New Zealand went in just before 4 p.m. on the second day and in less than ten playing hours were all out twice - each time for 161, and still 23 runs shy of the original follow-on target. Both innings had the same pattern. McDermott began by dismissing Greatbatch, Mark Waugh took a high-order wicket and Warne and May rolled up the rest like an old carpet. May, mostly through his heavily disguised arm-ball, took five wickets in an innings for the third time in Tests, all in 1993. Warne reciprocated with six for 31, giving him 63 Test wickets in a calendar year - already more than any spinner in history. Of the batsmen, Jones made a fight of the first innings, but by the second was mentally exhausted and hooked a bouncer directly to square leg. Rutherford boldly took the fight to Warne and was rewarded with a fluent second-innings 55 until he was bowled behind his legs trying to sweep. New Zealand's most combative player was Blain, who kept a straight bat and a cool head. On the way to 40 in the first innings he smacked May for four boundaries in a single over, as if to signal to the cowering dressing-room that the devils were as much in their own minds as in the pitch or the attack. But the gesture was lost on a team already mentally defeated.
Man of the Match: M. E. Waugh.
Close of play: First day, Australia 329-2 (D. C. Boon 105*, M. E. Waugh 18*); Second day, New Zealand 81-2 (A. H. Jones 34*, K. R. Rutherford 15*); Third day, New Zealand 127-5 (C. Z. Harris 4*, T. E. Blain 9*).