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Australia dominate the first day of Test against New Zealand

Talal Dar - 12-02-2016 - View: 283

New Zealand were bowled out for 183 and Australia were 147/3 at the end of the day

Australia dominate the first day of Test against New Zealand

Australia dominated the first day of the opening test match against New Zealand as the tourists chose to field first after winning the toss and bowled out the hosts for just 183 runs and then Usman Khawaja and Steven Smith had century partnership to make their position strong.

It is a two-match test series so the winner of this test would not be able to win the series and New Zealand have not beaten Australia in a test series for more than 20 years, so Australians have almost ensures that the record will remain intact after brilliant display on first day.

Josh Hazlewood was leading the Australian bowling attack and he made sure that they got some early wickets. He got the wicket of left-handed opener Tom Latham in the third over and dismissed the other opener Martin Guptill in the seventh over. Guptill was in great form in limited overs match but this time he scored just 18 runs.

Kane Williamson, who has been New Zealand's best batsman in all formats looked promising as he hit 4 fours but Peter Siddle got his wicket in the eighth over and New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who is playing his 100th test, got out for a duck in 9th over.

New Zealand were struggling very badly at 97/7 but Corey Anderson and Mark Craig scored 38 and 41 not out respectively to take their total to 183 in 48 overs. Josh Hazlewood took 4 wickets whereas Peter Siddle and Mark Craig got three wickets each.

Australia also got off to a bad start as openers David Warner and Joe Burns were dismissed inside 3 overs after adding just 5 and 0 respectively. But after that Usman Khawaja and Steven Smith had 126 runs partnership to make their team's position very strong. Smith got out after scoring 71 off 112 balls but Khawaja is still there on 57 off 96 balls. Adam Voges is there with him on 7 as Australia are 147/3 and only 36 runs behind New Zealand's total with 7 wickets in hand.

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