Player of the Match
Player of the Match
233dPeter English

Australia survive brilliant Oram attack

Jacob Oram gave Australia some serious jitters but they successfully defended their huge 5 for 343 that was set up by punishing Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting centuries

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ML Hayden
117(111) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 15 10 19 18 31 5 12
RT Ponting
111(122) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 33 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 3 13 17 12 8 31 21

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ Clarke
MJ Clarke
O9
M0
R48
W2
Eco5.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CD McMillan
O3
M0
R26
W1
Eco8.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
50 | 16 Runs | NZ: 335/5 (9 runs required, RR: 6.70)

  • Brendon McCullum46 (39b)
  • Jacob Oram101 (72b)
  • Nathan Bracken10-1-75-0
  • Glenn McGrath10-0-72-1

John Buchanan had mentioned that Australia wanted a fight and they certainly got one today. Jacob Oram stretched them to the limit and New Zealand finished on 335 for 5. Who'd have thought they would have got so close when the chase started. Oram's hundred off 71 balls is the fastest by a New Zealand player.

Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting set up the victory with twin centuries and Hussey provided an adrenalin-filled finish to spur Australia on to 343 for 5. It almost wasn't enough as Oram and McCullum took New Zealand closer but Glenn McGrath bowled a string of superb yorkers to stem the run flow.

Ricky Ponting is the Player of the Match for his 111 off 122 balls. He added 200 runs for the second wicket with Hayden.

That's it from us at Cricinfo, we'll be back on Tuesday to bring you the action from Perth when England take on New Zealand. I'll been a pleasure bringing this exciting game to you, have a good evening. Cheers!

49.6
4
Bracken to McCullum, FOUR runs, McCullum swings a full toss over midwicket and gets four off the last ball, New Zealand fall short by nine runs
49.5
1
Bracken to Oram, 1 run, low full toss, Oram swings it to Symonds at long-off for a single, Australia have this in the bag
49.4
2
Bracken to Oram, 2 runs, that's Oram's hundred! An outstanding inninsg and he gets there by lofting it to Hayden at deep cover, take a bow Jacob Oram, he deserves all the applause he's getting
49.3
2
Bracken to Oram, 2 runs, driven firmly down the ground to Clarke at long-on, they take on his arm and attempt the second, Oram just makes his ground as the throw comes in to the striker's end, the third umpire says not out, he's on 98.
49.2
6
Bracken to Oram, SIX runs, SIX! full toss, Oram slices it off the bat and gets enough meat on it to send it over symonds at long-off! Oram moves on to 96!
49.1
1
Bracken to McCullum, 1 run, full and angling into leg stump, McCullum drives to long-off for one

25 needed in the last over. Bracken to bowl and McCullum will be on strike.

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st47SP FlemingL Vincent
2nd60L VincentPG Fulton
3rd35L VincentLRPL Taylor
4th8CD McMillanLRPL Taylor
5th48JDP OramLRPL Taylor
6th137JDP OramBB McCullum

Australian Tri Series (CB Series)

TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS871310.667
ENG83513-0.608
NZ8269-0.007