The Australian Cricket Team has won the first test easily by an innings and 52 runs against hosts New Zealand at Basin Reserve in Wellington as Australia dismissed the opposition for just 327 runs whereas Australia had scored 562 in reply of 183 by New Zealand in first innings.
New Zealand had an uphill task infront of them when they started the batting on the fourth day. The Kiwis needed 201 runs to avoid the innings defeat and had only 6 wickets in their hands. They had to bat atleast 1 and a half day to draw or win the test match.
Corey Anderson and Henry Nicholls came out to bat. Anderson was simply looking to block every ball, as he successfully survived on 21 deliveries but then Mitchell got him LBW without letting him score any runs. Next in the line was wicket-keeper BJ Wattling.
After nine overs Wattling was bowled by Nathan Lyon and only five overs later Henry Nicholls was bowled by Jackson Bird after scoring 59 runs. Their tail-enders also resisted and made Australians wait a while for the victory as Doug Bracewell survived for 45 balls and scored 14 runs.
Tim Southee is well know for hitting sixes in the Test Cricket and he hit 3 more today as he scored 48 runs off 23 balls. Southee had 59 runs partnership with Mark Craig to help his side score 300. Trent Boult scored 12 and Craig was not out on 33 when they were bowled out. Nathan Lyon took 4 wickets whereas Mitchell Marsh took 3.