Player of the Match
Player of the Match
265dThe Bulletin by Peter English

Vettori leads New Zealand's strong surge

New Zealand dismissed their highly-fancied opponents for 231 and then finished at 19 for 1 as they dream of levelling the two-game series

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
LRPL Taylor
138(104) 19x4 - 4x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 40 runs
  • 9x4 - 0x6
16 5 1 34 25 8 22 27
SM Katich
106(279) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 44 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
18 0 4 25 22 2 9 26

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
MG Johnson
O20.1
M6
R73
W6
Eco3.61
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DL Vettori
DL Vettori
O19.3
M5
R36
W4
Eco1.84
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

AUSTRALIA 231(74.3 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

NEW ZEALAND 264(63.3 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

AUSTRALIA 511/8d(153 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

NEW ZEALAND 302(91.1 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

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.

That is it as far as cricinfo's live commentary coverage of the Trans-Tasman trophy is concerned. Don't forget to read Peter English's bulletin and Brydon Coverdale's coverage from Hamilton of the press conferences and the fall-out from this match.

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91.1
W
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:
91 | 3 Runs | NZ: 302/9

  • Tim Southee45 (24b)
  • Chris Martin5 (6b)
  • Nathan Hauritz17-5-37-1
  • Mitchell Johnson20-6-73-5
90.6
1
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
90.5
1
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
90.4
0
Hauritz to Martin, no run, looping high outside off, Martin playing for turn gets beaten past the outside edge
90.3
0
Hauritz to Martin, no run, flatter and quicker, Martin plays a solid forward defence
90.2
1
Hauritz to Southee, 1 run, looped high and wide of off, Southee slog sweeps towards midwicket and they take the single

New Zealand 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st40TG McIntoshBJ Watling
2nd13MS SinclairBJ Watling
3rd54MS SinclairLRPL Taylor
4th12MS SinclairMJ Guptill
5th33DL VettoriMJ Guptill
6th87BB McCullumMJ Guptill
7th10JS PatelMJ Guptill
8th24MJ GuptillTG Southee
9th22BJ ArnelTG Southee
10th7CS MartinTG Southee