result
4th ODI (D/N), Adelaide, Feb 10 2009, New Zealand tour of Australia
(48.2/50 ov, target 245)247/4
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
player of the match
David Hussey
Australia

Hussey brothers make sure that the series goes to Brisbane with everything to play for. They were helped in good part by Haddin too

After the dismissal of Haddin, it seemed that the Kiwis had the upper hand but the partnership between the Hussey brothers dashed all the hopes of a victory and it will be all down to the final match in Brisbane on Friday. Hold on for a few minutes for the presentation

Michael Hussey compliments Ferguson for his coolness under pressure and also compliments his brother on his good knock.

Vettori says "It was disappointing not to get to a total we expected. It will be everything to play for in Brisbane. It will be pretty exciting"

Ponting is happy that his bowlers did a good job in restricting the Kiwi batsmen bar the batting Powerplay and is pretty appreciative of Michael Hussey and Michael Clarke.

David Hussey is the Man of the match and he admits he was nervous after the Haddin dismissal. He is thankful that his brother calmed the nerves and allowed him a free hand.

Join us on Friday for the decider in Brisbane. Till then, good night from all of us at Cricinfo

48.2
6
Mills to Hussey, SIX runs

full toss on the off stump. Hussey, lofts it high over mid-on and it bounces on the ropes. Thus Hussey finishes the match off in style

48.1
Mills to Hussey, no run

fuller on the off stump. Hussey, drives it to mid-on

Kyle Mills to bowl what can be the last over of the match

end of over 485 runs
AUS: 241/4CRR: 5.02 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 4 runs from 12b
Callum Ferguson13 (11)
Michael Hussey69 (69)
Tim Southee10-0-61-1
Grant Elliott9-0-47-0
47.6
4
Southee to Ferguson, FOUR runs

fuller on the middle stump. Ferguson, elegantly flicks it to deep midwicket for a boundary

47.5
Southee to Ferguson, no run

full outside the off stump. Ferguson's bat hits the ground and the fielders go up in appeal but these can't be given

47.4
Southee to Ferguson, no run

short outside the off stump. Ferguson looks to pull it away but gets a leading edge to mid-off

47.3
1
Southee to Hussey, 1 run

fuller outside the off stump. Hussey, drives it to mid-off for a single

47.2
Southee to Hussey, no run

fuller on the leg stump. Hussey, pushes it to midwicket

47.1
Southee to Hussey, no run

outside off, Hussey comes forward and defends

end of over 479 runs
AUS: 236/4CRR: 5.02 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 9 runs from 18b
Callum Ferguson9 (8)
Michael Hussey68 (66)
Grant Elliott9-0-47-0
Tim Southee9-0-56-1
46.6
4
Elliott to Ferguson, FOUR runs

fuller outside the off stump. Ferguson, drives it past the diving mid-off fielder for a boundary. No justice left in the world as Ferguson was plumb in front three deliveries back

46.5
1
Elliott to Hussey, 1 run

fuller outside the off stump. Hussey, drives it to mid-off for a single

46.4
1
Elliott to Ferguson, 1 run

fuller on the off stump. Ferguson, pushes it to midwicket for a single

46.3
Elliott to Ferguson, no run

outside the off stump. Ferguson is hit on the back leg and that would have gone onto hit the stumps. Umpire Davis does not want to give it

46.2
1
Elliott to Hussey, 1 run

on the middle stump. Hussey, pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

46.1
2
Elliott to Hussey, 2 runs

full-toss on the off stump. Hussey, pushes it to the left of long-on fielder and runs across for a couple

Elliot comes back into the attack