Ed Cowan thrashes 145 as New Zealanders gained psychological advantage

28 Nov 2011 by Zia Rana in Australia Vs New Zealand 2011

Ed Cowan’s 145 knock helped New Zealand to gain advantage over host nation Australia.

Ed Cowan

Ed Cowan

The four days tour match is being played at Allan Border Field Brisbane, from November 24 to 27, 2011.

George Bailey, the Captain of Australia A won the toss on the first morning and opted to field first with a vision to restrict the tourists within limited score.

The New Zealanders went on to score 423 runs in their first innings before they were bowled out in 97 overs at a higher run rate of 4.36 runs per over.

Brendon McCullum took the honour by smashing 146 runs off just 115 balls assisted with 6 towering sixes and 21 well timed fours.

The Young all rounder Doug Bracewell contributed 73 runs off 79 balls comprising three sixes and 9 fours as Captain Ross Taylor demonstrated a patience knock of 57 runs.

James Pattinson was the highest wicket taker for the home side with four wickets, Mitchell Starc had three victims while Ben Hilfenhaus and Ben Cutting shared one wicket each.

AustraliaA accumulated 395 runs after their innings was folded up in 109.3 overs at a net run rate of 3.60 runs per over.

Ed Cowan was the star performer with the bat with 145 runs as David Warner and Mtthew Wade contributed 65 and 53 runs respectively.

Bracewell was the leading wicket taker for the visitors by grabbing four wicket as Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Chris Martin shared two wickets each.

New Zealanders gained a minor first innings lead of 28 runs but could not capitalize that as they lost the first wicket of century maker in first innings McCullum for just five runs.

Martin Guptill played sensible cricket while occupying the crease for long and secured one end while wickets were tumbling at the other end.

He added 30 runs for the second wicket with Kane Williamson before he departed after scoring 14 runs.

The second wicket fell at 48 runs whenTaylorjoined in with Guptill and the duo was at the crease until stumps.

The New Zealanders scored 75 runs without any further loss, Guptill was unbeaten on 37 runs asTaylorwas consolidating at the other end on 14 runs.

They have an overall first innings lead of 103 runs with eight wickets still in hand.

The match will most probably end in a draw as there is just one day left in the match unless some drama occurs on the fourth day.

New Zealanders would like to have a reasonable batting practice before the first Test against Australia which will start from December 1, 2011, at Brisbane.

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2 Comments »

  • SteveJohsnon
    March 29, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    Guptill played sensible cricket while occupying the crease for long and secured one end while wickets were tumbling at the other end.

  • Akash Jain
    August 27, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    New zealand is being badly playing in the current test tournanment, they lack senior players

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