result
3rd ODI, Hobart, Dec 20 2007, New Zealand tour of Australia
(34/50 ov, target 283)168
Australia won by 114 runs
Player Of The Match
134* (133)
ricky-ponting
Player Of The Series
241 runs
ricky-ponting
13y
• Peter English

Ponting gains revenge with century in series win

Ricky Ponting wanted to regain the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy more than any of his team-mates

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Scorecard summary
Australia282/6(50 overs)
Jacob Oram2/34(10)
Kyle Mills1/59(10)
New Zealand168/10(34 overs)
Brett Lee3/47(9)
Brad Hogg3/49(6)
end of over 3410 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 168/10CRR: 4.94 RRR: 7.18
Jeetan Patel1 (2)
Brad Hogg 6-1-49-3
Brett Lee 9-0-47-3

Australia, then, win the game convincingly by 114 runs and with around 15 overs to spare. They have regained the Chappell-Hadlee Series with a 2-0 win, which is only just given how well they have played in the tournament. I wonder who will be the Man of the Series, my money's with Ponting for his two centuries. Yes, indeed it is Ponting who picks up the Player of the Match and the Series. Read Peter English on what it means to him, and for a full recap of the day's play.

A modest Ponting told Nine. "It's been a good couple of weeks to tell the truth. I feel like I've played OK. It's been a great series, it always is and once again Australia's played some great cricket so it's been an exciting week for us.

"I think the build-up this week has always been about this game being a final, we have prepared well for it, you've seen a bit more intensity today, that's what I expect for the game.

"We pack up early to go straight to Melbourne before we start training for the next series. India have got a bit of confidence and I know those guys are looking forward to that series."

So, little time off before the next international series, and India are in town already. We'll be back on Boxing Day, tune in then if you get the chance. Until then, thanks very much for joining us over this series.

33.6
W
Hogg to Gillespie, OUT

drags short and swung to Symonds at midwicket and that's all over

Mark Gillespie c Symonds b Hogg 24 (29m 24b 3x4 1x6) SR: 100
33.5
Hogg to Gillespie, no run

straight delivery, Gillespie backs away, exposing the sticks, but misses the cut and the ball bounces over

33.4
4
Hogg to Gillespie, FOUR runs

straight drive back down the ground

33.3
4
Hogg to Gillespie, FOUR runs

driven over cover

33.2
1
Hogg to Patel, 1 run

has a swing, lobbed away towards wideish long-on, and he's off the mark

33.1
1
Hogg to Gillespie, 1 run

turned back in to him, defended on the back foot and they grab a single

end of over 3314 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 158/9CRR: 4.78 RRR: 7.35
Jeetan Patel0 (1)
Mark Gillespie15 (19)
Brett Lee 9-0-47-3
Brad Hogg 5-1-39-2
32.6
Lee to Patel, no run

pushed right up there, Patel defends

The end of a fighting innings, and with it any last remnants of hope the more optimistic fans may have had

32.5
W
Lee to Styris, OUT

full yorker from the top drawer, Styris backs away and his middle stump is shattered

Scott Styris b Lee 75 (130m 79b 9x4 2x6) SR: 94.93

...and just as well I got that in there...

A bit of a late hat-tip for Styris's fifty, that got lost in the commotion of the technical issues

32.4
2
Lee to Styris, 2 runs

bouncer on leg, pulled through midwicket

32.3
4
Lee to Styris, FOUR runs

flat six across the line, oh hang on, was it, that hit the rope. The video umpire is getting a call. Ah, he's signalled four

32.2
4
Lee to Styris, FOUR runs

driven square through the off side, another clean strike just behind point

32.1
4
Lee to Styris, FOUR runs

lofted down the ground, a straight hit and a two-bounce four

end of over 3212 runs
NZ: 144/8CRR: 4.50 RRR: 7.72
Mark Gillespie15 (19)
Scott Styris61 (74)
Brad Hogg 5-1-39-2
Shaun Tait 8-1-30-2
31.6
2
Hogg to Gillespie, 2 runs

backs away, leaving the stumps open, but connects well to the off side and it's tidied with a slide in the deep

New Zealand not giving up, which is good to see

31.5
4
Hogg to Gillespie, FOUR runs

swept square past Ponting

31.4
6
Hogg to Gillespie, SIX runs

up and over, slogged six by Gillespie, down on one knee and smote cleanly

31.3
Hogg to Gillespie, no run

backed away to cut, leaving his stumps exposed

31.2
Hogg to Gillespie, no run

wrong'un, turned across the right hander who left it at the last second

31.1
Hogg to Gillespie, no run

pushed on to the leg, defended to that side

end of over 31Maiden
NZ: 132/8CRR: 4.25 RRR: 7.94
Scott Styris61 (74)
Mark Gillespie3 (13)
Shaun Tait 8-1-30-2
Brad Hogg 4-1-27-2
30.6
Tait to Styris, no run

good aerial swing, overpitched a touch, pushed to the covers straight to Symonds who shies down one stick

30.5
1lb
Tait to Gillespie, 1 leg bye

up there on leg, raps him on the leg in front of leg

Best performances - batters
Ricky Ponting player pic
RT Ponting AUS
134 runs (133)
10 fours
2 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
34 runs
2 fours
1 six
8629102092725
Scott Styris portrait
SB Styris NZ
75 runs (79)
9 fours
2 sixes
Control89%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
42 runs
7 fours
0 six
414161510025
Best performances - bowlers
Brett Lee player pic
B Lee AUS
O
9
M
0
R
47
W
3
ECO
5.22
Brad Hogg player pic
GB Hogg AUS
O
6
M
1
R
49
W
3
ECO
8.16
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Australia
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting
Player Of The Series
Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 2657
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45
Match days20 December 2007 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Mark Benson
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Peter Parker
TV Umpire
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Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
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Brian Muir
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama