New Zealand vs Australia 1st Test 2016: NZ v Aus Review, Scorecard and Highlights

So the first test match between New Zealand and Australia have concluded and it is the mighty Aussies who have come up and beaten New Zealand by an innings and 52 runs. The match was played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington and Australia won the toss and opted to bowl. After being beaten in the One Day Series Australia was looking for revenge and they did just that.



NZ vs Aus Match Information

Dates: 12,13,14,15 February 2016 (5-day match)

Fri, 12 Feb – day 1 – Australia 1st innings 147/3 (UT Khawaja 57*, AC Voges 7*, 40 ov)
Sat, 13 Feb – day 2 – Australia 1st innings 463/6 (AC Voges 176*, PM Siddle 29*, 130 ov)
Sun, 14 Feb – day 3 – New Zealand 2nd innings 178/4 (HM Nicholls 31*, 62.3 ov)
Mon, 15 Feb – day 4 – New Zealand 2nd innings 327 (104.3 ov) – end of match



Result: Australia won by an innings and 52 runs

NZ vs Aus Scorecard

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New Zealand 1st inningsRMB
MJ Guptillc Smith b Hazlewood1831
TWM Lathamc †Nevill b Hazlewood612
KS Williamsonc †Nevill b Siddle1624
HM Nichollsc †Nevill b Siddle825
BB McCullum*c Warner b Hazlewood07
CJ Andersonc Khawaja b Lyon38144
BJ Watling†c †Nevill b Hazlewood1769
DAJ Bracewellc Voges b Siddle514
MD Craignot out4180
TG Southeec Hazlewood b Lyon06
TA Boultc Khawaja b Lyon2425
Extras(b 4, lb 1, nb 5)10
Total(all out; 48 overs; 223 mins)183(3.81 runs per over)

Australia Feilding

BowlingOMRW
JR Hazlewood142424
JM Bird101520
PM Siddle125373
MR Marsh61150
NM Lyon60323

Australia Batting

Australia 1st inningsRMB
JA Burnsc †Watling b Southee06
DA Warnerc †Watling b Southee514
UT Khawajalbw b Boult140347
SPD Smith*c & b Craig71133
AC Vogesc & b Craig239504
MR Marshc & b Boult05
PM Nevill†c †Watling b Anderson32113
PM Siddlec Anderson b Bracewell49105
JR Hazlewoodc Southee b Bracewell810
NM Lyonc & b Anderson334
JM Birdnot out326
Extras(b 4, lb 3, w 2, nb 3)12
Total(all out; 154.2 overs; 653 mins)562(3.64 runs per over)

New Zealand Feilding

BowlingOMRW
TG Southee315872
TA Boult3361012
DAJ Bracewell3341272
CJ Anderson180792
MD Craig35.221532
KS Williamson4080

New Zealand 2nd Innings

New Zealand 2nd inningsRMB
TWM Lathamc Khawaja b Lyon63215
MJ Guptillc Marsh b Lyon4589
KS Williamsonc †Nevill b Hazlewood2272
HM Nichollsb Bird59185
BB McCullum*lbw b Marsh1043
CJ Andersonlbw b Marsh027
BJ Watling†b Lyon1040
DAJ Bracewelllbw b Hazlewood1456
MD Craignot out3392
TG Southeec Khawaja b Lyon4835
TA Boultb Marsh1220
Extras(b 2, lb 5, nb 4)11
Total(all out; 104.3 overs; 436 mins)327(3.12 runs per over)

Australia Feilding

BowlingOMRW
JR Hazlewood297752
JM Bird194511
PM Siddle80300
MR Marsh17.32733
NM Lyon3110914

New Zealand vs Australia Review and Highlights

Martin Guptill and Tom Latham opened the innings for New Zealand but was not able to do much as Hazelwood struck early and New Zealand was 17-1. This was just the start of a nightmare for New Zealand as they were bowled out for just 183 in 48 overs. Mark Craig the tail-ender was the pick of the batsmen for New Zealand as he made 41 off 57 balls with 5 fours and Corey Anderson also made his contribution of 38 off 87 balls.

The Australian bowlers was spot on and bowled beautifully to the home side. Hazelwood was the pick of the bowlers as he took 4-42 in 14 overs. Siddle and Lyon took 3 wickets each.

When Australia came on to bat they just had one thing and that was a good total in the first innings and all the pressure would fall on New Zealand and they did just that as they made 562-10 in 154.2 overs.

Usman Khwaja scored his fourth test hundred in style with a boundary and went on to make 140 off 216 balls with 25 fours but the main man was Adam Voges who made his second test double hundred with style as well by hitting a boundary to reach the milestone and went on to make 239 off 364 balls with 30 fours and three sixes. Southee, Boult, Bracewell, Anderson, and Craig all took 2 wickets each.

New Zealand had a huge lead when they came on to bat and there was a lot of pressure on them to paly out the days remaining but it is always difficult to play when you have nothing but to survive in order to draw the match.

They were able to make 327-10 in 104.3 overs as Latham made 63 off 164 balls with three fours, Guptill made 45, Nicholls made 59, Craig made 33 and Southee made 48. Lyon took 4-91 in 31 overs and was the pick of the bowlers for Australia in the second innings.

Adam Voges was declared the man of the match for his brilliant double hundred.

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