After opting to bat first, Australia put up a formidable total of 383 runs in their opening innings, largely propelled by Cameron Green’s outstanding unbeaten innings of 174 runs. In response, they swiftly dismissed New Zealand for a mere 179 runs, establishing a commanding lead of 204 runs. This dominant performance has placed Australia firmly in control of the Test match, asserting their ascendancy over the opposition.

Australia vs New Zealand, During the initial test match there was a dramatic shift in momentum on the second day. The Australian team managed to compile an imposing total of 383 runs, putting pressure on the visitors. In response, the New Zealand side crumbled quickly, trailing by a significant margin of 204 runs. However, amidst this tense atmosphere, Cameron Green and Josh Hazlewood emerged as the stars of the day, much to the joy of Australian supporters, by forming an exceptional partnership of 116 runs for the 10th wicket.

Australia vs New Zealand

Green showcased his batting prowess by remaining unbeaten by 174 runs, which stands as the fifth highest individual score by an Australian player on New Zealand soil. Hazlewood also played a crucial role, contributing 22 runs off 62 deliveries. Together they created history by establishing a new record for the highest 10th wicket partnership against New Zealand in Test cricket, surpassing the previous milestone set by Jason Gillespie and Glenn McGrath in 2004.

Moreover, this partnership ranks as the fourth highest for Australia for the last wicket in their esteemed Test cricket history. Notably the highest partnership for the 10th wicket by Australians remains the remarkable 163 runs scored by Phil Hughes and Ashton Agar against England in Nottingham in 2013.

Despite New Zealand’s struggles, Glenn Phillips’ resilient innings of 71 runs off 70 balls helped them avoid a complete collapse, reaching a total of 179. However, Australia’s substantial lead of 204 runs still places them in a commanding position. The hosts managed to strike back by taking two quick wickets in Australia’s second innings, with Tim Southee leading the charge by dismissing Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne. As a result, the match remains finely balanced as Australia ended day 2 at 13/2.

Cameron Green and Josh Hazlewood116
Jason Gillespie and Glenn McGrath114
Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth105

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