Nz vs Aus: Australia take dwon Black Caps on Day 1 of Second Test

Nz vs Aus: Australia take dwon Black Caps on Day 1 of Second Test

In the Second Test of NZ vs Aus on day 1, the pacer Josh Hazelwood made a great impact after taking five five-wicket hauls as the New Zealand team all dismissed on 162 runs in Christchurch on Friday.


Australia on winning the toss decided to bowl first, reached 124 for four at stumps at Hagley Oval, with Maruns Labuschange remaining unbeaten on 45 and nightwatchman Nathan Lyon on 1 run, and in this way Australia trailed by 38 runs.

Hazlewood’s bowling partner Mitchell Starc snared three wickets to move past Dennis Lillee’s 355 victims and jumped to fourth on Australia’s all-time bowling list, behind only Shane Warne (708), Glenn McGrath (563) and Lyon (527).

Hazelwood Bowling partner Mitchell Starc clinched three wickets to move past Dennis Lillee’s 355 and jumped to fourth in Australia’s all-time best bowling list, following Shane Warne (708), Glenn McGrath 9563) and Lyon (527).

In NZ vs Aus, Black Caps speed gun Matt Henry took 3 wickets on 39 runs some hope on a disappointing day.

“I think the way we started off the ball … we could create some pressure from both ends,” Henry said. Taking wickets is key out here …. Obviously tomorrow morning’s going to be a big start for us and hopefully we can bowl well.”

Playing their 100th Tests, New Zealand captain Tim Southee and Kane Williamson got a warm welcome from the crowd but their celebrations didn’t last long as Australia tore through the home team’s batting line.

Openers Tom Latham and Will Young stayed the first hour but the latter was dismissed for 14 by Starc to break the 47-run stand.

Hazlewood also takes two wickets before lunch, dismissing Latham for 38 and Rachin Ravindra for four.

The wickets continued to drop after the break as Hazlewood dismissed Daryl Mitchell (four) and Williamson (17).

Soon after, New Zealand lost three wickets for no run to slip to 107 for eight, with Starc removing Glenn Phillips and Scott Kuggeleijn in straight balls.

Two balls later, Blundell was also dismissed for 22 trying to pull Cameron Green.

However, a 55-run partnership by tailenders Henry and Southee helped New Zealand go above 150 before Hazlewood and Cummins wrapped up the innings.

Ben Sears, making his debut, made the occasion memorable after having Steve Smith out lbw for 11 with his third ball.

Henry cleaned up Usman Khawaja for 16 and Green for 25, with Travis Head his third scalp for 21 when he was caught behind.



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