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2nd Test, Hamilton, March 27 - 31, 2010, Australia tour of New Zealand
231 & 511/8d
(T:479) 264 & 302

Australia won by 176 runs

Player Of The Match
4/59 & 6/73
Australia 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
c Arnel b Southee1225333048.00
c Watling b Vettori8817123611051.46
run out (Vettori)2247624046.80
c †McCullum b Southee2248655045.83
c Southee b Patel2833504084.84
lbw b Southee947661019.14
c & b Southee1231322038.70
c McIntosh b Vettori033000.00
not out 1221322057.14
lbw b Vettori1017202058.82
b Vettori4690066.66
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 2)12
TOTAL74.3 Ov (RR: 3.10, 306 Mins)231
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Shane Watson, 7.4 ov), 2-63 (Ricky Ponting, 23.3 ov), 3-129 (Michael Hussey, 39.2 ov), 4-172 (Michael Clarke, 49.3 ov), 5-180 (Simon Katich, 56.4 ov), 6-199 (Brad Haddin, 65.6 ov), 7-200 (Mitchell Johnson, 66.6 ov), 8-200 (Marcus North, 67.1 ov), 9-217 (Ryan Harris, 72.2 ov), 10-231 (Doug Bollinger, 74.3 ov)
7.4 to SR Watson, the miscued pull! Sudden rush of blood there, Southee pitched it on a good length outside off and Watson tried to pull it over midwicket, hit the bottom of the bat and the ball looped towards Arnel at mid-on who fell forward to take the catch. 25/1
39.2 to MEK Hussey, we saw it coming! Southee had beaten Hussey just a short while back outside the off stump, this time he pitches it up outside off and draws Hussey to drive forward, takes the edge which was loud and clear, Rauf confirms it. 129/3
65.6 to BJ Haddin, another soft dismissal and New Zealand are taking them all, Haddin shapes to punch it through the off side but checks his shot and ends up tamely tapping it back to the bowler, that fielder at silly mid-off may have played on his mind. 199/6
67.1 to MJ North, North is referring this, the ball lands on middle and goes through with the line, North plays all around it and is hit flush on the pad bang in front of middle, looked obvious to us and Asad Rauf, North challenges it but in the end it's a referral used up by Australia. 200/8
56.4 to SM Katich, Katich falls just before tea! He shuffle across his stumps yet again and tries to clip it to the on side, but the ball goes straight off the bat and goes to Watling at forward short leg, no doubts about that at all. 180/5
66.6 to MG Johnson, New Zealand are chipping away, Vettori bowls it flatter on the off stump, Johnson gets forward and offers a bat-pad catch to McIntosh at silly point who takes it inches off the turf, Aleem Dar sends him on his way immediately. 200/7
72.2 to RJ Harris, Vettori strikes, the Australian collapse continues, the arm ball does the job, Harris is hit on the front foot as he looks to whip it square, in front of middle and leg, Harris is gone. 217/9
74.3 to DE Bollinger, the bails are down and the innings is over, Vettori bowls this one quicker and flatter, the ball clips the pad and clips the stumps as Bollinger gets forward to defend, leaves a big gap between pad and bat. 231/10
49.3 to MJ Clarke, yet another Australian gives his wicket away! Flighted on the off stump, Clarke chips down the track but doesn't loft with any conviction at all, Southee's there at long-on and he runs forward and takes it comfortably, Clarke fell for the trap. 172/4
New Zealand 1st Innings 
b Bollinger4641066.66
b Bollinger461031395044.66
b Johnson1153701020.75
c †Haddin b Bollinger138104180194132.69
c Ponting b Harris421290019.04
c †Haddin b Harris15121530125.00
c Ponting b Johnson526311019.23
c Ponting b Johnson725321028.00
not out 22153121146.66
c †Haddin b Johnson718201038.88
b Harris022000.00
Extras(nb 4, w 1)5
TOTAL63.3 Ov (RR: 4.15, 278 Mins)264
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Tim McIntosh, 0.6 ov), 2-30 (Mathew Sinclair, 18.5 ov), 3-114 (BJ Watling, 32.1 ov), 4-143 (Martin Guptill, 38.4 ov), 5-167 (Daniel Vettori, 42.2 ov), 6-193 (Brendon McCullum, 50.3 ov), 7-234 (Jeetan Patel, 56.6 ov), 8-236 (Ross Taylor, 57.6 ov), 9-263 (Brent Arnel, 62.6 ov), 10-264 (Chris Martin, 63.3 ov)
0.6 to TG McIntosh, McIntosh had no idea where his off stump was! Bollinger lands it on a fullish length just outside off and gets it to nip back in, McIntosh shoulders arms but looks back to see his off stump pegged back, Bollinger kisses the Australian crest and not the VB sponsor logo!. 4/1
32.1 to BJ Watling, Bollinger has got the breakthrough! Played on! Looks to play his punch shot through the covers, but it is too close to him and sort of hand cuffs him, taking the inside edge onto top of leg stump. 114/3
57.6 to LRPL Taylor, review, Taylor goes for the boundary with the field up, goes for the pull shot, the ball is too full, Aussies appeal for a bottom edge, Asad Rauf doesn't move. Hot spot shows a faint tickle as the ball passes the bat, and Rauf overturns his decision. 236/8
38.4 to MJ Guptill, what a time to get a wicket, three minutes before lunch! softish dismissal, fends at a back-of-a-length delivery, away from his body, edges it at a comfortable height to second slip. 143/4
42.2 to DL Vettori, gone, loose shot again, and Australia are right back in! Straight delivery really, not wide enough to be playing the cover drive, ends up playing outside the line and gets an inside edge through to Haddin. 167/5
63.3 to CS Martin, too good for Martin, duck No. 28! Full and straight, Martin stays outside the line, gets an inside edge and is bowled. 264/10
18.5 to MS Sinclair, this is smart bowling, follows that bouncer with an off-stump yorker, swinging in, and Sinclair is clearly not expecting it as it squeezes under his bat before it comes down. Too good for Sinclair. 30/2
50.3 to BB McCullum, another soft dismissal, poor cricket by McCullum, straight delivery, going with the angle, McCullum drives hard, gets an edge, and Ponting takes it easily at second slip. 193/6
56.6 to JS Patel, and that's the problem with tailenders when they get confident, they play shots they shouldn't, as Patel goes chasing this wide delivery without moving his feet and Ponting takes a nice catch to his right at second slip. 234/7
62.6 to BJ Arnel, Johnson finally gets his way, it pitches around off, Arnell hangs his bat to this one, and the angle takes the edge, end of an important little partnership. 263/9
Australia 2nd Innings 
c Watling b Southee651061169261.32
c †McCullum b Arnel10627934112037.99
c Watling b Southee64801150.00
c †McCullum b Arnel671602078041.87
lbw b Arnel6310916811057.79
c †McCullum b Vettori9013519316166.66
b Patel48405243120.00
c Patel b Vettori011000.00
not out 4162555266.12
not out 1826393069.23
Extras(b 2, lb 1, nb 4)7
TOTAL153 Ov (RR: 3.33, 596 Mins)511/8d
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-85 (Shane Watson, 32.4 ov), 2-91 (Ricky Ponting, 34.2 ov), 3-246 (Michael Hussey, 89.3 ov), 4-247 (Simon Katich, 91.6 ov), 5-389 (Michael Clarke, 127.6 ov), 6-443 (Marcus North, 136.1 ov), 7-443 (Mitchell Johnson, 136.2 ov), 8-453 (Brad Haddin, 141.1 ov)
32.4 to SR Watson, Caught! Southee dropped short outside off, Watson pulls hard, gets a top edge that flies straight out to the man posted for the pull shot at deep forward square and Watling camped under it to take the simplest of catches. An error from Watson. He fell into the trap.. 85/1
34.2 to RT Ponting, Caught! Good length delivery on leg stump, Ponting clips it in the air straight to the short leg in place and Watling holds onto a very sharp catch! Not often Ponting gets caught at short leg. Good captaincy, great catch.. 91/2
89.3 to MEK Hussey, Caught behind! Angled in from around the wicket, good length, just seaming away, Hussey caught on the crease, pushed at it in hope rather than with intent, got a thin edge and McCullum takes a simle catch. The tea break has broke the wicket New Zealand so desperately needed.. 246/3
91.6 to SM Katich, Caught behind! Almost a carbon copy of Hussey's. Angled in from around the wicket, good length, just straightens off the seam a fraction, Katich pushes at it from the crease and feathers an edge through to McCullum behind. Two big wickets to Arnel. New Zealand back in the game.. 247/4
127.6 to MJ Clarke, LBW! Good length, seaming back, Clarke tries to drive gets hit on the pad half forward, big appeal, Aleem Dar gives it out. Clarke refers it upstairs. It looks to have hit him outside the line but Virtual says on-field call stands?! Confusing decision under the DRS. 389/5
136.1 to MJ North, Caught down legside! Vettori around the wicket bowls one well outside leg, North tries to paddle sweep fine, gets it off the face but straight into McCullum's waiting gloves. Good catch, North walks. Unlucky dismissal. It was a classy 90 from North.. 443/6
136.2 to MG Johnson, Caught! Johnson out first ball. Tossed up, outside off, Johnson gets down one knee, he slaps it in the air, flat, but straight to Jeetan Patel at long on who takes the catch waist-high.. 443/7
141.1 to BJ Haddin, Bowled him! Tossed up well outside off, Haddin gets down on one knee to slog sweep over midwicket, it rips back out of the rough, through the gate, and hits off stump! What a delivery. Nathan Hauritz wouldn't have minded seeing that despite the fact his wicketkeeper is out.. 453/8
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 479 runs)
c †Haddin b Johnson2454755044.44
b Johnson1941543046.34
lbw b Clarke29821034035.36
c †Haddin b Johnson2242653052.38
c Ponting b Johnson581572046036.94
lbw b Hauritz2232373068.75
c Hussey b Bollinger51981179152.04
c North b Bollinger310170030.00
c Clarke b Johnson45253571180.00
c †Haddin b Johnson029000.00
not out 5681083.33
Extras(b 12, lb 10, nb 2)24
TOTAL91.1 Ov (RR: 3.31, 362 Mins)302
Fall of wickets: 1-40 (Tim McIntosh, 13.2 ov), 2-53 (BJ Watling, 17.5 ov), 3-107 (Ross Taylor, 33.6 ov), 4-119 (Mathew Sinclair, 38.3 ov), 5-152 (Daniel Vettori, 47.5 ov), 6-239 (Brendon McCullum, 80.3 ov), 7-249 (Jeetan Patel, 84.1 ov), 8-273 (Martin Guptill, 87.5 ov), 9-295 (Brent Arnel, 89.3 ov), 10-302 (Tim Southee, 91.1 ov)
80.3 to BB McCullum, Caught! Back of a length across McCullum, he shuffles back and across and guides it in the air straight to gully and Hussey holds a good sharp chance moving left. The new ball strikes. 239/6
84.1 to JS Patel, Caught! Back of a length outside off angling across, Patel rose with the bounce, fended away from his body, edged to third slip and North to a comfortable catch. Australia now only need three.. 249/7
13.2 to TG McIntosh, Bowled him! Johnson delivers a good length angling in to middle and off, 150kph, McIntosh caught on the crease, leaves a gap between bat and pad and the ball zips through and cannons into middle and off. Johnson grabs the first in typical fashion. Raw pace, bails flying.. 40/1
17.5 to BJ Watling, Caught behind! Johnson from around the wicket angles in, good length, shaping away a touch, Watling drives, edges, and Haddin takes the simplest of catches. Commentators curse. Watling had been so disciplined. He's furious he played at that. Johnson's great spell continues.. 53/2
33.6 to LRPL Taylor, Caught behind! Well bowled, good length across the right-hander, Taylor drawn to play, it brushes the outside edge and Haddin gets another simple catch. He does that so often Johnson. New Zealand's best player is out.. 107/3
87.5 to MJ Guptill, Caught! Great catch by Ponting at second slip. Guptill flashed hard at a drive to a good length ball going across him, it fizzed off the edge and flew head height to Ponting's left and he took it with two hands almost behind his left shoulder. that was humming.. 273/8
89.3 to BJ Arnel, Caught behind! Johnson has five-for. back of a length angling across Arnel who waves at it, feathers a thin nick through to keeper Haddin who claims the simple chance. Nine-down now New Zealand. The end is nigh.. 295/9
91.1 to TG Southee, 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.. 302/10
38.3 to MS Sinclair, LBW! Well flighted, slower, Sinclair prods forward to defend, it pitches outside off, slides on straight, hits him on the knee roll infront of off stump, big appeal, that's out. Aleem Dar had no hesitation in raising his finger.. 119/4
47.5 to DL Vettori, LBW! Hauritz delivers very full drifting in to off stump, Vettori sweeps, he gets hit on the pad, his bat is close it flies to slip and is caught. Big appeal, Asad Rauf gives it out lbw! Daniel Vettori refers it hoping he got outside the line. After what seams an eternity, virtual says part of the ball hit in line and it was hitting off stump flush. Very similar to Clarke's lbw this morning. Vettori has to go.. 152/5
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Sat, 27 Mar - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 19/1 (BJ Watling 6*, Mathew Sinclair 8*, 13 ov)
Sun, 28 Mar - day 2 - Australia 2nd innings 35/0 (Shane Watson 28*, Simon Katich 6*, 14 ov)
Mon, 29 Mar - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 333/4 (Michael Clarke 42*, Marcus North 42*, 114 ov)
Tue, 30 Mar - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 185/5 (Martin Guptill 29*, Brendon McCullum 19*, 62 ov)
Wed, 31 Mar - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 302 (91.1 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • New Zealand: 200 runs in 67.6 overs (408 balls), Extras 22
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 125 balls (MJ Guptill 14, BB McCullum 31, Ex 5)
  • BB McCullum: 50 off 93 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 239/5 in 79.0 overs (MJ Guptill 48, BB McCullum 51)
  • New Ball Taken: New Zealand 239/5 after 80.1 overs (MJ Guptill 48, BB McCullum 51)
  • MJ Guptill: 50 off 143 balls (6 x 4)
  • New Zealand: 250 runs in 84.3 overs (509 balls), Extras 24
  • New Zealand: 300 runs in 90.2 overs (544 balls), Extras 24
Seddon Park, Hamilton
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 1957
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days27,28,29,30,31 March 2010 - day (5-day match)
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