On Sunday last, I talked about Hayden getting his form back. That form continued today as Hayden top scored again for Australia. In fact, nobody from New Zealand even came close to his number of runs. The top seven players of New Zealand scored 89 runs combined. Hayden's demolition ended at 114.
Every Australian bowler, with the exception of Hogg, got wickets. New Zealand only lasted 40.4 overs. The only good news for New Zealand is that Hayden injured his shoulder while diving. Even if Hayden misses the next match, New Zealand will still have to deal with Gilchrist, Ponting, Martyn, Symonds, and Clarke. New Zealand will need a miracle to beat the world champions in the next match.