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Friday, February 18, 2005

Twenty20 = 400. Well, not quite, but 214 wasn't bad

The Inaugural Twenty20 match happened last night, or as it has been offically abbreviated, the first 'T20I'. It was a fun affair, with some retro clothing, and impersonations from both teams. Although Kasper seemed to be the only Aussie who really looked the part with his Dennis Lillee look-a-likes. McGrath even threatened to bowl an underarmer, but he'd better be careful. The Kiwis have never forgiven us for that one! Darp has some more pics from the game, but I can't find a really good Kasper pic yet. He had the white head sweatband and facial hair and all. Anyway, Australia romped it home after a perfect innings from Ponting (MoM) and some excellent bowling from Kasprowicz. I am not yet a big fan of the new format, but I'm willing to give it a chance. But for the record and the historical occassion of seeing the very first game of a new cricket format, here's the scorecard: T20I # 1 Australia in New Zealand, 2004-05, Only Twenty20 International New Zealand v Australia Eden Park, Auckland (day/night) 17 February 2005 (20-over match) Result: Australia won by 44 runs Series: Australia wins the one-off T20I Toss: Australia Umpires: BF Bowden and AL Hill TV Umpire: DB Cowie Match Referee: CH Lloyd (WI) Twenty20 International Debuts: AR Adams, CL Cairns, CD McMillan, SP Fleming, HJH Marshall, BB McCullum, KD Mills, DR Tuffey, MS Sinclair, SB Styris, JW Wilson (NZ). MJ Clarke, AC Gilchrist, JR Hopes, MEK Hussey, MS Kasprowicz, SM Katich, B Lee, DR Martyn, GD McGrath, RT Ponting, A Symonds (Aus). Man of the Match: RT Ponting Australia innings (20 overs maximum) R M B 4 6 +AC Gilchrist c McMillan b Mills 1 7 3 0 0 MJ Clarke c McMillan b Tuffey 7 4 4 0 1 A Symonds c McCullum b Mills 32 12 13 4 2 *RT Ponting not out 98 62 55 8 5 DR Martyn b Mills 3 4 5 0 0 SM Katich b Cairns 30 29 25 2 1 MEK Hussey not out 31 18 15 1 3 Extras (lb 9, w 3) 12 Total (5 wickets, 20 overs) 214 DNB: JR Hopes, B Lee, MS Kasprowicz, GD McGrath. FoW: 1-10 (Clarke, 0.6 ov), 2-21 (Gilchrist, 1.5 ov), 3-46 (Symonds, 3.6 ov), 4-54 (Martyn, 5.1 ov), 5-137 (Katich, 14.3 ov). Bowling O M R W Tuffey 4 0 50 1 (1w) Mills 4 0 44 3 (2w) Cairns 4 0 28 1 Wilson 4 0 43 0 Adams 4 0 40 0 New Zealand innings (target: 215 runs from 20 overs) R M B 4 6 +BB McCullum c Ponting b Kasprowicz 36 29 24 5 1 *SP Fleming b Kasprowicz 18 19 13 3 0 MS Sinclair c Katich b Kasprowicz 0 1 1 0 0 SB Styris b Lee 66 46 39 5 3 CD McMillan c Hussey b Hopes 9 10 8 0 1 CL Cairns c McGrath b Kasprowicz 1 2 4 0 0 HJH Marshall b Symonds 8 5 7 0 0 AR Adams run out (McGrath) 7 4 7 1 0 JW Wilson b McGrath 18 12 14 2 0 KD Mills c Kasprowicz b McGrath 0 4 1 0 0 DR Tuffey not out 5 2 2 1 0 Extras (w 2) 2 Total (all out, 20 overs) 170 FoW: 1-49 (Fleming, 5.1 ov), 2-49 (Sinclair, 5.2 ov), 3-67 (McCullum, 7.2 ov), 4-93 (McMillan, 10.2 ov), 5-95 (Cairns, 11.1 ov), 6-105 (Marshall, 12.4 ov), 7-121 (Adams, 14.4 ov), 8-161 (Styris, 18.6 ov), 9-165 (Wilson, 19.3 ov), 10-170 (Mills, 19.6 ov). Bowling O M R W Lee 4 0 26 1 (1w) McGrath 4 0 48 2 Kasprowicz 4 0 29 4 (1w) Hopes 3 0 23 1 Symonds 3 0 33 1 Clarke 2 0 11 0

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