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.
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.
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tossed up, leg stump, Southee swings it away through midwicket and they get two as the sweeper comes around to field
short outside off, Martin forces off the back foot past a diving North at backward point but they only run one
looping high outside off, Martin playing for turn gets beaten past the outside edge
flatter and quicker, Martin plays a solid forward defence
looped high and wide of off, Southee slog sweeps towards midwicket and they take the single
tossed up outside off, Southee heaves hard down to long on and they dont run
full toss and Martin cover drives it for four! The roar around the ground was incredible given there is only a couple of hundred people in the ground.
Johnson blows this past Martin's outside edge and his off stump
this is angling down leg, catches the bottom of Martin's thigh pad and nearly gets dragged back onto the stumps!
Johnson goes around the wicket
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.
leg stump line, Southee clips this away to fine leg for just one
good length middle stump, Southee swings hard through the line it flies high and straight of deep mid on and away for four!
back of a length outside off, Southee off the back foot defends towards point and pinches a tight single. Well run
Southee charges, Bollinger bowls a bouncer and Southee makes tremendous bat speed trying to hook it but cant make contact
length slower ball, again Southee flat bats it across the line wide of mid on for four more! Four in a row!
full toss, Southee advances and hammers this hard wide of mid on for four more!
Southee backs and slaps this length ball high over long on, two bounces four
short ball, Southee hooks high off the top edge back over the keepers head, Haddin chases back to rope, it bounced just away from Haddin who knocks it over the rope for four! Good humour. Laughs all round except for Doug
good length, angled across Arnell who shoulders arms
|Seddon Park, Hamilton|
|Toss||Australia, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Australia won the 2-match series 2-0|
|Match number||Test no. 1957|
|Hours of play (local time)||11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00|
|Match days||27,28,29,30,31 March 2010 - day (5-day match)|