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Day 5

418dThe Bulletin by Peter English

Hughes and Harris secure 1-0 lead

Phillip Hughes' final-day blast allowed Australia to finish off New Zealand and gain a 1-0 lead heading into the final Test in Hamilton

418dBrydon Coverdale at the Basin Reserve

Australia's 'Sehwag' unlikely for second Test

Australia are confident Shane Watson will return for the second Test in Hamilton, which would mean the axe for Phillip Hughes despite his final-day blitz

418dBrydon Coverdale at the Basin Reserve

Broken hand sends Tuffey for surgery

Daryl Tuffey will miss up to six weeks with a broken left hand after being struck by Mitchell Johnson on the final day of New Zealand's loss

Day 4

418dBrydon Coverdale at the Basin Reserve

Howling wind wipes out umpire reviews

Wellington's notorious wind scuppered the Umpire Decision Review System on the fourth day as gusts of up to 120kph left the hi-tech cameras too unsteady to be relied upon

Day 3

418dBrydon Coverdale at the Basin Reserve

VB badge kiss is very Bollinger

In less than four months, Doug Bollinger has become the most important bowler in Australia's Test team but he still hasn't perfected his celebrations

Day 2

418dBrydon Coverdale at the Basin Reserve

'We are behind the game now' - Taylor

Not that Ross Taylor batted especially well on the second day in Wellington, where he edged to slip for 21, but he didn't have much of a base to build on

Day 1

418dBrydon Coverdale in Wellington

'Nana said not 2!'

Cricinfo presents the Plays of the first day of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand

418dBrydon Coverdale at the Basin Reserve

A dream come true for debutant Arnel

On debut, Arnel picked up his first wicket with his fifth ball, when Phillip Hughes edged to slip. The only problem is that half his family and friends were in the air, on their way from Hamilton thanks to his late call-up

418dBrydon Coverdale in Wellington

Focus back on Clarke's solid batting

Any promising young batsmen looking for an example of how to block out external influences should note the way Clarke batted at the Basin Reserve


418dSam Grayling

Barracking and BYC at the Basin

Clarke and Bollinger made it an Aussie day, but wood-fired pizzas and a chance to inspect the pitch gave this Kiwi supporter something to cheer about

428dBrydon Coverdale in Wellington

Tired Harris savours solid debut

Harris said it was a strange feeling to be in the Australian dressing rooms celebrating a Test win, especially after a winter that included two knee operations

418dBrydon Coverdale in Wellington

McCullum considers giving up the gloves

Brendon McCullum will spend New Zealand's off-season pondering his future as a Test wicketkeeper after the successful emergence of Gareth Hopkins in the shorter formats

57dThe Preview by Brydon Coverdale in Wellington

Trans-Tasman foes face off

Cricinfo's preview of the first Test between New Zealand and Australia in Wellington