The best opener of the era is back in form. Hayden top scored for Australia, in the first match of the series, with a well paced 71. Pity that only Ponting and Symonds provided a decent build up. The young star, MJ Clarke, went out for a duck! McGrath earned his MoM award with exceptional figures (9.4 overs; 16 (!) runs and 4 wickets). McGrath didn't give away a single extra. Damn.
The rest of the series is going to be torture for New Zealand. I feel sorry for them because Hayden is going to carve them up real nice and McGrath is going to add to his long and fruitful record.