this replay, flighted on middle and leg, he gets forward and pushes it on the walk towards mid-on and sets off for a very risky single, Katich doesn't even look at him and fixes his gaze on the fielder Jamie How, he turns back to make a desperate attempt at getting back to his crease but it's too late, the keeper whips off the bails, not the best way to get out in your 100th Test, his parents in the stands didn't quite enjoy that either 38/1
    14.6 another very handy breakthrough before lunch, Vettori lands it on the rough outside off and gets it to turn, Katich gets forward to defend but the inside edge clips his pad and Ryder at forward short-leg takes it easily, no doubt about the edge at all 49/2
    51.1 the bowling change works, O'Brien bangs it in short of a length outside off but the ball doesn't rise as much as Ponting would have expected it to, he shapes to play a booming pull past midwicket but the ball travels quickly off the bottom of the bat straight to Fulton at short midwicket, Ponting mumbles something to O'Brien while walking back 155/3
    81.1 superb catch by Redmond! Martin bangs it in short and Hussey shapes to pull, he plays a little too early and the shot is miscued, the ball is in the air for a while but Redmond accepts the challenge by running forward from midwicket and taking the catch close to short square leg, he dives forward and takes it with both hands just inches off the ground. A rather strange shot by Hussey, a little out of character 244/4
    131.1 the bowling change works, O'Brien delivers it from wide of the crease and pitched it up, Clarke can't resist the front foot slash and fails to get the desired elevation to clear point, Ryder leaps up and takes it easily 428/6
    81.5 Symonds doesn't look too happy with that but he has to go, Martin pitches it on the corridor outside off and draws Symonds forward, there's a sound as the ball passes the bat and both McCullum and Martin think they've git him, Doctrove agrees and Symonds glances at the umpire, replays showed the bat striking the pad but no real signs of an edge, a few more replays will be handy 247/5
    156.1 the end of a stupendous innings from Haddin, flighted on middle and leg, he tries to slog sweep Redmond over the stands and nearly succeeds, however he runs in to 'two-meter' Peter Fulton who cups it just inches before the rope 532/9
    145.1 Taylor pulls off a blinder and he can scarcely believe it, the ball is banged in short outside off and Lee attempts an upper cut, the ball travels quickly over the slips and Taylor at first slip stretches out his right hand and plucks it over his head and falls backwards 470/7
    154.4 comes round the wicket and gives it a lot of air, Johnson gets on his knee for the slog sweep but gets a thick top edge, McCullum comes forward to take the skier 526/8
    157.4 bowled through the gate, lands on middle and off and skids through straight, Hauritz leaves a lot of daylight between bat and pad as he tries to force it away and the ball hits the middle stump 535/10
    not out
    16 (b 2, lb 8, nb 5, w 1)
    535 all out (157.4 Overs, RR: 3.39, 640 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Matthew Hayden, 10.1 ov), 2-49 (Simon Katich, 14.6 ov), 3-155 (Ricky Ponting, 51.1 ov), 4-244 (Michael Hussey, 81.1 ov), 5-247 (Andrew Symonds, 81.5 ov), 6-428 (Michael Clarke, 131.1 ov), 7-470 (Brett Lee, 145.1 ov), 8-526 (Mitchell Johnson, 154.4 ov), 9-532 (Brad Haddin, 156.1 ov), 10-535 (Nathan Hauritz, 157.4 ov)
    CS Martin27411024.0700
    TG Southee27110003.7000
    DL Vettori59.42012422.0712
    IE O'Brien31611133.5800
    JD Ryder713304.7100
    AJ Redmond604727.8303
    9.2 it doesn't take too long for Australia to strike, Lee bowls it fractionally short of a length outside off and tempts Redmond to go for the slash, he fails to keep it down however and Clarke at cover point takes it easily, Redmond could well have left it alone 39/1
    21.4 Ricky Ponting take a bow! Lee deserves a lot of credit for pitching it on the offstump and getting it to seam away, How's squared up a bit and he shapes to defend but fails to cover the line, the outside edge travels low to Ponting's right at second slip and he takes a one-handed stunner, Ponting's absolutely delighted with his effort and why not? All the slip fielders and Lee run after him 63/4
    15.1 Lee strikes for the second time this morning, Lee pitches it up a touch wide outside off and tempts Ryder to flirt with danger, he gets forward to drive on the up but tamely scoops it to Symonds at cover, another easy catch for the Australians. Another wicket is gifted to the home wide this morning, Ryder looked fairly ok at the crease before succumbing to a rush of blood 55/2
    19.6 very soft dismissal, Lee bangs it on a good length and angles it towards the middle stump, Taylor shapes to work it to the on side but plays a little to early and hence gets a leading edge straight to the bowler, Lee takes an easy return catch 58/3
    37.1 what a delivery! Johnson hits the right length bang on the offstump, there's just a hint of seam movement and it's enough to shave the offstump, Fulton was too late to get his bat down and cover the line and before he knew it the bails were all over the place 84/6
    29.5 the bowling change works, Johnson fires it full and gets it to swing in sharply, Flynn tries to work it to the on side but he's beaten for pace and movement, Doctrove thinks about it a while and raises the fingerbo 76/5
    not out
    46.4 classic offspinner's dismissal, he comes from round the wicket and pitches it up on the rough on the offstump, Vettori shapes to drive but fails to cover the turn and succeeds in getting a thick edge to Hayden at first slip 105/7
    58.3 this time he makes him play, it's a little quicker through the air and draws Southee forward, the outside edge travels quickly to Ponting at second slip 131/8
    71.5 that's a five-for and the wait finally ends for Lee, pitches it on the offstump and gets it to swing back in, O'Brien gets his bat very close to his pads and Doctrove doesn't ponder over that for too long, that would have crashed in to the middle stump 181/9
    74.1 Johnson adds the finishing touches and Australia win by an innings and 62 runs and take the series 2-0, he delivers from round the wicket and fires it on the offstump, Martin's beaten for pace and the ball crashes on to the top of the offstump, it's also Martin's sixth pair in Tests and McCullum's stranded on 84 203/10
    28 (b 7, lb 8, nb 13)
    203 all out (74.1 Overs, RR: 2.73, 320 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-39 (Aaron Redmond, 9.2 ov), 2-55 (Jesse Ryder, 15.1 ov), 3-58 (Ross Taylor, 19.6 ov), 4-63 (Jamie How, 21.4 ov), 5-76 (Daniel Flynn, 29.5 ov), 6-84 (Peter Fulton, 37.1 ov), 7-105 (Daniel Vettori, 46.4 ov), 8-131 (Tim Southee, 58.3 ov), 9-181 (Iain O'Brien, 71.5 ov), 10-203 (Chris Martin, 74.1 ov)
    B Lee25510554.20012
    SR Clark1052202.2000
    MG Johnson15.172931.9100
    NM Hauritz24113221.3301

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

Match days

28,29,30 November, 1 December 2008 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 28 Nov - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 262/6 (BB McCullum 30*, DL Vettori 12*, 90 ov)
  • Sat, 29 Nov - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 241/3 (MEK Hussey 69*, MJ Clarke 43*, 79 ov)
  • Sun, 30 Nov - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 35/0 (AJ Redmond 15*, JM How 13*, 9 ov)
  • Mon, 01 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 203 (74.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

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  • Crowe calls for New Zealand clean-out

    Martin Crowe has called for a complete overhaul of the way New Zealand are managed after an innings loss in Adelaide that he described as "our worst moment in Test cricket"

  • Nielsen warns South Africa over 'cheap' talk

    Australia and South Africa are incapable of competing without pre-series bluster but Tim Nielsen, the Australia coach, has said Graeme Smith's men face an enormous task to back up their words with on-field success

  • Ducks of the day

    Plays of the day for the fourth day of the second Test between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide

  • The perfect No. 11

    There are No.11s who have been known for their incompetence with the bat, but Chris Martin's lack of skill is legendary

New Zealand 3rd innings Partnerships

1st39JM HowAJ Redmond
2nd16JM HowJD Ryder
3rd3JM HowLRPL Taylor
4th5JM HowPG Fulton
5th13PG FultonDR Flynn
6th8BB McCullumPG Fulton
7th21DL VettoriBB McCullum
8th26BB McCullumTG Southee
9th50BB McCullumIE O'Brien
10th22CS MartinBB McCullum