Chappell-Hadlee Trophy - Match 3 - Australia v New Zealand
Bellerive Oval, Thursday 20th December 2007.
Toss : New Zealand
Umpires -
M Benson, P Parker.
Needing a win to retain the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy, New Zealand sent Australia in hoping to put
pressure on the Australians, but the tactic backfired as Australia were able to score freely on an excellent
batting pitch. A 4th wicket partnership of 114 between captain Ricky Ponting and Andrew Symonds
ensured the Australians would set an imposing total; and some quick runs by Haddin and Hopes in the
later overs took the score up to 282.
Ricky Ponting was the hero, and playing in front of an adoring home crowd in Hobart put on an
exhibition, blasting 10 boundaries and 2 6s on his way to 134 not out, his second century of the series.
Australia's total of 282 was always going to be too much for the New Zealanders to chase down, and
although the Black Caps maintained the required run rate for much of the innings, a steady flow of
wickets kept the Australians on top. Scott Styris fought the match out to the end, with a courageous
knock of 75, but the support from his team-mates was not there and there were no partnerships that
threatened the Australians' stranglehold on the game.

The result gave Australia a 2-0 win for the series, only rain in Sydney preventing a clean sweep. Ricky
Ponting, with centuries in both Australian innings, was an obvious choice for Player of the Series.

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Australia - Innings

M Hayden                c Mills                b Oram                       29
M Clarke                                     c & b Gillespie                     7
R Ponting                                not out                                134
M Hussey               c How                b Oram                         9
A Symonds                        lbw         b Mills                         52
B Haddin                                run out                                  26
J Hopes                                  run out                                  20
B Lee                                     not out                                     0
Sundries (3lb, 2w)                                                                5
50 Overs                                                                 6 for 282
16, 56, 87, 201, 246, 280.

Bowling: K Mills 10-0-59-1, M Gillespie 8-0-68-1, J Oram
10-1-34-2, D Vettori 10-0-42-0, J Patel 8-0-58-0, S Styris
New Zealand - Innings

J How                        c Haddin                b Lee                      2
B McCullum                c Haddin                b Lee                      6
M Sinclair                                lbw           b Hopes               14
S Styris                                                    b Lee                   75
L Taylor                                  lbw           b Tait                    13
J Oram                       c Lee                     b Hopes                 2
G Hopkins                  c Clarke                 b Hogg                   9
D Vettori                    c Haddin                b Hogg                   0
K Mills                                                       b Tait                     7
M Gillespie                 c Symonds            b Hogg                  24
J Patel                                     not out                                     1
Sundries (4lb, 9w, 2nb)                                                       15
34 Overs                                                                 Total 168
7, 8, 43, 60, 72, 88, 88, 118, 158, 168.

Bowling: B Lee 9-0-47-3, N Bracken 5-0-21-0, S Tait
8-1-30-2, J Hopes 6-0-17-2, B Hogg 6-1-49-3.