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Australia inching closer to test win against New Zealand

Talal Dar - 14-02-2016 - View: 406

New Zealand would lose first test at home after almost 4 years as Adam Voges scored double century

Australia inching closer to test win against New Zealand

Australia are inching closer to beating New Zealand by an innings in the first test of the series as hosts are still 201 runs behind and have only 6 wickets in hand after Australia scored 562 in the first innings and took 379 runs lead, thanks to brilliant double century from Adam Voges.

Australia were 463/6 at the end of the second day and Voges started from where he had left in the second day as he looked in great form again. Voges went on to score a double century but Peter Siddle fell just one run short of his fifty and their partnership ended on 99.

Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon were dismissed after scoring 8 and 3 respectively and at the end Adam Voges was also caught and bowled by Mark Craig after scoring 239 runs. 5 New Zealand bowlers Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Corey Anderson, Mark Craig and Doug Bracewell took 2 wickets each.

In reply New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Martin Guptill gave their side a better start than the first innings and added 81 runs. Guptill was the first one to go who looked more aggressive and scored 45 runs off 55 balls with the help of 7 boundaries. Latham scored half century.

Kane Williamson was caught behind wicket as Josh Hazlewood got his wicket after scoring 22 runs. Latham was the third wicket to fall who added 63 runs to New Zealand's total and was dismissed by Nathan Lyon. Brendon McCullum was last wicket to fall on the day who scored 10 whereas Henry Nicholls is still playing on 31. 

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