result
2nd Test, Hobart, Dec 9 - 12 2011, New Zealand tour of Australia
150 & 226
(63.4 ov, target 241)136 & 233
New Zealand won by 7 runs
Player Of The Match
123
david-warner
Player Of The Series
14 wkts • 33 runs
james-pattinson
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Bracewell delivers extraordinary victory for NZ

An extraordinary spell from Doug Bracewell and a horrific batting disintegration by Australia handed New Zealand a dramatic and momentous seven-run Test victory in Hobart

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Scores: Gopi Rangarajan
Comms: Siddhartha Talya
Scorecard summary
New Zealand150/10(45.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Australia136/10(51 overs)1st INNINGS
New Zealand226/10(78.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
Australia233/10(63.4 overs)2nd INNINGS
David Warner*123 (170)
Doug Bracewell6/40(16.4)
Tim Southee2/77(19)

Lyon was distraught, rewind to the reactions after Edgbaston 2005 and this was so much similar, was on his knees wondering what happened. He'd played so well until that point, supporting his senior partner. But New Zealand were just a wicket away, and Bracewell delivered the finishing blow. Spare a thought for Warner, who watched his partners captitulate one after another in a matter of minutes after the lunch break. He'd guided his team to a position of advantage with a naturally aggressive innings, but saw the innings fall apart helplessly. In the company of Lyon, he tried as hard as he could, piercing the spread-out fields, going airborne, switching to T20 mode on occasion, but there was only so much he could do. With the ball nipping about, New Zealand's bowlers were always in with a chance.

Warner: "It's a disappointment we didn't win. I wasn't quite sure, I was always back Nathan's instincts. He batted very well there. We backed ourselves but we didn't get across the line. We've batted well together this year."

Southee: "That was too close to comfort. A nail-biting finish. It's the first time we've done that since some of us have been alive. It was a great innings right through from Warner. We've got a great fielding side, we believe in our fielders, and we did a great job in the slips."

Stay tuned, we'll get the presentation details in a bit.

David Warner has been voted Man of the Match: "Disappointing to get so close and not finishing it off. Credit to New Zealand. There was swing there and variable bounce, fantastic effort from him and other bowlers. . Nathan would be disappointed but at the end of the day, it's cricket, and we'll learn from it."

James Pattinson is Man of the Series: "You want to win 2-0 but Doug Bracewell bowled very all. Cricket's a funny game and things chance pretty quickly. I've done a lot of work with craig McDermott, and the line was to pitch the ball up."

Ross Taylor: "It was a great turnaround from Brisbane. Special note to Warner, he played outstandingly well. Having four seamers helped us out there. Losing Daniel on the morning of the Test was tough, but the others stepped up. It's always enjoyable captaining the country and beating Australia. I'm proud of the team."

Michael Clarke: "Disappointed, no doubt. We were pretty inconsistent throughout this Test. Credit to Warner and Lyon. The ball swung all day and we needed a couple more partnerships. Right now, it's about being with the team and working on the pros and the cons. We want to be 100% ready for the Test against India. Warner is an amazing talent, he's made the most of his chance in one-dayers and T20 and he's shown that in Tests today as well."

Australia retain the Trans-Tasman trophy because they had won it the previous time.

Lot's of feedback about why the Man of the Match was Warner and not Bracewell, who picked up nine wickets, but there was voting system in place. An incredible Test match that was riveting throughout. We'll again say it's a pity that the Test series lasted just two games, but some of the results over the last few months have been an excellent endorsement for the five-day version. Let's hope India's tour of Australia continues that trend. Long live Test cricket. Many thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. It was a pleasure bringing you the coverage for this series. Before you sign off, please don't forget to read Daniel Brettig's report for the day's play. There'll be more stories coming through the day from our man at the ground, Brydon Coverdale. That's all from us. Thanks again, and see you soon.

63.4
W
Bracewell to Lyon, OUT

Bracewell seals it for New Zealand! Got that to nip back in from outside off, closed the face on that one but it beat him through the gate, what a Test match but fittingly, it was Bracewell who finished it off, securing his team's first win over Australia since March 1993. It's their first Test win in Australia since 1985

Nathan Lyon b Bracewell 9 (43m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
63.3
Bracewell to Lyon, no run

swinging in, went well across to that one to play it into the leg side, got an inside edge onto the pads as he closed the face on that one

63.2
Bracewell to Lyon, no run

defended confidently towards extra cover, lands on a good length and he plays that to extra cover

63.1
1
Bracewell to Warner, 1 run

pitched up and it's driven towards deep extra cover for a single

Nine to win, how will Warner go about this. The field is spread out for this man. No slips. All back.

end of over 637 runs
AUS: 232/9CRR: 3.68 
Nathan Lyon9 (24)
David Warner122 (169)
Tim Southee 18-2-77-2
Doug Bracewell 16-4-39-5
62.6
Southee to Lyon, no run

goodish length on the off, rocks forward and defends it to point, yells No and Warner is only happy to oblige

62.5
Southee to Lyon, no run

short and Lyon goes after a wide one, it nips away to beat the outside edge

62.4
1
Southee to Warner, 1 run

pitched up outside off, chips that wide of extra cover, lands just short of the fielder there as he dives to his right, was in the air for a bit

Lyon's hung on and scored runs, eased the pressure on Warner with some relatively assured batting at one end

62.3
1
Southee to Lyon, 1 run

more runs, opens the face and guides that past point for a single

62.2
4
Southee to Lyon, FOUR runs

Lyon, Lyon, pulls off a text-book drive through midwicket, pitched on middle and he cracks that through midwicket for a boundary, just 11 more needed now

62.1
1
Southee to Warner, 1 run

Short and wide from Southee and that's cut hard to deep point for a single

end of over 625 runs
AUS: 225/9CRR: 3.62 
Nathan Lyon4 (20)
David Warner120 (167)
Doug Bracewell 16-4-39-5
Tim Southee 17-2-70-2
61.6
Bracewell to Lyon, no run

short of a good length on the off, gets an inside edge onto the pads, survives

61.5
2
Bracewell to Lyon, 2 runs

Lyon connects well, pitched up on the off, driven down the ground past mid-off for a couple of runs, narrowing the deficit here

61.4
Bracewell to Lyon, no run

appeal for lbw, the umpire rules it not out and Taylor has called for a review, angling in towards middle and leg, Lyon moves across, turns the face, missed, that was missing leg stump as ball-tracking indicates. New Zealand have another review remaining.

61.3
1
Bracewell to Warner, 1 run

bowled it full on the off, pushed it into the leg side past midwicket for a single

61.2
2
Bracewell to Warner, 2 runs

superb fielding in the deep, there are two fielders in the off side there, smashed through the covers and Bracewell slides to his right to keep them down to a couple

61.1
Bracewell to Warner, no run

good length outside off, keeps quite low and Warner can't reach it

end of over 619 runs
AUS: 220/9CRR: 3.60 
Nathan Lyon2 (17)
David Warner117 (164)
Tim Southee 17-2-70-2
Doug Bracewell 15-4-34-5
60.6
Southee to Lyon, no run

beaten, beaten, flirting for it outside off stump, nips away sharply after landing outside off and he's lucky not to nick it

60.5
4lb
Southee to Lyon, 4 leg byes

four, that goes down the fine-leg boundary, strays on the pads does Southee and that clips the pads on its way to the ropes, just 21 more needed now

60.4
Southee to Lyon, no run

pushed away into the off side towards mid-off

60.3
Southee to Lyon, no run

yorker length and Lyon tried to turn the face on that one, big appeal and it's given but did he nick it? Llong gave it out, and the batsman's called for a review. Replays show the ball makes contact with the back leg. Did it hit leg? Was it missing it? Will it be the umpire's call? All down to ball-tracking now. Incredible tension here, ball-tracking shows the ball pitched outside leg, only just. The match will go on. Hit the back leg. It did not swing back in enough either, Llong has to reverse his decision. Eagle-eye showed that it pitched outside leg. To the naked eye in real time, it seemed it pitched in line and appeared adjacent.

Has a word with Lyon

Best performances - batters
David Warner
DA Warner AUS
123 runs (170)
14 fours
0 six
Control81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
58 runs
8 fours
0 six
482852681129
Dean Brownlie portrait
DG Brownlie NZ
56 runs (85)
10 fours
0 six
Control76%
Productive shot
leg glance
22 runs
4 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Doug Bracewell portrait
DAJ Bracewell NZ
O
16.4
M
4
R
40
W
6
ECO
2.4
James Pattinson
JL Pattinson AUS
O
13.5
M
3
R
51
W
5
ECO
3.68
Match details
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Australia
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
David Warner
David Warner
Player Of The Series
James Pattinson
James Pattinson
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2021
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days9,10,11,12 December 2011 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Trent Boult
Trent Boult
Umpires
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Asad Rauf
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Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
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Aleem Dar
Reserve Umpire
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Paul Reiffel
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft