Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Kiwis, Rough Justice Roll Aussies

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Kiwis, Rough Justice Roll Aussies

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Byline: Greg Buckle

RICKY Ponting made a controversial first-ball duck as Australia suffered a 51-run loss to New Zealand in Saturday's dead-rubber fifth one-day international.

Australia had already retained the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy with three wins in the first four matches.

But the Black Caps were determined to play for pride at Wellington's Westpac Stadium and bowled the world champions out for 190 in 46.1 overs chasing 242 to win.

In-form opener Shane Watson top-scored for Australia with 53 but man-of-the-match Tim Southee grabbed a career-best 4-36 and veteran Shane Bond was impressive with his 4-26 for the Kiwis.

The game sprang to life in the seventh over of Australia's innings when pace spearhead Bond dismissed Brad Haddin (17) and Ponting with successive bouncers.

Ponting was given out caught behind by Kiwi umpire Gary Baxter although the ball appeared to miss his gloves before clipping his helmet.

The skipper stood his ground for a few seconds with his hand on his hip before reluctantly departing as Bond and slip fielder Ross Taylor struggled to stifle grins. …

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