Brisbane: In his own words, James Pattinson has been "smashing" a full length at every opportunity for the past four months. Given the chance to make his debut for Australia in Brisbane, he duly used that length to smash New Zealand.
Pattinson's second-innings heroics at the Gabba, which at one point reaped three wickets in four balls, and at another gave him the figures of 5-7, were a reward for speed, swing and perseverance.
"We spoke about it before the game we wanted to try to bowl nice and full," Pattinson said. "Pup [Clarke] supported me there and said it doesn't matter if you get driven a couple of times, which I kept at the back of my head and tried to just keep doing the same thing and it paid off for me in the second innings."