New Zealand hosts Australia for the second and final test of the series and will be concluding this tour here, the match will be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Australia won the first test match played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington by an innings and 52 runs New Zealand will now be looking for a win in order to draw the series and finish this tour with a win.
New Zealand vs Australia Match Information
When: 20th February 2016 at 03:00 (IST)
Where: Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand
NZ vs Australia Live Streaming
The match would be live telecasted on the official broadcaster Star Sports network and would be available to watch online also
The first test was played at the Hagley Oval where Australia won the toss and opted to bowl.
New Zealand now had to start good and make a good total in the first innings if they want to get Australia under any kind of pressure. Martin Guptill and Tom Latham opened the innings for the home side but both got out cheaply and it was Hazelwood who dismissed both of them. Guptill made 18 off 18 balls with three fours and Latham made 6 off 6 balls with one four. After that Kane Williamson and Henry Nichols came on to the field and this time Siddle got both of them out cheaply, Williamson made 16 off 18 balls with four fours and Nicholls made 8 off 13 balls. McCullum got out on a duck, Anderson made 38 off 87 balls with six fours. BJ Watling made 17 off 51 balls, Mark Craig made 41 off 57 balls and Trent Boult made 24 off 22 balls with three sixes. Hazelwood took 4-42 in 14 overs he bowled and was the pick of the bowlers, Siddle and Lyon took three wickets each.
Australia made a huge total in response to New Zealand’s total as they made 562 in 154.2 overs. Usman Khwaja made 140 off 216 balls with 25 fours and Adam Voges made 239 off 364 balls with 30 fours and three sixes. Nevill and Siddle made 32 and 49 respectively.
New Zealand was all out for 327 in 104.3 overs in the second innings and lost the game by an innings and 52 runs.
Brendon McCullum, Tim Southee, Luke Ronchi, Martin Guptill, BJ Watling,Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult, Tom Latham,Corey Anderson, Matt Henry, Mark Craig, Mitchell Santner, Henry Nicholls
Shaun Marsh, Adam Voges, Peter Siddle, David Warner, Steven Smith,James Pattinson, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Peter Nevill, Nathan Lyon, Chadd Sayers, Joe Burns, Jackson Bird
Match Result Prediction
Australia are in good form but New Zealand are very strong themselves.