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Australia v New Zealand, 2011-12

Jul 1, 2012: Wisden's review of the first Test, Australia v New Zealand, 2011-12

Mark Geenty

New Zealand in Australia 2011-12

Pattinson debut exposes coaching disparity

Dec 6, 2011: James Pattinson's astonishing debut has exposed the often vast differences between state and national coaching philosophies in Australia

Daniel Brettig

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Pattinson picks up simple mantra

Dec 4, 2011: In his own words, James Pattinson has been "smashing" a full length at every opportunity for the past four months. Given the chance to make his debut, he duly used that length to smash New Zealand

Daniel Brettig at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Lyon and Clarke spin web together

Dec 4, 2011: Nathan Lyon has plucked 19 wickets from his first six Tests and Australia may have found a spin bowler capable of commanding international respect

Daniel Brettig at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

New Zealand 'would love' Hughes retention

Dec 4, 2011: Phillip Hughes may be the best thing going for a battling New Zealand outfit right now

Daniel Brettig at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Pattinson makes it three

Dec 4, 2011: Australia's bowling, so unthreatening during the Ashes last summer, appears to be rediscovering its elements of mystery, danger and excitement with a trio of bewitching debuts in the space of six Test matches.

Daniel Brettig at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Pattinson sets up Australia's nine-wicket win

Dec 4, 2011: James Pattinson achieved in Brisbane what Nathan Lyon managed in Galle and Pat Cummins accomplished in Johannesburg: a five-wicket haul on Test debut to help Australia to victory

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

There are runs in Ricky still

Dec 4, 2011: On the evidence of his last two Tests, the Australian batsman looks to have found some of his old touch

Ian Chappell

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Bracewell needs to work on no-balls - Martin

Dec 3, 2011: Doug Bracewell must use the error of dismissing Australia captain Michael Clarke with a no-ball as a spur to ensure it does not happen again, Chris Martin has said

Daniel Brettig at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Clarke wants clarity on bad light

Dec 3, 2011: Australia's captain Michael Clarke believes a clearer distinction must be drawn between light that is potentially harmful to players and light that is merely difficult

Daniel Brettig at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Bracewell's agony and Young's injury

Dec 3, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the third day of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand at the Gabba

Daniel Brettig at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Leadership lifts Haddin

Dec 3, 2011: Brad Haddin's 80 was equal parts daring and discretion and showed that he can be a valuable lieutenant to Michael Clarke

Daniel Brettig at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 3rd day

Australia take charge through Clarke and Haddin

Dec 3, 2011: After two hard-fought days at the Gabba, Australia tightened their grip on the Test on the third

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, 2nd day, Brisbane

Vettori impressed by Lyon's aggression

Dec 2, 2011: Nathan Lyon and Daniel Vettori bowl with opposite hands and could not be further apart in the volume of their Test match experience. Yet their intelligence and application were at a similarly high level on day two in Brisbane

Daniel Brettig at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Sutherland questions bad light call

Dec 2, 2011: James Sutherland, the Cricket Australia chief executive, has questioned the bad light call that ended day two of the first Test against New Zealand

Daniel Brettig at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Ponting rides on luck towards recovery

Dec 2, 2011: Ponting had several fortunate moments on his way to an unbeaten half-century that could be the trigger he's been waiting for to revive his form

Daniel Brettig at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Spinners turn it on

Dec 2, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the second day of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand at the Gabba

Daniel Brettig at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Ponting half-century steers Australia

Dec 2, 2011: After nearly two years without a Test hundred, Ricky Ponting gave himself every chance of completing one on home soil with an assured half-century that provided a solid platform for Australia at the Gabba

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1st day

McCullum rues poor shot selection

Dec 1, 2011: New Zealand's batsmen are rightly cursing their shot-selection after giving up the first five wickets of the innings with a flurry of poor choices

Daniel Brettig at the Gabba

Australia v New Zealand, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1st day

Starc searches for consistency

Dec 1, 2011: Mitchell Starc's debut day for Australia began with a pep-talk from Richie Benaud. It ended with two wickets and an enhanced reputation

Daniel Brettig at the Gabba
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