Sunday, 18 February 2007

Australia lose 2nd Chappelll-Hadlee trophy match.

They also have lost their number 1 spot one-day spot on the ICC rankings.

Stephen Fleming won the toss and chose to field. Australia got off to a slow start and when departed for 24 Australia were 2/52 off 12.2 overs. After the way Australia has been playing lately there could have been a collapse but Hussey was on a mission. He put on 70 for the 3rd wicket with Haddin (489 off 61) in just 13 overs. Hussey and Hodge then put on 130 in 17 overs to take Australia to 4/252 off 42.3, Hussey out for 105 off just 84 balls with 8 fours and 6 sixes. Hodge once again ran out of balls falling just short of his maiden one day century finishing on 97 not out off 86 balls. He and Cameron White blasting their way to an unbeaten partnership of 84 off just 45 balls. Australia finished on 4/336.

New Zealand, led by a century to Taylor which included 16 fours chased the runs down with 8 balls and 5 wickets remaining.


Mohit Rao said...

that was a really good match. Australia lost it in the middle. They dropped catches, missed run outs and bowled a lot of full tosses.

They deserved to lose and woohoo at last they're out of the No. 1 slot.

paulyt said...

They have had a lot of trouble defending big targets the last few years. They seem better at defending say 270-280 then they are defending 310+