28 Nov 2008

Black Caps waste a chance to buiold a big score

7:15 pm on 28 November 2008

The New Zealand cricketers look to have lost a good chance to build a big first inings score in the second test with most of the top order getting themselves out with impatient shots after getting starts on a flat Adelaide pitch.

Midway through the final session the Black Caps were 235 for six with their chances of getting past 300 resting on Brendon McCullum and Dan Vettori.

After Vettori won the toss again New Zealand went slowly to 46 when Jamie How was caught behind for 16 .

Aaron Redmond and Jesse Ryder added 55 runs to go to lunch at 101 for one.

But Ryder tried to follow Redmond's assault on the Australian off-spinner Nathan Hauritz and was caught for 13 just after lunch.

And although Aaron Redmond top-scored with 83 he'll be wishing he'd resisted the temptation to try to hit Hauritz for a third six instead of holing out to deep mid-wicket as he looked set for a century.

The recalled Peter Fulton followed, caught at midwicket for 29.

Ross Taylor was unlucky though, given out leg before wicket for 40 to ball that looked too high.