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Australian cricket team in 2008–09

This article contains information, results and statistics regarding the Australian national cricket team in the 2008-09 cricket season. Statisticians class the 2008–09 season as those matches played on tours that started between September 2008 and April 2009.

Player contracts

The 2008-09 list was announced on 9 April 2008.[1] Note that uncontracted players still are available for selection for the national cricket team.

Player Age as at
18 February 2024
State Test cap ODI cap ODI shirt
Ricky Ponting (captain) 49 years, 61 days TAS 366 123 14
Michael Clarke (vice-captain) 42 years, 322 days NSW 389 149 23
Doug Bollinger 42 years, 209 days NSW 4
Nathan Bracken 46 years, 159 days NSW 387 142 59
Beau Casson 41 years, 73 days NSW 15
Stuart Clark 48 years, 143 days NSW 396 153 8
Brad Haddin 46 years, 118 days NSW 400 144 57
Matthew Hayden 52 years, 112 days QLD 359 111 28
Ben Hilfenhaus 40 years, 340 days TAS 161 29
Brad Hodge 49 years, 51 days VIC 394 154 17
James Hopes 45 years, 117 days QLD 151 39
David Hussey 46 years, 218 days VIC 167 29
Michael Hussey 48 years, 267 days WA 393 150 48
Phil Jaques 44 years, 291 days NSW 395 158 5
Mitchell Johnson 42 years, 108 days QLD 398 156 25
Simon Katich 48 years, 181 days NSW 384 143 13
Brett Lee 47 years, 102 days NSW 383 140 58
Shaun Marsh 40 years, 224 days WA 165 9
Ashley Noffke 46 years, 294 days QLD 164 22
Andrew Symonds 48 years, 254 days QLD 388 139 63
Shaun Tait 40 years, 361 days SA 392 162 32
Adam Voges 44 years, 137 days WA 163 24
Shane Watson 42 years, 246 days QLD 391 148 33

Match summary

Format P W L D T NR
Twenty20 International 3* 2 - - -
One Day International 10* 1 5 - - -
Tests 9 3 4 2 - -
Total 3 - - 1 - -

M = Matches Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, T = Tied, NR = No Result * = Not all games played yet

Series Summary

Champions Trophy

Australia were due to play in the 2008 ICC Champions Trophy in Pakistan between 12 September and 28 September, however due to security concerns from several nations, the tournament was postponed until October 2009.[2]

Tour of India

Australia arrived in India in September for a 4 Test series against the Indian cricket team. A tour match in late September starts the tour and it concludes after the final Test in November.

Tour matches

Tour Match: 27–28 September, Jaipur

27–28 September
04:00 UTC
Scorecard
Report
v
218 (77.1 overs)
Simon Katich 73 (105)
Shane Watson 30 (81)

Gajendra Singh 5/58 (22.1 overs)
122 (52.2 overs)
Robin Bist 34 (92)
Gagan Khoda 33 (63)

Doug Bollinger 3/9 (9.2 overs)
Match Drawn
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Umpires: K Sharma and Vijendra Yadav

Tour Match: 2–5 October, Hyderabad

Test series

First Test

Australian XI: Matthew Hayden, Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting (c), Michael Hussey, Michael Clarke, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin (wk), Cameron White, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Stuart Clark

9–13 October
04:00 UTC
Scorecard
Report
v
430 (149.5 overs)
Michael Hussey 146 (276)
Ricky Ponting 123 (243)

Zaheer Khan 5/91 (29.5 overs)
360 (119 overs)
Zaheer Khan 57 (121)
Harbhajan Singh 54 (110)

Mitchell Johnson 4/70 (27 overs)
6/228 dec. (73 overs)
Shane Watson 41 (72)
Brad Haddin 35 (61)

Ishant Sharma 3/40 (14 overs)
4/177 (73 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 49 (126)
VVS Laxman 42 (142)

Stuart Clark 1/12 (11 overs)
Match Drawn
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Umpires: Asad Rauf & Rudi Koertzen
Player of the match: Zaheer Khan
  • Series level 0-0

Test debut: Cameron White

2nd Test

17–21 October
Test 1889
v
469 (129 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 102 (225)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 92 (124)

Mitchell Johnson 3/85 (27)
268 (101.4 overs)
Shane Watson 78 (156)
Amit Mishra 5/71 (26.4)
314/3 dec (65 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 104 (138)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni 68* (84)

Cameron White 1/48 (8)
195 (64.4 overs)
Michael Clarke 69 (152)
Harbhajan Singh 3/36 (20)
 India won by 320 runs
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Rudi Koertzen (SA)
Player of the match: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (IND)

3rd Test

29 October - 2 November
Test 1891
v
613/7 dec (171 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 206 (380)
V. V. S. Laxman 200* (301)

Mitchell Johnson 3/142 (32 overs)
577 (179.3 overs)
Michael Clarke 112 (253)
Virender Sehwag 5/104 (40 overs)
208/5 dec (77.3 overs)
V. V. S. Laxman 59* (130)
Brett Lee 2/48 (17 overs)
31/0 (8 overs)
Matthew Hayden 16* (29)
Amit Mishra 0/2 (2 overs)
Match Drawn
Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Billy Bowden (NZ)
Player of the match: V. V. S. Laxman (IND)

4th Test

6–10 November
Test 1892
v
441 (124.5 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 109 (188)
Jason Krejza 8/215 (43.5 overs)
355 (134.4 overs)
Simon Katich 102 (189)
Harbhajan Singh 3/94 (37 overs)
295 (82.4 overs)
Virender Sehwag 92 (107)
Shane Watson 4/42 (15.4 overs)
209 (50.2 overs)
Matthew Hayden 77 (93)
Harbhajan Singh 4/64 (18.2 overs)
 India won by 172 runs
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Billy Bowden (NZ)
Player of the match: Jason Krejza (AUS)

India won the series 2-0-2

New Zealand in Australia (First Leg)

Test series

The first leg comprises two Test match series.

First Test: 20–24 November, Brisbane

20–24 November
00:00 UTC
v
214
Clarke 98, Hussey 35, Symonds 26
Southee 4-63, O'Brien 2-44, Ryder 2-7
156
Taylor 40, Flynn 39, Ryder 30
Johnson 4-30, Clark 2-46, Lee 2-38, Watson 2-35
268
Katich 131, Johnson 31, Symonds 20
Martin 3-69, O'Brien 2-58, Vettori 2-46
177
Taylor 75, Flynn 29, Ryder 24
Johnson 5-39, Clark 4-43, Lee 1-53
Australia won by 149 Runs
GABBA, Brisbane

Attendances - Day 1 - 12,498 Day 2 - 11,886 Day 3 - 11,347 Day 4 - 3022

Total - 38,753

Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (RSA) & Billy Doctrove
Player of the match: Mitchell Johnson (Australia)

Second Test: 28 November-2 December, Adelaide

28 November - 2 December
00:00 UTC
v
270
Redmond 83, Taylor 44, McCullum 30
Lee 4-66, Johnson 2-56, Hauritz 2-63
535
Haddin 169, Clarke 110, Ponting 79
O'Brien 3-111, Martin 2-110, Vettori 2-124, Redmond 2-47
203
McCullum 84, How 28, Extras 28, Redmond 19
Lee 5-105, Johnson 3-29, Hauritz 2-32
Australia won by an innings and 62 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Attendances - Day 1 - 15,829 Day 2 - 18,116 Day 3 - 16,127 Day 4 - 6705

Total - 56,777

Umpires: Billy Doctrove & Rudi Koertzen (RSA)
Player of the match: Brad Haddin (Australia)

Australia won the series 2-0-0. New Zealand then goes home for a series against the West Indies and Australia will host the South African team. New Zealand returns to Australia on 29 January 2009 for the second leg.

South Africa in Australia

South Africa arrived in Australia for a 3 Tests, 2 Twenty20's and 5 ODI's against the Australian cricket team.

Test series

First Test

17–21 December
Scorecard
v
375 (98.5 overs)
Simon Katich 83 (151)
Makhaya Ntini 4/72 (19.5 overs)
281 (89.5 overs)
Jacques Kallis 63 (111)
Mitchell Johnson 8/61 (24 overs)
319 (97 overs)
Brad Haddin 94 (136)
Jacques Kallis 3/24 (14 overs)
414/4 (119.2 overs)
Graeme Smith 108 (147)
AB de Villiers 106* (186)

Mitchell Johnson 3/98 (34.2 overs)
South Africa won by six wickets
WACA, Perth, Australia Att: Day 1 - 13,679. Day 2 - 10,515. Day 3 - 15,268. Day 4 - 10,550. Day 5 - 5301. Total - 55,313.
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Asoka de Silva
Player of the match: AB de Villiers

Second Test

26–30 December
Scorecard
v
394 (113.4 overs)
Ricky Ponting 101 (126)
Dale Steyn 5/87 (29 overs)
459 (153 overs)
Jean-Paul Duminy 166 (340)
Peter Siddle 4/81 (34 overs)
247 (84.2 overs)
Ricky Ponting 99 (169)
Dale Steyn 5/67 (20.2 overs)
183/1 (48 overs)
Graeme Smith 75 (94)
Nathan Hauritz 1/41 (10 overs)
South Africa won by nine wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia Att: Day 1 - 63,263. Day 2 - 42,814. Day 3 - 42,079. Day 4 - 19,847. Day 5 - 6343. Total - 174,246.
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Billy Doctrove
Player of the match: Dale Steyn

Third Test

3–7 January
Scorecard
v
445 (136.2 overs)
Michael Clarke 138 (250)
Mitchell Johnson 64 (125)

Paul Harris 3/84 (29.2 overs)
Dale Steyn 3/95 (27 overs)
327 (120.5 overs)
Mark Boucher 89 (171)
Peter Siddle 5/59 (27.5 overs)
257-4d (67.3 overs)
Simon Katich 61 (136)
Ricky Ponting 53 (57)

Morné Morkel 2/38 (12 overs)
272 (114.2 overs)
Hashim Amla 59 (112)
AB de Villiers 56 (144)

Peter Siddle 3/54 (27 overs)
Australia won by 103 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
Umpires: Billy Bowden and Asoka de Silva
Player of the match: Peter Siddle

South Africa won the series 2-1-0

Twenty20 Series

1st Twenty20

11 January
(scorecard)
Australia 
182/9 (20 overs)
v
 South Africa
130 (18 overs)
David Warner 89 (43)
Dale Steyn 3/38 (4 overs)
Jean-Paul Duminy 78 (48)
David Hussey 3/25 (4 overs)
 Australia won by 52 runs
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia Att: 62,155
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford & Rod Tucker (both AUS)
Player of the match: David Warner

Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

2nd Twenty20

13 January
(scorecard)
Australia 
161/4 (18.5 overs)
v
 South Africa
157/5 (20 overs)
Michael Hussey 53 (33)
James Hopes 2/29 (4 overs)
Jean-Paul Duminy 69 (41)
Morné Morkel 2/32 (3.5 overs)
 Australia won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Australia Att: 37,457
Umpires: Paul Reiffel & Rod Tucker (both AUS)
Player of the match: Michael Hussey

South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.

Australia won the series 2-0-0

ODI Series

1st ODI

16 January
(scorecard)
Australia 
271/8 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
272/7 (49.3 overs)
Shaun Marsh 79 (97)
Shaun Tait 2/43 (10 overs)
Jean-Paul Duminy 71 (93)
Johan Botha 2/50 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia Att: 39,731
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
Player of the match: Albie Morkel

Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

2nd ODI

18 January
(scorecard)
Australia 
249/9 (50.0 overs)
v
 South Africa
244/6 (50.0 overs)
Shaun Marsh 78 (103)
Ben Hilfenhaus 2/60 (10 overs)
Jacques Kallis 72 (102)
Makhaya Ntini 3/39 (9 overs)
Australia won by 5 runs
Bellerive Oval, Hobart, Australia Att: 15,671
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) & Rod Tucker (AUS)
Player of the match: Shaun Marsh

South Africa won the toss and elected to field.

3rd ODI

23 January
(scorecard)
Australia 
269/10 (49.2 overs)
v
 South Africa
270/7 (46.3 overs)
David Warner 69 (60 balls)
Nathan Hauritz 2/60 (9 overs)
Herschelle Gibbs 64 (52 balls)
Johan Botha 3/32 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia Att: 36,740
Umpires: Ian Gould & Rod Tucker
Player of the match: Albie Morkel

4th ODI

26 January
(scorecard)
Australia 
222/10 (48 overs)
v
 South Africa
223/2 (38.1 overs)
Ricky Ponting 63 (70 balls)
James Hopes 1/28 (7.1 overs)
AB de Villiers 82 (85 balls)
Dale Steyn 3/49 (10 overs)
Makhaya Ntini 3/52 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia Att: 25,419
Umpires: Ian Gould & Daryl Harper
Player of the match: AB de Villiers

5th ODI

30 January
(scorecard)
Australia 
249/10 (48 overs)
v
 South Africa
288/6 (50 overs)
Michael Hussey 78 (96 balls)
James Hopes 3/44 (9 overs)
Hashim Amla 97 (117 balls)
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 4/50 (9 overs)
South Africa won by 39 runs
WACA, Perth, Australia Att: 18,002
Umpires: Ian Gould & Bruce Oxenford
Player of the match: Hashim Amla

South Africa won the series 4-1-0

New Zealand in Australia (Second Leg)

New Zealand returns for the second leg, consisting of a tour match against the Prime Minister's XI, five One Day Internationals (ODIs) against Australia and a Twenty20 International also against Australia.

ODI Series

1st ODI

1 February 2009
Scorecard
Australia 
181 (48.4 overs)
v
 New Zealand
182/8 (50 overs)
Michael Hussey 49 (65 balls)
Kyle Mills 4/35 (9.4 overs)
Ross Taylor 64 (97 balls)
Nathan Bracken 3/35 (10 overs)
 New Zealand won by 2 wickets on the last ball
WACA, Perth, Australia Att: 14,571
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and Bruce Oxenford
Player of the match: Kyle Mills

2nd ODI

6 February 2009
Australia 
225/5 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
226/4 (48.5 overs)
Michael Clarke 98 (133 Balls)
Iain O'Brien 2/48 (10 overs)
Grant Elliott 61 (75 Balls)
James Hopes 2/30 (10 overs)
 New Zealand won by 6 wickets with 7 balls remaining
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia att: (28, 251)
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (West Indies) and Paul Reiffel
Player of the match: Michael Clarke

3rd ODI

8 February 2009
Scorecard
Australia 
9/301 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
269 (47.3 overs)
Brad Haddin 109 (114 balls)
Iain O'Brien 3/68 (10 overs)
Grant Elliott 115 (124 balls)
Ben Hilfenhaus 2/44 (9 overs)
 Australia won by 32 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
Umpires: Steve Bucknor and Simon Taufell
Player of the match: Brad Haddin (Aus)

4th ODI

10 February 2009
Australia 
4/247 (48.2 Overs)
v
 New Zealand
8/244 (50.0 Overs)
Michael Hussey 75(71)* David Hussey 79(96)
Iain O' Brien 2/54
Ross Taylor 76(71)
James Hopes 2/37
Australia wins by 6 wickets with 10 balls remaining
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia
Umpires: Steve Bucknor, Steve Davis, Paul Reiffel
Player of the match: David Hussey(Australia)

5th ODI

Match was a washout

Twenty20

Twenty20

15 February 2009
Australia 
7/150 (20.0 overs)
v
 New Zealand
5/149 (20.0 overs)
David Hussey 41(39), Adam Voges 26(24), David Warner 23(15)
Iain O'Brien 2/34
Brendon McCullum 61(47), Neil Broom 36(26)
Peter Siddle 2/24, Nathan Bracken 0/16
Australia won by 1 run
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford, Paul Reiffel, Rod Tucker
Player of the match: Nathan Bracken

Important events

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See also

References

  1. ^ Bollinger and Marsh receive contracts Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 April 2008
  2. ^ ICC Agrees to Postpone Champions Trophy Archived 30 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine Cricket World. Retrieved 23 September 2008
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