Friday, December 14, 2007


Australia have just beaten Newzealand in the opening game of the Chappell Hadlee throphy yesterday.The Newzealanders wound up their innings atleast 30 runs short after they were given an terrific impetus and momentum by the kiwi star batsman Brendon Mccullum who scored a swashbuckling 96.Shaun Tait pulled things back for the Aussies by capturing 3 wickets.

In their reply Aussies cruised home with nearly eight overs to spare.Adam Gilchrist scored 51 off just 29 balls before being cleaned up by Chris Martin.The job was made easier for captain Ricky Ponting who scored an unbeaten107.Aussies now lead the three match series 1-0.

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